Contains complete full-text content from nearly 550 American newspapers, covering local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded.
The largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. Extensive editorial review of all newspaper sections ensures thorough selection of obituaries for easy access. An easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc.
Note: ProQuest has provided temporary remote access to the Ancestry database with library card and PIN.
Access 2,500 subscription and free databases containing millions of family names, full-text records and indexes, digitized images of census records, periodical indexes, Social Security death index, obituaries, vital records, public records and Ancestry World Tree.
Auto Repair Source is updated quarterly and covers over 38,000 vehicles from 1974 to the present. It provides maintenance schedules, technical service bulletins, wiring diagrams, diagnostic trouble codes, step-by-step repair instructions, recall information, and more, all on one platform! This resource is compatible with mobile devices.
This ProQuest database features expertly selected open primary source documents focused around six time periods: Resistance to Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860), The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877), Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932), The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945), The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975), and The Contemporary Era (1976-2000). The documents include historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence, and more from these time periods.
Learn about great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
For readers of all ages, Books and Authors is a comprehensive reference database for locating reviews of books, periodicals, books-on-tape and electronic media.
Provides information on a variety of publications including forthcoming, children's, large print, serials, paperbound, out-of-print, and audio and video. Features bibliographic records, subjects guide, full-text reviews, and publishers section.
BrainPOP Jr. is an online education tool for students in grades K-3. It's full of fun video and learning activities that engage young learners.
Un excelente recurso digital en español que ayuda a enriquecer el aprendizaje de los estudiantes en la escuela primaria y secundaria.
Access for children and young adults and Britannica Reference Center for older students and adults. Contents include encyclopedia articles, magazines and journals, websites, multimedia, dictionary and thesaurus entries. Additional content sources include a a world atlas, a country comparison tool, and Notable Quotations.
Research and analyze companies and industries around the world. Featuring extensive reference content from Gale's core business collection, easy-to-use company fundamentals and investment research reports, industry rankings, profiles, market share data, company histories and more.
Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.
Chilton Library represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. Chilton Library gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.
Containing publications from the Commission on Civil Rights, legislative histories on landmark legislation, briefs from relevant U.S. Supreme Court cases, and more, this database covers civil rights in the United States as their legal protections and definitions are expanded to cover more and more Americans. This database is provided free of charge by HeinOnline as part of their Social Justice Suite.
Consumer Health Complete is designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books and magazine articles.
Over 3,600 in-depth, themed reports that analyze issues that have shaped the modern world, including reportage of current events placed within historical context. Search full-text of the reports, limit searches by date and topic and use Issue Tracker to trace important changes in issues over time.
Unlimited access to 1000+ award-winning art and craft classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Classes include downloadable patterns, templates, and recipes for everything from knitting, crochet, sewing, and quilting to paper art, jewelry-making, and projects for kids.
Credo Reference is a perfect starting point for students, researchers and lifelong learners who are creating research projects, writing topic papers or just doing research. It contains hundreds of subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies and dictionaries. In addition to this traditional content, Credo offers DRM-free access to over 200,000+ images and audio files and nearly 100 videos.
Easy to use website with answers to all those questions about a country’s geography, history, peoples, customs, lifestyles and society. In-depth profiles of countries and territories worldwide. 200+ United Nations-member countries included. Create comparison tables for multiple countries. Browse the Photo Gallery or Recipe Collection for that added touch of local flavor. Find essential facts on the 50 U.S. States, including maps, mottoes and flags, and much more.
DemographicsNow introduces novice and expert users of demographic data to a new and powerful way to view and act upon consumer and market insights, using instant interactive maps, detailed summary and comparison reports, and fast access to U.S. Census data sorted by geographies and demographic characteristics.
A driver education resource for those interested in taking the South Carolina beginner’s permit test, driver’s license test, or senior citizens’ refresher test. Provides SC DMV practice tests and online manuals for car, motorcycle, and commercial driver’s licenses.
EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.
Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with a variety of features!
Administered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch includes both U. S. and international vital records, probate, land and military records and more. Researchers can also search the Family History Center’s library catalog and receive research guidance.
The Fold3 collections feature documents relating to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, U.S. Presidents, historical newspapers and naturalization documents. In addition to hosting millions of records, Fold3 creates an environment where members can share their content and insights, ranging from major historical events to personal accounts and family histories
A research tool that includes the latest intelligence on grant makers and their grants for non-profit organizations.
