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Library Resources by Field of Interest: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Library Resources

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Field of Interest

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

Library Resources

What is the library catalog? 

The library catalog is a searchable listing of all the materials in the library building.  This includes print books and DVDs. 

Keywords

For the best results, search the library catalog using specific keywords or short phrases rather than full sentences, questions, or strings of words. Thinking about your topic and different aspects of your topic can help you to identify relevant keywords. Good keywords are single words (usually nouns)  OR specific phrases (two or more words that must go together to make sense). When searching for an exact phrase, use quotations.  Here is an example of some keywords and phrases:

               biology               "equine science"               "veterinary technology"               sustainability             physiology     


Search the library catalog

Use the box below to search by keyword, title, author, or ISBN. 

 

 

 


Browse the Shelves

Books in the library are organized by subject. This makes it very easy to browse the shelves to see what is available in a specific subject area. Books related to Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics begin with the Q call number section of the library. Look on the ends of the book shelves to find this section, or just ask a librarian.

You can see where books on other subjects are located in the library by looking at the Library of Congress subject classification. 

What is a library database?

A library database is a searchable collection of different resources including articles from magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals, streaming videos, images, and more. 

Library databases are different than Google. The information contained in databases is not freely available via a google search.  You have access to the databases as an SCC student, so when you access a database from off campus you will be prompted to login with your MEID and password.  

 
Keywords

Databases deliver the best results when you search using specific keywords or short phrases rather than full sentences, questions, or strings of words. Thinking about your topic and different aspects of your topic can help you to identify relevant keywords. Good keywords are single words (usually nouns)  OR specific phrases (two or more words that must go together to make sense). When searching for an exact phrase, use quotations.  Here is an example of some keywords and phrases:

               biology               "equine science"               "veterinary technology"               sustainability             physiology     

Recommended Databases

View a listing of library databases by subject.  

Research Guides

Helpful resources for learning how to research.

Research Guides by Class

Visit the Class Guide page for information on the courses that have specific guides available.

Library Databases

Use these databases to search for information about different careers. You can find salary information, job duties and descriptions, education requirements, and more. 

Library Books 

These are just a few books and ebooks that you can find through the library to learn more about different careers within the Computer and Information Technology Field of Interest. You can search the library catalog and ebook database to find more. 

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Applied Technology

Behavioral and Human ServicesBusiness, Entrepreneurialism, & ManagementComputer & Information TechnologyCulture and SocietyHealth SciencesStemVisual and Performing Arts