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LRC Facility

The LRC is named for Carolyn Munro Wilson, a life-long educator and supporter of teaching and learning.  The 5,348 square foot facility is centrally located on the second floor of Gwaltney Hall on Mayland’s main campus in Spruce Pine, N.C.

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Wireless Library

Please feel free to bring your own laptop, tablet, or smartphone and connect to Mayland's Wireless Network.


LRC Mission Statement

The Learning Resources Center (LRC) acts as both an instructional support system and an information network. Services are provided not only to the faculty, staff, and students of Mayland Community College, but also to any resident of Avery, Mitchell, or Yancey counties. Resources include both print and non-print materials, electronic resources, audio-visual equipment, and workshops/orientations.


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Accessing Online Materials

Mayland Community College Online Learning Resources Center

Everyone is welcome to access online materials at the workstations in the LRC located on the second floor of the Gwaltney building on our main campus in Spruce Pine, or at any of  the workstations at any Mayland Community College location.

Some online resources are only licensed for "off campus" use by current Mayland Community College students, faculty, and staff.  All online resources may be accessed directly both on and off campus by current Mayland Community College students, faculty, and staff.  They will find links, usernames, and passwords under the “LRC” tab after logging into their LEO account.


A- Z Listing of Available Online Resources

All of the following resources may be accessed on  Mayland's main campus in Spruce Pine, at the Avery and Yancey Learning Centers, and anywhere there is an Internet connection (for distance education students and any student needing them at a distance).

