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Arts, Language & Literature


Library Resources

ABC-CLIO E-book Collection
E-reference books on history, literature, pop culture and more.

eBook and eAudioBook Help

Writer’s Lounge

Art & Architecture Complete
Magazines, journals, trade publications and books on art and architecture subjects
including antiques, art history, interior and landscape design, and more. Collection
of over 63,000 images.

A searchable collection of art images.

Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections
A digital index of full-text poetry and drama in the following categories: Pre-1900s
African American Poetry, American Poetry, and English Poetry; The Faber Poetry
Library (20th century poets); 20th century African American Poetry, American Poetry,
English Poetry.

Infotrac Newsstand
Full text access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well
as thousands of images and radio and TV transcripts. Includes full text of The New York Times

Literature Resource Center
Biographical and critical content on literary figures from all time periods.

Literary Reference Center Plus
Articles and criticisms, including peer-reviewed, bios and interviews, novels, short stories,
poems, and literary magazines.

Mango Languages
Interactive, free language instruction for ESL and foreign languages. Includes Spanish,
French, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and more.

NC LIVE: Literature & Criticism
More topical resources from NC LIVE.

NoveList Plus
Find new books based on books you've read or topics in which you are interested.
Includes book reviews.

Automotive & Engine Repair

Auto Repair Reference Center
Repair information for most major manufacturers and makes starting back to 1945.

Chilton Library
Step-by-step instructions for car or truck repair and maintenance.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Detailed, user-friendly, repair guides for all manner of small engines.

Employment, Business/Investing & Grants


Library Resources

Business Source Complete
Journals, peer-reviewed publications, and magazines on topics including marketing,
management, accounting, finance and economics.

Careers in Healthcare (Salem Health)
Current information on careers in healthcare.

Search U.S. and international company listings by industry, size, location, and other
criteria to create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, and raise funds.

Exploring Careers for Youth

Guide to Grants

Improve Your Computer Skills

Job & Career Center

Start a Business

Infotrac Newsstand
Full text access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers,
as well as thousands of images and radio and TV transcripts. Includes full text of
The New York Times (1985-present).

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Fund and stock information for in-depth research.

NC LIVE: Business Management
More business resources from NC LIVE.

Simply Map
Mapping application for non-technical users, yet powerful enough to answer complex research
questions. Includes thousands of demographic, business, and marketing data variables.

Wall Street Journal
Full text articles dating back to 1984.


Ancestry Library Edition
Unparalleled collection of resources for genealogical and historical research. Includes more than 4000 databases.

Heritage Quest
Research materials for tracing family history and American culture. For beginning or professional genealogists.

Local & State History Room

NC LIVE: Genealogy and Historical Maps
More historic resources from NC LIVE.


African American Studies Center
The most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.

American Slavery
A collection of the life histories of former slaves in the United States compiled through nearly 4,000 interviews.

Historical New York Times
The New York Times archives from 1851 to 2000.

Infotrac Newsstand
Full text access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as thousands of images and radio and TV transcripts. Includes full text of The New York Times (1985-present).

NC LIVE: History & Biography

NC LIVE: Genealogy & Historical Maps

North American Women's Letters and Diaries
Thousands of letters, diaries and materials depicting the experiences of women from Colonial times to 1950.

Homework Help, Test Prep & College


Library Resources

Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia
Updated annually, includes over 25,000 full text records, covering an array of subject areas.

Learning Express Library
A leading source of test preparation materials. Practice for academic, civil service, military,
certification exams and more. Provides immediate scoring and analysis.

Homeschooling Resources

Improve Your Computer Skills

Improve Your Math Skills

Planning for College

NC LIVE: Homework Help
More homework help resources from NC LIVE.

NC LIVE: Everything NC!
Additional North Carolina resources from NC Live.

Student Research Center
Magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, images, and encyclopedias on health,
science, literature, current events, history, and more.
For students in grades K-12, professional tutors are online from 2 p.m. to midnight every day
through any internet-enabled computer or mobile device. Individual tutors provide personal
help in math, science, English, social studies and writing. Spanish speaking tutors available.

Law & Government

CQ Researcher
An account of today's issues with an overview of the subject, background, controversies and initiatives.

CQ Weekly
Complete coverage of the U.S. Congress, including status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, and back room maneuvering.

Legal Information Reference Center
Hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. Includes state-specific resources.

NC LIVE: Government and Law
More legal resources from NC LIVE.

Medical & Health


Library Resources

Cancer (Salem Health)
Up-to-date, easy-to-use medical information related to cancer. Select database
from drop-down menu.

Careers in Healthcare (Salem Health)
Current information on careers in healthcare.

Complementary & Alternative Medicine (Salem Health)
Current medical information on complementary and alternative medicine.

Consumer Health Complete
Information on aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs, alcohol, fitness, nutrition, dietetics,
children's health, men and women's health and more.

Infectious Diseases (Salem Health)
Current medical information on infectious diseases.

Accessibility @ Your Library

Community Resources

Healthcare Resources

Help to Quit Smoking

Parenting Guide

Resources for Older Adults

Resources for Soldiers and Their Families

Genetics & Inherited Conditions (Salem Health)
Full-text on over 450 topics in genetics and inherited diseases and conditions.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Consumer oriented health information on topics such as medical sciences, nutrition,
childcare, sports medicine, and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition Magill Medical Guide
Full-text to more than 400 medical journals, includes access to Stedman's Medical Dictionary.

NC LIVE: Health & Wellness
More health resources from NC LIVE.

Psychology & Mental Health (Salem Health)
Up-to-date and easy-to-use psychology and mental health medical information related.
Select database from drop-down menu.

Salem Health
Searches several medical encyclopedias published by Salem Press. Topics covered include cancer, alternative medicine, genetics, psychology, and addiction.


Chemical Elements
Information on the Periodic Table of Elements.

Environment Complete
Journals on agriculture, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine and freshwater science, geography, pollution, waste management, environmental technology, urban planning, and more.

Forensic Science (Salem Science)
Articles on all aspects of forensic science.

Scholarly and general interest titles on environment and ecology.

Salem Science: The Solar System
Up-to-date and easy-to-use information on our solar system, full-text reference material on astronomy, including planets, stars, sun and moon; meteorology, atmospheric sciences, climatology; and physics.

Science Online
All things science, including biographies of scientists, experiments, essays and diagrams on nearly any science topic imaginable.