Last updated 1/13/16
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 a list of passwords for all the Library's subscription databases after logging in to Moodle. Click on "My Home" and look in the left column for the LIBRARY RESOURCES box. The passwords are listed in a PDF document entitled DATABASE PASSWORDS.|
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.
If you don't have access to Moodle,
a password can be requested by emailing
(Please provide full name, and last 4 numbers of your SS OR your 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 library webpage links or Internet browser links, or by entering the web address (URL) www.nclive.org.
- Off campus: NC LIVE can be accessed off-campus through Moodle after logging in (look for the link in the center of the left column), or by using a password available to current Isothermal students and staff, which can be requested at the Circulation Desk or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. (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; information will be posted at the top of this page and on the Library home page.
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 broad subject areas and categories (ebooks, newspapers, magazine and journal articles, etc.). Alternatively, click the Browse tab and select from databases organized by broad subject categories. 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 Using NC LIVE, Parts 1 and 2 below for an introduction. Also, you can click on the Help tab at the right of the heading on the NC LIVE home page. 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!
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