The NSCC Library is the best resource available to assist you with the research & knowledge services you need to succeed in your classes. Our staff takes pride in our desire and ability to assist students with a variety of information needs.
Getting Started on Your Research:
- Review these tutorial videos on researching and writing your paper
- Search for materials in the NSCC Library using the NSCC Library Catalog
- Search for articles using NSCC’s Library Databases. Remember that you can limit your search to articles which can be printed today by checking the “Full Text” box.
- Search for materials through the OhioLINK Library Catalog. Once items are requested, they take 3-7 days to arrive at Northwest State.
Stop in, call, or email our library during open hours:
What are the library hours?
Check out the “open hours” calendar at this link: http://northweststate.edu/
If the library isn't open, where else can I use a computer or print something out?
There are two open computer labs in ‘A’ Building, one in A103 and one on the second floor, just outside of the Techology Help Desk in A223. These labs are open during general open building hours, and both areas contain computers and a printer. You can print using your PaperCut login.
What do I need if I want to check something out of the library?
Your current NSCC ID is preferred, but we also accept another photo ID. As long as we can verify that you are who you say you are, we can then bring up your library record using your name.
If my instructor says there is something “on reserve” in the Library, where do I go?
Come to the circulation desk! We will need to know at least one of the following: your instructor’s name, the course name or the course number.
Can I get someone to help me search OhioLINK?
Of course! Just ask at the circulation desk. Many of our library staff members are current students, and they are great at showing you how to get started. If you need more in-depth research help, you can ask for that too! We can offer assistance on setting up a “guided research” appointment with a librarian.
Can I have food or drink in the library?
Yes and No – If the drink is in a lidded container and as long as you are not seated near a computer. We don’t mind people studying or relaxing with a snack, but computers and food/drink don’t mix!