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Academic Search Premier
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: This multi-disciplinary database provides information for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=aph
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Accessible Archives from home
Where Available: Requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Resource for genealogy and history researchers. Includes full text articles from several historical newspapers with coverage focusing on the Southeast and African American newspapers of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://www.accessible.com/accessible/barcode?library=spartanburg
Subject: Genealogy
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Accessible Archives from library
Where Available: Available at all library locations
Description: Resource for genealogy and history researchers. Includes full text articles from several historical newspapers with coverage focusing on the Southeast and African American newspapers of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://www.accessible.com/
Subject: Genealogy
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Agricola
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: This database contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=agr
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Not Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Alt HealthWatch
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=awh
Subject: Medical
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Ancestry Library Edition
Where Available: Available only within the libraries
Description: Ancestry Library Edition includes census images from every available United States federal census (1790-1930). Also included are military records, court, land and probate records, vital and church records, directories, passenger lists, and much more. For more information, call the Kennedy Room staff at 864-596-3508.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://www.ancestrylibrary.com
Subject: Genealogy
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Not Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Applied Science & Technology Full Text
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: This database contains the full text of core English-language, scientific and technical publication articles available from more than 220 periodicals dating back to 1997.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=asf
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Auto Repair Reference Center
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1945.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custID=s9196868&profile=autorefctr
Subject: Automotive
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Biography In Context
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Search for current or historic people by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, or by keyword and full text.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/spartanbcpl?db=BIC1
Subject: Biography
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Bloom’s Literary Reference Online
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card, a username, and a password
Description: This database explores the lives and work of different authors from all time periods from around the world.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=102660&pid=WE54
Subject: Literary
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
BrainPOP Jr.
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Hosts videos, quizzes, and lessons for children from kindergarten to 3rd grade.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://www.brainpopjr.com/user/loginDo.weml?username=discus12&password=learnit
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults: Not Recommended  Teens: Not Recommended Kids: Recommended
Britannica Escolar (Spanish) from home
Where Available: Requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Includes more than 1,500 encyclopedia articles and 1,000 pictures in the Spanish language. Contains interactive materials supporting language arts, math, science and social studies.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://spanish.eb.com/storelibrarycard?id=spburg
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Recommended
Britannica Escolar (Spanish) from library
Where Available: Available at all library locations
Description: Includes more than 1,500 encyclopedia articles and 1,000 pictures in the Spanish language. Contains interactive materials supporting language arts, math, science and social studies.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://www.spanish.eb.com/juvenil
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Recommended
Britannica Online from home
Where Available: Requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Includes encyclopedia articles, magazines and journals, Web sites, multimedia, dictionary and thesaurus entries. Additional content sources include Year in Review, World Data Analyst, Notable Quotations and Gateway to the Classics. Access to two homepages: Britannica Kids for children and young adults, and Britannica Reference Center for older students and adults.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://library.eb.com/storelibrarycard?id=spburg
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Recommended
Britannica Online from library
Where Available: Available at all library locations
Description: Includes encyclopedia articles, magazines and journals, Web sites, multimedia, dictionary and thesaurus entries. Additional content sources include Year in Review, World Data Analyst, Notable Quotations and Gateway to the Classics. Access to two homepages: Britannica Kids for children and young adults, and Britannica Reference Center for older students and adults.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://www.library.eb.com/
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Recommended
Business Source Premier
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Business Source Premier provides information for more than 2,300 journals, including full text articles for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&profile=bsi
Subject: Business
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Career eBook Collection
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Customized collection of more than 250 electronic books for vocational needs. Titles focused on career selection, résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing, changing careers, test-taking strategies and more.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&profile=ebook&defaultdb=nlebk
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Computer Source
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in computer technology.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=cph
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Consumer Health Complete
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Consumer Health Complete is designed for everyday questions about health care information.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=chc
Subject: Medical
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Credo Reference
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Credo Reference hosts more than 550 reference titles from respected academic presses around the world.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://login.credoreference.com/libcard?id=7482
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
CultureGrams
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Country reports that provide snapshots of the world’s cultures. 200+ United Nations-member countries included, with reports containing information on history, customs, family, lifestyle, recipes, economy and more.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://online.culturegrams.com/index.php?login=120&orgid=11647
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Recommended
Education Full Text
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Content includes in-depth coverage of special education topics. Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=eft
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
ERIC
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=eric
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Not Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
European Views of the Americas
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: This bibliographic database is an index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=hev
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Not Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card, a username, and a password
