- Registrar’s Office
Before starting your research, do the following
- Gather your MMC I.D. card and set up your library record.
- Make sure you are entered in our EZproxy system for off-campus database access.
- Do not hesitate to ask the library staff for assistance.
Need ideas for a research topic?
- Consult a subject specific research guide
- Go to the reference section and find a subject specific encyclopedia to browse.
- Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature R 810.3 O 98
- Reader's Guide to American History R 973 R 286p
- CQ Researcher (Only available on-campus) of Opposing Viewpoints In Context are good sources for pro-con papers.
- Check your class text book.
- Consult class notes.
Ready to begin?
- Check the library catalog, the OPAC, to see what titles the library has available.
- Check our eBook Collection.
- Check the print journals and electronic journals lists on the library website to see if the library has access to the journal articles you are interested in.
- Make sure you know the journal you choose is one that your professor will find acceptable (Peer Reviewed vs. Popular)
- Look for a database that may help in your search. The library has several subject specific (LION) and some comprehensive ones (SocINDEX).
- If you have enough time you may also make use of ILL (Inter Library Loan) to obtain books and journal articles that are either checked out or not available in the library.
- For a helpful brochure you can print and fold, click here.
- To help explain the difference between a scholarly journal and a popular magazine, click here.