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How Do I Perform a Basic Search

Type your search term(s) into the search box. You can use a basic search to find items by keyword, title, subject or author. The default option is keyword. The select a different option, click on "anywhere in the record" below the search box. 

You can limit your search results to just Books & Materials at the Library, Course Reserves, or West Valley & Mission Books. The default collection is Articles, Books, and More.

The Collections are defined as follows:

  • Articles, Books, and more – searches books and material from Mission College, the online databases, and textbook reserves.
  • Books and Materials at the Library – books, ebooks, DVDs, calculators, etc. owned by Mission College, including course reserves.
  • Course Reserves – course related textbooks and material.
  • West Valley and Mission Books – physical books at Mission College & West Valley College. Use this collection if you want to borrow a book from West Valley College.