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English1A-Egan: Books

Research Guide for Prof. Egan's English1A Class

OneSearch





Finding Books in the Library

Finding a Book in the Library - Video Tutorial 

Using OneSearch allows you to search for books, eBooks, articles, media and more.
1) Type your subject or title into the provided box. The initial search results include both print and electronic items. 

To find PRINT books in the library, click the Location link on the left side bar.

  • Books and other items (Books on CD and DVDs) that are in the Main Collection can be checked out for three weeks.
  • Books in the Reference Collection and Topics Table are to be used in the library.
  • The Display Case may include circulating and non-circulating items. Check with the Reference Librarian for assistance.

Select Main Collection. Click on the title to retrieve the Call Number and the availability.

  • Note that some of the items are available in multiple versions, print and online.
  • Not available indicates the book may be checked out. 

screenshot for a search on obesity shows it is available in print and online

Write down the call number and find the two letter combination on the shelves:

            (A-HT 2nd floor, HV-Z and Oversize 3rd floor)

book not available screenshot

Still can't find it? Come to the reference desk to ask the librarian for assistance. 

Tutorial: How to Find a Book

Checking Out Books in the Library

You will need your student ID number (900 number) to check out library materials. Simply take your materials to the circulation desk (pictured above) for checkout. 

Finding eBooks

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The Moorpark College Library carry thousands of unique eBooks that be accessed remotely from any off-campus location.

All eBooks that come up in your search results will be noted with Available Online

Type your search words into the provided box. The search results include both print and electronic items. To limit your search results to eBooks only, click on the Resources Type link on the left side bar and choose Books and Book Chapters

Select the title (s) by clicking on the title or the Available Online link. You will be taken to the complete record. The display record includes a link to the full text and detailed information about the item.

In this example, to open the book, click on the NetLibrary link and you will access the digital content for the item. (note: if you are accessing this off-campus, you will be prompted to login to your MyVCCCD account). To access a specific chapter simply click on the chapter's title. To access the entire book, click on "eBook Full Text" or the download button.