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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 8:00 am to 4:00 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

First Option

Log into Canvas, select your Course from the Dashboard or Course Listing and look at the left side column.  Choose:

HCC Libraries Online

Canvas opens to the following page:




  Choose the Launch Hillsborough Community College button which opens the online catalog home page in a new tab.  By logging into Canvas you are automatically logged into the HCC Library's website providing access to eBooks, database articles and streaming videos.

Second Option

Log into the Library's article databases, streaming videos and access eBooks is through the HCC website (  You can use either the MyHCC or Menu in the Top Header to locate the library web page:



Under MyHCC, the library link will be in the HCC Links column on the right

Under the Menu option, choose Support Services and find Library in the list.

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