You’ve certainly been to the library in the ERC to check out some of our 40,000-plus books, but be sure to check out the e-book offerings from NC LIVE as well!
On the Durham Tech Library home page, click on E-books and Digital Audio Books. From there, follow the link to NC LIVE e-books. In the search box on that page, you can type your search term(s) to get started. You can also click on one of the individual collections, such as
- ebrary Academic and Public Library Complete, which offers over 100,000 academic titles, about a third of which were published since 2010
- eBooks on EBSCOhost, with over 25,000 titles aimed at a variety of audiences, including researchers
- a collection of about 370 titles tailored to the Durham Tech community on the MyiLibrary platform
- twenty-six reference books from Gale Virtual Reference
- a few hundred titles including history reference, as well as study guides and critical companions to works of literature
- Learning Express Library Career and Test Prep
- One Click eBooks
You can also visit NC LIVE’s Home Grown eBook Collection, which “offers a wide range of content, including novels by popular North Carolina authors, poetry, short stories, and non-fiction,” according to the August 2014 press release. This collection is on the BiblioBoard platform and is compatible with Safari and Chrome browsers.
If you have been studying at Durham Tech for a couple semesters, you are probably familiar with some of the article databases and other research tools that are available through NC LIVE, such as Academic Search Complete and Newspaper Source Plus. This semester–and continuing through 2017–NC LIVE is subscribing to some new resources you’ll want to use!
ProQuest Central provides access to “thousands of periodical titles and millions of full-text articles.” ProQuest Newsstand replaces Newspaper Source Plus and “offers unparalleled access to the full text of over 1300 newspapers, news websites and blogs from leading publishers throughout the world.”
Other changes include adding Pronunciator, a language learning service; Gale Literature Resource Center for literature research; and streaming videos from Films on Demand! A complete list of the subscription changes is available on the NC LIVE website.
Remember that you can find links to the electronic resources provided by your library from the library’s website. All of the ProQuest databases are already available to everyone affiliated with Durham Tech, so you can start using them if you haven’t already checked them out. Other new databases will become available in early 2015. We also will continue to provide access to the EBSCOhost databases through December, though our subscription expires then and you won’t have access to them after that.
If you need more information about these changes, please contact the Durham Tech Library.
Thanks to NC LIVE, we now have access to even more e-books- the Open Library Borrowing Collection is now a part of NC LIVE!
This new source of freely available downloadable eBooks is available to all North Carolinians.
Interested? Find out more at http://nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?rsrc=288 (password required off campus, contact us if you need it).
We are excited to announce that NC LIVE has added several new resources. Happy exploring!
This database features magazines, journals, trade publications and books covering a variety of art and architecture subjects including antiques, art and art history, interior and landscape design, and more. Includes image collection of over 63,000 images.
This database includes more than 450,000 biographies, including actors, authors, explorers, historical figures, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, scientists and many others.
If you need remote access to these databases, please contact the library to obtain an NC LIVE password.
NoveList Plus is a great tool for readers and book clubs. It is designed to help you find information on your favorite titles, authors, or series, including recommendations for your next great read.
NoveList Plus features:
Book discussion guides