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Public Library Databases / Resources

How to sign into the public library databases listed below:
Library Card Number: SCL+studentID#
Password: studentID#

Most commonly used by students for research:

  • Academic Search Premier - A multidisciplinary research database, providing full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources
  • A-Z Maps Online
  • A-Z World Culture
  • Biography Reference Center - More than 450,000 biographies. Includes complete full-text articles and thousands of narrative biographies
  • Business Source Premier - Access to full-text articles from top business magazines and journals as well as over 12,000 company profiles and 7,800 case studies
  • Environment Complete - Comprehensive coverage for Environmental Studies including agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and related areas of study
  • Ethnic Diversity Source - A full-text database dedicated to covering the culture, traditions, social treatment, and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in America
  • Explora - START HERE if you're not sure what other databases to search. Explora covers a wide scope of general interest topics. Includes newspapers, magazines, journals, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, etc.
  • History Reference Center
  • Literary Reference Center
  • MAS Ultra - Designed especially for high school students, containing research information from popular magazines, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, maps, photos, and more
  • Points of View Reference - Controversial topics: essays, articles, and pro/con arguments that present multiple sides of current issues
  • Psychology & Behavioral Science
  • Religion and Philosophy Reference Center
  • Science Reference Center
  • Social Sciences Full Text - Covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applies and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, including addiction studies, ethics, public welfare, urban studies and more.
  • TopicSearch - Explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms


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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Encyclopedic database of over 25,000 articles that includes general information on a wide variety of topics.

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