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*Academic Search Premier- This scholarly resource contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. Academic Search Premier provides unmatched full-text coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, etc.

*Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC)- the most comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information and contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content in ARRC has been created by ASE certified technicians. Coverage of more than 37,000 vehicles from 1945 to present. Millions of drawings and step-by-step photographs. Over 180,000 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing.

*Biography in Context * currently only available inside the library- Virtually every course of study — from history to science to literature — is ultimately tied to the study of people. Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. Just like all the new revolutionary In Context products, it’s a curriculum-aligned resource that offers media-rich content in context that’s updated daily to meet the needs of today’s user.

*Bloom’s Literary Reference Online – Read about the fascinating lives of world-famous writers—from Aeschylus to Anita Desai, from Ernest Hemingway to Émile Zola. Study the great works of world literature—from influential novels, Works, poems, and plays to important works of nonfiction.

*BrainPOP Jr. * currently only available inside the library -Founded in 1999, BrainPOP creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. BrainPOP was conceived by Avraham Kadar, M.D., an immunologist and pediatrician, as a creative way to explain difficult concepts to his young patients. Today, we’re used in almost 20 percent of U.S. schools, and are growing internationally.

*Britannica Public Library Edition * currently only available inside the library -Welcome to Encyclopedia Britannica Online Library Edition. Use this powerful resource to search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and Web sites.

*Britannica Online School Edition * currently only available inside the library – offers encyclopedias and related materials for students of all levels. Users can also take advantage of the Learning Materials, a collection of educational exercises, activities, and study guides.

*Britannica Learning Zone * currently only available inside the library – For children aged 4-7 – Interactive learning environment of developmentally-appropriate activies for early childhood. There are interactivity focused on maps and videos, games and learning materials, word and letter activities. Fundamental early childhood concepts include animals, colors, geography, numbers, shapes, sounds, time and more. “Teacher Tools” allows teachers to customize content for student access, review the content used by students and generate reports.

*Business Source Premier -Designed for business libraries, this is the industry’s most used business research database, providing the full text for more than 2,100 journals. Business Source Premier provides indexing, abstracts and full text back to 1965. Business Source Premier provides comprehensive coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, banking, finance, etc. Additional full-text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

*Career E-book Collection – Titles focused on career selection, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, changing careers, test-taking strategies and more. Keyword and phrase searching possible in an individual title or across the entire collection. Features include an embedded dictionary, a linked table of contents, permalinks, page bookmarking and note-taking.

*Consumer Health Complete -the single-most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

*Credo Reference -a digital reference library that places a world of factual information at your fingertips. Containing a selection from 240 high quality reference books from the world’s leading publishers, It’s the ideal place to start any research. Offering access to over 1.7 million individual entries, Credo Reference contains all the types of reference books that you’d want to see in any quality library: dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, and books of quotations, not to mention a host of subject-specific titles covering everything from the arts to accountancy and law to literature.

*CultureGrams – Country Reports that provide snapshots of the world’s cultures. Details include separate editions for: World, States, Provinces and Kids. 200 plus United Nations-member countries included, with reports containing history, customs, family, lifestyle, recipes, economy and more. Video stories, slideshows, a worldwide photo gallery and create your own data tables.

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*EBSCOhost Research Databases – EBSCOhost is the world’s most-used reference resource. It is a customizable, intuitive search experience designed to cater to user needs and preferences at every level of research, with over 350 full text and secondary databases available.

*Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center – Provides detailed profiles of more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, more than 51,000 resource entries, and much more.

*Gale Virtual Reference Library – This database contains encyclopedias, almanacs, specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were only accessible in the library, but now you can access them from the library or remotely 24/7.

HeritageQuest Online – This database “provides libraries with a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture.”

*Historic American Newspapers – Search America’s historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

*History Reference Center – the world’s most extensive full-text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research. The database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers, such as Branden Publishing, Compass Point Books, Houghton Mifflin, Lerner Publishing Group, Mason Crest Publishers, Morgan Reynolds Inc., Oliver Press, Oxford University Press, Rourke Publishing LLC., Salem Press, Stackpole Books, Toucan Valley Publications and more.

*Kids InfoBits – Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

*Learn A Test – is a source of test preparation materials and interactive practice exams, based on official tests, that will help you improve your scores on academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. provides immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and individualized analysis of your score.

