Resources By Title

A valid York County Library card is required to use these online resources outside the library. Enter all 14 digits from the barcode on the back of your card to gain access.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ABCmouse

Invaluable resource for young learners ages 2–8+, with an award-winning online curriculum and 8,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities. (For home access, click here.)

Academic Search Premier

Comprehensive collection of academic journals for scholarly research.*

African American History

Middle school students through adults can explore the African-American experience through key biographies, videos, primary documents, timelines, articles, and more. A searchable general timeline is updated monthly, while historical timelines explore period topics. Also included are A–Z, subject, and topic lists; book chapters; pro/con articles; and study helps.

Alt HealthWatch

In-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine.*

America's News

Explore 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 Charlotte Observer, The Herald, USA Today, and more.

Ancestry Library Edition

Genealogy research tool providing a wide range of resources, including billions of names, U.S. census, birth, marriage, and death records, immigration and military records, and more.

Applied Science & Technology Full Text

Resources on a wide variety of applied science specialties.*

Auto Repair Source

Includes step-by-step repairs with images from the original equipment manufacturers, maintenance schedules, labor estimates, technical service bulletins, specifications, and diagnostic trouble codes.*

Bloom's Literature

Comprehensive source for literary research on writers and their works throughout history and the world.*

Brainfuse

Online tutoring service offering help from real, live tutors, with powerful tools for learning, writing assistance, and test preparation for students and learners of all ages. Live tutors are available daily from 2:00–11:00 p.m.

Brainfuse – Spanish

The same great Brainfuse service for those learning the Spanish language.

Britannica Fundamentals

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 Library

Research sources for users of all ages, including encyclopedia articles, magazines, multimedia, maps, recommended websites, and Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus.*

Britannica School

Access to encyclopedia and related content for elementary, middle, and high school, as well as teacher resources.*

Business Source Premier

Business research database covering marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, banking, finance, and economics.*

The Charlotte Observer

Search more than 30 years of North Carolina history. Coverage from 1985 through today with full-color newspaper pages and full-text articles, and content only published online.

Circuit Riders: Basic Legal Research Training

Basic legal research training materials and videos, helpful to any new legal researcher, from the USC School of Law.

Company Profiles

Over 10,000 comprehensive MarketLine profiles on the world’s most important companies.*

Computer Source

Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology.*

Consumer Health Complete

Designed for the everyday health care consumer, with easily understandable health and medical information.*

Creativebug

A library of award-winning, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos providing inspiration and expert guidance. New users must create an account upon first login.

Credo Reference

More than 600 full-text reference books on most major subject areas.*

CultureGrams

Country reports that provide snapshots of the world’s cultures.*

DigitalLearn.org

Short, 5–25-minute video courses, with activities and handouts on computer use, the Internet, and other technology-related resources, including courses for technology trainers. Learn at your own pace. An email address is required.

DK Eyewitness eBooks

A collection of 62 nonfiction books often noted for their numerous photographs and detailed illustrations.*

Education Full Text

Source of information on a wide range of topics in education scholarship.*

Enciclopedia Moderna

Spanish database for native speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.*

ERIC

The Education Resources Information Center database includes journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, dissertations and theses, and books dating back to 1966.*

Escolar

Spanish elementary encyclopedia for early readers of Spanish.*

Explora for Elementary Schools

Provides access to information on many topics, with nearly 100 popular full-text elementary school magazines, as well as encyclopedias and dictionaries, and offers text-to-speech to assist struggling readers or those learning English.*

Explora for Middle Schools

Provides access to information on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books, and more, including relevant photos, maps, flags, and video, with text-to-speech to assist struggling readers or those learning English.*

Explora for High Schools

Provides access to information on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books, biographies, country reports, primary sources, video, and more. Includes nearly 500 popular full-text high school magazines, as well as an encyclopedia, reference resources, and images, and text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English.*

Explora for Public Libraries

Database for teens through adults covering information on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books, and more.*

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Explore 140 industries and over 1,000 professions through detailed content, video interviews, and educational pathways, including two career interest assessments, a career advice blog, and current, searchable job postings. Workplace skills development content supports career prep, academic success, and general life skills.

