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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is an online library of full-text e- books including encyclopedias, almanacs, dictionaries, and other resources.

CREDO Reference

Credo is an online reference library covering most academic areas. It includes topic pages, a mind map, image searches, and it also displays pre-loaded links to the other SCC library database resources.

Chilton Auto Repair Library

Chilton's Auto Repair Library (Gale) is an automotive service & repair database covering vehicles made in the last 30 years plus specialty models.

Chilton Auto Repair Library

DSM-IV-TR : Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is the mental disorder classification manual published by the American Psychiatric Association.

Biography Reference Center
Biography Reference Center

A collection of more than 436,000 full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.

Enter OED (Oxford English Dictionary) Online

"The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world." (more)

Heritage Quest Online

A genealogical database with access to census data, family records and local histories.

MedLine Plus

National Library of Medicine's database of references to more than 16 million articles published in 4,800 biomedical journals. Includes medical encyclopedia, dictionary and tutorials.


LearningExpress Library provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help SCC students succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. Includes GED, ACT, Civil Service, Military, TOEFL, and more.

This resource also includes assessment of your skills, job profiles, job and internship search, resume and cover letter writing, and more.

You will need to establish your own account once you have logged into Learning Express.

Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center

Contains hundreds of publications and thousands of multi-state legal forms, with more content added on a regular basis

Country Watch

Geographic, cultural, and statistical information about nations of the world.

Safari Tech Books

Full-text e-book library for programmers and IT professionals.

College Source Online

Contains over 15,000 college catalogs

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Small Business Reference Center provides full text for many small business reference books, business videos, a help and advice section, and information on how to create business plans.

Science Reference Center database
Science Reference Center

Full text access to hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics database
CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics

The 86th edition of this resource; contains interactive charts and tables.

Use 24/7 e-ref if the chat librarian is out.