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ENGL 100 (Prescott)

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Background & Reference Databases

Academic Databases

  • Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints
    A social issues database with full-text periodical articles, viewpoint essays, reference material, statistics, topic overviews and websites, organized under popular research topic headings.
  • CQ Researcher
    Weekly Congressional Quarterly Press reports offering analysis of most current major controversial issues with summaries, pros and cons, statistics, and bibliographies. CQ Press archives date back to 1991.
  • Black Thought and Culture
    Writings of over 1100 major American black leaders, covering 250 years of history. Authors include black teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other leaders.
  • American Mosaic: The African American Experience
    A full-text digital resource exploring the history and culture of African Americans, as well as the greater Black Diaspora. Includes a wealth of primary sources.
  • American History in Video
    Video collection of the study of American history.

Scholarly Databases


EBSCOhost: 30+ databases all in one: scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, ebooks, and more

  • Select checkbox for "Limit your Results" to search Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed/Academic Journal Articles. 



JSTOR: Search full-text scholarly journals and chapters from eBooks

Two ways to search Literature articles:

1. Narrow by discipline in the Advanced Search and check the box for Education.

2. Browse by Subject and select Education under the Social Sciences heading.

Discover more MCC Library's Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed Databases

What is a scholarly journal?

 Scholarly (or Academic or Peer-Reviewed) Articles are:

  • Written by experts in the subject
  • Published in a scholarly journal
  • Peer-reviewed

These articles:

  • Share the expert's original research
  • Use technical language
  • Use many in-text citations
  • Include lengthy references
  • Often include tables, charts, and graphs
  • Do not usually have advertisements

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Critical Insights: Civil Rights cover image
From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels cover image
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The Blacker the Ink cover image
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Watch Films

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Waiting for
America to Me cover image
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