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A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy

Contains indexing and abstracts for nearly 13,000 journals, with full text for nearly 9,000 of those titles.

ABC-CLIO E-book Collections

Includes: Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Literature, Daily Life through History, Historic Events of the 20th Century, Literature in Context.


The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.


This database is an authoritative and dynamic online resource that contains incisively written, high-quality reference material that covers all major scientific disciplines. It offers links to primary research material, videos and exclusive animations, plus specially designed curriculum maps for teachers.

African-American Poetry

Poems from 1750-1900.

American Poetry

Poems written from 1650-1920.

American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography

Life histories of former slaves compiled from 4,000 interviews with ex-slaves.


Access to primary source information, including birth and death records, ship logs, and cemetery records.


For researchers, ArticleFirst contains descriptions on the table of contents of journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, and the humanities.

Britannica Online Academic Edition

With it's engaging interface and new opportunities to conduct more in-depth research and collaborate with others. Continually updated, this award-winning reference site is specifically designed to meet the needs of academic libraries. The foundation of Britannica Online is the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the largest, most authoritative encyclopedia in the world.


Photographs, paintings, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian objects, prints, drawings and watercolors, jewelry and costumes, textiles and architecture.

Canadian Business & Current Affairs Complete (CBCA)

This database is the most comprehensive Canadian reference collection available today. Accessible to readers and researchers at every level, CBCA Complete features a highly-respected, diversified mix of publications, including scholarly journals, trade publications, dissertations, books, newspapers and magazines.

Canadian Newsstand Complete

This database offers access to the full text of over 190 Canadian newspapers from Canada's leading publishers.


A linked catalog that provides access to the collections of each library in the NC Community College system. Searches can be performed on each library individually or collectively as a whole.

Citation Machine

An online tool that prompts you to enter the necessary information and returns to you a properly formatted MLA and APA citation.


Indexes for Latin American scholarly journals in the social sciences, humanities, science, and technology.

CQ Researcher Online

Covering today's most important issues and controversial subjects. Weekly issue covers an in-depth, single topic report featuring more than 12,000 words of text and extensive bibliographies.

CQ Weekly

Reports on the world s most powerful legislative body completely and accurately every week.

Credo Reference

An easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 100 videos.

Criminal Justice Periodicals

This database supports research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends. As well as U.S. and international scholarly journals, it includes correctional and law enforcement trade publications, crime reports, crime blogs and other material relevant for researchers or those preparing for careers in criminal justice, law enforcement and related fields.

eBooks on EBSCOhost

24,467 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online.

ebrary Academic and Public Library Complete

Provides ebooks from trusted publishers in all academic subject areas along with powerful research tools.

English Poetry

Find poems written from 600 to 1900.

Faber Poetry Library

A collection of some of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. The Faber list spans the seventy-year history of this major publishing house.

Films on Demand Video Collection

This database is the leading source of high-quality video and multimedia for academic, vocational and life-skills content.

Free Dictionary, The

A free online dictionary.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

30 Reference books and Encyclopedias in Religion, History, Philosophy, and more.


Treasury of American genealogical sources.


Business research platform allows users to search U.S. and international company listings by industry, size, & geography to create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, and raise funds.

Hoover's Company Profiles

This database contains proprietary information about more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives. .

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LearningExpress Library

Practice tests and self-paced courses for students & adult learners.

Literature Resource Center

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

Morningstar Library Edition

Includes research and independent opinions on thousands of mutual funds, stocks, and hundreds of ETFs.

MyiLibrary eBooks

Over 200 titles in History, Literature, and more.


A large collection of databases, covering a wide range of topics, that provides a searchable collection of over 50,000 resources, including magazines, newspapers, and journals, electronic books, historical materials, maps, and much more.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries

Women's writings from the Colonial period to 1950.


Catalog of digital books, articles, audiofiles, images, and more.

One Click Digital eAudiobooks

Over 1200 downloadable eAudiobooks

OxResearch reports from Oxford Analytica

This database provides succinct analytical articles covering world and regional economic and political developments of major significance. It evaluates issues and events within a coherent political, social and economic framework. .

PBS Video Collection

Over 400 streaming videos from PBS.

Pharmaceutical News Index

This database is an insider's guide to healthcare research, development and regulatory issues.

Project Gutenberg

A large collection of free ebooks.


Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages.

ProQuest Accounting & Tax Database

This is the quintessential accountant's database. It brings together highly ranked global and scholarly journals with key resources for locating quick and precise results covering current news and topics, as well as the trends and history influencing important accounting and tax issues of the day.

