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Using Library Resources: Journal, Magazine, & Newspaper Articles

This page will guide students through the library resources available to them at MVC.

Library Databases

Mountain View College students have access to many databases with full-text book chaptersarticles from periodicals (journals, magazines and newspapers), and more.

NOTE: You will need your Library Account Login info to access the databases, which is your name and ID number.

Google searches get lots of results, but it can be difficult to determine which websites provide reliable, accurate information that is appropriate for college-level research. Databases are specifically designed for research and provide reliable results from known sources.

Articles used for research, the ones you will cite in your Works Cited or Reference List, must be full text. If you only have a part of an article (or just a summary/abstract), you cannot use it. Google searches often lead you to portions of articles that require payment for full-text access. With library databases, you can access full-text articles for free.

General Databases

Click on the link below to access a guide on using Academic Search Complete.

Current Issues Databases

Quick Tips and Shortcuts for Database Searching

Other Databases

  1. Click the link below.
  2. Select a subject from All Subjects Drop-down menu.

Google vs. Databases

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