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CFC 2120C - Family & Community Engagement (Corsaro)


This guide was created for you in an effort to help you find credible, scholarly resources for your Family & Community Engagement assignments. The information contained in this guide will directly relate to you work in Family & Community Engagement. Use the tabs on the side to locate the information you need.  If you don't find what you are looking for or need help navigating this guide, don't hesitate to contact a McQuade Librarian. 

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Library Session Goals for Family & Community Engagement

Learn how to access and navigate your course research guide

Learn how to contact a librarian and make an appointment for a research consultation

Determine which library resources best meet your research needs

Learn how to develop an effective search in order to gather information suitable for college-level research

Selected Library Search Tools for Family & Community Engagement 


Think of MackSearch like Google, but created specifically for McQuade- easy searching but with more credible results. MackSearch does a combination search of the NOBLE Catalog as well as most of our databases, so typically you'll get a lot a results back. This can sometimes be a bit overwhelming, but fortunately, you have several options to refine and limit your results list to find exactly what you're looking for. In MackSearch you'll find books, e-books, journal articles, streaming media, news briefs, and more.      

NOBLE Catalog

Use the NOBLE Catalog to find books, e-books, dvds, and streaming videos from McQuade, as well as the 26 other libraries in our consortium (NOBLE). If another library has something you want, request it through interlibrary loan (ILL) at no charge and pick it up at the Help Desk on the first floor when it arrives.


SocINDEX is the authoritative bibliographic database for sociology research. It offers millions of indexed records from top sociology journals covering many studies including, but not limited to, gender studies, criminal justice, social psychology, racial studies, rural and urban sociology, and social work. SocINDEX offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. Use SocINDEX to find peer-reviewed journal articles, books, monographs, conference papers, and other non-periodical source materials.

ERIC (Education Resource Information Center)

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. It's an essential tool for education researchers of all kinds. Use ERIC to find peer-reviewed journal articles, books, conference papers, curriculum guides, dissertations, and policy guides. 


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