This is an excellent database for those of you in the nursing and allied health programs.  PubMed (; or use the link under “Other” on the library’s webpage) is run by the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. It contains millions of citations for articles related to the life sciences, biology, and health.  PubMed has a FAQ and tutorials you may find useful.  If you see an article you like, but it is not available in full text, please send us an ILL request and we will be happy to obtain the article for you.


Welcome Back!

Welcome back and we hope you have a great start to the academic year.  Some items to keep in mind:

  • Take a look at our student orientation guide.
  • You can access the library’s databases from home using your EasyLogin. (This is the same username and password used for logining into your CCSNH email, Blackboard, and SIS).
  • We do share an online catalog with the other CCSNH schools.  If you want to only see Claremont items, please be sure to click on River Valley C.C.button on the main page before you search.
  • We are happy to obtain materials we do not own from other libraries.  Please read our blog post for more information on this service.
  • Feel free to ask the librarians for help.  There are multiple ways to contact us.  Stop by the desk, give us a call, email, or IM us using our Zoho Chat Widget, found on the left hand column of the library’s webpage.  Whether it is a quick question or you’d like more help with a research project we want you to succeed.

We look forward to seeing you around this semester. Stop on by.

Inter Library Loan

Have you searched our catalog to find that we do not own an item you are looking for? Maybe another CCSNH library has the item? Is the article you’d like to read not in ProQuest or EBSCO?

Then you’ll want to place an inter library loan request (ILL). We are happy to obtain items for you from other libraries. Please note the following tips that will help us fulfill your request:

-You can stop by the library circulation desk or email a request to Megan Coleman (mcoleman [at] ccsnh [dot] edu]. You can also fill out the form here. Whatever you find easier.

-If there is a better way to contact you should we have questions and/or to let you know the item has arrived, please let us know.

-A request can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks to arrive. ILL is not designed for last minute research.

– The more information you can give us about the item(s) the better. If you need a specific edition, translations, or format, please tell us.

-A/V items and textbooks can be harder to obtain as some libraries will not lend them.

-We will not ILL textbooks for you to use for an entire semester.

-Renewals are not always possible with ILL items. Please plan accordingly. If you do not need an item until November, please do not request it in August. We will place requests when we receive them.

-You are responsible for taking care of the item(s) and returning them on time.

You can read more on our ILL policy here.

Award Winning Titles

Q:  Why do I see white stickers in the back of some books, but not others?

A:  It’s one way we identify award winning books.

While there are numerous book awards out there, we focus our attention on several national and regional awards in different fields. We collect several major book awards that sound familiar: Pulitzer, Nobel Prize, and Caldecott to name a few.  A few may not: Sarah Josepha Hale, Great Stone Face, and Ladybug Picture Book.   Whatever the honor, the white sticker states which award the book has won; there are several titles that have more than one sticker due to winning more than one award.

The other way we identify award winning books is through our website.   Click on the Award Winning Titles link under Quick Links to Other Resources to discover what titles we own.

And just so you don’t think we’re biased: we have a great selection of Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Documentary Feature winners on DVD.