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English Composition: Databases

This guide supports ENG 1110 and ENG 1210, which focus on the essentials of English composition and rhetoric, with emphasis on expository essays.

Off Campus Access

EZ Proxy allows persons with a NCCU username and password that are off-campus, access to connect to the NCCU network in a secure and encrypted means. EZ Proxy gives you the same access you would have on a computer on campus that is physically connected to the NCCU network.

Off Campus Access:

http://web.nccu.edu/shepardlibrary/tools/databases/db_alphabeticalproxy.html

Database Use

 

Access via NCCU only Access World News via NewsBank 
Coverage: 
Find global information on topics related to business and economics, careers, criminal justice, education, environmental studies, health, international studies, performing and fine arts, political science, science, social issues, sports, STEM, technology and more from a variety of news media featuring newspapers, videos and web-only content including the News and Observer, Herald-Sun, USA Today, international sources and more.

Access via NCCU only Oxford English Dictionary Online  (Tutorial - Powerpoint Show) via Oxford University Press 
Coverage: The OED covers words from across the English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean. It also offers the best in etymological analysis and in listing of variant spellings, and it shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Updated quarterly with between one and two thousand new and revised entries, OED Online offers unparalleled access to the ‘greatest continuing work of scholarship that this century has produced’ (Newsweek).

nclive logo ProQuest Central via  NC LIVE 
Coverage: General reference database for over 175 subjects from magazines, journals and newspapers, including peer-reviewed and scholarly works.

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