Nash Community College has a cooperative agreement with ECU's Joyner Library allowing NCC students, faculty and staff to access ECU's Joyner Library databases when visiting the ECU campus. Borrower's cards will be provided free of charge to currently registered NCC students and currently employed faculty and staff and will be valid for a period of one academic semester. To obtain a borrower's card at the ECU library, photo identification and verification issued by NCC of current enrollment/application status are required.
The Library at Nash Community College houses a continually growing collection of print and visual resources which have been selected to enrich programs offered by the College. Facilities are provided to students for research, study, reading, listening and viewing that enhance and supplement class instruction. In addition, the Library serves the recreational interests of students, faculty, staff, and the community.
Expanded and renovated in 1996, the Library provides seating for 186 persons in a spacious, comfortable, well-lighted area easily accessible from all campus buildings. The mezzanine, located away from the hub of activity, is designated for quiet study and also serves as the site for GED testing. Three conference rooms are available for group study and meetings.
The collection of 42,000 books is accessed via a computerized catalog. WebCat is the public access point to the catalog, and, in addition to the College's book collection, allows viewing of the library holdings of North Carolina community colleges.
Online resources are available in the Library and off-site. NC-LIVE and the Gale Group(Literary) offer a broad range of information that is available only by subscription.
NC-LIVE, an acronym for North Carolina Libraries for Virtual Education, is a partnership of North Carolina's libraries that provides access to a vast world of informational and educational resources. A conglomerate of more than 40 separate and unique databases, NC-LIVE is a gateway to articles and publications from magazines, newspapers, scholarly/professional journals, and a variety of reference sources. It is subscription-based, thus assuring authenticity. NC-LIVE resources are not available via general use of the internet.
- Dean, Learning Resources
Call (252)451-8248 for for usernames and passwords.
The electronic databases are accessed from the College’s web site, www.nashcc.edu Select “Library” under “Quick Links.”
•Credo Referenceis an easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 100 videos.
•A to Z the World Featuring over 170 country profiles, A to Z World will be useful for students in countless courses from Communication to Culinary. This easy-to-use database highlights Business and Culture, Health and Medical, Food and Recipes, Maps, Newsfeed, and much more.
•NC-LIVE - a group of 40+ separate online databases on a variety of general and academic subjects - www.nclive.org. At the “college” prompt, select “Nash Community College.” Password : _______________(call 451-8248)
Instructions: There are two primary ways of accessing information. A quick method is to type the search terms in the “Search” box (may not yet be available remotely). A second method is to scroll to “Browse” and select the appropriate category. For example, if “Current Issues” is selected, a list of applicable databases and a brief description of each will be retrieved that may either broaden or narrow the search. Once the desired database has been selected, articles will be displayed by date of publication (latest date first). When given the option, the user may wish to select “full-text.” Full bibliographic information is included as well as links to other relevant information.
•Gale Literature Resource Center - consists of three components: Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and Dictionary of Literary Biography.
Instructions: Type “nash” in the Library ID box. The “Basic Search” screen is the default. The user may make another search selection from the tabs on the blue tool bar. Type the search terms and click “search.”
•STAT!Ref (Username and passwords can be obtained by emailing the library at
, or by calling 451-8248. Select Functional Anatomy to access the animations.) This is a medical database with 35 well-known textbooks with full image and full text. Licensed by the North Carolina Community College System.
•A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy - enhances teaching and learning by providing access to over 3000 illustrations, 3D images, and clinical animations.
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Bob Davis Accounting Professor Nash Community College
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