using library databases


welcome to the library database tutorial.

this tutorial will show you how to access the library databases at MHCC.

while this tutorial contains examples specific to MHCC, they can be applied to most college libraries. talk with your librarian or instructor if you have any questions.

this tutorial will show you how to use four of the most frequently used library databases, based on your information needs:

this tutorial consists of step-by-step instructions, followed by a video showing how those instructions are executed. if you want to use these databases, you will need your MyMHCC login and password or the credentials provided by your library or school.

looking for reference articles: CredoReference

looking for peer reviewed articles from academic journals: Academic Search Complete

looking for magazine and news articles: Gale Popular Magazines

looking for editorial and opinion articles on topics for debate: Opposing Viewpoints


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