  • ABC-CLIO E-book Collection
    The new ABC-CLIO eBook Collection offers the same high-quality, authoritative, scholarly information librarians have come to expect from ABC-CLIO plus enhanced readability via a new reading pane, improved search and browse capabilities, and more. Customize your digital collection with over 7,000 encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides from ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Libraries Unlimited, and Praeger.
  • ABI/INFORM Complete
    Contains a broad array of business information, from scholarly journals and dissertations, to company, industry and market focused trade news. ABI/INFORM features the latest news from top sources like the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and The Economist and is widely recommended as an excellent source for all business disciplines and courses. Besides providing coverage of emerging issues in the marketplace, ABI/INFORM also provides valuable historical perspective, with journals and other material dating back to the early 1900s.
    Statistical, analytical and mapping tool designed to aid economic and community development decision making.
  • AccessScience
    AccessScience is an authoritative and dynamic online resource that contains incisively written, high-quality reference material that covers all major scientific disciplines. Its dedicated editorial team is led by Sagan-Award-winner John Rennie and comprises more than 9000 scientists and engineers, including 39 Nobel Prize Winners as well as recipients of other major scientific prizes such as Franklin Institute Awards.
  • A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy
    A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy is a mainstay in anatomy education classes around the globe. This interactive learning system dramatically enhances the study of human anatomy and related topics with incredibly detailed graphics, precision accuracy and advanced functionality.
  • African-American Poetry
    The early history of African American poetry, from the first recorded poem by an African American (Lucy Terry Prince's 'Bars Fight', c.1746) to the major poets of the nineteenth century, including Paul Laurence Dunbar and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.
  • American Poetry
    Over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets from the Colonial Period to the early twentieth century.
  • American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography
    Once logged in, the first page presented describes the various ways to access the collection: the alphabetical index, the subject index, as they were presented in the print volumes, or through a search.
  • APC Smart Medicine
    APC Smart Medicine is a Web-based decision-support tool designed for rapid point-of-care delivery of up-to-date, evidence-based guidance for clinicians. Smart Medicine is a collection of modules divided into five topic types:
    • Diseases
    • Screening and Prevention
    • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    • Ethical and Legal Issues
    • Procedures
  • ArchiveGrid
    Access to primary source information, including birth and death records, ship logs, and cemetery records.
  • ArtNC
    An educational resource from the North Carolina Museum of Art! This site is designed for educators, students, and anyone interested in looking at and learning from works of art.
  • Bills from the NC General Assembly
    You can search the current session as well as past sessions back to the 1985-86 Session.
  • BoardVitals
    The North Carolina Community College System Office has purchased the license for BoardVitals which is part of STAT!Ref. BoardVitals is a resource of exam banks to prepare our students for certification tests in Nursing, Radiography Tech, Surgical Tech.
  • Business Link North Carolina
    Business Link North Carolina offers a central source for consultations, information and referrals... just the help you need to tap into all the State has to offer to help you start, grow, and support your business in North Carolina.
  • Canadian Business & Current Affairs Complete (CBCA)
    Articles spanning Canadian agriculture, business and economics, education, government and politics, health sciences, history, literature, medical sciences, social sciences, and more, including scholarly content.
  • Canadian Newsstand Complete
    Over 300 Canadian newspapers from Canada's leading publishers, including the complete available electronic backfile for most newspapers, providing full access to the articles, columns, editorials and features.
  • CCLINC - Mayland's Online Library Catalog
    Our automated online library catalog is part of the Community College Libraries in North Carolina (CCLNC) system which networks 46 community colleges and offers searching and holds for over 1.8 million titles. Materials not immediately available may often be obtained from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) agreements.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    CDC.gov is CDC's primary online communication channel. Annually, there are close to 500 million page views to the site, averaging 41 million page views per month. CDC.gov provides users with credible, reliable health information.
  • CQ Researcher Online
    CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Our reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out the reports.
  • CQ Weekly
