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Library Orientation

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Find books from the Marshall Hamilton Library using the online catalog.
  • Find journal articles using research databases.
  • Understand when to use interlibrary loan.

Library Website

The Marshall Hamilton Library ( is your central portal to library resources, services, help, and general information.

Chat with a Librarian

Use our Chat with a Librarian button on the Library website to contact us when you need help finding sources, using databases, and more.


Librarians are also available by phone, email, and appointment (in-person or virtual).

Logging in to the Library

Students not on campus may decide not to get a Student ID at the beginning of the semester.

You DO NOT need a Student ID to access the online library resources.

Tgain access to the Library’s extensive collection of electronic resources such as eBooks and academic databases with full-text  articles look for the blue cloud icon on the Learning Resources website or on the myNFC portal.

How to Access the Databases

Information in this video:

  • From the NFC website – navigate to the Learning Resources page
  • Click on the Database Link under the picture in the center of the page or click on the blue cloud icon.
  • You may also access the databases through the myNFC portal.
  • Select a database to browse

Navigating the Databases

How to Find eBooks

From any computer, access the NFC library through the NFC website.

Click on the Library Catalog Link

How to Find Books and Other Items

From any computer, access the NFC library through the NFC website.

Click on the Library Catalog Link