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What Are Library Databases?
MDC students have free access to over 100 subscription-based databases containing popular and scholarly periodicals, ebooks, videos, and other types of information resources.
The following videos by Yavapai College (Arizona) provide a good introduction to library databases.
What Are Databases & Why Do You Need Them?
The databases listed below are useful for art, architecture, and interior design.
If prompted to log in, enter your MDC username and password.
(See also this printer-friendly PDF handout.)
To find articles:
To find digital images:
ARTStor This link opens in a new window
- NOTE: ARTStor requires that you register for an account in order to gain full access to the database.
- Pro tip:Once your ARTStor account is created and you're logged in, enter the search term "virtual reality panoramas" to find panoramic views of a number of historic buildings.
To find ebooks:
To find videos:
Plug Into Google Scholar
Google Scholar (MDC) This link opens in a new window
Google Scholar is a version of Google that focuses specifically on scholarly materials such as articles and books from academic publishers. Accessing Google Scholar through this customized link enables you to see which of your search results are freely available in MDC’s library databases, and provides direct links to those resources.