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Research is paramount to success in college.  Good research consists of finding reliable and current sources to learn from and reference.  At the SCCC Library, we have all the resources you need to conduct quality research and ace your assignments.

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SCCC Databases and Research

Find books, DVDs and magazines.  If you can’t find what you are looking for, the library can get it from another library: 

Wherever you are at, you can search CloudSource.  All articles in this database are full text, so you can see them now.

EBSCO is the leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions and ebooks.  SCCC students can access EBSCO in the library or with a password from off-campus.  Contact the library or your instructor for access. 


Opposing Viewpoints is an online database that explores opposing sides of the most important issues, helping learners to develop information literacy and critical thinking skills. SCCC students can access Opposing Viewpoints in the library or with a password from off-campus.  Contact the library or your instructor for access. 

A diverse mix of scholarly literature, clinical training videos, reference materials, and evidence-based resources, including dissertations and systematic reviews. SCCC students can access ProQuest Nursting & Allied Health in the library or with an individual login from off-campus.  Contact the library for access. 

HeinOnline Civil Rights and Social Justice includes information on slavery in the U.S. and around the world, gun regulation in the U.S., civil rights and social justice, and LGBTQ+ rights.  


Additional Research Information

Kansas Library eCard

Current SCCC Students are eligible to get a Kansas Library Card, which gives them access to more databases, ebooks and audiobooks and more.  To sign up, stop by the SCCC Library or fill out the form below.  

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Still can’t find what you are looking for?  The SCCC Library can order articles, books and media from other libraries.  It may take several weeks to get the item in, so please plan ahead. 

To request an item, fill out the form below or stop by the SCCC Library. 

Chronicle of Higher Education

From the SCCC Network, access the Chronicle of Higher Education. 

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How-To Videos

Peer Review

Peer review is a process for evaluating research studies before they are published by an academic journal. These studies typically communicate original research or analysis for other researchers. 

Created by Tessa Withorn, Carolyn Caffrey, and Dana Ospina at the CSUDH Library and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International LicenseLinks.

How to tell if something is peer-reviewed

  • Go to the source’s website. If it mentions being peer reviewed or refereed, you can trust that the research papers in that publication have been vetted by members of the author’s peer community.
  • Limit your search in databases by checking the “peer reviewed” limiter. Be careful – often only the original research in these journals is peer reviewed.  Opinion pieces, reviews of books and letters to the editor aren’t peer reviewed but may show up in this type of search.
  • Still unsure?  Ask for help from the SCCC Library or your instructor.  

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