Answered By: Ellen Dambrosio
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2016     Views: 116

You search WorldCat, the library catalog, to identify books, eBooks, and media that the Library owns and to find out where they are located. You can search using the book's author, its title, or its subject. If you want to search eBooks only, use Advanced Search and limit the format to eBooks in the drop down menu.  This is particularly useful if you cannot get to the library to use or pick up print materials or if you are working off campus when the library is closed.

Our eBooks are accessible from any location in the world. When you are on an MJC campus, they will open when you click on them. When you are off campus, you will need to enter your student ID number and six-digit date of birth to authenticate. Because our license agreements only allow MJC students and staff to access our eBooks, you must show you are an MJC student before being granted remote access.

We have two basic types of eBooks; both are available 24/7. The 300+ reference books (mostly encyclopedias) in the Gale Virtual Reference Library collection can be viewed by an unlimited number of people simultaneously. Most of the 22,000 books in our EBSCOhost eBook collection can be viewed by only one person at a time but I rarely come across a title that is not available when I want it.

You view our eBooks in your computer's Internet browser, you can download them to your computer or portable device (like an iPad), or you can download PDFs of sections of the book to your computer or eReader. You can also print or email pages, chapters, or articles to yourself to read later. 

We do not have textbooks available in our eBook collections.