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COVID-19 NOTICE: To take classes ON CAMPUS this upcoming Winter 2022 term, vaccinations will be required. Fully online students are exempt from this requirement. Learn about the December 10 deadline for the first dose, exemptions and more in your Mt. SAC email or



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Access library databases 24/7

The library subscribes to over 100 databases that have a wide range of content to meet your information and research needs. Use your portal login to access them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Chat with a Librarian if you have any questions. 

  • Need articles from newspapers, magazines, or scholarly journals? Try these article databases (e.g. Academic Search Complete, Research Library (ProQuest))
  • Need background information on a topic? Try dictionary and encyclopedia databases (e.g. Credo Reference, Gale ebooks)
  • Work on a current issue or controversy? Some of these databases provide you with pro/con on a topic (e.g. CQ Researcher, Issues & Controversies)
  • Look for a video clip to add to your presentation? Check the streaming video databases (e.g. Films on Demand, Kanopy)


Research Help Live

with a librarian via Zoom

Book a librarian

Schedule a free 30-minute research appointment online to get one-on-one help

Attend research workshops

Sign up for Live online workshops with a librarian via zoom


Contact Pauline Swartz, library chair, about library instruction


Research Help DIY

Do-It-Yourself options

Attend research workshops

Enroll in Self-paced workshops in Canvas 

Watch online research tutorials 

View video tutorials with assessment quizzes  in ProQuest Research Companion, available 24/7

Check research guides

Developed by librarians, these research guides organize selected library resources such as books, articles, and websites on a particular topic, e.g.


Chat with a Librarian 24/7

Click "Start Chat" to get answer to your question from a librarian 24 hours a day 7 days a week


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