Detailed descriptions of more than 6,200 foundations that fund students, artists, researchers and other individuals. Compiled by the Foundation Center.
The Gale Directory Library hosts a variety of directory products that particular libraries can choose from. Use it to search, sort and export information from both current directory editions as well as prior editions that are maintained as searchable backfiles. Multiple directories can be cross-searched or users can mine individual directories for the particular kinds of data they contain, such as financial information for companies, circulation figures for publications and much more.
Comprehensive source for biographical information with more than 600,000 biographies of people from around the world and throughout history. Includes full-text articles from hundreds of magazines, daily newspapers and newswires as well as from over 170 Gale reference titles. Multimedia content includes video, audio clips and images.
For K-5 students and their teachers/parents. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
An in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. This database focuses on key concepts and subject areas taught in school classrooms, including: Earth Science, History of Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Science and Technology, Science as Inquiry, Space Science and more.
With comprehensive coverage of more than 50 of the most-studied topics in U.S. history, this database provides access to nearly 5,000 primary historical documents, articles from more than 95 reference titles, and 613,000+ periodical articles from respected publications like Newsweek, American Heritage and The Historian covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.
World History in Context draws upon themes and trends from current history curriculums and world history textbooks to offer students and researchers comprehensive, award-winning reference content, academic and scholarly journals, as well as 1700+ of primary sources, images and maps. Includes coverage of the 20th century.
An online career guidance center that walks job seekers through the job-search process from beginning to end and helps library patrons explore careers, assess interests and experience, create resumes, and search and apply for jobs. Target audiences include: transitioning veterans, recent college graduates, current students, long-term unemployed, under employed and trades professionals, and adults rejoining the workforce. Features an interactive interview simulator, comprehensive career information including videos, articles, best practices, and downloadable worksheets, advice from career experts, guided resume and cover letter creation, resume editing software that provides 5,000 resume templates and cover letter samples, a tool for discovering career interests, personalized career assessments focused on a user’s interests, values, personality, and workplace preferences, and job searching capabilities via integration with Indeed.com that matches listings based on a user’s assessment results.
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research accessible online 24/7.
Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded.
This timely database brings together essential periodicals, compiled legislative histories, CRS reports, Congressional hearings, United States Supreme Court briefs, monographs, and other related materials on the difficult and controversial topic of regulating firearms in the United States. It also includes an extensive bibliography and a balanced selection of external resources to further research this subject. This database is provided free of charge by HeinOnline as part of their Social Justice Suite.
Magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories and information on a variety of health issues. Topics include alternative health, fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public and occupational health and safety, alcohol and drug abuse, prescription drugs, and more.
Census data, family records and local histories. Every extant U.S. federal census, family genealogies, local histories, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage and death records, genealogical and local history serials, and more.
History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and many more.
Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.
ItPro provides complete, unabridged contents of thousands of books, videos, and other reference materials in a fully searchable, Web-based environment. Subjects span the spectrum of technology topics, such as C#, Java, SOA, SQL, AJAX, CISA/CISM, Linux, IT governance, A+ certification, e-commerce, virtualization, data mining, Microsoft® technologies, system administration, Web services and much more.
Learn360 is provided by Discus for the citizens of SC for educational purposes only. Access this resource from home or inside the library using the Discus username and password.
Learn360 has over 147,000 multimedia assets for Pre-K through Grade 12 and covers all subject areas. This includes: amazing videos from more than 200 producers such as Reading Rainbow, A&E, Jim Henson, and Weston Woods; interactive learning tools; science experiments; maps; fact sheets; and teacher guides.
A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons–students and adult learners–succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations and an individualized analysis of your results.
Provides a wide selection of South Carolina (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.
Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, this valuable resource contains hundreds of publications and thousands of multi-state forms to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds.
Plot summaries, synopses, work overviews, author biographies and interviews, literary criticism and book reviews, full-text of over 300 literary journals, and more. Detailed information on the most studied authors. Content from major literary reference works and from Harold Bloom’s literary criticism series.
Literature Criticism Online provides centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals - delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.
Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.
GCLS card holders now have access to thousands of free online training videos and courses. Want to learn to code? Need help with Photoshop, Excel, financial literacy, writing or overcoming procrastination? There is a topic for everyone! Courses can be taken on any desktop, laptop or tablet. You create your own account, track your progress and even earn certificates to show others you are keeping your skills razor-sharp.
