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What Is a Database?

A library database is a searchable collection of publications including academic or scholarly journals, newspapers and magazines--most of which contain articles. You can usually limit your results to peer-reviewed journals by checking a box or clicking on the word peer-review.

See which publications -- journals, newspapers, magazines -- are available online from the library. If you can't find something, contact us.

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Did you know? If you live, work or study in Nashua, you can get a Nashua Public Library card and access many more books and films, including many digital titles.

Where to Search - Information organized by format

Information is available in many formats such as books, journals, newspapers, videos, websites and blogs. No format is superior to another--it depends what you are looking for and what your instructor has specified. More about sources.


Use NCC Library OneSearch and look at the largest group of sources--all formats at once. Use limiters to refine your search.


Look in the library catalog to find books shelved in the Walter R. Peterson Library. The newest print books are displayed on the catalog homepage and in the library. Borrow books for three weeks.

EBOOKS (always available)

Most NCC eBooks are from academic publishers and qualify as scholarly resources. Most of our recently published books are eBooks.


Explore collections of ejournals, newspapers and reports. Search many databases at the same time in NCC Library OneSearch. (Choose Articles tab). Read more about how to find scholarly articles.


Where to Search - Information organized by type

Instead of searching by format, search by type of information such as background information, news or research studies.


See NCC Library's online research guides for information about research, citation and services.

Link to NCC Library Content in 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.