Research Resources

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Our Databases 

Databases are a great way to find academic journals, magazines, newspapers, and other types of sources. As an MTC student you have access to databases focusing on everything from agriculture to zoology. 

  • ABC/CLIO E-Books
    eBooks related to Irish Literature.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Comprehensive collection of academic journals for scholarly research.
  • Academic Video Online (AVON)
    ​Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers ~ 68,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.
  • African-American History
    Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture, with tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines.
  • Agricola
    Over 2.5 million citations on a variety of topics relating to the agricultural and allied disciplines.
  • Alt-Healthwatch
    In-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine.
  • APA PsycArticles
    The definitive source of searchable full-text articles on current issues in psychology.
  • AP NewsMonitor Collection
    Near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press.
  • Applied Science & Technology Full Text
    Resources on a wide variety of applied science specialties.
  • Auto Repair Source
    Auto Repair Source provides service and repair information for thousands of vehicles from 1974 to the present.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
    Free, full text, quality controlled access to over 5500 scientific and scholarly journals.
  • Drama for Students
    Provides critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices, and traditions as well as cultural and historical context.
  • Ebsco Ebook Collection
    Large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter.
  • Education Full Text
    Full-text articles in over 350 journals in education and related fields.
  • ERIC
    Provides access to education resources.
  • Escolar
    Spanish elementary encyclopedia for early readers of Spanish.
  • European Views of the Americas 1493-1750
    More than 32,000 records covering the history of European exploration.
  • Explora Secondary Schools
    Offers grade-appropriate content, direct access to non-fiction and primary source resources, teaching materials aligned to Common Core and state curriculum standards, and tools for collaboration and professional development.

Collection of articles covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.


Institute of Physics Online
More than 70 journals published by the Institute of Physics.

  • Journal of Medical Insight (Create Account)
    Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: JOMI

    "Journal of Medical Insight is a peer-reviewed surgical video journal that offers a new gold standard in video-based surgical education."

  • Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
    The Journal of The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition is a semiannual refereed journal providing current research on the first college year and other significant student transitions. (On-Campus Access Only)
    Back issues of fifty-eight literary journals.

Kids InfoBits
Articles, pictures, and reference information on all subjects.

  • Learn360
    Videos for all subjects and age levels. Use filters to sort. Each video has many 2 minute segments.
  • Learning Express 3.0
    LearningExpress Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill-building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
  • Library Literature and Information Science Index
    Essential resource for the study of librarianship.
  • Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts
  • Literary Reference Center
    Broad-spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
  • Literature Resource Center
    Features information on literary figures from all time periods in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, and journalism.
  • MAS Ultra School Edition
    Full text articles for hundreds of popular high school magazines covering a wide range of subject areas.
  • MasterFILE Premier
    Large collection of periodicals, reference books, and more covering a wide range of general interest topics.
    Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, and much more.
  • Middle Search Plus
    Hundreds of middle school magazines and primary source documents.
  • Military & Government Collection
    Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.
  • MLA Bibliography
    Subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literature, folklore, and linguistics.
  • MLA Guide to Digital Literacy
    This guide helps students understand why digital literacy is a critically important skill: their education, future careers, and participation in democratic processes rely on it.
  • MLA Guide to Undergraduate Research in Literature
    Contains helpful information for any student researcher, describing strategies for searching the Web to find the most useful material and offering guidance on organizing research and documenting sources with MLA style.
  • MLA Handbook Plus
    A new, digital product providing online access to the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.
  • Teacher Reference Center
    Indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals.
  • Teaching Books
    Collection of more than 267,000 resources about children’s and young adult books.
  • Teen BookCloud
    Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: Teen BookCloud Teen Book Cloud

    Includes graphic novels, enhanced novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audio books.

  • The State Newspaper (Please contact the library for login information)
  • TOPICSearch
    Current events database of popular topics, including controversial opinions and viewpoints.
  • Tumblebooks

    Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: Tumble Books, Tumblebooks
    Animated, talking picture books. Also includes National Geographic videos and games.


Vocational and Career Collection
Full-text coverage for vocational, trade, and industry-related periodicals.


Writer's Reference Center
Provides users with a convenient one-stop location for all of the tools necessary to write and research effectively.


Citation Resources

Learn how to properly cite resources in your academic papers. 

Style Guides at the Library
Library Tutorials and Guides
Online Citation Generators

*Disclaimer: The Library has made every effort to provide appropriate and accurate information to serve the research and writing needs of the Midlands Technical College community. The Library is not liable for inaccurate or incomplete information delivered by the resource links listed on this page.  Please check citation accuracy using textbooks, instructor materials or tutoring services in the Academic Success Center.