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LRC Facility

The LRC is named for Carolyn Munro Wilson, a life-long educator and supporter of teaching and learning.  The 5,348 square foot facility is centrally located on the second floor of Gwaltney Hall on Mayland’s main campus in Spruce Pine, N.C.

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LRC Mission Statement

The Learning Resources Center (LRC) acts as both an instructional support system and an information network. Services are provided not only to the faculty, staff, and students of Mayland Community College, but also to any resident of Avery, Mitchell, or Yancey counties. Resources include both print and non-print materials, electronic resources, audio-visual equipment, and workshops/orientations.

 

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Accessing Online Materials

Mayland Community College Online Learning Resources Center

Everyone is welcome to access online materials at the workstations in the LRC located on the second floor of the Gwaltney building on our main campus in Spruce Pine, or at any of  the workstations at any Mayland Community College location.

Some online resources are only licensed for "off campus" use by current Mayland Community College students, faculty, and staff.  All online resources may be accessed directly both on and off campus by current Mayland Community College students, faculty, and staff.  They will find links, usernames, and passwords under the “LRC” tab after logging into their LEO account.

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A- Z Listing of Available Online Resources

All of the following resources may be accessed on  Mayland's main campus in Spruce Pine, at the Avery and Yancey Learning Centers, and anywhere there is an Internet connection (for distance education students and any student needing them at a distance).

