We want our online students to feel just as welcomed in our library as our students who stay on campus or commute. The same technology that enables you to take classes online, will provide online access to many of our library resources.
From the NWCC library web pages you are able to:
* Search for books in our Online Catalog – Go to Library Catalog
* Search for journal articles from the Databases page
* Access quick web links from our A-Z Weblinks page
* Request research assistance using the Ask a Librarian service. Go to Ask a Librarian
Off campus access to some features require a username (first initial, last name and last four digits on student ID without spaces) and student generated password.
Find all your informational needs in one spot for a specific subject through our Subject Guides. The library currently offers guides in over 30 subjects, including Art, Composition I & II, Languages, Nursing, and Psychology. Within these guides you will find books, articles, databases, and websites to meet your classroom needs. Go to the Subject Guides
The Online Catalog, also known as e-Library, will allow you to search for books and other library resources from any of the 3 locations. You may then visit the location to check-out your item(s). Go to Library Catalog
Library Orientation – Online
Library Orientation is now online! This tutorial is a great introduction for new students as well as a refresher for those students trying to complete that English assignment! It includes:
* How to find a book in the Library Catalog
* How to use databases such as Magnolia and ProQuest
* How to find journal/magazine and newspaper articles
The tutorial is less than 14 minutes in length and can be done in separate lessons. Click here for the orientation.
There are a variety of databases to choose from on our web page. Here is a brief description of them.
AP Stylebook, the online version, includes Stylebook’s content, adds functionality like search and offers online-only exclusives like updates throughout the year, topical guides and a pronunciation guide.
The Artstor Digital Library is an image database featuring an unparalleled range of images from some of the world’s leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists in one easily-navigated repository. It is the most comprehensive image resource available for educational and scholarly use, with many rare and important collections available nowhere else. The library is constantly growing with new collections added monthly, continually expanding our areas of reference and study. All images are accompanied by comprehensive metadata and are rights-cleared for educational use.
AtoZ the World is the world’s most thorough country-by-country resource for learning about culture and customs worldwide. AtoZ the World consists of 175 Country Guides of 100+ topics each.
Biography in Context offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it’s continuously updated to ensure that students have access to the very latest information.
Bloom’s Literature Online features hundreds of Harold Bloom’s essays examining the lives and works of great writers throughout history and the world, as well as thousands of critical articles by noted scholars from the Bloom’s Literary Criticism imprint. With an archive of more than 42,000 characters and extensive entries on literary topics, themes, movements, and genres, the database contains thousands of entries and almost 170 video segments.
Chilton Library provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text, an essential tool for nursing research, provides full text for top nursing and allied health literature and covers a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle has more than 70 writers, editors, and international correspondents.
The Clarion-Ledger is the daily newspaper of Jackson, Mississippi and is part of the USA Today network.
The Commercial Appeal is the predominant daily newspaper of Memphis, Tennessee, and its surrounding metropolitan area. It is part of the USA Today network.
CQ Researcher is the choice of researchers seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Published in print and online 44 times a year, the single-themed CQ Researcher report offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. Each 12,000-word CQ Researcher report is a unique work, investigated and written by a seasoned journalist.
CREDO Reference is a giant online reference library that provides you with access to a selection of reference books from a total of 240. Credo Reference includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, not to mention a range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy and literature to law.
(NEMS) Daily Journal is the daily newspaper from Tupelo, Mississippi. Their mission is to help inform the public about life around them to assist in better decisions for the future of the region.
EBSCO eBook Collection contains more than 45,500 titles, covering topics across programs and fields of study in key subject areas such as the Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Science & Technology, and Literary Criticism. The complexity of the information available in this collection varies from introductory/basic content to higher-level content, providing students with a range of information to meet their needs as they develop in their area(s) of study.
Films on Demand is a web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos anytime. Choose from thousands of high-quality educational titles in dozens of subject areas.
Freading is an eBook service that makes use of an innovative business model that allows libraries to access tens of thousands of ebooks with no upfront cost! Apps are available for Android and iOS.
Freegal Music brings your music collection into the 21st century with millions of songs from thousands of labels. With an easy to use website interface and DRM free music, you can download and keep up to 5 free songs each week.
Issues & Controversies provides exclusive, extensive coverage of hundreds of today’s hot topics, with unbiased analysis and rich related resources.
Learning Express Library is an interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series for academic and licensing tests. Learning Express is divided into “Learning Centers” that offer the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want.
Lexicomp Online is an industry-leading provider of drug information and clinical content for the healthcare industry. It is a collection of clinical databases and clinical decision support tools that provides users with a comprehensive medical library. Lexicomp Online provides the tools necessary to help improve patient safety, ensurecompliance, and elevate the quality of care patients receive.
