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Psychology Research Guide

FINDING BACKGROUND INFORMATION

 

Scholarly reference works are useful for finding background information on a topic. Finding background information can help you locate keywords for searching databases and identify more specific areas of your topic that you may want to research further. 

Off Campus Access

1. To access individual Online Research Databases or e-Book Collections, you'll be prompted to enter your SMC username and password.  This is the same username and password you use to access SMC email or to login to computers at SMC.  For the username you only need to enter the first part of the email address (example: smithjd19). 

 

2. For any electronic resources listed within the ONE SEARCH, you'll be prompted to enter your full SMC email address and password.  

 

3. Online (distance education) students may request Print books (owned by SMC) found in ONE SEARCH.  These books will be mailed to the student's address free of charge (return postage will be included). Please contact us for assistance.  

 

4. Online (distance education) students may also use PASCAL Delivers (learn more under Student Services).

 

If you need help with off campus access, please contact us:

Phone:  864-587-4208

Email:  smclibrary@smcsc.edu