Mountain View College students have access to many databases with full-text book chapters, articles 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.
Click on the link below to access a guide on using Academic Search Complete.
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