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Finding Resources from the Library: I Need an Article

Use this guide to find resources in the library and online for class, projects, and fun.

Journal Articles from Databases

Why use Databases?

Why not just Google the information?

Anyone can publish on the internet.

They may or may not know their topic.

In order to publish in a journal, you must be an expert and meet specific standards in your area of expertise.

This means that you can trust what you read in a Journal Article.

Best Database to Begin a Basic Search

Free Databases

What are Databases?

Remote access to databases, eBooks and eAudiobooks requires username/password available only to Northland Pioneer College faculty, staff and currently enrolled students.

  • Log in to MyNPC.
  • Click on the "My Courses" tab.
  • On the right side of the screen under "Other Important Information" you will see "Library Information"
  • Click on the link to "Passwords for Access to the Library Databases".

Subject Guides or A-Z Database List

You can go directly to the Subject Guide for your class or subject. On the Articles tab of these guides will be a list of pertinent and reliable Databases specific to your topic.

Borrowing Articles Not in Our Databases

You can receive copies of Journal Articles from other libraries if we do not subscribe to the appropriate Database.

If you find an article that you need, please contact library staff to receive a copy for free through InterLibrary Loan. This may take a day or more (maybe even a couple weeks) to arrive. It will be emailed to you when ready. You do not need to return anything.

Director of Library Services

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Luann Crosby
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