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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.


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. (In-library access only)

Applied Science & Technology Full Text

Resources on a wide variety of applied science specialties.*

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

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. Also includes a Language Lab for those who are learning a foreign language, along with expert tutoring currently offered for Spanish. Live tutors are available daily from 2:00–11:00 p.m.

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 ImageQuest Jr.

A safe, engaging visual learning platform for Pre-K–2 students and educators, which fosters student creativity. Teachers are able to create customized learning experiences through subject-specific albums.*

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 articles, current magazine articles, learning materials, educational games, and other related, rich multi-media content for elementary, middle, and high school students, 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.


The most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners, including step by step maintenance and repair for specific vehicles, labor estimating tools, and ASE test preparation quizzes.*

Chronicling America

Page images from selected historic newspapers of 25 states and the District of Columbia, published from 1752–1963, 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.*

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.

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

Images, audio files, videos, and more than 600 full-text reference books on most major subject areas. How-to-Videos available.*


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


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.*

Encyclopedia Moderna

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

Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S.

Comprehensive source of detailed information concerning nonprofit American membership organizations of national scope.  Includes categories such as trade, business, and commercial; legal, governmental, public administration, and military; cultural; educational; veterans, hereditary, and patriotic; athletic and sports; fan clubs, and many more.

Encyclopedia of Associations: Regional, State, and Local Organizations

Provides comprehensive information on associations and societies operating in the United States, including the territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.


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.*

Exploring Race in Society

Database covering important issues related to race in society today, designed for high school and undergraduate students. Essays, articles, reports and other reliable sources provide an in-depth look at the history of race and critical context for topics associated with race, ethnicity, diversity, and inclusiveness.



Premier online resource for paying and preparing for college, with roughly 1.5 million scholarships for every student’s educational goals, activities, and interests. Members are matched to relevant scholarship opportunities completely free of charge and can depend on Fastweb for insider financial aid tips and job and internship matches in their area.

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, their grants, scholarships, and RFPs. It Includes profiles for 140,000 grantmakers, 4 million grants for non-profit organizations, and 10,000+ sources that provide funding to individuals. (Due to license restrictions, this resource is only available for use at the Main Library in Rock Hill using library computers or library Wi-Fi.)

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 eBooks

Offers an award-winning, hassle-free eBook experience — anytime, anywhere, and on any device, with comprehensive support from many top publishers. Optimized for search and discovery, Gale eBooks integrates with library educational programs for a better learning experience and includes these selections and more for middle school students through adults:*

  • Drama for Students, a 38-volume collection, features critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures, including discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices, and traditions, as well as cultural and historical context.

  • Novels for Students, a 69-volume guide to novels from various cultures and time periods, features discussions of plot, characters, themes, critical overviews, and style, as well as the work’s cultural and historical significance.

  • Poetry for Students, a 63-volume collection, features an overview, discussions, and analysis of poems from all time periods, nations, and cultures.

  • Short Stories for Students, a 52-volume collection, provides synopses of the story's plot, characters and themes, author biographies, criticisms, and cultural and historical significance.


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.*

Gale Presents: Udemy

Search thousands of continuously updated, on-demand videos from world-class instructors across 75+ categories in business, technology, design, and more. All courses offer a tailor-made learning experience for those who want to learn new technologies and skills to stay competitive in a changing workforce or further develop a personal interest.

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.


Got Resume Builder

Build a job-winning resume online in three easy steps with this free resume builder. Create your resume content with a step-by-step writing guide, format your resume by selecting a design template and font, and then download and email it in multiple formats. Android and Apple iOS apps are also available.

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.


Stay up-to-date on the latest facts and insights on nonprofits and nonprofit research, with the most complete data available to attract donors with your nonprofit profile, research valuable nonprofit partners, and access nonprofit API solutions. (Due to license restrictions, this resource is only available for use at the Main Library in Rock Hill using library computers or library Wi-Fi.)


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.

History Reference Source

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

Hobbies and Crafts Source

Source for books and magazine articles about a wide variety of crafts and hobbies, including arts & crafts, collecting, games, performing arts, and science & technology.*


Infobase eBooks

A large collection of nearly 5,800 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.


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 Source

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.


Online database of more than 3,000+ multilingual, illustrated digital storybooks in 65+ languages. Each book allows kids to enjoy the magic of books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English) and comes with English translations to help them learn new languages. Download the LOTE4Kids App today! This product is funded by a Youth Literacy Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.


The Mailbox® Plus

This well-respected resource for teachers and others is packed with 54,000+ fun and engaging ideas, worksheets, crafts, songs, games, patterns, clip art, cards, and more. Appropriate for pre-kindergarten through grade 6, content is teacher-created, teacher-tested, educationally sound, — and carefully planned and edited by an in-house team of former teachers. New content is posted every month, with skills and topics right when teachers need them.


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.*



For students in grades K–3, PebbleGo provides engaging read-aloud audio and videos with articles appropriate for young learners. Topics include animals, animales (in Spanish), science, and social studies.*

PebbleGo / PebbleGo Next – eBooks

A 50-eBook collection for students in grades Pre-K–4, available for unlimited concurrent use. Readers will find fiction and non-fiction eBooks in English and Spanish, with auto-play and read-aloud features for young learners.*

PebbleGo Next

For students in grades 3-5, PebbleGo Next provides biographies for an extensive list of actors, explorers, women, Native Americans, social advocates, and more, with read-alouds, images, and videos for schoolwork.*

Points of View Reference Source

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.

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, health, and careers.  Introductory video available.

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 Source

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.

Small Business Source

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 fundraising strategies. 

South Carolina Newspapers

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


The newly revised StudySC is an image-rich resource for students of all ages, educators, and parents that supports the study of South Carolina-related topics, including famous people, geography, history, facts, and more. Find multimedia, primary documents, Discus resources, interactive content, subjects in the S.C. curriculum standards, and more links to quality online content.*


Tax Resources

Helpful tax-related links and information curated by York County Library staff, including resources for finding online tax forms, free local tax preparation assistance, and more.

Teacher Reference Center

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

Offers ebooks with voice, "meet the author" videos, games, and puzzles for K–12 students. Educators can filter results based upon grade level, curricular area, cultural experience, author, year published, and special collections, and they can also create classrooms for groups.*

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, and the SkillsCenter Resource Library. Real-time tutoring is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in English and Spanish.*



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. Free user guides and videos available, including guides for Mutual Funds, Closed-End Funds, & ETFs, and the Stock Screener Tool.

Vocational and Career Collection

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


Weiss Financial Ratings Series Online

Investment and banking information in an easy-to-understand format including letter-grade ratings. Financial literacy and consumer guides, including information for teens. Features a Medigap coverage tool which generates a customized report to help individuals find the best coverage option.

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.*


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