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St. Clair County Community College Library

Social Sciences - OER and Alternative Course Materials

Using library resources in your course

All online library materials are link-able for course use. If you need assistance locating, linking to, or creating a customized list of resources, contact SC4 Library. 


Library databases

Library databases are organized according to subject covered, content type, and access level. The library includes many open access journal and ebook repositories in its database list in addition to paid subscribed content. Library materials are linkable in any context, though be sure to use the permalink from the database platform or your OneSearch search result page when linking. If you need assistance creating links to resources found in SC4 Library's holdings, please contact the library.

Additionally, if there is a copyright protected item that you wish to utilize in your course, please contact the library to discuss collection development possibilities. Many ebooks are multi-user licensed, and if possible, the library will purchase a license to support your course. 

Library recommendation request form

SC4 library's primary responsibility is to serve its patrons needs and support the success of our students. Items recommended by SC4 faculty, staff, and students are integral to that mission.

  • Please provide as much information about the recommended resource as possible.
  • All item requests are reviewed in relation to the library's collection development policies.
  • You may be contacted for additional information, clarification, or cost justification information if necessary. 
  • An SC4 librarian will contact you when the item has been received and is available for check out.