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MDC 102: Making of the Modern Mind II: Literature

What Is A Database?

A Database is a collection of articles, book chapters and other information from reliable sources.

Select one of the databases listed in the right hand column to locate critical analysis of the work you are examining.

All of the resources in these databases come from magazines, newspapers, journals and books. Although they are delivered through the Internet, they are not considered "Internet Sources" by your professors. 

Articles from the databases may be printed, saved to a drive or emailed for later use.

Literature Databases


Use advanced search to include all terms in your search. Look for full-text. If full-text is not available, click on the "Full-text options" to see if it may be in another database. If not, use Interlibrary Loan to request the item from another library. Check out the box on the left for more information about it. 

Literary Reference Series in Print

The Library has many multi-volume series that contain author information and literary criticism. Some of these series are in the Reference area on the first floor, while others are in the Circulating Collection on the third floor.  Click here to learn more or use the search box below to locate them.

Books marked Reference are on the first floor to the left.

Books marked Circulating, with call numbers A-N are on the second floor.

Books marked Circulating, with call numbers P-Z are on the third floor.

Need help finding a book? Ask at the Help desk on the 2nd floor.