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Nursing Information Literacy Tutorial

Database Tips

What is a Database?


database is a collection of articles, book chapters and other information from reliable sources.

All of the resources in these databases come from magazines, newspapers, journals and books. Although they are delivered through the Internet, they are not considered "Internet Sources" by your professors.

Print, Save or Email


All databases have tools for printing, emailing and saving articles.

Look for the icons on the page.


In any database you are searching, look for the full text option. This ensures that the articles in your search results are ones that we have full access to read and print right away. 

Interlibrary Loan


If the article is not available through the NCC Library,  you will see the "Request through Interlibrary Loan" option. Click on the link.

Login to your ILLiad Account. If you do not have one, follow the instructions on the page.