Research Databases

1785-1985 London Times Digital Archive

Start Now  Two hundred years of one of the most respected newspapers in the world. Each issue is captured cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration.

1902-1990 Times Literary Supplement

Start Now  A complete facsimile edition of the Times Literary Supplement, from 1902 through 1990, for students and scholars to explore in greater depth the literary activity and critical opinion makers of the 20th century.

19th Century U.S. Newspapers

Start Now  With digital images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers and advanced searching capabilities, researchers will be able to research history in ways previously unavailable. For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration.

20th Century Historical Videos

Start Now  Historical primary source videos ranging from 1-9 minutes in length

Academic Search Premier

Start Now  This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

Agricola

Start Now  This database contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Coverage for AGRICOLA dates back to 1970 and includes more than 4.8 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture.

Alt Health Watch

Start Now  This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Alt Health Watch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. This database features indexing and abstracts going back as far as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990.

American Civil War Reference Library

Start Now This eBook collection offers Civil War history through primary and secondary sources.

American Eras

Start Now Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles, and individuals important to particular eras in U.S. History.

American National Biography Online

Start Now  Over 17,400 biographies of men and women whose lives have shaped the nation. Special collections include Black History, Women’s History, Asian Pacific American Heritage, American Indian Heritage, and Hispanic Heritage.

American Revolution Reference Library

Start Now  Supplies the in-depth information about the American Revolution that students and researchers need for class assignments and reports.

AP NewsMonitor Collection

Start Now  AP News 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 in EBSCOhost. This collection includes AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 State Reports. End users can immediately access the full text of the NewsMonitor-delivered web content, by following the link in the record. 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.

Applied Science and Technology Full Text

Start Now  Indexing and abstracts for nearly 800 core English-language, scientific and technical publications back to 1983. Content includes coverage of a wide variety of applied science specialties—acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear and civil engineering, computers and informatics and much more.

ARTstor

Start Now  iPad users go to mobile.artstor.org. Requires pop-up blocker to be turned off. The ARTstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research

Auto Repair Reference Center

Start Now  Repair information, maintenance schedule, technical bulletins, diagrams, specifications, labor times, and more for every vehicle. 

Biography In Context

Start Now  Search for biographies based on name, birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or any combination. Biographies on more than 320,000. Contains biographical information in many subject areas, including, but not limited to, science, multicultural studies, business, politics, government, history, entertainment, sports, arts, and literature.

Bloom's Literary Reference Online

Start Now  Content from Facts On File’s extensive print literature collection, hundreds of Harold Bloom’s essays examining the lives and works of great writers throughout history and the world, and thousands of critical articles published by noted scholars under the Bloom’s Literary Criticism imprint.

BrainPOP Jr.

Start Now  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.

Brittanica Online Public Library Edition

Start Now The Encyclopedia Brittanica in electronic format.

Brittanica School

Start Now School edition of Encyclopedia Brittanica.

Business Source Premier

Start Now  Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

Career E-book Collection

Start Now  A customized collection of more than 250 electronic books for vocational needs. Titles focus on career selection, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, changing careers, test-taking strategies and more.

Colonial America Reference Library

Start Now  Comprehensive information on the Colonial American period they need to write reports and class assignments including biographical profiles and primary source documents.

Company Profiles

Start Now MarketLine profiles on the world's most important companies.

Computer Source

Start Now  Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.

Consumer Health Complete

Start Now Health information for individuals.

Credo Reference

Start Now Full text of more than 550 subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies, and dictionaries, all from well-respected publishers. In addition to this traditional content, Credo offers 200,000+ images and audio files and nearly 100 videos.

CultureGrams

Start Now  Country reports that provide snapshots of the world’s cultures. Separate editions for World, States, Provinces and Kids that accesses 200+ United Nations-member countries included, with reports containing history, customs, family, lifestyle, recipes, economy and more. Each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, and the 13 Canadian provinces are included, with reports containing maps, flags, symbols, history, economy, geography, population and more. It also includes video stories, slideshows, a worldwide photo gallery and create-your-own data tables.

Dance in Video

Start Now  Dance in Video will contain 250 dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. This release includes 46 videos, equalling 443 hours.

Digital Theater Plus

Start Now  See Librarian for User ID and password

Drama for Students

Start Now  This eBook provides an introduction that provides an overview of the play, brief biography of the playwright, a plot summary, an annotated character list, a discussion of the play's principal themes, understandable essays on the play's construction (setting, dialogue, imagery), historical and cultural context sections that illuminate the play's role in inter-curricular studies, excerpted critical commentary on various facets of the play, extensive subject/theme, ethnicity/nationality, and author/title indexes.

