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Academic Search Premier - Comprehensive database of academic journals for scholarly research. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Agricola - Contains information on all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Alt HealthWatch - Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Full-text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed, journals and reports. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Ancestry Library Edition - Use to conduct genealogical research. Available only through library computers.


AP NewsMonitor Collection - Provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press on a continuous basis. This content is monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches. This collection includes AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 State Reports. The index to the full text content in AP News is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO, so users can enjoy the previous 30 days of news relating to their search interests. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Applied Science & Technology Full Text - Covers a wide variety of applied science specialties — from acoustics and aeronautics, to neural networks and nuclear and civil engineering. This database provides full-text content and in-depth indexing and abstracts from leading trade and industrial journals, professional and technical society journals, specialized subject periodicals, buyers’ guides, directories and conference proceedings. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) - Contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles (more than 35,000 vehicles). This includes over 158,600 wiring diagrams, a labor time estimator, 99,000 technical bulletins and recalls, and repair information starting as far back as 1945 for certain makes. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Biography In Context - Features biographies on more than 220,000 people and full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals and major reference books. Search for people based on one or more personal facts, such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation, or gender. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Bloom’s Literature - An extensive database of literary criticism, analysis and media. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


BrainPOP Jr. - Offers animated, curricular movies, interactive quizzes, games, and activities for students in grades K-3. It encourages young learners to ask questions and form their own ideas. Interactive features extend key concepts, and all text is read-aloud to facilitate comprehension. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Business Source Premier - Provides comprehensive coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, banking, finance, etc. Additional full-text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses, with indexing, abstracts and full text back to 1965. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Charlotte Observer - Full-text articles from The Charlotte Observer, dated January 1, 1985 through the present.


Computer Source - Provides a balance of full-text technical journals and full-text consumer computer titles covering topics such as computers, telecommunications, electronics and the Internet. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Consumer Health Complete - Simple interface designed for the everyday health care consumer and contains easily understandable health and medical information. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Credo Reference - An easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. A giant online collection that searches hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files and nearly 100 videos. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


CultureGrams - Reports on over 200 United Nations-member countries, as well as all 50 states. Contains information on history, customs, family, lifestyle, recipes, economy and more. Includes a special kids' edition aimed at upper-elementary students. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Education Full Text - Provides full-text and indexing coverage for a wide range of topics in education, including adult education, continuing education, literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, secondary education, teaching methods and much more. Also provides in-depth coverage of special education, with over 50 journals dedicated to this important topic. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Encyclopaedia Britannica Public Library Edition - An online version of the respected encyclopedia for users of all ages. Timelines, videos, and a dictionary are available. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Encyclopaedia Britannica School Edition - Access to encyclopedia and related content on three levels: elementary, middle and high school, as well as teacher resources. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Encyclopaedia Britannica World Data Analyst - Resource for retrieving, comparing, and customizing data on the world's nations. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 - Based on the European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750, the database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered, from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Ferguson's Career Guidance Center - Contains information on more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, sample resumes and cover letters, as well as information about various scholarships and internships. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Fuente Academica - Collection of over 500 scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. Covering a variety of academic disciplines, such as law, business, history, and theology, the majority of the articles are in Spanish, with some English language abstracts. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia - Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries. Searchable by subject or keywords within the entry. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


GreenFILE - Focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Comprised of more than 600 scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Health Source: Consumer Edition - This full-text database covers topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition and dietetics, children's health, women's health, etc. In addition to offering full text of more than 80 consumer health magazines, it also offers full-text access to many current health-related pamphlets and reference books. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition - Provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


The Herald Newspaper - Access to full-text articles of the Rock Hill, S.C. daily newspaper The Herald (May 1, 2004 - today). The Main Library in Rock Hill has The Herald on microfilm as far back as 1880, available for viewing and copying. Call the Reference Desk at 803-981-5825 for more information.


