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ABC-CLIO E-book Collection E-reference books on history, literature, pop culture and more.

ABI/INFORM Complete Business research from journals, trade publications, market research reports, dissertations, and working papers.

Access America’s News Explore full text newspaper and media coverage from a wide variety of NC and national sources including the local Fayetteville Observer.

Addiction & Substance Abuse (Salem Health) Current medical information on addiction and substance abuse.

African American Experience Developed by African-American librarians and subject specialists and organized by era, this database covers African American history and culture. Part of the American Mosaic collection.

African American Poetry Provides authoritative and comprehensive source on the African American experience. At launch, the site will be comprised of five major encyclopedias and content from eighteen additional reference sources from Oxford University Press.

American Indian Experience Featuring articles and essays from Native American authors and contributors, this database gives voice to the American Indian experience. Part of the American Mosaic collection.

American Poetry Over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets from the Colonial Period to the early 20th century.

Ancestry Library Edition Unparalleled collection of resources for genealogical and historical research. Includes more than 4000 databases. This resource can only be accessed from within a library building.

Black Freedom Struggle website A collection of historical documents focusing on the pursuit for equality of African Americans. Aimed at general public and students, middle school through college.

Biography in Context Access to this resource is no longer available. Please see Credo Reference instead for biography information

Brainfuse: Adult Learning Center Provides resume assistance and live online tutoring from 2 p.m. to midnight. Includes: GED prep, 24/7 writing lab, skills building, Microsoft Office Essential Skills Series, and 24/7 Question Center.

Brainfuse: HelpNow Offers students assistance with homework and test preparation. Includes live online tutoring from 2 p.m. to midnight and a 24/7 Writing Lab.

Brainfuse: JobNow A unique suite of resources for job seekers, including on-demand access to trained career experts who provide live, one-to-one interview coaching and resume assistance.

Business Plans Handbook Search for a specific business plan for nearly any type of business.

Cancer (Salem Health) Up-to-date, easy-to-use medical information related to cancer. Select database from drop-down menu.

Careers in Business (Salem Press) Search here for up-to-date and easy-to-use information on business careers.

Careers in Environment & Conservation (Salem Press) Search here for up-to-date and easy-to-use information on Environment and Conservation careers.

Careers in Healthcare (Salem Health) Current information on careers in healthcare.

Chilton Library Step-by-step instructions for car or truck repair and maintenance.

CINAHL Plus Nursing and allied health journals and research.

Complementary & Alternative Medicine (Salem Health) Current medical information on complementary and alternative medicine.

Consumer Reports Product reviews from Consumer Reports.

Credo Reference An easy-to-use tool to gather background information on topics from hundreds of full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

Criminal Justice Database Research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends.

CultureGrams Online Database World cultural information for all ages from elementary school students to business travelers. Includes worldwide photo gallery, famous people, and unique recipes from around the world.

CQ Researcher An account of today's issues with an overview of the subject, background, controversies and initiatives.

Data Axle Reference Solutions - Formerly known as ReferenceUSA. Detailed directory information for millions of businesses and households.

Ebook Central Academic and Public Library Complete Scholarly titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills.

English Poetry Essentially the complete English poetic canon from 600 to 1900. Over 165,000 poems by more than 1,250 poets.

Faber Poetry Library A collection of the most influential poets of the 20th century.

Fayetteville Observer Collection Provides four ways to search the Fayetteville Observer's newspaper archives back to 1988. Scroll down and click on the second listing for the complete daily edition of the Fayetteville Observer includuding today’s edition.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center Get career advice and explore industries. Includes streaming video.

Films on Demand Video Collection Stream documentaries, "how to" videos on a wide variety of topics, PBS shows, and more.

Films on Demand: Just for Kids Stream kid-safe, ad-free video including favorites– Sesame Street, The Electric Company, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, The Berenstain Bears, and thousands more.

