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Choosing and Paying for College: Colleges & Universities

This guide will help you find reliable information on colleges, universities, financial aid and scholarships.

Reference Books in the STLCC Library Collection

Here are just a couple of directory titltes available at STLCC campus libraries in the reference collection. Browse the 378 - 378.73 call number area to locate college and financial aid directories or click on the following subject heading to view resources in the Library Catalog:  Universities and colleges -- United States -- Directories.

Web Sites - Colleges & Universities

Search the STLCC Library Catalog

Search for books using St. Louis Community College's Catalog.


Catalog Search Help

Begin in the STLCC Catalog to find books in the library. The two basic methods for searching are the keyword and the subject searches. The subject search is somewhat misleading--it only searches for subjects as defined by the Library of Congress. Because most library users are not familiar with the official Library of Congress Subject Headings, it is often a good idea to begin with a keyword search. Some examples of keyword searches include

  1. college essays
  2. scholarships 

NOTE: Use the connector "and" to separate distinct concepts in your search.  Use the connector "or" to separate synonyms in your search. Use the truncation symbol * to find varient words

Results from your keyword searches will help you identify appropriate subject headings. Below are just a few examples of subject headings you will find in the STLCC Catalog.

  1. College applications -- United States
  2. Student aid -- United States -- Directories
  3. Universities and colleges -- United States -- Directories

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St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000