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Reference and Facts

Britannica Online Academic Edition Restricted Resource Some full text available
Has content that specifically addresses the needs of college and university libraries.
Credo Reference Restricted Resource Some full text available
This is a general reference resource. Its full-text, aggregated content covers every major subject from many publishers of reference.


American Psychological Association
Official web site of the American Psychological Association.
Mental Health Associaton of Minnesota
The Mental Health Association of Minnesota helps individuals to access services, or problem-solve a situation, on a one-to-one basis.
History of Psychology
This site serves as a gateway to over 1000 sites regarding the history of psychology.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Alliance on Mental Illness is the "nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness." 
National Library of Medicine
National Library of Medicine serves as a national information resource for the public, patients, and families by providing electronic access to reliable health information issued by the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources.
The APA's source for sharing current news regarding psychology.

Streaming Video

Films on Demand Restricted Resource 
This is a collection of arts, humanities, sciences, and technical education videos and video clips.
Video Lectures 
VideoLectures.NET is a free and open access educational video lectures repository. The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at the most important and prominent events like conferences, summer schools, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of Science.

Books in the Library

Psychology books are generally located in the BF section of the SCC library stacks. If you are specifically looking for books related to medical aspects of psychiatry, RC is the section to browse. Other related areas: psychology of gender would be in HQ, psychology of learning would be in LB, and industrial/organizational psychology would be under HF5549.

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Print and Ebook Material

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fifth edition is available in print in both SCC libraries at this call number: RC455.2.C4 D54 2013.
It is also available as an ebook online: CLICK HERE

Search Databases for Articles

PsycARTICLES Restricted Resource Some full text available
A source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.
Psychology Database Restricted Resource Some full text available
This resource, (formerly titled Psychology Journals) provides citations, abstracts and selected full-text articles on psychology and related disciplines.
Social Services Abstracts Restricted Resource Some full text available
A resource for Community Social Services students, this database contains only abstracts (summaries). If you'd like to request the article and are unfamiliar with interlibrary loan, please contact a librarian.
Sociological Abstracts Restricted Resource Some full text available
Sociological Abstracts, and its companion file Social Services Abstracts, cover the international literature of sociology, social work, and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.
Academic Search Premier Restricted Resource Some full text available
A multi-disciplinary database that includes titles in fields such as: arts & literature, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, ethnic studies, language & linguistics, medical sciences, and physics.
Expanded Academic ASAP Restricted Resource Some full text available
A database for arts, humanities, social science, science and technology research, it includes scholarly journals, news magazines and newspapers.


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Use our catalog, OneSearch, to find the books and videos on our shelves, plus ebooks and streaming videos.

The best way to begin your search is to enter one or two keywords on your topic. To narrow your results, use the Modify My Results options on the left side of the screen. You can also click on a relevant title and click on one of its subject headings to focus your search on that particular topic.

Please ask a librarian if you need help locating anything you find in our catalog.

If we don't have the book, video, or article you're looking for, you can request it via interlibrary loan (ILL) and it will come to you. E-mail to let us know what you need and we can do our best to help you find it.