Fold3 Library Edition

Provides access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

Foundation Directory Online Professional

Premier resource for locating in-depth information about grant-makers and their grants. Combines exhaustive data with intuitive search functionality and informative data visualizations to deliver quality funding prospects and the information you need to reach your fundraising goals quickly and efficiently. (in-library access only at the Main Library in Rock Hill)

Foundation For The Carolinas

Offers innovative solutions to help individuals, nonprofits, and companies in the 13-county region bring their charitable visions to life by supporting personal and corporate philanthropy through a range of innovative fund and giving options. Also drives nonprofit sustainability through endowment management, customized solutions, and grantmaking.

Fuente Academica

A research database containing scholarly journals from Spain, Portugal, and Latin America covering all major subject areas.*

Gale in Context: Biography

Comprehensive source for biographical information.*

Gale In Context: Elementary

Articles, pictures, and reference information on all subjects.*

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Database of contemporary social issues with content structured to promote critical-thinking skills and information literacy.*

GCFLearnFree.org

Covers more than 200 topics, including more than 7,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.

 

Grant Writing For Dummies

Build more effective grant seeking and grant writing skills with tips for writing award-winning grant proposals and identifying grant funding opportunities.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Provides scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.*

The Herald

Search more than 15 years of South Carolina history. Coverage from 2004 through today with full-color newspaper pages and full-text articles, and content only published online.

HeritageQuest Online

Comprehensive collection of genealogical sources, including U.S. census records, local and family histories, Revolutionary War pension and bounty land warrant application files, the Freedman's Bank Records, maps, and more.

Historic American Newspapers

Page images from selected historic newspapers of 25 states and the District of Columbia, published from 1836–1922, including 34 historic South Carolina newspapers published in Anderson, Anderson Court House, Bennettsville, Charleston, Columbia, Edgefield, Georgetown, Laurens, Orangeburg, Orangeburg Court House, Pickens Court House, Rock Hill, Sumter, and Sumterville.*

History Reference Center

Comprehensive U.S. and world history reference resource.*

Infobase eBooks

A large collection of over 300 eBooks covering a wide range of subjects, including law, current issues, the economy and business, the military, science and technology, history, and more.

Lake Wylie Pilot

Full-text articles from the Lake Wylie Pilot (SC), from 2010–2016.

Learn 360

Teachers, students, and parents can access more than 148,000 multimedia resources — including high-quality full-length videos, video clips, images, audio files, articles, activities, worksheets, interactives, and more — on any Internet-enabled device, anytime, anywhere.*

Learn Grant Writing

Offers tips and free resources to help those looking for a career change learn how to become freelance grant writers, with templates, online grant writing classes, workshops, and more.

LearningExpress Library

Collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials, and other career and life skills resources.*

Literary Reference Center

Broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.*

Little Pim

Award-winning online language learning system for children providing a fun, easy way to learn, with 12 languages to choose from and a proprietary method for teaching 360 words and phrases.

Magic School Bus

Based on the best-selling book series of the same name, this collection of 51 video titles for children ages 6–9 teaches science by taking kids on a virtual bus ride with Ms. Frizzle.*

Mango Languages

Online language-learning system for over 60 world languages, with lessons that use conversational and grammar goals, cultural notes, intuitive pronunciation, recordable speech, and audio from native speakers. 

MasterFILE Premier

Large collection of periodicals, reference books, and more covering a wide range of general interest topics.*

MEDLINE

Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.*

Mergent Intellect

Collection of databases providing a wide range of private and public U.S. and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, industry profiles, and more.

Mergent Online

Database of corporate information covering thousands of active and inactive U.S and international public companies, providing business descriptions, corporate histories, and financial statements.

Newspaper Source Plus

Provides the latest news from the leading national and international news sources.*

Newswires

Provides near real-time access to top worldwide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis.*

Novelist K–8 Plus

Resource for helping students find their next great fiction or nonfiction title to read.*

Novelist Plus

Resource of fiction and nonfiction titles to guide readers in finding their next title to read.*

PebbleGo – Animals

Ideal for students in grades K–3 and available in English and Spanish, PebbleGo – Animals supports animal classification, behavior, and habitat lessons, and provides engaging read-aloud audio and videos with articles appropriate for young learners. Children may explore amphibians, dinosaurs, fish, mammals, and more through over 300 articles.*

PebbleGo Next – Biographies

For grades 3–5, PebbleGo Next – Biographies covers an extensive list of actors, explorers, women, American Indians, and more, with read-alouds, images, and videos for research and projects.*

Poetry for Students

A 62-volume collection for middle school students through adults that features an overview, discussions, and analysis of poems from all time periods, nations, and cultures.*

Points of View Reference Center

Database containing essays and articles that present multiple sides of current issues.*

Professional Development Collection

Comprehensive collection, designed for professional educators, providing full-text education journals, including peer-reviewed titles and educational reports.*

Reference Solutions

Premier source for business and residential information, including listings of over 40 million businesses and over 260 million consumers. (formerly known as ReferenceUSA)

Regional Business News

Provides comprehensive full-text coverage for regional business publications from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.*

Salem Press eBooks

A large eBook collection featuring current, full-text sources covering many diverse topics in the fields of literature, history, science, and health. Introductory video available.

