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Welcome to the NCC Library Website

Find online resources for your courses 24/7.

Where to Search: Books, Ebooks and Article Databases

Information is available in many formats. No format is superior to another--it depends what you are looking for. Search everything from the NCC library at once with NCC Library OneSearch --OR-- limit yourself to only articles, print books or ebooks.

Have you been asked to find peer-reviewed articles?  See Article Databases below. You can limit an article database search to only peer-reviewed content.



Look in the library catalog for books shelved in the Walter R. Peterson Library. The most recent books are displayed on the catalog homepage and in the library. Take books out for three weeks. If that's not enough time, we will renew them for you!

EBOOKS (always available)

More than 200,000 scholarly ebooks to read online or download to read offline.

To find something specific search all ebooks at the same time from the homepage. (Choose eBooks tab).

To look over what is available in ebooks, browse the collection.

ARTICLE DATABASES (peer-reviewed journal articles + more!)

A library database is a searchable collection of publications including academic or scholarly journals, newspapers and magazines--most of which contain articles.

Search for articles in most library databases from the library homepage.

- OR -

See the database A-Z list.

(Filter the list by subject area -- such as Business or Art -- or database type -- such as News or Multidisicplinary.)


Here are some multidisciplinary databases. They cover multiple subjects.

You can usually limit your results to peer-reviewed journals by checking a box.

A few subject-specific databases to try:


See all of our online research guides.

See all nursing databases at NCC. See the Nursing Research Guide.

See the Business Research Guide for business databases.

Google Scholar


If Google is your go-to search engine, try Google Scholar.

Google Scholar Search

Google's scholarly search engine searches in many publisher's journals and academic websites and is strongest in science, technology and medicine.

Set up Library Links in Scholar to link to NCC Library subscription content.  Under Google Scholar Settings, choose Library Links, search for the name of our college, then check the box. Articles from NCC Library databases will then show as Full text @ NCCLibrary in your results.