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is coordinated by PASCAL, in cooperation with its members, the South Carolina State Library, and other partners. Collegiate DISCUS is funded by the South Carolina General Assembly through an appropriation to the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.
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Academic Search Premier| | |
Academic Search Premier is the world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for nearly 4,700 publications, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed publications. This database also offers indexing and abstracts for all 8,176 journals in the collection. Areas include: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are a vailable for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color.
Alta Vista's Multilingual Translator | |
This site translates from English to French, German, Italian, Portugese or Spanish (or the reverse).
American Civil War Research Database | | 1700- |
The American Civil War Research Database is the definitive online resource for researching the individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War. Originally created by Historical Data Systems, Inc., the database contains indexed, searchable information on over 4 million soldiers and thousands of battles, together with 15,000 photographs. With thousands of regimental rosters and officer profiles, the database will continue to grow as new information is loaded semiannually."
American Fact Finder | US Census | | 1999 & 2000 |
This site provides statistics about population, housing, industry and business. Viewing a list of US Census Bureau products, creating reference and thematic maps, and searching for specific data also is possible.
ARTFL PROJECT: French-English Dictionary | |
This French-English dictionary contains about 75,000 terms.
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Biography & Genealogy Master Index | |
BGMI indexes current, common reference sources, as well as important retrospective works that cover both living and deceased individuals in various disciplines from all over the world. The index now contains more than 13.6 million entries.
Biography Resources Center | | |
For all age groups, this database is a comprehensive source for biographical information. It provides over 300,000 biographies of people from around the world and throughout history, quick reference information on nearly one million people from Who's Who sources, and full text articles from hundreds of magazines and links to selected biography Web sites.
Biomed Central: The Open Access Publisher | |
BioMed Central is both a searchable bibliographic database and an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical research. All of the original research articles in journals published here are immediately and permanently available online without charge.
Black Thought and Culture | | 1700- |
Black Thought and Culture will provide approximately 100,000 pages of monographs, essays, articles, speeches, and interviews written by leaders within the black community from the earliest times to the present. The collection is intended for research in black studies, political science, American history, music, literature, and art.
Business Source Premier | | |
Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.
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Cabell's Publishing Company | |
Professors and graduate students in Accounting frequently use Cabell’s Directory to assist them in publishing their manuscripts. Also, administrators and accrediting committees use them to evaluate publication records. Reviewers often praise the Directory for the large number of journals in each Directory and the useful information included for each journal.
Chicago Manual of Style
The Chicago Manual of Style Online provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age.
Chicago Tribune Archive | |1985- |
Searching this archive and viewing abstracts or citations is free, but viewing articles requires a fee.
The Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) | |
The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) is an acquisition, research, and reference service that offers more than 1,400,000 MARC records and more than 280,000 reviews of children's books--all full text searchable from 36 review sources.
The Chronicle of Higher Education | |
Published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as an online CV's, salary databases, and more.
College Source Online| | |
Virtual library representing 31,575 college catalogs in full cover-to-cover, original page format with 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional and international schools.
Columbia Encyclopedia (6th edition) | |
This resource contains almost 51,000 entries and 80,000 plus hypertext cross-references.
Computer Source| | |
Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for more than 300 publications, covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. In addition, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications. Many full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1985.
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Discus: SC's Virtual Library | | |
This web site from the SC State Library outlines information about Discus resources that are available in schools, colleges, and public libraries across SC. To search individual databases, click the specifically named database links with Discus logos throughout this list that you want to search. Search all of the databases at one time by clicking the link for Infotrac OneFile.
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ERIC Educator's Reference Desk | | 1966- |
This version of the ERIC database is available on the Web. The site also offers Resource Guides, Lesson Plans, and Question Archives.
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Full Text Finder
FACTS.com: Issues and Controversies | |
Issues & Controversies @ FACTS.com presents and enhances the full back file of Issues & Controversies On File, which has probed more than 600 controversial topics in the news since its debut in September 1995. Chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, bibliographies, and contact information augment the balanced, accurate coverage of current and historical events.
Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia| | |
Database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. This database is updated annually.
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Gale's Literary Index | |
This master index to Gale's major literature series contains references for more than 130,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and more than 140,000 literary works in one source.