*Literary Reference Center -a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books and literary journals, as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism; more than 252,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios); 450 literary journals; more than 693,000 book reviews; more than 78,400 classic and contemporary poems; more than 19,700 classic and contemporary short stories; more than 6,600 author interviews; more than 8,200 classic texts; and much more.

*MasterFILE Premier -Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

*NoveList K-8 Plus -We know that NoveList K-8 is a great online resource for helping teachers, school media specialists and kids find that next great fiction read. Now NoveList K-8 Plus provides access to information on over 30,500 nonfiction titles designed to support the curriculum and kids’ pleasure reading. Created especially for kids (and the adults who work with them), it has a colorful, graphic-rich homepage and is very easy to use.

*NoveList Plus -An easy to use, intuitive interface with a single search bar that makes finding books and other content quick and simple. Coverage of over 9,000 fiction and nonfiction series, making it one of the most comprehensive treatments of series available. The option to sort by popularity and/or Lexile scores. A newly revamped Readers’ Advisory section including RA training, access to NoveList newsletters, Genre Outlines, an online product tour and more.

*Nursing Resource Center – Designed for nursing students, the Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. The information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals as they learn how to care for and treat patients. Search results are returned in tabs that correspond to steps in the nursing process.

*Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center – Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is a one-stop source for information on today’s hottest social issues. Drawing on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Gale imprints, OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.

*Points of View Reference Center -contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.

Retrevo Product Manuals – Retrevo has hundreds of thousands of manuals, all available for free download. …Sony manuals, Canon manuals, Panasonic manuals and many thousands more.

Salem Health – includes more than 1,000 essays, ranging in length from 500 to 3,500 words each. There are over 400 photographs and drawings plus 644 sidebars and tables. The new edition introduces particularly current subject areas such as facial transplantation and Avian influenza (bird flu). It includes infomation on Cancer, Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Genetics & Inherited Conditions, Infectious Diseases & Conditions, Magill’s Medical Guide 6th Edition & Psychology & Mental Health topics.

*Searchasaurus -Three popular primary education databases (Primary Search, Middle Search Plus and Book Collection: Nonfiction) can be accessed via Searchasaurus, EBSCO Publishing’s user search experience for users in primary education. Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies. Students will be riveted by the colorful, animated interface, complete with erupting volcanoes and a dinosaur guide, as they gather information on a wide range of topics. Searchasaurus offers Lexile limiters (reading level), making it easy for students to read and research only appropriately challenging materials.

*Science Reference Center -is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student’s science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

*Small Business Reference Center -Providing the most up-to-date information on topics related to starting a company, operations management, sales, and growing or rescuing a business. This resource offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.

*Student Research Center: High School -is database teens can use to look for a variety of information based on specific topics. When users look at the main interface they have a variety search options they can use. SRC also allows users to search for articles based on publication date, reading level, and only ask for “full-text” articles. Another great function is the inclusion of articles based on their format: newspaper, magazines, encyclopedia articles, etc. Another great option that can assist teens is the “Search by Topic” function that let users start off broad or get an idea of what they are looking for.

*Student Research Center: Middle School – Student Research Center for Middle School Students.

*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. 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.

The Sun News (SC newspaper) – 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.

Universal Class – Learn something new today. Universal Class provides access to over 500 online continuing education courses.

Value Line – An online investement database.

*World Data Analyst * currently only available inside the library – For grades 6 and up – World Data Analyst is a resource for retrieving, comparing and customizing data on the world’s nations. The Country Snapshots feature provides statistics that include maps, area, population, demographics, gross national product and more. Country Comparisons offers tools for creating comparison tables and graphs using either recent or historical statistics. Ranked Statistics performs country rankings for chosen statistical categories and the results are exportable to spreadsheet applications.

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Academic Search Premier

Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC)

Biography in Context

Bloom's Literary Reference Online

BrainPOP Jr.

Britannica Public Library Edition

Britannica Online School Edition

Britannica Learning Zone

Business Source Premier

Career E-book Collection

Consumer Health Complete

Credo Reference


Dear Reader Book Club

EBSCOhost Research Databases

Escolar (Spanish)

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Gale Virtual Reference Library

HeritageQuest Online

Historic American Newspapers

History Reference Center

Kids InfoBits

Learn A Test

Literary Reference Center

MasterFILE Premier

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList Plus

Nursing Resource Center

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center

Points of View Reference Center

Retrevo Product Manuals

Salem Health


Science Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center

Student Research Center: High School

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The Sun News (SC newspaper)

Universal Class

Value Line Investment

World Data Analyst