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ENG 152/SPE 151: Comedy: Finding Books & Media

Off-Campus Access to Databases

To access any database in this Research Guide from off campus, you will need your myMCC login. You may find your myMCC login at www.mchenry.edu/myMCC. Click on Password Reset/Find Username.

Reference e-Books

The following e-Reference databases are great for gathering background information on your topic. You will need your myMCC login to access them from off-campus.

Films

Library Catalog

Use the MCC Library Catalog to find out what the Library has on your topic. Enter your search below to get started!

Information you can use: Call Numbers for your humor topics

In the MCC Library, books are arranged using the Library of Congress Classification system.  Books on comedy and humor are found in many locations:

  • BF575 .L3               Psychology. Laughter and Humor.
  • PN1990-1992.92      Broadcasting (Radio and Television)
  • PN1993-1999           Motion pictures
  • PN2000-3307           Dramatic representation. The theater
  • PN6146.5-6231        Literature.  Wit and humor
  • PS430-PS439          American Literature. Satire.  Wit and Humor.

You can also search the catalog by keyword.

  • Comedians
  • Comedy
  • Comedy films
  • Comedy--History and Criticism
  • Commedia Dell' Arte
  • Farce
  • Greek drama (Comedy)--History and criticism.
  • Improvisation (Acting)
  • Satire
  • Slapstick
  • Stand-up Comedy
  • Wit and humor

Sample Catalog Record

Example catalog record--links to a larger version of the image

eBooks