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Business Research

Use the Online Library Catalog to Find Books @ Mesa
Access and read ebooks online.

If you are looking for a specific book title ... or if you need to track down books on a particular subject for a research project, search the online Library Catalog

Our collection includes both electronic books that you can access and read online 24/7, and print books that you can borrow from our library (when it is open) to read at home.

You will need the actual ID card to check out print books from the library, and you will use your ID# to log on to e-books. Note that you are also eligible to request print books from the City and Miramar campuses.

We have created a short video that will walk you through finding a physical and electronic book using our One Search Tool just click here to have a look. 

Stack of books

The Mesa Library's more than 100,000 books are listed in the Library Catalog.  In addition to the print books, the catalog also includes:

  • Electronic books
  • Videos, CDs, and other multimedia materials
  • Course reserves
  • Materials available at City and Miramar Colleges (Mesa students can check out materials from those libraries with a student ID, or you can request to have books from those libraries sent to Mesa by filling out a form at the Mesa Reference Desk on floor 1.)
  • Print periodicals
  • Links to catalogs of other San Diego area libraries

For information on checking out and renewing materials and accessing your library account, click here.

For help with the catalog, view the video tutorials below or ask at the Reference Desk on floor 1.


A useful strategy for business research is to browse the Library's reference collection on floor 1 of the LRC.  Most business books are between call numbers HA-HG.

An excellent source of industry information is the Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys in the reference collection.  Call number: HC 106.6 .S74