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ENG 152: 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. If you need to reset your password, go to the myMCC login page and 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.


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!

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