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Health Information Technology: Finding Articles & More

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."  

Selecting and Using Keywords Video (3:50)

keyword with magnifying glass over research

Joshua Vossler's video "Selecting and Using Keywords"

Research Tip: If you were researching the topic "videogame violence" as discussed in the video above, you could also use a great and reliable site such as this: https://www.statista.com/topics/868/video-games/  (Video Game Industry: Statistics & Facts | Statista)

Quick Tips and Shortcuts for Database Searching (video 5:19)

Research Tip: Free Web vs. Fee Web

The Free Web is made up of web pages you can find using Google and other Free web search engines. Some assignments do not allow free web resources. Good material may be found here, but also a lot of information that may be inappropriate for academic writing.  Evaluate carefully!

The Fee Web (also known as the Hidden, Invisible, or Deep Web) includes subscription databases. You'll usually find better information here--including those scholarly and peer-reviewed articles often required--since most database content went through a more rigorous publication process.

Recommended Databases

Medical Databases:

Business Databases:

General Databases (periodicals on many subjects, including medicine, business, ethics, etc.):