Archive for the ‘Resources’ Category

Flash Friday – Auto Repair Reference Center

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Each Friday, the Libraries will be posting here a new video tutorial offering an overview of one of our e-resources. If after viewing the video you have more questions or need help using the resource, please contact the Library:

910-362-7034 or




The Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) database contains the most comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information in the market. ARRC contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.

The database covers more than 37,000 vehicles from 1954 to present. Content includes millions of drawings and step-by-step photographs, approximately 110,000 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer, over 180,000 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing, specifications & maintenance schedules, Labor Time Guide & Estimator, AutoIQ, Quick Tips (a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance), Diagnostic information and much more. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are continually added to the product. All of the content in Auto Repair Reference Center has been created by ASE certified technicians.

New Learning Objects Available

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

In a recent North Carolina Learning Object Repository (NCLOR) resource poll, faculty members were asked what subject areas they would like to see more resources added to the repository. English and Anatomy were the two most requested subject area additions. In an effort to meet the needs of the faculty, two new resource series have been added to the NCLOR.

ReadWriteThink : This K-12 series includes 54 student interactive resources that focus on all aspects of literacy including literature, vocabulary, spelling, writing, and speech. All resources in this series have been reviewed and approved by the ReadWriteThink Advisory Board in partnership with the International Reading Association, the National Council of Teachers of English and the Verizon Foundation. This series is perfect for basic skills or beginning English and reading courses. This series is free and open to all NCLOR users and guests.

V-Scope Explorer Anatomy and Physiology: A new set of 53 anatomy and physiology slides have been added to the NCLOR V-Scope Explorer Resource Series. This new virtual microscope slide set is the latest addition to the outstanding resources available from Dr. Gary Duncan at Science Learning Resources. The anatomy and physiology slides include a variety of specimens such as epithelial, connective, muscle and bone tissues as well as human blood examples.  The anatomy and physiology slides join the multicellular plants, multicellular animals, and single cell organisms slide sets which are already available in the NCLOR. You can view an introduction video to the V-Scope Explorer here. The V-Scope Explorer Series is ONLY available to North Carolina Community College System FACULTY.

To access these resources you can:

  1. Log into the NCLOR  ( or through your institution’s learning management system (Click here for more info about using Blackboard or Moodle with NCLOR)
  2. Navigate to the Browse by Resource Series area.
  3. Click on the ReadWriteThink or V-Scope Explorer Resource Series.

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Playaway Audiobooks Are Here

Friday, June 4th, 2010

June is Audiobook Month!  To celebrate, the Wilmington Campus Library is introducing Playaway audiobooks into its collection.

Playaways are a new addition to the world of audiobooks. They come fully loaded, so there is no downloading required! Just plug your earphones into the universal jack, press play, and enjoy!  The press of a button allows you to navigate chapters, fast forward, rewind, pause, stop, control the volume, and even adjust the voice speed! Playaways are lightweight and can fit into your pocket, making them a very portable audiobook option. 

The only things you need to supply are your headphones/earbuds and 1 AAA battery!

We’ve got classics, like Shakespeare, Paradise Lost, and Dante’s Inferno, along with more contemporary fiction like The Time Traveler’s Wife and Water for Elephants. In addition, we have several playaways to help you get started on learning a foreign language.

Get caught listening!

More Audio Books in NC LIVE

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

On April 15, 2010, NC LIVE began offering a new collection of downloadable audio books through Ingram Digital’s MyiLibrary Audio Book Platform.

The initial collection contained 750 titles. On Friday, May 14, NC LIVE added a second installment of downloadable audio books to its new collection ( As with the previous installment, the new titles were purchased with LSTA grant money from the State Library of North Carolina.

The new titles number approximately 250 new selections, as well as additional copies of previously owned content. The collection focuses primarily on language learning, history, biography, and classic literature. All together, the collection now contains nearly 1300 copies of audio books for public and academic libraries across the state.

The eAudio content is downloadable to either an iPod or MP3 player, and playable on a PC or Mac computer.

CFCC students, faculty, and staff can use the new audio books by visiting the LRC website and navigating to NC LIVE under Articles & eResources (  If you are accessing from off-campus, you will be prompted for your CampusCruiser/WebAdvisor login.

Each audio book user will need to set up his or her own personal “bookshelf,” which functions much like a shopping cart. After adding items to their bookshelf, patrons can then download their audio book and listen directly from their computer, or add it to their iPod or MP3 player.

For books that are unavailable because all copies are checked out, patrons can place a hold. An email notification will let the patron know when their book is available for download.

View a complete list of the NC LIVE Audio Book Collection.

View a list of the audio books added in May.

To read more about using NC LIVE’s new audio books, please check here FAQ.

American History in Video

Monday, August 3rd, 2009


The Library is happy to now be providing the American History in Video database from Alexander Street Press. American History in Video provides a large, rich online collection of video for the study of American history. The collection now contains a total of 1,471 videos totaling about 460 hours, primarily from The History Channel, with additional material from Universal Newsreel, PBS, and Chronoscope. More material is being added from PBS, A&E Television Networks and Bullfrog Films.

To browse the title list of videos available, click here:


Coin Career Library – via NC LIVE

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Coin Career Library offers a comprehensive information resource for career and college research. Five user-friendly components help users match their interests to occupations, education prospects, and more.

Auto Repair Reference Center

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

One of the new databases in NC LIVE this year is the Auto Repair Reference Center brought to you through EBSCOhost.  Auto Repair Reference Center includes more than 33,100 vehicles covered from 1945 to present; over 250,000 drawings and step-by-step photographs; approximately 77,570 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer; over 144,600 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing; specifications & maintenance schedules; Labor Time Guide & Estimator; AutoIQ; Quick Tips, a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance; and much more. New repair procedures and updates will also be added continuously. All of the content in Auto Repair Reference Center has been created by ASE certified technicians.  If you need help finding this new database, just ask one of the staff at our Reference Desk for assistance.

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