  • A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy Online (Animated Dissection of Anatomy for Medicine)
    Complete library of 3D images and over 3,000 illustrations and research for learning clinical concepts in the areas of allied health, nursing and related science fields provided by The North Carolina Community College System Office.
  • ABC-CLIO E-book Collection
    The new ABC-CLIO eBook Collection offers the same high-quality, authoritative, scholarly information librarians have come to expect from ABC-CLIO plus enhanced readability via a new reading pane, improved search and browse capabilities, and more. Customize your digital collection with over 7,000 encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides from ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Libraries Unlimited, and Praeger.
  • ABI/INFORM Complete
    Contains a broad array of business information, from scholarly journals and dissertations, to company, industry and market focused trade news. ABI/INFORM features the latest news from top sources like the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and The Economist and is widely recommended as an excellent source for all business disciplines and courses. Besides providing coverage of emerging issues in the marketplace, ABI/INFORM also provides valuable historical perspective, with journals and other material dating back to the early 1900s.
  • Academic OneFile
    Authoritative and comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines with millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text.
  • ACCESSNC
    Statistical, analytical and mapping tool designed to aid economic and community development decision making.
  • AccessScience
    AccessScience is an authoritative and dynamic online resource that contains incisively written, high-quality reference material that covers all major scientific disciplines. Its dedicated editorial team is led by Sagan-Award-winner John Rennie and comprises more than 9000 scientists and engineers, including 39 Nobel Prize Winners as well as recipients of other major scientific prizes such as Franklin Institute Awards.
  • African-American Poetry
    The early history of African American poetry, from the first recorded poem by an African American (Lucy Terry Prince's 'Bars Fight', c.1746) to the major poets of the nineteenth century, including Paul Laurence Dunbar and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.
  • Agriculture Collection
    Database of agriculture and related fields that provides access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry -- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.
  • American Poetry
    Over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets from the Colonial Period to the early twentieth century.
  • American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography
    Once logged in, the first page presented describes the various ways to access the collection: the alphabetical index, the subject index, as they were presented in the print volumes, or through a search.
  • ArchiveGrid
    Access to primary source information, including birth and death records, ship logs, and cemetery records.
  • ARXIV
    Open access to more than 1 million research articles in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.
  • ATLAS
    NC³ ATLAS provides a single resource gateway, with a simple interface, that directs users to the wide variety of teaching and learning resources available to faculty and staff of the North Carolina Community College System. ATLAS is the product of a VLC project.
  • Bills from the NC General Assembly
    You can search the current session as well as past sessions back to the 1985-86 Session.
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library
    Improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.
  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index
    Biographical material on people from all time periods, geographical locations and fields of endeavor. Biography and Genealogy Master Index indexes any print product that includes biographical information on multiple persons.
  • Biography In Context
    Allows users to search for contextual information on the world's most influential people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.
  • BioMed Central
    Provides free access to biomedical research publications such as journal articles, current reports, and meeting abstracts.
  • BoardVitals
    The North Carolina Community College System Office has purchased the license for BoardVitals which is part of STAT!Ref. BoardVitals is a resource of exam banks to prepare our students for certification tests in Nursing, Radiography Tech, Surgical Tech.
  • Book Review Index Plus
    A comprehensive online guide to book reviews that includes more than five million review citations from thousands of publications, with linking to more than 630,000 full-text reviews.
  • Business Collection
    Coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.
  • Business Economics and Theory
    Access to academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics and related fields. The database has an emphasis on titles indexed in the American Economic Association's EconLit bibliography.
  • Business Insights: Global
    Source for international business intelligence offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.
  • Business Link North Carolina
    Business Link North Carolina offers a central source for consultations, information and referrals... just the help you need to tap into all the State has to offer to help you start, grow, and support your business in North Carolina.
  • Canadian Business & Current Affairs Complete (CBCA)
    Articles spanning Canadian agriculture, business and economics, education, government and politics, health sciences, history, literature, medical sciences, social sciences, and more, including scholarly content.
  • Canadian Newsstand Complete
    Over 300 Canadian newspapers from Canada's leading publishers, including the complete available electronic backfile for most newspapers, providing full access to the articles, columns, editorials and features.
  • CCLINC - Mayland's Online Library Catalog
    Our automated online library catalog is part of the Community College Libraries in North Carolina (CCLNC) system which networks 46 community colleges and offers searching and holds for over 1.8 million titles. Materials not immediately available may often be obtained from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) agreements.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    CDC.gov is CDC's primary online communication channel. Annually, there are close to 500 million page views to the site, averaging 41 million page views per month. CDC.gov provides users with credible, reliable health information.
  • Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades
