Automobiles

AutoMate

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AutoMate provides service and repair information on domestic and imported vehicles across manufacturers. Features include step-by-step guides, maintenance schedules, high-quality images of component location and wiring diagrams, part numbers, pricing estimates for labor and replacement parts, service bulletins, and recall notices. Provided by DISCUS – South Carolina's Virtual Library 

 

Biography & Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition

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Search over 1.2 billion records in 7,500 databases including U.S Census records (1790-1930) and UK Census records (1841-1901), plus sources for U.S military, land, court, immigration, probate, vital records and more. Comprenhensive source for biographical information on hundreds of thousands of people from around the world and throughout history. Includes some video, audio clips and images.  For all ages.

HeritageQuest Online

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American Census records (1790-1930), genealogy and local history books, Revolutionary War Records, Freedman's Bank records and the LexisNexis U.S Serial Set. 

 

Business & Finance

Business Insights: Essentials

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Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports. Thousands of company histories and industry essays from Gale's core business collection. Research topics within scholarly journals, business news, and more. Previously called Business and Company Resource Center. 

 

Business Source Premier

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Full text coverage from more than 2,300 journals related to business disciplines. Browse company/industry profiles, MarketLine reports, market research reports, economic outlook reports by country, SWOT analyses, and read trade publications with articles on emerging trends for your industry. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

DemographicsNow

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Profile current and potential customers, support business and marketing plan preparation, and evaluate sites and analyze markets of any area in the United States. Understand your customers better (How much do they earn/spend?), create detailed maps with data, and analyze the shifts and needs of a population area.

 

Foundation Directory Online

Available at the Main branch only. Please ask staff at the Reference Desk. Current and historical foundation grants for mostly non-profit organizations.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

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Comprehensive investment research database. Features stock analysis, mutual fund information, investor education, portfolio tools and more.

 

Reference USA

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Business, government, and residential directory for the U.S. and Canada. Able to compile marketing lists for calls or mailing for both business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales. Search for potential customers by area, time in area, purchasing patterns, interests, income, and much more. Perfect for competitor analysis and looking for industry saturation in an area. Also features searchable databases of U.S. jobs/internships and healthcare providers by specialty.

 

Regional Business News

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Regional and local business periodicals and magazines from across the U.S., including those specific to South Carolina and concerning the Charleston area. Read articles for emerging trends and industry outlook. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

Small Business Reference Center

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Largest collection of industry reports and market outlook reports. Full-text trade periodicals, sample business plans, U.S. business taxes information, business video seminars, and state-specific startup information. Offers the NOLO series of guidebooks for business, download chapters free as PDFs to read at your leisure. Supports small business owners in all relevant areas from planning, financing, tax preparation, human resources, and management to exit strategies, including buying and selling small businesses. Users also have the ability to search within specific ‘Business Topics’ and ‘Business Types’ relevant to their needs. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

Small Business Resource Center

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Largest collection of example business plans by industry/business type, written by professional writers. News, magazines, and journal articles on every aspect of business. Covers resources and funding options such as angel investors, government, grants, self-funding, and loans. Allows you to search all site resources by business type or industry.

 

Value Line Research Center

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Information, projections and advice on thousands of stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles.

 

Careers & Education

LearningExpress Library

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Test preparation and  practice with skills improvement resources (select courses are available with Spanish instructions) and ebooks.  Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library
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Password: Your choice. Must be used each time.

 

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

Children

ABCmouse.com

Interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities for young learners ages 2-8+.  Available for free at all CCPL locations, including on personal computers using CCPL's Wi-Fi.

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BrainPOP Jr

Watch and play along with video clips on various school related topics. Explore concepts in math, science, social studies, English, art & music, health and technology. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

Available at all CCPL libraries; not available from home.

CultureGrams

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Family and daily life cultural reports of most countries and all the states in the United States and Canadian provinces. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

Middle Search Plus

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Full text of popular magazines, biographies and primary source documents with a collection of photos, maps and flags for middle school students. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

StudySC

A website with South Carolina-specific resources for students in K-12. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

Health & Medicine

AHFS Consumer Medication Information

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AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers and has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest. This content is updated monthly.