Description: Complete career research database of jobs, skills, and resources
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=102660&pid=WE34
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Foundation Center Collection
Where Available: Available only within the Headquarters library
Description: Research databases with listings for foundations and grant opportunities. Includes the Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, and Philanthropy In/Sight. Database access is available through a partnership with the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://www.infodepot.org/zResDB/FDNCTR.asp
Subject: Grants
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Not Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Fuente Academica
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: 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.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=zbh
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=funk
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Recommended
Gale Directory Library
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: The Gale Directory Library (GDL) is a digital platform that lets users access directories – that is, extensive listings of companies, organizations, publications, people, products, and more. With GDL, users can cross-search multiple directory products or search a single title. Users can search, sort and export in order to generate lists for marketing and sales activities or to analyze the directory data for research. Directories included are: Encyclopedia of Associations (international, national, and local and regional), Brands and Their Companies, American Wholesalers and Distributors Directory, and Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/spartanbcpl?db=GDL
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/spartanbcpl?db=GVRL
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
GreenFILE
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=8gh
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Health Source: Consumer Edition is a rich collection of consumer health information. This resource provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=hxh
Subject: Medical
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=hch
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Not Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
HeritageQuest Online from home
Where Available: Requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Resource for census data, family genealogical information, and local histories. Images from every available U.S. federal census (1790-1930). For technical support, help with authentication, and basic search questions, call or visit ProQuest, Frequently Asked Questions at http://training.proquest.com/trc/faq/index.htm, 1-800-889-3358 (8:00 am.-12:00 midnight). E-mail: tsupport@il.proquest.com For tips on searching, call Kennedy Room staff at 864-596-3508 during Library hours.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://www.heritagequestonline.com/barcode?aid=4135
Subject: Genealogy
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Not Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
HeritageQuest Online from library
Where Available: Available at all library locations
Description: Resource for census data, family genealogical information, and local histories. Images from every available U.S. federal census (1790-1930).
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://www.heritagequestonline.com/
Subject: Genealogy
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Not Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
History Reference Center
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: History Reference Center is a comprehensive full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=hrc
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Kids Infobits
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/spartanbcpl?db=ITKE
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults: Not Recommended  Teens: Not Recommended Kids: Recommended
LearningExpress Library 3.0
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Comprehensive collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials, and other career and life skills resources including Practice tests for GED preparation, job and career goals, undergraduate and graduate school admission, and U.S. citizenship.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://www.learningexpresslibrary3.com/?AuthToken=E8E45A63-954C-496F-A35B-00715995974B
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Recommended
Library Literature & Information Science Index
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Library Literature & Information Science Index™ provides cover-to-cover indexing of over 400 journals, including key library and information science periodicals.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=lii
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Not Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=lxh
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Not Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Literary Reference Center
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Literary Reference Center™ is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=lrc
Subject: Literary
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Mango Languages
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Mango is the easiest way to learn a foreign language! The online language learning system teaches actual conversation skills the following languages: French, German, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew, Ukrainian, Italian, Spanish, Russian, and Japanese. ESL classes are offered for speakers of Spanish and Russian. It’s so easy and effective, you’ll be talking after just one lesson. conversation skills for a wide variety of languages including French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and many more. It’s so easy and effective, you’ll be talking after just one lesson.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://libraries.mangolanguages.com/spartanburg-county/start
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
MAS Ultra - School Edition
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text articles for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines such as Jet and Teen People.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=ulh
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults: Not Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Recommended
MasterFILE Premier
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: MasterFILE Premier contains full text articles for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=f5h
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
MEDLINE
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=cmedm
Subject: Medical
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Middle Search Plus
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Middle Search Plus provides full text articles for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines such as Time and Transworld Skateboarding.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=mih
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Not Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Recommended
Military & Government Collection
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=mth
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Not Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Morningstar from home
Where Available: Available outside library
Description: Contains analysts’ data reports cover more than 20,000 securities. Morningstar screeners help identify stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs that meet your needs. the Portfolio X-Ray feature allows you to input two or more stocks and/or mutual funds to see how they work together.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://library.morningstar.com/remote.html
Subject: Business
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Morningstar from library
Where Available: Available at all library locations
Description: Contains analysts’ data reports cover more than 20,000 securities. Morningstar screeners help identify stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs that meet your needs. the Portfolio X-Ray feature allows you to input two or more stocks and/or mutual funds to see how they work together.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://library.morningstar.com/
Subject: Business
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
News (AP, UPI, etc.)
