Articles & Databases - Descriptions
ABC-CLIO e-BOOK COLLECTION
A collection of over 3,000 full-text electronic books covering a wide range of subject areas.
Includes the series Daily Life Through History, Critical Companions to
Popular Contemporary Authors, Historic Events of the 20th Century,
and Literature in Context.
ACLS Humanities E-Book
A digital collection of over 1,700 full-text titles offered by the ACLS
in collaboration with twelve learned societies and nearly 95
contributing publishers. The result is an online, fully searchable
collection of high-quality books in the humanities (mostly history).
These are works of major importance to historical studies -- books that
remain vital to both scholars and advanced students and are frequently
cited in the literature. These titles are searchable in our library
Academic Search Complete
A scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.
Nearly 3,000 poems written by African-American poets
in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Agricola, 1970 to the present (updated monthly)
The AGRICOLA database indexes 2,500 journals, USDA
publications, state agricultural experiment station and extension
services documents, FAO publications, foreign documents, conference
proceedings, books, and audio-visual materials. Its subject matter
covers agriculture economics and rural sociology, animal industries,
animal nutrition, botany, chemistry, entomology, food and human
nutrition, natural resources, plant science, soil science, veterinary
medicine, and water management. Approximately 10% of the citations
Air & Space Magazine Archive
This collection encompasses every era of aviation and space exploration, emphasizing the human stories as well as the technology of aviation and spaceflight. The archive covers from April/May 1986 - December 2010/January 2011 and includes complete issues from that time period.
America: History & Life
complete bibliographic reference to journal literature covering the
history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.
Together with Historical Abstracts, these are the best and most complete history indexes we have; citations include abstracts.
American Chemical Society Journal Search
You can search the journal collection of the American Chemical Society
by title, author, or keyword. The ACS journals that we have access to are available full-text
online, back to 1996. We have access to the following:
Chemistry of Materials
Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry
Crystal Growth and Design
Journal of Natural Products
Journal of Proteome Research
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
ACS Chemical Biology
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Organic Process Research and Development
Accounts of Chemical Research
Environmental Science & Technology
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data
The Journal of Organic Chemistry
The Journal of Physical Chemistry
The Journal of Physical Chemistry A
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Energy & Fuels
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Chemical Research in Toxicology
American Civil War: Letters & Diaries
Almost 100,000 pages of primary materials, including memoirs, letters
and diaries from ndividuals plus 4,000 pages of previously unpublished
materials. Also inlcudes one of the most comprehensive bibliographies
of Civil War letters and diaries yet published.
Over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets from the
Colonial Period to the
early twentieth century.
American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography
A collection of the life histories of former slaves in the United States compiled through
nearly 4,000 interviews with ex-slaves.
articles that synthesize the primary research literature in 32 focused
disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences. Our
coverage extends back to 1996.
by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource brings
100 years of anthropological material online, including: current issues
for 15 of the AAA's most critical peer-reviewed publications, including
American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Anthropology and
Education Quarterly, and Medical Anthropology Quarterly; an electronic
archive of all AAA journals; and, seamless access to archival content
housed at JSTOR for key AAA publications including American
Appropriate Technology Library
A large collection of over 1,000 full-text practical books on village and small community technology. The publications are reviewed in The Sourcebook (with links to the texts) and cover water supply systems, renewable energy, agricultural tools and implements, intensive gardening, forestry, housing, and other topics. Most of the publications are from the 70s and 80s, but are still useful as guides to do-it-yourself technology. Note: this resource is only available when on the local campus network.
An important destination for searching through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world. Thousands of libraries, museums, and archives have contributed nearly a million collection descriptions to ArchiveGrid. Researchers can discover the items in each of these collections, then contact the archives to learn how to access the materials. Provides access to primary source information, including birth and death records, ship logs, cemetery records, and more.
Art & Architecture Complete, 1990 to the present
Provides full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books. In addition, this database offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 780 academic journals, magazines and trade publications, as well as for over 230 books. Includes an Image Collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and others.
ArticleFirst, 1990 to the present
items listed on the Table of Contents pages of individual issues of
journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business,
the humanities, and popular culture.
