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St. Clair County Community College Library

Phi Theta Kappa

This library research guide provides an introduction to library resources related to current topics in SC4's Lambda Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

Theme Nine

Systems of Belief

How do systems of thought change and how do they have the power to change us?


eBooks are accessible online, and many are available for download or 2 week check out.

Circulating Print Books

Circulating books may be checked out in 3 week intervals.

Audiovisual Resources

Streaming videos are viewable online. Search for videos using the AVON: Academic Video Online or the Films on Demand Database.

The Power of Belief: Its Impact on Our Minds

In this program, ABC News anchor John Stossel goes to a psychology lab and even walks through fire to investigate the power of belief—as demonstrated by the placebo and "nocebo" effects—and what psychologists call "magical thinking."


Beliefs and Culture: Frameworks—Images of a Changing World

In a constantly changing world, socially and politically engaged creators are searching for new ways to capture our attention. Filmmaker Helen Doyle has chosen the work of several artists and photographers who provoke us into looking deeper at the outside world and at ourselves. Contains images of military-related violence and nudity.