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: News (AP, UPI, etc.) provides near real-time access to top world-wide news on a continuous basis.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=nsm
Subject: News
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Recommended
Newspaper Source Plus
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: 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.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=n5h
Subject: News
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Novelist K-8 Plus
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: This database helps readers find good reads from board books to adolescent age books.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=novpk8
Subject: Literary
Age Group: Adults: Not Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Recommended
Novelist Plus
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Contains over 200,000 fiction and nonfiction titles, plus feature content including lists of award-winning books, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, Recommended Reads and more. NoveList Plus is a complete readers’ resource.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&profile=novplus
Subject: Literary
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Recommended
Nursing Resource Center
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Includes disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/spartanbcpl?db=NRC
Subject: Medical
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Not Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Where Available: Available at all library locations
Description: A one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. Features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/spartanbcpl?db=OVIC
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Points of View Reference Center
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Points of View Reference Center is designed to assist students and researchers in understanding the differing views of and the full scope of controversial subjects.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=pov
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Primary Search
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Primary Search provides full text articles for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=prh
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults: Not Recommended  Teens: Not Recommended Kids: Recommended
Professional Development Collection
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: 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.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=tfh
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=pbh
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Not Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
ReferenceUSA
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Contains detailed business information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses and residential information on more than 120 million U.S. households.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://www.referenceusa.com
Subject: Business
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Regional Business News
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Regional Business News incorporates more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=bwh
Subject: News
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Religion and Philosophy Collection
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: The Religion & Philosophy Collection is a comprehensive database covering such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=rlh
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Salem Health from home
Where Available: Requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Salem Health brings online access to Salem Press’ award-winning health reference works such as Magill's Medical Guide and Salem Health: Cancer. Virtually all of the content is available online, including illustrations and sidebars, indexes, appendixes and other back matter. Cross-references in the form of “See Also” boxes will link directly to appropriate articles. Key terms, used in the body of articles, will link to a complete “Glossary.” “Further Information” citations are extensive and authoritative. Article citation information is included with every article.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://health.salempress.com/action/remoteAccessActivation
Subject: Medical
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Salem Health from library
Where Available: Available at all library locations
Description: Salem Health brings online access to Salem Press’ award-winning health reference works such as Magill's Medical Guide and Salem Health: Cancer. Virtually all of the content is available online, including illustrations and sidebars, indexes, appendixes and other back matter. Cross-references in the form of “See Also” boxes will link directly to appropriate articles. Key terms, used in the body of articles, will link to a complete “Glossary.” “Further Information” citations are extensive and authoritative. Article citation information is included with every article.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://health.salempress.com
Subject: Medical
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Salem History from home
Where Available: Requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Salem History brings online access to Salem Press’ award-winning history reference works such as Great Lives from History: the 20th Century, The Eighties in America, Milestone Documents in American History, and Modern Scandals. Virtually all of the content is available online, including illustrations and sidebars, indexes, appendixes and other back matter. Cross-references in the form of “See Also” boxes will link directly to appropriate articles. Key terms, used in the body of articles, will link to a complete “Glossary.” “Further Information” citations are extensive and authoritative. Article citation information is included with every article.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://history.salempress.com/action/remoteAccessActivation
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Salem History from library
Where Available: Available at all library locations
Description: Salem History brings online access to Salem Press’ award-winning history reference works such as Great Lives from History: the 20th Century, The Eighties in America, Milestone Documents in American History, and Modern Scandals. Virtually all of the content is available online, including illustrations and sidebars, indexes, appendixes and other back matter. Cross-references in the form of “See Also” boxes will link directly to appropriate articles. Key terms, used in the body of articles, will link to a complete “Glossary.” “Further Information” citations are extensive and authoritative. Article citation information is included with every article.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://history.salempress.com
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Salem Literature from home
Where Available: Requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Salem Literature brings online access to Salem Press’ award-winning literature such as Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Critical Survey of Poetry, and Masterplots, Fourth Edition. Virtually all of the content is available online, including illustrations and sidebars, indexes, and appendixes. There are a variety of ways to access each article – you may view it, save it, email it, or print it. Article citation information is included with every article.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://literature.salempress.com/action/remoteAccessActivation
