Sophomore Portfolio Assessment Research Tools

These research tools gives you access to articles and books that can help you gain new insights and expand upon your event in your paper.

Finding Articles With SCC Library Indexes

The following databases are accessible to all SCC students, faculty and staff with a valid ID number, both on and off campus. Search the databases for articles from magazines, journals and/or newspapers.

To access these resources from home:

  1. Click on the database name below.
  2. Enter your last name and your seven-digit student ID number (including the zero), followed by "sc," for example, 0123456sc

Academic Search Elite

View and print scholarly/peer-reviewed articles from leading journals and reference sources on a broad range of topics.


View and print news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Access the St. Louis Post-Dispatch articles online from 1988 - present. Because of SCC library's subscription, you don't need to pay to access older articles! The Post-Dispatch reports on local, national and international news for the St. Louis metropolitan area.


LexisNexis is a full-text database which gives you access to major newspapers, magazines and government information; all articles give you the full article text.

Opposing Viewpoints

Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, magazine and newspaper articles on current social issues.

Finding Books

SCC Online Catalog

To access the catalog, use the search box on the library's home page.  There you will find the books, music and videos the SCC library owns and where they're located in the library. We also offer online books which you can access from off campus.


If the SCC library doesn't have what you're looking for, expand your search to libraries outside of SCC MOBIUS allows you to search for and request books from other Missouri colleges and universities. Ask at the reference desk if you need help.

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