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Academic Search Complete 
Full text for nearly 9,000 publications, including over 7,700 peer-reviewed journals. Indexing and abstracts are provided for nearly 13,000 journals in the collection. Information is offered in the following areas: social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies and more. 1984 - present 

American Slavery A Composite
A composite autobiography of the life histories of former slaves in the United States compiled through nearly 4,000 interviews with ex-slaves.

Ancestry Library
The world's largest family history website. Available in the library only.  

Antiques Database                                         Lists prices received for items at regional auction houses. Use this database to determine the value of your possessions, including books, bottles and other types of glass, crafts and folk art, dolls, furniture, paintings, and more.

Auto Repair Reference                                      Repair information for most major manufacturers and makes starting back to 1945.



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Biography Reference Center 
Features more than 450,000 biographies on actors, authors, explorers, historical figures, inventors, musicians, presidents of the United States, scientists and many others.

Business Decision 
Find new customers, identify new store locations, analyze your market, evaluate your competitors, target media and direct mail campaigns. You may opt to use the library's account user ID: gsolibrary and password: greensboro. You will not be able to e-mail with this option, but printing or downloading reports is available for all searches. (Subject: Business)

Business Source Complete
                             Contains full text from nearly 970 journals with indexing and abstracts for more than 1,700 journals covering business, management, economics, banking, finance, accounting and much more. Also includes the Wall Street Journal. 1984 - present (Subject: Business)



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CAMIO -- RLG's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online -- offers rights-cleared, high-quality art images for class projects, art history and studio art programs, course websites, lectures, presentations, and research resources.

A collection of poetry databases providing full text access to American, African-American and English poetry. Also contains the Faber Poetry Library collection, which includes some of the most influential poets of the twentieth century and spans the 70-year history of this major publishing house. 

Provides full text for 320 journals, plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. 1982 - present

CQ Researcher
Original research reports covering political, social, environment, education, technology, and health issues.

CQ Weekly Online
Complete and accurate reporting on the United States Congress. The CQ news team covers virtually every act of Congress, delivering nonpartisan news and analysis unavailable anywhere else. 




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Environment Complete 
Contains citations and articles from domestic and international journals on agriculture, ecosystems, ecology, energy, and natural resources.

ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, provides full text educational information from more than 2,200 digests as well as citations and abstracts from over 1000 educational and education-related journals. 1967 - present



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Faber Poetry 
A collection of poetry databases providing full text access to American, African-American and English poetry. Also contains the Faber Poetry Library collection, which includes some of the most influential poets of the twentieth century and spans the seventy-year history of this major publishing house.

Freegal Music 
An online database that provides access to millions of songs from 10,000 music labels and thousands of popular artists in hundreds of musical genres. The application is DRM-FREE (Digital Rights Management) and supports Mp3 files that can be played on any mobile device (including iPods). Each library account holder can download five songs a week for free. 

Funk and Wagnall's 
Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia contains images, offers brief biographies, as well as information in a variety of subject areas.



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Gale Reference 
A database, in e-book format, of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for research topics on the arts, biographies, education, the environment, history, medicine, multicultural studies, the nation and the world, religion, science, and social science.

Simply Maps
Simply Maps is a web-based mapping application that lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data.

Greensboro News and Record
Access to archived editions of the past 20 years of Greensboro News and Record is available from Newsbank.

Guidestar is a nonprofit information database covering charitable organizations nationwide. Central Library users may access this resource in-house by requesting the login from a reference librarian on the second floor. Users may get partial access free of charge. For the full subscription please contact the reference desk at 336-335-5430 for a tutorial. 



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Health Source Consumer
Contains 300 full-text consumer health periodicals covering a wide spectrum of issues with indexing and abstracts for 300 more. Database also includes pamphlets, reference books, and Clinical Pharmacology, which provides drug monographs for all US prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products, plus new and investigational drugs. 1984 - present 

Health Source Academic Edition
Provides nearly 600 fulltext journals (including nearly 450 peer-reviewed journals) and abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals that focus on many medical disciplines with strong coverage in nursing and allied health. Also includes Clinical Pharmacology, which provides drug monographs for all US prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products, plus new and investigational drugs. 1975 - present 

Heritage Quest
HeritageQuest Online is a library resource for census data, family records, and local histories. This collection assembles most extant US federal census, family genealogies, local histories, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage and death records, genealogical and local history serials, and more.

