Library Resources for Distance Education
The Paul H. Thompson Library is committed to serving distance education students and provides the following remote services:
Library Catalog for our book and serial holdings.
The Library Catalog includes information about the books, audiovisual materials, and periodicals that the Paul H. Thompson Library owns, as well as the holdings of 57 other community college libraries in North Carolina. The catalog shows the status of each item and whether it is checked out or on the shelf.
If you have a Paul H. Thompson library barcode on the back of your student id, you may place a hold on an item if it is owned by another NC community college library. Held material(s) should arrive within one week. For more information, call the library at (910) 678-8247, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Online Library Orientation is an informative video presentation designed to familiarize students with the Paul H. Thompson Library. Running approximately 15 minutes, the video tours the physical library while featuring policies and procedures for use of the library's variety of resources available in-house and through remote access.
Electronic Databases offer access to full-text articles from journal, magazine, newspaper, ebooks and reference texts. Databases include NC Live, Opposing Viewpoints In Context, SIRS Researcher, Issues and Controversies and Science In Context.
Your User ID is the first 7 letters of your Last Name. (Use the full last name if less than 7 letters. If y ur name has a hyphen, use the first 7 letters omitting the hyphen); the first letter of your First Name and the Last 4 digits of your 7-digit student ID number (located on the back of your Student ID card).
Example: John Brown, Student ID# 1234567 / User ID = brownj4567
Example: Mary Brown-Lewis, Student ID# 7654321 / User ID brownlem4321
If you are taking classes on-campus, your password is the same as if you were logging in to a campus computer.
If you are a Distance Education student, your password is your eight-digit birthdate in this format: mmddyyyy.
If you are having problems accessing the library's electronic databases
from off-campus, please call the FTCC Help Desk at (910) 678-8502
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If the preceding link does not work with your e-mail, please send an e-mail to this address: email@example.com