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Recommended Databases

Look at the list below for suggestions on where to start your research. NC LIVE requires a password to be used off campus (request this password).

Academic Search Complete is a great database to begin research on any subject.  If you have a research project for English, Psychology, Sociology, Nursing, Sonography, Biology or anything else, give this database a shot.
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A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy is an interactive, 3-D resource that lets you study the entire body and its systems. A great study tool for Anatomy and Physiology students to explore and learn the body.
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America's Historical Newspapers helps students learn about history through unique primary sources. The intuitive timeline format allows students to find relevant information efficiently so they can understand both the past and how it relates to the present.
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Biography Reference Center  is an excellent biographical resource, providing comprehensive coverage of people in the news and a full range of history-makers. It covers over 236,000 individuals, plus more than 36,000 images.
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Business Source Complete is where you can find company and industry reports and profiles, as well as articles about marketing, accounting, finance, economics and more.
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CAMIO - Provides rights-cleared, high-quality art images for class projects, art history and studio art programs, course Web sites, lectures, presentations, and research resource.
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Career Resources - Great links for finding careers and information about careers. From this page, check out Job & Career Accelerator to find tips on resume and cover letter writing as well as job searching. Also see Career Library for information about jobs such as the future outlook for a career and salary ranges.
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CINAHL covers nursing, nursing education, and allied health topics. Here you will find care plans, case studies, legal cases, research studies, and more.
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Consumer Health Complete - This full text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc. Of particular note are the medical videos available here.
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CQ Researcher
 provides original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues shaping our world. CQ Researcher offers offer in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy.
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Credo Reference is a great place to start your research on any subject. All the information from this resource comes from e-books, so if you need a book source for your assignment you're in the right spot.
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Cultures of the World are e-books that provide excellent cultural information from festivals and holidays to religions and family structure. Not all cultures are covered but browse through to see if your country is available.
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Daily Life Through History/ World Cultures Today is a great resource for History, Sociology, and Intercultural Communications classes. It offers current information on world cultures and civilizations, as well as historical information on almost anything - from the creation of the pyramids (including diagrams) to the creation of social movements, you'll find something of use.
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Ebsco Academic eBook Collection is an extensive database of eBooks covering all subject areas. Consider this the electronic book version of Academic Search Complete. 
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Ebsco Clinical eBook Collection is designed for use in clinical settings, biomedical libraries and academic-medical institutions, this subscription collection features nearly 2,000 hand-selected, quality titles that focus on medical specialties, nursing, allied health and general practice areas.
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Electronic Books (E-books) - Click this link to find a listing of websites that house electronic books ranging from classic fiction to encyclopedias, dictionaries and thesauruses to anatomy and much more!
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Entrepreneurial Studies Source covers topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small business, including key periodicals, reference books, case studies, company profiles and 600+ videos with transcripts from the Harvard Faculty Series and Vator.TV.
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ERIC is a great database for Early Childhood Education research. Topics covered include language and linguistics, counseling, special education, reading and communication, educational management, teacher and teacher education, elementary and early childhood education.
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Films on Demand offers full-length videos covering any subject you may be researching. These films would be helpful to you for research purposes. Clips from these films could also be useful for you to show during class presentations.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of reference books that you can search through. Gale covers all subject areas: arts, religion, history, science and more.
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GREENR shapes a multi-faceted understanding of sustainability and supports research around social, environmental, and economic perspectives, enabling critical thinking around the evolving issues affecting sustainability and the hard science behind the solutions.
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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition covers nursing, nursing education, and allied health topics. Here you will find care plans, case studies, legal cases, research studies, and more.
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Infobase has many excellent titles on religions of the world as well as blood-borne and other biological diseases.
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JSTOR: Language and Literature Collection is an excellent online resource for locating literary criticism on popular and obscure titles. To access JSTOR off campus, please login to Moodle and look for the box that says "JSTOR Off Campus Link". 

Learning Express Library provides online practice tests designed to help you succeed on the academic or licensing tests you must pass. Examples include the Nursing Entrance Test, Certified Medical Assisting and Certified Surgical Technologist exams, Police and Corrections Officer exams, Citizenship exams, GED exams, GRE exams and more. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.
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Liebert Online Medical Journals has approximately 70 full-text medical and biomedical journals. On-campus use only.

Literary Reference Center Plus is a great database to find literary criticism, author biographies, plot summaries and brief critical analysis of thousands of literary works.
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Literature Resource Center provides full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.
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Masterfile Complete is a great database to begin research on any subject. If you have a research project for English, Psychology, Sociology, Nursing, Sonography, Biology or anything else, give this database a shot.
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MedlinePlus is a website that provides access to high quality information on common diseases and conditions, a comprehensive guide to prescription and non-prescription drugs and a library of full length surgical videos.
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Newspaper Source Plus full text for 149 national & international newspapers.
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Opposing Viewpoints is an excellent resource for hot button social issues such as immigration, offshore drilling, gun control and more. This will really help for a persuasive speech or paper.
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Points of View provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. POV contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including essays, articles and images.
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PubMed is a great database for research in the health and medical fields. You will find articles on biology, microbiology, sonography, radiation therapy, nutrition, public health, anatomy and physiology, and much more.
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Safari Technology eBooks provides access to over 4,600 ebooks and over 1,700 videos on technology related subjects. Some of the technology subtopics are web development, game programming, microsoft office help guides, guidebooks for popular digital camera brands like Nikon and Canon, guidebooks for popular computer brands like Mac and HP, and much more!
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Science in Context - From earth science and life science, to microbiology, space, technology, mathematics and science history, this database will provide excellent, science-related content for your research assignment.
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Science Reference Center provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. Subjects covered include: biology, chemistry, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, technology and more.
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Stat!Ref: National Library Alliance is a collection of reference books focused on the medical and health fields. There are many good resources for nursing, surgical technology, medical assisting and more.
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TOPICsearch is a current events database that allows you to explore social, political & economic issues, as well as other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.
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U.S. History in Context - provides a complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most-studied events, issues and current information. A great resource for American History research. 
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Videos - browse NC LIVE's collection of more than 250 high quality documentary and educational video programs produced for the Public Broadcasting Corporation. Subjects covered include science, US and world history, biography, current events, and the arts.
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Wall Street Journal provides full text access to the Wall Street Journal from 1981-current.
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World and Its Peoples is a collection of e-books that breaks down all the major components of cultures throughout the world. Examples of components included are religion, festivals, government, climate and geography.
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World History in Context moves chronologically over 5,000 years from antiquity to the present and geographically around the globe, to ensure that the events, movements and individuals that defined, informed and shaped world history are covered with a sense of balance.
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