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Featured Database  Fine Arts & Music Collection


Fine arts and their appreciation classes rejoice! Gale’s Fine Arts and Music Collection allows us to greatly expand our available resources for the study of the visual and performing arts. Conduct an advanced search for a specific artist, composer or performer by selecting “Person - About.” Find articles on a specific composition, painting or other work by selecting “Name of Work.” For a richer art research experience, narrow your results to articles containing images by checking “contains images.” Group work and faculty collaborations can be made simpler with this database’s integration with Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. Click “Sign in with Google” or “Sign in with Microsoft” to easily share articles and export references to your preferred cloud drive. Coverage highlights of this database include a multitude of full-text trade, popular and scholarly music publications. Including, American Music, Current Musicology, Journal of Historical Research in Music, Electronic Musician. As well as many full-text art publications that include images from the original publications. A few titles of interest in this area are Art Monthly, The Artist’s Magazine, Ceramics Art and Perception, Journal of Illustration, Shutterbug, Woman’s Art Journal, and Print Magazine. This database will also be of value to our theater, film, and dance students and faculty.

Off-Campus Database Access

Emergency off-campus database access is available. You will need a user name and password provided by your campus librarian to access the databases.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to a Database off-campus? What's the password? add

To get to the databases off-campus, you must go through the MyNCTC portal at MyNCTC.

  1. Login to MyNCTC with your NetID (SmithJ123456) and Student ID (123000456 or 123456).
  2. On the left-hand side of the screen is a link for "Library Services." Click this link.
  3. On the left-hand side of the screen is a link for "Library Databases." Click this link.
  4. On the Library Databases screen, the username and the password for the databases is listed on the right-hand side of the screen. Make note of the username and password.
  5. Click on the link for the database you need.
  6. Enter the username and password you saw on the Library Databases screen.
  7. Conduct your research.
You can also view this video for step-by-step instructions on accessing the databases.
How many items may I check out? add

Students may check out up to 10 items, one of which being a media item (DVD). Community users may check out up to 3 items, one of which being a media item (DVD).

How long may I keep items out? add

Students may keep books out for 3 weeks during the long semesters (Spring and Fall) and for 1 week during the short semesters (Summer and Mini-mesters). Community users may keep books out for 3 weeks year round.

Circulating media items (DVDs) may be checked out 7 days by all users.

Reserve items may be checked out by students for the period designated by the instructor. For most materials, this is 2 hours in-library use.

What do I need to check out? add

You need your NCTC student ID card. This is obtained from the Business Office on your campus.