Gale Virtual Reference Library | | | 1980- |
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).
Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus | |
Produced by the J. Paul Getty Trust, this comprehensive vocabulary of nearly 120,000 terms describes objects, textural materials, images, architecture and material culture from antiquity to the present.
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names | |
Produced by the J. Paul Getty Trust, this structured vocabulary was developed primarily for the field of art history but has the potential for wide applications related to disciplines such as archeology, history, and geography.
Global Books in Print | |
Updated monthly, BIP is the most comprehensive database of US, Canadian, and UK book, audio, or video titles. It allows searchers to find publishers, read full-text reviews and author biographies, check the availability of a title in other formats, and find bestsellers and award-winners.
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HarpWeek: Harper's Weekly | | 1857-1865 |
This database contains all of the pages of Harper's Weekly (1857-1865) as scanned images with a series of indexes. It is searchable by date, index terms, literary genre, and occupation/role.
Health Source - Consumer Edition | | |
This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition | | |
Provides more than 550 scholarly full text journals, including nearly 450 peer-reviewed journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for more than 800 journals. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new drugs. The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1975.
Historical Statistics of the United States | |
This is the electronic version of the Bicentennial Edition of the Historical Statistics of the United States (1975). It is a standard source for quantitative indicators of United States history from Colonial Times - 1970.
Historical Statistics of the United States Millennial Edition Online | | Colonial times to Present |
The online edition of the Historical Statistics of the United States provides detailed statistical information covering a vast array of topics, such as slavery, migration, poverty and much more. The resource is fully searchable and downloadable, with approximately 37,000 data series. This powerful tool allows users to create customized tables and spreadsheets using data that is fully accessible online.
History Resource Center: US| | |
History Resource Center: U.S. provides integrated access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journal covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present. The material also includes citations from over 180 additional history journals from the Institute for Scientific Information's Arts and Humanities Citation Index, as well as the entire "American Journey Online" series.
History Resource Center: World| | |
Contains more than 1,500 primary sources from Primary Source Microfilm, full-text articles from more than 110 academic journals, amd more than 1,600 historical maps and atlases. Includes annotated Web links to primary source special collection sites and chronological timelines.
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Ingenta | | 1988- |
Ingenta provides keyword access to the table of contents pages from over 17,000 journals. It lists over 7 million articles that have appeared since 1988 and includes periodicals from all subject areas although it concentrates heavily on the sciences and social sciences.
The Item, Sumter, SC newspaper | |
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JSTOR | | date varies |
JSTOR offers full-text online access to back issues of more than 100 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Issues are entered online after having been published for 2-5 years. The entire printed matter of the journal as published is included, and coverage for most titles begins with their starting numbers. Adobe Acrobat Reader is necessary to view and print from JSTOR.
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Literature Resource Center with MLA International Bibl.| |
This database offers information on works and literary figures from all time periods in genres such as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more. It contains biographies, bibliographies, critical essays, overviews of literary works, authoritative author and literature related web sites, and approximately 250 well respected literary journals. It also provides access to MLA International Bibliography with Directory of Periodicals, Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, and the Gale Literary Index.
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MAS Ultra - School Edition| | |
Designed specifically for high school libraries, provides full text from more than 550 popular general interest and current events publications covering general reference, health, science, and other areas, with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 650 titles. Every full text article is assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). This database also includes more than 3,000 charts, tables and graphs; 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews; more than 500 health and science-related full text pamphlets; coverage of 339 reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia, the CIA World Fact Book and World Almanac & Book of Facts) and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps & flags.
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 numbers, tree hierarchy and explosion capabilities to search abstracts from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.
MEDLINE| OvidSP| |
MEDLINE is the primary source of global information from international literature on biomedicine, including the following topics as they relate to biomedicine and health care: Biology, plant and animal science, environmental science, biophysics, marine biology, and chemistry.
Medline - PubMed | | 1966- |
This website offers free access to the National Library of Medicine's biomedical and consumer health literature; it also offers links to authoritative websites that feature medical information.
Merriam - Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus | |
This dictionary database offers pronunciation, word function, and simple etymology information while the thesaurus provides word function and hot-linked synonyms.
Military & Government Collection| | |
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, 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 400 journals and periodicals. The database also includes full text for 245 pamphlets and offers indexing and abstracts for more than 500 titles.
