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  • A great place to look for background information
  • Preferred over Wikipedia articles by your instructors
  • Comes with properly formatted citations for your bibliography!


Enter your keywords:

Limit by source type:  

  • Search for books, ebooks, and streaming video, plus DVDs and CDs
  • Use the ISBN from books, DVDs, and CDs to add them to your bibliography in Noodlebib.
  • YCCC doesn't have it?  Learn how to request materials from other Minerva libraries.  
  • Like ebooks and audiobooks? Try Maine Infonet Download Library for ebooks and audiobooks.


Try Ebsco Academic Search Complete or browse our complete list of research databases by subject

Academic Search Complete
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  • Free access to full-text scholarly journal articles, as well as magazine and newspaper articles.
  • Try this activity to learn how to read a scholarly article. Click HERE.

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Subject guides are a great way to jumpstart your research with librarian-recommended resources, including websites. Save time searching and get high quality resources, guaranteed!


Or try one of our course guides.  These guides are designed for specific assignments in specific classes.


In order to fully acknowledge the authors and works that contributed to your research and to avoid plagiarism, you must cite your sources correctly and completely in your paper, using the "citation style" recommended by your professor.

YCCC uses two citation styles: MLA for classes in the humanities (English, literature, music, art, etc.) and APA for classes in the social sciences (psychology, sociology, etc.). The resources below will help you create bibliographies in either citation style.

How to use Noodlebib, the online bibliography generator

More Helpful Resources

Library DIY: Online research help when you need it!

Computer-Skills-For-Students - E & S Computers 

IELTS General Training Volume 1 Reading Practice Test 1 Handouts & brochures

Have a question? LIVE CHAT with your YCCC Librarians!

When we're offline, please use the Ask Us tab at the right side of the screen or the Online Help Desk and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.


A Few of Our New Books (Click & Go)

 How to Write a Winning Business Plan 2020

Nursing care plans: diagnoses, interventions, & outcomes 2022

Mosby's 2022 nursing drug reference 2022

Notes on nursing: what it is, and what it is not 2022

Anti-bias education for young children & ourselves 2020

The future of tech is female : how to achieve gender diversity 2018

How to be an antiracist 2019

Gender, power, and violence 2019

Fundamentals of pharmacology for veterinary technicians 2021

Interpreting anime 2018


To find resources for your research projects

use the Library's Books etc., articles, videos, & subject guides tabs in Start your research at the top of the page!

USE the Ask Us tab on the right to submit your questions to the Library!

Fall 2022

YCCC Library is open:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 am -- 4:30 pm

Wednesday See the Student Success Commons Front Desk

Friday - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Closed Saturday & Sunday

You'll need the Quick Access username and password to access YCCC Library's online resources from off-campus?

Please use the ASK Us tab on the right-hand side of the Library's website to inquire about our Quick Access log-in information. Just fill out the form and DON"T FORGET to include your YCCC ID number.

This log-in will give you off-campus access to the Credo encyclopedia collection, all of the article databases, AVON videos, and our e-book collection.


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