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ENG152: Database Searching: Finding Books & Media

Library Catalog

Use the MCC Library Catalog to find out what physical and electronic resources the Library has available. Enter your search below to get started!

Finding Print and Online Library Resources

On the results page after you search the catalog, use the limiters to find print books or online sources (from library databases).

Tweak Your Results column in the library catalog that shows checkboxes for choosing online or print itemsPrint materials: Click Held by Library

Print materials located in the Stacks can be checked out with an MCC library card.

Online Resources: Click Available Online

Online resources are available to you 24/7 without a library card.

To access an electronic item that you find in the catalog:

  1. Click on title of the item to open the record.
  2. Scroll to the View Online section and click the name of the database under Full Text Availability to access item. (More than one database may be listed.)

You may be required to enter your myMCC username and password for off-campus access to the database.

Sample Catalog Record

sample catalog record

When you click on an item in the catalog, you're looking at that item's record where you can find:

  • Publishing information (title, author, etc)
  • Where it's located (Stacks or Reserves and the call number to help you find the book on the shelf, or Online with a link to the database to access it)
  • Tools that let you print, cite, link to, or email the record.

To place a hold on an item:

  1. Click Sign In and then choose Students and Staff. (You might be asked to enter your myMCC username and password.)
  2. Click Request, then click the green Send Request button. You don't need a library card to place a hold, only when you come in to check it out