Off Campus Library Services
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.
Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources.
Remember to use the OFF CAMPUS
link to access Library databases when off-campus! Find articles in newspapers, journals, magazines, online reports, and reference books.
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 following handouts give tips, suggestions, and resources for research and study.
The Library's collection of e-books (Mission College ID required).
The Library's collection of online films from Films on Demand
(Mission College ID required).
for 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
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.
NoodleTools Citation Creator (formerly NoodleBib)
| Off-Campus Access
Want help creating MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations? Log into NoodleTools and get help creating citations and organizing your research. In order to use the Mission College subscription to NoodleTools, you must first register. Once you register, you will have access to your own NoodleTools account. (Note: if you are a registered NoodleTools user and you receive a message to revalidate your personal folder, please use the off-campus link above to log into NoodleTools; your account will automatically be revalidated). For help getting started with NoodleTools, refer to the Mission College handout: Creating Bibliographic Citations with NoodleTools
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? Here are online reference books such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and almanacs.
Find your class:
The library staff continually strives to improve the services offered. Please feel free to provide feedback to us at any time by emailing staff,
firstname.lastname@example.org or stopping by the library in person.
Revised February 19, 2013.