Begin your research by seeking some general background information about your topic using reference resources. Some reference resource will be available in print at the library. Other reference resources are available electronically. This page will guide you in both types of reference resources.
Next, use MEGASearch to begin finding books, articles, reports and other academic resources on your topic.
Use the MEGAsearch to search the Library catalog, online article databases, e-books, and more, all from one search box!
Introducing the MEGASearch
MEGASearch is a way of searching multiple PCC Library's resources at the same time. From a single search box, you can search the library's online catalog, as well as many of our databases. Find books, e-books, articles, videos, and more.
How to do a search:
1) Enter your search terms on the Basic Search screen and click Search.
2) Use the limiters on the left side to limit your results. You can limit results by:
3. View Full Text Records or Retrieve Catalog Items
In the results list, you have the option of clicking the title of the item to view the full record. You can also view the full-text directly if full-text of the article is available (either as HTML Full Text or PDF Full Text). If the item is a book, you can click Retrieve the Catalog Item to put the book on hold, or get to the full record within the library catalog.