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English 1A - Morford: Taking Back Language

Database Tips:

  • Use a variety of words or phrases to describe what you're looking for, but keep it simple, and don't be afraid to do multiple searches.
  • Find a few articles that work, and look for new words/phrases to describe what you're looking for, and search again using those new phrases or words.
  • Less is more -- try to get less than 60 results per search.
  • Use the "refine results" in the left hand column to narrow down your results.

If you're still having problems, come see us at the reference desk, email or call us at (951) 372-7115

You can also Chat with a Librarian online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Resources Accessible from Home

Dictionaries and Reference Books

Newspapers And Library of Congress (Primary Sources)

Books and eBooks from Our Catalog (Secondary)



(Primary Sources via Newspapers and Magazines [Periodicals]; Secondary Sources via Scholarly Journal Articles)

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Connect to the Library off Campus

Current Norco College students, faculty, and staff have access to the Electronic Databases off-campus - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Read the log-in screen for details on your User ID and Password. You need to enter this information once per session.

User ID: 7-digit student number or faculty/staff number with no initials

Students - You are assigned a student ID number by the Registrar.

Faculty / Staff - You can obtain ID numbers from your IDS or Human Resources Department.

Password: First initial of your first name and up to six letters of your last name, all lower case with no spaces


Clarice Breckenridge = cbrecke

Alfred Ng = ang

NOTE: If you are an employee or student that initially enrolled at Moreno Valley College or Riverside City College, please go to the Electronic Resources web site for that college you should have access to your respective home campus databases.

If you're still experiencing any difficulties, contact us at (951) 372-7019. or email us at 

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