Why Use Books?
Use books to read broad overviews and detailed discussions of your topic.
How Do I Search for Books?
Use WorldCat (World Catalog) to search for books, articles, media, and more that we have at MJC and to find out where they're located. WorldCat will also show you materials you can get from other libraries. For complete instructions check out our WorldCat research guide.
Useful Books Database:
You can also use our database, Gale Virtual Reference Library, to find electronic reference books filled with scholarly information on a wide variety of topics.
Why Use Databases?
The MJC Library subscribes to many databases filled with authoritative articles, book chapters, research reports, statistics, and more from thousands of respected publications.
Using the Library's article databases ensures that you're using the academically-appropriate sources your instructors expect you to use. Also, you won't have to cull through millions of unrelated Web pages that will waste your time and energy.
How Do I Use Databases?
To search for articles on your topic start by using one of the article databases listed below.
You can search these article databases either by topic or for a specific article.
|All of these resources are free for you because you are a student at MJC. If you're working from anywhere off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database simply enter your student ID and six-digit birth date.|
Use Google to find scholarly literature available on the web.
Did you know you can:
Learn more about Google Scholar at Google Scholar Search Tips.