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Literature Resources: Home
Search Primo, NOT Google!
Primo is a one-search discovery service that provides you with access to many full-text electronic resources such as scholarly journal and magazine articles, newspaper articles and e-books. Primo also serves as the library catalog for MCTC Libraries and allows you to find print books, DVDs and other materials available within our campus libraries. You can search Primo 24/7 on any computer or device with Internet access to find a host of scholarly resources to use for you class assignments!*
Why search here? A literature database covering all genres and time periods.
What's included? Includes thousands of plot summaries, essays of literary criticism, author biographies, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, and author biographies, plus lesson plans and literary study guides.
Provides thousands of reliable full-text biographies.
What's included? Includes the complete full text of Biography Today and Biography, plus narrative biographies not available in other databases. Use keyword search, and also locate biographies by subject occupation, nationality, activity, gender, lifespan and more.
Getting Articles? While most articles are full text some might be citation only, just click on the Get Articles icon and complete the form. The library will notify students when article arrives.
NOTE: Students may see a login error when accessing electronic library resources. Often, this error occurs when using Google Chrome. This error is generally caused either by an expired authentication token or a prior sign-in attempt in progress.
To avoid this error, you can close the browser and reopen it in a "private" or "incognito" window. It is recommended that college students and employees always use private browsing to access library electronic content. Using a browser other than Chrome may also prevent this error from occuring. You may also fix this problem by going to your browser settings to the search history and clear/delete the data from websites you have visited and clear the cookies saved in the history. Then, close the browser and reopen it.
Books Available to Check Out
Below are just a few titles available for check out through the MCTC Libraries. Many more can be found by searching Primo or the KCTCS Library Catalog!