My professor said to use the library databases to find peer-reviewed articles for my course assignment. How do I access the library databases?

MCC Libraries subscribe to a number of online databases that are accessible from both on and off campus that contain scholarly peer-reviewed articles, in addition to articles from magazines and newspapers.

To see the list go the A-Z List of Databases. Read the database description to see what the database covers. Click the link to connect to it. Off-campus access requires sign-in to the MCC Network Account.

Many library databases have an option to limit your search to only show "scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals" in your search results list. This limiter is often available on the main database search page. If you don't see it there then it should appear somewhere on your search results page. The location will vary depending on the database publisher.

You may also want to select the "full-text" limiter option. This limits your search to show only complete/entire articles in your search results list that you can print out or email to yourself. 

The other option to search for peer-reviewed articles is to go to the Library tab on myMCC or use the search box on the Library website Once you are there, you can enter your search terms in the OneSearch box right at the top. Once you get a list of results, you can limit them by clicking "peer reviewed" on the left.


  • Last Updated Apr 02, 2020
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  • Answered By Pam Czaja

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