This easy-to-use, remotely-accessible, web-based language learning database teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Conversational lessons incorporate vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture components. Mango empowers you to communicate with confidence, preparing you for uncharted experiences with language and culture. Challenge yourself to discover something new.
Provides independent, differentiated, and actionable analysis to help make better investment and business decisions. Includes access to S&P Global’s Equity and Fund Research business, a leading provider of independent research and commentary with offerings focused on stocks, ETFs and mutual funds as well as sectors and industries.
Online access to The D&B Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios and Hoover's Handbooks.
The D&B Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios are made possible through over one million financial statements in the D&B Financial Information Base. This file consists of U.S. corporations, partnerships and proprietorships both public and privately owned, in all size ranges, and includes over 800 different lines of business as defined by the U.S. Standard industrial Classification (SIC) code numbers.
Hoover's Handbooks is a four-title series of handbooks that covers, literally, the world of business. The series includes Hoover’s Handbook of American Business, Hoover’s Handbook of Private Companies, and Hoover’s Handbook of Emerging Companies. This series brings you information on the biggest, fastest-growing, and most influential enterprises in the world.
Mergent Intellect offers detailed directory listings of private and public U.S and international companies (including executives, financial information & news); First Research industry reports; and D&B Key Business Ratios. Information on individuals includes population demographics from Claritas and Nielsen Prizm, as well as consumer lifestyle data.
Mergent InvestorEdge provides a powerful business research tool, access to the documents and financial information you need for each individual company – incorporating the latest research technology for comprehensive investment research. Look up all corporate documents including annual, industry and equity reports as well as general contact information for each domestic and international company in our database.
Mergent Online provides business and financial information for U.S. and international companies. 30 years of historical stock prices are available. SEC filings (real-time and archived to 1993) are included for the 10,000+ NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchange companies.
Financials for 15 years are "as reported" and can be downloaded to spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel. Also included: select private company reports; Equity Reports with analysis and advice; country background reports; and economic statistical series (domestic and international).
Find auto repair information, manuals, maintenance, labor estimates and full-color wiring diagrams.
Morningstar Investment Research Center is an easy to navigate database that was designed especially to help you reach your investment goals. It’s the one-stop tool for collecting financial information, getting reliable portfolio analysis, learning about investment options, and getting the most up-to-date financial news commentary.
In eight world languages, MUZZY Online is a comprehensive, interactive and fun way to learn a second language!
Unlimited digital access to The New York Times, which includes Pulitzer Prize winning journalism, with reporting from over 120 countries, in three languages – English, Spanish, and Chinese. Users have access to multimedia storytelling with videos, podcasts, interactive infographics, cooking demonstrations, movies, and more. Archive content back to 1851 is included, with limitations. Sign up for a free account on NYTimes.com using a valid email address. To access from inside the library, just visit NYTimes.com and sign in to your account. From outside the library, first click here for a code for renewable access periods of 24 hours and then sign in.
Browse current events by Hot Topics and News Headlines/Activities for timely research questions and research paper ideas. Browse Special Reports by subject category. Access broadcast transcripts, newswires, select Spanish language news sources, U.S. government publications and American news magazines by browsing publication title links as well as keyword, full-text searching and more.
Find historical newspapers from across the United States and beyond. Explore newspaper articles and clippings for help with genealogy, history and other research.
This full-text searchable, facsimile-image database makes experiencing historical events, daily life and 19th-century American culture as easy as clicking a mouse. 19th Century U.S. Newspapers provides both professional and general researchers with easy access to seemingly endless information and primary resources — the vast majority of which have never before been accessible online.
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus will help you to answer the question of what to read next.
With its fun and intuitive interface NoveList K-8 Plus helps match young readers with the perfect book.
Join these Online Book Clubs and start receiving chapters from popular books in your daily email. Every day, Monday through Friday, you'll receive a portion of a book that takes only five minutes to read. Each week covers a new book, so by Friday you will have the chance to read 2 or 3 chapters, enough to know if it's a book you want to finish. You can read a wide variety of books including fiction, nonfiction, romance, business, teen and mystery books.
This definitive English language guide provides the meaning, history and pronunciation of over half a million words from across the English-speaking world. The usage of words is traced through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources. The dictionary is updated quarterly with between one and two thousand new and revised entries.
This resource offers fully-searchable, accurate, up-to-date bilingual dictionaries for Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. It includes a pronunciation feature that allows users to hear how words sound as well as other language learning and usage tools.