A repository of approximately 300,000 images covering art,
architecture and archeology. The collections cover a wide variety of
civilizations, time-periods, and media. The images are drawn from
different sources, such as museums, archaeological teams, photo
rchives, slide collections, and art reference publishers. ARTstor's
software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research
uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as
zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or
shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and
ATLAS Religion Database
a collection of major religious and theology journals and contains full
text journals representing all major religious faiths, denominations
and language groups. Coverage in this collection dates back to 1949.
Auto Repair Reference Center
more than 33,100 vehicles covered from 1945 to present; over 250,000
drawings and step-by-step photographs; approximately 77,570 technical
service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment
vehicle manufacturer; over 144,600 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy
viewing and printing; specifications & maintenance schedules; Labor
Time Guide & Estimator; and a complete guide to vehicle ownership
Biography In Context
A comprehensive database of biographical information on more than one
million people from throughout history, around the world,
and across all disciplines and subject areas.
Biography Reference Center
Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.
Biological & Agricultural Index, 7/1983 to the present
Biological Abstracts, 1926 to the present
English-language periodicals in life sciences and agricultural
subjects, published in the U.S. and elsewhere. Includes book reviews.
A leading reference database in the life sciences, providing abstracts
to over 4,000 journals. Biological Abstracts covers the following
fields and more: botany, microbiology, pharmacology, biochemistry,
evolutionary ecology, neurology and toxicology. The backfile of Biological Abstracts, covering 1926-1969, was made possible by a donation from the Eggler Fund, which provides funding for journal resources in biology.
A full-text aggregation of bioscience research journals focusing on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences. Our subscription is made possible by the Eggler Fund, which provides funding for journal resources in biology.
Business Full Text
Britannica Online contains the full text of the 32-volume Encyclopedia Britannica (both Micropaedia and Macropaedia) and hundreds of articles not found in the print Britannica, their annual Britannica Book of the Year (since 1993), Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (10th ed.), and thousands of links to other Web sites.
A full text database that indexes and abstracts articles from
English-language periodicals published in the United States and
elsewhere, including the leading business magazines and trade and
research journals, plus the full text of selected periodicals. Full
text coverage begins in January 1995.
Business Source Complete
comprehensive access to abstracts and indexing for thousands of titles,
including The Wall Street Journal, plus searchable full text for more
than 8,800 business periodicals.
CAMIO Art Images
Provides rights-cleared, high-quality art images for class projects,
art history and studio art programs, course Web sites, lectures,
presentations, and research resources.
Charlotte Observer, full text beginning in February 2000
Full-text articles from the newspaper. You can search articles
electronically by title, headline, date, author, section or other
Choice Reviews Online
The premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and internet resources of interest to those in higher education.
Chronicle of Higher Education Online, full text back to 1989
Full-text articles from the leading source of news, information,
and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest
print issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job
listings; articles published since September 1989; discussion forums;
and career-building tools such as online CV's, salary databases, and
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers , 1982 to the present
Chronicling America is a website from the Library of Congress providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages. Full text images of newspapers cover from 1836-1922. The site also includes a newspaper directory, covering 1690-present. See http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/about/ for more info.
CINAHL (Nursing & Allied Health), 1982 to the present
Index covers nursing, allied health, biomedical and consumer health
journals, publications of the American Nursing Association, and the
National League for Nursing. Includes full text from over 300 journals.
Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.
CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals
specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERIODICA covers
journals specializing in science and technology. Offers access to more
than 300,000 bibliographic citations from documents published in 2,600
scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and
10,000 company profiles from Datamonitor, including U.S., European, and Asian companies.
Consumer Health Complete
Contemporary Literary Criticism
Provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.
We have full-text access to hundreds of volume from this standard reference work in literary criticism (through v. 330 at the moment)! Each volume profiles influential writers via excerpted passages from selected criticism.
Up-to-date information and news on the countries of the world.
Researcher is a good place to begin research on current topics. The
weekly publication covers the most current and controversial issues of
the day with complete summaries, full-text articles, all the pros and
cons, two bibliographies and more. Users may browse through articles in
the current issue or search for past articles using words, dates or
Coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, etc.
