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Selected Online Databases

The library databases are accessible 24/7.  Coverage includes full-text content from magazines, academic journals, news sources, whole books, streaming video, and music.


We hope you will take advantage of using the library for your research and/or directing students to use the library. To help you get familiar with the William Hessel Library, take a look at this guide to see what services and resources we have.

Library instruction

Are you and your students aware of the online databases? Citation tools? How to use the catalog? Do you assign your students a research paper? To help our students become aware of our many resources, we welcome you to sign up for a library presentation. It can be tailored to a specific assignment. To sign up (a week notice is required), call Diane at 269-927-6287.

Checking out materials

Present your College ID to check out materials in the library. If you teach from, for example, the South Haven campus, you can log into the Online Catalog, search for library held materials, and then request  items to be sent to South Haven (or other non Benton Harbor campus). Or, if that is not possible, you can contact us and we can send your requested items to the requested campus.

Purchase suggestion

Have a book or DVD suggestion for the library? Please email Diane.  Please include your name and LMC status. Thank you.

Library contacts

Diane Baker, Reference Librarian, 927-6287

Vickie Semrinec, Public Services Assistant/Cataloging Technician, 927-6281

Kaelyn Goss, Library Generalist, 927-6542


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