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    Books and Literature
    Our resources related to books and literature.

    eBooks on EBSCOhost
    Over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online.

    Home Grown eBooks Collection
    A 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.

    Downloadable 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 Plus
    A readers’ advisory resource that uses appeal factors and expert reviews to offer read-alike and listen-alike recommendations for fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks.

    Open Library
    A downloadable eBook collection with books contributed from libraries across the country. Create a username and password to borrow up to five books at a time.

    Education and Teacher Resources
    Our resources related to teacher and other educational needs.

    Credo Online Reference Service
    A premier virtual reference collection including encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, images, audio files, and videos in a wide expanse of subject areas.

    Films on Demand Video Collection
    Thousands 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 Context
    Reference content plus magazines, journals, news sources, experiments, and more. Covering earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics, science history, and biography.

    This easy-to-use curriculum and reference resource delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for schools and libraries of all kinds, as well as additional subject-based material.

    Open Education North Carolina Collection
    Open Education North Carolina Collection contains free, open textbooks that have been curated for the most frequently taught courses across North Carolina's 2 and 4-year colleges and universities. Faculty can adopt these open educational resources (OER) to save their students money and lower the overall cost of higher education.

    Health and Wellness
    Our resources related to business and management.

    Common diseases and conditions, health promotion and wellness, drugs info, medical dictionaries and more.

    NC Health Info
    Online guide to quality health and medical information and local health services throughout North Carolina.
    Business and Management
    Our resources related to business and management.

    Morningstar Investment Research Center
    Includes research and independent opinions on thousands of mutual funds, stocks, and hundreds of ETFs.

    Data-Axle Reference Solutions
    Reference 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.

    Everything NC!
    Our resources related to North Carolina.

    North Carolina Driver's Manual
    Current DMV driver's manual in English and Spanish.

    Our State Magazine Collection
    Search 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.

    Explore the history and culture of North Carolina through original materials from cultural heritage repositories across the state.

    Information about the state, its history, people, government, and educational institutions.

    History and Biography
    Our resources related to history and biographies.

    Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collection North Carolina Collection. 3.5 million pages of digitized content from over 1,000 NC county newspapers.

    Online access to the special collections of North Carolina's libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other cultural institutions.

    Our resources related to nursing.

    CINAHL Plus with Full Text
    Database 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 Collection
    Clinical research plus consumer and health administration titles.

    Merck Manual Professional Version
    Explains disorders, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, and how they can be prevented or treated. For doctors and medical students.
    Career, Jobs, and Test Prep
    Our resources related to careers and education.

    Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
    Ferguson’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.

    Cypress Resume
    Cypress Resume is the simplest, most effective tool for resume creation on the market today. Specifically designed for job seekers skittish about writing, Cypress Resume allows anyone to create a professional resume in a matter of minutes.

    LearningExpress Library Complete and Prepstep Academic
    Practice tests, interactive tutorials, and ebooks for students adult learners. Includes practices tests such as GED, GRE, SAT, TEAS, and supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass a high school equivalency test, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more.

    Please visit our Genealogy and Local History page.

    Access to primary source information, including birth and death records, ship logs, and cemetery records.

    Treasury of American genealogical sources: unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. Includes historical census, PERSI, Revolutionary War records, and more.

    Homework and Research
    Please visit NC LIVE or browse across material formats and subjects.

    Journals and Magazines
    Browse our online journal and magazine collection.

    Consumer Reports
    Popular collection of product reviews and recommendations for cars, appliances, electronics, personal finance, and health information.

    New York Times
    Full articles from the New York Times (1980-current).

    Wall Street Journal
    Full articles from the Wall Street Journal (1981-current).

    Washington Post
    Full articles from The Washington Post (1996-current).

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