Includes the full-text of almost 500 reference books from over 70 leading academic publishers. It covers nearly all subject areas and can be searched as a whole collection or by individual titles. It also provides seamless linking to other trusted resources related to your topic.
Digital Library of Appalachia
Provides online access to archival and historical materials related to the culture of the southern and central Appalachian region. The contents of the DLA are drawn from special collections of Appalachian College Association member libraries.
Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (1639-1800)
collection of documents has served as a foundation set for research
involving early American history, literature, philosophy, religion, and
more. Series I. Evans is "the definitive resource for information about
every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America."
Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment
A large collection of primary documents (letters, diaries, memoirs,
etc.) providing early accounts of North American exploration and
discovery. Includes perspectives from Native Americans, Europeans,
Americans, and Africans. Also covers the environment of early North
America (e.g., prints and illustrations of fauna and flora).
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Over 60,000 electronic books are available, covering a wide range of subjects.
ebrary Ebook Collection
The "Academic Complete" collection provides over 70,000 ebooks from dozens of trusted academic publishers, covering a wide variety of subject areas. Books may be downloaded onto multiple devices.
Education Full Text
A database that indexes and abstracts articles from English-language
periodicals and yearbooks published in the United States and elsewhere.
English-language books relating to education published in 1995 or later
are also indexed. Abstracting coverage begins with January 1994.
Full-text coverage begins in January 1996.
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
most ambitious reference work ever to be published in the biological
sciences," with over 3,000 specially commissioned, peer-reviewed and
continually updated articles.
Essentially the complete English poetic canon
from 600 to 1900. Over 165,000 poems
by more than 1,250 poets drawn from nearly 4,500 printed
Entrepreneurial Studies Source
Provides the latest insight into topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small business. This database offers users full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Series and Vator.TV.
This resource offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Contains more than 2.4 million records from more than 2,200 domestic and international titles going back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active core titles) as well as more than 190 monographs, such as Encyclopedia of World Environmental History (3 volumes), Advances in Water Treatment & Environmental Management, etc. The database also contains full text for more than 920 journals, such as Environment (back to 1975), Ecologist, Conservation Biology, etc.
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), 1966 to the present (updated quarterly)
ERIC contains citations and abstracts of the international
journal and report literature in education and related fields. Subjects
include all aspects of education, including child development,
classroom techniques, computer education, counseling and testing,
administration, higher education, library science, and vocational and
adult education. Sources include more than 980 journals, educational
reports, project descriptions, curriculum guides, and dissertations.
There are links to many full-text documents.
A full-text general reference database of the
newspapers, magazines and journals
of the ethnic, minority and native
press. The titles in Ethnic
NewsWatch represent the diversity of
the American population in ways that
are generally not seen in the
European Views of the Americas
Created from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750, the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery.
A collection of some of the most influential poets
of the twentieth century. The Faber
list includes Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, T. S. Eliot and
Sylvia Plath covering the
seventy year history of this major publishing house.
Films on Demand
We have a subscription to the Master Academic streaming video collection, giving us access to over 6,400 full-length video programs and 74,000 video segments. Collections cover the humanities & social sciences, business & economics, science & mathematics, and health & medicine. Producers of films include: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, NBC, CNBC, ABC, PBS, BBC, National Geographic, and many more.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students , 4v, 2002
A collection of electronic reference books that includes the following titles:
African American Almanac , 9th Ed., 2003
Animal Sciences , 4v, 2002
Arts and Humanities Through the Eras , 5v, 2005
College Blue Book , 32nd Ed., 6v, 2005
Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning About Addictive Behavior , 3v, 2003
Encyclopedia of Bioethics , 3rd Ed., 5v, 2004
Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society , 3v, 2004
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture , 3v, 2003
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World , 2v, 2004
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia , 6v, 2002
Encyclopedia of Science and Religion , 2v, 2003
Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear Through the Ages , 5v, 2004
Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health , 5v, 2002
Gale Encyclopedia of Science , 3rd Ed., 6v, 2004
Genetics , 4v, 2003
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World , 4v, 2002
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures , 9v, 1999
Pollution A to Z , 2v, 2004
U*X*L Encyclopedia of Biomes , 3v, 2000
U*X*L Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features , 3v, 2004
U*X*L Encyclopedia of World Biography , 10v, 2003
Water: Science and Issues , 4v, 2003
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations , 11th Ed., 6v, 2004
Titles can be searched together (the default) or users can search individual titles.
