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Database Tutorials and Guides

Database Vendor Tutorial Videos, Guides, Links, PDFs & More

Gale Databases


Gale is an online research and educational publishing service. The Library's subscription to Gale includes a multi-disciplinary database with full text articles covering a wide range of academic topics, a database of literature resources, a database of biographical information and a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference materials for multi-disciplinary research.

Access these Gale Databases:

Authentication required.


MCC Periodical Holdings list and databases.

Search Academic OneFile

Gale Database User Aids

These tutorials and guides are designed to help you conduct more effective database searches.

Guided Tutorials
Use these Flash tutorials to learn how to perform basic and advanced searches, filter results, view articles and use document tools.

Gale Virtual Reference Library 

Biography in Context

Literature Resource Center

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Scavenger Hunts!

Tip Sheets!


User Guides
Use these printable PDF guides to learn general search tips and find detailed navigation instructions.

Academic OneFile - Search Tips (5 pages)

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Search Tips (4 pages)