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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

This collection includes Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Literature, Daily Life through History, Historic Events of the 20th Century, as well as 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.


With ACCESSNC, you can find properties statewide that meet your business needs. Our system allows you to map these properties and create custom demographic reports for the site-specific locations you select. From community demographic reports to labor market and education data, ACCESSNC lets you access the data you need to make important business decisions.


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 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.


An educational resource from the North Carolina Museum of Art! This site is designed for educators, students, and anyone interested in looking at and learning from works of art.

Bills from the NC General Assembly

Welcome to the official web site of the North Carolina General Assembly. Use this web site as a tool to track bills, find and communicate with your State House and Senate members, and to follow chamber activity, meetings and issues before the General Assembly.

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.

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.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades

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.

Crime in North Carolina (Uniform Crime Report)

The North Carolina Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is part of a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. While the program’s primary objective is to generate a reliable set of criminal statistics for use in law enforcement administration, operation, and management, its data have over the years become one the country’s leading social indicators.

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.


A statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Digital Heritage Center works with cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina to digitize and publish historic materials online..

eBooks on EBSCOhost

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

eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost)

This growing subscription package contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter, and is a strong complement for any academic collection. The breadth of information available through this package ensures that users will have access to information relevant to their research needs.

eBook Clinical Collection (EBSCOhost)

The eBook Clinical Collection subscription was built specifically to support clinical professionals, researchers and students of medical disciplines. Featured in the collection are over 2,000 recent titles covering general practice, various specialties, topics in nursing and allied health, and supporting sciences. Content is updated quarterly, and all titles are available with unlimited user access--particularly helpful in healthcare settings for users with time-sensitive research needs.

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.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

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

Government Employee Telephone Directory

Locate contact information for state agencies, employees, hotlines, local offices, and more.


Welcome to, a government website where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.

HealthFinder en español


Treasury of American genealogical sources.

HIV InSite

Comprehensive, up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy from the University of California San Francisco.


Here you will find digital collections of books, images, articles, audio and video from leading publishers and archives around the world. These materials are curated by subject and accessible from anywhere. We have built a library patron user experience that works elegantly across all web and mobile platforms and eliminates the complexity and cumbersome nature of current library interfaces.

Hoover's Company Profiles

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

Infotrac Newsstand via Gale

InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields. The database offers a one-stop source for current news and searchable archives. .

Job Openings via Gale

NCWorks is a one-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search labor market information. .


KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. .

Lab Tests Online

Lab Tests Online is an award-winning health information web resource designed to help patients and caregivers understand the many lab tests that are vital part of medical care.

LawHelpNC is a joint project of Legal Aid of North Carolina, the North Carolina Equal Justice Alliance, the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation and Our goal is to provide our users with helpful, easy-to-understand legal resources and information in North Carolina.

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.


MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

MedlinePlus Drugs & Supplements

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Merck Manual Home Edition

Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language.


Mometrix is a leading provider of academic test and career preparation resources.
No user name or password needed for Remote access

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.

National Cancer Institute

Is designed to more effectively deliver information about cancer, cancer research, and training whenever and wherever you want it – on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. View the video for a quick peek at what you can expect from the new

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and integrative health approaches. We are 1 of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Institute of Mental Health

Natural Medicines via Therapeutic Research Center

The most authoritative resource available on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies.


NC ECHO searches across digital collections at a variety of cultural heritage institutions around North Carolina. NC ECHO is a first step for users interested in exploring North Carolina's diverse collections of historic photos, documents, books, family histories, maps, and much more.

NC Health Info

NC Health Info is a service of Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is maintained by volunteer librarians statewide.

NC Live

NC LIVE Video Collection via NC LIVE Collections

NC Public Schools Statistical Profile

A collection of statistical information about North Carolina's elementary and secondary schools. The profile provides data on public school pupils, personnel, and finances.


NCpedia is an online encyclopedia about North Carolina, U.S.A. As of August 1, 2015, NCpedia included 6,873 entries and 7,179 images

New York Times via ProQuest Company

Jun 1, 1980 – present

NIH Senior Health

Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries

Women's writings from the Colonial period to 1950.

