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How do I cite a source in MLA Style?

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Check out our MLA Style guide: http://nscc.libguides.com/mla .

Where can I find historical newspapers?

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The library has several databases that contain historical newspapers. They include: The Historical New York Times, America's Historical Newspapers, and The Chicago Tribune. You can find links and tutorials on all of these databases in our Historical Newspaper Research Guide: http://nscc.libguides.com/historicalnewspapers.

How do I access the wireless?

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Choose the network NSCCWIRELESS. Your username is your email address associated with NSCC (it should end in my.nscc.edu). The password is the same as your myNSCC password. If your email doesn’t work, try instruction\A00. . .  as your username. If you need assistance, contact Technology Services Division at 615-353-3678.


Where are the tutors located?

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Tutors are located in NSCC's Learning Centers. Each campus has its own tutor schedule. There are online tutors available through NS Online/D2L. Look under "Resources."

 

 


How do I find scholarly articles?

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To locate scholarly articles, first choose a database. Once you have chosen a database, look for a box that allows you to limit your search to either scholarly, peer reviewed, or refereed journals. All article in JSTOR are scholarly. Some good databases to locate scholarly journals in are: Academic Search PremierAcademic Onefile, and JSTOR

How do I find a book?

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Watch this video to find out how to locate books. Books can be checked out for the entire semester. Your A number is the only requirement for checking out library materials.

How do I contact the library?

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You can contact the library via telephone, chat, text. 

How do I find a copy of my textbook?

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The library has many current textbooks on Reserve. Reserve textbooks may be checked out for two hour use. To purchase your textbook, visit the Bookstore in the Student Services building or on your respective campus.

Where are the databases located?

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The library databases are located under "Find articles and databases" on the library's home page. You can also find them here: http://nscc.libguides.com/az.php

Where can I make copies?

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Copy machines are available in both the Library and Learning Center. You can use your student print account to make copies using your A number and myNSCC password.

How do I search the library databases?

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Watch this video to learn more about searching the library databases.

How do I print wirelessly?

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Upload your document to print.nscc.edu and then log in at any Pharos Release Station on campus.


How much does it cost to print?

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Black and white printing is 10 cents a page. Color printing is 50 cents page. Students get 15 dollars a semester for printing. You can add money to your print allowance online through myNSCC, at the Bursar's Office (bring the library the receipt), or in the library workroom. Do not add more money than you need! It will not roll over to the next semester.

What if I can't find the book I need?

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If we don't have the book you need, you can make a request through Interlibrary Loan.

Where do I find literary criticism?

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We recommend JSTOR and Literary Sources from Gale for locating literary criticism. To find out more about how to search these databases visit our Literature Research Guide: http://nscc.libguides.com/literature .

How do I find a copy of a textbook?

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Many textbooks are located on reserve behind the circulation desk at Mayfield Library.  Older editions may be located upstairs in the stacks. Reserve textbooks are most commonly available for a two-hour checkout .  Reserve textbooks are available at most NSCC campuses.  

How do I check out a library book?

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We need need your A number to check out a library book. If you're on a satellite campus and would like a book sent over, send us a chat or text with your Name, A number, and campus. 

How do I cite a source in APA style?

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Check out our APA Style guide: http://nscc.libguides.com/apastyle .

What's EBSCO?

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EBSCO is a database vendor. If your instructor asks you to use EBSCO, they're most likely referring to Academic Search Premier, which you can find here: http://nscc.libguides.com/az.php .

What are the library hours? 

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Current library hours can be found here: http://nscc.libguides.com/libraryservices .

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