SWCC Library

Library Student Handbook

E-Journal Locator

Thousands of  titles of journals, magazines, and newspapers are available with full-text articles online via the library’s e-Journal locator.. Your favorite recreational periodical, as well as research material may be located by using this URL.
Additionally, you can access the e-Journal locator from the Periodicals link on the SWCC Library web page.  Once you are on the Periodicals page, select the Online Journal Locator link.


Ebooks are electronic versions of print books.  Ebooks can be read online anytime and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from computers with Internet access.  The SWCC Library has several collections of thousands of ebooks available for your use.  The full text of the ebooks can be viewed online.  You can print a limited amount of pages of an ebook.  Many ebook providers have copyright protection mechanisms in place, limiting the copying and printing of pages.

You can access many ebooks from a SWCC Library Catalog search.  You can also access ebooks from the “Library Resources” link on the SWCC Library web page.

Some ebook providers require that you have a special account to download the ebooks to a computer or mobile device.  One such ebook provider is EBSCOhost.

Mobile Devices & eBook Resources is a pdf document outlining compatibility with eBook databases & popular mobile devices.

Here is a list of some of the databases which provide access to ebooks:

Books @OVID

CIAO: Columbia Intgernational Affairs Online

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

Criminal Justice E-book Collections

Eldritch Press

ENGnetBASE (Goes to CRCnetBase)

**EBSCOhost eBook Collection

FirstSearch Ebooks (Use “Ebooks” link.)

Gale Reference Collection (Gale Virtual Reference Library)

OverDrive Digital Audiobook Collection

Oxford Reference Online Premium


Questia Ebooks (

Safari Books Online (ProQuest)


Springer E-books

**EBSCOhost is located under the “Periodicals” link on the SWCC Library web page, and the e-books are available in EBSCOhost’s eBook Collection.  Currently registered students, SWCC faculty, and staff members use your SWCC username and password to access the eBook Collection from home.  An additional “My EBSCOhost” account is required to download EBSCO e-books offline for 1 to 7 days.  Instructions are available when you create an account (Use EBSCOhost’s “Sign In” link.) and start the download process.  Community members do not have access to the e-books from off-campus locations.

Citation of Electronic Resources

American Psychological Association (APA).  APA Style Help. URL:

Dewey, Russell A.  APA Style Resources. URL:

ImagineEasy Solutions.  EasyBib: The Free Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker.  URL:

Landsberger, Joe.  Study Guides and Strategies.  Citing Websites: APA Style, American Psychological Association.

Landsberger, Joe.  Study Guides and Strategies.  Citing Websites: MLA Style, Modern Language Association.

Modern Language Association (MLA).  The MLA Style Center.  Writing Resources from the Modern Language Association.

Purdue University.  APA Formatting and Style Guide. URL:

Purdue University.  MLA Formatting and Style Guide. URL:

University of Chicago.  The Chicago Manual of Style Online.  Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide.  URL:

Warlick, David & The Landmark Project.  Citation Machine, Serving Students & Teachers, K-12, College, & Univesity.  (Son Of Citation Machine) URL:


Note: Some databases include citation generators.  The instant citations in MLA, APA and other formats are automatically created for you.  Look for the “Cite,” “CiteNow!,” “Cite this title,” “Citations Tool,” etc. links in the toolbox area of your database results.


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