SOURCE: New England College of Business and Finance

New England College of Business and Finance

March 26, 2010 16:22 ET

New England College of Business and Finance Students Gain Valuable Access to Research Resources

NECB Becomes the First Online College Granted Membership by the Boston Regional Library System

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 26, 2010) -  New England College of Business and Finance (NECB) makes history as the first online college ever to be granted membership by the Boston Regional Library System (BRLS). By becoming a member, NECB joins nearly 40 other Boston-area academic libraries, such as Boston University, Northeastern and Tufts, which receive library support services and resources from the BRLS.

The new membership gives NECB students full access to over twenty databases, like Academic OneFile, Business & Company Resource Center, Massachusetts Newsstand, and Global Issues in Context, that support general education and business courses at the College. That equates to thousands of full-text periodicals, along with otherwise hard-to-access industry information, which can play a critical role in the research projects of NECB students and faculty members.

As a further benefit of the BRLS membership, NECB also gains use of the System's interlibrary loan service and document delivery services within the BRLS region. NECB can now participate in the statewide materials cooperative purchasing program. In addition, BRLS can now provide consulting and advisory assistance to the NECB community. NECB library staff members are also now eligible to take part in continuing education programs on issues like reference training, customer service, and use of the Internet.

The BRLS's services are provided through state funds administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. The NECB membership in the Boston Regional Library System took effect June 2009.

New England College of Business offers state-of-the-art online business degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, and master's levels. The online courses include access to a variety of online student support services and a robust online library that now includes BRLS services. To learn about a unique opportunity to earn a $500 or $1,000 scholarship by enrolling by July 5th, contact Pamela.Dellaporta@necb.edu or visit www.necb.edu/2010.

ABOUT NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE

Founded in 1909, New England College of Business and Finance (NECB) is a leading Boston institution offering quality education and degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. NECB empowers students with skills and expert knowledge taught by seasoned business leaders and research faculty, using state-of-the-art online courses. Serving students across the United States, NECB is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. Online enrollments in the U.S. are growing at rates far in excess of the total higher education student population, with no signs of slowing, according to a recent national report by the Babson Survey Research Group. For information or to enroll in NECB, visit www.necb.edu or call 1-800-997-1673.

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