Subject: Literary
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Salem Literature from library
Where Available: Available at all library locations
Description: Salem Literature brings online access to Salem Press’ award-winning literature such as Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Critical Survey of Poetry, and Masterplots, Fourth Edition. Virtually all of the content is available online, including illustrations and sidebars, indexes, and appendixes. There are a variety of ways to access each article – you may view it, save it, email it, or print it. Article citation information is included with every article.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://literature.salempress.com/
Subject: Literary
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Salem Science from home
Where Available: Requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Salem Science brings online access to Salem Press’ award-winning science works such as The Solar System and Encyclopedia of Global Warming. Virtually all of the content is available online, including illustrations and sidebars, indexes, and appendixes. Cross-references in the form of “See Also” boxes will link directly to appropriate articles. Key terms, used in the body of articles, will link to a complete “Glossary.” “Further Information” citations are extensive and authoritative. There are a variety of ways to access each article – you may view it, save it, email it, or print it. Article citation information is included with every article.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://science.salempress.com/action/remoteAccessActivation
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Salem Science from library
Where Available: Available at all library locations
Description: Salem Science brings online access to Salem Press’ award-winning science works such as The Solar System and Encyclopedia of Global Warming. Virtually all of the content is available online, including illustrations and sidebars, indexes, and appendixes. Cross-references in the form of “See Also” boxes will link directly to appropriate articles. Key terms, used in the body of articles, will link to a complete “Glossary.” “Further Information” citations are extensive and authoritative. There are a variety of ways to access each article – you may view it, save it, email it, or print it. Article citation information is included with every article.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://science.salempress.com/
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Science Reference Center
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=scirc
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Searchasaurus
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Searchasaurus makes it easy for younger students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful information on research topics.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=sas
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Not Recommended  Teens: Not Recommended Kids: Recommended
Small Business Reference Center
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Small Business Reference Center provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=sbrc
Subject: Business
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
South Carolina Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 from home
Where Available: Requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Fire insurance maps for South Carolina cities showing street, lot, and building locations. Dates vary by location. For technical support, help with authentication, and basic search questions, call or visit ProQuest, Frequently Asked Questions at http://training.proquest.com/trc/faq/index.htm, 1-800-889-3358 (8:00 am.-12:00 midnight). E-mail: tsupport@il.proquest.com. For tips on searching, call Kennedy Room staff at 864-596-3508 during Library hours.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://www.infodepot.org/catalog.htm
Subject: Genealogy
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Not Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
South Carolina Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 from library
Where Available: Available at all library locations
Description: Fire insurance maps for South Carolina cities showing street, lot, and building locations. Dates vary by location.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://sanborn.umi.com/
Subject: Genealogy
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Not Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Student Research Center: High School Research
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: EBSCO's Student Research Center makes it easy for high school students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful information on research topics.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&profile=src
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Student Research Center: Middle School Research
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: EBSCO's Student Research Center makes it easy for middle school students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful information on research topics.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&profile=msrc
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Not Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Recommended
StudySC
Where Available: Available at all library locations; available outside library
Description: StudySC is a website that provides online content to support South Carolina-specific curriculum standards. Created by the South Carolina State Library, StudySC makes available a student-friendly environment arranged by grade level and by subject area where students can find the information they need fast.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://studysc.org/
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Recommended
Teacher Reference Center
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=trh
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
TOPICsearch
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: TOPICsearch contains full text for over 150,000 articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, magazines, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=tth
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Vocational & Career Collection
Where Available: Available at all library locations; requires a library card to access outside library
Description: This collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade, vocational, and industry-related periodicals.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9196868&Profile=ehost&defaultdb=voh
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Recommended Kids: Not Recommended
Westlaw
Where Available: Available only within the Headquarters library on computers within the law library
Description: Provides a quick, easy access to statutes, case law materials, public records and other legal resources, as well as current news articles and business information.
Years Available: varies
Database URL: http://www.infodepot.org/docs/Westlawnote.asp
Subject: Legal
Age Group: Adults: Recommended  Teens: Not Recommended Kids: Not Recommended

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