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Nature | |
Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions. Nature also provides rapid, authoritative, insightful and arresting news and interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public.
NTIS - National Technical Information Service | | 1990- |
This database contains complementary materials from international sources as well as citations for 750,000 documents and links to government web sites for scientific, technical, engineering, and related business information that is produced by or for the US government.
Nursing Collection II: Lippincott Premier Nursing Journals| OvidSP| |
The most up-to-date, respected nursing titles for your clinical decision and research support with direct journal links from databases such as CINAHL®, MEDLINE® and British Nursing Index. 100% searchable full text - every word, graphic and caption, cover to cover. Unlimited access to all tables of contents and bibliographic citations for every journal, plus free tables of contents for more than 1000 biomedical e-journals. Millions of links possible - from full text to full text, full text to bibliographic databases, external URLs, and more!
Nursing Resource Center | | |
Contains more than 20 full-text reference books, more than 200 animations from Blausen Medical’s Human Atlas, covering all major body systems. Users can search results returned in tabs that correlate to the nursing process. Includes disease and drug overviews, sample care plans and a Nursing Toolbox.
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Occupational Outlook Handbook | |
OOH is nationally recognized for career information that helps individuals make decisions about their future work lives. It is revised every 2 years and outlines what workers do on the job, their working conditions, the training and education needed, salary, and what the expected job prospects are in a wide range of occupations.
Omni Gazetteer - Web | |
This electronic edition of the Omni Gazetteer of the United States of America provides place names for the United States and its territories.
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center | | |
Contains more than 400 reference book titles and more than 8,700 pro and con viewpoint articles. Also has periodicals, podcasts, reviewed Web links, images, statistical tables, charts and graphs. The content levels may be selected for retrieving appropriate results. The database also Includes Lexile reading levels for periodical content. Content is correlated to social studies and science curriculum standards for middle and high school.
Oxford English Dictionary Online | |
Updated quarterly, OED Online contains the complete text of the 20-volume Second Edition and the 3-volume Additions Series. Many Additions entries are additions to entries that previously were published in the Second Edition; they are appended to the end of the appropriate Second Edition entry. Complete entries published for the first time in the Additions volumes are presented as free-standing entries along with entries from the Second Edition.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography | |
An illustrated collection of more than 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Great Britain's past, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2000.
Oxford Reference Online | |
Brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource. The Premium Collection offers over 170 fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including detailed information across a broad subject range from titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions Series.
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Population Index | | 1986-2000 |
This website is a searchable and browsable database that contains over 42,000 abstracts of demographic literature published in Population Index. It provides access to monographs, articles and other serials, working papers, doctoral dissertations, machine-readable data files, as well as relevant acquisitions lists and bibliographies for topics such as rates of fertility, mortality, population size and growth, migration, marriage and the family, research methodology, projections, and demographic and economic interrelations.
Primary Search | | |
Designed specifically for elementary school libraries and public library children's rooms, contains full text for more than 60 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 100 magazines. Full text is also available for over 100 student pamphlets. Examples of publications covered in Primary Search include: Appleseeds, Boys' Life, Cobblestone, Cricket, Highlights for Children, Hopscotch, Jack & Jill, Ladybug, Ranger Rick, Science World, Spider, SuperScience, Time for Kids, Turtle, and many more. This database also provides the American Heritage Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. Many full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text backfiles go as far back as 1989, while indexing and abstract backfiles go as far back as 1984.
Project Muse | |
Includes the full-text of over 300 quality journal titles, covering literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection| | |
A comprehensive database providing more than 550 full text publications, including 550 peer-reviewed journals. The database covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection. Publications offered can be searched independently, but also allows users to conveniently link to full text from citations within PsycINFO. All full text publications included in this database are indexed in PsycINFO. The majority of full text titles in this database are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1965.
PubMed - Medline | | 1966- |
This website offers free access to the National Library of Medicine biomedical literature, consumer health information, and links to authoritative online medical resources.
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Regional Business News| | |
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.
Roget's II: The New Thesaurus | |
This website makes the 1995, 3rd edition of Roget's II available; it contains succinct definitions as well as 35,000 synonyms, and over 250,000 cross-references.