Fold 3 Research the National Archives military history records for genealogical or historical information. Allows users to create honor wall pages for specific veterans.

Freegal Stream up to 3 hours of music daily and download up to 3 songs each week - yours to keep for your personal use. Freegal offers access to over 16 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. Also available as an app for Android and iOS.

Genetics & Inherited Conditions (Salem Health) Full-text on over 450 topics in genetics and inherited diseases and conditions.

Heritage Quest Research materials for tracing family history and American culture. For beginning or professional genealogists.

Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collection 3.5 million pages of content from over 1,000 county newspapers in North Carolina dating back to 1751.

Infectious Diseases (Salem Health) Current medical information on infectious diseases.

Latino American Experience Documents the rich heritage and current culture of Hispanic groups in the United States, beginning with pre-16th century Mayan, Incan, and Aztec empires. Part of the American Mosaic collection.

Libby Download ebooks and audiobooks

Literature Resource Center Articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.

LearningExpress Library Provides tutorials, practice tests, e-books, and articles for skill building, test preparation, and career development. Test prep for GED, ASVAB, SAT, ACT, and much more is included.

Magill Medical Guide (Salem Health) Search here for up-to-date and easy-to-use medical information.

MasterFile Premiere Search a variety of scholarly journals and popular magazines.

MedlinePlus Comprehensive, authoritative health information from the National Library of Medicine. Topics include common diseases and conditions, health promotion and wellness, drug information, medical dictionaries and more.

Morningstar Investment Research Center Fund and stock information for in-depth research.

NC LIVE: Quick Search Quick access to complete articles from over 16,000 newspapers, journals, and magazines, and more.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries Letters, diaries and materials depicting the experiences of women from Colonial times to 1950.

NC Digital Library Download e-books, audiobooks and videos. Works with most e-readers tablets, and smartphones.

NoveList Find new books based on books you've read or topics in which you are interested. Includes many book reviews.

ProQuest Agricultural & Environmental Science Database Articles plus searchable charts, figures, graphs, maps, photographs and tables representing all major environment topics.

ProQuest Business Market Research Collection Information for over 40,000 companies, including company overview, industry information, leadership and historical financials.

ProQuest Central General reference database for over 175 subjects from magazines, journals and newspapers, including peer-reviewed and scholarly works.

ProQuest Entrepreneurship Information for entrepreneurs and researchers that includes business start-up plans, video clips, journals, business cases, and more.

Psychology & Mental Health (Salem Health) Up-to-date and easy-to-use psychology and mental health medical information related. Select database from drop-down menu.

ReferenceUSA has changed its name to Data Axle Reference Solutions.

Salem Careers Information from Salem Press on select career fields: business, environment & conservation, healthcare, law, criminal justice, and emergency services.

Salem Health Searches several medical encyclopedias published by Salem Press. Topics covered include cancer, alternative medicine, genetics, psychology, and addiction.

Salem Reference Shelf Searchable access to multiple sources for Literature, History, Science, Health and Careers.

Sanborn Maps Delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in North Carolina.

Science Online All things science, including biographies of scientists, experiments, essays and diagrams on nearly any science topic imaginable.

SIRS Discoverer Homework and research for elementary and middle school students with articles, images and activities.

Social Explorer Visualization and data-mapping tool with thousands of data indicators across demography, economy, crime and more.

Statistical Abstract of the United States An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

Transparent Language Learn 110 languages, includes ESL, grammar tips, and a mobile app.

TumbleBooks A library of animated, talking picture books that teaches kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

TumbleMath Bring math to life through animated picture books, organized by math skill, math standard, and grade level. Also includes quizzes and lesson plans.

Wall Street Journal Full text articles dating back to 1984.

WorldCat Catalogs from more than 9,000 libraries around the world.

World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy Offers a deep survey of more than 50 past and present religions practiced throughout the world.

Wowbrary See the newest items at the library with Wowbrary. Sign up to get free weekly email notification in a newsletter format.

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