Last updated 2/27/15
Isothermal Community College
P.O. Box 804, Spindale NC 28160
(828) 395-1307 fax (828) 286-8208
Charles P. Wiggins, Director of Library Services
You can access NC LIVE, Credo Reference and a list of passwords for
all other subscription databases after logging in to Moodle, which
you can access from anywhere. After login, look for links in the left column under Resources, then under Library Resources.
The latest NC LIVE password will be available on the first of August
and will be valid
through the month of August of the following year. It can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please provide full name and date of birth OR student ID no. for verification.)
What is NC LIVE?
NC LIVE consists of a huge collection of information found in databases and websites made available through all state public and academic libraries via the Internet by the state of North Carolina. The information includes articles in thousands of magazines, journals and newspapers, as well as contents of encyclopedias, directories, proceedings, almanacs, and worldwide library catalogs.
How can I get to NC LIVE? Do I need a password?
- On campus: NC LIVE can be accessed without a password from Internet-connected terminals in the library and elsewhere on campus, either via a library webpage link or by typing nclive.org.
- Off campus: NC LIVE can be accessed off-campus through Moodle after logging in, in the left column under Resources, then Library Resources. If you are a student but for some reason do not have access to Moodle, a password is available to current Isothermal students and staff, which can be requested by emailing email@example.com. For verification, please include your full name and the last four digits of your Social Security number -OR- full name and date of birth. Passwords are changed annually.
How do I use NC LIVE to find information?
Use the integrated search found on the NC LIVE home page. With this search, all of NC LIVE's databases are searched at the same time, and the result list is a compilation of matching results from all sources. Or, you can choose to explore resources organized on the home page under types or broad subject areas. Use the limiters on the left side of the results screen to narrow your search.
What if I need help using NC LIVE?
View the tutorials How to Use NC LIVE for Research, Parts 1 and 2 below for an introduction. Also, you can click on Need Help? at the top of the NC LIVE home page, or click the pop-up Chat box. If you need more help using NC LIVE, the library staff will be glad to assist: in person; over the telephone (828-395-1307); or by email , or you can get help at NCKnows almost 24/7!
How to Use NC LIVE for Research, Part 1 & 2 (2015)
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