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Administration of Justice Research Basics

Learn to research with ease using credible, college-appropriate resources to frame, guide, and inform your projects

Article Databases vs. Free Web

Simply put, databases were created to help you find credible information easily and quickly. Learn more about the difference between using article databases and the free Web in this short video below:

Get Help Connecting from Off Campus

Connecting:

To connect to article databases or eBooks from off campus, once you click on the name of the database you will be prompted to log in with your MJC ID Number (your student # without the W or your employee #) and your six-digit birth date.

Troubleshooting:

  • If you have trouble connecting to one of our databases, first make sure you have Cookies enabled on your Web browser.
  • If you have problems connecting to databases that you could previously, make sure you have cleared your Cookies, History, and Temporary Internet Files.

Using Databases to Find Articles

Why Use Databases:

The MJC Library subscribes to many databases filled with authoritative articles, book chapters, research reports, statistics, videos, and more from thousands of respected publications. You can search these databases either by topic or for a specific article.

Using the Library's article databases ensures that you're using sources your instructors expect you to use, and you won't have to cull through millions of unrelated Web pages that will waste your time and energy.

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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.

 

Find Articles:

The MJC Library subscribes to many databases filled with authoritative articles, book chapters, research reports, statistics, and more from thousands of respected publications. 

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What if MJC Doesn't Have What I Need?

  • 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.
     
  • If, however, you need materials that you cannot find in WorldCat, you can request them through our interlibrary loan service