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Faculty supports

NSCC Libraries provides access to a large collection of resources and services through our website. We support teaching and learning by developing resource materials, building collections, and delivering workshops customized to the information needs of College programs and departments. Other services we provide include copyright and Open Educational Resources education, help with literature searches and integrating resources into Brightspace.

We support you through:
Teaching resources

Subject Guides for every Learning Program

Subject Guides are collections of curated resources and research assistance compiled by librarians.


The NSCC Copyright Office provides guidance and support for copyright as well as how to use copyrighted protected content in your teaching practice.

Library resources in Brightspace

The Library Resources in Brightspace Guide supports faculty and staff working and teaching in Brightspace.

Selection of library resources

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to recommend materials to add to our library collections. We review your suggestions using NSCC's Library Collection Development Policy (PDF 175KB). You can submit your recommendation for purchase using the Library Resource Purchase Recommendation Form (PDF 237KB).

Open Educational Resources (OER)

The Copyright Office and Campus Libraries provide resources and support in adopting and adapting Open Educational Resources (OER) to support teaching and learning.

Article Permalinks

Create links to articles in NSCC Libraries' databases by saving the article's persistent link that can be shared via email or added to your Brightspace course. 


Supplemental course materials can be placed on short term loan in your Campus Library for students to access. Visit Reserves for Faculty for details.

Research assistance

Literature search service

Library staff can provide literature searches that support faculty and staff teaching and learning. Contact your Campus Library for assistance.

Journal search and alert service

You can save searches in some databases that can be run at a later time. You can also set up a journal alert where the table of contents of a journal is e-mailed to you. Contact your Campus Library for assistance.


NSCC Librarians will partner with faculty to integrate library resources into a course or program. We do this by delivering library programming and co-developing assignments. This partnership enhances students’ information literacy skills and fosters lifelong learning. The following list of topics are examples of what we can cover in class or online. To book a session, contact your Campus Librarian.

NSCC Libraries’ Orientation

What does it cover: An introduction to NSCC Libraries’ resources, services and programs.

How to Do Research

What does it cover: The research process, including selecting a topic, doing a literature search and citing sources.

Introduction to the Library Catalogue

What does it cover: Learn how to locate and request books and articles in the Novanet Catalogue.

Database Searching

What does it cover: Orient students, faculty and staff to NSCC Libraries' databases as well as how to search them effectively.

Evaluation of Web Resources

What does it cover: Learn how to search for high calibre resources on the Web.

Compiling a Bibliography and Citing Sources

What does it cover: Learn how to cite sources and create a reference list according to a bibliographic style (i.e. APA, MLA).

Understanding Copyright

What does it cover: Learn about the Canadian Copyright Act, NSCC Use of Copyright Materials (PDF 41KB) and Fair Dealing Guidelines (PDF 41KB).