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Academic Search Complete
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. Academic Search Premier offers peer-reviewed full text journals and critical information from many sources unique to this database. It is a multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.

Access World News/Newsbank
Find current and archived state, national and international articles on issues, events, people, government and more with the world's largest collection of full-text newspapers and other sources including the Charlotte Observer (1985-Current), Daily Advance (4/27/02-Current), New York Times (2000-Current), Washington Post (1977-Current), Access Business News, Access International News, Access Military, Government, and Defense, Access Newswires & Transcripts, and Acceda Noticias.

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.

Bills from the NC General Assembly
Links for Bill Look-Up and Full Text Search of bills from 1997 to present; Session Law/Chaptered Bill Search; Tips for Finding Bills; Simple Bill Inquiry; and much more legislation information.

Biography in Context
Gale Biography in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

Britannica Online Academic Edition
Britannica Over 120,000 articles, an updated world atlas, thousands of images and videos, an online dictionary and thesaurus, over 300,000 articles from respected magazines and journals, news headlines, a guide to the Web's best sites, and much more. http://search.eb.com/

CIA World Factbook
An annual publication of the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States with almanac-style information about the countries of the world. The Factbook provides a two- to three-page summary of the demographics, geography, communications, government, economy, and military of 266[3] U.S.-recognized countries, dependencies, and other areas in the world.

CQ Researcher Online
The CQ Researcher provides original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues shaping our world. Each 12,000-word report is a unique work, investigated and written by a seasoned journalist. Published 44 times a year, CQ Researcher reports offer in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy.

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.

Crime in North Carolina (Uniform Crime Report)
Law enforcement agencies report the number of offenses and associated crime data for many Part 1 crimes and offences, calculate the Crime Index and Crime Rate. Arrest data are reported for Part 2 offenses. The UCR Program collects data on the age, race and sex of persons arrested for all crimes except traffic violations. Statistics are broken down by county and the report is accessible in several sections using Adobe Acrobat.

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 steaming  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.

Newspaper Source
Provides cover-to-cover full text for 25 national (U.S.) & international newspapers, including The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, and others. Also contains selected full text for more than 260 regional (U.S.) newspapers, including The News & Observer, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, The Miami Herald, Daily News (New York), San Jose Mercury News, and others. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, and more.

New York Times
Provides full text access to New York Times (1980-current), New York Times Magazine (1997-current), and New York Times Book Review (1997-current).

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.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.

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

Master File Complete
MasterFILE Complete provides full text for periodicals covering an extensive range of subject areas including business, health, education, fitness, sports & leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY, fashion and much more

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.

The SAGE Full-Text Collectionsare award-winning, discipline-specific research databases of the most popular peer-reviewed journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science,Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies & Planning published by Publications and participating societies. These comprehensive databases include more than 256 journals, 360,000 articles, book reviews, and editorials, with all the original graphics, tables, and page numbers. The Collections provide researchers and students with a research environment that is easy to use and complete with the most up-to-date content and backfiles back to volume 1, issue 1.

2008 Statistical Abstract-US Census Bureau.
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the WebSources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.

Simplymap
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 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.

State Demographics
The State Demographics unit provides state, county, and municipal population estimates and projections by year, age, race, and sex. The annual estimates of the population of North Carolina counties and municipalities are used in the distribution of state shared revenues to local governments. County and state population projections, available by age, race (white/other) and sex, are used for long range planning.

Statistical Warehouse
Offers statistical data stored in a relational database. Allows for reports that contain many data elements, in several subject categories, for many years, in many locations. The query tool allows users to formulate specific questions, and to retrieve specific answers.

Statistical Abstract - U.S. Census Bureau
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the WebSources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations

United Nations Common Database (UNCDB)
Provides selected series from numerous specialized international data services for all available countries and areas.

World Data Analyst
A collection of current and past statistics on the countries of the world that makes historical and cross-national comparisons easy