EasyBib Premium Edition

Start Now  Citing research couldn't be easier - use Easybib to automatically generate citations for MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian styles.

Education Full Text

Start Now  Education Full Text™ provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more.

Electronic Enlightenment

Start Now Electronic Enlightenment is the most wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century — reconstructing one of the world's great historical “conversations”.

Enciclopedia Moderna

Start Now  Spanish database for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish. Includes multimedia, timelines and more.

ERIC

Start Now  ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

Escolar (Spanish)

Start Now  Encyclopedia articles in Spanish, pictures & learning activities.

ETV StreamlineSC/Learn 360

Start Now  Watch or download streaming video from thousands of sources on a variety of subjects and grade levels. Whether you’re looking for a documentary on the Siege of Charleston or a an interview with Malcolm X, this is a fantastic source that offers primary and secondary sources to aid students and teachers with their research. Video, audio, and images can be downloaded and imported into PowerPoint presentations. This source even sites footage in MLA or APA format, offers teachers lesson plans, and ties resources to the state curriculum standards. Come to the library for the student & teacher login information.

European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750

Start Now  This new bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750,” the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Start Now  Provides detailed profiles of more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, more than 55,000 resource entries, and much more!

Fuente Academica

Start Now  Fuente Académica offers more than 450 scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. All major subject areas are covered with particular emphasis on agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology. The database is updated weekly.

Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia

Start Now This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Start Now Access the library's collection of eBooks here.

Global Issues In Context

Start Now Global Issues in Context is a new e-resource that offers global news and perspectives on issues and events of international importance and provides background information on them, placing them in context. It offers students the ability to develop the framework to better understand 21st-century issues, helping them think critically about global connections and the interdependence of all nations.

GreenFILE

Start Now  GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

Health Source - Consumer Edition

Start Now  This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Start Now  This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Historic American Newspapers

Start Now Page images from historic newspapers, provided by the Library of Congress.

History Reference Center

Start Now  History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

IPA Source

Start Now  IPA Source is the web's largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. Now with over 7075 texts including 1216 aria texts! TRIAL DATABASE THROUGH MARCH 4, 2013.

Kid InfoBits

Start Now Developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Learn360

Start Now A streaming, multimedia platform covering all art and academic subjects.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

Start Now  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.

Literary Reference Center

Start Now  Full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), more than 460 literary journals, more than 693,000 book reviews, nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,500 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.

Literary Movements for Students

Start Now  Entries provide in-depth historical background information on each movement as well as modern critical interpretation of each movement's characteristic styles and themes.

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

Start Now  An overview of literary works that explore the theme of the American dream. Analyzes poetry, plays, short stories, novels, and works of nonfiction that address this theme in some capacity, and how that theme has been treated in literature at different times in history and across diverse cultures.

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

Start Now  A wide range of circumstances in which individuals experience prejudice in American, British and world literature. The discussion goes well beyond race, religion, and gender into ethnicity, social status, mental and physical health, and personal beliefs and behaviors.

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

Start Now  Presents a myriad of viewpoints, so that modern readers can begin to grasp the complexities of war and its impact. Such stories give voice to the individuals who fight and are fought against, who are injured, who suffer on the battlefield and at home, and who, inevitably, can no longer speak for themselves. Examines dominant and recurring subthemes in the literature of war; including survival, terrorism, leadership, and genocide.

MAS Ultra School Edition

Start Now  Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

MasterFILE Premier

Start Now  Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

Medici TV

Start Now  Medici TV boasts it is the world's leading classical music channel and provides videos of concerts, ballets, operas, documentaries and master classes. 

MEDLINE

Start Now  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.

Middle Search Plus

Start Now  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. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.

Military & Government Collection

Start Now  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. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

Naxos Music Library

Start Now  Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world's largest online classical music library.  Among the labels whose catalogs are included in the service are leading independent classical labels such as BIS, Chandos, CPO, Haenssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Vanguard Classics, VOX, and of course Naxos. World music content is provided by ARC, Celestial Harmonies and others; and there is also jazz, film music, nostalgia, classic and contemporary rock content.

Naxos Spoken Word Library

Start Now  Featuring a comprehensive collection of classic audiobooks and high quality independent publisher productions, the Naxos Spoken Word Library (NSWL) provides an online and offline streaming service in English, German and French for both individual and institutional subscribers.

Newspaper Source Plus

Start Now  Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

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Non-Fiction Classics for Students

Start Now  Literary and historical background on the most commonly studied nonfiction essays, books, biographies and memoirs in a streamlined, easy-to-use format. This eBook gives high school and undergraduate students an ideal starting point for class assignments, term papers and special projects.

