To access any database in this Research Guide from off campus, you will need your myMCC login. If you need to reset your password, go to the myMCC login page and click on Password Reset/Find Username.
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Explore your topic in a library database like Opposing Viewpoints. Use their Browse Issues tool if you need help choosing a research topic. Each topic has a summary, which is a good place to learn more about the topic and find keywords.
Doing some pre-research is important because:
Keywords are the words you use to find information on your topic. When you search databases, use specific keywords instead of questions.
"standardized tests" AND "college students"
what are the benefits of college students taking standardized tests
Types of Keywords:
Joshua Vossler's video "Selecting and Using Keywords"
Research Tip: If you're researching the topic videogame violence as discussed in the video, a site like this one from Statista would be great to supplement your research.
Information Literacy is one of MCC's four general education goals. Information Literacy is the ability to recognize when information is needed and to locate, evaluate and use information effectively. In this session, you will learn how to:
These skills will help you find quality, appropriate resources for your research assignments.