HeritageQuest Online - Contains census and vital records to aid in genealogical research.


History Reference Center - A comprehensive, full-text history-reference database containing full text from major reference books, non-fiction works, and periodicals, as well as videos, maps, and primary source documents. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Kids Infobits - General-interest database for children, containing magazine and newspaper articles and reference books. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Lake Wylie Pilot - Full-text articles from The Lake Wylie Pilot dated January 2010 through the present.


Library Literature & Information Science Index - Provides comprehensive indexing of articles from key library and information science periodicals. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts - Indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Literary Reference Center - A full-text resource that combines information from major respected reference works, books and literary journals, as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


MAS Ultra: School Edition - A comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school students, contains full text for nearly 500 popular magazines. Full text is also available for biographies and primary source documents, as well as pamphlets, reference books, an image collection of photos, maps and flags, and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


MasterFILE Premier - Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full-text for general reference publications, with some full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, it also includes full text reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Medline - Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Mergent Intellect - A collection of databases powered by Hoover. It includes: profiles of over 90 million US and global private companies including subsidiaries and holdings, over 900 industry segments via First Research, job search solutions with over 20 million US employers and a veteran's job search database, residential and local business database with over 30 million businesses and 200 million residents, and profiles of over 90 million executives with industry sectors, corporate affiliations, contact information and biographies. (Note: If you are prompted for a username and password, click refresh to reload the page.) If you would like to learn more about using this service, check out their calendar.


Mergent InvestorEdge - This comprehensive investment research tool includes over 4,000 equity research reports with buy, hold and sell recommendations, updated weekly, providing expert analysis from Ford Equity Research - ranked #1 by Kiplinger's Personal Finance in a 2006 study of independent equity research providers Access to reports on both the individual company and industry levels. (Note: If you are prompted for a username and password, click refresh to reload the page.) If you would like to learn more about using this service, check out their calendar of upcoming webinars as well as their quick tips sheets.


Mergent Online - Coverage of 15,000+ U.S. public companies and 20,000+ international companies, including many that have merged or gone out of business since 1995. Contains EDGAR filings and other valuable information. (Note: If you are prompted for a username and password, click refresh to reload the page.) If you would like to learn more about using this service, check out their calendar of upcoming webinars as well as their quick tips sheets.


Middle Search Plus - Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Military and Government Collection - Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. Provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Newspaper Source Plus - Includes more than 1,000 full-text newspapers, providing more than 38 million full-text articles. Comprehensive full text for major newspapers such as the Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The Times (UK), Toronto Star, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times (DC) and others. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Novelist Plus - Guide to fiction and non-fiction by age level, book discussion aids, and thematic book lists. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Novelist K–8 Plus - A subset of Novelist Plus, this product helps parents, teachers, and librarians engage young readers. The search pages and title results are aimed at young readers in kindergarten through eighth grades. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Nursing Resource Center - A collection of core content from recognized reference, textbook and journal publications in the nursing field for nursing students. It includes more than 20 full-text reference books, more than 200 animations, and disease and drug overviews. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Opposing Viewpoints In Context - A database of contemporary social issues with content structured to promote critical-thinking skills and information literacy, with more than 8,700 pro-and-con viewpoint articles. For middle school students through adults. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Points of View Reference Center - A database of controversial topics that present multiple sides of a current issue. Articles provide questions and materials for further thought and study and are accompanied by supporting references from political and societal publications. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Primary Search - Contains full text for more than 50 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for over 100 student pamphlets. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Professional Development Collection - Designed for professional educators, it provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 700 journals. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection - A comprehensive database covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Nearly every full-text title included in this database is indexed in PsycINFO. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Regional Business News - Provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications). Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Religion and Philosophy Collection - Provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Science Reference Center - A comprehensive research database that provides full-text access to science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Searchasaurus: Elementary School Research - Place for the beginning searcher to find magazine articles, newspaper articles, encyclopedia entries and more on a variety of topics ranging from animals to history to stories. Lexile (reading) levels of database content go through the fourth grade. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Small Business Reference Center - Offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding. Includes full-text of many popular Nolo Press titles. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Student Research Center: High School Research - Aimed at high school searchers, this general information database contains full-text information on a variety of topics from newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, primary source documents and more. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Student Research Center: Middle School Research - Aimed at middle school searchers, this general information database contains full-text information on a variety of topics from newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, primary source documents and more. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Teacher Reference Center - Provides indexing and abstracts for many of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