North Carolina Agricultural Statistics Service

brings together current and historic data relating to North Carolina agriculture. This service has been provided by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA & CS) since 1919.

North Carolina Curriculum

North Carolina's Standard Course of Study defines the appropriate content standards for each grade level and each high school course to provide a uniform set of learning standards for every public school in North Carolina.

North Carolina Curriculum

Official North Carolina DMV Website

North Carolina Curriculum

The directory provides information on the State Board of Education, the Department of Public Instruction, educational associations and commissions, and individual school systems and charter schools.

North Carolina General Assembly

Welcome to the official web site of the North Carolina General Assembly. Use this web site as a tool to track bills, find and communicate with your State House and Senate members, and to follow chamber activity, meetings and issues before the General Assembly.

North Carolina Homepage

Scenic beauty, a moderate climate, a culture rich in history and the arts, and world-class sports and recreational opportunities make North Carolina an exceptional place to live and do business. Combine that with quality health care, top universities, a low cost of living and it’s easy to see why most people who live here never want to leave.

North Carolina Periodicals Index

Coverage includes 68 current and historic publications, most of which are not indexed in standard reference tools. Content coverage is selective as articles must be at least a page in length to be included. Initial coverage began in January, 1992, but retrospective coverage of historically important titles extends to the 1930s.

North Carolina Public Health

NC Division of Public Health.

North Carolina State Government Publications Collection

Find full text current and historic publications produced by North Carolina state government..

Occupational Outlook Handbook

One Click Audio via Recorded Books

One Click Ebooks via Recorded Books

OneSource via infoUSA

Open Library

Open Library account holders can borrow an eBook from the growing collection of mainly 20th Century titles available now. Each title can be borrowed by one patron at once, and you can read it in a web browser or in Adobe Digital Editions as a PDF or ePub.

Our State Magazine Collection

Explore past issues of Our State, one of North Carolina's longest running and most popular magazines. First published in 1933, The State (as it was known until 1996) features stories about North Carolina's people, places, and history.

Oxford Reference Online Premium via Oxford University Press

Discover the breadth of Oxford Reference’s publishing by learning more about the titles and experts behind each distinct discipline. Select a panel to begin your research journey.

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. .

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 via ProQuest Company

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 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.

ProQuest Telecommunications via ProQuest Company

The database includes over 140 titles, with more than 115 available in full text. Search more than 600,000 records, dating back to the early 1990's.


PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites..

ReferenceUSA via infoUSA

Regional Accounts Data - Local Area Personal Income

Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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 Government Reporter via ProQuest Company

A general reference resource

SIRS Issues Researcher via ProQuest Company

A general reference resource

SIRS Knowledge Source Package via ProQuest Company

A general reference resource

SIRS Renaissance via ProQuest Company

A general reference resource

SIRS WebSelect via ProQuest Company

A general reference resource

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.

State Center for Health Statistics

The North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics is responsible for data collection, health-related research, production of reports and maintenance of a comprehensive collection of health statistics. We provide high quality health information for better informed decisions and effective health policies. Our goal is to improve the health of all North Carolinians and their communities.

State Data Center

Provide efficient access to US Census data and products, provide training and technical assistance to data users, and provide feedback to the Census Bureau on data usability, state and local government data needs, and operational issues.

State Demographics

To enhance the set of analytical tools available to government and citizens for budgeting, planning, research, and other needs, OSBM creates and collects many different types of socioeconomic data. The rich content of these data serve as a vital tool in the budget process. The data are also important to businesses, local governments, academic communities, grant organizations, the media, and the public, especially at the sub-state level.

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.


Considered the most comprehensive online anatomy resource. Patrons will find dental, medical and nursing resources.

Tax Forms via NC Department of Revenue

Teaching Positions in North Carolina

TumbleBooks Library

TumbleBooks are animated, talking, picture books which teach kids the joy of reading. The TumbleBooks Premium collection is rich with educational resources such as lesson plans, quizzes, educational games and puzzles related to language and math. It contains books in languages other than English as well as common portals. It is most appropriate for those in K-6.
No user name or password needed for remote access

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.

Women's Health

A federal government website managed by the Office on Women's Health in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service.

Wall Street Journal

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


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