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20th Century Historical Videos

Coverage of the most significant people, events, and issues responsible for shaping the years 1893-1990. Videos range from 1–9 minutes in length.*



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. (in-library use only)

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. (in-library use only)

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.*


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.

BrainPOP Jr.

Fun video and learning activities that engage young learners.*

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.*


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.*


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

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.*


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.*


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.

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.*

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.*

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.

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.*


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.*


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.

Peterson’s Career Prep Explore new career possibilities with personalized career assessments; videos, articles, best practices, worksheets, and resume-editing software; and search for jobs via Indeed.comView tutorial video(The State Library will discontinue its subscription for this resource effective August 1, 2021. Cover letters, resumes, and any other materials must be exported to another source.)

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 E-Reference Books

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

Science Reference Center

Comprehensive database covering the major scientific fields of study.*


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.


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. 

Small Business Reference Center

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

South Carolina Newspapers

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


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.*


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


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.*


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.*


Offers live tutoring for K-12 students with Live Homework Help, WriteTutor Center, Test Prep Center, SkillsCenter, and Resource Library. Connect with a live tutor from 8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m., seven days per week.*

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.

Vocational and Career Collection

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

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.*