NCWiseOwl (NC Online Windows for Learning) has been providing online subscription resources for our schools since 1999. Our mission is to ensure that all of our public and charter school students have access to a collection of online resources for use in research projects and homework assignments, without regard to the economic status of their local school system. NCWiseOwl has three major strengths as an educational resource:

  • Quality: NCWiseOwl's subscription databases provide access to articles from thousands of magazines, from online encyclopedias and reference sources, and from a variety of other sources that are only available to paying customers.
  • Economy: By purchasing databases at the state level we are able to achieve an economy-of-scale that saves taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars over the cost of individual school systems purchasing the same resources.
  • Safety: Using NCWiseOwl for online research places students in a safer, advertising-free environment with age-appropriate information and tools that assist students with the research process.

NCWiseOwl Toolkit

Technical Support

Accessing NCWiseOwl Resources

NCWiseOwl resources are available anywhere that Internet access is provided. School systems may register their networks so that no passwords are required when using school devices. Passwords may be obtained from school or system-level media and/or technology personnel to permit access outside of school facilities.

Jennifer Northrup
Western Region DTL Consultant
NCWiseOwl Support