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 NICC Online Library

The mission of the libraries of the Nebraska Indian Community College is to provide a basic collection of print and non-print materials for the information, education, and recreation of the academic and general communities of Santee and Macy. Therefore, the libraries try to achieve the following objectives:

● To ensure that NICC students, faculty, and staff, as well as the public, have access to library holdings
● To enhance and refine the library holdings
● To identify and access library resources in area and regional libraries
● To develop materials complementary to and supportive of the coursework at NICC
● To enable patrons to have access to information of all types through electronic connection with the world at large

The library contains many materials that support instructional programs. Some of the services offered in the library include:

● Internet use for general searching as well as access to academic databases which can be used for research in class essays/assignments.
● A variety of reference and general collection books to be used in the library or for check out.
● Students and staff of NICC are able to obtain books through Interlibrary Loan.
● Resources are available on the NICC library website (or in person by contacting the Librarian) that aide in researching topics and evaluating sources.
● Students and staff are also encouraged to visit the library for general computer assistance questions.

MLA and APA Citations

At Nebraska Indian Community College the standard citation style is Modern Language Association (MLA) style, except certain classes may use American Psychological Association (APA) style.  Check with your instructor to verify the format required for your paper.


Learn about Modern Language Association (MLA) format by visit https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
For interactive help building your citations, try Son of Citation Machine at http://citationmachine.net/index2.php?reqstyleid=1.


Learn about American Psychological Association (APA) by visit https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
For interactive help building your citations, try Son of Citation Machine at http://citationmachine.net/index2.php?reqstyleid=2.


Research Help

Electronic Database Collection:

  • AIHEC Virtual Library - The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Virtual Library is a collection of resources by for and about Native Americans available online -- selected and reviewed by Tribal College librarians.

  • Nebraska Access - NebraskAccess offers free 24/7 access to websites selected by librarians, full-text government publications and Nebraska historical resources. Nebraska residents are also provided with free online access to thousands of full-text magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, biographical and business information, genealogical resources, and more. NebraskAccess is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission with funding from the State of Nebraska and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. Macy Campus password: 1867tensy6  Santee Campus password:  1867agreer6 

  • Gutenberg E-Books - Project Gutenberg offers over 39,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. They carry high quality ebooks: All ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. They digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers.

  • American Indian History Online - Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.  Includes biographies, events and topics, primary sources, timelines, images and videos, maps and charts.  All full text. 

  • Ethnic NewsWatch is a current resource of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives.

  • Tribal College Journal - For more than 21 years, Tribal College Journal has covered the news, news makers, and issues in American Indian higher education, earning multiple awards for excellence in design and content from the Native American Journalists Association, the Society of National Associations Publications, and the Western Publications Association.
  • Traditional Animal Foods of Indigenous Peoples of Northern North AmericaThis web publication has the purpose to describe and to reference the published literature on traditional animal foods known and used by Indigenous Peoples of northern North America. We present information on the locations of the cultures whose peoples have used, and often continue to use, these foods. The publication focuses on Canada, Alaska, Greenland and the northern United States of America, but many of the animal species presented here also occur in the northern latitudes of Europe and Asia.
  • JSTOR provides access to more than 10 million academic journal articlesbooks, and primary sources in 75 disciplines. We help you explore a wide range of scholarly content through a powerful research and teaching platform. We collaborate with the academic community to help libraries connect students and faculty to vital content while lowering costs and increasing shelf space, provide independent researchers with free and low-cost access to scholarship, and help publishers reach new audiences and preserve their content for future generations.
  • AICF Research RepositoryThe American Indian College Fund is using research to develop a greater understanding of ideas, concepts, and topics instrumental to the work we do with tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), Native communities, AI/AN students, and faculty. We designed this research repository to provide researchers and the general public access to our research and others’ supporting AI/AN student success. This research repository includes literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, and fact sheets on four categories of research: student impactfaculty impactinstitutional impact, and community impact. All dissertations, literature reviews, fact sheets, and annotated bibliographies are categorized in at least one of these categories. The portal also provides access to dissertations produced by faculty fellows supported by our Mellon Career Enhancement Fellowship program and historical documents the College Fund has produced over the years.

Ask a Librarian

Susan Tyndall
- Macy Campus Librarian 
Megan Miller
-Santee Campus Librarian 
email - STyndall@thenicc.edu  email - MMiller@thenicc.edu

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Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves. – Black Elk