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Using the Library Databases to Find Expert Articles, Videos, and eBooks
Created specifically for Ms. Bielecki's ENC 1101 courses, this page provides a basic overview of how to search the HCC Library databases for expert articles. First, read the log-in instructions on the "Home" tab. Then search the linked databases or the entire HCC library holdings.
Scroll down to learn the difference between scholarly and popular articles and how to get HCC's free tutoring in person or online. This page is designed to be a helpful supplement to the course instruction and Canvas materials, not a replacement for them. For specific details on assignments, see our Canvas course. For help with other aspects of composition, click the tabs above.
Search Library Databases for Online Resources
Searching the entire library collection (in box at right) may lead to too many hits. Instead, try narrowing your search to library databases in a specific subject area. See instructions in the PDF below. Log-in instructions are on the "Home" tab.
HCC Libraries: All Databases
Following this link, use the "All Subjects" pull-down menu to choose the subject area that best matches your topic. Then choose any of the databases for that subject and begin your search. (See the "Tips on Searching" at left.) If you don't find the information you seek in one database, try another and another until you do.
Favorite Article Databases
Favorite News Databases
Please consult the "Home" Tab for log-in information.
See our full list of Newspaper databases.
Favorite Pro/Con Databases
Favorite Video Databases
You can view or use individual segments or an entire video. Transcripts and citation help are provided. Please consult the "Home" Tab for log-in information.
See all our streaming video databases.
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Differences Between Scholarly and Popular Articles
Below is a comparison of articles in scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals vs. articles in popular magazines. A typical scholarly journal is pictured - you can see how different it looks from a popular magazine.
While eBooks (online books) may come up in a general search of the Library Catalog, you can also search individual eBook databases to find online books that precisely match your topical search terms. In addition, you can browse by subject, as well as search within a subject.
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