Use the resources below to begin your research. Make sure that you pay attention to the search tips and examples listed on this page. They will help make your research more successful. If you are having trouble finding sources for your assignment, ask a librarian for help.
Use the search examples listed under each database link if you need help getting started.
Start by clicking one of the database links below. If you are off campus, you will be prompted to enter your myPittCC username and password in order to search the database. The database should open in a new tab or window.
Do not forget to check the publication date! This is especially important with the minimum wage topic. We recommend that you limit your search results to articles that have only been published within the past 5 years.
Do not use complete sentences. Break your topic down and only enter the important keywords.
Here are some examples of what you can type into the search box:
Once you have a list of results in Summon, use the search filters to refine your search results:
The username and password to access databases from off campus is similar to what you use to access the PCC campus portal (myPittCC) and Moodle. For the username, use the first part of your myPittCC email address only. DO NOT include @my.pittcc.edu. The password is exactly the same as what you use to log in to the campus portal. Generic logins are available to community residents with PCC library cards, and others who are enrolled in or are affiliated with PCC programs and continuing education courses.