OneSearch lets you search books, articles and other items found at MPC Library in one location. OneSearch has been implemented at 110 California Community Colleges and it is the same platform at all of the California State University Libraries.
Key benefits to this new system include account sign in, course reserves searching, and more options to refine your search.
For advanced searching options, click on the "Advanced Search" found just below the OneSearch search box on MPC Library's homepage.
Advanced Search gives you more options to refine your search. "+Add a New Line" creates more search boxes to add new search terms.
Refine your topic using these advanced search options. Find more information about these options using the tabs above.
While the library building is closed, OneSearch will search "Online Resources" by default. Select a button to limit the search to Books & Media at MPC Library, Course Reserves, or Everything in MPC's collection.
Books & Media at MPC Library: Books, DVDs, CDs, and other physical items that the library owns.
Online Resources: eBooks, electronic journal articles, and other online resource found in MPC's collection.
Course Reserves: Textbooks and other class materials.
Before each search box is a dropdown menu, "Any field". From this menu you can search by:
In Advanced Search you can also set up searches using Boolean Operators (AND, OR, NOT) to narrow or expand your search options. These operators connect the keywords in each search box to each other.
Refine your search using the right-hand dropdown menu options. These options narrow your search by:
From a search results page, the list of results is located in the middle of the page with the number of results above it. On the left are options that may be clicked on to refine the search. Other features on the results page include:
Available At: Physical items such as books will indicate a location and a call number after the words "Available at...". The call number is the letter and number combination in parentheses and should be written down to find the matching call number on the item's spine.
Access Online: Electronic articles and eBooks are accessible by clicking on "Available Online". If off campus, you will be prompted to log in using your Lobos Apps information.
From MPC Library's homepage, access your account by logging in using your Lobos Apps information. Go to "My Library Account" found under the "Quick Links" option.
By logging in, you can:
Look for a thumb tackto add items and queries to your "My Lists" for later use!
Many textbooks and other class materials are kept at the circulation desk by instructors for students to check out for a limited time. Search for what the library has in course reserves using OneSearch by:
Go to the library's homepage and use the OneSearch search box to get started.
While the library building is closed, as a default, OneSearch will limit to the online collection (eBooks and electronic journal articles). Other ways to refine your search results, including the online collection, are found on the results page under "Refine your results" (left side).
Use your Lobo Apps Username & Password to get access to full-text information.