Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Using Library Databases From Home Is Easier Than Ever!

It's that time of the semester: your professors are starting to assign research papers! If you're looking for information that is reliable (and not found through Google), you're in luck -- the NCC Libraries have many resources that you can use for research papers and projects.

If you prefer to do research in the comfort of your own home, your Internet connection gives you access to the NCC Libraries' online resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our databases, like ProQuest and EBSCOhost, are always available. The best part is that they are now even easier to access.

If you're a returning student, you may remember those yellow sheets of paper that contained a list of different passwords for the Libraries' databases. They were a big hassle, right? The good news is that you no longer need the yellow password sheet!

To log into a database at home, you simply need your NCC student I.D. number and the password that was assigned to you by the College. This I.D. number/password combination gets you into SpartanNet, as well as most of the Library databases!

The great thing about the new way of logging into the Library databases is that it gives you off-campus access to some resources that were unavailable in the past, such as Westlaw Campus (research database for paralegal students); Chronicle Career Library (information about careers); and Safari Books (e-books for computer programmers and IT professionals).

Please remember that if you need assistance finding or using resources, you can visit the NCC Libraries in person, or contact a librarian by e-mail or phone (610-861-5359). We are more than happy to assist you in your research endeavors!

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