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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias: Databases

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.

Credo Reference

Access to hundreds reference titles, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, and atlases in all major subjects. Also, Credo Reference offers a visual map of research using their Concept Map in addition to other tools.

Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia

Provides thousands of encyclopedia entries covering a variety of subject areas, including some images and brief biographies.

Your Dictionary

YourDictionary is more than a dictionary. It's a comprehensive reference site with synonyms, sentence examples, quotes, biographies, and an amazing collection of grammar-related articles and education resources for students, teachers, parents and homeschoolers.

Combined Searching

WorldCat lets you search the bibliographic records for books and other materials in thousands of libraries worldwide.