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NAACP Papers (Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle)

Provides access to internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal and branch offices of the NAACP. Content spans: 1909 - 1972.

NARA Access to Archival Databases (AAD)

Provides historic electronic records created by more than 30 agencies of the U.S. federal government and from collections of donated historical materials. The records cover a wide variety of civilian and military functions and have many genealogical, social, political, and economic research uses. Content spans: 1846 - Current

National Center for Health Statistics

As a function of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Center for Health Statistics monitors data related to births, deaths, health insurance, diseases, and other vital statistics related to the health of the United States.

National Geographic Magazine Archive

Complete online archive of National Geographic magazines including articles, photographs and maps since 1888.

National Library of Energy

A collection of non-classified and declassified publications, data sets, patents, conference papers, and videos resulting from research funded by the Department of Energy. Provides both full-text content and citation-only results. Formerly Science Accelerator. Content spans 1940 – Present.

National Library of Medicine Historical Collections

The NLM History of Medicine Division collects, preserves, makes available, and interprets for diverse audiences one of the world’s richest collections of historical material related to health and disease.

National Library of Medicine, Turning the Pages

A collaboration between the National Library of Medicine and the British Library, Turning the Pages features digitized historical works.

National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP)

A collection of archival and current documents published by the Environmental Protection Agency.

National Transportation Library

From the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). Provides information about transportation policy, research, operations, and technology transfer activities. Content spans: 1800s – Current

Naxos Music Library

Provides online streaming access to hundreds of thousands of tracks. Offers the world’s largest classical music listening service, as well as jazz, folk, gospel, pop, rock, and spoken word.

Access is limited to 10 users at a time.

NBER Working Papers

NC Health Info

NC Health Info is an online guide to Web sites of quality health and medical information and local health services throughout North Carolina. Designed to meet the needs and interests of North Carolinians, NC Health Info leads users to resources that are reliable and easy to understand. Links on NC Health Info are selected and maintained by North Carolina librarians.

NC Live Ebooks

Ebooks available via NC Live.

NC Live Homepage & Resources

NC LIVE is a consortium of North Carolina libraries, providing digital content and services to public and academic libraries statewide. Includes eBooks, magazines, newspapers, journals, media. ECU students, faculty, staff authenticate using the Pirate ID and password. Other users contact their local public library for NC LIVE access instructions and passwords.

NC OneMap

NC OneMap is a public service providing comprehensive discovery and access to North Carolina’s geospatial data resources. It is an organized effort of numerous partners throughout North Carolina, involving local, state, and federal government agencies, the private sector and academia.

NEJM: Videos in Clinical Medicine

These are peer-reviewed educational videos that capitalize on the ability of moving images to teach procedures requiring skilled techniques and specialized physical examination. This first series of teaching videos is intended to help students, trainees, and younger physicians to learn procedural techniques from experienced colleagues.

Nephrology On-Demand videos

These evidence-based, faculty-reviewed, non-industry-sponsored teaching resources are targeted for nephrology providers and patients. These videos are developed and maintained by the faculty of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine.

New Oxford Shakespeare

Provides a new consideration of all of Shakespeare’s edited from first principles from base-texts themselves and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship.

New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Full Text Included. Coverage: 1922-1993

New York Tribune (1841-1962)

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Full Text Included. Coverage: 1841-1962


This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Its diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. It can be used to explore a specific event or to compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.

Nineteenth-Century U.S. Newspapers

Provides full-text, searchable, facsimile-images of nineteenth-century U. S. newspapers depicting events, culture, and daily life in nineteenth-century America. Includes major newspapers as well as those published by African Americans, Native Americans, women’s rights groups, labor groups, the Confederacy, and other groups and interests. Also includes illustrated papers.

NLM Drug Information Portal

The NLM Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the National Library of Medicine and other key government agencies. You may search by a drug’s trade name or generic name and spell checker gives suggestions if the name is not found.

NLM Index-Catalogue

The Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General’s Office (Index-Catalogue) is a multi-part printed bibliography or list of items in the Library of the Surgeon-General’s Office, U.S. Army. It contains material dated from the 1400s through 1950 and is an important resource for researchers in the history of medicine, history of science, and for clinical research.

Norfolk Journal and Guide (1916-2003)

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries

Provides full text access to the personal writings of American women from all classes and walks of life, from colonial times to 1950. Includes published letters and diaries drawn from hundreds of sources, including journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings. Contains biographical information on authors when available.

North Carolina Newspapers

Provides full-text articles from numerous newspapers in North Carolina. Titles include The Daily Reflector, Charlotte Observer, Asheville Citizen-Times, The News & Observer, Winston-Salem Journal, Greensboro News & Record.

North Carolina Periodicals Index

Provides access to articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics, including the arts, business, culture, history, law, natural resources, public policy, tourism, and travel. Coverage includes 68 current and historic publications. Content spans: 1930s – current.

North Carolina Rural Data Bank

Provides information on rural people, communities and the rural economy. The site contains information on county profiles, topic profiles, trends and issues.

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

The North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics is responsible for data collection, health-related research, production of reports, and maintenance of a comprehensive collection of health statistics. The SCHS's goal is to improve the health of all North Carolinians and their communities.

North Carolina State Government Publications Collection

Provides access to both current and historical state publications produced by the agencies of NC State Government. Topics include: health care, agriculture, transportation, and education.

NoveList Plus

A comprehensive online readers’ advisory tool with subject headings, reviews, annotations and more for hundreds of thousands of adult and children's fiction and nonfiction titles. Also includes author read-alikes, book discussion guides, book talks and annotated book lists.

NTIS (National Technical Information Service)

Provides indexing to U.S. government-sponsored research and worldwide scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information. Topics include: administration and management, aeronautics and aerodynamics, agriculture, behavior and society, business, chemistry, communications, computer sciences, education, energy, engineering, environmental sciences, health care, international trade, library and information sciences, materials sciences, mathematical sciences, medicine, military sciences, natural resources and earth sciences, nuclear science, physics, regulations, research administration, technology, telecommunications, and transportation.

Nurse Theorists: Portraits of Excellence

Nurse Theorists: Portraits of Excellence explores the life work and life stories of sixteen innovative women who are widely regarded as nursing's premiere scholars.Each program featuring a modern theorist includes video interviews in which the theorist discusses her life, the evolution of her work, and the impact of that work on nursing practice and education. These programs also contain a bibliography of the theorist's writings and a resource list highlighting helpful websites and organizations.

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Nursing & Allied Health (ProQuest)

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source makes it easy to find reliable healthcare information. This database provides full text journals, evidence based resources, and dissertations to support the study of the many aspects of nursing or the allied health professions, including physical therapy, radiography, dietetics, dental hygiene, and the clinical laboratory sciences.

Nursing & Allied Health Collection: Comprehensive

Designed for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers, this database provides full text journals covering the areas of nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, consumer health and allied health disciplines. Nearly all full text titles included in Nursing & Allied Health: Comprehensive Edition are indexed in CINAHL.

Nursing Education in Video

Nursing Education in Video is a unique online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.

Nursing Skills (ClinicalKey)

This is an online skills and procedures reference system and is built using learning management system (LMS) functionality allowing nurse managers and educators to assign, track, and manage skills and test hospital staff. It includes supplementary material such as patient handouts that are indexed and tied to specific skills