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Library Databases

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

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.
Legal Forms
In Library |  Home Access
Legal forms on a variety of subjects including business, personal and real estate.
Military & Government Collection*
News and related events with a collection of periodicals, academic journals and primary sources. Access this resource through EBSCOhost Research Databases.

Best of the Web


Charleston Civil and Criminal Court Cases – 1999 to present.

Cornell Law School/Legal Information Institute – Links to U.S. Code, Supreme Court opinions and more.

Findlaw – Browse for legal information by topics.

Municode.com – County and municipal codes of laws.

National Archives and Records Administration

ProBono.net/SC – Free legal assistance referral websites for low income residents who qualify seeking legal services.

S.C. Judicial Department – Links to S.C. Supreme Court, S.C. Court of Appeals, forms and more.

S.C. Statehouse – Search the S.C. Code of Laws.

Social Security - Official website to use to determine benefits, apply online and find publications.

South Carolina Building Codes Council – View adopted building codes.

South Carolina Legal Services – Free legal resources in a wide variety of civil (non-criminal) legal matters. (Additional services are also available to eligible low income residents of South Carolina.)

Thomas – Legislative news, law making activities, current federal code of laws.

United States Code from Cornell University 

U.S. Government Printing Office 

U.S. Government Sites from First Gov 

Write Your Representative 

Write Your Senator 


Identity Theft Information:

"Protect Yourself From Identity Theft," Kim Komando

"Questions and Answers About the Cyber Attack"

More information on the cyber attack from The Post and Courier

SC Consumer Affairs: Resources for Identity Theft

South Carolina Department of Revenue


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