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Introducing NC LIVE. NC LIVE: Information at our fingertips We live in a society driven by information. We want information now and we want it fast. NC.

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1 Introducing NC LIVE

2 NC LIVE: Information at our fingertips We live in a society driven by information. We want information now and we want it fast. NC LIVE delivers. Academic research Job training information Small business advice Facts – from medical updates to product rankings – that answer personal questions

3 NC LIVE is North Carolina’s online library

4 What is NC LIVE? Free to NC students and residents High-quality information resources selected by library staff across the state Available 24/7 Accessible from anywhere there’s an Internet connection.

5 Collaborative Effort Over 195 North Carolina library systems participate. Among them are: State University system libraries Public libraries Community College libraries Independent College/University libraries

6 NC LIVE Usage Year over year, NC LIVE’s usage grows.

7 General and Specialized databases Literature Health & medical resources Young adults & children Reader’s advisory and recommendations Historical maps of North Carolina Education Business

8 NC LIVE by the numbers 60+ subscription databases 30+ selected free web resources 10,000+ publications in full text 20,000+ publications indexed 24,000+ electronic books

9 Common uses for NC LIVE Research and reference at all levels Business information and research Health information General interest and consumer information And more!

10 Search for your topic Type in the key words of the topic you’re interested in. NC LIVE will search through more than 30 databases to find the material. Browse by topic or type of material. You can also choose a specific magazine or journal.

11 Sample Searches

12 Topical Sample Search: What are the benefits of a state lottery?

13 Topical Sample Search

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16 Specific Publication Search: Where can I find an issue of Consumer Reports?

17 Specific Publication Search

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19 Medical Sample Search : Authoritative drug/medical information.

20 Medical Sample Search

21 Pharmacy information is available in English and Spanish.

22 Business Information Search: Easily accessible business information.

23 Business Information Search

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25 How do I access NC LIVE outside the library? Contact your local library staff for instructions and a password.

26 Start using NC LIVE: Or your local library web site. Questions about NC LIVE? Contact the local library staff.

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