Books related to your research may be found in the following areas of the Libraries.
F United States Local History
F 72-74 Local, Place Histories
GE Environmental Sciences
QH Natural History
QH 81-82 Nature Writing
QH 104.5 New England Natural History
QH 541 Ecosystems
Search the holdings of local libraries in the NOBLE network.
Tip: Try a keyword search on the city or town of your locale and add the term history. Example: danvers history
Local history material in libraries is often not available to be checked out. You may need to visit the owning library to see the material in their collection.
If you would like to have a book transferred from one campus library to another, speak to a library staff member for assistance.
If you locate a book outside of the NSCC Libraries that is available to borrow, click on the button and follow the online instructions to request the material. Note: Material may take up to a week to arrive.
Newspapers can be a good source for information on your place because they cover local and regional topics.
The NSCC Libraries subscribe to news databases that contain more current articles (1980 - ).
For archival newspaper holdings, including local town or city papers, access may require visiting the local library and using their microform collections.
NSCC Research Databases:
Off campus access to the Library's research databases requires a NSCC Login.
LexisNexis - search through current news articles from local and regional newspapers
Boston Globe - online from 1980 to present
Massachusetts History Online - articles from magazine, journal and newspaper sources related directly to Massachusetts history