TOPICSearch - Current events database allows researchers to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms, including controversial opinions and viewpoints. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Vocational and Career Collection - For vocational and technical research needs, this collection provides full-text coverage for more than 330 trade and industry-related periodicals and also contains articles on interviewing, resumes, compensation and other pertinent subjects. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Business & Legal Databases

Business Source Premier - Provides comprehensive coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, banking, finance, etc. Additional full-text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses, with indexing, abstracts and full text back to 1965. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Mergent Intellect - A collection of databases powered by Hoover. It includes: profiles of over 90 million US and global private companies including subsidiaries and holdings, over 900 industry segments via First Research, job search solutions with over 20 million US employers and a veteran's job search database, residential and local business database with over 30 million businesses and 200 million residents, and profiles of over 90 million executives with industry sectors, corporate affiliations, contact information and biographies. (Note: If you are prompted for a username and password, click refresh to reload the page.) If you would like to learn more about using this service, check out their calendar.


Mergent InvestorEdge - This comprehensive investment research tool includes over 4,000 equity research reports with buy, hold and sell recommendations, updated weekly, providing expert analysis from Ford Equity Research - ranked #1 by Kiplinger's Personal Finance in a 2006 study of independent equity research providers Access to reports on both the individual company and industry levels. (Note: If you are prompted for a username and password, click refresh to reload the page.) If you would like to learn more about using this service, check out their calendar of upcoming webinars as well as their quick tips sheets.


Mergent Online - Coverage of 15,000+ U.S. public companies and 20,000+ international companies, including many that have merged or gone out of business since 1995. Contains EDGAR filings and other valuable information. (Note: If you are prompted for a username and password, click refresh to reload the page.) If you would like to learn more about using this service, check out their calendar of upcoming webinars as well as their quick tips sheets.


Regional Business News - Provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications). Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Small Business Reference Center - Offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding. Includes full-text of many popular Nolo Press titles. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Children's Databases

Biography In Context - Features biographies on more than 220,000 people and full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals and major reference books. Search for people based on one or more personal facts, such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation, or gender. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


BrainPOP Jr. - Offers animated, curricular movies, interactive quizzes, games, and activities for students in grades K-3. It encourages young learners to ask questions and form their own ideas. Interactive features extend key concepts, and all text is read-aloud to facilitate comprehension. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Britannica Learning Zone
An engaging online tool for early-childhood learning covering letters, words, numbers, time, sound, geography, and more for those aged pre-kindergarten through grade 2.


Britannica Online Elementary School
Contains an elementary-level encyclopedia with child-friendly terminology and graphics, as well as other age-appropriate reference and learning tools.


CultureGrams - Reports on over 200 United Nations-member countries, as well as all 50 states. Contains information on history, customs, family, lifestyle, recipes, economy and more. Includes a special kids' edition aimed at upper-elementary students. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


History Reference Center - A comprehensive, full-text history-reference database containing full text from major reference books, non-fiction works, and periodicals, as well as videos, maps, and primary source documents. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Kids Infobits - General-interest database for children, containing magazine and newspaper articles and reference books. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Novelist K–8 Plus - A subset of Novelist Plus, this product helps parents, teachers, and librarians engage young readers. The search pages and title results are aimed at young readers in kindergarten through eighth grades. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Primary Search - Contains full text for more than 50 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for over 100 student pamphlets. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Searchasaurus: Elementary School Research - Place for the beginning searcher to find magazine articles, newspaper articles, encyclopedia entries and more on a variety of topics ranging from animals to history to stories. Lexile (reading) levels of database content go through the fourth grade. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Encyclopedia Databases

