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Katharine L. Boyd Library

Library Resources: NC Live, Database Subscriptions, and Other Resources: Find Articles

Guide to helping students accessing library services from off-campus


This guide will instruct users on finding materials the Boyd Library has access to.

The Summon search also searches materials available to us through NCLIVE.

Contact a Librarian

If you need Research Assistance, Contact one of our Librarians

Carl Danis, Director of Library Resources
(910) 695-3820

Tammy Stewart, Dean of Learning Resources
(910) 695-3821

Circulation Desk/Information
(910) 695-3819

How search SUMMON for materials the Boyd Library has access too.

Search for articles

Searching for Articles

  1. In the “Summon Search Box” type some key words for your search
  2. When you get to the “Results Screen” you will have opportunities to change, narrow, and focus your search.
  3. Once you have your search narrowed somewhat, you can look at your results.
    1. Try choosing just the key words for your search. More words are not always better
    2. Think about the different keywords (synonyms) that apply to your topic. For example: Teenagers, Young Adults, Adolescents, and so on.
    3. If your stuck, CONTACT A LIBRARIAN!
  5. Click this link for a printable guide to basic searching for articles in summon             BASIC GUIDE

Chat with a Librarian

If you need research assistance and wish to chat with a Librarian "real time" click the "Ask a Librarian" logo below to chat with a librarian live. 

Chat is monitored 24/7 by professional Librarians with Masters degrees accredited by the American Library Association.  There is no coverage on Federal holidays with the following exceptions: Washington's Birthday, Columbus Day and Veterans Day.