This research guide is designed to help you find current information about the issues that are appearing in the news and on the Internet. For information of this type it is important to be aware of the date of publication of the source. Magazines, journals, and newspapers, because they are published more often, are more a more important category for this type of research than are books.The best way to find this type of information is to use our library databases.
Databases are collections of articles from magazines, journals, newspapers, and sometimes books, that have been converted to electronic format for access via the Internet. Databases may be general in subject, or may be composed of information about a specific subject. To start using our databases, use the tab above for "SnapSearch".
Information concerning issues that are newsworthy, and/or
controversial is an important part of our world. Reliable information about these issues is important in forming our opinions about the world around us.
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 (Danvers: 978-739-5526, Lynn: 781-477-2133). 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.