Encyclopaedia Britannica Public Library Edition - An online version of the respected encyclopedia for users of all ages. Timelines, videos, and a dictionary are available. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Encyclopaedia Britannica School Edition - Access to encyclopedia and related content on three levels: elementary, middle and high school, as well as teacher resources. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia - Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries. Searchable by subject or keywords within the entry. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Health & Science Databases

Alt HealthWatch - Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Full-text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed, journals and reports. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Consumer Health Complete - Simple interface designed for the everyday health care consumer and contains easily understandable health and medical information. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Health Resources from Salem Press
to see a list of titles.

Addictions and Substance Abuse
Genetics and Inherited Conditions
Magill’s Medical Guide, 6th ed.
Magill's Medical Guide 7th ed.
Salem Health: Cancer
Salem Health: Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Salem Health: Infectious Diseases and Conditions
Psychology and Mental Health


Health Source: Consumer Edition - This full-text database covers topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition and dietetics, children's health, women's health, etc. In addition to offering full text of more than 80 consumer health magazines, it also offers full-text access to many current health-related pamphlets and reference books. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition - Provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Medline - Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Nursing Resource Center - A collection of core content from recognized reference, textbook and journal publications in the nursing field for nursing students. It includes more than 20 full-text reference books, more than 200 animations, and disease and drug overviews. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection - A comprehensive database covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Nearly every full-text title included in this database is indexed in PsycINFO. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Science Reference Center - A comprehensive research database that provides full-text access to science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Science Resources from Salem Press
to see a list of titles.

Global Warming


History & Genealogy Databases

Ancestry Library Edition - Use to conduct genealogical research. Available only through library computers.


European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 - Based on the European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750, the database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered, from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


HeritageQuest Online - Contains census and vital records to aid in genealogical research.


History Reference Center - A comprehensive, full-text history-reference database containing full text from major reference books, non-fiction works, and periodicals, as well as videos, maps, and primary source documents. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


History Resources from Salem Press
to see a list of titles.

Defining Documents: Civil War (a primary sources resource)
Defining Documents: The American Revolution (primary sources)
Great Athletes
Great Events from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 c.e.
Great Events from History: The Middle Ages, 477-1453
Great Events from History: Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600
Great Events from History: The Seventeenth Century 1601-1700
Great Events from History: The Eighteenth Century
Great Events from History: The Nineteenth Century
Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1901-1940
Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1941-1970
Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1971-2000
Great Lives from History: African Americans
Great Lives from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 c.e.
Great Lives from History: The Middle Ages
Great Lives from History: Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600
Great Lives from History: Scientists & Science
Great Lives from History: The Seventeenth Century
Great Lives from History: The Eighteenth Century
Great Lives from History: The Nineteenth Century
Milestone Documents in African American History
Milestone Documents in American History
Milestone Documents of American Leaders
The 50 States
The Nineties in America
Weapons and Warfare


Literature Databases

Bloom’s Literature - An extensive database of literary criticism, analysis and media. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Literary Reference Center - A full-text resource that combines information from major respected reference works, books and literary journals, as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Literature Resources from Salem Press
to see a list of titles.

Critical Insights: Contemporary Speculative Fiction
Critical Insights: Crime and Detective Fiction
Critical Insights: Good and Evil
Critical Insights: Pulp Fiction of the 1920s and 1930s
Critical Insights: Southern Gothic Fiction
Critical Insights: Technology and Humanity
Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: History, Theme & Technique
Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Manga


Novelist Plus - Guide to fiction and non-fiction by age level, book discussion aids, and thematic book lists. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Magazine & Newspaper Databases

Academic Search Premier - Comprehensive database of academic journals for scholarly research. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


AP NewsMonitor Collection - Provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press on a continuous basis. This content is monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches. This collection includes AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 State Reports. The index to the full text content in AP News is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO, so users can enjoy the previous 30 days of news relating to their search interests. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Charlotte Observer - Full-text articles from The Charlotte Observer, dated January 1, 1985 through the present.


