In the Library

Where Do I Start?

If you are new to using the library, you are in the right place!

Watch a quick start video or take the Information Literacy Modules to get advanced knowledge of our SCC Libraries:

Here is a longer, in-depth tutorial on using the library, with more examples:



Advanced Library Research Tutorials

SCC Library Information Literacy Modules
 - The modules will guide you to understanding the research process and the many resources you can and should use for college assignments.  Each module will explain a step in the research process, give examples, and give you a chance to practice what you're learning.


LinkedIn Learning Information Literacy Tutorials

What is information literacy? from Information Literacy by Elsa Loftis

Search Newspapers

ProQuest Newsstand Complete Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full text of 300+ U.S. and international news sources. Includes the New York Times (1999 to present), The Times of London (index and abstract only), the Wall Street Journal (1984 to present), and the StarTribune of Minneapolis (1986 to present).

Video Guides - COMING SOON!

Instructions to find, evaluate, and use online and print sources
  • Find Articles - Steps and tutorials to find journal articles *Coming Soon*

  • Database Tutorials - Walkthroughs and tutorials for specific SCC Databases

  • Find Books & E-books - Steps to find books in the library and online  *Coming Soon* 

Find Videos - Steps to find movies, documentaries, TV shows, & more *Coming Soon*

​Handouts: Libary Resources Handout

Related Guides


Heather Biedermann

Ask A Librarian

SCC Library Catalog Search

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SCC Catalog Onesearch

SCC Catalog

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.