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Black History Month 2018 at Learning Resources, Hialeah Campus: Resources

#AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth or #BlackHistoryMonth honors the vast and varied accomplishments of Black Americans throughout history.

How to Search MDC Collection

Quick Tips

  • Access the databases available through MDC by selecting More Databases on the MDC Learning Resources Library webpage.

  • Search the databases by subject.

  • Try different keywords and add more than one in order to narrow down or focus the results.

  • Be sure to add the following filters to your searches, Full Text and Scholarly or Peer Reviewed when applicable.

Logging In

  • Borrower ID - Student number (located on your MDC ID or class schedule)

  • PIN - last four digits of Borrower ID / Student number


  • When conducting your search, remember the more keywords you use the more focused your search will be and you'll only have a few specific articles to look through rather than thousands.

  • Always select Full Text from the filters when available. This is usually located below the search fields where you enter your keywords.

Useful Tools

  • Take advantage of tools such as:

    • E-mail to send articles to yourself so as not to loose them.

    • Cite will generate a citation for the article in a variety of styles, including MLA. Simply copy and paste into your References.

Quick Tips

  • Select Advanced Library Search from the MDC Learning Resources Library webpage in order to refine your search from the start.

  • Insert keywords, select a material type, and select the campus where you'd prefer to pick up the item(s).

    • Items located at other campuses or institutions may be available for Inter-Campus or Inter-Library Loan, simply request the item by selecting the Request Item tab and indicate where you'd like to pick it up.

    • You will be prompted to log in in order to request items. Have your Borrower ID (student number) and PIN (last four digits of student number) ready.

  • Take note of the format of the item, the campus where it is housed, and the item's Call Number (e.g. PR6071.F15 A66 2002 or POPBK ROSE) in order to locate it once at the library.

    • Librarians can help you search the catalog as well as locate items among the shelves and request them from other campuses / institutions.


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Inforgraphic: Black Education on the Rise statistics

Changes in the nation’s African-American population since 1964