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Have you ever wished you could search across all of the Government and Heritage Library’s resources using a single search box—like you can with Google—rather than having to search our catalog or online databases separately? You are now in luck! The library has recently implemented a new “Search Everything” option—a single search box you can use to search for materials contained in our traditional library catalog as well as online journal articles and e-books. This combines the content from our traditional catalog with journal articles from many of our subscription databases. You no longer have to search the online catalog and each individual database separately—you can search them all at one time!

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The Government and Heritage Library (GHL) provides onsite and remote access to several great online databases. These are invaluable resources for historians, genealogists, researchers, state employees, state agencies, teachers, and students.

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The State Library's partnership with NC LIVE provides GHL and its users electronic access to digital content covering careers, business, investing, health, history, and genealogy. Learn more about all the resources available to us.

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We are excited to be launching the Government and Heritage Library Academy, a learning management system powered by Niche Academy, with many different tutorials on a wide variety of subjects. Each tutorial is a robust learning experience, complete with video lessons, activities, and quizzes, so it’s like being enrolled in an online course. With one big difference: It’s completely free to use! And you don’t even need a library card!

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More than ever in times like this we need public health and government information from reputable sources. The State Library of North Carolina is a Federal Depository Library, making many federal government publications available.

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The roots of American music run deep in North Carolina. Musicians from North Carolina have made brilliant, groundbreaking contributions to many of America’s most important musical genres. There are many ways to learn about North Carolina's rich music history and heritage. Here are two platforms available from the Government and Heritage Library (GHL) that will help you get started.

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Have you been following the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ Discover Summer NC challenge? Each week the Department shares a different challenge for exploring an aspect of North Carolina’s history and heritage—from nature to art and music, books and reading, food, and more. Are you looking for safe and healthy ways to get outside, resources and activities for kids, or simply want to learn more about all things North Carolina? Follow the challenge and check out these resources for this week’s “Get Outdoors” challenge!

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Ocean, estuaries, rivers, and lakes—our beautiful state is almost 10% water in surface area, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Whether we live in the mountains, piedmont, or coastal region, water is a part of our landscape. Ever wondered what lies beneath the waters in North Carolina? Well, here is your chance to learn! Whether you are interested in the past or the future, ecology, recreational sports or just looking for a pretty spot to relax, there is a publication for you.

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