    Only CQ Weekly reports on the world's most powerful legislative body completely and accurately every week. How? The CQ news team - by far the largest on Capitol Hill, with more than 100 reporters, editors and researchers - covers virtually every act of Congress, delivering nonpartisan news and analysis unavailable anywhere else. That's why it is the choice of 95% of the members of Congress, the White House, every federal agency, the media and thousands of leading businesses. Not to mention 3,244 libraries.
  • Crime in North Carolina (Uniform Crime Report)
    The North Carolina Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is part of a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. While the program’s primary objective is to generate a reliable set of criminal statistics for use in law enforcement administration, operation, and management, its data have over the years become one the country’s leading social indicators.
  • DigitalNC
    The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is a statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Digital Heritage Center works with cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina to digitize and publish historic materials online.
  • eBooks
    Over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online.
  • ebrary Academic and Public Library Complete
    The Academic Complete and Public Library Complete ebrary collections are combined into one database for easy access. This resource contains scholarly eBook titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction titles on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills. There are no limits on concurrent multi-user access to ebrary titles, and most titles can be downloaded and read via the new ebrary Reader and on the Bluefire Reader app for Android and iOS.
  • EBSCO eBook Academic Collection
    There are more than 133,000 eBooks in this package, including titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, MIT Press, Harvard University Press and many others. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier Ltd.; Brill Academic Publishers; Taylor & Francis Ltd; Sage Publications, Ltd. and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All titles are available with unlimited user access, and titles are added to the package each month.
  • Economic Development Information System
    The N.C. Department of Commerce is the state's leading economic-development agency, working with local, regional, national and international companies. The department’s mission is to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for all North Carolinians.
  • English Poetry
    The original ground-breaking Chadwyck-Healey collection, English Poetry contains essentially the complete English poetic canon from the 8th century to the early 20th. Over 160,000 poems by more than 1,250 poets are drawn from nearly 4,500 printed sources.
  • Faber Poetry Library
    A collection of some of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. The Faber list spans the seventy-year history of this major publishing house, and includes the poetry of Thom Gunn, Siegfried Sassoon, T.S. Eliot, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Wendy Cope and Seamus Heaney. In total The Faber Poetry Library contains 140 volumes by 50 poets.
  • Films on Demand Video Collection
    Thousands of high quality videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.
  • Gale Literary Sources
    Gale Literary Sources combines Literature Resource Center with Gale Virtual Reference Library in one interface. Articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.
  • Go Ask Alice
    Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet resource produced by Alice! Health Promotion at Columbia University — a division of Columbia Health.
  • Healthfinder
    Healthfinder, a government Web site where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.
  • HeritageQuest
    HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.
  • HIV InSite
    Comprehensive, up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy from the University of California San Francisco
  • Hoover's Company Profiles
    Information for over 40,000 companies, including company overview, industry information, leadership and historical financials.
  • Infotrac Newsstand
    InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields.
  • INTELECOM Online Resources Network
    A fully-hosted and searchable video on demand database designed to meet the growing demand for rich media in support of online, hybrid and face-to-face classes. All video is closed captioned and meets 508 requirements for the hearing impaired.
  • Job Openings
    NCWorks is a one-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search labor market information.
  • Khan Academy
    Khan Academy is an organization on a mission with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available free of charge.
  • KidsHealth
    Information about children from before birth through adolescence. Topics include: emotional development, nutrition, parenting, first aid, and infections.
  • Lab Tests Online
    Lab Tests Online has been designed to help you, as a patient or family caregiver, to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases.
  • LawHelpNC
    Find information and links about your legal rights, the law, the courts, legal forms and more.
  • LearningExpress Library
    Resources to help you achieve your educational and career goals.
  • MEDCOM TRAINEX Allied Health Streaming Videos Generic Mayland Login
    Over 240 Allied Health Videos that are streamed online. Topics include Anatomy and Physiology, Basic Clinical Skills, Infection Control, Legal Aspects, Nursing Assistant, Obstetrical Nursing, Pediatrics, Safety and more.

