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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

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.

Subject Guides
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

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

There are a variety of databases to choose from on our web page. Here is a brief description of them.

Created by experts, for experts, ALLDATA is the leading provider of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) service and repair information to the professional automotive service and collision industries. ALLDATA’s suite of products are trusted worldwide by more than 300,000 technicians in 80,000 shops. by experts, for experts, ALLDATA is the leading provider of OEM service and repair information to the professional automotive service and collision industries.

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.

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.

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 Calhoun County Journal is the weekly newspaper from Calhoun County Mississippi.

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.

(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.

Digital Theatre Plus offers you front-row access to LIVE British Theatre Productions. DT+ captures the moments before the curtain rises and after the curtain falls, providing valuable insight into the play making process. DT+ shares the hidden drama of the weeks, days, and hours before ‘lights up’ on stage. By revealing the world of the rehearsal room, dressing room, backstage and beyond, the documentaries and interviews introduce theatre as a vibrant, exciting art form through a familiar and accessible medium.

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.

Hoopla is a leading provider of entertainment media products and services to libraries across North America for over a quarter of a century. Hoopla provides libraries the ability to offer patrons an enormous selection of digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics to their patrons.

Issues & Controversies provides exclusive, extensive coverage of hundreds of today’s hot topics, with unbiased analysis and rich related resources.

JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.

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, ensure compliance, 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. is a unique platform for classical music videos, live and on demand.  Each year 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.

NewsBank consolidates current and archived information from thousands of newspaper titles, as well as newswires, web editions, blogs, videos, broadcast transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications.

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 Plus 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.

PrepSTEP (formerly Learning Express) 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.

ProQuest Global Newsstream, 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.

Rocketeer Archives is a collection of yearbooks from 1929 through 2012 except for nine years after 1930 to 1940.

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.

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 legal 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.