These titles, and other GVRL titles, can also be accessed through the library catalog.
General Science Full Text
A database that indexes and abstracts articles from English-language
periodicals published in the United States and Great Britain plus the
full text of selected periodicals. Periodical coverage includes popular
science magazines as well as professional journals. General Science
Full Text also covers The New York Times Science Section (published
weekly on Tuesday). Abstracting coverage begins with periodicals
published in March 1993. Full text coverage begins in January 1995.
Global Plants (from JSTOR)
Global Plants is the largest database of its kind, containing information on more than two million plant specimens. Users can perform searches on numerous fields, including species, genus, family, country, collector, specimen type, or resource (maps, articles, photos, reports, paintings, etc.), to obtain a wide variety of information. One can tap into 270 herbaria worldwide, including such noted herbaria as the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden.
High-resolution images of herbarium specimens accompany each entry; the object viewer allows subscribers to zoom in and actually take measurements of a specimen. In addition, Global Plants allows experts to contribute information or submit corrections on plant species, so one can quickly review recent developments in plant study. Each entry provides links to relevant journal and book references. Subscribers can save information in a personal profile, MyPlants.
GPO Monthly Catalog
Bibliographic citations for all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.).
Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human
impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and
general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green
building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy,
recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for
more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more
than 4,700 records.
GREENR: The Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources
Focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental
issues. Topic, organization, and country portals form research centers
around issues covering energy systems, health care, agriculture,
climate change, population, and economic development. Portals include
authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies,
legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents,
statistics, and multimedia.
Health Source: Consumer Edition, 1984 to the present
This database provides consumer oriented
information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food
sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health.
Includes searchable full text for over 150 consumer health journals,
abstracts and indexing for nearly 175 general health, nutrition and
professional health care publications, and thousands of essays covering
eight major health related subjects, including adult health, behavioral
health, cardiology, drug and medication information, pediatric health,
senior health, women's health, and sports medicine.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
than 400 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
Also featured are abstracts and indexing for over 500 journals. Includes Stedman's Medical Dictionary.
Provides libraries with a unique, growing collection of research
materials for tracing family history and American culture. Contains
original page images for all documents, over 25,000 books, the entire
U.S. Federal Census, PERSI™, and other expanding collections.
A complete reference guide to journal literature covering the history
of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and
Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life). Together with America: History & Life, these are the best and most complete history indexes we have; citations include abstracts.
Humanties Full Text
A database that cites articles from English-language periodicals, plus
the full text of selected periodicals. Periodical coverage includes
some of the best-known scholarly journals and numerous lesser-known but
important specialized magazines. Full-text coverage begins in January
Humanties Index Retrospective: 1907-1984
Provides indexing for important humanities-related content--including nearly 800 periodicals, over 1,000,000 articles, and citations for over 155,000 book reviews.
Includes complete coverage of the following print indexes:
International Index: 18 volumes, 1907 - March 1965;
Social Sciences & Humanities Index: 9 volumes, April 1965--March 1974;
Humanities Index: 10 volumes, April 1974 -- March 1984. Subject coverage includes:
- Area Studies
- Classical Studies
- Gender Studies
- Literary & Social Criticism
- Performing Arts
- Religion & Theology
In The First Person
Index of more than 3,350 collections of personal narratives, made
up of diary entries, letters, and oral histories. Includes 650,000
pages of full-text by more than 15,000 individuals from all walks of
life. It also contains pointers to some 3,500 audio and video files and
30,000 bibliographic records. Approximately 25% of the index points to
materials that are in copyright. These materials can be purchased as a
Indexes and provides full-text access to 2,500 U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as newswire articles, and radio and TV news transcripts. Includes full text access to The New York Times from 1985 - present; selective historic full text from 18 North Carolina based newspapers; and selective current full text to another 15 NC newspapers.
