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What is NC LIVE?

The power of your library, online! We give you FREE ACCESS to ebooks, audio books, videos, online magazines, newspapers, journals, and more.


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NCknows is staffed by librarians and student librarians from academic and public libraries in North Carolina. By coordinating with participating libraries across the state, we are able to offer reference services 24/7 except for Sat/Sun 12 AM to 8 AM.


Search Online Articles and eBooks

Find ebooks, articles, video, and other online resources available through NCLIVE.

Includes ProQuest Databases

VGCC Online Resources NOT in NCLIVE

The NCLIVE box will not search these resources. To use them, click on the links below.

  • A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy
    A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy (AIA) is an online learning resource that includes incredibly detailed graphics, precision accuracy, sophisticated functionality and information from the A.D.A.M. Multimedia Encyclopedia to make the complex subjects of human anatomy, physiology and clinical application easier to learn and retain.
  • Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCO)
    General database covering all major academic subjects and offering full text access for over 11,000 publications, with indexing and abstracts for more than 16,000. To learn more about using Academic Search Ultimate, visit the tutorials on the EBSCOhost support page.
  • Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals (Gale)
    An online vehicle repair library with maintenance and repair information on hundreds of cars, trucks, and SUV's from 1940 to the present. The Chilton Library also includes labor estimates, bulletins and recall information, and test preparation quizzes for the Delmar ASE Technician Test.
  • CINAHL Complete (EBSCO)
    The world's most comprehensive nursing & allied health research database, providing full text for more than 1,400 journals, some dating back to 1937. CINAHL Complete also includes full text for 275 books and monographs. To learn more about how to search CINAHL Complete, visit the CINAHL tutorials page.
  • Credo Reference
    Credo Reference offers online access to 1,250 reference books covering all major academic disciplines.
  • EasyBib
    An online citation manager that helps create bibliographies in MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian formats.
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
    Over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online. For tutorials and other help on using EBSCO ebooks on different computers and devices, visit the eBooks on EBSCOhost support page.
  • Global Issues in Context (Gale)
    Offers global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues. The database ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of issues – social, political, military, economic, environmental, science related, health related, cultural – and headlines in world hot spots.
  • STAT!Ref
    Enables users to cross-search full-text titles, journals and evidence-based point-of-care authoritative resources.

More Online Resources @ Your Library

For the full list of online resources, click here.

  • ABI/INFORM Collection
    Business research from journals, trade publications, market research reports, dissertations, and working papers.
  • CQ Researcher Online
    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.
  • Criminal Justice Periodicals
    Now called ProQuest Criminal Justice Database
    Research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends.
  • DigitalNC
    Explore the history and culture of North Carolina through original materials from cultural heritage repositories across the state. (Internet Resource)
  • ERIC: Education Resources Information Center
    Maintained by the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC is a database of articles from hundreds of publications about education and educational research. (Internet Resource)
  • 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.
  • Global Issues in Context (Gale)
    Offers global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues. The database ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of issues – social, political, military, economic, environmental, science related, health related, cultural – and headlines in world hot spots.
  • InfoTrac Newsstand
    Full text access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national, international and local newspapers, as well as thousands of images and radio and TV transcripts. Includes full text of The New York Times (1985-present).
    (LIMITED ACCESS) Includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references.
  • LearningExpress Library
    Practice tests and self-paced courses for students & adult learners. ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT, resume and cover letter writing courses and more.
  • Literature Resource Center
    Articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center
    Includes research and independent opinions on thousands of mutual funds, stocks, and hundreds of ETFs.
  • NCLOR: North Carolina Learning Object Repository
    The North Carolina Learning Object Repository (NCLOR) collects documents, audio/video clips, simulations, learning modules, assessments, and more – virtually any type of learning resource that can be digitized and processed. Teachers from around the state can then search the NCLOR, find materials appropriate to the classes they are teaching, and use them as is or modify them to suit their needs. (Internet Resource)
  • Oxford Reference Online Premium
    Reference titles in core subject areas, including quick reference articles, illustrations, photographs, line diagrams, maps, and tables.
  • ProQuest Central
    General reference database for over 175 subjects from magazines, journals and newspapers, including peer-reviewed and scholarly works.
  • ProQuest Research Library
    General reference database from business and political science to literature and psychology scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and daily news content, accessible to readers and researchers at every level.
  • 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.
  • SIRS Knowledge Source
    Articles, primary sources, websites and graphics to support students with research, study and homework. Includes access to Issues Researcher (Pro/Con), Government Reporter (history & government), Renaissance (arts & humanities), and Web Select (editorially selected web sites).
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.
  • WorldCat
    Search for books and media in library collections all over the world. (Internet Resource)


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