MAGNOLIA, Mississippi’s statewide consortium funded by the Mississippi Legislature, provides online research databases for publicly funded K-12 schools, public libraries, community colleges libraries, and university libraries in Mississippi.
Medcom/Trainex is a leading producer and distributor of multi-media healthcare education. They are the largest producer/distributor of nursing education viedo programs in North America.
Medici.tv is a unique platform for classical music videos, live and on demand. Each year medici.tv presents more than 100 events broadcast live from the most prestigious venues. You can also access the largest online collection of classical music videos in the world.
MELO is a virtual library developed to meet academic resource needs of distance learning within Mississippi community and junior colleges. It is an electronic environment that mirrors the traditional library through online databases, electronic books, journals, and scholarly web sites. Its collection of resource information is selected by librarians and taken from the internet.
The Morgue provides an index of various Mortuary Science and Funeral Service Journals done by Kansas City Kansas Community College. The Morgue attempts to provide students, scholars and researchers with an on-line tool specifically targeted at literature in the field of Mortuary Science. Reprints of articles are available for a fee.
NCTE Journals are peer-reviewed journals offering the latest in research, classroom strategies, and fresh ideas for educators at all levels.
Northwest One Search brings together the most comprehensive collection of content—including superior indexing from top subject indexes, high-end full text and the entire library collection—all within an unparalleled full-featured, customizable discovery layer experience. EDS provides a fast, streamlined search through a single search box, but within the context of a greater experience that pulls together intuitive features and functionality, high-end indexing, and instant access to critical full text, leveraged from the leading EBSCOhost research platform and databases, as well as from key information providers.
NoveList is a comprehensive readers’ advisory solution for fiction lovers. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList answers the question: What should I read next?
Nursing Reference Center provides a user-friendly point-of-care resource intended for staff nurses, nurse administrators, nursing students, nurse faculty, and hospital librarians. It delivers the best available and most recent clinical evidence and knowledge on conditions and diseases via a nursing-specific graphical interface.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
ProQuest Newsstand, an online newspaper resource, contains a selection of major international, national, and regional newspapers including access to 85 full-text newspapers from Gannett and 7 U.S. military titles. ProQuest Newsstand’s detailed indexing helps researchers quickly find the news information they need. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also subjects, companies, people, products, and geographic areas. Natural language searching, SmartSearch and the Topic Guide are just a few of the features that help you find the exact information you need, quickly and easily.
R2 Digital Library is a market-leading eBook platform for health sciences collections featuring a comprehensive collection of medical, nursing and allied health eBooks presented through a clean and intuitive interface.
Rocketeer Archives is a collection of yearbooks from 1929 through 2012 except for nine years after 1930 to 1940.
Rocket Languages is an award-winning interactive online lauguage learning system that allows you to learn conversational lauguages at your own pace. The languages available are: Spanish, German, French, Italian, Hindi, Arabic, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, English for Spanish Speakers, English for Japanese Speakers and American Sign Language. The lesson files are downloaded to your computer and never expire.
Short Stories for Students series contains easily accessible and context-rich discussions of the literary and historical significance of 12 to 14 major works from various cultures and time periods. Each volume includes concise synopses of plot, characters and themes; a brief author biography; a discussion of the story’s cultural and historical significance; and excerpted criticism.
When it comes to helping researchers understand the major issues of the day, SIRS Issues Researcher makes the grade by offering only the very best article selections from more than 2,000 international sources. Analysis and opinions cover the pros, cons, and everything in between of 345+ social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.
Spectral Database for Organic Compounds (SDBS) is an integrated spectral database system for organic compounds,which includes 6 different types of spectra under a directory of the compounds. The six spectra are as follows: an electron impact Mass spectrum (EI-MS), a Fourier transform infrared spectrum (FT-IR), a 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrum, a 13C NMR spectrum, a laser Raman spectrum, and an electron spin resonance (ESR) spectrum.
Statista is the leading statistics company on the internet. With a team of over 80 statisticians, database experts, analysts, and editors, Statista provides users with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information.
Virtual Job Shadow is a highly engaging career exploration tool for students and job seekers. It is also an outstanding way for employees to connect with their future workforce. Through online videos, Virtual Job Shadow provides a behind-the scenes look at life on the job for nearly 100 different careers and the library continues to grow. It also offers indirect correspondence between professionals in various careers and student/job seekers, an integrated School Search for finding institutions with relevant programs of study, and a fillable PDF student workbook.
WestlawNext was created for legal professionals by leagal professionals. Using intelligent information as the building blocks for the next generation of online research, WestlawNext adds technology enhancements that no other legal research delivers. NOTE: This database is available to Paralegal majors only.
Writer’s Reference Center covers numerous thematic areas, which explain the roots of words, phrases, allusions, clichés, proverbs, and more. An in-depth grammar section defines grammatical terms and gives examples of use, while another section provides the meaning and usage of frequently confused words.
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