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Discus Virtual Library

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.


A comprehensive resource with scholarly research articles for college-level and adult learners.

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Learn about Black History and explore over 500 years of the African American experience, history and culture.

In-depth coverage of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Learn about animals through videos, photos and fun learning materials.

Full-text resource for coverage of the research and development spectrum of the applied sciences and computing fields of study.

Auto service and repair information on thousands of domestic and imported vehicles from 1974 to the present from every major manufacturer.

Explore a wide range of research on writers and their works throughout history and the world.

Play math games, explore biomes around the world, read and draw. (preschool–grade 2)

Includes encyclopedia articles, magazines, recommended websites, videos, biographies, news, dictionary and thesaurus entries.

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Spanish-language encyclopedia with articles, images, dictionaries, timelines and more.

Enciclopedia en español con artículos, imágenes, diccionarios, cronologías y más.

Business research articles from trade magazines and business journals, including the Harvard Business Review. Covers marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance and economics.

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Over 10,000 comprehensive MarketLine profiles on the world’s most important companies.

Access health and wellness information on both conventional and alternative treatments for aging, cancer, nutrition, fitness and more.

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To search Consumer Reports type in the search box “JN Consumer Reports and [your reviewed product].”

Explore more than 600 subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, histories and dictionaries on major subject areas.

Explore countries, states and provinces with photos, videos, biographies, recipes and other cultural staples.

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Provides critical summaries of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices and traditions as well as cultural and historical context.

Search multiple online resources from Ebsco at once, covering a wide range of topics.

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Full-text articles on a wide range of topics in the field of education, including in-depth coverage of special education.

Spanish-language encyclopedia articles, images and interactive materials for early readers of Spanish.

Artículos de enciclopedia en español, imágenes y materiales interactivos para primeros lectores de español.

Access information from magazines and books on many topics, from animals to math, designed for elementary school students.

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Access information for high school students on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books, biographies, country reports, primary sources, videos and more.

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Access information for middle school students on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books, biographies, country reports, primary sources, videos and more.

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Search interface for general-interest magazines, encyclopedias, reference books, business publications and more.

For job-seekers, learn about different careers and how to get started in a new field, learn workplace skills, find apprenticeships and internships, and perform a job search.

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Provides access to full-text journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain covering many academic disciplines.

Brinda acceso a revistas de texto completo de América Latina, Portugal y España que cubren muchas disciplinas académicas.

Biographical information on thousands of people throughout history. Includes video, audio clips and images.

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Articles, images, maps, activities, experiments and reference information on all subjects that are appropriate for elementary students.

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Explore thousands of pro and con viewpoint articles on contemporary social issues.

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Provides access to full-text reference ebooks, encyclopedias, peer-reviewed journals, primary source documents and images covering U.S. and world history.

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Multimedia resources covering many subjects. Includes high-quality full-length videos, video clips, images, audio files, interactives, maps and science experiments.

Prepare for the ACT, SAT, AP and graduate school exams. Includes GED, occupational certification exam prep, ebooks, videos and Spanish-language content for the US Citizenship test. Note: You must have an EBSCO LearningExpress Library account to log in to this app.

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Resource covering all writing genres and time periods. Includes thousands of summaries, critical essays, book reviews, journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems.

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Includes full-text magazines, journals and reference books covering a wide range of general interest topics. Primary source documents, photos, maps and flags are also included.

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

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

Book recommendations of fiction and nonfiction to guide readers of all ages in finding their next title to read.

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Provides critical overviews of novels from many cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work’s cultural and historical importance.

Contains articles, videos and activities. Animals/Animales includes range maps for amphibians, animal behavior, dinosaurs, fish, mammals and more. Science covers many topics such as weather, plants, simple machines and technology.

Features overview, discussions and analysis of poems from all time periods, nations and cultures.

This resource provides content to help students understand and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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Find more information about scientific topics such as biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

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Provides summaries of the story’s plot, characters and themes, author biographies, and criticisms as well as cultural and historical importance.

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

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Know where you live. Includes links to South Carolina related topics, multimedia, primary documents and more.

Resources about children’s and young adult books for readers and educators.

Includes ebooks, read-along chapter books, graphic novels, videos, and audiobooks for a teen audience.

Contains over 1,400 read-aloud storybooks, chapter books, graphic novels, songs and National Geographic videos. Books are available in English, Spanish and French.

Dive into a collection of animated and narrated math picture books covering addition and subtraction to fractions, finance and graphing (K–6).

Real-Time Tutoring: 24 hours a day, seven days a week for English and Spanish speakers. Connect with a tutor on a variety of subjects, test prep assistance, or parent coaching. An account is not necessary to use this service.

Includes articles on a variety of topics including personal finance and debate preparation, biographies, videos, games, science experiments, maps and flags, and homework help.

Get homework help and discover articles and videos on a variety of topics from biographies and maps to science experiments, designed for elementary grades.

Explore the basics of writing with this resource that covers grammar, style, and research.


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