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Find information on topics related to business, criminal justice, the environment, education, general interests, international studies, political science, public health, social work and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, newswires, videos and web-only content including the Charlotte Observer, Daily Advance, News & Observer, USA Today and more

Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost)
This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

African American Experience
The African American Experience is the definitive electronic research tool for African American history and culture from one of the most respected publishers in the field. The two primary goals: to provide rock-solid information from authorities in the field, and to allow African Americans to speak for themselves through a wealth of primary sources. Drawing on over 400 volumes, and designed under the guidance of leading librarians, this database gives voice to the black experience from its African origins to the present day.

America's Newspapers: North Carolina
An assortment of North Carolina newspapers with unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community. Paid ads are excluded.

CQ Weekly
Complete source for expert coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, and back room maneuvering. Produced by the largest news team on Capitol Hill.

Economic Development Information System
Includes profiles of counties and industries in North Carolina. Provides a searchable database of available industrial properties, and comparisons between states for multiple indicators such as population, taxes, infrastructure, and labor force.

Films on Demand
Films on Demand is a web-based video delivery service that allows users the ability to view thousands of streaming educational videos and Film Clips. Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark clips, create and share playlists, and create personalize folders.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference books on the subjects of arts, biography, education, environment, history, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and world, religion, science, and social science.

Google Scholar
Provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.

HIV InSite
A project of the University of California, San Francisco AIDS Research Institute. Designed as a gateway to in-depth information about particular aspects of HIV/AIDS, it provides numerous links to many authoritative sites.

LexisNexis Academic
Provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications. Access over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources. The news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. The Company Dossier module retrieves detailed company information and financial performance measures and can identify and compare companies matching specific criteria. This product also provides access to the renowned Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789.

NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference Service)

Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.

NCJRS services and resources are available to anyone interested in crime, victim assistance, and public safety including policymakers, practitioners, researchers, educators, community leaders, and the general public.

North Carolina Newspapers
A gateway to over 100 North Carolina community newspapers containing current or latest issue coverage, sometimes limited to stories of local interest. Archival access varies greatly and coverage may change without notice.

North Carolina Encyclopedia
Includes links to information that students of all ages request about the state, its history, people, government, and educational institutions.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
A one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. Drawing on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Thomson Gale imprints, OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.

Pronunciator
Pronunciator provides interactive, self-paced language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages. This resource includes audio lessons, interactive textbooks, quizzes, intelligent flashcards, phrasebooks and pronunciation analysis. Users create their own login to access the resource and track their progress.

ProQuest Central
This database serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subject areas, ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated database of periodical content. This award-winning online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos.

ProQuest Central via ProQuest Company
This database serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subjects areas, ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated database of periodical content. This award-winning online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos.

ProQuest Newspapers
ProQuest Company Many full text articles from Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

PsycINFO
From the American Psychological Association (APA), contains more than 2 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. The database also includes information about the psychological aspects of related fields such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, law and others.

Regional Accounts Data - Local Area Personal Income
Provided by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Dept. of Commerce. Personal income and population summary estimates; detailed county annual tables of income and employment; and wage and salary summary estimates. For North Carolina-specific information, select "North Carolina" from the list of states. County-level information will be displayed once you select the state.

Science Direct
Science Direct provides over 1,000 journals covering all areas of science, medicine, and the social sciences.

SimplyMap via Geographic Research
SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application that lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data. Available via NCLive.

State Center for Health Statistics

SCHS is responsible for data collection and research, production of reports, and maintenance of a comprehensive collection of health statistics. They have published a wide variety of reports in the past and are in the process of adding them to their Web site. Currently included are several compilations of mortality statistics (including one devoted to cancer), the "North Carolina Pocket Guide" of health statistics, "Vital Facts about Life in North Carolina", and a start toward providing pregnancy and birth statistics.

State Data Center
The North Carolina State Data Center (SDC) is a consortium of state and local agencies that provides information and data about the State and its component geographic areas. The site includes population, economic, and income data as well as county profiles and rankings. Recently a public health section was added which includes a link to the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics. There is also a link to the North Carolina Statistical Register.

Statistical Abstract via ProQuest Company
An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

Social Sciences Full Text
Covers the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences. Full text articles as far back as 1995.

SpringerLink
A searchable database of peer reviewed journals in the disciplines of behavioral science, biomedical and life sciences, business and economics, chemistry and materials science, computer science, earth and environmental science, engineering, humanities, social sciences, law, mathematics, medicine, and physics and astronomy.

Wiley Online Library
A searchable database of peer reviewed journals in the fields of business, chemistry, computer science, earth and environmental science, education, engineering, law, life sciences, mathematics and statistics, medicine and healthcare, physics and astronomy, polymers and material science, psychology, and other social sciences.

Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition
Dramatically expands your periodical resources with electronic access to full text articles, page images, article abstracts, and citations from over 4,000 journals. Coverage back as early as 1982 ensures that every search is as deep as it is broad. Users have access to information on virtually any subject.