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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.
Librarians and other researchers know that researching local and community issues may be challenging. Just because you know of a local issue, does not mean that there is scholarly research readily available on it. You will likely have to use local newspapers or other local periodicals (Chicago Tribune, Northwest Herald, etc.), or interviews, etc. for specifics on recent and very local topics.
There may be scholarly information available for background and overall issues concerning your topic. As always leave yourself plenty of time for research and be sure to seek the assistance of a reference librarian if you need more help!
The database below consists of reference e-books, useful for background information on your topic.
full-text, aggregated content covers every major subject from the world's best publishers of reference
Use the MCC Library Catalog to find out what the Library has on your topic. Enter your search below to get started!
Articles & More
The databases below are good for finding articles on your topic. Other databases may be useful for your topic as well, depending on the topic! For example, research on local organic farming may begin with a look at articles in local newspapers with Newspaper Source.
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