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 Library (Carter G. Woodson Library)


Library Mission

The Carter G. Woodson Library serves students of all levels and disciplines and prepares students for utilizing information through databases, books, and periodicals. Its technological approach to library support enables students to effectively perform data-driven and evidence-based research for their courses.                                                                                                          

Library Resources

The Library offers electronic databases, e-books, print and other resources to support the academic work of students, faculty, and staff as well as individual and group library and information literacy instruction.      

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Library Databases (Arranged by subject areas)

Library Databases (Alphabetic order with descriptions)

Public Databases (Alphabetic order with descriptions)

Government Databases (Alphabetic order with descriptions) 

Government Agency Home Pages (Links to Federal, State and City resources)


Library Electronic Exhibits Click here to see video exhibits.

Links to Historical Resources. Includes visuals, audios, texts, and documents.

Library Subject Guides 

The Library Subject Guides (LibGuides) were created by our Librarians to assist our students, faculty, and staff with their research needs. In addition to providing links and tutorials on using the Library and its resources, you can also use LibGuides for recommendations on finding books, academic journals, Library databases, and reliable web pages in various disciplines. We are working on adding new guides.

MXC Library Subject Guides


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Last revised February 11, 2020



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Contact Information

(312) 850-7244
(312) 850-7249
1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
Room 2300
Chicago , IL 60612
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Spring Semester Hours
Jan. 13-May 9, 2020
Closed  Feb. 17

Monday-Thursday   8am - 8pm
Friday-Saturday     9am - 2pm
Closed between semesters.


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Library Forms

​​Library Interlibrary loan formfLibrary Interlibrary Loan (pdf)
Library Instruction Request
Library Instruction Evaluation Form
Reserve request

Library Policies​

Library Policies (pdf)
Classification for Sound Recordings
Library of Congress Classification (Full Schedule)
LOC Outline