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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.


Ancestry in-library use only

Note: ProQuest has provided temporary remote access to the Ancestry database with library card and PIN while our library locations are closed.

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.

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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.

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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

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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.


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.

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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.

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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.


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.


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.

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