    Información y recursos para mantener la salud y prevenir enfermedades. Información de salud en español.
  • ChemIDplus
    Free database of structure and nomenclature authority files used for the identification of chemical substances cited in National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases, including the TOXNET® system.
  • ChemSpider
    Free chemical structure database providing fast access to over 34 million structures, properties and associated information.
  • ChemSynthesis
    There are currently more than 40,000 compounds and more than 45,000 synthesis references in this freely accessible database of chemicals.
  • ChiltonLibrary.com
    Automotive repair information available to car owners with thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.
  • Clinical Trials
    A database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.
  • Communications and Mass Media Collection
    Access to academic journals and magazines focusing on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered in the database include advertising and public relations,literature and writing, linguistics, and more.
  • Computer Database
    Access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries includes computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.
  • CORE (COnnecting REpositories)
    Aggregates all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide.
  • CQ Magazine
    News and analysis on how legislation is shaped. Weekly coverage of bills, votes, amendments, committees, and more.
  • CQ Researcher
    Reports on issues shaping our world, with in depth coverage of political and social issues,
    such as health, education, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy.
  • Credo Reference (Complete Core)
    Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research with hundreds of full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.
  • Crime in North Carolina (Uniform Crime Report)
    The North Carolina Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is part of a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. While the program’s primary objective is to generate a reliable set of criminal statistics for use in law enforcement administration, operation, and management, its data have over the years become one the country’s leading social indicators.
  • Criminal Justice Collection
    Access to academic journals and magazines on topics in criminal justice, law, law enforcement, security, terrorism and related fields.
  • Culinary Arts Collection
    Access to academic journals and magazines on all aspects of cooking and nutrition. The database includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
  • Design Library
    Contains lists of online resources for images with few copyright restrictions includes image resources for art, architecture, landscape architecture, graphic design, industrial design, fashion, decorative arts, cities, maps, engineering, history, religion, medicine, natural sciences, and much more.
  • Digital Public Library of America
    Brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.
  • DigitalNC
    The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is a statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Digital Heritage Center works with cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina to digitize and publish historic materials online.
  • Diversity Studies Collection
    Access to scholarly journals and magazines that explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.
  • DOAJ
    An online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
  • eBooks
    Over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online.
  • Ebook Central
    The Academic Complete and Public Library Complete ebrary collections are combined into one database for easy access. This resource contains scholarly eBook titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction titles on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills. There are no limits on concurrent multi-user access to ebrary titles, and most titles can be downloaded and read via the new ebrary Reader and on the Bluefire Reader app for Android and iOS.
  • EBSCO eBook Academic Collection
    There are more than 133,000 eBooks in this package, including titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, MIT Press, Harvard University Press and many others. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier Ltd.; Brill Academic Publishers; Taylor & Francis Ltd; Sage Publications, Ltd. and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All titles are available with unlimited user access, and titles are added to the package each month.
  • Economic Development Information System
    The N.C. Department of Commerce is the state's leading economic-development agency, working with local, regional, national and international companies. The department’s mission is to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for all North Carolinians.
  • Educational Resources Information Center
    ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the US Department of Education.
  • Educator's Reference Complete
    Access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education including content in key subject areas including administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.
  • Elsevier Open Access
    All articles in open access journals which are published by Elsevier have undergone peer review and upon acceptance are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.
  • English Poetry
    The original ground-breaking Chadwyck-Healey collection, English Poetry contains essentially the complete English poetic canon from the 8th century to the early 20th. Over 160,000 poems by more than 1,250 poets are drawn from nearly 4,500 printed sources.
  • Environmental Studies and Policy
    Access to scholarly journals, magazines, and other reference sources covering environmental issues and policies including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policymakers, and corporate interests.
  • Faber Poetry Library
    A collection of some of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. The Faber list spans the seventy-year history of this major publishing house, and includes the poetry of Thom Gunn, Siegfried Sassoon, T.S. Eliot, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Wendy Cope and Seamus Heaney. In total The Faber Poetry Library contains 140 volumes by 50 poets.
  • FDSYS
    FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publications.
  • Films on Demand
    Thousands of high quality videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.
  • Fine Arts and Music Collection
    Access to scholarly journals and magazines that support research in areas including drama, music, art history, and film making emphasizing full-text content for publications included in the Wilson Art Index and RILM bibliography.
