Northwest College

Resources A-Z


Occupational Outlook Handbook
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Also a guide to career information about hundreds of occupations.
Office of Science & Technical Information
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
From the U.S. Department of Energy, the OSTI provides information in science, research & development, energy & technology for industry and homeowners, energy market information & analysis, and nuclear security and environmental management and more.
Old Farmer's Almanac
Statistics / Weights / Measures
Predicts everything you need to know, plus includes useful information.
Government Website

O*NET OnLine, a tool to aid in exploring and finding occupations, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor,
Employment & Training Administrationand developed by the National Center for O*NET Development.

Online Resources for Writers (Amherst College)
This web portal, maintained by the Amherst Writing Center, provides one-stop shopping: From creating a thesis to using and documenting sources. Resources about the writing process, writing situations, elements of effective writing references and more.
Open Educational Resources at NWC (OER)
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA

A library guide to understand what OER is and to help you find, evaluate, adopt, and create your own OER content.

OperaGlass (Stanford University)
A staple for opera students. Find detailed information on many operas, plus pictures, background information; also sprecial features and portal links to other websites.
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (Gale)Login Required
Designed to aid students in the study of today's hottest social issues, this database can also be cross-searched with other Gale databases.
Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
The Oriental Institute is a research organization and museum devoted to the study of the ancient Near East. Founded in 1919 by James Henry Breasted, the Institute, a part of the University of Chicago, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the archaeology, philology, and history of early Near Eastern civilizations.
Our Documents (US primary source documents)--National Archives & Records Administration (US Gov. site)
Articles Government
History buffs, trivia lovers, and engaged citizens and students alike will enjoy visiting Our Documents, a primary source website that showcases 100 of the most important U.S. documents ever written. See George Washington's Inaugural Address--written in his own hand--and more!
OVID Nursing Journal CollectionLogin Required
OVID's (Wolters Kluwer) collection of five searchable nursing journals including the Journal of Nursing.
Oxford Art Online (Grove Art Online)Login Required
Encyclopedia Information Images
A comprehensive online reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the present day. Was Grove Art Online.
Oxford English Dictionary Online (OED)Login Required
Dictionaries / Thesauri
The premier English language dictionary. This is a paid subscription dictionary; it is the best place to start.
Oxford Lexico Dictionaries (Free. English & Spanish version)
Dictionaries / Thesauri
This is a simple version of Oxford Dictionaries. For more in-depth definitions, grammar, synonyms, etc. use the premier Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
Oxford Music OnlineLogin Required
Encyclopedia Information Music
Online music encyclopedia; full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition(London, 2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (London, 1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition(London, 2002). Articles that have been updated since their appearance in print are date-stamped in the upper right corner of the screen. Was Grove Music Online.
Oxford Reference Online: Premium CollectionLogin Required
Encyclopedia Information
Scholarly-level information on all subjects in a variety of formats: Overview pages, subject resources, timelines, quotations, specific dictionaries, and bilingual disctionaries.
NWC Students, Faculty & StaffFor NWC Students, Faculty & Staff
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APACitation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA
Dictionaries / ThesauriDictionaries / Thesauri
Directories / Phone BooksDirectories / Phone Books
Encyclopedia InformationEncyclopedia Information
Statistics / Weights / MeasuresStatistics / Weights / Measures
Test / Exam PracticeTest / Exam Practice