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Japan | Professor Porges-West: Research Help

Database Quick Tips

Quick Tips

Accessing the MDC Databases

  • 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

  • MDC Username (i.e. John.Doe001)
  • MDC Account Password (same as your MDC Student Portal and Blackboard password)

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 APA. Simply copy and paste into your References.

Keywords to get you started

Japan

Japan AND History

Japan AND Culture

Japan AND Politics

Japan AND LibGuide

Japanese-American AND Cultural Diversity

*Tip: Use synonyms when possible and see the different results you get.

Suggested Project Topics

Japanese Food

Japanese Film & Anime

Japanese Immigration to the United States

Health Status Among Japanese 

Japanese Art & Ceramics

Japanese Gardens

Japanese History

Japanese Industries

Women in Japan

Sumo Wrestling

Conducting Research: Purdue OWL

Link to Purdue OWL Research Link

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