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 Databases

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 full-text articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers.

Go to the SCC library home page ( and click Search for Articles-Databases.

The following databases will be most helpful to you in your research:

Academic Search Premier

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


Access articles from major newspapers, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Opposing Viewpoints

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

Note: If you are accessing a database off-campus, you will be prompted to log in with your last name and student ID number followed by SC (e.g., 0123456sc).

Finding Books

SCC Online Catalog

To search for books and videos in the library, go to the library home page ( and enter your topic in the search box. Click a title to find the location and call number of the item. E-books will also appear in the list of results and can be accessed off-campus. Most e-books can be checked out and downloaded to a mobile device.


If the SCC library doesn't have what you're looking for, you can request books from other Missouri colleges and universities through the MOBIUS catalog ( To request books in MOBIUS, you will be prompted to log in with your name and student ID number followed by SC (e.g., 0123456sc).

More Questions or Need Help?

Contact the Reference Desk in the library at (636) 922-8620 or chat with us online (!


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