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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias: Databases

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

Credo Reference

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

Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

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

Your Dictionary

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.