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Electronic Databases

NCLive Update for January 2015!

NC Live is cancelling all EBSCO database subscriptions. Beginning January 1, 2015 please use this link for ProQuest access to databases. This webpage will be updated regularly during this transition. We apologize for any inconvenience.

For other login or password assistance needs, please call 919-546-8407.  

  • ON-CAMPUS ACCESS - Click the links (titles) below.  
  • OFF-CAMPUS and REMOTE ACCESS - go to www.nclive.organd click "browse" to view and access all databases and journals, or enter a keyword and begin your search. 
  • ATLA (Off Campus) - Access through NC Live, Academic Search Complete, then choose databases. Call 919-546-8407 for NCLive password.
Academic Search Complete - a multi-disciplinary database providing full text for 4,650+ journals, including full text for 3,900+ peer-reviewed titles. 
Access World News Research Collection - find articles on topics related to business, communications, education, government, journalism, politics, science and more from a variety of sources that include newspapers, newswires, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content including the Charlotte Observer, the News and Observer and USA Today. [ Off-Campus/Remote Access Link ] [ On-Campus Access Link ]
ATLA  - the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion; includes 555,000+ article citations, 232,000+ essay citations, 511,000+ book review citations, and 266,000+ full text electronic articles and book reviews from 1,656 journals.
[ Off-Campus/Remote Access Link, Call Library, 546-8407, for the semester’s NCLIVE password] [ On-Campus Access Link ]   
Chemistry  - provides access to over 3,134 journal articles many of which are full text, 7,345 books and 119 reference works
Chronicle of Higher Education  - weekly news and job information source for college and university faculty members, administrators, and students.
CINAHL - Nursing & Allied Health  - the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for 600+ journals, dating back to 1981. 
Communication & Mass Media Complete  - provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media, offering indexing and abstracts for 460+ journals and full text for 350 journals.  
EBSCOhost   - premium online information resource service which includes e-books, EBSCO Discovery Service and DynaMed - a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at point-of-care. 
Education Research Complete  - provides indexing and abstracts for 2,150+ journals, and full text for 1,200 journals and 500 books and monographs;  topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education. 
Encyclopedia Britannica  -a set of comprehensive reference works containing articles on a wide range of subjects.
Environmental Complete  - offers coverage in agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, and environmental law from 1,700+ domestic and international titles, including 680+ full text journals and 120+ full text monographs. 
ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) - provides unlimited access to more than 1.4 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials.
Film & Television Literature Index  - On Campus: Access through NC Live; go to Academic Search Complete; type Film & Television Literature Index on the search line. Off-Campus: go to; click Academic Search Complete and type Film & Television Literature Index on the search line. 
Films on Demand - allows you to view over 5,000 streaming videos in subject areas including Humanities & Social Science, Science, Business, Economics and Health. Also, view the Archival Films & Newsreels Collection.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia  - provides 25,000+ encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas. 
Gale Virtual Reference Library - (On-Campus) Go to NC Live - (off-campus)-; go to "Browse - A-Z Browse All" at the top of the page; Scroll down to find Gale Virtual Reference Library. (Off-campus)When prompted for NC Live password, contact the library at 546-8407.
GreenFile - Environmental Science  - a collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more; provides indexing and abstracts for 384,000+ records and full text for 4,700+ records. 
Health Sciences  - includes 2,900 articles in medicine and dentistry, pharmacology, toxicology, and veterinary medicine.
Health Source - Consumer Edition  - provides access to 80 full text, consumer health magazines. 
Health Source - Nursing / Academic Edition  - provides 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines; also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names. 
Humanities International Complete  - includes full text for 890+ journals and books.
JSTOR (Journal Storage) - online archive of multi-discipline journal articles. 
[ Off-Campus/Remote Access Link ] [ On-Campus Access Link ]
Lexis-Nexis- provides access to thousands of full-text publications that provide extensive coverage in the areas of business, criminal justice, finance, government, law and legal issues, medicine, news, technology and other subjects.
Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts  - indexes more than 500 core journals, more than 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.  
Mango Languages - an online language learning system that teaches practical conversation skills for real communication. Users must set up an email account to get started, then follow the step-by-step instructions. No password needed.  [ Off-Campus/Remote Access Link ] [ On-Campus Access Link ]
Middle Search Plus  - provides full text for 140+ popular, middle school magazines, 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 440,207 photos, maps and flags. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator. 
Military & Government Collection  - offers a collection of periodicals, academic journals, including full text for 300 journals, pertaining to all branches of the military and government. 
National Library of Medicine (NLM)  -  largest biomedical library; supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology.
NC LIVE - free online access to eBooks, audio books, videos, online magazines, newspapers & journals.
[ Off-Campus/Remote Access Link ] [ On-Campus Access Link ]
Oxford Music Online - includes a subscription to Oxford Companion to Music and Oxford Dictionary of Music.
Primary Search  - provides full text for 70+ popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator.  
ProQuest Sociology  - gives users access to the full-text of more than 310 journals in sociology and social work. This collection provides full-text coverage of many core titles included in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts.
Regional Business News  - provides comprehensive full text coverage for 80+ regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.  
Science Direct – includes Chemistry and Health Sciences.
Teacher Reference Center  - provides indexing and abstracts for 270+ of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators