Online Resources

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

Some features require authentication from off campus. Your NWCC Username and Password (PIN) will allow you access.

Subject Guides
Find all your informational needs in one spot for a specific subject through our Subject Guides. The library currently offers guides in Art, Automotive Tech, Composition I & II, Education, History, Languages, Nursing, Psychology, Reading Development, and Speech.  Within these guides you will find books, articles, databases, and websites to meet your classroom needs.  Check back often.  More study guides will be added through the semester.  Go to the Subject Guides

Library Catalog
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 Online Catalog
* What is a Title Page?
* What is a Reference Book?
* How to use databases such as Magnolia, NewsBank, Wilson Web and MELO.

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.

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.

ChiltonLibrary 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.

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 Commercial Appeal is the predominant daily newspaper of Memphis, Tennessee, and its surrounding metropolitan area. It is owned by The E. W. Scripps Company, a major North American media company.

CQ Researcher Online 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 3 free songs each week.

Grove Music Online is the leading online resource for music research, a comprehensive compendium of music scholarship drawing from the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (2002), and also includes new and updated articles and bibliographies exclusively available online.

JSTOR is an online research and teaching platform that helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive. JSTOR presents the full text, in facsimile form, of the complete back files of important scholarly journals, generally from the first volume through issues published prior to the most recent three years. Current issues are not available. It offers leads to full-text articles in more than 510 of the most influential academic journals. Over 2 million articles are online.

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.

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.

NBC Learn Higher Ed is a collection of primary source videos, newsreels, documents, and images that can be used for research, projects, and in classroom and online teaching.

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.

OVID provides access to The American Journal of Nursing which is the oldest and largest circulating, broad based nursing journal in the world. Peer reviewed and evidence-based, it is considered the profession’s premier journal.

Oxford African American Studies Center combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history.

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.

Ranger Rocket Online is the student newspaper of Northwest Mississippi Community College.

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.

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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