Category Archives: Current Announcements

Pecan Library entrance

Welcome to the Library

Welcome to South Texas College Library! Join us as we highlight some of the services that we offer students, faculty, and the community in this short video.

Whether you need a quiet place to study, print out a research paper, or even find an ebook, the South Texas College Library is here to help. Come visit us!


Explore JoVE

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Database Spotlight

Database Spotlight

JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is a streaming video database of scientific video journals teaching laboratory fundamentals. The video demonstrations make it easier to learn and replicate the scientific techniques. The videos average 7-12 minutes making them easier for students to consume and comprehend. Every article published in JoVE Video Journal undergoes a rigorous peer review process by experts in relevant research fields. These simple, easy-to-understand videos cover a wide range of STEM subjects including: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology, Clinical Medicine, and Engineering.

How can you use JoVE?

  • 15 educational videos demonstrating an overview of a technique or instrument
  • Average of 100 new videos each month across 13 different fields of research.
  • 75 journal video articles conveying examples of real-world applications from top universities
  • Summary with downloadable pdf
  • Quizzes
  • Closed captioning
  • JoVE website is responsive and mobile-friendly
  • Easy to use citations
JoVE homepage

You can access JoVE from this blog post or from our Databases page.
Contributed by Librarian, Maureen Mitchell.

Library Best Sellers

Best Sellers

Book titles on the New York Times Best Sellers list are selected each month for STC libraries.  The books are highlighted in each campus library and may be checked out by any STC library user.  Check available titles on the list and request any title that is not housed in your campus library by placing a hold on the item record in Discovery Search or by submitting a Campus to Campus request.  The book will be delivered to your campus as soon as it is available.

View Best Seller Collection

Explore O’Reilly Safari

Database Spotlight

Database Spotlight

Database Spotlight

Are you interested in technology, computer networks, programming languages, game and software development, business or data science? Through the O’Reilly Safari database, you have unlimited, free access to over 35k eBooks, 30k+ hours of video, curated learning paths, case studies, interactive tutorials, audio books, and O’Reilly conference videos. Ready to advance your career with a certification such as Comp TIA, Cisco CCNA, CISSP or cyber security? Need a textbook for your class? Need to study for a certification test? Resources within the O’Reilly collection may offer what you need. Use your STC network login / password AND Google Chrome to access the resource.

How can you use O’Reilly Safari?

  • Learning paths will provide feedback while preparing you for a certification
  • Access test preparation materials
  • Instant access to the latest eBooks on Photoshop, Computer Security and many more
  • View case studies
  • Interactive tutorials

You can access O’Reilly Safari from this blog post or from our Databases page.

Contributed by Library Specialist Michael Gutierrez.

Link to Flipster


Over 40 easy-to-use popular magazines in digital / electronic format. Use a computer or mobile app to read the magazine without worrying about someone already reading it – STC students, faculty and staff have unlimited access. The magazines are readable on a computer or downloaded with a mobile app. For more assistance, please view Flipster’s tutorial.

Don’t have your favorite magazine? Suggest a title here!