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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.
Argumentative & Social Issues Papers
Starting Your Research
If your research assignment requires you to write about a current social or controversial issue, the following databases are a good place to start.
Viewpoints on all sides of controversial issues
A good starting point for in-depth, unbiased coverage of current issues in health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.
General Article Databases (for many topics)
When you need to do research beyond the starting points above, you can find full-text articles covering a wide range of topics below. Make sure to combine your terms with Boolean AND (to include all terms), or Boolean OR (to include any term). Be sure to view the videos provided to clarify database searching.
Access to all of the EBSCO databases, covering a wide range of subject areas. Search within a single database, or cross-search multiple databases.
Access to full-text articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers on a wide range of subject areas.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Large general database with articles from journals, magazines and newspapers on many topics.
Newspaper Source (EBSCO)
Full-text national and regional newspapers, tv and radio transcripts
Selecting and Using Keywords Video (3:50)
Quick Tips and Shortcuts for Database Searching (video 5:19)