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ENGL 101 - Anders - McKay's Bees: Home

Use this guide to help you find credible sources on Darwinism, the Border Ruffians, beekeeping, and mid-19th century America and other topics related to McKay's Bees


START HERE with selecting a topic

Begin by deciding which aspect of McKay's Bees you want to learn more about.

  • Darwinism
  • American History
  • Beekeeping
  • Bipolar disorder/mental health

Depending on which topic you have decided to research, the following search terms will be useful to you.  

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

STEP 2: Read background information

The MJC Library's Gale eBooks database 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 eBooks database at the bottom of the box.

Bckground in formation in streaming videos

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Finding information on the Web

Here is a sampling of substantive articles found on the Web. 

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. 

Print Books @ the MJC Library

Visit the East Campus Library & Learning Center to borrow these books. Some are on 2-hour in library use, and some you can take home.

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

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Your instructor should tell you which citation style they want you to use. Click on the appropriate link below to learn how to format your paper and cite your sources according to a particular style.