All Research Databases
Academic Search Premier
A popular resource found in many scholarly settings worldwide, Academic Search Premier is a leading multidisciplinary research database. It provides acclaimed full-text journals, magazines and other valuable resources. This database provided by State Library.
African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture. Users can start their investigation of a topic with a video or slideshow overview, use the key content called out on the home page to find an entryway into the database, or dig deep into a subject or era through the Topic Centers.
Alt Health Watch
Alt Health Watch is a database focusing on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. This database provided by State Library.
Applied Science and Tech
Applied Science and Technology covers a wide variety of applied science specialties, from acoustics and aeronautics, to neural networks, nuclear and civil engineering and more for college-level and adult researchers. Content from leading trade and industrial journals, professional and technical society journals, specialized subject periodicals, buyers’ guides, directories and conference proceedings. This database provided by State Library.
Ancestry Library Edition
AncestryLibrary.com is an online, advanced genealogy resource. It also includes information about births, marriages, death notices, immigration records, complete census records (1790-1940) and much more. AncestryLibrary.com is available on all of our public internet computers at any Pickens County Library branch, and on any device connected to our wireless internet.
Auto Repair Source
Provided by EBSCO, this site offers repair information on many different makes and models of car, as well as many different years. This database provided by State Library.
Biography In Context
Biography In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world’s most influential people. It merges Gale’s authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text. This database provided by State Library.
Bloom’s Literature provides access to thousands of scholarly essays on different authors and works of literature. It includes biographies of famous authors as well as synopses of famous works of literature. It also includes access to: Writers Reference Center, a toolbox for writers and researchers, The World Almanac for Kids, a reference resource for intermediate-level students, and The World Almanac for Kids Elementary, a reference resource for elementary grades. This database provided by State Library.
Britannica Fundamentals is for students K-2 and includes unique and engaging paths for learning: Play, Read, Create, Explore. It also includes interactive games to develop early literacy and math skills and animated e-books covering animals, colors, shapes, and places. This database provided by State Library.
This Britannica package includes three online encyclopedias for students and adults: Encyclopaedia Britannica (advanced-level content for older students and adults), Elementary Encyclopedia (introductory -level content for students 6-10 yrs), and Compton’s Encyclopedia. Elementary Encyclopedia and Compton’s Encyclopedia are available by selecting “Jump to Britannica Kids” on the main Britannica page. This database provided by State Library.
A product of Britannica, this site is full of activity based learning specifically designed for Pre-K through 2nd grade. This site provides both learning tools and educational games.This database provided by State Library.
Business Source Premier
The industry’s most widely used business research database, Business Source Premier features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines. This database provided by State Library.
Company Profiles provides over 10,000 comprehensive MarketLine profiles on the world’s most important companies. Coverage of the automotive, consumer, energy, financial services, healthcare, and technology sectors. Profiles typically include: company overview, key facts, business description, history, key employees, major products and services, revenue analysis, SWOT analysis, competitors, company view, locations and subsidiaries. This database provided by State Library.
Consumer Health Complete
Provided by EBSCO, provides consumers with medical information, including fact sheets, news, and prescription drug information. This database provided by State Library.
Get unbiased ratings and reviews for thousands of products and services. Online access includes current articles as well as back issues to 1991. This database provided by State Library.
Credo Reference provides access to a variety of full-text reference sources, including encyclopedias, biographies, and dictionaries.This database provided by State Library.
CultureGrams provides detailed information on world countries and US states, including cultural and historical information. This database provided by State Library.
DMV Practice Tests
This site includes for library users:
– 14 car practice tests
– 9 motorcycle practice tests
– 27 CDL (commercial driver’s license) practice tests
– 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
Duolingo is the most popular language-learning platform. The company’s mission is to make education free, fun, and accessible to all. Duolingo is designed to feel like a game and scientifically proven to be effective.
EBSCOhost Research Databases
Search over 30 research databases on a variety of subjects from history to nursing. This database provided by State Library.
Education Full text
Education Full Text is a research database for education students, professionals and policymakers. It includes full-text education journals that cover the essentials of education and related fields of study, including in-depth coverage of special education. This database provided by State Library.
Enciclopedia Moderna is a Spanish encyclopedia database for native Spanish speakers and Spanish language learners. It includes over 50,000 searchable articles, as well as images, comprehensive timelines, and an atlas. This database provided by State Library.
Britannica’s Spanish language encyclopedia database. This database provided by State Library.
Explora consists of high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers, recognized by library professionals and selected for use in a school environment. Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays and primary source documents. This database provided by State Librar
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is an award-winning reference database for lifelong career exploration and planning. It offers a wealth of resources for users to assess their career goals and interests, plan their education, learn workplace skills, find apprenticeships and internships, conduct a job search, and much more.
Gale eBooks – Poetry and Short Stories
Gale Poetry for Students features discussion and analysis of poems of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form and construction.
Gale Short Stories for Students provides critical overviews of short stories from all cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the story’s cultural and historical significance.
Gale in Context – Elementary
Gale in Context is the perfect educational product for today’s young learners. It’s a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics. It features a modern, graphical interface, great new content from trusted sources, more intuitive navigation, improved resources, and much more. This database provided by State Library.
