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Scholarly encyclopedias and other reference sources are a great first source to use when researching a new topic.
The Library has both print and e-encyclopedias.
Databases which contain e-encyclopedias:
Search the library's ebooks database.
Because the field of computer technology changes rapidly, the SCC Library's most up-to-date networking, web design, software, and related topics in are not in the library's print collection, but are located in the ebook collection.
Plus O'Reilly Media
Books on some software topics are available from free from O'Reilly Media:
Books in SCC and partner libraries
Use the Library SEARCH to find SCC/SFCC books.
(Remember to also search partner libraries like GU, etc.)
Example books from the SCC Collection:
Search the library's databases to find articles in:
trade & scholarly journals
While students can borrow print periodicals, like WIRED magazine, from the Library, thousands of subscription only periodicals are full-text in research databases.
Example periodicals in SCC databases
- Computer World
- PC World
- PC Magazine
- Computer Weekly
- Design Week
- International Journal of Advanced Computer Research
- Health Management Technology
- Wireless Design and Development
- Network Computing
- Electronic Design
- Health Data Management
. . . and many more!