The Herald Newspaper - Access to full-text articles of the Rock Hill, S.C. daily newspaper The Herald (May 1, 2004 - today). The Main Library in Rock Hill has The Herald on microfilm as far back as 1880, available for viewing and copying. Call the Reference Desk at 803-981-5825 for more information.


Lake Wylie Pilot - Full-text articles from The Lake Wylie Pilot dated January 2010 through the present.


MasterFILE Premier - Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full-text for general reference publications, with some full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, it also includes full text reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Newspaper Source Plus - Includes more than 1,000 full-text newspapers, providing more than 38 million full-text articles. Comprehensive full text for major newspapers such as the Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The Times (UK), Toronto Star, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times (DC) and others. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Special Interest Databases

Agricola - Contains information on all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Applied Science & Technology Full Text - Covers a wide variety of applied science specialties — from acoustics and aeronautics, to neural networks and nuclear and civil engineering. This database provides full-text content and in-depth indexing and abstracts from leading trade and industrial journals, professional and technical society journals, specialized subject periodicals, buyers’ guides, directories and conference proceedings. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) - Contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles (more than 35,000 vehicles). This includes over 158,600 wiring diagrams, a labor time estimator, 99,000 technical bulletins and recalls, and repair information starting as far back as 1945 for certain makes. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Computer Source - Provides a balance of full-text technical journals and full-text consumer computer titles covering topics such as computers, telecommunications, electronics and the Internet. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Credo Reference - An easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. A giant online collection that searches hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files and nearly 100 videos. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Education Full Text - Provides full-text and indexing coverage for a wide range of topics in education, including adult education, continuing education, literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, secondary education, teaching methods and much more. Also provides in-depth coverage of special education, with over 50 journals dedicated to this important topic. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Ferguson's Career Guidance Center - Contains information on more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, sample resumes and cover letters, as well as information about various scholarships and internships. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Fuente Academica - Collection of over 500 scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. Covering a variety of academic disciplines, such as law, business, history, and theology, the majority of the articles are in Spanish, with some English language abstracts. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


GreenFILE - Focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Comprised of more than 600 scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Library Literature & Information Science Index - Provides comprehensive indexing of articles from key library and information science periodicals. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts - Indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Military and Government Collection - Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. Provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Opposing Viewpoints In Context - A database of contemporary social issues with content structured to promote critical-thinking skills and information literacy, with more than 8,700 pro-and-con viewpoint articles. For middle school students through adults. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Points of View Reference Center - A database of controversial topics that present multiple sides of a current issue. Articles provide questions and materials for further thought and study and are accompanied by supporting references from political and societal publications. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Professional Development Collection - Designed for professional educators, it provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 700 journals. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Religion and Philosophy Collection - Provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Teacher Reference Center - Provides indexing and abstracts for many of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


TOPICSearch - Current events database allows researchers to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms, including controversial opinions and viewpoints. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Vocational and Career Collection - For vocational and technical research needs, this collection provides full-text coverage for more than 330 trade and industry-related periodicals and also contains articles on interviewing, resumes, compensation and other pertinent subjects. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Young Adult

Biography In Context - Features biographies on more than 220,000 people and full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals and major reference books. Search for people based on one or more personal facts, such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation, or gender. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Bloom’s Literature - An extensive database of literary criticism, analysis and media. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Credo Reference - An easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. A giant online collection that searches hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files and nearly 100 videos. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


CultureGrams - Reports on over 200 United Nations-member countries, as well as all 50 states. Contains information on history, customs, family, lifestyle, recipes, economy and more. Includes a special kids' edition aimed at upper-elementary students. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Encyclopaedia Britannica School Edition - Access to encyclopedia and related content on three levels: elementary, middle and high school, as well as teacher resources. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


