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Encyclopedias Books History Business Other Databases Additional Web Sites Encyclopedias Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia Includes the full text of over 25,000 subject entries in the encyclopedia. WordNet: A Lexical Database for the English Language Similar to a dictionary, provides brief definitions, related terms, usage examples, etc. Books Return...

EncyclopediasBooksHistoryBusinessOther Databases
Additional Web Sites

Encyclopedias  

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Includes the full text of over 25,000 subject entries in the encyclopedia. 

WordNet: A Lexical Database for the English Language
Similar to a dictionary, provides brief definitions, related terms, usage examples, etc.
Books

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Books in Print

Listings for over 5.6 million print, audio, and video titles as well as full-text-reviews for selected titles. 

Gale Virtual Reference Library
This is a database of E-Book reference titles.
ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

 

A rich collection of material that helps students understand the cultural milieu associated with literary works. 

EBSCO eBookCollection

Search and browse reference resources including encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks, thesauri and more.

WorldCat

Union catalog of materials held in libraries world-wide. 

   
History

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America: History and Life

Comprehensive index to articles, dissertations, and books about American history and culture. 

HeritageQuest

Research materials for tracing family history and American culture. 

Business

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Serials Directory

Up-to-date information and pricing for popular magazines and other serials. 

Simply Map

A web-based demographic, business and marketing data mapping tool. USERS MUST "CREATE PERSONAL WORKSPACE" TO SAVE WORK. See also: brochure description and the "Quick Reference Guide" to get started. 

WDI Online

World Development Indicators Online--statistics from around the globe. Published by the World Bank 

   
 Other Databases

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Auto Repair Center Information related to automotive parts & procedures for almost any make & model of car or truck from 1945 to present.
Biography Reference Center
offers a comprehensive collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies
Career Library

Includes career interest assessment tests, college and career profiles, résumé examples and much more.

Directory of Open Access Journals
"Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals" covering all disciplines
LearningExpress Library

Practice tests and tutorials, including the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and Praxis I. 

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) with Full Text
Provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.


North Carolina Information Resources include:
North Carolina Agricultural Statistics Provides statistical information (table/map/graph) on agriculture. Comparisons between NC counties & other states.
North Carolina Driver's Manual
Includes the full text of the current Dept of Motor Vehicles driver's manual in English and Spanish.
North Carolina Encyclopedia
Information for students of all ages about the state, its history, people, government, and education.
North Carolina Government Employee Telephone Directory
NC State Capital Area Telephone Directory online. Includes a searchable alphabetical listing, plus departmental directory.
North Carolina Homepage
NC Government portal, provides comprehensive and online services for citizens, businesses, and state employees.
North Carolina Job Openings NC Employment Security Commission (ESC) site contains links to the NC Job Bank, and additional  job resources.
North Carolina State Demographics
The State Demographics Unit provides state, county, and population estimates by year, age, race, and sex.
Sanborn Maps for North Carolina
Provides digital access to large-scale maps of NC.
   
First Search Databases
     ArticleFirst
OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals
     Dissertations
Dissertations and theses from institutions in North America and Europe
     PapersFirst
OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide
     Proceedings
An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings
     PerAbs
Periodical abstracts from general and academic journals
     SIRSResearcher
Social, scientific, economic, and political issues worldwide
     WilsonSelectPlus
Indexes articles in science, humanities, education, and business
   
Additional Web Sites 

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Internet Public Library Reference Center

Basic reference tools such as almanacs, calendars, census data, dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc. 

Virtual Reference Shelf

Selected Web resources compiled by the Library of Congress 

Academic Info

Directory of resources tailored to a college audience; each subject guide contains "the best Internet sites in the field" 

Virtual Library

Collection of online information on a variety of topics; includes an alphabetical listing of topics and sections 

INFOMINE

Directory of online resources, searchable by keyword, subject, and title 

Librarians' Index to the Internet

Searchable, annotated directory of more than 10,000 Internet resources