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Library Databases

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

Career eBook Collection*
For eBooks on job and career research, resume and cover letter writing, see eBook Collection (Career eBooks).

eBook Collection (Career eBooks)*
In Library | Home Access
Job and career research, resume and cover letter eBooks.


EBSCOhost Research Databases*
In Library | Home Access
Offers a point of access to specialized research databases. Provides the ability to cross-search EBSCO databases.

Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson)*
In Library | Home Access
Content from education journals. Subjects include special education, educational testing, adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, and teaching methods.
Education resource. Cross-search ERIC (Education Resource Information Center) with other electronic resources through EBSCOhost Research Databases*
Gale Virtual Reference Library
In Library | Home Access
An online collection of research titles in the following subject areas: Biography, Business, Education, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Mulitcultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, and Social Science.
LearningExpress Library*
In Library | Home Access
Test preparation and  practice with skills improvement resources (select courses are available with Spanish instructions) and ebooks. Login instructions:   For new users use your library card.   Previously established returning user logins should work.    Password: Your choice. Must be used each time.
All Access Library card required. 
An online learning site featuring instructional video courses to help people learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. 
New users please read Getting Started first.

Professional Development Collection
For professional educators. Access this resource through EBSCOhost Research Databases.
Teacher Reference Center*
Full text, abstracts, and citations to education related periodicals. Access this resource through EBSCOhost Research Databases.
Vocational & Career Collection*
In Library | Home Access
Trade and industry related periodicals.


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Best of the Web - Careers

South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce  – Employment assistance and unemployment benefits.



South Carolina Personal Pathways  Career assessment survey, occupation suggestions, continuing education finder, resume builder and job finding tool for people of all ages. A one-time registration process is required for login access.

WorkSC.org – Find job advertisements, information on how to create a resume or fill out an online application form, interviewing to career advice and education or building your own business. The website is also updated with employment news and upcoming job related events statewide.


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Best of the Web - Education

Charleston County Community Education
Charleston County School District
ERIC – Education Resources Information Center – Database of education literature.
National Center for Education Statistics – Primary Federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
South Carolina Adult Education – GED information.
South Carolina Department of Education
South Carolina Independent Schools Association


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Additional Resources

Specialized Collections
Foundation Center

More Website Sources
Employment Resources 

Resources by Library Staff
Business Blog |  Grant and Non-Profit Resources Blog
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