Library Handbook


A number of online databases are available to Copiah-Lincoln students.  These databases are paid from funds provided by the College, by the Mississippi Legislature through the MAGNOLIA Consortium, and by the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges through a grant.  Use of these databases is free to all students and faculty of Copiah-Lincoln Community College.


Passwords are listed in red by the corporate icon for each database.  The passwords are case sensitive.  Where two are listed the first is the Password and the second is the User ID.


  • NewsBank


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NewsBank Academic Library Collection

NewsBank contains research information on important contemporary issues and events related to

  • Social Science Issues and Events
  • Science and Health Issues and Events
  • Arts, Literature, Biographical, and Sports Issues and Events


Because the information is gathered from hundreds of primary sources throughout the United States, NewsBank provides regional perspectives on issues to help the user understand opposing viewpoints and draw their own conclusions.


The news articles are both current and retrospective allowing a user to follow an issue over a period of time and to have background information to help understand today's issues.


NewsBank America's Newspapers

Provides access to the electronic editions of the Jackson Clarion-Ledger and the New York Times.  The Times includes the Sunday Magazine as well as the Book Review.


Also check out the New York Times - Full-text:  Go to the Internet Resources and scroll down to the New York Times.



  • EBSCO Password available from library.

Access to the MAGNOLIA/EBSCO databases.




  • Points of View


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Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. Students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills.  This is an EBSCO product.   



  • Opposing Viewpoints




 Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.


Documents are grouped by data type into the following tabs: Viewpoints, Reference, Statistics, Magazines & Newspapers, Images, Primary Documents, Web Sites, SRC Search. Clicking on the labeled tabs allows you to choose the type of document you wish to see. The results list will display the title of the document and its source. Reference and Primary Documents will display according to their relevancy rankings (how many times the term appears in the article). Magazines & Newspapers will be arranged in reverse chronological order, with the most recent article at the top of the list. You can view the different data type results by clicking on the labeled tab. If the search does not find any results for a specific data type, the tab will be "grayed out" and will not work.




  • SIRS Researcher


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SIRS Researcher is a general reference database that contains thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, economic, business, political and global issues. Articles are from domestic and international newspapers, magazines, journals and U.S. government publications.




  • CQ Researcher


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The CQ Researcher is the choice of researchers seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Published in print and online 44 times a year, the single-themed CQ Researcher report offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.

Each 12,000-word CQ Researcher report is a unique work, investigated and written by a seasoned journalist. It can be read in its entirety or by section, which include a background and chronology; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.




  • Issues and Controversies and Science Issues and Controversies


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Issues & Controversies provides up-to-date, in-depth and objective information on the most prominent and hotly debated issues of the day. Issues & Controversies is a reference database.  It combines authoritative factual analysis, covering clear explanations of opposing points of view and numerous special features, so students and other users can quickly grasp the essentials of even the most complex topics.


Issues & Controversies presents and enhances the full back file of Issues & Controversies On File, which has probed more than 600 controversial topics in the news since its debut in September 1995. Chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, bibliographies, and contact information augment the balanced, accurate coverage of current and historical events.  Links to related content from The Reference Suite @ the World News Digest @ news database, the World Almanac Reference Database @, and Today's Science.




  • Pro and Con Online by Congressional Digest


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This premium service offers searchable access to the extensive and growing number of articles contained in Congressional Digest, Supreme Court Debates, and International Debates magazines, dating from 1998 through the present.



  • Oxford African American Studies Center


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The Oxford African American Studies Center combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.





  • LitFinder





This online resource is replete with full-text and primary content vital to literature and language study.  LitFinder is designed to connect users quickly to the poem, story, speech, play or

essay that best suits their needs. The unique search engine and fast-acting interface contain more than 10,000 subject headings in every conceivable topic.  Searches are also made easy by keyword

entries drop-down menus and a host of limiters and refiners to pinpoint the best material for user needs.





  • Literature Resource Center





Full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.








  • World Book Encyclopedia


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Designed for high school and college students, World Book Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedic, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search. It also contains individual accounts that allow users to create and save their work and timeline and citation builders.






  • AccessScience


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AccessScience provides the finest collection of science reference materials-online and fully searchable. We offer easy accessibility to the information you need to make research easy-with access to all the articles, fully illustrated, from the latest edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, Research Updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks, thousands of illustrations, and the latest Science News® headlines, biographies, and more. This online encyclopedia is tailored to researchers and students looking for the most relevant, readable, and trusted sources of information available. We maintain content of the highest standards, and readers may be assured that our authors are the top experts in the field, including a number of Nobel Prize and Fields Medals winners.






  • Today's Science


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The latest developments in science, health and medicine, and technology, written for today's students and updated every month.  Richly illustrated, students receive a balanced, thorough understanding of the latest developments in the world of science.  Today's Science is a continuation of the series from which contains Issues and Controversies.






  • ProQuest Nursing Journals


          Not available off campus

ProQuest is a resource of electronic collections containing millions of articles originally published in magazines, newspapers, and journals. You can search these collections for articles on subject that interest you or that will help with your research or school work. ProQuest provides powerful search methods to help you find the articles you're looking for:

After you've run a search, the Search Results page appears, listing all the articles that match the search words you entered.

You can use the Results List to review the list of articles matching your search. Then, when you've found an article you want to read, click the title (or appropriate format icon) to view articles that interest you using the Article Display page.

As you work, you can save articles that interest you along with searches you want to remember to My Research.









  • Stat!Ref and An@tomy TV


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STAT!Ref® online is a cross-searchable, healthcare reference that integrates core titles with evidence-based resources and innovative tools in one site.


Anatomy TV contains the worlds most detailed 3D of human anatomy online.

Documentation and Plagiarism

Why is it necessary to show where words and ideas of others are used in your writing?


Read more: Documentation and Plagiarism

 Finding Information in Electronic Books


Read more: Finding Info in Electronic Books



When you have a research project, such as a paper or speech or class presentation, you may have to develop your own topic or you may be given a general one. In either case, the sooner you decide on a topic, the quicker you can focus your research and get to actually writing. A specific topic is easier to research because you won't have to plow through huge piles of general information.


Read more: Library Research

Dewey Decimal Classification System

Read more: Dewey Decimal Classification System

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