History Reference Center - A comprehensive, full-text history-reference database containing full text from major reference books, non-fiction works, and periodicals, as well as videos, maps, and primary source documents. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Literary Reference Center - A full-text resource that combines information from major respected reference works, books and literary journals, as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


MAS Ultra: School Edition - A comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school students, contains full text for nearly 500 popular magazines. Full text is also available for biographies and primary source documents, as well as pamphlets, reference books, an image collection of photos, maps and flags, and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Middle Search Plus - Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Novelist Plus - Guide to fiction and non-fiction by age level, book discussion aids, and thematic book lists. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Opposing Viewpoints In Context - A database of contemporary social issues with content structured to promote critical-thinking skills and information literacy, with more than 8,700 pro-and-con viewpoint articles. For middle school students through adults. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Points of View Reference Center - A database of controversial topics that present multiple sides of a current issue. Articles provide questions and materials for further thought and study and are accompanied by supporting references from political and societal publications. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Student Research Center: High School Research - Aimed at high school searchers, this general information database contains full-text information on a variety of topics from newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, primary source documents and more. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Student Research Center: Middle School Research - Aimed at middle school searchers, this general information database contains full-text information on a variety of topics from newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, primary source documents and more. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.



E-Reference Books

E-Reference books are electronic editions of print reference books and in many cases, the library also owns the print copy. The electronic editions allow access during hours that the library is closed. They are reliable reference resources and should not be confused with the Internet. The Internet is merely the method of delivery for standard reference resources that the library has purchased.

These reference works cannot be transferred to e-readers and must be read on a computer screen.


EBSCOhost ebooks - A collection of career and job search-related titles furnished by the South Carolina State Library. These titles cannot be downloaded to a computer or portable reading device. Click here to access the EBSCOhost ebooks help page.

Facts on File E-Reference Books - A collection of over 330 ebooks covering current issues, the military, history, science and technology.
to see a list of titles.