A business intelligence application that provides access to private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, occupational information, and industry profiles. Intellect uses Dun & Bradstreet data from Hoover's.
International Historical Statistics (1750-2010)
The most authoritative collection of international historical statistics available. Updated to 2010 wherever possible, it provides key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years, serving as an essential reference source.
Job & Career Accelerator
Create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and
prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings.
JSTOR - The Scholarly Journal Archive
database provides complete archives of core scholarly journals, many of
which date from the 1800s (and some earlier), covering a wide range of
disciplines in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The
most recent issues of journals are not included (typically, there is a
2-5 year gap).
Legal Information Reference Center
Provides an interactive online learning platform of practice tests and
tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult
learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.
Provides full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books. Contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed "how-to" instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property & real estate and rights & disputes.
LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts
An international abstracting and indexing tool designed for library professionals and other information specialists.
Literary Reference Center Plus
Provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, 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 criticisms, more than 259,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), more than 675 literary journals, more than 704,000 book reviews, nearly 98,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 22,600 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,500 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more. In addition, Literary Reference Center includes Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Beacham's Research Guide to Biography and Criticism (six volumes), The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, The Columbia Companion to the 20th Century American Short Story, all of MagillOnLiterature Plus, and much more.
Provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis
of authors from every age and literary discipline and covers
more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other
writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most-studied
authors. Includes the complete text from the print Contemporary Authors series.
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. There are also several ESL modules. You first need to register a personal account to use Mango. Go to "Create a Profile" and enter your email address and make up a password. Then, you are all set and can use Mango on campus or off campus.
Military and Government Collection
This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1922. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Complete also contains full text for more than 1,000 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags.
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database
offers a thorough collection of military titles, trade publications, and news weeklies.
It includes abstracts and indexing for nearly 400 titles providing
cover to cover full text for nearly 350. The database also includes full text for 245
MLA International Bibliography, 1926 to the present (updated 10 times per year)
Morningstar Library Edition
The Modern Language Association International Bibliography
indexes 3,000 English language and foreign periodicals as well as
books, book chapters, essay collections, and dissertations. Its subject
matter includes critical works on literature, language, linguistics,
and folklore. Reviews of literary and scholarly works are not included.
Abstracts are not included.
Comprehensive information on mutual funds and stocks.
More than 350 full-text online books on a variety of topics, including Language Learning, Medical and Health, American History, World History, North Carolina History, Literature, Art, Do-It-Yourself, and Criminology. These titles can also be found in our library catalog.
National Geographic Magazine Archive
Recognized for some of the highest-quality photojournalism and cartography in the world, this award-winning, iconic magazine is famous for providing unparalleled, in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment.
Featuring the complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s, National Geographic Magazine Archive includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable through an intuitive interface, from 1888-1994.
NC LIVE Business Portal
Provides important business information and tools for entrepreneurs, investors, and small business owners. Includes links to many resources provided by NC LIVE.
NC LIVE Jobs Portal
A good starting point for those who are job hunting or looking to jump start their careers. Includes the "Career Library" (provides career and job descriptions, and matches interests to
occupations and education prospects through assessment and planning
tools), the "Job & Career Accelerator" (gives detailed information on over 1,000 different occupations and allows you to search local and national job openings), and "Learning Express" (instantly scored licensing, certification, and aptitude practice tests,
online career preparation, and vital information for a wide variety of
NC LIVE Video Collection
More than 250 high quality documentary and
educational video programs produced for the Public Broadcasting
Corporation. The collection includes programming covering the sciences,
US and world history, biography, current events, and the arts, as well
as a variety of other subjects. In addition, several educational series
for children are included. Includes series such as: American
Ken Burns, Liberty's Kids, and
Scientific American Frontiers.
New York Times Historical
Full-image articles of the newspaper back to the very first issue in 1851 up through 2009.
