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For Teachers: Sourcing Non-Fiction using Ebsco

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Remotely Sourcing Non-Fiction Materials for Students using Ebsco

While we are in remote teaching and learning, it is important that you can access resources for your students effectively.

1. Begin as you always would at the NCC homepage. All students have been asked to bookmark this page, and it is a good idea for staff to do the same:

2. Click on Digital Resources: How to Guides in the top tabs and select Ebsco eBooks (Non-Fiction).


3. Click on EBSCO eBooks on the right-hand side of the page. You can also find a direct link from the NCC main Homepage.


4. When you are onsite, you will automatically be granted access to Ebsco. However, when offsite or working remotely, you will need to login

 You will find all our Off-Site Passwords on our Offsite Access Guide for Staff. The version for Senior School Students can be found on the Offsite Access Guide for Students. Please feel free to share the student version with your classes. Staff version is for Lowther staff only.

5. Once into Ebsco, if you click on Show All you will see the three eBook collections that we subscribe to:

  • K – 8 Collection – great for primary and middle years
  • High School Collection – perfect for Years 7 to 12
  • Education Collection – for teachers and those studying education, with a focus on pedagogy

6. Click on Choose Databases to filter your search to just the databases appropriate to your students' levels.


You can also search directly in our library catalogue. However if you know you are looking for only non-fiction eBooks, then searching directly in Ebsco removes the need to filter out print books from your search results.

Unlike our fiction collection in Sora, Ebsco allows simultaneous use of all eBooks. This means any number of students can access the same eBook at the same time.

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