ProQuest Asian Business and Reference

This database focuses on business and financial news from the eastern hemisphere. It covers Asian business and financial information from key international publications.

ProQuest Banking Information Source

This database enables you to search essential banking industry publications for information about the financial services industry, banking and industry trends.

ProQuest Biology Journals

This database provides access to a wide range of biology topics including some of the most popular information resources for users in academic, government and public research environments.

ProQuest Career & Technical Education

This database includes nearly 600 titles, with more than 500 available in full text for quick access to research on virtually any technical topic.

ProQuest Central

This online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos.

ProQuest Computing

This database is a premium resource for those who need access to comprehensive coverage of computer topics. The database includes numerous titles, most of them in full text, allowing users to search records dating back to the early 1990's.

ProQuest Education Journals

This database provides users access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education. Many titles are indexed in the ERIC database.

ProQuest Entrepreneurship

This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly - including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings - to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample business plans and tips from successful entrepreneur in a wide range of formats - from video to downloadable Word and Excel files, as well as traditional text and PDFs.

ProQuest Environmental Science Package

The collection contains environmental science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, environmental impact statements, and the entire range of bibliographic records from Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management (ESPM).

ProQuest European Business

This database contains the latest European business and financial information which includes quality resources such as The Economist, Fortune and European Business Journal.

ProQuest Family Health

This database includes journals and magazines covering an enormous range of health subjects, from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry.

ProQuest Health & Medical Complete

This database offers reliable, comprehensive journal coverage of clinical and biomedical topics, consumer health, health administration and more.

ProQuest Health Management

This database is a collection of reliable and relevant resources in the field of health administration, including journals and dissertations.

ProQuest Military

This database covers topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering and more.

ProQuest Newsstand

This database's detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need. Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the papers.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source

This database offers reliable, comprehensive coverage of the fields of nursing and allied health including journals, video, dissertations, reference books and more.

ProQuest Political Science

This database gives users access to hundreds of leading political science and international relations journals, providing full-text of many core titles indexed in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. In addition, over a thousand recent full-text doctoral dissertations on political science topics are included, together with working papers, conference proceedings, country profiles, political news and other sources.

ProQuest Psychology Journals

This database provides abstracts and indexing for more than 640 titles, with over 540 titles available in full text. Many titles are indexed in PsycINFO. Coverage ranges from behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial and social psychology, along with personality, psychobiology and psychometrics.

ProQuest Religion

This database provides a wide range of primarily full-text, international periodicals for diverse religious and spiritual studies, covering formal theological studies of major religions, as well as the most recent trends and scholarly thought. Included are titles from religious publishing bodies and nondenominational organizations. The resource reflects a wide spectrum of religious belief systems and supports the global study of religion.

ProQuest Research Library

This database provides one-stop access to more than 4,000 periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer.

ProQuest Science Journals

This database is a definitive resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences dating back to 1986.

ProQuest Social Science Journals

This database offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work and sociology.

ProQuest Sociology

his database covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction and more. ProQuest Telecommunications This database is an essential resource for anyone researching the industry or its technology.


Sanborn Maps North Carolina

Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970, provides access to large-scale maps of North Carolina towns and cities.

Science in Context

This database is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

Simply Map

Web-based mapping application that lets you create professional-quality maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data.

SIRS Knowledge Source

A general reference resource comprised of 3 databases (Researcher, Government Reporter, and Renaissance) in one.

Snapshots Series (market reports set)

This database offers top-line international market research overviews focusing on 40+ industries in more than 40 countries worldwide, including regional summaries. It provides market size, share, forecasts and segments.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

This database is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

STATRef - Dentistry Database & User Resources

STATRef - Medical Resources

Medical database with 35 well-known texts distributed by National Library Alliance.

STATRef - Nursing

Medical database with 35 well-known texts distributed by National Library Alliance.

Twentieth Century African-American Poetry

A database of modern and contemporary African American poetry, featuring almost 9,000 poems by 62 of the most important African American poets of the last century.

Twentieth Century American Poetry

This unparalleled collection includes 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets.

Twentieth-Century English Poetry

A collection of more than 600 volumes of poetry by 283 poets from 1900 to the present day.

Wall Street Journal

Full articles from the Wall Street Journal (1981-current).


A free online, user edited encyclopedia


A "world-wide library catalog" of one billion items and growing!