Research Help

Research Help

Subject Guides

Need help with researching a particular subject? Need some good internet-based resources? Check out our Subject Guides!

Citation Guides

Need help with citing your sources? Don't know your MLA from your APA? Check out our Citation Guides!

Online Library Instruction

Need help with using the library? Check out the Library Instruction Tutorial under "Courses" on Canvas. All students that are currently on Canvas are enrolled in the tutorial, but it is not required unless requested by your instructor.

Publication Handout

Not sure if what you have is a trade publication or a popular magazine? Try using this Publication Handout and make your own comparison!

Library Catalog

The library's online catalog allows students to search for items held by NCTC Libraries across all five campuses. It also allows students to request those items to be sent to their home campus for checkout. Students can also search for items placed on reserve for their courses by their instructors.

Interlibrary Loan/TexShare Cards

Can't find what you need at NCTC Libraries? We may still be able to help!

NCTC Libraries can borrow materials on your behalf from other libraries across the country via Interlibrary Loan (aka ILL). Interlibrary loan services are available to NCTC Library users at no charge. All requests must fall within accepted interlibrary loan standards and copyright regulations.

NCTC Libraries also participate in the TexShare Card program. With a TexShare Card, users can borrow materials directly from participating institutions such as the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University. In most cases, users need only present their current TexShare Card and a photo ID. TexShare Cards are provided only to NCTC faculty, staff, and students in good standing (i.e. no current fines, lost materials, etc.).

To obtain a TexShare card, qualified users must inquire at their NCTC campus Library and present current photo ID.