    Nursing Students: If you were assigned a Username & Password you use must login with them using the link below.
  • MEDCOM TRAINEX Allied Health Streaming Videos Individual Login
    Over 255 Allied Health Videos that are streamed online. Topics include Anatomy and Physiology, Basic Clinical Skills, Infection Control, Legal Aspects, Nursing Assistant, Obstetrical Nursing, Pediatrics, Safety and more.

    Nursing Students: If you were assigned a Username & Password you use must login with them this link.
  • MedlinePlus
    MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
  • MedlinePlus Drugs & Supplements
    Learn about prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more. Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions.
  • Merck Manual Home Edition
    Merck is committed to bringing out the best in medicine. As part of that effort, Merck provides all of The Merck Manuals as a service to the community.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center
    Morningstar's proprietary data includes detailed analyst opinions on 1,700 stocks, 2,200 mutual funds, and 400 exchange traded funds. Get a clear overview of index returns, sector returns, and fund category returns, along with the most active stocks throughout the day. Plus tools such as Screeners for both funds and stocks; the Portfolio X-ray. newsletters, articles and video features.
  • MyiLibrary
    MyiLibrary offers library patrons access to some of the most topical and current e-books available today. You can access a wide range of research, reference and reading materials online from any location.
  • National Cancer Institute
    The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine. The mission of NCCAM is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and alternative medicine interventions and their roles in improving health and health care.
  • National Institute of Mental Health
    Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.
  • Natural Standard via Therapeutic Research
    Evidence-based reviews on dietary supplements and complementary and alternative medicine therapies, including herbs, supplements, vitamins, diets, nutrition, exercise, and complementary practices and modalities.
    NC ECHO searches across digital collections at a variety of cultural heritage institutions around North Carolina. NC ECHO is a first step for users interested in exploring North Carolina's diverse collections of historic photos, documents, books, family histories, maps, and much more.
  • NC Health Info
    Funded by and a service of the UNC Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library, NC Health Info is an online guide to web sites of quality health and medical information and local health services throughout North Carolina. NC Health Info has an established history of meeting the health information needs and interests of English and Spanish speaking North Carolinians and leading users to resources that are reliable and easy to understand. Because links to information are vetted, selected, and maintained by North Carolina librarians who volunteer their time and expertise, users are assured of finding the very best information.
  • NC LIVE - (Home Page)
    Free access to thousands of online magazines, newspapers, and journals via dozens of databases. Access to NC LIVE's Home Page with consolidated search box.
  • NC LIVE - Articles
    Access to Articles via NC LIVE. Free access to thousands of online magazines, newspapers, and journals via dozens of databases.
  • NC LIVE - eAudiobooks
    Access to over 1200 downloadable eAudiobooks from NC LIVE's collection of eAudiobooks.
  • NC LIVE - eBooks
    NC LIVE provides North Carolina’s libraries with access to over 26,000 eBook titles, almost all of which are downloadable! Many of these titles are non-fiction, including information in literature, health, technology, self help, history, social sciences, career development, reference books, and more.
  • NC LIVE - Home Grown eBook Collection
    A pilot project which pulls together eBooks from eight North Carolina publishers and makes them available to all of the NC LIVE libraries across the state. The collection of more than 1,200 fiction and nonfiction titles are part of NC LIVE's permanent collections (they are yours forever!), and can be read simultaneously by an unlimited number of readers as part of the pilot project.
  • NC LIVE - Nursing & Allied Health
    The Nursing & Allied Health Collection provides professional type resources, while the Health & Wellness Information Center contains information geared to laymen (which can be used by professionals for patient information and education).
  • NC LIVE - Video Collection
    NC LIVE provides North Carolina’s libraries with access to over 560 Video titles! The videos can be viewed on any device with an Internet connection that is capable of running Flash Player. The videos cannot be downloaded or saved to a device.
  • NC Public Schools Statistical Profile
    A collection of statistical information about North Carolina's elementary and secondary schools. The profile provides data on public school pupils, personnel, and finances.
  • NCPedia
    NCpedia is an online encyclopedia about North Carolina, U.S.A. As of July 1, 2014, NCpedia included 6,015 entries and 6,462 images!
  • New York Times
    Full articles from the New York Times (1980-current).
  • NIH Senior Health
    Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.
  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries via Alexander Street Press
    North American Women's Letters and Diaries includes the immediate experiences of 1,325 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. The materials have been carefully chosen using leading bibliographies, supplemented by customer requests and more than 7,000 pages of previously unpublished material. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.
  • North Carolina Agricultural Statistics Service
    NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS brings together current and historic data relating to North Carolina agriculture. This service has been provided by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA & CS) since 1919.
  • North Carolina Curriculum
    Provides leadership and support to educators across the State of North Carolina to build and reinforce the Common Core State Standards and North Carolina Essential Standards, to implement the North Carolina State Board of Education goals, and to inform, clarify and disseminate state and federal policies and laws.