Newspaper Source Plus
Provides cover-to-cover full text for 149 national & international
newspapers, including The Boston Globe, San
Francisco Chronicle, The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The
Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), The Age, The
Australian, The Toronto Star, The Irish Times and others. The database
also contains selective full text for more than 410 U.S newspapers,
including The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, San Jose Mercury
Web news feeds as well as Associated Press (AP) and United Press International (UPI) stories are also included (look on right sidebar for these). In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are
provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, National
Public Radio (NPR), etc.
Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism
We have full-text access to hundreds of volume from this standard reference work in literary criticism (up through v. 264 at the moment)! Each volume presents overviews of four to eight authors with chronologically arranged criticism representing the entire range of response to each author.
North American Women's Letters & Diaries
Includes the immediate experiences of 442 women, as revealed in
approximately 50,000 pages of diaries and letters spanning more than
300 years. The collection includes one of the most comprehensive
bibliographies of women's diaries and letters yet published. Also
includes more than 1,500 biographies.
North Carolina Newspapers
This collection includes full page images from student and community newspapers from schools and towns around North Carolina, dating back to 1824.
North Carolina Periodicals Index
Provides access to selected articles in over 40 periodicals
published in NC, many of which are not indexed elsewhere. Coverage for
most titles began in 1992; includes abstracts.
online readers' advisory tool that helps readers find new books based
on books they've read or topics in which they are interested. Covers fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages. Includes resources such as Book Discussion Guides, lists of award-winning books, and thematic book lists.
NoveList K-8 Plus
online readers' advisory tool designed specifically for children in
grades K-8. Books are searchable by author, title, series name, Lexile
level (reading level), and plot (including character, topic, time
period, and setting) to retrieve descriptions, reviews, discussion
guides, and feature articles related to books of interest. Readers may
select from information provided to find similar books that appeal to
them. Also includes lists of award-winning fiction, book lists arranged
by genre and subgenre, feature articles, thematic units and more.
OAIster is a union catalog of digital resources from archive collections around the world. It represents multidisciplinary resources from more than 1,100 contributors worldwide.
Records contain a digital object link allowing users access to the object. Includes items such as theses, technical reports,
government documents, and images.
OmniFile Full Text
Coverage dates: Indexing 1982+, Abstracting 1984+, select Full Text 1994+
OmniFile is a collection of full-text databases that provides select
full text articles, page images, article abstracts, and citations from
thousands of sources (full text of articles from over 1,750
publications and article abstracts and indexing from over 3,500
publications). Contains everything (all the indexing, abstracting, and
full text) that is contained in these six Wilson databases: Education
Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Readers'
Guide Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, and Business Full Text.
Oxford Art Online
The most comprehensive online reference resource for all aspects of
the visual arts from prehistory to the present day. Includes: Grove Art
Online,The Oxford Companion to Western Art , Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
Oxford English Dictionary Online
Oxford Music Online
"The accepted authority on the evolution of the English
language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and
pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of
words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language
A gateway to excellent music reference sources, including Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and
The Oxford Companion to Music.
PapersFirst, 10/1993 to the present
Index of papers included in every congress, conference, exposition,
workshop, symposium, and meeting received at The British Library.
Points of View
Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world's top political and societal publications.
Polling the Nations
A compilation of more than 14,000
surveys conducted by more than 700 polling organizations in
the United States and more than 80 other countries from
1986 to the present. Each of the nearly 350,000 records
reports a question asked and the responses given. Covers over 4,000 topics.
the full text of 35 magazines for young readers and abstracts and
indexing for 116 magazines. Primary Search is updated monthly and also
includes Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, the World Almanac
for Kids and the World Almanac of the USA.
ProceedingsFirst, 10/1993 to the present
Citations of every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received at The British Library.
Includes all of the North Carolina Newsstand database
and many full text articles from: Christian Science Monitor (1988 to present), Los Angeles Times (1988 to present), New York Times (1999 to present), Wall Street Journal (1984 to present), and The Washington Post (1996 to present).
Coverage of religious affairs and religious thinking from top periodicals in the field. Includes the full text of almost 100 journals.
ProQuest Research Library
Provides comprehensive indexing and abstracting to articles from
over 1,800 periodicals covering a variety of subject areas, plus
current coverage of articles from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Also includes full text and/or page image for over 600 of these titles.
