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Distance Education

Shepard Library offers many resources for research. Use the tabs below for information on locating books, journals, databases and other items relevant to your studies. Shepard Library is your portal to information resources and research assistance!

Help Desk Assistance

To contact someone at the Help Desk for assistance call:

1-866-845-0010 (8:30 AM - 5:30 PM)
1-866-224-7951 (5:30 PM - 8:30 AM)



Blackboard is the learning management system (LMS) of NCCU. It allows students and teachers to communicate and share documents outside    of the classroom. It also provides a means for creating and managing automatically scored and graded testing. More information, training, and assistance are available through the NCCU Blackboard office, in Room 128 of the Farrison-Newton Communications Building (x7667), and through the Blackboard HelpDesk number: 1-866-845-0010.

NCCU Instructional Technology




Shepard Library provides access to some journals through the library website. Some are accessible anywhere on the web, others must be accessed via WebVPN.For best results, always use WebVPN.


About Journal Finder

Journal Finder is an integrated search interface that allows you to determine if the library provides electronic access, to find out if the library owns a print copy, to find out which other libraries may have print copies, and to order copies of articles that can be sent directly to you.