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Humanities—Library Resources: Databases

A guide to conducting research in the arts and humanities at Miami Dade College (MDC), including faculty resources, information about MDC’s humanities collection, and links to Web-based resources.

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Icon for databaseMDC Databases


If prompted to log in, enter your MDC username and password.


  • Try different search fields
  • Use filters to limit searches
  • Use filters to refine results

Different databases may look different but they can all be used in similar ways. Go to a database’s Help function for instructions on search features. And remember: Don't reinvent the wheel! Search your article database for items from the bibliographies that occur at the end of journal articles or in books that you've already found on your topic.

Adapted from the UC Santa Cruz University Library research guide "Start Your Research." Used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) license.

Citation Tools


In most databases, you can find MLA- and APA-formatted citations under headings like "Tools" and "Page Tools." Click the following links to learn more about MLA citation and APA citation formats.

Avoiding Plagiarism


Learn more about plagiarism—including its more nuanced varities—by visiting the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) guide to Avoiding Plagiarism.

Icon for Google ScholarGoogle Scholar


Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

This LibGuide was created and is maintained by Kimberly Hughes. User suggestions and comments are welcome. The icons used in this LibGuide were produced by Icons8 and are used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported license.