Online Student Resources

Your Library Account

Your StarID serves as your library account. Use your StarID to login to OneSearch.

Accessing Databases

When you access a database through OneSearch, you will be prompted to login. Use your StarID for login.

Research Assistance

Feel free to contact us with questions. We’re here to answer your questions.

It’s helpful if you can tell us the following:

  • 1) Identify yourself as an online student
  • 2) Tell us what class you are in and who is the instructor
  • 3) Explain a bit about what you are working on
  • 4) Tell us what sources you have checked so far and what search terms you have used

Send your inquiries to Cynthia Jorstad, Librarian.

Requesting Library Materials

If you find items in the library catalog you would like to borrow, please contact Robin Langevin, TRF Library Assistant. We will mail books and media to you. It is your responsibility to ship the items back to the library by the due date.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) article requests can be submitted through OneSearch; you must be logged in.

Interlibrary Loan is facilitated through MINITEX, a statewide library consortium. ILL offers loans of books and copies of articles. However, due to loan period time constraints, we are unable to fill book ILL requests for online/distance students. Should you need to access physical materials (not owned by the NCTC libraries) we suggest you access ILL services at a library you are affiliated with in your local area.

Although many articles found in our databases are provided in full text, those that are not may be requested through ILL. Copies of articles are usually sent electronically to the patron. If electronic delivery of your article is not permitted, a photocopy will be delivered to the library and we will forward it to you.

Helpful Tutorials

Access these handouts for help using our OneSearch discovery system:
OneSearch - Article Searching
OneSearch - Modifying Your Search