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MCWP 50 & MCWP 125: Finding Sources

A guide to help students in MCWP 50 and MCWP 125 complete their research papers.

Start with UC Library Search

Start with UC Library Search UC Library Search includes all UC Libraries, and some of Worldcat

Use UC Library Search to locate books, e-books, articles, online journals, media, and more across the collections from the University of California's libraries.

 

tips icon UC Library Search Tips:

  • Use caps for AND OR NOT to combine search terms. 
  • Use quotes to keep two or more words together as a phrase.
  • The Resource Type filters will limit to a specific type of source.
  • You must sign in to use the Request function.

Looking for More?

For in-depth searches, try databases. Use databases to search for articles, books, newspapers, and more on a particular topic. Choose broad subject areas (e.g., history, art, political science) and interdisciplinary databases, or ones that search across multiple disciplines. The Library has access to hundreds of databases -- organized by broad subject areas. Try browsing our Databases A-Z list, or see our list of Subject Guides that recommend appropriate databases by subject.

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Article Databases

Course Reserves

stack of books with mouseReserves are items your instructor has made available for you to use in your course. Access to course reserves can be found in Canvas or the Library's website. 

Search Tip

light bulb iconMany of the MCWP themes touch on multiple disciplines. Be sure you look under all the subject tabs that relate to your topic, as you will likely find databases that will help you in several of the tabs in the Article Databases box.