SC Codes

A learning platform and coding community that not only gives all South Carolina residents free access to code education, but also connects, trains, and empowers programmers across the state.

SCDMV Driving Tests

The official website for the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles provides information on the vision, knowledge, and road tests required to obtain or renew a driver's license, as well as a Driver’s License Practice Exam.

Science Reference Center

Comprehensive database covering the major scientific fields of study.*

SCIWAY

SCIWAY, the South Carolina Information Highway, is the largest and most comprehensive directory of South Carolina information on the Internet, with over 50,000 links to other South Carolina websites, as well as maps, charts, articles, and other resources.

SelectReads

Offers monthly genre newsletters; new-arrival newsletters; custom, subject-based monthly newsletters created by you; author spotlight newsletters highlighting authors and the books in our collection; and popular awards list for children, teens, and adults. Other great features are book descriptions, reviews, and author profiles for every title. All book, eBook, and DVD recommendations are a part of the YCL collection, so you can place a hold on whatever you like.

Short Stories for Students

A 51-volume collection for middle school students through adults that provides synopses of the story's plot, characters and themes, author biographies, criticisms, and cultural and historical significance.*

Small Business Reference Center

Up-to-date information on topics related to small businesses and entrepreneurs.*

South Carolina Grant Research Assistance

A collection of resources from the South Carolina State Library to assist nonprofit organizations and individuals seeking grant funding from private and corporate foundations and government agencies. Includes information for finding foundation and government grant programs, the grantseeking and proposal writing process, nonprofit management, and fund raising strategies. 

South Carolina Newspapers

Find information on state issues and events, business, education, government, sports and more.

StudySC

Technically a website, this resource is loaded with South Carolina-specific web resources for K–12 homework help, projects, and more. StudySC also provides teachers with lesson plans and other content to support classroom activities.

Teacher Reference Center

Provides indexing and abstracts for popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators.*

Teen BookCloud

Includes graphic novels, enhanced novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audio books for grades 7–12.*

TOPICSearch

Current events database of popular topics, including controversial opinions and viewpoints.*

TumbleBooks

Includes fiction and non-fiction animated, talking, story, and chapter books; French and Spanish books; National Geographic videos; and puzzles, games, and songs, all accessible from computers or mobile devices.*

TumbleMath

Features the most comprehensive collection of math stories available anywhere in the TumbleBook format, complete with animation and narration and all accessible from computers or mobile devices.*

Tutor.com

Offers live tutoring for K–12 students, with Live Homework Help, WriteTutor Center, Test Prep Center, and the SkillsCenter Resource Library. Real-time tutoring is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in English and Spanish.*

ValChoice 

Estimate your South Carolina car insurance costs customized to your age, location, driving record, vehicle, etc., or your home insurance costs based on home replacement value and location. Your personal information is only used to calculate insurance price. Video tutorials available.

Value Line

Information and advice on over 6,000 stocks, 18,000 mutual funds, 200,000 options and other securities. User guides and videos available. Download Value Line's free Beginner's Guide To Mutual Funds, Closed-End Funds, & ETFs.

Vocational and Career Collection

Provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for vocational and technical research.*

WorkSC

South Carolina State Library’s WorkSC program assists those seeking employment and building workforce development skills. Learn how to create an email account and how to use Microsoft Word to write a resume, find links to SC-specific and national job listing sites along with tips for job searching, find resources for starting a business, and learn tips for thriving in the workplace.

World Almanac for Kids Elementary

Articles, videos, games, and information on all subjects aimed at students in grades 2–5 and their parents.*

World Almanac for Kids Intermediate

Articles, videos, games, and reference guides on all subjects aimed at students in grades 6–9 and their parents.*

Writer’s Reference Center

Tools on how to write and research effectively, including a step-by-step guide to writing a good essay.*

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

*Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library. All other products provided by York County Library unless stated otherwise.

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