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SCIway: SC Census Information | | 1994-1998 |
This website features the largest and most comprehensive directory of information about South Carolina on the Internet.
SC State Agency/Employee Phone Book | |
This directory offers access to the phone numbers for SC state government. The database is searchable by specific agency classified listings and by employee name or agency affiliation.
ScienceDirect | | date varies |
ScienceDirect offers full-text access to over 1 million articles in broad collections of primary journal literature. The heart of this database is the Elsevier Science collection, which comprises 1,100 journals. It covers chemistry, materials science, engineering & technology, environmental science, economics, business & management science, neurosciences, pharmacology & toxicology, physics, mathematics & computer science, earth sciences, social sciences, biochemistry, microbiology & immunology, biological sciences, and clinical medicine.
Science's Next Wave | | current |
The Next Wave is published by Science magazine and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Not-for-profit, this weekly online publication covers scientific training, career development, and the science job market.
Scirus | |
Scirus is the most comprehensive science-specific search engine on the Internet. Driven by the latest search engine technology, Scirus searches over 200 million science-specific Web pages, enabling you to quickly: Pinpoint scientific, scholarly, technical and medical data on the Web. Find the latest report, peer-reviewed articles, patents, pre-prints and journals that other search engines miss. Offer unique functionalities designed for scientists and researchers.
Scottish Bibliographies Online | | 1976- |
This database comprises the Bibliography of Scotland (BOS) and the Bibliography of Scottish Gaelic (BOSG). BOS, Scotland's national bibliography, brings together over 60,000 records of books and major articles of Scottish interest published all over the world. In principle, it covers the period from 1976 to the present, but most of the records available online date from 1988 to the present. When completed, the BOSG is intended to list books and periodicals published in Gaelic, or containing substantial Gaelic text, from the beginning of Gaelic publishing. At present, it lists much but not all of the Gaelic material held in the National Library of Scotland plus some recent periodical articles.
Scribner Writers Series | | |
For high school through college level, this database includes essays on the lives and works of 1,600+ important authors from around the world. It provides in-depth coverage of noted novelists, playwrights, poets, short story writers, essayists, journalists, critics, philosophers and writers for children and young adults and contains 40+ essays on special topics in literature such as gothic novels, nature poetry, etc.
The State, Columbia, SC newspaper | | |
Archive of full text articles from The State (Columbia, SC) newspaper. It contains locally written articles (news, editorials, sports, business, arts, features); letters to the editor and major newswire articles; most obituaries (death notice coverage begins March 1994); and Special Reports from NewsBank, which are topics in the news with reprints of stories from a variety of sources with related photographs and maps. Note: Updated 1-2 days after publication of the print newspaper. See The State.com for free access to the latest 1-2 days of coverage.
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US Census Bureau | | 2000 |
This website includes the census of population and housing, economic census, census of governments and other census bureau surveys, data, and publications.
US Patent and Trademark Office | | 1790- |
This website is a searchable full-text database of all patents issued since 1976. It includes all bibliographic data, such as the inventor's name, the patent's title, and the assignee's name, as well as the abstract, a complete description of the invention, and the claims; full images of all patents issued since 1790 are available. The trademark database contains more than 2.9 million pending, registered, and dead federal trademarks.
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Web of Science (ISI Citation Databases) | |1982- |
The Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, and Social Science Citation Index make up the Web of Science system, which collectively indexes more than 8,000 peer-reviewed journals cover-to-cover. It provides users with complete bibliographic data, searchable author abstracts when available, and cited references from the world's most influential journals.
Webopedia | |
This website offers access to an online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology.
World Cat OCLC | |
WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat.org lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. You can search for popular books, music CDs and videos, and downloadable audiobooks. You may also find article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, and digital versions of rare items that aren't available to the public. Resources are available in many languages.
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Zack's.com | |
Zack's Investment Research provides access to several informative reports. Company Research offers an overview of Wall Street opinion. Portfolio is used to sign up for free "Profit from the Pros" stock recommendations and market insights. Updated daily, Earnings Surprises details the companies that reported earnings exceeding or falling short of a significant percentage of analysts' projected estimates while Stock Screening, a customized and predefined screening of stocks tool, picks stocks that meet given investment criteria.