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First Year Students: Library Databases

This guide provides an introduction to Shepard Library and conducting research for first year NCCU students.

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For best results when searching Shepard Library from off campus, log into WebVPN first.  Just enter your NCCU username and password and then select the library's home page from the list that appears.

How Library Stuff Works

Databases to Start With

Shepard Library databases are reliable sources for a wide variety of information: journal articles, newspaper/magazine articles, reference material, statistics, and consumer information can all be found at our Alphabetical List of Databases.

The number of databases can be overwhelming, so listed below are some excellent starting points for a wide variety of research.