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Comprehensive database of academic journals for scholarly research

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Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture. Read about key figures and events, examine famous speeches and other primary sources, and get context from the in-depth timelines.

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.

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

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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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Full text of more than 600 subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies and dictionaries — all from well-respected publishers

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A collection of ebooks on various subjects.

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

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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.

Spanish elementary encyclopedia for early readers of Spanish from Britannica

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

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

A collection of premier reference books that you can view and search online. You can search a single book, within a subject or across the library’s entire book collection.

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

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

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

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Salem Press has recently updated our online platform with all new features, search capabilities and a great new design. It is now easier than ever before to access all Salem Press’ award-winning content in one database.

A joint project of South Carolina Humanities, the University of South Carolina Press, the USC Libraries, the USC College of Arts & Sciences, the USC Institute for Southern Studies, the South Carolina State Library, and many other organizations, the digital South Carolina Encyclopedia is a reference source of the people, places, events, things, achievements, and ideals that have contributed to the evolution of the Palmetto State. Consisting of almost 2000 entries with more than 1200 digital assets, the digital Encyclopedia aspires to be an authoritative compilation of essays on topics ranging from politics to the arts, from Hilton Head to Caesars Head, from the Lords Proprietors to Hootie and the Blowfish. In short, we hope it will be the go-to reference for everything South Carolina.

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

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K-6 math eBook database

K-12 Student Center with Live Homework Help, Write Tutor Center, Test Prep Center, Skills Center, Resource Library

Explores the fundamentals of writing, provides guides for research and documents and writing resources covering grammar, style, and research.


Provides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings. Terms from subject areas such as associations, education, the Internet, medicine and others are included.

America’s Top Rated Cities, 23rd ed., 4v, 2016

Provides statistical information and other essential data on the top cities currently cited as the best for business and living in the United States.

Provides current, comprehensive data on U.S. cities, all top-ranked by population growth, median income, unemployment rate and crime rate.

This guide provides everything you need to know about flags, from the meaning behind the designs and symbols of the world’s 196 national flags, to information on the use of flags and banners in other fields, as well as their starring role in famous historical moments. This book is the ultimate reference, explaining the widespread use and significance of flags and how they have evolved over the course of history.

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DK’s Reference World Atlas provides a detailed reference map set of the world’s regions. This edition also features computer-generated terrain-modeled maps and landscapes, as well as recent border, place name, and flag changes.

This illustrated dictionary of Spanish terms arranged by theme is intended for tourist and business travelers. Updated to reflect recent changes in technology and clothing, it will help you learn and retain all the key phrases you need to know for ordering and buying food, talking about work, discussing health, and studying language.

Ukraine & Russia features important information on the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine throughout world history.

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