This Libguide is designed to help you access reliable sources for your paper. Your assignment asks you to research a specific city or town and write an informational paper about that place. You will be looking for information about your city's history, culture, government and economy as well as, what makes interesting facts and what makes your city unique. You will also need to find basic information about your city, such as: population, demographics, and geography.
Use this guide as a starting point for your research. You will find links to databases where you can find reference sources for background reading and search in local newspapers and magazines. There is also information on using census data and other online resources.
Interested in reserving space in the Library to work on your project? You can reserve the Library's study rooms here!
Access to many of the database links on this guide requires NSCC authentication - users must sign in with their MyNorthshore 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.
What is my NSCC ID card number? (This is for checking out physical library materials)
Your NSCC ID card number is the 14-digit number beginning with 21991 on the bottom of your NSCC student ID. This is used for checking materials out of the library, using reserve materials, requesting a book from another library, placing library materials on hold, and checking your library account online.
What is my online catalog password?
Your default online catalog password is your birth date. Enter in format: MMDDYYYY.
How do I get a NSCC Student ID?
Stop by the Student Life Office in Danvers (DB 132) or Lynn (LW 171) with a current class schedule and a government issued photo ID to receive your NSCC ID. If you are a distance student, follow these online instructions.
How do I activate my NSCC ID for Library use?
Your ID is activated once your classes start.
I am getting a barcode invalid login error.
Call the NSCC Libraries (978-762-4002). You may need your password to be reset.
I am getting a cookies error message, what does that mean?
If you receive a Cookies Error Message when using the Library's research databases, you need to enable your browser to Accept All Cookies.
Try a Google search on "enabling cookies" and "your browser name" for instructions.