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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. 

You can also use Ebrary, a collection of 80,000 electronic books.

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 Magazines and Journals

    The databases below are suggested ones for starting your search for literary material.


    • Humanities Full Text
      Humanities Full Text brings you full text plus abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the most noted scholarly journals in the humanities (language, literature, philosophy, history, etc.).
    • JSTOR
      Older articles from scholarly journals.
    • Literature Resource Center
      Provides biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline, combining Gale's most used literary databases to cover more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers.
    • Magill On Literature Plus
      Excellent resource for finding specific information about an author or a work of literature

    Plagiarism: How Not to Do It

    Finding Streaming Media

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

    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.

    Internet Resources

    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.

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