  • Gale Literary Sources
    Gale Literary Sources integrates full-text literary content with metadata and subject indexing and provides workflow tools to analyze information. You can research authors and their works, literary movements and genres with Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
  • Gale Literature Resource Center
    An extensive literature resource collection with articles, critical essays, topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.
  • Gale PowerSearch
    Provides sophisticated yet simple solution for managing a wealth of periodical, reference, multimedia and primary source information.
  • Gale Science in Context
    Reference content plus magazines, journals, news sources, experiments, and more. Covering earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics, science history, and biography.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Searchable collection of online reference titles.
  • Gale World Scholar: Latin & Carib
    Access to reference, periodicals, multimedia, reports, studies, journals, newspapers, and statistical data. An archive of digitized primary documents focus on the history of Latin America and the Caribbean back to the early 1800s through the contemporary period sourced from collections in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture
    Access to academic journals and magazines focused on both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies. The database offers biotechnologists,farmers, hobbyists, and landscape architects alike access to important content relevant to their pursuits.
  • Gender Studies Collection
    Database offering access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.
  • General OneFile
    One-stop source for news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines with millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text.
  • Global Issues In Context
    International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events featuring are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected,relevant sources for analysis of these issues using rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs.
  • Go Ask Alice
    Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet resource produced by Alice! Health Promotion at Columbia University — a division of Columbia Health.
  • Google Scholar
    Search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts, patents, case laws, and technical reports from all broad areas of research.
  • GREENR (Global Ref on the Environment)
    The Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, and country portals form research centers around issues covering energy systems,health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and economic development. Portals include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and rich multimedia.
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center
    Access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more covering information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.
  • Health Reference Center Academic
    Access to medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books and pamphlets. The database is designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health researchers. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
  • Healthfinder
    Healthfinder, a government Web site where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.
  • HeritageQuest
    HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.
  • HIV InSite
    Comprehensive, up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy from the University of California San Francisco
  • Hoover's Company Profiles
    Information for over 40,000 companies, including company overview, industry information, leadership and historical financials.
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure
    Access to scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications that cover topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism.
  • Information Science and Library Issues
    Access to scholarly journals and trade publications essential for information professionals and other knowledge workers including coverage of topics including information infrastructure, metadata architecture, publishing, and more.
  • Informe Academico
    Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre América Latina. [Provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America.]
  • InfoTrac Newsstand
    Access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields.
  • INTELECOM Online Resources Network
    A fully-hosted and searchable video on demand database designed to meet the growing demand for rich media in support of online, hybrid and face-to-face classes. All video is closed captioned and meets 508 requirements for the hearing impaired.
  • Job Openings
    NCWorks is a one-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search labor market information.
  • Khan Academy
    Khan Academy is an organization on a mission with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available free of charge.
  • KidsHealth
    Information about children from before birth through adolescence. Topics include: emotional development, nutrition, parenting, first aid, and infections.
  • Lab Tests Online
    Lab Tests Online has been designed to help you, as a patient or family caregiver, to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases.
  • LawHelpNC
    Find information and links about your legal rights, the law, the courts, legal forms and more.
  • LearningExpress Library
    Resources to help you achieve your educational and career goals.
  • LegalTrac
    Provides indexing and selective full-text for all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers, and offers coverage of federal and state cases, laws and regulations, legal practice and taxation, as well as British Commonwealth, European Union, and international law.
  • LitFinder
    Provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays including secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.
  • Mango Languages
    A language-learning software with over 70 world language courses and over 17 ESL/ELL courses, featuring an engaging user interface, voice comparison, fresh design, foreign language films, cultural anecdotes, and a user-friendly mobile app. It is normal to see a login screen as the opening page for Mango. First-time users must either create a profile or continue as a guest to access Mango.
  • MEDCOM TRAINEX Allied Health Streaming Videos Generic Mayland Login
    Hundreds of Allied Health Videos that are streamed online. Topics include Anatomy and Physiology, Basic Clinical Skills, Infection Control, Legal Aspects, Nursing Assistant, Obstetrical Nursing, Pediatrics, Safety and more.

