Research and innovation are staples of NSC’s philosophy in education. That is why NSC has compiled a list of valuable resources for student success, including student support services and academic support.
Office of Academic Advisor : This office maintains a team of teachers/counselors who are available on an appointment basis to teach and advise students. The areas include: academic advising and counseling, career development, multicultural learning, and minority student assistance.
Academic advising and counseling assist in developing student's education plans, such as course selection, career and transfer programs, and access to online information. Counseling focuses on the needs of the student, especially in cases of academic difficulty.
Student assistance is available to help choose majors, gain skills in job searching, writing resumes, and interviewing. Multicultural/minority assistance focuses strongly on minority problems and provides connections to high schools to 2-year college as well as 2-year to 4-year college bridge programs for underprivileged minorities.
Learning Skills : The Office of the Academic Advisor also provides counseling in the form of 20 to 30-minute sessions on study skills, test-taking strategies, time management, test anxiety, memory, concentration, motivation, reading tips, note-taking skills, and math strategies.
Tutoring : Free tutoring is available in all courses. This is provided by faculty and peer tutors. The services include tutoring by appointment, tutoring on a walk-in basis, and review workshops. A study room by the Library is reserved for this purpose.
Workshop Center : This office is open to students during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.), but appointments are preferred for longer sessions. This center provides a workshop learning environment designed to improve academic writing skills and utilize technology tools, print resources, and the opportunity to consult with writing experts who will provide assistance in revising, editing, and documenting scholarly work.
Library : The staff teaches students to use library catalog facilities at NSC and other libraries and how to use online search engines to retrieve information. The library has a growing collection of books, magazines, videos, compact disks, and newspapers. Access to reference services includes library computers, electronic resources, reserve materials, laptops, and copy makers. Individual and group study rooms are available as well.
Computer Laboratories : More than ten computers provide access to the internet as well the college resources and program-specific software. Currently, NSC has one open lab staffed to assist students to use computers and printing facilities.
Bookstore : Required textbooks, lab manuals, study aids, dictionaries, and other supplies are available for sale. Students should bring their class schedule to save time and prevent errors. A prepaid pick-up and home delivery system is available via email and the bookstore website. Students should save their receipts for exchanges and refunds (within 2 weeks after purchase). The bookstore offers a pay-back service.
ID Cards : All credit students are required to have a photo ID card. A $30 fee will be charged to replace a lost or stolen card.
ARRS GoldMiner : Uses sophisticated techniques to discover medical concepts in free-text figure captions, and uses that information to quickly retrieve relevant images.
Drug Digest : DrugDigest is a noncommercial, evidence-based, consumer health and drug information site dedicated to empowering consumers to make informed choices about drugs and treatment options.
Drugs@FDA : Drugs@FDA allows you to search for official information about FDA approved brand name and generic drugs and therapeutic biological products.
Electronic Orange Book : Since February 2005, Electronic Orange Book has been providing daily Electronic Orange Book (EOB) product information for new generic drug approvals.
EMedicine : Contains articles on 7,000 diseases and disorders.
ERIC - Education Resources Information Center : ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center - is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.
Free Medical Books : Unrestricted free online access to books in full-text.
Medicalstudent : A digital library of authoritative medical information for the medical student and all students of medicine.
MediLexicon : MediLexicon contains searches, information, news and resources for the medical, pharmaceutical and healthcare professional. The following medical searches, medical dictionary listings, and resources are available for free use within this website...
OMIM ® - Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man ® : OMIM is a comprehensive, authoritative, and timely compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes. The full-text, referenced overviews in OMIM contain information on all known mendelian disorders and over 12,000 genes. OMIM focuses on the relationship between phenotype and genotype. It is updated daily, and the entries contain copious links to other genetics resources.
Public Library of Science (PLoS) : The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource.
PubMed Central (PMC) : PCM is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
PubMed : PubMed comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
ScanGrants : A public service listing of grants and other funding types to support health research, programs, and scholarship.
Science.gov : Search across U.S. federal government science databases and websites.
TOXLINE : Provides references from Toxicology literature.
TOXNET : Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
TRIP Database : The TRIP Database is a clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.
WISE-MD : WISE-MD is a series of web-based modules for surgical education.
WISER : WISER is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.
WorldCat (OCLC) : Joint catalog of libraries worldwide.
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