Research and Learning

With your library card, you have access to a wide array of online resources available through the public library. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call the library at 336-753-6030.


​Cypress Resume


Easy-to-use résumé building tool with a built-in writing process and automatic formatting.

eBook and eAudio Collection

Overdrive and Libby Logo (PNG)      Borrow and read free eBooks, eAudios, and eMagazines to your eReader, mobile device, or computer using the

eiNC consortium of NC libraries.

Download the Libby app to your phone or tablet for easy access to the same free content available on Overdrive.


Gale Testing & Education Reference Center

 A testing and education preparation resource that includes in-depth information on college, graduate, and professional programs, professional training, scholarships, and entrance tests alongside practice tests for entrance exams, certifications, and licensing exams.

NC Kids
NC Kids

  What's the buzz? Enjoy this collection of children's eBooks. Click here for NC Kids training videos!


Easily search for your favorite NC LIVE Resource!

website-logo_white_dot_org-RGB.jpgNC LIVE offers free electronic access for all ages to online library and information resources that support education, enhance statewide economic development, and increase quality of life. Resource subjects include:
              • Books & Literature
                • eBooks on EBSCOhostOver 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online.
                • Home Grown eBooks CollectionA collection of more than 1,000 eBooks from a variety of North Carolina publishers. Includes popular and scholarly nonfiction, novels by well-known NC authors, and award-winning short fiction and poetry.
                • HooplaDownloadable audio and ebooks on a variety of topics, including language learning, history, biography, classic literature, and more. Compatible with all popular e-readers that support apps. An app is available for download. Users will need to make a personal account to use this resource. When searching for libraries, please select NC LIVE to access the collection.
                • NoveList PlusA readers’ advisory resource that uses appeal factors and expert reviews to offer read-alike and listen-alike recommendations for fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks.
              • Business & Management
                • Morningstar Investment Research CenterIncludes research and independent opinions on thousands of mutual funds, stocks, and hundreds of ETFs.
                • Data-Axle Reference SolutionsReference and research tool providing instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 24 million U.S. businesses and 235 million U.S. residents. 
              • Career, Jobs, & Test Prep
                • Ferguson's Career Guidance CenterFerguson’s Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive resource that enables users to explore industries and careers, plan their education, and research best practices for résumés, cover letters, interviewing, networking, and salaries/benefits. The database includes articles, career advice blogs, and streaming video.
              • Education & Teacher Resources
                • Credo Online Reference ServiceA premier virtual reference collection including encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, images, audio files, and videos in a wide expanse of subject areas.
                • Films on Demand Video CollectionThousands of high quality videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.
                • Science in ContextReference content plus magazines, journals, news sources, experiments, and more. Covering earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics, science history, and biography.
              • Everything NC!
                • North Carolina Driver's ManualCurrent DMV driver's manual in English and Spanish.
                • Our State Magazine CollectionSearch or browse Our State magazine, North Carolina's premier travel, food, and culture publication celebrating the best of life in the state. Every issue from 1933 to 2011 is online in the North Carolina Digital Collections, and articles and advertisements are full text searchable.
              • Genealogy
              • Health & Wellness
                • HealthfinderJournals, magazines, and medical dictionaries on minority health, as well as prevention and self-care on a variety of topics such as pregnancy, HIV, diabetes, women's health, and more.
                • MedlinePlusCommon diseases and conditions, health promotion and wellness, drugs info, medical dictionaries and more.
                • NC Health InfoOnline guide to quality health and medical information and local health services throughout North Carolina.
              • History & Biography
                • ArchiveGridAccess to primary source information, including birth and death records, ship logs, and cemetery records.
                • Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper North Carolina Collection. 3.5 million pages of digitized content from over 1,000 NC county newspapers.
                • NC ECHOOnline access to the special collections of North Carolina's libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other cultural institutions.
                • NCPediaInformation about the state, its history, people, government, and educational institutions.
              • Homework Help
              • Journals & Magazine
                • Consumer ReportsPopular collection of product reviews and recommendations for cars, appliances, electronics, personal finance, and health information.
                • New York TimesFull articles from the New York Times (1980-current).
                • Wall Street JournalFull articles from the Wall Street Journal (1981-current).
              • Nursing
                • CINAHL Plus with Full TextDatabase of nursing and allied health journals with additional materials that include nursing dissertations, conference proceedings, evidence-based care sheets, audiovisuals, and continuing education modules.
                • ProQuest Health & Medical CollectionClinical research plus consumer and health administration titles.
              • Science & Technology and more!


NewsBank is a news database resource that provides archives of media publications from thousands of newspaper titles, as well as newswires, web editions, blogs, videos, broadcast transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications. 

  • America's NewsExplore 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 Winston-Salem Journal and more.  Available remotely 24/7 on any device.
  • Winston-Salem Journal Collection - Explore North Carolina history through local news, events and people with the Winston-Salem Journal Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

Universal Class

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Over 500 online non-credit Continuing Education Courses.
 Transparent Language Online  

Transparent Language Online - Language learners can build vocabulary, practice skills, and maintain what they have learned with Transparent Language Online, available anytime, anywhere in 110+ languages. logo with addition of A Service of The Princeton Review - Get free homework help from live, qualified tutors online. All you need is a library card and Internet connection. You can use from home, school, or the library.