    Nursing Students: If you were assigned a Username & Password you use must login with them using the link below.
  • MEDCOM TRAINEX Allied Health Streaming Videos Individual Login
    Hundreds of Allied Health Videos that are streamed online. Topics include Anatomy and Physiology, Basic Clinical Skills, Infection Control, Legal Aspects, Nursing Assistant, Obstetrical Nursing, Pediatrics, Safety and more.

    Nursing Students: If you were assigned a Username & Password you must login with them using this link to see your assignment(s).
  • MedlinePlus
    MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
  • MedlinePlus Drugs & Supplements
    Learn about prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more. Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions.
  • Merck Manual Home Edition
    Merck is committed to bringing out the best in medicine. As part of that effort, Merck provides all of The Merck Manuals as a service to the community.
  • Military and Intelligence Database Collection
    Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs including content in key subject areas including governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center
    Morningstar's proprietary data includes detailed analyst opinions on 1,700 stocks, 2,200 mutual funds, and 400 exchange traded funds. Get a clear overview of index returns, sector returns, and fund category returns, along with the most active stocks throughout the day. Plus tools such as Screeners for both funds and stocks; the Portfolio X-ray. newsletters, articles and video features.
  • MyiLibrary
    MyiLibrary offers library patrons access to some of the most topical and current e-books available today. You can access a wide range of research, reference and reading materials online from any location.
  • National Cancer Institute
    The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine. The mission of NCCAM is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and alternative medicine interventions and their roles in improving health and health care.
  • National Institute of Mental Health
    Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.
  • Natural Standard via Therapeutic Research
    Evidence-based reviews on dietary supplements and complementary and alternative medicine therapies, including herbs, supplements, vitamins, diets, nutrition, exercise, and complementary practices and modalities.
  • NC ECHO
    NC ECHO searches across digital collections at a variety of cultural heritage institutions around North Carolina. NC ECHO is a first step for users interested in exploring North Carolina's diverse collections of historic photos, documents, books, family histories, maps, and much more.
  • NC Health Info
    Funded by and a service of the UNC Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library, NC Health Info is an online guide to web sites of quality health and medical information and local health services throughout North Carolina. NC Health Info has an established history of meeting the health information needs and interests of English and Spanish speaking North Carolinians and leading users to resources that are reliable and easy to understand. Because links to information are vetted, selected, and maintained by North Carolina librarians who volunteer their time and expertise, users are assured of finding the very best information.
  • NC LIVE - (Home Page)
    NC LIVE offers free electronic access to resources for all ages on topics ranging from careers, business, and investing, to health, history, and genealogy. Ebooks, audiobooks, videos, magazines, newspapers, journals, language-learning tools, and other online materials available through NC LIVE are designed for at-home use.
  • NC LIVE - Articles
    Access to Articles via NC LIVE. Free access to thousands of online magazines, newspapers, and journals via dozens of databases.
  • NC LIVE - Audio
    Downloadable audio books on a variety of topics, including language learning, history, biography, classic literature, and more.
  • NC LIVE - eBooks
    NC LIVE provides North Carolina’s libraries with access to hundreds of thousands of eBook titles, almost all of which are downloadable! Many of these titles are non-fiction, including information in literature, health, technology, self help, history, social sciences, career development, reference books, and more.
  • NC LIVE - Home Grown eBook Collection
    E-books published in NC. Includes popular and scholarly nonfiction, novels by well-known local authors, and award-winning short fiction and poetry that can be read simultaneously by an unlimited number of readers.
  • NC LIVE - Nursing & Allied Health
    Their Nursing & Allied Health Collection provides professional type resources, as well as information geared to laymen (which can be used by professionals for patient information and education).
  • NC LIVE - Video Collection
    NC LIVE provides access to thousands of Streaming Video titles covering a wide range of topics.
  • NC Public Schools Statistical Profile
    A collection of statistical information about North Carolina's elementary and secondary schools. The profile provides data on public school pupils, personnel, and finances.
  • NCAMLearn
    An educational resource from the North Carolina Museum of Art! This site is designed for educators, students, and anyone interested in looking at and learning from works of art.
  • NCLOR (NC Learning Object Repository)
    Repository provided by the North Carolina Community College System to manage, collect, and share digital learning resources for use in traditional or distance learning environments with hundreds of quality resources mapped to support NCCCS courses.
  • NCPedia
    NCpedia is an online encyclopedia about North Carolina, U.S.A. As of July 1, 2014, NCpedia included 6,015 entries and 6,462 images!
  • New York Times
    Full articles from the New York Times (1980-current).
  • NIH Senior Health
    Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.
  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries via Alexander Street Press
    North American Women's Letters and Diaries includes the immediate experiences of 1,325 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. The materials have been carefully chosen using leading bibliographies, supplemented by customer requests and more than 7,000 pages of previously unpublished material. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.
  • North Carolina Agricultural Statistics Service
    NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS brings together current and historic data relating to North Carolina agriculture. This service has been provided by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA & CS) since 1919.
  • North Carolina Curriculum
    Provides leadership and support to educators across the State of North Carolina to build and reinforce the Common Core State Standards and North Carolina Essential Standards, to implement the North Carolina State Board of Education goals, and to inform, clarify and disseminate state and federal policies and laws.
  • North Carolina Driver's Manual
    NC Driver Handbooks
  • North Carolina Education Directory
    The directory provides information on the State Board of Education, the Department of Public Instruction, educational associations and commissions, and individual school systems and charter schools.
  • North Carolina General Assembly
    Official web site of the North Carolina General Assembly. Use this web site as a tool to track bills, find and communicate with State House and Senate representatives, and to follow chamber activity, meetings and issues before the General Assembly.
  • North Carolina Homepage
    NC.gov makes it easy to find services in all state agencies, conduct transactions, find contacts, and interact with government programs.
  • North Carolina Learning Object Repository (NCLOR)
    NCLOR provides a centralized location for the acquisition, collection, sharing, and management of quality learning resources for all teachers in North Carolina. A collection of documents, audio/video clips, simulations, learning modules, assessments, and more – virtually any type of learning resource that can be digitized and processed.
  • North Carolina Periodicals Index
    The index provides access to articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics, including the arts, business, culture, history, law, natural resources, public policy, tourism, and travel. Coverage includes 68 current and historic publications, most of which are not indexed in standard reference tools. Content coverage is selective as articles must be at least a page in length to be included. Initial coverage began in January, 1992, but retrospective coverage of historically important titles extends to the 1930s.
  • North Carolina Public Health
    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the agency in state government responsible for ensuring the health, safety and well being of all North Carolinians, providing human service needs for special populations including individuals who are deaf, blind, developmentally disabled and mentally ill, and helping poor North Carolinians achieve economic independence
  • North Carolina State Government Publications Collection
    The collection includes publications on a wide variety of topics including health care, agriculture, transportation, and education. Some of the files in this collection are very large and may take several minutes to load.
  • Nursing and Allied Health Collection
    Provides access to academic journals and other reference content covering all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration. This database offers current and authoritative content for professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.
  • OAIster via OCLC FirstSearch
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