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Hours during the semester breaks:
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This Libguide is designed to help you access credible sources to research your topic. The tabs across the top break down the research process giving you advice and access to relevant resources.

Use the databases listed under these pages to research your topic. Explore controversial topics using our Opposing Viewpoints database.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the guide, or research in general. 

If you would like to schedule a research consultation, use the "Book Now" button under my name.

Finding Sources

Stop searching and start finding. Search most of our resources at once and find what you need.

snap search

Use the EDS limiters to narrow down your results by selecting source types, subjects, date ranges and more. These limiters will be located on the left side of your results.

You can also use the Advanced Search to refine your search results. 

eds advance search

The TX All Text option will give you more results by searching the full-text of the document for your search terms. Use caution with the other options in this list, they may not do what you think they should. For most searches, it's best not to select an option. Use the TX option when you don't get any or many results.

Our databases work much in the same way that Google does. You type your keywords in the search box and the database searches for items that contain your words.

These keywords are very important. Having good keywords can save you a lot of time and frustration. It is not a good idea to type your research question or paper title into the search box. Putting too many keywords in the box will hamper your success.

Think about your topic and pull out the main concepts. Use only these concepts to search for information.

For example, take the following research question.

Can excessive use of social media contribute to addictive behaviors (drugs, tobacco, alcohol) or mental health issues?

 

To find information on this topic you should begin with the search terms: social media and addictive behaviors, or social media and mental health.

Begin with a basic search and use your results to find other search terms to refine your search.


Access to many of the database links on this guide requires NSCC authentication - users must sign in with their NSCC My Northshore (formerly Pipeline) username & password

If you want to place any library materials on hold, request a book from another library, or check out any physical library materials out you will need to have your NSCC ID card.

Stop by the Student Life Office in Danvers (DB 132) or Lynn (LW 171) with a current class schedule and a picture ID to get an NSCC ID.

A note about COVID-19

The NSCC Library is open online! Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Libraries are closed but you can still access our resources and get help from a Librarian online. If you are having trouble accessing a resource or finding what you need let us know. We are here to help!