  • North Carolina Driver's Manual
    NC Driver Handbooks
  • North Carolina Education Directory
    The directory provides information on the State Board of Education, the Department of Public Instruction, educational associations and commissions, and individual school systems and charter schools.
  • North Carolina General Assembly
    Official web site of the North Carolina General Assembly. Use this web site as a tool to track bills, find and communicate with State House and Senate representatives, and to follow chamber activity, meetings and issues before the General Assembly.
  • North Carolina Homepage
    NC.gov makes it easy to find services in all state agencies, conduct transactions, find contacts, and interact with government programs.
  • North Carolina Learning Object Repository (NCLOR)
    NCLOR provides a centralized location for the acquisition, collection, sharing, and management of quality learning resources for all teachers in North Carolina. A collection of documents, audio/video clips, simulations, learning modules, assessments, and more – virtually any type of learning resource that can be digitized and processed.
  • North Carolina Periodicals Index
    The index provides access to articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics, including the arts, business, culture, history, law, natural resources, public policy, tourism, and travel. Coverage includes 68 current and historic publications, most of which are not indexed in standard reference tools. Content coverage is selective as articles must be at least a page in length to be included. Initial coverage began in January, 1992, but retrospective coverage of historically important titles extends to the 1930s.
  • North Carolina Public Health
    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the agency in state government responsible for ensuring the health, safety and well being of all North Carolinians, providing human service needs for special populations including individuals who are deaf, blind, developmentally disabled and mentally ill, and helping poor North Carolinians achieve economic independence
  • North Carolina State Government Publications Collection
    The collection includes publications on a wide variety of topics including health care, agriculture, transportation, and education. Some of the files in this collection are very large and may take several minutes to load.
  • OAIster via OCLC FirstSearch
    OAIster records [Union catalog of digital resources] are available on the OCLC FirstSearch service to Base Package subscribers, providing another valuable access point for this rich database and a complement to other FirstSearch databases.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    This is a guide to career information about hundreds of occupations!
  • One Click Audio via Recorded Books
    The OneClickdigital eAudio app is available for Android, Kindle Fire, Nook, iPhone, iTouch and iPad users.
  • One Click Ebooks via Recorded Books
    Over 80 classic fiction titles available for checkout and download.
  • Open Library
    Over 200,000 downloadable eBooks are available through a partnership with Open Library, including fiction, young adult and children’s titles.
  • Oxford Reference Online Premium
    Reference titles in core subject areas, including quick reference articles, illustrations, photographs, line diagrams, maps, and tables.
  • OxResearch reports from Oxford Analytica via ProQuest Company
    Succinct analytical articles covering world and regional economic and political developments of major significance. It evaluates issues and events within a coherent political, social and economic framework. Additionally, it contains objective, multi-disciplinary articles compiled by an extensive international network of over 1,000 faculty members at Oxford and other leading universities around the world, as well as think-tanks and institutes of international standing.
  • Pharmaceutical News Index via ProQuest Company
    Gives researchers access to the latest information on medical technology, research, and legislative developments. The database contains bibliographic information and indexing for 22 key U.S.and international pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotechnology, medical device, and cosmetic industry newsletters.
  • Pronunciator via Pronunciator
    Language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages, including audio lessons, interactive textbooks, quizzes, phrasebooks and pronunciation analysis. Users must create a personal account to use this resource.
  • ProQuest Accounting & Tax Database via ProQuest Company
    Journal articles, reference reports, proceedings, and dissertations covering current news and topics as well as the trends and history influencing important accounting and tax issues.
  • ProQuest Asian Business and Reference via ProQuest Company
    Detailed information on companies, economies, markets, and overall business conditions throughout the Eastern Hemisphere.
  • ProQuest Banking Information Source via ProQuest Company
    National and international information on the financial services industry, including banking trends, products, companies, issues and operations.
  • ProQuest Biology Journals via ProQuest Company
    Research on animal behavior, aquatic life and fisheries, biochemistry, ecology, plant science, toxicology, virology, microbiology, health and safety science, entomology, and more.
  • ProQuest Career & Technical Education via ProQuest Company
    Vocational information on technical topics, such as computing science, healthcare, building trades, auto mechanics, sales and retail, accounting, graphic design, and photography.
  • ProQuest Central via ProQuest Company
    ProQuest Central is the largest, multidisciplinary, full-text database available in the market today. This resource provides access to 27 of ProQuest's most highly used databases, with a variety of content types across over 160 subjects, making this the broadest single research resource in the world. ProQuest Central won the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) 2010 CODiE Award for Best Online General Reference Service.
  • ProQuest Computing via ProQuest Company
    Scholarly journals, trade publications, and consumer titles covering topics such as artificial intelligence, automation, gaming, graphics, networking, security, database management, systems administration, information science and hardware.
  • ProQuest Criminal Justice Database
    Research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends.
