The Library's collection of online databases gives you access to thousands of articles from magazines, journals and newspapers, full-text books, audio books, videos, images, and reference materials such as subject encyclopedias and dictionaries.
To search the Library's online databases from off campus you will need a user name and password. These passwords change each fall semester. Contact the Library to get an up-to-date password sheet.
Who can get passwords?
PCC Faculty & Staff
NC LIVE Logo
NC LIVE databases have a new logo. If you have an old password sheet, that's okay. The username and password are still the same.
Get the updated password sheet.
Search Multiple Databases
NC LIVE eResources Search
Database Search Tips
Do not use complete sentences when searching a library database. Use the tips below to help you get started.
Connect keywords with
AND, OR, or NOT:
censorship AND internet
death penalty OR capital punishment
elephants NOT African
Try more than one search:
swine flu, swine influenza, H1N1, etc.
Search for varying forms of a word:
teen* will find: teen, teens, teenager, teenagers, etc.
Check your spelling.
Try more than one database.