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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.
Selecting and Using Keywords Video (3:50)
Quick Tips and Shortcuts for Database Searching (video 5:19)
Entering Keywords into a Database (video 4:41)
Good Starting Point
Academic OneFile is a good starting point when you're looking for magazine, newspaper and journal articles on technology-related topics. When searching in our databases, make sure to combine your key terms with Boolean AND (to include all the terms) or Boolean OR (for related terms). Check out the YouTube video below for a quick tutorial on Boolean operators.
Other Suggested Databases
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Large database of articles from journals, magazines and newspapers, many in full-text, on a variety of topics.
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Gale OneFile: Computer Science
This full-text database provides information on computer-related products, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.
Gale in Context: Science
Periodical and reference articles on science topics
Business Source Elite
Provides full text for nearly 1,100 business publications