Alt HealthWatch

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(EBSCO): Search full text information on alternate, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness, including many peer-reviewed journals. (General, Apple) Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

Consumer Health Complete - EBSCOhost

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Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

Health & Wellness Resource Center

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Health assessment tools, Drug & Herb Finder, Health News.Includes an Alternative Medicine section.

 

Health Source: Consumer Edition

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(EBSCO): The richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, topics include medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. (General) Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

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This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names. Access this resource through EBSCOhost.  EBSCOhost offers a point of access to many specialized research databases with the opportunity to search multiple EBSCO databases at once and retrieve a single set of results. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

MEDLINE

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MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals. Access this resource through EBSCOhost.  EBSCOhost offers a point of access to many specialized research databases with the opportunity to search multiple EBSCO databases at once and retrieve a single set of results. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

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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. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals. Access this resource through EBSCOhost.  EBSCOhost offers a point of access to many specialized research databases with the opportunity to search multiple EBSCO databases at once and retrieve a single set of results. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

History & Geography

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

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This new bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750,” the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

Fire Insurance Maps Online

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Fire Insurance Maps Online (FIMo) provides access to high-definition color and grayscale images of Sanborn property maps. The collection covers fire insurance maps of South Carolina and includes an interactive research interface.

Lowcountry Digital Library

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.

Military & Government Collection

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Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles. Access this resource through EBSCOhost.  EBSCOhost offers a point of access to many specialized research databases with the opportunity to search multiple EBSCO databases at once and retrieve a single set of results. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

South Carolina Digital Library

The South Carolina Digital Library (SCDL) is a centralized digital collection that provides free access to South Carolina cultural heritage resources, such as historic photographs, manuscripts, oral histories, and physical objects. Comprised of digitized resources from contributing institutions across the South Carolina, the collection continues to grow.

Language Learning

Fuente Académica

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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. The database is updated weekly. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

Mango Languages

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Learn a new language with the Mango online language-learning system. Take a course in Spanish, French, English for Spanish Speakers, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese or one of many other languages. 

 

Literature

Books and Authors

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Fiction and non-fiction book suggestions based on awards, reviews and summaries for informed reading decisions.

 

Literary Reference Center

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Full-text database of ariticles/essays of literary criticisms, plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, book reviews, author biographies and interviews.  Source materials is from literary journals, reference works; and there is text of numerous classics, poems, and short stories. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

Newspapers & Magazines

Academic Search Premier

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This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

America's Newspapers

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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).

 

MasterFILE Premier

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Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

MAS Ultra - School Edition

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Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

Newspaper Source Plus

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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. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

Newswires

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EBSCO's Newswires provides near real-time access to world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis. Content is monitored by EBSCO.  Users have access to the previous 30 days of news relating to their search interests. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

New York Times

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Access newspapers dating from 1851-1922 and 1981-present day. Onsite access is available through CCPL WiFi and branch computers. Registration is required. 

 

TOPICsearch

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Full text articles from 475 sources, newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.  Includes social, political, and economic issues; scientific discoveries; and other current and popular topics.  For middle school students through adults. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library   

 

Reference & Research

Credo Reference

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Hundreds of online full-text reference books in many subject areas. For middle school students through adults. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library

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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. 

 

Religion and Philosophy Collection

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Provides coverage of world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Includes content from 300+ full text journals. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library 

Science & Technology

Agricola

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This database contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Coverage for AGRICOLA dates back to 1970 and includes more than 4.8 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture. Access this resource through EBSCOhost.  EBSCOhost offers a point of access to many specialized research databases with the opportunity to search multiple EBSCO databases at once and retrieve a single set of results. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

Applied Science & Technology Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

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Full-text, indexing and abstracts from trade, industry, professional and technical society journals; buyers’ guides, directories and conference proceedings. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

Computer Source

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Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications. Access this resource through EBSCOhost.  EBSCOhost offers a point of access to many specialized research databases with the opportunity to search multiple EBSCO databases at once and retrieve a single set of results. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

GreenFILE

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GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records. Access this resource through EBSCOhost.  EBSCOhost offers a point of access to many specialized research databases with the opportunity to search multiple EBSCO databases at once and retrieve a single set of results. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

Science in Context

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Concepts, trends and scientist biographies from science e-books, journals and newspapers.

