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Accessing the Databases

NEW: All STCC students, faculty, & staff are now automatically registered in the library system! 

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

USERNAME - Students can login with Student ID;  Faculty & Staff should login with library barcode.

PASSWORD - Last name in all CAPS

If you are unsuccessful logging in, see

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

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.


Global Issues in Context

Gale in Context: Global Issues

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

CIA World Factbook

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.