Library Resources Available through NC LIVE

Monday, January 20, 2020

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If you used the Government and Heritage Library’s (GHL) online resources, you probably saw a page pop up that says, “Brought to you by NC LIVE.”  Our partnership with NC LIVE provides GHL and its users electronic access to digital content covering careers, business, investing, health, history, and genealogy. Content includes an online collection of 1.4 billion full-text articles, eBooks, streaming videos, digitized newspapers, language learning tools, and more. 

What is NC LIVE? 

NC LIVE was founded in 1997 by representatives from the NC Community Colleges, the NC Independent Colleges and Universities, the NC Public Library Directors Association, the University of North Carolina and the State Library of North Carolina. NC LIVE is a consortium dedicated to helping North Carolina libraries in their efforts to support education, enhance statewide economic development, and improve the quality of life of their communities. NC LIVE member libraries belong to four communities of interest: public libraries, community colleges, independent colleges and universities, and the UNC system campuses.

How do I access NC LIVE Resources? 

All North Carolinians may use NC LIVE resources with your GHL or local library card. Online resources are designed for at-home use and are available from any internet connection via GHL’s Online Resources website page and through the NC LIVE website ( 

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NC LIVE Highlighted Resources Available

Here are a selection of NC LIVE resources available through GHL’s website. You can browse the full list of databases offered through NC LIVE directly at   The Government and Heritage Library hopes you find these resources helpful for your research needs. If you have questions about our databases or suggestions for databases for us to try, please contact Jennifer Blomberg (

ProQuest Central 

Largest single periodical resource available, bringing together complete databases across all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy. Includes thousands of full-text newspapers from around the world.

Simply Analytics

Web-based mapping application that lets you create professional-quality maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data.

Wall Street Journal

Full articles from the Wall Street Journal online (1982-current).


Access to accurate and complete business and consumer data. Pinpoint business prospects with their mapping tool, receive accurate business data and analytics, and more.

Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collection

Includes, the largest online newspaper archive consisting of 3 million+ pages of historical newspapers from 1,000+ newspapers from around the United States and beyond. Newspapers provide a unique view of the past and can help us understand and connect with the people, events and attitudes of an earlier time.

CQ Researcher

In-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research.


















Jennifer Blomberg, Collections Manager