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ENGL Composition - Gleed

About Library Resources

When doing research, nearly anything can be a source. If you wanted a first-person account of someone's experience living during the Great Depression, an e-mail from a grandparent is just as valid a source as a formally published autobiographical book. Libraries specialize in the collection and organization of formally published works. Here at HACC, we purchase access to these publications so that you don't have to! We offer nearly 100 databases to help you find something that has been formally published as a book, article, or visual media. Included on this page is a small sample of the resources we have available in some of these categories. When accessing most of these resources from off-campus, you will be asked to enter your myHacc log-in information. 


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Searches across all EBSCOhost databases simultaneously. Articles from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers covering every area of academic study and news.

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ProQuest Central

Searches across all ProQuest databases. Articles from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers covering every subject area and news topic.

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NewsBank America's Newspapers

Articles from Pennsylvania and national newspapers.


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HACC Library Catalog

Search for physical and electronic books and media at the HACC Library.

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eBooks on EBSCOhost

eBook collection covering a wide range of subjects.

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A selection of fiction and nonfiction ebooks and audio books to check out for use on your computer, mobile phone, tablet, or eReader.

Visual Media

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On-demand streaming of classic cinema, indie films, and top documentaries.
Users will create a free, personal Kanopy account. Keep your account information in a safe place to access Kanopy in the future. Films remain available for 72 hours, and HACC pays the fee for each film viewed.


Collection of images from the areas of the visual arts, the humanities, and social sciences. Register to use tools to view, present, and manage images.

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Films on Demand

Video and multimedia collection for academic, vocational, and life-skills learning.