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English Composition II Research Guide for JSCC Library Resources  

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Finding a book

You have access to over 54,000 printed books and 190,000  electronic books.  These books can give you an in-depth look at literary topics

To find books in the JSCC Library, use the Online Catalog

You will be asked for your Netlogon to access the electronic books in the Online Catalog.

Literatuere Electronic books

  • Scribner's Writers Online
    "Multiple perspectives on the most studied literary names." Contains over 1400 articles about authors from throughout the world and from all time periods.
  • Twayne's Authors Online
    "With in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers from Aeschylus to Zora Neale Hurston, this online series features the content of nearly 300 books that comprise part of three print series: Twayne's United States Authors, Twayne's English Authors and Twayne's World Authors."

Accessing the JSCC Library from Home

When you access the JSCC Library electronic databases or electronic books from off-campus , you will be prompted for a username and password. 

 This is your Netlogon that you use to log on to campus computers or when you  use Elearn.



    Reference works in the JSCC Library

    • Credo Reference
      This is a great source for background information. Material in Credo comes from reputable subject encyclopedias and dictionaries.

    Finding Streaming Media

    • Streaming Media
      The library has several film sources that might prove useful in a literary search, including Discovery Films.

    Finding Magazines and Journals

    • Artemis Literary Resources
      Provides biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. This database covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers.
    • Bloom's Literature
      Great place to look for information about authors and their works. Has reference essays, literary criticism and other information from books and literary journals.
    • Hunanities Full Text
      This database feature full-text articles from scholarly journals in various fields in the humanities. (language, literature, music, philosophy, etc.) Over 330 journals are covered in full text.
    • JSTOR
      JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization that creates and maintains an archive of important scholarly journals.
      JSTOR features older articles, some of which were written in the 19th century, though it does feature some recent articles. It is a great source for journal articles in the literature field.
    • Magill On Literature Plus
      MagillOnLiterature Plus provides critical analyses and descriptions of major works of literature, as well as information on individual authors.

    Search Everything in the Library at Once

    • All Search
      When you want to find out if the library has enough information on a topic and when you are having trouble finding information, this comprehensive search is the place to go.

    Using the JSCC Library

    Please call Scott Cohen at 425-2615 or email him at if you are having difficulty in locating information or in using the JSCC Library.

    • Ask a Librarian
      You can also request help though the online Ask a Librarian link.

    MLA Citation Guide

    • MLA Citation Guide- JSCC
      This guide was developed jointly by the English Department at Jackson State, the JSCC Library and the JSCC Writing Center.

    Searching Google for Scholarly articles


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