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FINDING MATERIALS FAQ

How can I find peer-reviewed journals and articles?

The library’s databases contain full-text peer-reviewed journal articles. Most databases will also allow you to limit a search to peer-reviewed (scholarly) articles. EbscoHost is an excellent database collection that includes thousands of peer-reviewed journals and articles.

What if I come to the library and can’t find a book or article on the topic I want?

Librarians are available to help you search the vast array of resources so that you can find the information that you need. We can help you refine your topic, identify search terms, and locate the best resources for your topic. If the library doesn’t have specific resources on your topic, we can acquire them through the Interlibrary Loan service.

What are the best databases to use for research?

The EbscoHost database collection, which contains 35 different databases, provides eBooks and full-text articles from journals, magazines and newspapers from general and specialized resources. If you only need a general database to search, Academic Search Complete is the best database to use.

Is there a way to save a search or reference we have found for later use?

It depends upon which database you’re using. EbscoHost, one of the largest database collections provides students free accounts through which searches and articles may be saved. Please note that the account must be created prior to saving a search or articles. This account is completely separate from your NRCC account used to access databases from off campus, but you may use the same login credentials, if desired. You may also save articles on a jump (flash) drive.

Is it possible to have a link on my Canvas profile that connects directly to the library webpage?

Yes, the Library Services module displays in the list of modules once you open Canvas. You may access the library website by clicking the NRCC Library icon or the respective link.

How do you get eBooks and are they free?

You may find eBooks by using the library catalog. You may search by keyword, title, author, or subject. They are free and some may be downloaded to an electronic device.

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