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Look in databases for magazine and journal articles, and in the video collections for demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, newsreels, primary-source footage and more. Most databases have full text articles online; others have citations or abstracts which you can use to find a paper copy in the library or borrow from other libraries. Anyone may access databases and video collections from the main campus library computers. Databases marked Free Access may be accessed by anyone from any computer with internet access. Currently registered SCC students may access databases and video collections from off-campus by logging in to the off-campus research link using the current semester's username and password, which can be obtained from the library staff or instructors.

Off Campus Access

Click Here to Research Databases if you are at any location other than the SCC main campus in Ullin (this includes all extension centers).

  American History Online

American History Online contains Landmark Documents in American History. This database contains historical documents, timelines, biographies and a gallery of images that enhance the study of American history and literature.

 CQ Researcher

Offers in-depth, non-biased coverage on issues in the news about political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. Comprehensive reporting and analysis, the pros and cons, bibliographies and more. Archives available from 1923 forward.

  Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. Entries cover many subjects and come in many languages. The site offers over 3000 journals with almost 1000 of those searchable at the article level.

  EDUCAUSE Quarterly

EDUCAUSE Quarterly provides timely, practical information on the applied uses of IT. EDUCAUSE Quarterly is now published in a freely available, online-only format with multimedia (graphics, live links, audio, and video). The first exclusively online edition is a comprehensive theme issue on learning spaces.


EBSCOhost offers eBooks and databases (collections of periodical articles) covering many topics. Databases include Academic Search Premier, Business Source Elite, CINAHL, Newspaper Source, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, ERIC, Military and Government Collection, Consumer Health Complete, and more. Choose "full-text" to get the entire article.

  Encyclopedia Britannica

Over 73,000 encylopedic articles are provided in this online encylopedia. Encyclopedia Britannica also filters and directs users to the best web sites on the Internet related to the subject they covered in their articles.

  Ferguson's Career Guidance Database

Ferguson's Career Guidance Database lists detailed information for more than 1,200 jobs. Special features include listings of academic and non-academic programs, employability assessment and listings of scholarships by career choice.


Global Road Warrior


Global Road Warrior Cultural, economic, and political information for countries around the world.


Green File


GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE serves as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet.

The database contains nearly 300,000 records, full text for selected titles and searchable cited references for more than 200 titles as well.

  Illinois Harvest

Illinois Harvest is a free public website developed at the University of Illinois Library that brings together and organizes digital resources about Illinois, written by Illinois authors, or included in the digital collections of the library. The site includes links to maps, books, photographs, journal articles, posters, and manuscripts from libraries and museums around the world.

  Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.

  Lexis Nexis Academic

Lexis Nexis Academic provides full text articles in five subject categories: NEWS (includes current + 20 yrs. back), BUSINESS (company and financial info), LEGAL state, federal, & international laws and codes), MEDICAL, and REFERENCE (country/state profiles, biographies, etc.). Be sure to view the "How do I" info!


Nursing ebooks from Ovid


Wound care, medical Spanish, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, medical terminology, and elder care are just a few of the topics covered in ebooks from Ovid.

  Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the original source for word studies. It contains the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over a half-million words, both past and present.


Salem Health


*NOTE: You must Login through off-campus access link to use this database.
Magillís Medical Guide is an up-to-date and easy-to-use compendium of medical information suitable for student research as well as use by general readers, including patients and caregivers.


  • SIRS Researcher has articles on social, scientific, health, economics, global and political issues.
  • SIRS Renaissance provides information an the Arts and Humanities

A single search will locate articles in both databases or just in the one that you select. All resources are full text in SIRS.

  World News Digest

World News Digest brings together nearly seven decades of news from the renowned Facts On File World News Digest in print. This archival record of domestic and international news, unrivaled for its depth, breadth, and accuracy, covers all major political, social, and economic events since November 1940. World News Digest is updated twice weekly and includes a searchable hourly newsfeed. It contains more than 1 million internal hyperlinks and offers handy access features. Enhanced search and browse tools include convenient tabbed search results.

  Alexander Street Press Video Collections

is a publisher of award-winning online collections and videos for scholarly research, teaching, and learning.

  • American History in Video
    American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. This release now provides 6,005 titles, equaling approximately 1622 hours.

  • Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video
    Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video, a collection of documentaries, training videos, and interviews illustrating the strategies, techniques, and experiences of professionals serving on the front lines of justice and public safety.

  • Education in Video
    Education in Video: Volume I provides resources for both new and experienced teachers tools to increase their knowledge and skills and for education faculty to link abstract theories of education to real-world students and classrooms.

  • Health and Society in Video
    Health and Society in Video defines and explores todayís latest medical progress in health and wellness issues and their impact on society-- with hundreds of premium documentaries, profiles, reports, and interviews.

  • Nursing Education in Video
    Nursing Education in Video is a unique online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.

  • World History in Video
    World History in Video is a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow students and researchers to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century. The video content offered here is truly global in scope, covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. Upon completion, the collection will contain 1,000 hours of streaming video that offers access to more than 1,750 important, critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide.

For More Information Contact:
Tracey Johnson - SCC Librarian
at 1-800-481-2242 ext. 3271 or e-mail

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