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ABC-CLIO ebooks
55 volume collection covering current topics, culture and medicine.

Academic OneFile
Academic journals; podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and CBC; full-text New York Times back to 1995.

Academic Search Complete
Wide range of full-text journals; peer-reviewed full text for STEM research, the social sciences and humanities. Scholarly content includes anthropology, engineering, law, sciences and more. Also includes over 60,000 videos from the Associated Press, 1930 to the present.

Academic Video Online (Alexander Street) trial, on-campus only
More than 62,000 multidisciplinary video titles including 17,000 exclusive to Alexander Street

ACLS Humanities E-Book collection
An online collection of nearly 4,700 books of high quality in the humanities.

Search one or more EBSCO Databases at the same time.

All Gale/Infotrac
List of all Gale/Infotrac databases available to NSCC.

Boston Globe

Britannica Online Public Library Edition
Comprehensive content for students of all ages; read-aloud at all levels and translation for over 50 languages

Britannica Spanish Reference Center
Recursos de referencia en espaņol. Incluye Enciclopedia Moderna.

Your academic journals in a beautiful, browsable format. BrowZine organizes articles available through the NSCC Library and arranges them in an easy to use format, for browsing, reading and monitoring journal content across disciplines.

Credo Reference
Reference books; 66,000 art, science & medical images; 90,000 atlas pages. Create customized exportable data tables; visual concept maps of search results.

Easybib: for existing account holders at NSCC
If prompted, use or verify coupon code NorthMA405. Use this link if you have an existing easybib account at NSCC. Easybib is an automatic bibliography and citation maker for NSCC students, faculty and staff.

Easybib: for new registrations
When registering use coupon code NorthMA405. Use this link if you have never had an easybib account at NSCC. Easybib is an automatic bibliography and citation maker for NSCC students, faculty and staff.

Ebook Central
Your source for thousands of online books. Ebook Central also has many features to help with your research: Log-in and save books, take notes, look up definitions, get explanations of terms, search the Web, all from within Ebook Central.

eBooks (EBSCOhost)
Over 6700 purchased and public domain eBooks published before 2004.

EDS platform test

Expanded Academic ASAP
Scholarly journals in literature and humanities.

EBSCO's dedicated simple interface for school and public library. Includes reading level indicators, text-to-speech, and an English curriculum standards module.

Films on Demand
Over 6,200 full-length programs and 65,800 video segments streamed on demand from Films for the Humanities, BBC, CBC, PBS and others. Subjects include humanities, science, business, health, technical education, careers and counseling. Watch an entire episode, or just one indexed segment keyed to your search.

Full Text Finder for Electronic & Print Journals
Index to titles of full text holdings of NSCC library electronic and print journal collections

General OneFile
Wide ranging general resources including images.

Global Issues in Context
International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.

Google Scholar
Searches from this link automatically include links to NSCC library database content within Google Scholar results.

Home Improvement
For hobbyists and professional carpenters alike. Coverage includes architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.

Kanopy streaming video
Access to one of the most unique collections of films in the world ? including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases on every topic imaginable.

Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly librarians. Know what we know - find it in LibGuides!

MasterFILE Premier
General interest publications, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags.

Citation manager. Trial, on campus only, Ends March 31

Citation creation and management. Requires registration.

NoveList Plus
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus will help you to answer the question of what to read next.

Pop Culture
Appropriate for social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.

Popular Magazines
One thousand of the most searched magazines as supplied by Gale. Consumer Reports, Time, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, US News and World Report, Vogue, Fortune, Business Week, National Review, Cosmopolitan, NPR, and even Oprah.

Project Muse (trial, on-campus only through Dec. 31)
Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, with over 120 publishers represented.

Citation manager. Trial on-campus only through April 9. Requires access code np1x-8x21 and creation of a Refworks account with college email address.

Academic streaming portal

Virtual Reference Library
31 volume database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multi-disciplinary research.

WorldCat (OCLC)
Search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world, offering more than 46 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages with holdings information.