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SPC 1608 (Upchurch): Home

Logging In

The library resources on this page require a log-in.

  1. Log in to Atlas
  2. Click the Courses tab
  3. From the Libraries box, click on 'Search the Library'

Note: If you do not access the library thorugh Atlas, you will be prompted for a Borrower ID and PIN when you click on the links to the databases.

  • Your Borrower ID is the number on the back of your VID card
  • Your PIN is the last four digits of your VID

MLA Guides online

Remember that although many of the library databases provide MLA citations for electronic sources, it is your responsibility as a student to ensure that all of your citations are correct. 

Be sure to compare any database generated citations to the library's MLA guides online (link below), the official MLA Handbook (located at the second floor Reference Desk), or your Little Seagull Handbook.


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Finding Articles in Library Databases

Articles can be accessed through the library's databases. 

Other Suggested Databases

Here are some discipline-specific suggestions for alternate databases to use.

Identifying Additional Databases to Use

Explore the library's database collection and see other databases that may be useful for your topic.

After logging in via Atlas, click on Search the Library and then go to Databases by Subject.

You will see a list of subject categories that you can expand. Within each category is a list of databases with content in that subject area.


  • Use the blue "i" icon to find out more about each database's content.
  • Your topic may fit under more than one category. For example if you fear an outbreak of flu, that is a health topic as well as a social sciences and a current events topic.
  • Most good research involves using more than one source. Don't be discouraged if the first database you try does not yield enough results.

Subject Guide