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Electronic Databases

NC Live is cancelling all EBSCO database subscriptions. Beginning January 1, 2015 please use this link to access 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 and click "browse" to view and access all databases and journals, or enter a keyword and begin your search. 
  • ATLA (Off Campus) - use the Off-Campus/Remote Access link below.
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 ]
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 ] [ 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.
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. 
Encyclopedia Britannica  - a set of comprehensive reference works containing articles on a wide range of subjects.
ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) - provides unlimited access to more than 1.4 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials.
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.
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. 
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.
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 ]
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.
[ On-Campus Access Link ]
Oxford Music Online - includes a subscription to Oxford Companion to Music and Oxford Dictionary of Music.
ProQuest Religion - provides a wide range of primarily full-text international periodicals for diverse and spiritual studies covering formal theological studies of major religions as well as the most recent trends and scholarly thought.
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.
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