Resources Available

Books and Digital Books

WebCat – Library catalog to find books, video cassettes, compact discs or instructor’s reserve materials that are available in our library.
WorldCat – Online library catalog encompassing libraries across the United States.  You may fill out an interlibrary loan form when you locate a book from a different library.  It usually takes 1 – 2 weeks for requested books to arrive.
Hendrik Meijer Library physical holdings are arranged using the Library of Congress Classification system.
Online book collections – All collections offer the full text of the entire book and cover a wide range of topics

Magazine or Journal Articles

Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature – research on general topics, news, political events, etc.,  comprises 240 popular magazines including Newsweek, Time, and U.S. News & World Report. We do not subscribe to all of the journals indexed in the Readers’ Guide. If you have an article that you want, check the listing of all periodicals that are available at Meijer Library. If the magazine you need is not available at Meijer Library or from an online source, fill out an interlibrary loan request for a copy of the article.


To access all of the databases from home please log into you MyMCC Account and click on the Hendrik Meijer Library Icon
FirstSearch – library’s main online search services. There are currently eleven databases available. The following are our most-used databases in FirstSearch:
  • WilsonSelect is a comprehensive database with a wide range of topics with the full text of all articles available.
  • MEDLINE – medical topics, used primarily by nursing and allied health students. The abstracts of the articles can be very lengthy, searching should be limited to the medical subject headings which are attached to each article.
  • ERIC – topics in education, contains papers, reports, lesson plans and journal articles.
  • Biography Reference Bank – database is a combination of biographies (over 95,000) and biographical citations to sources. Many of the sources include pictures
  • JSTOR – search for scholarly articles published from the late 1800s to approximately five years ago. This is an excellent source for history, sociology, political science, math, economics, literature, African American studies, anthropology, archaeology, Asian studies, and philosophy. Meijer Library currently subscribes to two of the arts and sciences databases.

Newspaper Articles

Newspaper articles on your topic may be located by using any of our online newspaper databases. The Detroit Free Press has searchable archives from 1982. The last year of The New York Times are available via Meijer Library’s InfoTrac site. The New York Times from 1857 to present are also available via ProQuest. A password is required to access ProQuest. The Detroit News is available on the Internet from 1999 to present with password. Newspaper Abstracts, available on FirstSearch, is an index to over 50 national and regional newspapers.

Special Topics

  • Biographical Information – Biographical sources in our reference collection including Current Biography Yearbook, Almanac of Famous People, etc. or the GaleNet database
  • GaleNet Databases
    • Literature Resource Center which includes Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and other literature sources.
    • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center contains full text materials from Greenhaven Press as well as from Gale and Macmillan Reference USA. A good source for topics dealing with controversial social issues.

Internet Research

You may use the Internet at any of the computers to find additional information about your topic.  Anyone using the stations must comply with MCC Student Code of Conduct regarding computer usage policy and email policy.