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ENC 1101 - Bielecki: Databases (Articles & Videos)

Resources discussed and demonstrated during Ms. Bielecki's ENC 1101 courses' library orientation, as well as composition and grammar resources

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.

Favorite Article Databases

Please consult the "Home" Tab for log-in information.
See all of our general research databases for researching articles (from magazines/journals/newspapers).

Favorite News 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.

Search HCC Libraries

Find Books, Articles, Media, & more:

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.

eBook Databases

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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