Six New EBSCO Resources Now Available!

All NC LIVE member libraries now have access to Automate, Biography Reference Center, Biography Reference Bank, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, MasterFile Premier (Consumer Reports) and NoveList Plus.

These are new resources for NC LIVE's 2018- 2020 Resource Cycle, and they may be used by all library staff and patrons. As with all new 2018-2020 resources, the NC LIVE contract for these products begins on January 1, 2018. EBSCO is providing courtesy early access to these resources.

Library staff are encouraged to become familiar with the interfaces, promote the resources to faculty and patrons, and integrate the resources within your library's website.

Linking Information
The NC LIVE direct links are:


Biography Reference Bank:

Biography Reference Center:

CINAHL Plus with Full Text:

MasterFile Premier:

Consumer Reports via MasterFile Premier:

NoveList Plus:

Proxy Information
If you are using NC LIVE easy-on, NC LIVE password, or NC LIVE Hosted Proxy, you do not need to add any proxy information.

If you are using a local proxy server, please update your config file to include the proxy stanza for EBSCO if you don't have one already:

About these resources
Automate: Reference database with authoritative and up-to-date auto repair and service information on more than 38,000 vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

Biography Reference Bank: A biography database of in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index, and specialist content from Junior Authors & Illustrators.

Biography Reference Center: A comprehensive collection of full-text biographies on popular and heavily-researched figures. Users can locate biographies of interest by browsing key categories, including occupation, nationality, publication and more than 30 genre categories including actors, artists, athletes, authors, current world leaders, explorers, scientists and many others.

CINAHL Plus With Full Text: Database of nursing and allied health journals with additional materials that include nursing dissertations, conference proceedings, evidence-based care sheets, audiovisuals, and continuing education modules.

Consumer Reports via MasterFile Premier: Popular collection of product reviews and recommendations for cars, appliances, electronics, personal finance, and health information.

MasterFile Premier: A database of full-text magazines, journals, and reference books, as well as photo, map, and flag files dating back to 1917. Titles include popular magazines like Consumer Reports, Car and Driver, Country Living, Elle, Essence, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, and Popular Mechanics alongside an expansive list of scholarly and trade publications.

NoveList Plus: A readers’ advisory resource that uses appeal factors and expert reviews to offer read-alike and listen-alike recommendations for fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks.

Discovery Information
Please see the following:
Information for setting up EBSCO resources in discovery products:

Information on how to use EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS):

Title Lists
Title lists are available here, or on your EBSCOadmin account:

EBSCOadmin Accounts
If you would like an EBSCOadmin account, please contact the NC LIVE Help Desk. Through the admin account, libraries can access usage data, title lists, MARC records and customizations.

NoveList Plus- Catalog Linking Options
NoveList can add direct links to your catalog from the results list and at each book record.  They can also work with you to set up your local holdings. When you link the local collection to NoveList, you can add a message indicating whether or not a book is held in your library. You can also set up a limiter to allow your patrons to search only books in your catalog.

Another option is the On The Shelf (OTS) feature. OTS provides your real-time availability information in NoveList. You can learn more about the OTS feature here:

All of the above features are available at no cost. Please contact NoveList support,, if you are interested in any of these features.

Find out about more NoveList Plus features here:

NC LIVE is offering live webinars, recorded webinars, and self-paced tutorials for each of the following resources. Click the links below to register for the live webinars or view the recorded webinars.

Hands-on, self-paced tutorials for these resources will be available by Friday, December 22 on NC LIVE Training.

Live Webinars:
Thursday, January 4, 11-11:30 AM
Wednesday, February 14, 1-1:30 PM
Recorded Webinar: AutoMate (October 2017, 30 mins)

Biography Reference Center
Live Webinar: Thursday, February 15, 1-1:30 PM
Recorded Webinar: Biography Reference Center (December 2017, 26 mins)

CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Live Webinars:
Tuesday, January 9, 1-2 PM
Thursday, March 22, 10:30-11:30 AM
Recorded Webinar: CINAHL Plus with Full Text (October 2017, 30 mins)

MasterFILE Premier
Live Webinar: Friday, January 5, 10-10:30 AM
Recorded Webinar: MasterFILE Premier (October 2017, 26 mins)

NoveList Plus
Live Webinar: Thursday, January 11, 2-2:30 PM
Recorded Webinar: Novelist Plus (September 2017, 30 mins)

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Promotional Materials
Find promotional materials here:

More promotional and instructional materials for your EBSCO resources available on NC LIVE Shared Materials.