Homework Help
Tutors are just a mouse click away! They help with research, work through math problems, proofread papers and more! Actual teachers are available to assist you every day, from 2-10 pm. All subjects, all grade levels. Try the unique chat and chalkboard interface.



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Learning Express
An interactive database with over 25 practice tests ranging from the GED and ASVAB to standardized exams for students and professionals.

Legal Reference 
Provides online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books and thousands of legal forms.

Literary Reference Plus
Literary Reference Center Plus provides access to scholarly articles and criticisms, bios and interviews, novels, short stories, and poems.



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MasteFile Complete
Provides full text for more than 2,000 periodicals that include general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and more. Indexing and abstracts are available for all of the 2,650 publications in the collection. Features full-text book reviews, reference and travel books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection with over 592,000 photos, maps, and, flags.

Mergent is a business research platform that allows you to search U.S. and international company listings by industry, size, & geography to build lists, create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, and raise funds.  

Military and Government
Offers current news related to the military. Provides periodicals, academic journals, and other content including full text for nearly 300 journals/periodicals and 245 pamphlets. Indexing and abstracts are available for nearly 400 titles. 

Offers real-time investment research. Patrons have access to many popular premium features of, including research and independent opinions on thousands of stocks and mutual funds, designed to fit the needs of library patrons and reference librarians.



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NC Live e-books
Comprehensive collection of electronic books (eBooks) with access to a wide range of research, reference, and reading materials. Books can be previewed for 15 minutes, checked out for up to two hours, or downloaded onto your home PC for offline viewing. Titles include Cliffs Notes, the Idiot’s Guide series, the Chicken Soup series, and books on a variety of topics such as computers, self-help, gardening and much more.   

Newspaper Source Plus
Selected full text for national and international newspapers. Includes some Greensboro News and Record coverage. 

North Carolina NCDL
Audiobooks, music and video.

Provides thousands of reading recommendations to, adult fiction, young adult fiction, and children's literature. Also includes Feature Articles, Book Discussion Guides, and BookTalks. Well known as the best reader's advisory tool on the Internet. 1996 - present



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PBS Video Collection 
Free and on-demand video of national and local programs produced by the Public Broadcasting Service. 

Points of View Reference Center 
Contains many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). For each topic, this database also offers a Guide to Critical Analysis, which helps the reader evaluate the controversial topics. The Guide to Critical Analysis enhances students’ ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument on the topic.  

Pronunciator                                       With more than 4,000 courses available, Pronunciator has access to 80 languages. The languages range from Brazilian Portuguese to Mandarin Chinese. The language courses are available in English as well as 60 other languages. In addition, Pronunciator also provides ESL courses in 50 different languages to help you learn and improve English language skills. A Spanish language version of Pronunciator is also available.
ProQuest Newspapers
Provides Wall Street Journal. 1984 to present.



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Reference USA

A national business database that allows customized searching for location, business type, size and revenue volume. This resource is a premier business research tool for business to business leads, marketing, and business planning. A library card number is required to use this database outside of the library.

Regional Business News
Regional Business News pulls together 67 regional business publications, 52 of which are full-text, covering all metropolitan and rural areas with the United States, including Business North Carolina. Search by key word, publication or images.

Resume Maker
This tool makes writing a better resume quick and easy. Simply fill in the blanks at each step with thousands of pre-written phrases and keywords recommended by experts for most careers. It is not necessary to use a valid e-mail address to sign in. 



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Salem Health 
The Guide covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.

Sanborn Maps
Historical past of North Carolina. Provides digital access to 11,173 large-scale maps of 158 North Carolina towns and cities. Users have the ability to easily manipulate the maps, magnify and zoom in on specific sections, and compare maps from different years. 

Science Reference Center 

Simply Map
NCLive's marketing tool that provides detailed consumer demographic data. This graphically strong service maps locations and gives reports of statistical data. Your library card number will be needed to use this service remotely.

Small Business Reference Center 
Contains a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas and common business types, and includes a help and advice section and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding. 



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An investment tool for researching stock information on a company or looking for the overall climate within a given industry.



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World Cat
Union catalog of materials held in libraries world-wide.

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Discover this collection of databases for access to nearly 9,000 publications. A great resource for students with research assignments.

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Downloadable e-books for your computer, e-reader, tablet, or smartphone. Choose from a collection of thousands of titles, including best sellers and classics, plus video, music and locally produced content.

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Freegal Music
Download five free songs a week from an online database with access to millions of songs.

Last updated: 11/19/2014 12:17:22 PM