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Government Resources: Books

A guide for MCE Library patrons aimed at providing them with easy access to information by and about the government on a federal, state, and local level.

Interlibrary Loan & WorldCat

Need a book that McEntegart Hall Library doesn't own?

Have books and articles sent here for free!

  • Create an Interlibrary Loan account
  • Login and submit a request

You will receive an email when your item arrives in 3-7 business days.

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Want to locate materials outside St. Joseph's College? Search libraries worldwide using WorldCat Discovery!

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Call Numbers

A call number indicates where an item is in the library. The Library uses the Library of Congress Classification system which groups items by subject.

JA Political science (General)

JC Political theory

JS Local government

JZ International relations


Public Library Resources

Search McEntergart Hall Library

Use the Library Catalog to locate books and other media available in the Library:

 

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Ebooks

Electronic books (e-books) are full-text books available online.

Many, but not all, can be downloaded and printed for free.

NOTE: Don't pay! Always look up your book in the library's catalog FIRST.

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Access Other Libraries

Need a book that McEntegart Hall Library doesn't own?

Visit another NY library!

  • Search the other library's online catalog for an item
  • Visit our Reference Desk for a referral card
  • Visit the other library to study & borrow items