  • ProQuest Education Journals via ProQuest Company
    Gives users access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education. Many titles are indexed in the ERIC database.
  • ProQuest Entrepreneurship via ProQuest Company
    Bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly - including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings - to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample business plans and tips from successful entrepreneur in a wide range of formats - from video to downloadable Word and Excel files, as well as traditional text and PDFs.
  • ProQuest Environmental Science Package via ProQuest Company
    Contains environmental science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, environmental impact statements, and the entire range of bibliographic records from Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management (ESPM). ESPM provides unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences drawn from over 10,000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications.
  • ProQuest European Business via ProQuest Company
    Trade journals and scholarly journals with a focus on Europe.
  • ProQuest Family Health via ProQuest Company
    Magazines and journals covering consumer health topics, such as sports injuries, women's health, food and nutrition, midwifery, eye care and dentistry.
  • ProQuest Health & Medical Complete via ProQuest Company
    Provides in-depth international coverage from over 2,400 publications with over 2100 available in full text and of these, over 910 include MEDLINE® indexing. Over 500 publishers contribute to ProQuest Health & Medical Complete including Elsevier, Massachusetts Medical Society, Springer, Nature Publishing and Cambridge University Press.
  • ProQuest Health Management via ProQuest Company
    Designed to meet the needs of researchers studying the field of health administration. This high-demand healthcare management content provides the most reliable and relevant information on a wide range of topics. Coverage for more than 840 key journals with more than 4,500 doctoral dissertations and theses, ProQuest Health Management provides users with the highest quality content, much of which is not available elsewhere.
  • ProQuest Military via ProQuest Company
    Articles from topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more.
  • ProQuest Newsstand via ProQuest Company
    Detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need. Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the papers. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc.
  • ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source via ProQuest Company
    ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more. This versatile database is designed to meet the needs of researchers at healthcare facilities as well as nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions. ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source provides abstracting and indexing for more than 1,200 titles, with over 1,050 titles in full-text, plus more than 15,700 full text dissertations representing the most rigorous scholarship in nursing and related fields.
  • ProQuest Political Science via ProQuest Company
    This database gives users access to hundreds of leading political science and international relations journals, providing full-text of many core titles indexed in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. In addition, over a thousand recent full-text doctoral dissertations on political science topics are included, together with working papers, conference proceedings, country profiles, political news and other sources.
  • ProQuest Psychology Journals via ProQuest Company
    Provides abstracts and indexing for more than 640 titles, with over 540 titles available in full text. Many titles are indexed in PsycINFO. Coverage ranges from behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial and social psychology, along with personality, psychobiology and psychometrics.
  • ProQuest Religion via ProQuest Company
    Provides a wide range of primarily full-text, international periodicals for diverse religious and spiritual studies, covering formal theological studies of major religions, as well as the most recent trends and scholarly thought. Included are titles from religious publishing bodies and nondenominational organizations. The resource reflects a wide spectrum of religious belief systems and supports the global study of religion.
  • ProQuest Research Library via ProQuest Company
    General reference database from business and political science to literature and psychology scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and daily news content, accessible to readers and researchers at every level.
  • ProQuest Science Journals via ProQuest Company
    Applied and general science articles covering topics such as global warming, alternative energy sources, robotic engineering, genetically modified food, and more.
  • ProQuest Social Science Journals via ProQuest Company
    Offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work and sociology.
  • ProQuest Sociology via ProQuest Company
    Covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction and more. This collection provides full-text coverage of many core titles included in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts.
  • ProQuest Telecommunications via ProQuest Company
    Covers topics including computer applications, data communications and data transmission systems, electronic data processing, information science and information theory, radio and television.
  • PubMed
    PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
  • Ready Reference via Library Spot
    Acronyms, Almanacs, Associations, Biographies, Calculators, Directories, Encyclopedias, Quotations, Thesauri...
  • ReferenceUSA via infoUSA
    Reference and research tool providing instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 24 million U.S. businesses and 235 million U.S. residents. ReferenceUSA makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.
  • Regional Accounts Data - Local Area Personal Income
    Regional data about GDP & Personal Income.
  • Salem Health via Salem Press
    A comprehensive collection of online titles that covers all aspects of human health, from addictions to diseases to psychology and an award-winning medical guide.
  • Salem History via Salem Press
