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Early Childhood Development

This guide is designed to help EAR students succeed in their early childhood development course and learn how to conduct research for their assignments.

USING THAT BOOLEAN SEARCH STATEMENT

Now that you've chosen a topic, developed a manageable research question, identified the relevant keywords, and created an effective Boolean search statement (whew...you've already learned so much!), let's put those skills to work! 

OneSearch is the Library's search tool that allows you to find the resources available through the library. It's is essentially the Library's 'Google' search for cool, credible sources.

Let's put that Boolean search statement into OneSearch and see what happens! 

 Boolean Search Statement in One Search

 

SEARCH RESULTS

YIKES!, there are so many results! Once you put your search statement into OneSearch, and click on Search, the next page will show you a list of results. These results will include a wide variety of sources, such as print books, ebooks, journal articles, newspaper articles, videos, etc! 

How do I find what I'm looking for? 

Search Results in One Search

 

TOO MANY RESULTS! It's time to FILTER!  

OneSearch has several ways you can filter or limit your search results to exactly what you're looking for. You can limit to certain types of sources BEFORE you search, or AFTER you search. 

The example below is how to filter AFTER you've done your search and you already have a list of results. 

One the left side of the search results, choose what you would like to Filter to. Don't forget to click on 'Show More' to see more options! These 21 books on our topic will be both print and online books! 

Filter Menu in One Search Book Filter in One Search

FINDING A PRINT BOOK

 These instructions will show you how to limit to physical materials held in the library before you click on Search

STEP 1: SEARCH

To search for a physical, print materials available in the library, enter your search terms/topic.

To the right of the search box, choose one of the following options: 

MVC Library Catalog - to search for Physical materials held only at MVC
RCCD Library Catalog - to to search for Physical materials held at any RCCD library (RCC, Norco or MVC)

 

This will show you print materials available in the library such as books, magazines, videos, CDs, etc. related to your search.  

If looking for a book, be sure to pay attention to the type of item (book, reference entry, article, etc).

 

Search Results

STEP 2 : FILTER/LIMIT

 

Filter your search results by library or availability On the left side of the screen, you can limit your results to books available at a specific college, or to items available in the library or online. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 3: FIND OUT WHERE THE BOOK IS

 

Click on the title of the book to see more information – such as the book's status, location, call number (where it can be found in the library), description, table of contents, and subject headings.

 

Locations in One Search

 

STEP 4: GO GET YOUR BOOK! (OR ASK FOR HELP!!)

 

If the item is available at the library then write the location and call number down on a slip of paper and look for it on the shelf, or ask a librarian to help you locate it. If the item is at another college, or is checked out then you can request the item by logging in and following these instructions. If you have any questions or issues with any of this then feel free to ask a librarian for help!

 

Location in the Catalog Location in the Library
Reserves Behind the circulation desk
Circulating Textbooks 2nd floor of the library, back wall
Main Stacks A - G on the 2nd floor; H - Z on the 3rd floor
Reference 2nd floor of the library
Juvenile 2nd floor of the library
Good Reads 2nd floor of the library
New Books 2nd floor of the library
Periodicals 2nd floor of the library

 

HOW TO PLACE A REQUEST IN ONE SEARCH

Navigate to the library's OneSearch catalog.

Enter the name of the item you would like to request.

Screenshot of a title search in the OneSearch interface

Open the title of the item you would like to request.

Scroll down and click the Sign-in button on the yellow bar in the middle of the screen.

Catalog record screenshot of how to sign-in to account

Sign in using your RCCD email and email password. (If you do not know this then information you will have to go through the Forgot Password process. If you still cannot log-in then make sure you have registered your RCCD Single Sign On (SSO) account. Instructions on registering your SSO account)

Once signed in click the Request button. If there is no Request button then the item is unavailable.

Catalog screenshot showing Request button

Enter your phone number, and any additional information. Click submit.

Screenshot showing Request screen

You will receive an email confirmation when the item has been pulled and is ready to be picked up.

If you have any questions or issues with your requested materials then you can contact the library's Circulation Desk at circulation@mvc.edu or (951) 571-6356

Reference: (951) 571-6447 | Circulation: (951) 571-6356 | Text/SMS: (951) 319-7358 | Email: reference@mvc.edu; circulation@mvc.edu | Drop in Zoom: mvc.edu/library | Chat: mvc.edu/library