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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Closure – Resources Updates

3/22/20: The Library is currently closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Physical materials are unavailable and interlibrary loan services are interrupted. Please continue to make use of electronic materials posted on this page, or email for assistance.

For access to online textbooks, click the "COVID-19 Classroom Resources" tab above.

Quicksearch Popular Databases

Use the ProQuest Central widget to perform a search of ALL topics covered in our ProQuest databases. Lock Icon: SMCC users only

Use the custom search button to limit your search to specific topics covered by our ProQuest databases.

Use the PowerSearch widget to perform a search of ALL topics covered in our GALE databases.

2/12/20: Some off-campus users are experiencing difficulties with the Power Search widget. While we address the problem, please consider using the custom search button posted below. Thank you for your cooperation! Lock Icon: SMCC users only

Use the custom search button to limit your search to specific topics covered by our GALE databases.

Use the Academic Search Complete widget to perform a search of many topics covered in our EBSCO databases. Lock Icon: SMCC users only

Academic Search Complete

Use the custom search button to limit your search to specific topics covered by our EBSCO databases.

MARVEL is now the Digital Maine Library! Click on the logo to jump to the Digital Maine Library and search databases provided by the State of Maine.

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Why Databases?

Databases provide quick access to millions of individual articles drawn from thousands of different publications. If you need the most up-to-the-minute information on a topic, consider searching the databases for content in:

  • Newspapers. They will cover the most current information and provide users with both factual and opinion-based content.
  • Magazines. This is content created to entertain and informs the general reader - no subject area expertise required.
  • Trade Journals. Written for those with knowledge of the given field, trade journals are a great way to locate information on industry trends, professional organizations, and new products or techniques relevant to the field.
  • Academic Journals. These sources will include peer-reviewed articles regarding original scholarly research. They'll describe methodolgy and theory in a way most useful for scholars, professionals, and current students.

Request an Article

Did you find a great article, but it isn't full text? You can request a copy of the article by submitting a full citation of the article to

What's in a full citation? Be sure to include:

  • Author
  • Title
  • Publication
  • Volume & Issue
  • Date
  • Pages

SMCC's article request services are available Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. Evening and weekend requests will be addressed during regular operating hours.

COVID Remote Reference

Need a little extra support? The reference librarians are online and available for remote assistance. You can email your questions to You can also book 30 minute research and reference sessions with us by following the links below. Reference support sessions are held via Google Hangouts, and you can schedule 2 sessions per week. Go ahead and ask - we're here to help!

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Attention: Database Changes!

New Resources!

The Library has acquired several new EBSCO databases to help better meet your research needs. Look for these new resources in the Databases A to Z box below: Applied Science & Technology, Business Source Complete, Health Source, History Reference Center, MasterFILE, Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection, and World Politics Review. Happy searching!



Databases A to Z

Please be aware most databases in the A to Z list are for SMCC users only. SMCC login and password will be required for access outside the Learning Commons. Lock Icon: SMCC users only