How to Search for Materials in the North Carolina Collection
The majority of the North Carolina Collection's book holdings and a portion of its holdings in other formats are cataloged in the UNC Library's online catalog. This catalog includes records from all of the libraries within the University Library system at UNC-Chapel Hill. However, researchers looking only for materials in the NCC can limit their searches to the North Carolina Collection.
The North Carolina Collection still maintains a card catalog in its reading room. There are still some records that have not yet been added to the online catalog, particularly records of items in the pamphlet and broadside collection. Contact the reference staff at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the card catalog.
The North Carolina Collection Biographical Index is a comprehensive index of names from over 500 books and journals containing biographical information on North Carolinians.
For more than a half-century North Carolina Collection staff members have compiled and indexed articles from North Carolina newspapers. The clippings are bound and available for use in the NCC reading room. Indexes to most of the clippings are available on the Newspaper Clippings page on this website.
Research guides prepared by North Carolina Collection staff members and UNC-Chapel Hill students provide handy starting points for research topics including Textile Mills, UNC History, and North Carolina during the Revolutionary War.
Many of the online exhibits on this site contain materials from the North Carolina Collection. These exhibits are often good starting places for research projects, and many contain images of and references to important primary source materials.
Two extensive bibliographies of North Caroliniana relied heavily on materials in the North Carolina Collection: Mary L. Thornton's A Bibliography of North Carolina, 1589-1956 (University of North Carolina Press, 1956) and H.G. Jones's North Carolina History: An Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood Press, 1995).