The p4A Antiques Reference database can be used to evaluate almost every kind of antique in today’s collections. Antiques Reference database focuses on the American regional marketplace and includes the types of material seen locally and regionally at auction and retail outlets. These antiques are organized into 1,280 different classifications on subjects including furniture, glass, pottery and porcelain, paintings, prints and many others.
This full-text database provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques — including contemporary content from the finest publishers.
Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
For kids preschool through 8th grade. Browse books, watch 3-D animated video book reviews and reserve books from our catalog.
Information on millions of U.S. and Canadian businesses, physicians and dentists, compiled from telephone directories, company annual reports, federal, state, and municipal government data, trade magazines, newsletters and major newspapers, legal filings and other sources. Search by company name, executive name, city, SIC codes, major industries.
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Start learning a new language today! Rocket Languages combines video and audio lessons with games, quizzes and voice analysis. Choose from 15 different languages, including American Sign Language and ESL!
View our extensive collection of online reference books covering careers, health, history, literature and science!
This collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. It includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. This database is provided free of charge by HeinOnline as part of their Social Justice Suite.
This database offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as the necessary tools and instructions to address a wide-range of small business topics. In addition, it provides business videos, a help and advice section, and information on how to create business plans.
When starting a new business, entrepreneurs need all the help they can get. Small Business Resource Center covers all major areas of starting and operating a business including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting and taxes. An easy-to-use "How To" menu tackles the most-frequently asked new business questions, including "How to start a small business."
This reference database provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly find the information they need.
This site is loaded with South Carolina-specific web resources for K-12 homework help, projects, and more. StudySC will also provide teachers with lesson plans and other content to support classroom activities. From artist biographies to Native American tribes and Civil War timelines, get it all at StudySC. StudySC is a website that provides online content to support South Carolina-specific curriculum standards. StudySC, created by the South Carolina State Library, makes available a student-friendly environment arranged by grade level and by subject area where students can find the information they need fast.
Teen BookCloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources targeting grades 7 to 12, and offers a robust selection of graphic novels, enhanced novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting!
Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.
The TumbleBook Library collection includes over 500 fiction and non-fiction animated and talking story, and chapter books. Also included in the collection are French and Spanish books as well as National Geographic videos, puzzles, games, and songs; all resources designed to teach children the joy of reading and learning.
Access books for kindergarten through sixth grade levels on addition, subtraction, multiplication, word problems, geometry, and more. Quizzes and lesson plans are available for many of the titles.
Please note: Some of the services available in Tutor.com require the creation of a personal account.
The K-12 Student Center includes Live Homework Help, WriteTutor Center, Test Prep Center, and a SkillsCenter Resource Library. Tutors are available with no appointment needed! Tutor.com features a variety of resources for students of all ages:
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- ESL and ELL for grades K-7 and grades 8-12
- Social studies – U.S. History, European History, World History, and Civics
- World languages – French, German, Spanish, and Italian
- SAT, PSAT, and ACT Test Prep
- AP Test Prep
US Southeast Newsstream enables users to search the most recent regional news content, as well as archives which stretch back to the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. Southeast Newsstream covers news sources from Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
A comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market and the economy.
Complete full-text content of this daily international newspaper, which focuses on business, investing, and corporate news. Issues are available on a three-month delay.
Complete full-text content of this daily newspaper with a focus on breaking news and analysis on politics, business, world national news, entertainment, and more. Issues are available on a three-month delay.
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One of the premier law reference databases in the country; includes access to primary legal materials including court decisions, statutes and regulations from all U.S. state and federal jurisdictions as well as secondary materials including legal treatises and encyclopedias, form finders, and law reviews.
This database for Grades 2-5 includes large images, easy to read text, and easy navigation. There are over 300 videos, science projects, games, maps, and Educator Resources. Topics include: being a good citizen; building character; countries of the world; explorers; famous Americans; holidays; insects, spiders & worms; nutrition; scientists & inventors; U.S. government; weather & climate.
This database is designed or Grades 6-9. ‘Take a Stand’ Debate Topics - Animal testing, homework, social media influences, voting age, etc. Also included are science projects, homework help videos and reference guides, and Educator Resources. Topics include: Native American life; history of fashion; biographies; physical science; life science; social studies.
This resource for middle school students through adults provides tools on how to write and research effectively, including a step-by-step guide to writing a good essay. Topics include: grammar & punctuation; writing with style; writing specific types of documents, such as letters, emails, memorandums, resumes, essays, business reports, presentations, and promotional writing.