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Sources to use with McKay's Bees (Engl 100--Anders): Home

Use this guide to help you find credible sources on Darwinism, the Border Ruffians, beekeeping, and mid-19th century America.

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Search Terms

Depending on which aspect of McKay's Bees you have decided to research, the following terms may be useful to you.  

  • Darwinism
  • Border Ruffians
  • Bleeding Kansas
  • Beekeeping
  • Bee culture
  • Apiculture

Streaming videos

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Finding information on the Web

Here is a sampling of substantive articles found on the Web. Use Google Scholar (see box below) to locate academic sources on the Web.

Use Google Scholar

Use Google Scholar to find scholarly information on the Web.

Read background information

The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a great source for background information. 

Click on one of the specific articles below, or try your own search terms in the link to the Gale Virtual Reference Library at the bottom of the box.

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database, simply enter your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date.

Find focused information in library databases

All of these resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff.

Search using the Key Search Words at the top of this guide, or use words more specific to your topic.

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database, simply enter your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date. 

Books on Reserve

Visit the East Campus Library & Learning Center to borrow these books for 2-hour in library use. 

For more books, including eBooks, search the library's catalog, WorldCat.

  • If you find materials in WorldCat that you need, but MJC does not own them, you can simply click the Request Item button in WorldCat to have that item sent to you here at MJC.

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