Adoption and Surrogate Pregnancy
Affirmative Action (Library In a Book)
Affirmative Action (Point/Counterpoint)
African Americans and the Civil War
Amateur Athletics
American Military Policy
America's Role in the World
Animal Rights (Point/Counterpoint)
Animal Rights, Revised Edition (Library In a Book)
Bankruptcy Law
Biodiversity
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (Global Issues)
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Third Edition (Library In a Book)
Blogging, Second Edition
Capital Punishment, Second Edition (Point/Counterpoint)
Capital Punishment, Third Edition (Library In a Book)
Causes of the Civil War
Censorship
Child Custody Issues
Civil War Battles
Civil War Leaders
Cyberpredators
Cyberstalking and Cyberbullying
Day by Day: The Twenties, 2-Volume Set
Digital Piracy
Disaster Relief
Disaster Response
DNA Evidence
DNA Evidence and Forensic Science
Drug Abuse
Drugs and Sports (Point/Counterpoint)
Drugs and Sports (Library In a Book)
Ecoterrorism
Education Reform (Point/Counterpoint)
Education Reform, Revised Edition (Library In a Book)
Educational Standards
Election Reform, Second Edition
Energy Policy
Energy Supply
Energy Supply and Renewable Resources
Environmental Regulations and Global Warming
Environmental Science Experiments
Fetal Rights
Food Safety
Food Security
Forensic Science Experiments
Freedom of Information
Freedom of Speech, Second Edition
Freshwater Supply
Fundamentalism
Gay Rights (Point/Counterpoint)
Gay Rights, Revised Edition (Library In a Book)
Genocide and International Justice
Global Terrorism, Revised Edition
Global Warming
Globalization and Free Trade, Second Edition
Gun Control, Revised Edition (Library In a Book)
Gun Control, Second Edition (Point/Counterpoint)
Hate Crimes (Point/Counterpoint)
Hate Crimes, Revised Edition (Library In a Book)
Human Rights
Human Trafficking
Identity Theft
Immigrants' Rights After 9/11
Immigration
Immigration and Migration
Immigration Policy, Second Edition
Information Crisis
Internet Addiction and Online Gaming
Internet Predators
Juvenile Crime, Revised Edition
Juvenile Justice
Legalized Gambling (Library In a Book)
Legalized Gambling (Point/Counterpoint)
Legalizing Marijuana, Second Edition
Living with the Internet
Mandatory Military Service
Media Bias, Second Edition
Mental Health Reform
Militarization of Space
Miranda Rights
Natural Disasters
Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
Nuclear Nonproliferation
Nuclear Power
Open Government
Pandemics and Global Health
Patients’ Rights in the Age of Managed Health Care 6
Power of the News Media
Prescription and Non-prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs
Prisoners' Rights
Prisons, Revised Edition
Privacy in the Information Age, Revised Edition
Private Property Rights
Product Liability
Protecting Ideas
Racial Profiling (Library In a Book)
Racial Profiling (Point/Counterpoint)
Reconstruction
Regulating Violence in Entertainment
Religion and the State
Religion in Public Schools
Reproductive Rights
Right to Die and Euthanasia
Rights of Students, Second Edition
Rights of the Disabled
Rights of the Elderly
Search and Seizure
Sentencing Sex Offenders
Sexual Misconduct and the Clergy
Smoking Bans, Second Edition
Social Security
Spies in the Civil War
Stem Cell Research
Stem Cell Research and Cloning
Technology and the Civil War
Terrorism and Global Security
The FCC and Regulating Indecency
The Internet and Crime
The Muslim World
The Right to Die
The Right to Privacy
The War on Drugs
The War on Terror, Second Edition
Threats to Food Safety
Tobacco Industry and Smoking, Revised Edition
Tort Reform
Unions and Labor Laws
Universal Healthcare
Weapons of Mass Destruction (Library In a Book)
Weapons of Mass Destruction (Global Issues)
Weather and Climate Experiments
Welfare and Welfare Reform
Welfare Reform
White-Collar Crime
Women and the Civil War
Women in the Military 97
Women's Rights, Second Edition
World Poverty


Health Resources from Salem Press
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Addictions and Substance Abuse
Genetics and Inherited Conditions
Magill’s Medical Guide, 6th ed.
Magill's Medical Guide 7th ed.
Salem Health: Cancer
Salem Health: Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Salem Health: Infectious Diseases and Conditions
Psychology and Mental Health


History Resources from Salem Press
to see a list of titles.

Defining Documents: Civil War (a primary sources resource)
Defining Documents: The American Revolution (primary sources)
Great Athletes
Great Events from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 c.e.
Great Events from History: The Middle Ages, 477-1453
Great Events from History: Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600
Great Events from History: The Seventeenth Century 1601-1700
Great Events from History: The Eighteenth Century
Great Events from History: The Nineteenth Century
Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1901-1940
Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1941-1970
Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1971-2000
Great Lives from History: African Americans
Great Lives from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 c.e.
Great Lives from History: The Middle Ages
Great Lives from History: Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600
Great Lives from History: Scientists & Science
Great Lives from History: The Seventeenth Century
Great Lives from History: The Eighteenth Century
Great Lives from History: The Nineteenth Century
Milestone Documents in African American History
Milestone Documents in American History
Milestone Documents of American Leaders
The 50 States
The Nineties in America
Weapons and Warfare


Literature Resources from Salem Press
to see a list of titles.

Critical Insights: Contemporary Speculative Fiction
Critical Insights: Crime and Detective Fiction
Critical Insights: Good and Evil
Critical Insights: Pulp Fiction of the 1920s and 1930s
Critical Insights: Southern Gothic Fiction
Critical Insights: Technology and Humanity
Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: History, Theme & Technique
Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Manga


Science Resources from Salem Press
to see a list of titles.

Global Warming