A good way to find books on your subject is to search for ebooks directly through the eBook database. Searching the eBook collection is similar to searching the Academic Search Complete database so see that video on the Articles page. Once you find an eBook you can click on the full-text of the book in the upper left hand part of the page once you click on the title. It is rare but if the book is being used by someone else, you may get a pop up window saying so. If that happens, try again a little bit later as once the person is done or if they have been inactive for a while, the book will automatically become available again.
This video shows you how to access and use eBooks. The video shows you how to access them from the library homepage but you do not have to do that as there is a direct link above to the eBook collection database and you have access to the OneSearch box above right. The rest of the video will show you how to search for eBooks and how to use them.
If you know of a book or find one in another library’s catalog that we do not have, (or if you find an article that sounds good but it is not available in full-text), you can make a request to obtain it through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. You can fill out the ‘Inter-Library Loan Request’ form that is linked on the MPC Library homepage under ‘Forms’ or you can come to the MPC Library Reference Desk with the information about the book (or article) that you would like and we can get the ILL form filled out and the request processed. How fast you get your requested item depends on the lending library so give yourself time if you need go obtain a book (or article) through ILL.