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ENG 102 / ENG 108: Research Papers, Literary Criticism & Annotated Bibliographies

This guide has been designed for MCC students taking English 102. It serves as a starting point for the research paper assignment. Use the tabs at the top of the guide to get started finding, using and evaluating information for your assignments.

MCC LIBRARY CATALOG

Use the MCC Library catalog to search for books owned by MCC.

Not finding what you are looking for in the MCC catalog? Then try searching all Maricopa Community College District libraries:

Items that circulate (i.e. general collection books and other materials) can be requested and picked up at the college library of your choice. Please allow several days for the items to arrive. 

Finding Books in the Library

The MCC libraries, like most academic libraries, use the Library of Congress Classification system for cataloging books. This is a subject focused classification system utilizing letters and numbers in the book call number.

Example call no.: QH360.2 R53 2007

LC Classification Subject Headings:

A - GENERAL WORKS
B - PHILOSOPHY. PSYCHOLOGY. RELIGION
C - AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY
D - WORLD HISTORY AND HISTORY OF EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, ETC.
E - HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS
F - HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS
G - GEOGRAPHY. ANTHROPOLOGY. RECREATION
H - SOCIAL SCIENCES
J - POLITICAL SCIENCE
K - LAW
L - EDUCATION
M - MUSIC AND BOOKS ON MUSIC
N - FINE ARTS
P - LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Q - SCIENCE
R - MEDICINE
S - AGRICULTURE
T - TECHNOLOGY
U - MILITARY SCIENCE
V - NAVAL SCIENCE
Z - BIBLIOGRAPHY. LIBRARY SCIENCE. INFORMATION RESOURCES (GENERAL)