Library Homepage
Databases
Library Services
Searching with the Main Search Box (Green Box on Homepage)
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This is how you can get to the library homepage.

What is:

Library button under Current Students;

Libraries button under Academics;

mvcc.edu/library

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Select this button to view all of the databases the library subscribes to.

What is A-Z Databases?

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Under this button you will find videos made by librarians to help demonstrate how to search the library collection and cite sources (among other things).

What is Video Tutorials?

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This button will provide more than one search box to enter keywords, allow you to enter filters like material type and date range, or search a specific collection like the physical collection, course reserves, or all SUNY Libraries.

What is advanced search?

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This is what you select to get help from a librarian online 24/7.

What is the library chat through the widget at the bottom of the page; AskUs 24/7 or Contact Us button?

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This is one of the video databases the library subscribes to.

What is Films on Demand; Academic Video Online (AVON); Kanopy?

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Go to this place in the library to reserve a study room.

What is the circulation desk (AKA front desk)?

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This filter will retrieve scholarly articles.

What is Peer-reviewed Journals?

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Select this button to find citation guides in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style.

What is Writing and Citation Help?

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Many Library databases feature this type of publication that often include evidence-based research studies that are thoroughly reviewed by experts in the same field of research.

What are peer reviewed journal articles? (Scholarly articles will also be accepted)

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This collection includes several textbooks available to use in the library.

What is the reserves collection located at the circulation desk?

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Sign into your library account and select this icon to save a source to your favorites. Also great to save citations!

What is the thumb tack/pin icon?

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Select this button to view pinned favorites, saved citations, and saved searches.

What is My Library Account?

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This is a good database to choose to find scholarly ebooks.

What is EBSCO eBooks Academic Collection?

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These are at least three different ways you can get help from a librarian.

What are:

- Chat online

- Phone call or text

- In-person in both campus libraries or Learning Commons

- Zoom appointment?

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Use this Boolean Operator (or connecting word) to search for multiple synonyms at once to expand your search.

What is OR?

Example: police OR "law enforcement"

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Select this button to browse recently purchased items, DVDs on both campuses, and other popular collections.

What is Browse New and Popular Items?

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These are at least two reasons why you should use a library database for academic research.

What are:

- Access to reliable sources from trusted publishers;

- Access to scholarly, proprietary material not available on the open Web;

- Ability to narrow down results with filters;

- Citation tools? (other answers may be accepted)

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These are at least three reasons how a librarian can help make a student’s life easier.

What are:

-Help finding sources / information

-Help with citing

-Help narrowing down a topic

-Help picking search terms to use

-Help choosing relevant databases

-Help with technology (Blackboard, printers, scanners, computer programs, etc.)

-Help pointing you in the right direction

Many answers will be accepted!

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This is what you are searching when you enter keywords into the Main Search Box on the homepage.

What are most of the library databases, open access material, and the physical collection?

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