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Comprehensive database of academic journals for scholarly research

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

Discus Virtual Library Health & Medicine

Billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos and more from countries all over the world. Available only in the library.

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Genealogy & Local History

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

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Search businesses, people, mailing lists, sales leads, jobs and more

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Business & Money Job Searching Online Directories

Auto Service and repair information on more than 38,000 domestic and imported vehicles from 1974 to present from every major manufacturer

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

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Biography Discus Virtual Library

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

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Explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics

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

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

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Biography Children Discus Virtual Library Research & Homework Help

Activities to explore, play, read and draw for pre-K through second grade

Children Discus Virtual Library

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

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In-depth information on U.S. businesses, industries and products

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Business & Money

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

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Business & Money Discus Virtual Library

Customized collection of more than 250 electronic books for vocational needs

Careers, Education & Test Prep Discus Virtual Library

Search for jobs internships, apprenticeships and entry-level positions. Create resumes and cover letters as well as explore careers suited to your interests and experience.

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

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Discus Virtual Library Health & Medicine

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

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Discus — South Carolina’s Virtual Library is the information place for all South Carolinians. Discus, which stands for Digital Information for South Carolina Users, provides free access to an electronic library that’s available 24/7.

Includes full-text education journals that cover the essentials of education and related fields of study, including in-depth coverage of special education

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

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Spanish elementary encyclopedia for early readers of Spanish from Britannica

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Provides access to information from magazines and books on many topics for elementary students

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Provides access to information on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books, biographies, country reports, primary sources, video and more for high school students

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Provides access to information on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books, biographies, country reports, primary sources, video and more for middle school students

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Provides access to information from many sources on most topics for teen through adult public library patrons

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Offers scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain covering agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology

Discus Virtual Library News & Magazines Research & Homework Help Spanish Resources

Official state specific forms plus federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues

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Hobbies & DIY Legal

Up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world

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Book Recommendations & Criticisms

Authoritative, up-to-date information on health and wellness topics including full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more

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Health & Medicine

American genealogical sources — rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps and more.

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Genealogy & Local History

Searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages

Genealogy & Local History History, Geography & Culture News & Magazines

Provides free online access to historic local and regional newspapers originating throughout South Carolina since the 1700s

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U.S. and world history topics from historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents

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Discus Virtual Library History, Geography & Culture

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Hobbies & DIY

How-to information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects

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Hobbies & DIY

Provides the most accurate, accessible, and authoritative content available and present arguments on both sides of every issue in a clear, balanced, and unbiased manner

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Social Issue Resources

Full-text articles from 120+ children’s magazines, reference sources and newspapers

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161,000 multimedia resources, including high-quality full-length videos, video clips, images, audio files, interactives, maps and science experiments.

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

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Information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals

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Biography Book Recommendations & Criticisms Discus Virtual Library

Collection of literary criticism on a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres

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Book Recommendations & Criticisms

Up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world

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Biography Book Recommendations & Criticisms

Choose from over 70 foreign and over 20 English language courses to get started.

Languages Spanish Resources

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

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Consumer Information Discus Virtual Library News & Magazines Research & Homework Help

Get comprehensive financial information on New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange and NASDAQ stocks. Find comprehensive financial information on thousands of mutual funds, including the Morningstar star rating. To access the database from home or work, visit Morningstar Investment Research.

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Articles from over 600 U.S. newspapers and over 20 S.C. newspapers, including The State and the Post & Courier. Requires S.C. State Library card to access.

News & Magazines

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

News & Magazines

Sign up for the Library’s NextReads interactive newsletter. Reading recommendations delivered right to your inbox. Choose from Armchair Travel, Biography and Memoir, Christian Fiction, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Fiction A to Z, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Picture Books, Romance, Teen Scene as well as the New York Times Bestseller Fiction and Nonfiction lists.

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NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

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Created especially for people who love books, NoveList Plus is the premier online database for reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. Helping readers of all ages find just the right book to read, this comprehensive source of popular and professional book information includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

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From immigration to stem cells to texting while driving, Opposing Viewpoints in Context delivers more than 13,000 pro/con views, over 1,000 court case overviews and thousands more topic overviews, biographies and profiles.

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Discus Virtual Library Social Issue Resources

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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Discus Virtual Library Social Issue Resources

Science In Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics, and science history and biography.

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Biography Science & Technology

Comprehensive full-text database covering the major scientific fields of study: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife

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Biography Discus Virtual Library Science & Technology

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

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Business & Money Discus Virtual Library

Perfect for public and academic libraries, chambers of commerce and small business development centers. Covers all major areas of starting and operating a business including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting and taxes.

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Business & Money

This database offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) and allows users to search by product type, brand, model, engine type, specific area of model or engine type, and model numbers. PDF full text is available for all documents. Contact the library for username and password.

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Hobbies & DIY

Links to quality online content for South Carolina-related topics, including subjects in the South Carolina curriculum standards

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Read The State newspaper online. Please note this resource has a 90 day embargo.

News & Magazines

Bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today. Contact the library for username and password.

Science & Technology

An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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Biography History, Geography & Culture News & Magazines

Whether you’re a beginning investor or a veteran looking for high-impact ideas, Value Line can position you for financial success quickly and easily. The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information, Value Line puts you in the driver’s seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence.

Business & Money

This website gives you powerful new tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth and learn more about your finances. Ratings information for banks, credit unions and insurance companies. A Medigap insurance tool is also included.

Business & Money Consumer Information

An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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Biography History, Geography & Culture News & Magazines

This archival record of domestic and international news is updated weekly and contains more than 1 million internal hyperlinks and convenient new features such as tabbed search results. It covers all major political, social and economic events since November 1940. Contact the library for username and password.

History, Geography & Culture