The full-text article database from the American Psychological
Association. Includes the full text of around 40 journals, most from
1988 to the present.
PsycINFO, 1887 to the present (updated regularly)
The PsycINFO database covers the professional and academic
literature in psychology and related disciplines including medicine,
psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology,
linguistics, and other areas. PsycINFO's coverage is worldwide,
and includes references and abstracts to over 1300 journals in more
than 20 languages, and to book chapters and books in the English
language. Over 50,000 references are added annually. Also indexes
A bibliographic database from the National Library of Medicine that
contains references to journal articles in the life sciences with a
concentration on biomedicine. The database contains citations from 1950
to the present, with some older material. PubMed Central is the free
full-text subset of PubMed.
free digital archive of full-text biomedical and life sciences journal
literature. PubMed Central is a subset of the larger PubMed citation
and abstract database.
Readers' Guide Full Text
A database containing comprehensive indexing and abstracting of the
most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United
States and Canada, plus the full text of selected periodicals.
Full-text coverage begins in January 1994 for most titles.
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982
One of the classic reference sources providing coverage of mainstream magazines goes online, offering full coverage of the original paper volumes, providing indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 leading magazines. This important resource offers access to a wide range of information about history, culture, science and seminal developments across nearly a century.
Recorded Books E-Audio Books
Provides downloadable audio books. Users will need to create a personal account to download and transfer audiobooks. Mac users will need to download the Media Manager (there is a link on the site's home page to get this). The collection includes a variety of popular fiction and classics, as
well as nonfiction in biography, business, history, and more.
Regional Business News
Contains abstracts for 67 regional business
publications, with full text for 52 of those titles (including Business North Carolina).
Sanborn Maps - North Carolina
Provides digital access to 11,173 large-scale maps of 158 North
Carolina towns and cities. Users have the ability to easily manipulate
the maps, magnify and zoom in on specific sections, and compare maps
from different years (from 1867 - 1970). Originally made as fire
insurance maps, these maps are
valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians,
architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners,
environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history,
growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods.
Science Reference Center
A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a
multitude of full text science-oriented content. Contains full text for hundreds of
science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.
Provides indexing and full-text access for over 2,500 journals in health and life sciences, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and a small number in arts and humanities. Also includes several thousand e-books in these fields.
Provides the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as
well as current pricing structures for popular serials. Contains
listings for over 150,000 U.S. and international titles, including
8,000 newspapers. Also includes data from over 8
7,000 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses.
SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application that lets users quickly
create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using powerful
demographic, business, and marketing data.
With SimplayMap, users can: * Map thousands of demographic, business,
and marketing data variables. * Develop interactive thematic maps and
export high-resolution images to word processing or presentation
software. * Select, sort, and compare data across multiple locations
and build custom reports that can be exported to a spreadsheet for
additional functionality. * Explore historical census data to
understand how regions change over time and use estimates and
projections to analyze current and future trends.
Small Business Reference Center
Provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. The database contains nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books.
The user-friendly interface guides users through 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. Business videos provide critical information for business owners: interviews, 'lessons learned' features, lectures and 'how to' videos help foster success in all aspects of managing a business. A collection of state-specific resources supports the researcher with demographic data and other local information.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
SERRC contains the full set of small engine repair manuals from Clymer (http://www.clymer.com/). These manuals contain thousands of accurate and concise step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for hundreds of small engine machines and their supporting components. Routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, as well as more extensive repairs involving engine transmission disassembly are covered. Engines types include: motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, snowmobiles, awn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, generators, and more. Detailed and user-friendly content is provided in high-quality PDF files. Many documents contain photos and detailed illustrations to visually support step-by-step procedures.
Smithsonian Magazine Archive
Vibrant photos and articles take a dynamic approach in exploring modern and historic perspectives covering history, science, nature, the arts, travel, world culture and technology. The archive covers from April 1970 - December 2010 and includes complete issues from that time period.