 

Teacher & Librarian Resources

Children's Core Collection (H.W. Wilson)

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Part of the Core Collections Complete interface that provides book recommendations to assist with collection development and weeding. This database covers a range of fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books, and magazines recommended for readers in preschool through grade 6.

 

Core Collections Complete

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Core Collections Complete provides book recommendations to assist with collection development and weeding. This search includes Children's Core, Middle & Junior High Core, Senior High Core, Fiction Core, Nonfiction Core, and Graphic Novels Core. Search across the six databases and retrieve a single set of results.

Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

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Education Full Text™ provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

ERIC

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Education resource. Cross-search ERIC (Education Resource Information Center) with other electronic resources through EBSCOhost Research Databases. Access this resource through EBSCOhost.  EBSCOhost offers a point of access to many specialized research databases with the opportunity to search multiple EBSCO databases at once and retrieve a single set of results. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

Fiction Core Collection (H.W. Wilson)

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Part of the Core Collections Complete interface that provides book recommendations to assist with collection development and weeding. This database covers classic and contemporary works of fiction recommended for a general adult audience, written in or translated into English. A range of adult literary and popular fiction is covered.

 

Graphic Novels Core Collection (H.W. Wilson)

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Part of the Core Collections Complete interface that provides book recommendations to assist with collection development and weeding. This database covers a range of graphic novels recommended for all audiences and reading levels.

 

Learn360

Learn360 is a streaming multimedia educational resource for K-12 learners, teachers, and parents that is applicable to a variety of school environments. Content includes high-quality video, images, audio files, articles, worksheets, fact sheets, and teacher guides. Features seamless integration with course management systems. Subject areas include Science and Technology, Health and Guidance, Social Studies, Language Arts, Mathematics, Arts, World Languages, and Technical & Vocational Education. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

Login instructions: Clicking on the Learn360 link above redirects to the Discus website. From the Discus website, click on the Learn360 logo icon to access the resource. Please contact the Main library if the Discus username and password are required.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

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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 coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. Access this resource through EBSCOhost.  EBSCOhost offers a point of access to many specialized research databases with the opportunity to search multiple EBSCO databases at once and retrieve a single set of results. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

Library Literature & Information Science Index (H.W. Wilson)

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Library Literature & Information Science Index™ provides cover-to-cover indexing of over 400 journals, including key library and information science periodicals. Subjects include automation, cataloging, censorship, circulation procedures, classification, copyright legislation, government aid, library associations and conferences, library equipment and supplies, personnel administration, preservation of materials, and more. Coverage reaches as far back as 1980. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

Middle and Junior High Core Collection (H.W. Wilson)

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Part of the Core Collections Complete interface that provides book recommendations to assist with collection development and weeding. This database covers a range of fiction and nonfiction books recommended for children and young adolescents, grades 5 through 9.

 

Nonfiction Core Collection (H.W. Wilson)

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Part of the Core Collections Complete interface that provides book recommendations to assist with collection development and weeding. This database covers a range of reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience.

 

Professional Development Collection

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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. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world. Access this resource through EBSCOhost.  EBSCOhost offers a point of access to many specialized research databases with the opportunity to search multiple EBSCO databases at once and retrieve a single set of results. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library

 

Senior High Core Collection (H.W. Wilson)

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Part of the Core Collections Complete interface that provides book recommendations to assist with collection development and weeding. This database covers a range of fiction and nonfiction works recommended for young adults in grades 9 through 12.

 

Teacher Reference Center

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Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators. Access this resource through EBSCOhost.  EBSCOhost offers a point of access to many specialized research databases with the opportunity to search multiple EBSCO databases at once and retrieve a single set of results. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library