*DISCUS, South Carolina's Virtual Library is the provider for the following list of database subscriptions.

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Academic Search Premier
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.
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

Agricola
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Not Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

Alt HealthWatch
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.
Subject: Medical
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

Applied Science & Technology Full Text
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

Auto Repair Reference Center
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.
Subject: Automotive
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended


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Biography In Context
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.
Subject: Biography
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

Bloom’s Literary Reference Online
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.
Subject: Literary
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

BrainPOP Jr.
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.
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults - Not Recommended
  Teens - Not Recommended
  Children - Recommended

Britannica Escolar (Spanish) from home
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Recommended

Britannica Escolar (Spanish) from library
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Recommended

Britannica Online from home
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Recommended

Britannica Online from library
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Recommended

Business Source Premier
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.
Subject: Business
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended


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Career eBook Collection
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.
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

Computer Source
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.
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

Consumer Health Complete
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.
Subject: Medical
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

Credo Reference
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

CultureGrams
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.
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Recommended


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Education Full Text
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.
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

ERIC
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Not Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

European Views of the Americas
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Not Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended


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Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
Available at all library locations; requires a library card, a username, and a password
Description: Complete career research database of jobs, skills, and resources
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

Fuente Academica
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Recommended


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GreenFILE
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.
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended


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Health Source: Consumer Edition
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.
Subject: Medical
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Not Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

History Reference Center
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended


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Kids Infobits
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.
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults - Not Recommended
  Teens - Not Recommended
  Children - Recommended


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LearningExpress Library 3.0
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.
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Recommended

Library Literature & Information Science Index
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.
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Not Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
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.
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Not Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

Literary Reference Center
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.
Subject: Literary
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended


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MAS Ultra - School Edition
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.
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults - Not Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Recommended

MasterFILE Premier
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.
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

MEDLINE
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.
Subject: Medical
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

Middle Search Plus
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Not Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Recommended

Military & Government Collection
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.
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Not Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended


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News (AP, UPI, etc.)
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.
Subject: News
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Recommended

Newspaper Source Plus
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.
Subject: News
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

Novelist K-8 Plus
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.
Subject: Literary
Age Group: Adults - Not Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Recommended

Novelist Plus
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.
Subject: Literary
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Recommended

Nursing Resource Center
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.
Subject: Medical
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Not Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended


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Opposing Viewpoints In Context
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended


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Points of View Reference Center
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

Primary Search
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.
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults - Not Recommended
  Teens - Not Recommended
  Children - Recommended

Professional Development Collection
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Not Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended


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Regional Business News
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.
Subject: News
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

Religion and Philosophy Collection
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended


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Science Reference Center
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

Searchasaurus
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Not Recommended
  Teens - Not Recommended
  Children - Recommended

Small Business Reference Center
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.
Subject: Business
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

Student Research Center: High School Research
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

Student Research Center: Middle School Research
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Not Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Recommended

StudySC
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.
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Recommended


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Teacher Reference Center
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended

TOPICsearch
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.
Subject: Research
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended


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Vocational & Career Collection
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.
Subject: General
Age Group: Adults - Recommended
  Teens - Recommended
  Children - Not Recommended


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