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Academic Search Premier

Scholarly/peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources.

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Digital library of over 300,000 images and related data. View, zoom and compare images.

Go to ARTstor »
Biography Reference Center

Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of more than 460,000 full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography.

Go to Biography Reference Center »
Chronicle of Higher Education

Full access to The Chronicle of Higher Education online.

Go to Chronicle of Higher Education »
CINAHL Complete

This database provides access to the CINAHL index as well as the full text of 1,300 journals, evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons and more. 

Go to CINAHL Complete »
Consumer Health Complete

Contains consumer-oriented health content and includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide.

Go to Consumer Health Complete »
CQ Researcher

Provides comprehensive analysis, backgrounds and pro/con views on current political and social issues.

Go to CQ Researcher »
E-books from EBSCO

Access to over 20,000 e-books to read online or check out and download to your device.

Go to E-books from EBSCO »
EBSCO Education Databases

Contains the databases Teacher's Reference Center and Professional Development Collection from EBSCO. These databases contain nearly 520 education journals, 200 educational reports, and abstracts for 280 teacher and administrator journals.

Go to EBSCO Education Databases »

Abstracts from education journals, dissertations, and government reports. Minimal full-text.

Go to ERIC »
Film and Television Literature

A comprehensive database covering the entire spectrum of television and film. Also includes Variety movie reviews from 1914 to present and over 36,300 images from the MPTV Image Archive.

Go to Film and Television Literature »
Films on Demand

From Films for the Humanities and Sciences, this database offers thousands of full-length streaming videos and clips—many exclusive.  

Go to Films on Demand »
Gale Literary Sources

Gale Literary Sources is a single search of many Gale literary databases. Using this link you can search Literature Resource Center and Literature Criticism Online with a single search.  

Go to Gale Literary Sources »
Gale Virtual Reference Library

GVRL is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources. Topics covered include history, education, science and medicine, social sciences and literature.

Go to Gale Virtual Reference Library »

Scholarly, government and general-interest titles on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.

Go to GreenFILE »
Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science

This 4-volume reference set represents the most current knowledge in the field of child psychology providing comprehensive coverage of developmental science, including detailed explanations of major theories and methods. 

Go to Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science »
Handbook of Psychology

This 12-volume reference set represents the most current knowledge in every field of psychology, including experimental, clinical, social, developmental, educational, assessment, health, forensic, and industrial psychology.

Go to Handbook of Psychology »

A database of American genealogical sources with coverage dating back to the 1700s. Includes U.S. federal censuses, genealogy and local history books, Freedman’s Bank records and more.

Go to HeritageQuest »
Humanities International Complete

This database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,300 journals and more than 2.9 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases. Not all articles are full-text.

Go to Humanities International Complete »
LearningExpress Library

Provides access to career and educational resources including tutorials, tests, and handbooks. Includes: ACT, GED, U.S. Citizenship, basic skills improvement, and career certification test prep including NCLEX-RN and PN among many more.

You must create an account on campus to access content off campus. 

Also available through Learning Express:
Job & Career Accelerator 
Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success

Go to LearningExpress Library »

Search newspapers, legal cases, companies, countries and biographical information.

Go to LexisNexis »
LexisNexis: Company Search

Business information on over 80 million U.S. and international companies: Dossier (Company, Executive, & Industry) Search.

Go to LexisNexis: Company Search »
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Abstracts for articles on librarianship, classification, cataloging, information management, and more.

Go to Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts »
Literature Criticism Online

Critical analysis essays on 19th and 20th century literature, poetry, short stories, and drama.

Go to Literature Criticism Online »
Literature Resource Center

Critical essays and biographies on literary works and authors. Full-text.

Go to Literature Resource Center »
MagillOnLiterature Plus

Critical essays and book reviews from the Magill literary series. Full-text.

Go to MagillOnLiterature Plus »

Provides access to biomedical, health and life science journal citations. Limited full-text available.

Go to MEDLINE on EBSCOhost »
Naxos Music Library

Large collection of classical music available online, including jazz, world, folk and Chinese music.

Go to Naxos Music Library »
New York Times - Historical

Access full-text articles from the New York Times from 1851 to three years ago.

Go to New York Times - Historical »
Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, and journal, magazine and newspaper articles on current topics. Most full-text.

Go to Opposing Viewpoints in Context »
Ovid Nursing Books

This will link you to the collection of nursing eBooks purchased through Ovid SP. These titles are also available through the main library search box.

Go to Ovid Nursing Books »
Oxford Art Online

Articles on all aspects of art and art history including artist biographies and links to art images. All full-text.

Go to Oxford Art Online »
Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) contains the "meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world."

Go to Oxford English Dictionary »
Oxford Music Online

Offers access to multiple music reference resources with Grove Music Online as its cornerstone. It also contains The Oxford Companion to Music and The Oxford Dictionary of Music as well as other Oxford and Grove reference sources. 

Go to Oxford Music Online »
Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database containing a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.

Go to Points of View Reference Center »
Salem Literature Reference Sets

Access our Salem reference sets online - database includes: Critical Insights, Critical Surveys, Magill's Literary Annuals, and Masterplots. 

Go to Salem Literature Reference Sets »
Salem Press e-books

Access the online Salem Reference titles purchased by the SCC Library. Included are reference sets covering literature, history, and science.

Go to Salem Press e-books »
Science Reference Center

A research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content.

Go to Science Reference Center »
Scientific & Medical ART (SMART) Imagebase

Download thousands of medical illustrations, videos, interactive tools, and monographs of anatomy, physiology, embryology, surgery, trauma, pathology, diseases, conditions and other topics.

Go to Scientific & Medical ART (SMART) Imagebase »

A collection of chemistry and related science information including substance and chemical reaction information.  

A SciFinder user account will have to be created when accessing SciFinder for the first time.

Go to SciFinder »
Short Stories for Students

Provides critical overviews of short stories from all cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure.

Go to Short Stories for Students »
U.S. History in Context

Contains thousands of articles from premium reference resources, journal articles, images, and primary source documents.  It is cross-searchable with World History in context.

Go to U.S. History in Context »
World Eras

A 10-volume encyclopedia covering world history from Ancient Mesopotamia, 3300-331 B.C.E. to the Industrial Revolution in Europe, 1750-1914.

Go to World Eras »
World History in Context

Contains thousands of articles from premium reference resources, journal articles, images and primary source documents.  It is cross-searchable with U.S. History in context.

Go to World History in Context »

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