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Finding Literary Criticism Tutorial: Get Help

How can I get more help with research? Contact a Librarian!

Hello, we're the NCC Librarians!


Meet with a Librarian

Click here to request your appointment!

Additional Help for Specific Databases

You can find more video tutorials for our databases on the NCC Libraries YouTube channel.  

Many of the databases available through the NCC Libraries have help pages through their official websites as well. An example of this is EBSCO Discovery Service. There may be additional video tutorials available on YouTube

NCC Learning Center

Do you need someone to read over your paper or help you with citations? Head over to the Learning Center! Even better, you can make an appointment online today!


  • Location: College Center 315
  • Call: (610) 861-5517
  • Email:


  • Location: Keystone 140
  • Call: 570-369-1820
  • Text: 570-995-1928
  • Email:

The Learning Center also has many guides and handouts available to help you create organized and grammatically correct papers.

Research Guides

The librarians at NCC have created online Research Guides to help you get started with specific class assignments. These guides cover a wide variety of courses and subject areas, and can help you to:

Find books in the Library on your topic

Decide which are the most useful library resources and databases to use for locating your sources

Link to reliable websites with high-quality information on your topic

 Click here to see a list of the Research Guides grouped by subject area.

 Click here to see the full list of Research Guides, organized alphabetically by course number.

Send an Email

You can contact a Librarian by e-mail by sending your question to:

We can give you more detailed help if you attach a copy of your assignment to your message. Be sure to include your e-mail address, so we can send documents to you if needed.

Call the Library

If you’d like to speak to a Librarian by phone, call one of these numbers:

  • Mack Library (Bethlehem Campus) -- 610-861-5359      or
  • ESSA Library (Monroe Campus) -- 570-369-1810.

If you need to leave a message, be sure to include your name, phone number, course you’re taking, and your research question. One of the Librarians will get back to you as soon as possible, during the hours that the Library is open.

Interlibrary Loan

Do you need a book for research (or even for fun) that is not available at either of the NCC Libraries? Did you find the perfect article in one of our databases, but forgot to select full-text and we don't have access to it? Don't panic - you can use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request the book or article from another library. The best part? It's totally free! Fill out a request form here, or inquire in person at either library. 

Search Our Library Q&As

The library has compiled answers to our most commonly asked questions in our Library Q&As. If you don't find what you are looking for, please send us your question.