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

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.

Interlibrary Loan Request for Books
Interlibrary Loan Request for Articles

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