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ENC1101/ENC1102 Plant City and MacDill: Start Here

This Library Guide (Research Guide) is to be utilized as a general resource for the English Composition (ENC) classes offered at HCC Plant City Campus.



As an HCC student, you have access to several types of resources to help with academic success.  This library research guide is just one of those resources.  

How do I use this guide?

You are reading what's called the "Start Here" page.  Look at the header where you see, "Start Here". All of the subsequent header titles are pages.  You can either click on the link below or click on the page title name in the header to open each page.  


Online Catalog - How to Locate Books in the Library

Databases - Finding Journal, Magazine & Newspaper Articles

MLA Citation Guide

I Need Help!     

Think of academic research as a recipe - there are many ingredients needed for success.  Do not spend hours struggling - follow the "I need Help!" page above or visit a reference librarian: one of your academic research ingredients.
We are more than happy to help.  


Reference Librarians available at the Plant City Campus Library:

Karen Dufraine   813-757-2121  

      Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Friday - by appointment

Carissa Corpus   813-757-2121  

      Hours: Monday - Thursday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm


If you are a distance learner -- you might find the Library Services for Distance Learning Students guide very helpful, as well.


Logging into HCC Libraries

Two ways to Log Into HCC Libraries

Log into Canvas, select a Course you are registered for and look at the left side column.  You should see the following list:

Click on HCC Libraries Online.  Canvas opens to the following page:

Click on Launch Hillsborough Community College which will bring you to the online catalog screen.  By logging into Canvas you are automatically logged into the HCC Library's website providing access to eBooks and database articles.

The second option to log into the Library's databases and access eBooks is to open Click on Library in the top Header under the HCC logo.


On the Home page for HCC Libraries, click on  "Log-in first for best results!".  You will be prompted to enter your Borrower ID and PIN/Password.

Your borrower ID is your 7-digit student ID number. The password should be the last 4 digits of your student ID number. If you experience any problems logging into the online catalog or electronic databases, please contact the library and we will do our best to assist you.

Subject Guide

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Karen Dufraine
1206 N. Park Rd
Plant City, FL