Tools & Tutorials
Find tips, tools, and tutorials to help you with your research, citations, resumes, job readiness, and more.
Academic Success & Career Readiness
The State Library provides Brainfuse at no cost to Iowa libraries through a state appropriation from Iowa Workforce Development. Brainfuse is the online resource provider for career services, test prep, and software tutorials for Iowa public and academic libraries. Brainfuse resources include:
- JobNow: one-of-a-kind career assistance that covers all major aspects of job hunting.
- Adult Learning Center: providing academic assistance designed for adult learners.
- VetNow: supporting the community's veterans and their families with locating eligible benefits, live online academic tutoring, employment transition assistance, and finding community resources.
PrepSTEP for Colleges
PrepSTEP for Colleges is a dynamic online eLearning platform that can help you prepare for success in school and the workplace. It has self-guided academic skill-building resources and tools for career readiness$1 PrepSTEP can help you to:
- Improve your English, math, science, and computer skills
- Supplement developmental coursework
- Develop college and life success skills
- Score higher on college placement assessments
- Explore careers and build workplace skills
- Prepare for occupation entrance exams (e.g. NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN)
EasyBib is a free tool that will help you create MLA citations and Works Cited pages.
NoodleTools is a research tool that will help you create citations and Works Cited pages in either MLA or APA format.
Interlibrary loan is a service whereby a user of one library can borrow books owned by other libraries. Use these forms to request books or articles NOT owned by the SCC Libraries.
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