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Comprehensive database of academic journals for scholarly research
Database focusing on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellnessTutorials
Ancestry Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States, the United Kingdom and the world
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Discover facts about animals by group, by habitat, or by name with easy-to-read articles, videos, and photos with age-appropriate reference and learning materials. Ideal for students in K-4Tutorial
Covers a wide variety of applied science specialties, from acoustics and aeronautics, to neural networks, nuclear and civil engineering and moreTutorials
Search businesses, people, mailing lists and sales leads, jobs, and more
Auto service and repair information on more than 38,000 domestic and imported vehicles from 1974 to present from every major manufacturer
More than 600,000 biographies of people from around the world and throughout history
Comprehensive source for literary research on writers and their works throughout history and the world
Books & Authors is specially designed to complement the browsing habits of today's web user, integrating easy-to-follow menus that allow users to broaden and narrow their searches according to author, title, series, awards and other criteria. An "if you like" search connects readers to themes and genres that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.Tutorials
Videos on many topics with games, learning activities, homework help and quizzesTutorial
Encyclopedia articles about people, places, things with pictures, maps, videos, activities
For PreK through 2nd grade. Includes activities to explore, play, read, and draw. Stories and videos are included.Tutorial
Encyclopedia articles, current magazines, recommended web sites, an atlas, biographies, news, pop-up dictionary and thesaurus, multimedia includes images,videos and audio clipsTutorials
This user-friendly resource combines authoritative information and statistical data with analytical tools to explore real world applications.Tutorial
Business research database covering marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, banking, finance and economics
Customized collection of more than 250 electronic books for vocational needs
Powerful Employment Search functionality with multi-faceted job search options including internships, apprenticeships, and entry-level positions with job-tracking capability Guided resume and cover letter creation plus a Tips & Advice section that is useful throughout the career planning and employment preparation process Interview preparation tool with two-track interview simulation that helps users prepare for common interview situations using the proven STAR method: Situation, Task, Action, and ResultTutorial
Health content oriented to the information needs of patients and designed to foster an overall understanding of health-related topicsTutorials
Full text of more than 600 subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies and dictionaries, all from well-respected publishersTutorial
Countries, states and provinces with maps, flags, photos, recipes and famous people
Discus is a service of the South Carolina State Library and is funded by an appropriation from the South Carolina General Assembly through the K-12 School Technology Initiative and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
A platform that allows the user to search multiple EBSCO databases at once and retrieve single set of results
Coverage for a wide range of topics, including adult education, continuing education, distance education, instructional media, multicultural/ethnic education, preschool education, secondary education, teaching methods and much more
Spanish database for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish. Includes articles, multi-media, timelines, and more for older learners.Escolar (Spanish)
Spanish elementary encyclopedia for early readers of Spanish from BritannicaExplora for Elementary Schools Tutorial
Search interface that provides access to information from magazines and books on many topics for elementary studentsTutorial
Search interface that provides access to information on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books, biographies, country reports, primary sources, video and more for middle school studentsTutorial
Search interface that provides access to information on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books, biographies, country reports, primary sources, video and more for high school students
Search interface that provides access to information from many sources on most topics for teen through adult public library patrons
Fuente Academica offers more than 450 scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. All major subject areas are covered with particular emphasis on agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology.
Provides a wide selection of state-specific 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 acomprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.
Gale Literary Sources Tutorials
Unlock information in primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies. Search across centuries to see the broader continuum of the story.Gale Virtual Reference Library Tutorials
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) offers you a collection of premier reference books that you can view and search online. You can search a single book, within a Subject, or across the library's entire GVRL book collection.
Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titlesTutorials
HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.
Page images from selected historic newspapers of 25 states and the District of Columbia, published from 1836-1922, which also includes 34 historic South Carolina newspapers published in Anderson, Anderson Court House, Bennettsville, Charleston, Columbia, Edgefield, Georgetown, Laurens, Orangeburg, Orangeburg Court House, Pickens Court House, Rock Hill, Sumter and SumtervilleTutorial
Comprehensive U.S. and world history reference resourceTutorial
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.
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Home Improvement Reference Center features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines and videos of popular home repair projects.** Call library for username and password.
Issues & Controversies helps researchers understand the crucial issues we face today, exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, business government and society, family and community, education and popular culture.** Call library for username and password.
Articles on most topics with pictures and maps
161,000 multimedia resources, including high-quality full-length videos, video clips, images, audio files, interactives, maps, and science experiments. Resources are from more than 200 top educational producers including: A&E, Reading Rainbow, National Geographic, Jim Henson, and Weston Woods. All significant subject areas are included: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Health, World Languages, Technical and Vocational Education, Music & Dance, and more.Tutorials
Comprehensive collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials and other career and life skills resourcesTutorials
Provides a wide selection of state-specific 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.
Lexington County Obituary Search
Search for obituaries appearing in Lexington County newspapers. Newspapers from Lexington, Batesburg Leesville and West Columbia are included in this index.Tutorial
Sources include major respected reference works, books and literary journals. Provides plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; articles/essays of literary criticism; author biographies; book reviews; classic and contemporary poems and short stories; author interviews and more.Tutorial
The largest curated online collection of literary criticism in the world, this resource brings together 10 acclaimed multidisciplinary series representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.Tutorials
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
Choose from over 70 foreign and over 20 English language courses to get started.Tutorial
Large collection of periodicals, reference books and more covering a wide range of general interest topics
Get comprehensive financial information on New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange and NASDAQ stocks. Find comprehensive financial information on thousands of mutual funds, including the Morningstar star rating.
NewsBank: America's Newspapers - Requires SC State Library card to access
Articles from over 600 U.S. and over 20 S.C. newspapers, including The State and the Post & Courier.Tutorial
Provides the latest news from the leading national and international news sources
Sign up for the Library's NextReads interactive newsletter. Reading recommendations delivered right to your inbox. Choose from Armchair Travel, Biography and Memoir, Christian Fiction, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Fiction A to Z, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Picture Books, Romance, Teen Scene as well as the New York Times Bestseller Fiction and Nonfiction lists.
NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.Tutorials
Created especially for people who love books, NoveList Plus is the premier online database for reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. Helping readers of all ages find just the right book to read, this comprehensive source of popular and professional book information includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.
From immigration to stem cells to texting while driving, Opposing Viewpoints in Context delivers 13,000+ pro/con views, 1,000+ court case overviews and thousands more topic overviews, biographies and profiles.
Search for obituaries appearing in Lexington County newspapers. Newspapers from Lexington, Batesburg Leesville and West Columbia are included in this index.
Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
Science In Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biographyTutorial
Comprehensive full-text database covering the major scientific fields of study: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlifeTutorial
Up-to-date information on topics related to small businesses and entrepreneursTutorials
Covers all major areas of starting and operating a business including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting and taxesTutorial
This database offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) and allows users to search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type and model numbers.
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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.
Bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today** Call library for username and password.
U.S. History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Whether you're a beginning investor or a veteran looking for high-impact ideas, Value Line can position you for financial success quickly and easily. The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information, Value Line puts you in the driver's seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence.
This website gives you powerful new tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances. Ratings information for banks, credit unions and insurance companies. A Medigap insurance tool is also included.Tutorials
World History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
This archival record of domestic and international news is updated weekly and contains more than 1 million internal hyperlinks and convenient new features such as tabbed search results. It covers all major political, social and economic events since November 1940.** Call library for username and password.