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Research Tools - Local Information
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Library Databases

Electronic resources marked with an asterisk are provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.

  

America's Newspapers
In Library |  Home Access
Search current and archived state and national full-text articles on issues, events, business, government and more including The Post and Courier (12/6/1994 to Current), The State (12/1/87 to Current) and the Washington Post (1977 to Current).

 
Community Information Database
In Library | Home Access
Charleston tri-county area civic, non-profit, clubs, support groups, government, and social organization information.
  
Digital Sanborn Maps
In Library | Home Access
South Carolina regional property maps from the 1860's to the 1970's.
 

Lowcountry Digital Library
All Access No library card required.
This is a collaborative project led by the College of Charleston that includes materials from a variety of libraries, museums, cultural heritage repositories and archives from throughout the Lowcountry region of South Carolina. The Lowcountry Digital Library includes digitized primary documents, photographs, publications, oral histories and other resources.

 
Newspaper Source Plus*
In Library | Home Access
Full text of American newspapers along with radio and television transcripts.
  

Post and Courier Index
In Library | Home Access
Finding aid to Charleston area news, feature stories and obituaries (Stories: 1994 to March 2011; Obituaries: 1994 to current).

 
 

Best of the Web

SCIway Community Services Organizations
Trident United Way
Charleston County Department of Social Services
East Cooper Community Outreach
Crisis Ministries
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department
South Carolina State Government Home Page
City of Charleston Home Page
Charleston County Home Page
Municipal Association of South Carolina
National Association of Counties - South Carolina Counties
 

Additional Sources
Specialized Collections

Charleston Archive  | South Carolina Room

More Web Site Sources
Charleston Area Hospitals  | Employment | Health Agencies (other than hospitals) | Housing in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties | Hurricane Resources | Local Disaster Relief Agencies | Public and Private Schools | Religious Organizations | Social Services