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Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
Finding Information at MDC Library
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Finding Information at MDC Library

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Use the library catalog to find library materials and a database to search for articles.

Use the library catalog to find library materials and a database to search for articles.

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  • 1. Finding Information at an MDC Library Kristy Padron, MLIS kpadron@mdc.edu Miami Dade College Learning Resources – Library http://www.mdc.edu/learningresources/libraries/
  • 2. Welcome to the MDC Learning Resources Libraries! The MDC Homestead Campus Library Location: Building D-101 Phone: (305) 237-5153 Hours: Mon. – Thu.: 7:30 am – 9:00 pm Fri.: 7:30 am – 9:00 pm Sat.: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • 3. Who are we and what we offer: • Borrow books, DVDs, and other library materials. • Find information for assignments. • Get research help from a librarian. • Learn how to access online library resources. • Use computers, printers and copiers.
  • 4. FYI: Don’t forget your MDCard! • Your MDCard is your library card. • It is also used to pay for printing and copying.
  • 5. Find Library Materials. • Go to http://www.mdc.edu/learning-resources/libraries/. • Select Libraries.
  • 6. • This is the library catalog. • Enter words that describe your topic, then select Search.
  • 7. • This is a list of results. • The icon next to an item shows what type of material it is.
  • 8. • Select Locations to find which MDC campus has a particular item.
  • 9. • In addition, write the collection and call number given. They will help locate the book. • This will also show if a book is Available.
  • 10. • Find other types of information sources under Format. The results also will show: • e-Books • Articles from Journals & Magazines • Newspaper Articles and more!
  • 11. Using Databases What is a database? In the library field, a database is an online collection of publications such as eBooks, magazines, and journals. Databases can be used to find articles. MDC Learning Resources provides databases to MDC students. Databases can be used on or off campus!
  • 12. • To use a database, go the MDC Learning Resources home page and select Select Articles/Databases to find databases.
  • 13. • Select Databases by Subject to find recommended databases for a subject area. • Or, go to Databases A-Z for a complete list.
  • 14. • Since databases are available only to MDC students and employees, authentication is required.
  • 15. • Your borrower ID is your student number on your MDCard; it has the letter followed by 8 digits (eg., A12345678). • The PIN is the last 4 digits of your student number. • Select Log In to continue.
  • 16. • Here is the list of databases. • Scroll down the page or use the A-Z letters to get to a particular database.
  • 17. • For general news and journal articles, try Academic Search Complete. • For reports on specific topics, try CQ Researcher or Opposing Viewpoints.
  • 18. • Select the name of the database to start a search for articles (we will try Academic Search Complete).
  • 19. • Enter your topic in the search box. Sometimes, alternate topics may appear. • Next, select Search.
  • 20. • A list of articles will appear. • Read the summaries of the article along with its bibliographic information (name of article, author, journal) to evaluate its usefulness.
  • 21. • Select PDF Full Text to see an article.
  • 22. • This is the article. Use the sidebar to turn the pages.
  • 23. • An article can be printed or saved by using the icons.
  • 24. Questions? Contact your local MDC campus library! Kristy Padron, MLIS kpadron@mdc.edu Miami Dade College Learning Resources – Library http://www.mdc.edu/main/library

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