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19th Century Collections Online [Gale]Login Required
Articles Maps

Gale Databases

A ground-breaking resource for 19th century studies, NCCO is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focused on primary source collections of the “long” nineteenth century. Collections for this program are sourced through partnerships with major world libraries as well as specialist libraries, and content includes monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more.

19th Century U.S. Newspapers (Gale)Login Required
Digital full page images with advanced searching capabilities. Covering all 50 states and District of Columbia, each newspaper (1800-1899) is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration.
Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
National Association of Counties provides governance, ordinances, news, isuues, and other county organizational and demographic information. Also provides a "Find a County" feature.
NAICS (North American Industry Classification System)
Government Website
From the U.S. Department of Commerce, NAICS is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. Find the NAICS codes & information for various industries by keyword or by their code.
Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
Follow the U.S. stock market, get quotes and research information, see market activity, news, and investing insights.
National Archives (NARA) - search by topic
The U.S. National Archives can be searched by topic or keyword. Topics include American Founding Documents; People; Foreign Policy & Military Records; Places; Federal Government; Maritime, Aviation, Science & Technology; Events, Centennials & Holidays; and Arts & Culture.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - Images
Images Website
Click on photgraphs to search this image archive from the NCWHM Dickinson Research Center. Images include city & town life in the west; cowboys and cowgirls and their associations with cattle branding and herding, ranches, rodeos, westerns, and wild west shows; firearms including handguns and rifles; frontier & pioneer life; hunting, especially big game hunting in the west; Indians of North America, especially cultures of the west, southwest, northwest, plains and plateau; military culture, more specifically, military life, personnel, and uniforms in the west; Native American Fine Art (contemporary and historical); rodeos, especially its personalities (African Americans, clowns, cowboys, cowgirls, Native Americans, photographers, and producers), venues (frontier days, ranch rodeos, Soldier Field, stampedes) and events (bareback riding, barrel racing, bull riding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, specialty acts, steer riding, steer roping, steer wrestling [bulldogging], trick riding, trick roping, and wrecks); western fine art (contemporary and historical); and western popular culture including westerns, western actors, entertainment, performers and Wild West shows.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service

NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.

National Geographic Topo Maps
Free topographic quads to print and more.
National Geographic Virtual Library [Gale]Login Required
Articles Images

Gale Databases

As journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery, National Geographic Virtual Library(NGVL) supports a range of scholarly research needs in the areas of science, history, technology, the environment, cultures, and more. NGVL brings the National Geographic Society to the library in a cross-searchable platform that fits the way today's students and patrons conduct their research.

National Institutes of Health: Health Information
A directory of health information organized by conditions, body systems, types of patients and more.
National Interagency Fire Center
Find out what is burning and where. Also includes educational and management materials for potential firefighters & agencies. Follow link to InciWeb for specific fire information.
National Portrait Gallery - Portal to American Portraits
Biographies Images Website
Search more than 100,000 portrait records from the Catalog of American Portraits (CAP), a survey of American portraits in public and private collections across the United States and abroad.
National Science Foundation - Education Discoveries
The NSF provides several "discoveries" topics. Under Education, find dozens of science-related topics related to teachers and teaching in the classroom.
Native American Indian Cultures Class Guide - (G. Smith)
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA
Native Plant Information Network (NPIN)
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin, provides the NPIN. Our goal is to assemble and disseminate information that will encourage the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes throughout North America.
Nature Online (Access Provided through Serials Locator)Login Required

Nature (London) is accessed through a variety of library databases. Most have a one year embargo; however, the current year is indexed and articles may be requested through interlibrary loan.

NatureServe - Network Connecting Science With Conservation
NatureServe is a non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to provide the scientific basis for effective conservation action. NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs are the leading source for information about rare and endangered species and threatened ecosystems.
Naxos Music LibraryLogin Required
World's largest Classical music listening service designed for students, instructors and library patrons. Genres include Classical, Jazz, World/Folk, Adult Contemporary, Chinese Music, Pop, and Rock. Your browser must allow popups and cookies. Instructors that create and share playlists for students: Login here with your professor user/password.
NCES Search for Schools, Colleges & Libraries
Directories / Phone Books
A directory of schools, colleges, and libraries.
Net Lingo
Dictionaries / Thesauri
A dictionary for Net users that includes net jargon, text messaging acronyms, smileys & emoticons.
New York Times [online] (Proquest)Login Required

New York Times online edition, from 1980 to present.

Newspaper Website
An online portal to news-related websites.
Nine (8) Planets
This website is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of the planets, moons and other objects in our solar system. Each page has our text and NASA's images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information.
North American Indian Thought & Culture

Includes American Indian, Alaska Natives, & Canadian First Peoples autobiographies, biographies, Indian publications, oral histories, personal writings, photographs, drawings, & audio files.

NoveList PlusLogin Required
Encyclopedia Information
Fiction & nonfiction (biographies, narrative nonfiction, creative nonfiction) database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more. Includes audiobook recommendations.
NRCS Soils Website
From the Natural Resources Conservation Service - Helping people understand soils.
Nursing & Allied Health (Gale)Login Required
Designed to support nursing programs. NRC offers premier supplemental reference material geared to the education and research needs of nursing students, including access to sample care plans, multimedia content, full text reference books, citations to journals in the field and more.
Nursing & Allied Health (Proquest)Login Required
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source™ provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more.
Nursing & Allied Health Information Resources (NWC)
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA

A Quick Reference guide to specific paper and online books and other resources for Nursing and Allied Health students.

Nursing & Allied Health Research Guide
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA
For nursing & allied health students, this guide shows you how to write your paper using evidence-based research and how to find and cite the resources you will need.
NWC Academic Advising

Academic advising is a team activity. The better prepared you are when you meet with your advisor, the better he or she can counsel you. Doing your homework first can save you money and frustration.

NWC Career Planning
From the NWC Academic & Career Advising Center, this website explores choosing & exploring a career, experiencing the career, making a plan, writing resumes, job lisitings & more.
NWC First Week Survival Guide

Great resources from the NWC Academic & Career Advising Center.

NWC Internships and Cooperative Education

An internship is a temporary job (sometimes paid and sometimes not) that's also a learning experience when tied to your academic major.

NWC Online Learning Guide & Assistance

Interested in taking online courses? Find assistance here!

NWC Professional Readings
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA
NWC Student Success Center

The Student Success Center provides Counseling and Disability Support Services in an environment that is wellness-enhancing, inclusive, and welcoming for students.  Please stop by and meet the outstanding Student Success Programs staff and learn about the many programs and services available.

The Student Success Center has adapted services to meet your needs during this difficult and unusual time.  Staff is available for face to face, phone and video conferencing appointments.   

NWC Teaching & Research Guides
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA

Collaborative guides to assist NWC faculty and staff with instruction and information resources.

NWC Transfer Advising

Picking a transfer college or university is a big decision. You want to make sure you are picking the college that is right for you. Starting to explore and research transfer options early is a good way to ensure that you make a smooth transition to your 4-year college.

NWC Trio Student Support Services

Did you know that almost 50% of the students who enroll in college do not complete a degree? One big reason is many students do not understand the college system and the action they need to take to be successful.

TRIO Student Support Services is a TRiO program funded by the Department of Education to provide eligible students with extra help.

Our staff members and peer mentors are committed to helping you navigate and succeed in college.

NWC Tutoring Services

Peer Tutoring offers assistance in math, science, and writing. Need help navigating Moodle? All of our tutors are successful students with experience in online learning! 

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Directories / Phone BooksDirectories / Phone Books
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