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Cosmetology: Research Tools


Use the library Search to find books on specific subjects. You'll find print books and some ebooks.

  • Books that check out are on the library 2nd floor. 
  • Reference books are on the 1st floor. They're a great starting place for research.
  • Partner Libraries search will find books at Gonzaga and other area college libraries.

  Your SCC Library has books on these subjects and more:

  • Beauty culture
  • Beauty, personal
  • Salons
  • Health resorts
  • Beauty shops
  • Beauty shops, Marketing
  • Spas
  • Fingernails
  • Manicuring
  • Skin
  • Dermatology
  • Hygiene
  • Cosmetics
  • Hair
  • Hairstyles
  • Haircutting
  • Hairdressing
  • Permanent waving

Books on Cosmetology are generally shelved in these call number areas:

  • 646.7
  • 616
  • 617

Book cover: Hair Structure and Chemistry Simplified   Book cover: Milady Standard: UpDos   Books cover: Ferguson's Careers in Focus, Cosmetology   Book cover: Successful Salon & Spa Management

Browse print periodical in the Library

Browse our print periodicalsAmerican Salon cover

The library has print subscriptions to:

Find articles using SCC Library databases

Use library databases to find articles in:    


  • magazines
  • trade publications
  • newspapers
  • scholarly journals

Example periodicals from Library databases


Find periodicals on topics like: Beauty Culture, Advertising, Public Relations

  • American Salon
  • Hairdressers Journal International
  • Cosmetics
  • Health & Beauty Close-Up
  • Health & Beauty Salon
  • American Spa
  • Marketing Magazine
  • Business World
  • Green Book (to 2014)


Associates Programs Source Plus

Find periodicals and ebooks on topics like: Haircare, Hairstyling, Skin Care, Nails, Manicure Techniques, Cosmetology, Salons, Spa Industry, Beauty Shops, Customer Services, Customer Loyalty, Employee Retention

  • Professional Beauty
  • American Salon
  • Health & Beauty Salon
  • Naptural Roots Magazine
  • Skin, Inc.