    Salem Press history titles include a wide range of topics spanning American history and the world. Learn about important moments and figures in our history.
  • Salem Literature via Salem Press
    These titles examine American and international literature, novelists, poets, and short stories, as well as how they relate to their plots and themes.
  • Salem Science via Salem Press
    These titles explore various fields in science, including medicine, the environment, careers and everything under the sun.
  • Sanborn Maps North Carolina via ProQuest
    ProQuest® Sanborn Maps Geo Edition™ allows for increased discovery and greater ease of use by making maps searchable by address and location. Examining temporal (time) changes is made even easier with tools that layer maps from different years on top of each other and over modern street, satellite, and hybrid layers via a Google™ map interface.
  • Science in Context via Gale
    Reference content, plus magazines, journals, news sources, experiments, and more, covering earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics, science history, and biography.
  • SimplyMap via Geographic Research
    SimplyMap 3.0 uses the latest technology to provide better performance, faster maps, improved reliability, and powerful new features. Enhanced map exporting, including the ability to crop map images, control paper size and page orientation, and export maps as vector images.
  • SIRS Knowledge Source Package via ProQuest Company
    Is a comprehensive database portal which is comprised of several distinct reference databases including SIRS® Issues Researcher, SIRS® Government Reporter, SIRS® Renaissance, and SIRS® WebSelect. It provides relevant, credible information on social issues, science, history, government, and the arts and humanities.
  • Snapshots Series (market reports set)
    Over 8,000 market reports across 43 industries in 40 countries, spanning the UK, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, and Latin America. Reports include market size, market segmentation, market shares, market share weblinks, market distribution, market forecasts, and socio-economic data.
  • Socratic
    A digital tutor in your pocket. Socratic uses artificial intelligence and data from millions of student questions to understand where a student is stuck. Answers come from the Socratic community of teachers, students, and passionate people dedicated to making learning easier.
  • STAT!Ref
    The North Carolina Community College System Office has purchased the license for STAT!Ref which is a cross-searchable collection of electronic resources for healthcare professionals.
  • State Center for Health Statistics
    The North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics is responsible for data collection, health-related research, production of reports and maintenance of a comprehensive collection of health statistics. We provide high quality health information for better informed decisions and effective health policies. Our goal is to improve the health of all North Carolinians and their communities.
  • State Data Center
    The State Data Center (SDC) is a consortium of agencies cooperating with the US Bureau of the Census to provide the public with data about the state and its component geographic areas. The SDC lead agency is located in the Technology and Data Services Section of OSBM, where it provides extensive resources for retrieving statistical information. Three state-level coordinating agencies work closely with the lead agency:
  • State Demographics
    To enhance the set of analytical tools available to government and citizens for budgeting, planning, research, and other needs, OSBM creates and collects many different types of socioeconomic data. The rich content of these data serve as a vital tool in the budget process. The data are also important to businesses, local governments, academic communities, grant organizations, the media, and the public, especially at the sub-state level.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    Provides line-item access to over 1,000,000 individually indexed tables, as selected from the major statistical compilations and special studies issued by the federal government, private research firms, state governments, and intergovernmental organizations (IGOs). Up to 130,000 new tables are added yearly. All tables are available as images. Since 2006, all tables have been available in both image and Excel formats.
  • Tax Forms via Internal Revenue Service
    Latest Fedreal Tax forms and publications.
  • Tax Forms via NC Department of Revenue
    Latest North Carolina Tax forms and publications.
  • Teaching Positions in North Carolina
    Information about employment opportunities in North Carolina schools.
  • Twentieth Century African-American Poetry
    A database of modern and contemporary African American poetry, featuring almost 9,000 poems by 62 of the most important African American poets of the last century, including Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Audre Lorde and Rita Dove.
  • Twentieth Century American Poetry
    This unparalleled collection includes 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets, including Adrienne Rich, Andrei Codrescu, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Cathy Song.
  • Twentieth-Century English Poetry
    A collection of more than 600 volumes of poetry by 283 poets from 1900 to the present day, including W.B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, Wilfred Owen, Thom Gunn, Fleur Adcock, Paul Muldoon, Tony Harrison, Benjamin Zephaniah and Carol Ann Duffy, and incorporating the poets in The Faber Poetry Library.
  • Wall Street Journal
    This publication's detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need. Each issue is indexed thoroughly, so they have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the paper. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc.
  • Women's Health
    A federal government website managed by the Office on Women’s Health in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • WorldCat
    At the center of FirstSearch is WorldCat, a cooperative database of bibliographic records contributed by more than libraries, making it the world’s largest, most complete, and most consulted library union catalog. Your users can quickly find what they’re looking for among the 322 million global information sources in all formats—books, full text, electronic books and journals, Web-based articles, and audio and video recordings—from the full range of recorded history.

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