Use the library Search to find books on specific subjects. You'll find print books and some ebooks.
Your SCC Library has books on these subjects and more:
eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) contains select ebooks (login required)
Reference books include subject encyclopedias which are a good starting point for research. Several Library databases contain e-encyclopedias including:
Here are some print and electronic subject encyclopedia examples:
Article index databases (like ProQuest and Academic Search Complete) allow complex searching in 1000s of periodicals.
Here are some examples of successful searches you can do in these two databases:
mathematics and "knot theory"
fractal* and "mathematical models"
To find periodical articles, choose Databases by Subject from the SCC Library homepage or use the databases below.
(Image: Fractal Geometry Showing Mandelbrot Set. Photograph.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 28 Oct. 2013.)