Financial Aid & Scholarship Resources: In the library, on campus, and beyond

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Welcome and Overview

The Shasta College Library offers a variety of materials to assist you with your research and course preparation, including books, e-books, print periodicals, online periodical and encyclopedia databases, DVDs, streaming videos, and more. The resources below are just a sample of what is available to you through your library, both in hard copy and online, 24/7.

Library Materials

Sampler of Favorite Online Library Resources:

Start with: Shasta College Financial Aid Department's Web Links

Book and Journal Databases

**eBook Collection (EBSCO)**
  • 24,000 books selected with an academic audience in mind.
  • All publications are available on or off campus with a Shasta College Library card.
  • Searchable both through the Shasta College Library catalog and through the eBook Collection (EBSCO)site.
  • May be searched solo or simultaneously with other EBSCO databases

  • A Sampling of titles available online:
    • Burkholder, Preethi. Finding the Money: The Complete Guide to Financial Aid for Students, Actors, Musicians, and Artists.
    • Kung, Jacqueline, et al. College Matters Guide to Getting into the Elite College of Your Dreams.
    • Stezala, Kimberly. Scholarships 101: The Real Guide to Getting Cash for College.

**Streaming Media**
  • Films on Demand- Quality, closed-captioned, academic and vocational streaming videos from the Films Media Group. Many titles are also available in DVD format from the Library. These streaming videos may be viewed from the Library‚Äôs web page or inserted into online classes.
    • Loans and Other Credit
    • Managing Your Money
    • Teens and Money

  • Intelecom -Short film clips appropriate for college classes.
    • Obtaining a Bank Loan

**//Online Library Databases//**
        • Provides access to current events, research, and Government resources
        • Numerous databases may be searched individually or simultaneously
        • Many publications are available in full text
        • Most EBSCO databases are searchable with Library of Congress Subject headings, thus allowing for greater precision in searching
    • Try a search in the databases using these terms:
      • "student financial aid" and "college costs"
      • "student loans" and "financial planning"

Recent articles in CQ Researcher:
  • Student Aid: Will Many Low Income Students Be Left Out? by Marcia Clemmitt. January 25, 2008.
  • Student Debt: Is the College-Loan System Fair? by Marcia Clemmitt. October 21, 2011.

Reference Books (for use in the library only)
  • College Student's Guide to Merit and Other No-Need Funding 2005 - 2007. LB2337.2 .S35 2005.
  • Directory of Financial Aids for Women: 2009 - 2011. LB2338 .S35 2009.

General Collection (books and periodicals can be checked out for up to two weeks at a time)
  • Garrett, Sheryl. Saving/Paying for College. LB2342 .S335 2006.

Ask A Librarian

Obtain a Library Card

        • Faculty teaching solely online and students enrolled solely for Internet courses and those working or taking classes at a Distance Education site should follow this link to obtain their Shasta College Library card: Online library card applicationNote: Faculty members should enter their Shasta College ID# in the Student ID field).
        • Faculty and students teaching or enrolled in classes at the main Redding campus must visit the library's circulation desk to obtain their library card.

Shasta College Library, Reference (530) 242-7551, Circulation (530) 242-7550

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