Library Resources

Search in the Library's automated catalog. Here one can locate materials at the Shawnee College Library as well as those located at all Shawnee Library System libraries. There is a large Genealogy Collection housed in the C.E. Brehm Public Library in Mt. Vernon, IL which is available on the automated catalog. Anyone who needs help in using the online catalog should ask for assistance at the circulation desk.

Genealogical Websites

Family Tree Searcher
Find Family Trees Easily.

Genealogy Search Advice
Answer a series of simple questions and get free, customized advice on the most effective next steps in your genealogy search.

The National Archives and Records Administration

1940 Census Records

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Over 26,000 links, categorized and cross-referenced, in over 70 categories.

Guidelines for APA, MLA and other formats:

OWL Online Writing Lab
Resources for Documenting Electronic Sources

OWL Online Writing Lab - APA
Using American Psychological Association (APA) format

OWL Online Writing Lab - MLA
Using Modern Language Association (MLA) format (updated to 7th edition of MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers and 3rd edition of the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing).

Citing Your Sources from Wright State University
A well organized guide to citation in several styles.

Additional Information

Many Databases include "How to Cite" tips, but double-check automatic citations for accuracy!

The Chicago Manual of Style is shelved in our reference area at: Z 253.U69 2003.

The APA manual is shelved in our reference area at: BF 76.7 .P83 2002.

The MLA manual is shelved in our reference area at: LB 2369 .G53 2003.

You can ask for help at our circulation desk.

Evaluating Health Information, from MedlinePlus. Includes a 16-minute tutorial and links to recommended sites. (A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.) A good site for the general public.

A User’s Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web. Includes recommended websites for several health topics. A service of the Medical Library Association.

Find It Fast, Good for the general public. is dedicated to informing you about dangerous prescription drugs and medical devices. Good for the general public.

WebMD, A good site for the general public.

Information about the flu from the Centers for Disease Control. For fact, not rumor, on flu.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, homepage (choose your region).

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region.

Health on the Net Foundation (HON) Code Site Evaluation form is the website to use to learn more about the Affordable Care Act and how to enroll in and use the health insurance.


Job Hunter's Survival Guide: How to Find Hope and Rewarding Work, Even When "There Are No Jobs."

Bolles, Richard N.

HF 5382.7 .B628 2010

Sensible advice on hunting for a job when the economy isn't great.

Military to Civilian Career Transition Guide: The Essential Job Search Handbook for Service Members.

Farley, Janet I.

HF 5384 .F37 2010

Designed to assist veterans as they make the transition back to civilian life-Includes information about veterans' services.

The Everything Practice Interview Book: Make the Best Impression-and Get the Job You Want.

McKay, Dawn Rosenberg

HF 5549.5 .I6 M327 2009

Specific ideas on making a good impression at an interview, from handling embarrassing questions to what to wear.

Resume Magic: Trade Secrets of a Professional Resume Writer.

Whitcomb, Susan Britton

HF 5383 .W46 2009

Detailed guidance on creating an effective resume.

The SHARE public access catalog is part of the Illinois Heartland Library System, is available to the public, and has items from approximately five hundred libraries across southern and central Illinois.

Online Resources Offered by the SCC Library

The SCC Library offers online databases that help students select a career and improve skills that help them find a job.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Job profiles, career and industry workplace skills, and professional advice for job seekers, as well as college planning and financial aid information.

Learning Express Library

Provides interactive tests based on the real licensing or academic exams students are required to take. In addition to subject areas such as math, science, and writing; and specific career options such as nursing, cosmetology, and law enforcement, Learning Express Library offers job search and workplace skills. Students can review their tests and identify areas of strengths and weaknesses. From computers on campus, access this database here.

Recommended Online Resources

Occupational Outlook Handbook describes the necessary training and education, earnings, job prospects, job tasks, and working conditions for hundreds of jobs. The handbook is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor.

Illinois Department of Employment Security includes job seeking information, as well as information for unemployment services, training programs and job fairs, veterans' services, youth services, legal services, and more.

State of Illinois Employment Opportunities includes job postings, application procedures, career counseling opportunities, and more.

USA Jobs lists federal jobs.

O*Net Resource Center offers information on many careers, and helps users find jobs that need the skills they possess. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

CareerOneStop helps job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals explore different careers, find education and training, search for a job, get information about salaries and benefits, and more. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

CareerOneStop Veteran and Military Transition Center offers guidance for veterans returning to the civilian workforce.

LiveCareer is commercial site, but highly recommended by Library Journal.

Riley Guide was created by a librarian and offers tips and links to other sites. It is recommended by Library Journal.

CareerBuilder is a job bank noted by Library Journal as a website that employers use often. is a job search engine. On its About Us webpage, it states "Indeed is the #1 job site worldwide, with over 100 million unique visitors per month."

Shawnee Community Career Services offers a variety of services designed to meet the educational and employment needs of our students, community, and employers in the college district and surrounding area"