An alphabetical list of research databases with helpful descriptions.
James E. Shepard Memorial Library
The mission of the libraries at North Carolina Central University is to provide resources and services that support the University's educational, research, cultural and public service objectives.
Library Services and Database Search
Easily Search the Content from NCCU Libraries
Research and Guides
Find the librarian assigned to your academic department.
Use our library one-search main catalog to find articles and more materials.
Use our library's classic catalog to find books and other materials.
Find research journals by subject.
Find subject guides that provide librarian-recommended resources.
This page lists citation management tools and style resources.
View the full listing of our e-book collection.
Visit our digital collection celebrating the founding of our Historically Black College and University (HBCU).
Message from Our Director
We endeavor to shape our information universe to conform to the needs of users. Our success depends on continuous, constructive feedback from students, faculty and other patrons.
— Theodosia T. Shields, Ph.D., Director of Library Services
About the Library
The James E. Shepard Memorial Library contains 500,597 volumes and 140,200 federal and state documents. Periodical subscriptions total 1,928. Several microform collections and an extensive inventory of full-text electronic databases are among the library's non-print resources. Most of the electronic databases are remotely accessible.
Start Your Research and Find Library Resources
Borrow items that are not available at our libraries from other institutions.
University Archives and History
Find historical collections, artifacts, photographs, and other materials that document the history of NC Central.
Find courses that your professor has placed on reserve.
Request Library Instruction or One-On-One Consultation
Request research help from a librarian.
Find online reserve materials that your professors have provided.
North Carolina Central University: The Early Years
This collection highlights the early years of North Carolina Central University.
View our complete library staff directory.
Find out about borrowing and circulation at the Shepard Library.
Find out about our rich collection of archival-related publications.
Government Document Resources
Find world, federal, United States, North Carolina and statistical resources.
Course-related library instruction is designed to introduce students to research strategies and the basic information sources available for a particular class or subject.
Get help from Shepard Library staff.
Library Class Calendar
View the Shepard Library Instruction Class Calendar.
Shepard Library Website Survey
We hope to hear from you and have you tell us about your experience on our website.
This resource includes many online full-text articles, audio recordings, dissertations and other formats. The materials are indexed by Google and are available to scholars and researchers.