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This guide answers frequently asked questions about library services and research.

What are...

...the library's hours?

The library's regular hours are M-Th: 7:30 am - 8 pm, F: 7:30 am-4:30 pm and S: 9 am-2 pm. Check with the library for holiday and break hours: 615-353-3555.


Databases are searchable collections of magazine, newspaper, and journal articles. For the most part, these materials cannot be accessed through Google or other search engines. Learn about different types of library resources here.

...subject and research guides?

Your NSCC Librarians have built dozens of Subject, Study and Research Guides, specific to many different courses and classroom assignments.  These guides include direct links to critical resources, supplemental research, keywords, citation assistance and more.  The Guides may be found on the library's homepage and are alphabetically listed.  Click the following subjects for a sampling of the guides available: Anatomy and PhysiologyENGL2010: GobbellEnvironmental StudiesHistorical NewspapersPHO 1115: History of PhotographyResearching an ArgumentSOCI 2113: Social PsychologySpeech Communications.  For a complete list of available guides click Research Guides