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Comprehensive database of academic journals for scholarly research

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Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.  Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including The State and more.

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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This primary source collection offers an expansive window into centuries of African American history and illustrates the significant impacts African Americans have had on culture, the arts, science, politics, religion, and more.

A platform that allows the user to search multiple EBSCO databases at once and retrieve a single set of results.


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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 from many sources on most topics for teen through adult public library patrons

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

Provides primary sources, biographies and reference overviews, videos, articles from premium publications, and more on the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. History

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Provides primary sources, biographies and reference overviews, videos, articles from premium publications, and more tracing global history from ancient societies to modern conflicts

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This collection provides access to hundreds of years of obituaries and death notices from thousands of newspapers across the United States.

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

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

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

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

Read The State newspaper 2018 through the current date online.


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Associated Press’ website, an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting.

Many of us strive to stay well-informed of local and international events, but sometimes the news can be stressful or discouraging. To help counterbalance this, the data visualization website Information is Beautiful recently embarked on a new project, Beautiful News Daily. As its name implies, this project offers its visitors “a collection of good news, positive trends, uplifting statistics and facts, all beautifully visualized.”

Fact Check A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center
Politifact A project of the Tampa Bay Times and winner of the Pulitzer Prize’s SciCheck feature focuses exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims that are made by partisans to influence public policy.

Snopes Winner of two Webby Awards presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences

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