A great place to begin your research process: to narrow your topic, get background information and to gather keywords. Encyclopedias and reference books are not generally used as cited sources in college-level research papers (usually you'll need to take what you find in an encyclopedia and head out to the databases for more advanced sources).
Subject coverage includes: art, biography, business, education, environment, history, information and publishing, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and world, religion, science, social science, and technology.
When you're ready to dig deeper into your topic, or just need something good to read:
Link+ gives you access to materials throughout California and Nevada libraries (academic, public, and special libraries).
See the Link+ FAQ page at: http://solano.edu/library/linkplus/linkplus_faq.php
You may request items from any of these libraries, provided it is listed as "available" in the Link+ catalog, and it will be delivered to you at SCC for checkout.