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Finding a book

You have access to over 57,000 printed books and 145,000 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.  Look under as many words that relate to your topic that you can think of.

For example if you were looking for information on teenagers and violence you could look under :

  • Teenagers or adolescents and violence; 
  • Domestic Violence and teenagers or adolescents; 
  • High Schools and Violence; 
  • Adolescence and  dating  and violence;  
  • Dating and Violence and teenagers or adolescents ,
  • Teenage relationships, etc.

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

Internet Resources

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
      Credo provides background information from a variety of subject encyclopedias and dictionaries. Students can get an idea of what their topic entails and can develop an outline from the sources in Credo.

    Finding Journals, Magazines and Newspapers

    These are just a few of the journal databases in the JSCC Library.

    • Academic Onefile
      This database provides access to full-text articles in magazines and journals from throughout the English speaking world.
    • LexisNexis
      LexisNexis provides access to most of the world's English language newspaper articles.
    • Masterfile Premier
      Contains full-text articles in over 1700 magazines and journals. Indexing and abstracts for over 2700 titles. Subjects covered include general interest, business, health, social sciences, education, humanities, news and current events. Useful for almost any topic.
    • Find other databases
      This page will give you a list of all the journal databases in the JSCC Library.

      Choose from the subject categories which are listed.

      The "Academic and General Interest" category provides access to databases that are multi-disciplinary.

    Research and Writing Help

    Writing Center at Jackson State Community College

    • Writing Center
      You can get help with research papers, essays, lab reports, speeches, etc. from excellent, qualified tutors.

      Everything is absolutely free.

    Getting Help from the JSCC Library

    You can call the JSCC Library for assistance at 731-425-2609, come by in person or use the Ask a Librarian feature below.

    Controversial Issues Databases

    The controversial issues databases in the JSCC Library provide an objective look at controversial issues.

    Often, these sources are better than what could be found in a Google search, since you will locate more balanced and unbiased treatment of topics.

    • CQ Researcher
      Explores a single current issue in the news in depth each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology. 44 reports are produced each year including four expanded reports, available back to 1991.

    • Issues and Controversies
      Provides up-to-date, in-depth and objective information on over 250 prominent and hotly debated issues of the day. It has clear explanations of opposing points of view.

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    You will get all the latest information from the library and be able search for information.


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