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Accessing the Databases

When accessing the databases from home or off campus, you will be prompted to sign in.

When prompted to sign in:

Library Card # - the barcode number on the back of your RamCard

Password - hold the SHIFT key and enter your last name

If you have trouble signing in, you may need to register your RamCard at the STCC Library's Circulation Desk.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Designed for students who are researching controversial topics, Opposing Viewpoints draws on the Greenhaven Press series of the same name. Includes thousands of articles on today's hottest social issues.

**View a helpful video: Introduction to Opposing Viewpoints.


HeinOnline is the world's largest fully searchable, image-based government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage from inception of U.S. statutory materials, U.S. Congressional Documents and more than 2,500 scholarly journals.

Global Issues in Context

International perspectives on a broad spectrum of global issues. Users can browse by country or by subject to explore the database.

CIA World Factbook

The World Factbook provides up to date information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. The Factbook includes politcal maps, flags of the world and more.