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Finding Books in the JSCC Library

  • JSCC Online Catalog
    You will be able to locate printed and electronic books by using the online catalog. .

    You can read over 190,000 electronic books right on your computer. When you access electronic books from off-campus, you will be prompted for your Netlogon.

Getting Assistance in finding information

There are several options if you need help in finding information about World Literature


  • You can call the JSCC Library at 1-800-355-5722 extension 50572 from out of Madison County or 424-3520, extension 50572 in Jackson-Madison County..
  • You can come by the JSCC Library and ask a librarian for assistance.
  • You can click on the Ask the Librarian link on the JSCC Library web site.




    Finding Journal Articles about Literature

    • Academic Search Elite
      This EBSCOHOST database provides access to over 3000 full text journal articles right on your computer
    • Artemis Literary Sources
      Provides journal articles about authors and specific literary works from all time periods and countries.
    • JSTOR
      Provides access to older journals in all different types of fields.
    • MagillOnLiterature Plus
      MagillOnLiterature Plus provides critical analyses and descriptions of major works of literature, as well as information on individual authors.

    Finding Background Information about World Literature


    • Credo Reference
      Great source for finding background information on a topic. All the information comes from reputable online encyclopedias and dictionaries.
    • Oxford Reference Online
      "Use this source to find a list of Full-text reference books dealing with your topic.
      Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource and is a more trustworthy alternative to Wikipedia."

    Search Everything in the Library at Once

    Search Everything in the Library at Once

    MLA Citation Style


    Using Google Effectively

    If you want to find the most credible sources using Google, you could try this approach:

    Narrow your search to a particular domain like gov or edu

    For example, if you were looking for the information on Alexander Pope, you might want to limit your search to educational web sites.

    Alexander Pope site:edu   

    Or if you were looking for information on Nathaniel Hawthorne, you could limit your search to organizations that are associated with this author.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne site:org


    Finding a Topic

    If you are not assigned a topic by your instructor, you may have to come up with one of your own

    To come up with a topic:

    • You may want to look at journal articles in the JSCC Library electronic databases to see what topics might be interesting
    • You may want to browse on the Internet to see interesting topics.
    • You may want to discuss possible topics with your teacher.
    • You may want to look in some of the electronic reference sources for background information.


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