Access magazine and journal articles needed for school and academic research. Articles cover health, legal, business and entertainment subjects. This group also includes databases for elementary, middle, and high school students. This database provided by State Library.
The GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.
Heritage Quest is an online genealogy research database ready for you to start you own genealogy search from the comfort of your home.
History Reference Center
Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents. This database provided by State Library.
Historical American Newspapers (LOC)
Powered by Chronicling America, a joint project of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. Historical American Newspapers (LOC) provides page images from selected historic newspapers of 25 states and the District of Columbia, published from 1836-1922. Includes 34 historic South Carolina newspapers published in Anderson, Anderson Court House, Bennettsville, Charleston, Columbia, Edgefield, Georgetown, Laurens, Orangeburg, Orangeburg Court House, Pickens Court House, Rock Hill, Sumter, and Sumterville.
Learning Express Library
An innovative, web-based learning solution that provides patrons, from elementary students to adult learners, with instant access to the most comprehensive collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources available. Over 770 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials are available, along with more than 130 e-book titles developed by expert academic and industry professionals. This database provided by State Library.
Learn 360 is for Pre-kindergarten through 12th grades and includes educational multimedia with 24/7 access for educators, students, and parents. From the Discus website, click on Learn360 to access the resource. Please contact the Children’s Desk at 850-7077 ext. 104 if the Discus username and password are required. This database provided by State Library.
Learning Express Library – Computer Skills Center
LearningExpress provides interactive online resources to help people achieve academic and career success. The Computer Skills video courses are a fun and easy way to learn how to use the computer, the Internet, and the software applications most commonly needed for home, school, and work. The Computer Skills video courses are available as an add-on to LearningExpress platforms. This database provided by State Library.
Learning Express Library – Recursos Para Hispanohablantes
Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español
Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center is a rich full-text literary database covering all genres and timeframes. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems. This database provided by State Library.
MasterFile is a general interest database for public libraries. It includes full-text magazines, newspapers, reference books and encyclopedias covering a variety of topics, including health, education, technology and business. This database provided by State Library.
Created by the United States National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE is an authoritative bibliographic database containing citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers. This database provided by State Library.
Morningstar is an investment research center, providing current financial and market information.
Newspapers Source Plus
Newspaper Source Plus provides a full-text digital collection of the world’s major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires and news magazines. In addition, it offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources. This database provided by State Library.
NoveList Plus & NoveList Plus K-8
Products of EBSCO, these databases provide information on published books, including reading suggestions and read-alikes. An excellent resource for finding new books to read. NoveList Plus K-8 focuses specifically on titles for younger readers.This database provided by State Library.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Opposing Viewpoints In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.This database provided by State Library.
PebbleGo – Animals
Explore the world of animals with articles that support animal classification, behavior, and habitat lessons for K-3 students.
PebbleGo Next – Biographies
Research the lives of important historical and contemporary figures who have impacted the world. For students in Grades 3-5.
Points of View Reference Center
This database provides information on a variety of current events and issues, offering information from a variety of viewpoints. This is a great starting point for anyone looking for information on a particular hot button subject, or for students looking for critical material on current issues. This database provided by State Library.
Science Reference Center
Designed to meet every student researcher’s needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images. This database provided by State Library.
Small Business Reference Center
Small Business Reference Center offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans. This database provided by State Library.
South Carolina Digital Library
South Carolina Digital Library provides quality online content for South Carolina-related topics, including subjects in the South Carolina curriculum standards for elementary, middle, high school students, educators, and parents.
StudySC provides quality online content for South Carolina-related topics, including subjects in the South Carolina curriculum standards for elementary, middle, high school students, educators, and parents.
TeenBookCloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources perfect for middle schoolers or high schoolers. It offers a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. This database provided by State Library.
Topic Search is a database of current events database of popular topics, including controversial opinions and viewpoints for middle school students through adults. Full text articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional 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. This database provided by State Library.
TumbleBooks Library targets Kindergarten through Grade 6. It contains over 1,400 read-aloud storybooks, chapter books, graphic novels, songs, and National Geographic videos. This collection also connects to school curriculum topics. This database provided by State Library.
TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes. This database provided by State Library.
The Tutor.com Learning Suite combines online tutoring, homework help, test preparation, and career support with a variety of self-study resources to provide a well-balanced and flexible educational environment designed to meet the individual needs of all learners. Regardless of whether your dreams are of getting an A, graduating high school, attending college, or finding a job, Tutor.com is here to help you reach their full potential. Services for K-12th grade, intro-level college, adult learners and job seekers. This database provided by State Library.
World Almanac for Kids Elementary
For grades 2-5, their teachers, and parents. World Almanac Kids has articles, videos, games, and information on all subjects. This database provided by State Library.
World Almanac for Kids Intermediate
For grades 6-9. World Almanac Intermediate has articles, videos, games, and information on all subjects. It also includes over 700 science projects, homework help videos, and reference guides. This database provided by State Library.
Writer’s Reference Center
Writer’s Reference Center explores the fundamentals of writing. It provides tools for middle school students through adults on how to write and research effectively. This database provided by State Library.