Off Campus Library Services

Librarian Pat Hernas and student at the Information Desk

Mission College Library is committed to supporting the information needs of all students regardless of location. Students working on research from off-campus or taking distance education courses can obtain a wealth of information to meet their information needs - from help by librarians via the telephone to accessing e-books or online articles.

Provides research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources.

Find articles in newspapers, journals, magazines, online reports, and reference books (Mission College ID required).

Speak with a Librarian
Research help is just a phone call away. Call our reference desk (408 855-5151) during regular library open hours and speak with a librarian about your research needs. When the library is closed, you can still get help with research for your Mission College courses by using the Library Reference Request Form. However, because we cannot guarantee a response in less than 24 hours, your best option is to come in or talk to a librarian during the Library’s open hours.

The handouts provide tips, suggestions, and resources for research and study.

Search the Library's collection of e-books databases (Mission College ID required). E-books are also listed in the Mission College Library Catalog.

The Library's collection of online films from Films on Demand and Nursing Assistant Education in Video (Mission College ID required).

The Catalog includes books, e-books, videos, DVDs, and other material. You can place a HOLD on items for easy pick-up next time you are on campus.

Request a Book from Another Library
You can use the Mission College Library's LINK+ service to request books from over 30 other libraries in California and Nevada. Requested books can then be picked up at either Mission College or from one of the 30 member institutions (which may be closer to you). See the list of libraries where you can pick up requested material.
Short tutorials on how to use the Library Catalog, find database articles, and create citations. Development funded by Title III AANAPISI Grant.

Find books and other material at other libraries in the California San Francisco Bay Region.

Style guides for MLA, APA, etc., as well as tips for avoiding plagiarism.

If you have checked out material from Mission College Library, you can renew material as well as place holds online.

Need to check your spelling or find a quick fact? Use the databases listed under the subject heading Reference on the Library Research Databases page. They include online reference books such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and almanacs.

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