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Academic Search Premier discus logo

Comprehensive database of academic journals for scholarly research


Alt HealthWatch discus logo

Database focusing on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness


Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom.

**Available in the library only.


Animal Kingdom discus logo

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-4.


Applied Science & Technology Full Text discus logo

Covers a wide variety of applied science specialties, from acoustics and aeronautics, to neural networks, nuclear and civil engineering and more


Artemis Literary Sources

Unlock information in primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies. Search across centuries to see the broader continuum of the story.


Auto Repair Reference Center discus logo

Repair and maintenance information on more than 37,000 domestic and imported vehicles from 1945 to present from most major manufacturers


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Biography In Context discus logo

More than 600,000 biographies of people from around the world and throughout history


Bloom's Literary Reference Online discus logo

Comprehensive source for literary research on writers and their works throughout history and the world


Books and Authors

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.


BrainPOP Jr. discus logo

Videos on many topics with games, learning activities, homework help and quizzes


Britannica Elementary discus logo

Encyclopedia articles about people, places, things with pictures, maps, videos, activities


Britannica Learning Zone discus logo

For PreK through 2nd grade. Includes activities to explore, play, read, and draw. Stories and videos are included.


Britannica Online Public Library Edition discus logo

Encyclopedia articles, current magazines, recommended Web sites, an atlas, biographies, news, pop-up dictionary and thesaurus, multimedia includes images, videos and audio clips


Business Insights Essentials

This user-friendly resource combines authoritative information and statistical data with analytical tools to explore real world application.


Business Source Premier discus logo

Business research database covering marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, banking, finance and economics


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Career E-book Collection discus logo

Customized collection of more than 250 electronic books for vocational needs


Consumer Health Complete discus logo

Health content oriented to the information needs of patients and designed to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics


Credo Reference discus logo

Full text of more than 600 subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies and dictionaries, all from well-respected publishers


CultureGrams - discus logo

Countries, states and provinces with maps, flags, photos, recipes and famous people


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DISCUSdiscus logo

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.


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EBSCOhost Research Databases discus logo

A platform that allows the user to search multiple EBSCO databases at once and retrieve single set of results


Education Full Text discus logo

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


Enciclopedia Moderna (Spanish) discus logo

Spanish database for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish. Includes articles, multi-media, timelines, and more for older learners.

Escolar (Spanish) discus logo

Spanish elementary encyclopedia for early readers of Spanish from Britannica

Explora for Elementary Schools discus logo

Search interface that provides access to information from magazines and books on many topics for elementary students.


Explora for Middle Schools discus logo

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 students.


Explora for High Schools discus logo

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.


Explora for Public Libraries discus logo

Search interface that provides access to information from many sources on most topics for teen through adult public library patrons.



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Ferguson's Career Guidance Center discus logo

Complete career research database of jobs, skills and resources


Fuente Academica discus logo

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.


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Health & Wellness Resource Center

Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials which includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., articles from 2,200 general interest publications and a broad collection of Gale reference titles


HeritageQuest

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.


Historic American Newspapers

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 Sumterville


History Reference Center discus logo

Comprehensive U.S. and world history reference resource


Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

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.

** Call library for username and password.


Home Improvement Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines and videos of popular home repair projects.

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Issues & Controversies

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.

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Kids InfoBits discus logo

Articles on most topics with pictures and maps


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Leadership Directories

Access our extensive government data: administrators, elected officials and appointees at the local, state, federal, congressional levels (plus up-to-date campaign and election contacts from races across the nation).


LearningExpress Library discus logo

Comprehensive collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials and other career and life skills resources


Lexington County Obituary Search

Search our online database of obituaries for Lexington County.


Literary Reference Center discus logo

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.


Literature Criticism Online

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.


Literature Resources Center

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. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.


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Mango Languages

Choose from over 70 foreign and English language courses to get started. Mango Languages is provided by The South Carolina State Library.


MasterFILE Premier discus logo

Large collection of periodicals, reference books and more covering a wide range of general interest topics


Morningstar Investment Research

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.

Use this link if accessing from home


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Newspaper Source Plus discus logo

Provides the latest news from the leading national and international news sources


NoveList K-8 Plus discus logo

Resources for helping students find their next great fiction or nonfiction title to read


NoveList Plus discus logo

Readers' advisory product providing access to information on over 260,000 fiction and nonfiction titles and series


Nursing Resource Center discus logo

Collection of core content from recognized reference, textbook and journal publications in the nursing field


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Opposing Viewpoints In Context discus logo

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.


Obituary Search (Lexington County)

Search our online database of obituaries for Lexington County.


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Points of View Reference Center discus logo

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.


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ReferenceUSA U.S. Businesses

ReferenceUSA is a database providing access to information on over 25 million businesses and more than 262 million consumers. Business listings include such data as company names, phone numbers, complete addresses, key executive names, SIC Codes, employee size, sales volume, geo-codes for mapping, contact details, franchise and brand information, news, liens, judgments and bankruptcies and credit rating scores.


Reference USA Residential

Residential information comes from more than 5,200 White Page telephone directories, with each listing as it appears in the phone book.


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Science in Context

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 biography


Science Reference Center discus logo

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 wildlife


Small Business Reference Center discus logo

Up-to-date information on topics related to small businesses and entrepreneurs


Small Business Resource Center

Covers all major areas of starting and operating a business including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting and taxes


Small Engine Repair Reference Center

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.

** Call library for username and password.


Something about the Author

Each volume of this series provides illustrated biographical articles on approximately 70 children's authors and artists. Entries cover personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources and photographs.


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.


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Today's Science

Bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today

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U.S. History In Context

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.


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ValueLine

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.


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World Data Analyst discus logo

Resource for retrieving, comparing and customizing data on the world's nations


World History In Context

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.


World News Digest

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.

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