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Do you have Martin Luther King resources?

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Martin Luther King Jr. Resources All of these resources can be found in NC LIVE. http://nclive.org . NC LIVE is a collection of library resources that librarians have reviewed for quality. These can be used as a reliable alternative to sites like Wikipedia and Google. NC LIVE requires a password which your teacher will provide you with. If your teacher doesn't have a password, please let us know ... read more


How can I research these topics?

The Great Depression 
9/11 
Holocaust 
Disenfranchisement of Native Americans 
Civil Rights Movement

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There is a lot of information on these topics. To help you organize it, let's think of them by type:1. Online Encyclopedias 2. eBooks3. Articles in databases4. Quality online sourcesAll of these can be found online and through http://nclive.org, here's how:1. EncyclopediasFunk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia: http://nclive.org/browse/homeworkhelpStudent Research Center: http://nclive.org/browse/homework... read more


I am looking for legal information. Can you help me find a law? 

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NCknows is not staffed with legal professionals. We are librarians who have no legal training or expertise and cannot offer any legal advice or counsel in any way. For those looking for local laws, you can use the North Carolina General Assemblies' website here: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/ For those looking for legal help, please try a local lawyer or try Legal Aid North Carolina: http://www.lega... read more


Are you real or a robot? 

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NCknows is staffed by real people. In this case, librarians from all over the state of North Carolina. This FAQ service is, of course, a robot.... read more


Can you check my citations or works cited list? 

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We cannot take final responsibility for any academic work, including works cited lists. However, we are more than happy to help you with them. Some things to consider: 1. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/ : this site is very useful. It offers guides to all the major citation sites with plenty of examples and rules. 2. Citebuilder: there are many citebuilders out there that automaticall... read more


I need help downloading or playing my e-book through Overdrive.

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http://ncknows.org/Overdrivehelp.html is our help page for Overdrive and NC Digital Library materials. You can also try NC LIVE's ebooks available to all NC residents: http://www.nclive.org/browse/ebooks. They have a help page here: http://www.nclive.org/browse/ebooks/help... read more


I need an article.

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We can help you find articles through NC LIVE. NC LIVE has thousands of articles on a variety of topics designed for academic and public library users. For best results, let us know clearly what topic you are researching and whether the articles need to be scholarly or not.You can also try this:1. go to http://nclive.org2. Click articles, then consider trying Academic Search Complete (contains sch... read more


What is the state bird, seal, soil type, etc...

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NCpedia maintains a page of state symbols. ... read more


I owe fines and/or have overdue fines, who should I talk to? 

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NCknows is unable to help with fines or overdue materials. If you need help with this, please contact the circulation desk at the library where these materials were checked out. ... read more


Do you have books on the  ASVAB,  SAT,  GRE, GED  tests?

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NC LIVE provides these through their Learning Express Library. This resource includes practice tests as well as e-books to help you prepare.... read more


What book should I read next? Can you suggest a good book? 

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Yes! We would love to. NCknows is staffed by experienced librarians who can suggest books you might like. We also use tools like Novelist Plus and other web resources to find books that you might like.  For best results, please list two or three of the sort of books you like. ... read more


How can I get book my library doesn't own? Can I suggest a purchase?

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If your library doesn't own a book that you are looking for, you can request it through interlibrary loan. Almost all academic and public libraries offer this service to their patrons. You can ask about this at your local library. In addition, many public libraries encourage patrons to suggest purchases. However, if you are interested in getting materials in the quickest way possible, please use i... read more


How do I get a library card? 

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To get a library card, contact your local public library. Every library has different policies on this although most are able to give you a card with a photo ID and proof of residence in the area they serve. This can be often be a bill or a lease addressed to you with your address on it. ... read more


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Can I put a book on hold? 

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Many libraries now offer this capability online. To check, go to your library's online catalog and search for a book. Often nearby you will see a link to "request item" or "request next available item" or "hold" or "reserve". In addition to holding this item, many services will ship the book to your closest library for you as well. For help with this, feel free to chat with NCknows. ... read more


Where are the past NCknows newsletters & Transcripts of the Month (TotM)

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Report Librarian Question Feb 2016 Joanne Helouvry Hi, I requested an article through interlibrarian loan. I received an email saying that the article is available online and it had a link for me to access it. When I click on the link, it says the cost is $19.99 to have access. Jan 2016 Elizabeth Bollinger I am looking for data on the following topic: Attitudes toward Muslims/Islam; ideally... read more


Does my library have copies of textbooks?

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Check your library's online catalog to see if your textbook is available at the library. A textbook will be listed in the catalog just like any other book. Most public libraries do not have textbooks available.  College and university libraries have some textbooks, but do not purchase every textbook each semester.  If your school library does have your textbook, it will probably be on reserve and ... read more


Where can I find recent news stories from North Carolina? 

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Recent news stories from North Carolina can be found in many places. 1. NC LIVE's Community Newspapers: http://library.duke.edu/research/subject/guides/ncnews/2. Google News: https://news.google.com/3. For archives or for articles that aren't available freely online, here's how to check to see if you have access:  You can check NC LIVE's newspapers holdings here: http://atoz.ebsco.com/home.asp?Id... read more


Do you have the book I am looking for? 

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To see if your local library has a book you want, go to their online catalog and check the title. Online library catalogs (sometimes called OPACs) offer a variety of ways to check their holdings, including title, author or keyword. Feel free to try two or three searches just in case the title is incorrect. If you can't find the book in your libraries catalog, check with your local library about th... read more


How do I find reliable statistics for population, poverty, income, and general demographic data?

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American FactFinder http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml###, based on data gathered in the US Census, has a wealth of statistics available.  It is searchable by zip code, city, county, and state.  ... read more


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