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The databases below are multidisciplinary and include scholarly and popular publications that contain articles on many topics. When you search in these, you are searching in a lot of publications and should be able to find relevant articles.
You can refine your results to certain publication formats.
Academic Search Premier
Search in thousands of journals, magazines and newspapers.
Search across more than 30 general and subject-specific databases of journals, magazines, trade publications, newspapers and reports.
MCC Library eBook Databases
Our eBook collections together number more than 200,000 books.They are scholarly and multidisciplinary, including books on many topics. You can read eBooks online or download them to read offline.
eBook Academic Collection (EBSCO)
More than 170,000 full text eBooks including university press publications. There are options for searching within books and downloading them to mobile devices.
Very Short Introductions
Very Short Introductions (VSI) books offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subjects. Every month the newest introductions are published online. Many common ENGL110 paper topics are covered in VSI.
What Everyone Needs to Know
Written by leading authorities in their given fields, each volume in OUP’s acclaimed What Everyone Needs to Know® series offers a balanced and authoritative primer on complex current event issues and countries.
There are also eBooks books in some of our other databases. To search all of MCC Library's eBook collections at the same time, use search MCC eBooks or search using MCC Library OneSearch on our homepage.
Subject-specific databases are smaller specialized collections of publications--sometimes included in multidisciplinary databases such as ProQuest Central. See examples on the Explore Subject Areas drop-down menu which shows databases organized by subject.
Here are several subject-specific databases. If the subject covered is relevant to your research topic, searching one or more of these may be productive.
Note: The MCC Library may not have immediate full-text access to all of the articles you find by searching these. We can send you full-text articles from other libraries, for free, using Interlibrary Loan.
What Is MCC Library OneSearch?
In the center of the MCC Library homepage is a powerful blue search box (see image below.) With it, you can cast "a wide net," searching all of our resources--print and digital, including eBooks--at once.
Limiting a Search to Peer-Reviewed Journals
In MCC Library OneSearch and most multidisciplinary and subject databases, if you only want to see articles from peer-reviewed journals, you can check that limiter in your results. If you need information about current events or controversies, or opinions, you will probably have to broaden your search. Find out more about different kinds of Newspapers, Journals, & Magazines.
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