Social Sciences Full Text
database that indexes and abstracts articles from English-language
periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere plus the full
text of selected periodicals. Coverage includes a wide range of
interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of social sciences
journals. Abstracting coverage begins with periodicals published in
January 1994. Full text coverage begins in January 1995.
Springer eBook Collection
Currently includes 5,000 academic titles published in 2012, covering a wide range of disciplines, such as mathematics, physics, life sciences, chemistry, environmental science, and many of the social sciences.
SpringerLink All-Americas Package
A large collection of around 1,800 full-text and pdf-image academic journals covering the sciences, health & medicine, mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences. Most titles provide coverage from 1997 to the present.
192 country profiles cover every important area: political parties and leaders,
population, economics, climate, natural resources, military capabilities,
education and legal systems, culture and communications, health and
environment, and international affairs. Includes coverage of world events,
biographies of key figures, and special profiles of regions, states, and cities.
20th Century African-American
A collection of poetry written by the most important
and influential African American
poets of the twentieth century. Presently includes over
6,000 poems from over 100
complete editions by 46 poets.
20th Century American
A database of modern and contemporary American poetry from
the early twentieth
century to the present. Presently includes 36,000 poems
drawn from 460 volumes by
20th Century English Poetry
Teacher Reference Center
Containing tens of thousands of works by 288 poets, Twentieth-Century
English Poetry provides an overview of poetry written in the 20th century by both
established and emerging writers.
Indexes over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and
administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books. This database
provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment,
Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum
Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards,
Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.
VAST: Academic Video Online
VAST is a large, multidisciplinary streaming video resource which currently includes around 20,000 films. VAST includes award-winning films from dozens of notable producers and distributors, including BBC, PBS, Arthaus, CBS, Kino International, Documentary Educational Resources, California Newsreel, Opus Arte, Cinema Guild, Pennebaker Hegedus Films, Psychotherapy.net, Microtraining Associates, Filmakers Library, Zeitgeist, First Run Features, and many more.
VAST covers the following areas and more: art, architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, economics, education, ethnic studies, ethnography, gay and lesbian studies, health, history, humanities, law and public safety, literature, opera, philosophy, political science, rehabilitation and sports medicine, feature films (including contemporary world cinema and silent films), psychology, religion, science, theatre, musical performance, and women's studies.
Titles in VAST include documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and news reels, field recordings, commercials, archival films, and raw footage.
Static URLs are provided for all videos and clips for easy linking to content.
Wall Street Journal, 1984 to the present
An indispensable source for business professionals, providing
business and financial news coverage, personal and company profiles,
feature reporting, special reports, and regular columns. Provided in
full text format, The Wall Street Journal, like
all ProQuest Full Text Newspapers, is fully searchable, with additional
searchable fields including section, page, and special feature.
Subscriptions include coverage of the current year's material and two
Washington Post, 1996 to the present
Full-text of the paper. Choose the "Browse" button to limit to a particular newspaper.
Wiley Online Library Journal Collection
Includes nearly 1,400 leading academic journal titles covering the life, health and physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Coverage for most titles goes back to 1997.
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
Women and Social Movements in the United States brings together
books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and
bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women's reform
Women Working, 1870-1930
A full-text collection of books, pamphlets, images, and manuscript
resources from the Harvard University Library covering work life for
women during this period.
WorldCat (OCLC Union Catalog), 11th Century to the present (updated daily)
WorldCat is a catalog of over 40 million books, serials, audiovisual
media, maps, archives/manuscripts, scores, and computer files owned by
libraries around the world. Also includes links to Internet sources.
WorldCat Dissertations and Theses
World Data Analyst
WorldCat Dissertations and Theses is a subset of the larger WorldCat database and includes records for all cataloged dissertations, theses and published material based on theses and dissertations to the present.
Comprehensive statistics on every nation of the world (from
Britannica Online). Perform statisical comparisons between countries or
explore changes over time. Results can be placed in charts or graphs or
exported to a spreadsheet.
World History in Context
A comprehensive collection of award-winning reference, full-text
articles from leading scholarly publications, an array of primary
sources, images, maps and charts which provide expansive geographic and
chronologic research materials for the study of world history.