NoveList Plus

Start Now  Ever want to read a new book but need a good suggestion based on your likes? Check out this database for recommended reading.

Novels for Students

Start Now  Understandable explanations of novels frequently studies in literature courses are covered in this 25 volume eBook. Analysis of the novel's literary construction with critical commentary on the novel’s significance for our time is provided.

Nursing Resource Center

Start Now  Collection of core content from recognized reference, textbook and journal publications in the nursing field, with more than 20 full-text reference books, more than 200 animations from Blausen Medical’s Human Atlas, covering all major body systems. Search results are returned in tabs that correlate to the nursing process. Disease and drug overviews, sample care plans and a Nursing Toolbox are also available.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center

Start Now  This database is a one-stop source for current social issues. This database offers viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.

Oxford African-American Studies Center

Start Now  Over 7500 articles from Oxford's authoritative reference program - with primary source documents, images, maps, chart and tables, and much more.

Oxford Art Online

Start Now  This visual arts database includes The Grove Dictionary of Art Online, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. The Grove Dictionary of Art offers over 45,000 articles with over 3,000 thumbnail art images and line drawings displayed in the text of articles. Additional links to searchable image databases and editorially selected links to over 40,000 art images on museum and gallery web sites around the world are provided.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

Start Now  Provides authoritative definitions of over 500,000 words, traces the usage of words from their first recorded occurrence to the modern period through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international language sources, offers the best in etymological analysis and detailed listings of variant spellings, and uses the International Phonetic Alphabet to show pronunciation.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

Start Now  A great online dictionary that includes French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Translate to or from English in any of these languages, learn useful phrases, view a calendar of holidays and festivities, and see useful websites selected by Oxford.

Oxford Music Online

Start Now  Music research should start here. This music database comprises The Oxford Dictionary of Music, The Oxford Companion to Music, and The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

Poetry for Students

Start Now  Designed specifically to meet the curricular needs of high school and undergraduate college students studying poetry, this eBook provides analysis of approximately 20 poems that teachers and librarians have identified as the most frequently studied in literature courses.

Points of View Reference Center

Start Now  Read the pros and cons of every argument on a variety of social issues.

Primary Search

Start Now  Provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Professional Development Collection

Start Now  Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

Project MUSE - Scholarly Journals Online

Start Now  The Project MUSE complete collection offers a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals to support a core liberal arts curriculum at any academic institution. Every journal is heavily indexed and peer-reviewed, with critically acclaimed articles by the most respected scholars in their fields. MUSE is also the sole source of complete, full-text versions of titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Start Now  A comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.

Regional Business News

Start Now  Full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Religion and Philosophy Collection

Start Now  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. With more more than 300 full text journals, the Religion & Philosophy Collection is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library

Start Now  This resource brings the people and the events of the Renaissance and Reformation to life for today's students. Covering everything from Luther's Revolt to the writings of Shakespeare, the Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library fills the need for comprehensive coverage of this amazing time.

Science Reference Center

Start Now  A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Sheet Music

Start Now  Need sheet music? Try out our newest database from Naxos Music Library.

Short Stories for Students

Start Now  Contains concise synopses of the story's plot, characters and themes, along with a brief author biography, a discussion of the story's cultural and historical significance and excerpted criticism geared specifically towards the high school student.

Small Business Reference Center

Start Now  A comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books. It supports small business owners in all relevant areas from planning, financing and managing a business to exit strategies. Users also have the ability to search within specific ‘Business Topics’ and ‘Business Types’ relevant to their needs.

Smithsonian Primary Sources in US History

Start Now  a curated collection of images and documents directly from the Smithsonian archives - TRIAL until MAY 24, 2017

StudySC

Start Now  Information about South Carolina, including culture, history, geography, and more.

Teacher Reference Center

Start Now  Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

TOPICsearch

Start Now  Full text for over 150,961 articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

World Data Analyst

Start Now  Resource for retrieving, comparing, and customizing data on the world’s nations

World War I Reference Library

Start Now  Covers major topics related to the period, including the roots of the war; causes of U.S. involvement; the Espionage Act and Sedition Act; weapons of mass destruction; and more. Profiles the major players of the period, including Woodrow Wilson, Kaiser Wilhelm II, John Pershing, and Henri-Philippe Petain. Presents full or excerpted primary source materials, including diaries, speeches, letters, journals and memoirs.

World War II Reference Library

Start Now  Provides background and information on major topics about the World War II period, biographies of significant men and women involved in the war, and primary sources such as full or excerpted speeches, diary entries, newspaper accounts and other original documents.