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Why Use Books:

Use books to read broad overviews and detailed discussions of your topic. 

Where Do I Find Books?

You'll use the library catalog to search for books, ebooks, articles, and more.

 

What if MJC Doesn't Have What I Need?

Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 emergency, we are unable to process requests for materials from other libraries. We'll have this service up and running again as soon as campus opens and we're fully operational.

If you need materials (books, articles, recordings, videos, etc.) that you cannot find in the MJC Library catalog, use our interlibrary loan service.

Background information articles

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database, simply enter your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date.

For more overview articles, search concepts and cases in the Gale Virtual Reference Library (see link below).

Examples of search terms:

  • Gong Lum v. Rice
  • Grutter v. Bollinger
  • Equal protection clause
  • Reverse discrimination

Background information videos

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Background information eBooks

These eBooks are accessible from any device that accesses the Internet. Find more eBooks as well as print books in the library catalog (see column to the left).

Find focused information in library databases

All of these resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff.

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database, simply enter your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date. 

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