Find print books, dissertations, and electronic books in the MSMU Libraries Catalog.
You may search by titles, authors, subjects, call numbers, words in title, ISBN and, if on reserve for a particular course, by instructor.
If you don't find the book that you want, the MSMU Libraries Catalog allows you to search LINK+ for other libraries that have the book and can send it to you via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
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If you don't find the book that you want in the MSMU Libraries Catalog or LINK+ try searching in WorldCat. Please contact a librarian or fill out an ILL Materials Request form so that we can help you search the broader Interlibrary Loan (ILL) network and request any materials you may need.
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OR if you prefer, you can search for eBooks in each individual database listed below:
Browse eBooks by subject or use the Advanced Search or Advanced features to find books by title, subject, keyword-in-text, or author.
Open Access eBooks
Search by Keyword, Subject, Title, Author, Call Number or ISBN.
Advanced Search is helpful when you need to use more than one search term or need more detailed search options than those offered in the basic keyword search box. Advanced Search allows you to:
Advanced Search allows you to use multiple search bars together. You can search by title, journal title, author, subject, call number, ISBN/ISSN, publisher, series, year of publication, and table of contents. This is helpful if you want to do, for example, an author search on one line and a keyword search on the next line.
There are several options for you to narrow or limit your advanced search, highlighted in the screenshot below, and listed here:
Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk ('*') in place of other characters. The '*' wildcard may also be embedded in a search string. You may use '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
Examples: environment* polic*, wom?n
Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words.
Example: stocks and bonds
Example : (Alaska or Canada) and (adventure and not vacation)
A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).
Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.
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Books in the library are organized according to the Library of Congress classification system.
Each book has a unique call number.
They are organized so that similar subjects are next to each other on the shelf.
When you find a book that you want in the library's catalog, write down the call number and location.
Coe Library - Chalon Campus
3rd Floor (main level)
McCarthy Library - Doheny Campus
1st Floor (main level)
Call Number Example
Find RC280 .B8 L58 1980b at the Coe Library - Chalon Campus.
What is LINK+?
Charles Willard Coe Library
12001 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
J. Thomas McCarthy Library
10 Chester Place
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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