Our online catalog provides access to the library collections of MCC along with the libraries in the HELM (Higher Education Libraries of Massachusetts) Network. HELM is a new library network that contains the holdings of 7 academic libraries throughout Massachusetts. You may request materials directly from all the HELM libraries with a library card and password. Materials from HELM are usually delivered within a few days.
A few things to keep in mind while you look at critical articles:
What is the length of the paper?
Where was it written? What journal was it published?
Who is the audience?
What is the writing style?
What information does it cover?
Searching on databases require you to use KEYWORDS, not sentences. Use your main concepts as your keywords. I'm going to look at feminist theory in Chopin's Awakening as my example.
Remember to click on FULL TEXT before looking at the results list. If there is an option for SCHOLARLY/PEER REVIEWED, click on that too.
YOU FOUND AN ARTICLE! Remember to download it, save it, or email it to yourself.