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.
Learn about great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
For K-5 students and their teachers/parents. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Science in Context is an in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. The 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.
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.
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 Heritageand The Historian covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present
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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.
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.
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.