Online Resources

The Government and Heritage Library subscribes to several online databases, many of which are available outside the library with your library card.  We also provide access to databases available from NC LIVE.  See the subjects below for access to these databases and other useful websites.  You may also search the library's classic catalog, or Search Everything, our new option to search books, online resources, and more in one search box.  Use the search box below to Search Everything.

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  • 19th Century U.S. Newspapers icon in the shape of North Carolina

    Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers provides an as-it-happened window on events, culture, and daily life in nineteenth-century America that is of interest to both professional and general researchers.

  • Indigenous Newspapers in North America icon in the shape of North Carolina  
    From historic pressings to contemporary periodicals, explore nearly 200 years of Indigenous print journalism from the US and Canada. With newspapers representing a huge variety in publisher, audience and era, discover how events were reported by and for Indigenous communities.
  • Chronicling America FREE icon

    Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.  To browse North Carolina's newspapers, go to

  • Early American Newspapers  icon of a library building

    Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876 offers 340,000 fully searchable issues from over 730 invaluable American newspapers. Focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries, this online collection is based on Clarence S. Brigham’s “History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820” and other authoritative bibliographies. 

  • Ethnic NewsWatch icon in the shape of North Carolina

    Ethnic NewsWatch is a current resource of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. The database now also contains Ethnic NewsWatch: A History, which provides historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American periodicals from 1959-1989.

  • Genealogical Indexes and Abstracts of Newspapers  FREE icon

    An indexed guide to print resources located in the Government & Heritage Library.  This guide is a resource for finding indexes to genealogical information in contemporary and historical newspapers. These indexes are located in print in the N.C. Government & Heritage Library unless otherwise indicated.

  • Global Breaking Newswires NC LIVE icon

    Global Breaking Newswires provides timely access to newswire content from around the globe as well as a growing archive of news.

  • Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collection ( NC LIVE icon North Carolina Collection. 3.5 million pages of digitized content from over 1,000 NC county newspapers.

  • New York Times NC LIVE icon

    Full articles from the New York Times (1980-current).

  • News & Observer Index FREE icon

    Librarians from the State Library of North Carolina indexed important topics and personal names from articles and selected obituaries that appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer from 1926 to 1992 (some years are currently missing from the index, namely 1978-1981).

  • NewsBank Charlotte Observer Historical Collection icon in the shape of North Carolina

    Charlotte Observer Historical Collection offers full access to dates 1886-1984 in image format.

  • NewsBank News & Observer Historical Collection icon in the shape of North Carolina

    News & Observer Historical Collection offers full access to dates 1910-1990 in image format.

  • NewspaperARCHIVE icon in the shape of North Carolina

    NewspaperARCHIVE is a digital image archive which contains an extensive number of newspaper issues from both large and small newspapers around the world, spanning more than 400 years. It is a resource for historical and genealogical information.

  • North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project FREE icon

    View and search North Carolina’s early (1752-1890s) newspapers digitized as part of the 2009 North Carolina Digitization Project.

  • North Carolina Newspaper Index - List of newspapers by county, last updated 2002 FREE icon

    The North Carolina Newspaper Index was created to assist patrons in locating North Carolina newspapers for research and/or genealogical purposes.

  • North Carolina Newspaper Locator FREE icon

    This database contains newspaper microfilm housed at the Government & Heritage Library. It is not a complete list of all newspapers published in North Carolina.

  • North Carolina Periodicals Index FREE icon

    The index provides access to articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics, including the arts, business, culture, history, law, natural resources, public policy, tourism, and travel.

  • ProQuest Historical Black Newspapers  icon in the shape of North Carolina

    These historical newspapers provide genealogists, researchers, and scholars with online, easily searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society, and events of the time. Our subscription includes the Atlanta Daily World, Baltimore Afro-American, Michigan Chronicle, New York Amsterdam News, and the Norfolk Journal and Guide.

  • ProQuest Recent Newspapers: U.S. Southeast Collection icon in the shape of North Carolina

    This collection of digitized newspapers provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with cover-to-cover access to recent newspaper content. Every page image is full-text searchable. Included newspapers include Asheville Citizen-Times of Asheville, North Carolina (2012 - Recent), Daily Press of Newport News, Virginia (2010 - Recent), and seven other southeast newspapers.

  • Union List of North Carolina Newspapers, 1751-1900 FREE icon

    Catalogs the locations of newspaper holdings for North Carolina newspapers published between 1751-1900.

  • US Newsstream NC LIVE icon

    News content from many national and international newspapers, newswires and selected news magazines.

  • Wall Street Journal NC LIVE icon

    Full articles from the Wall Street Journal (1981-current).

  • Washington Post NC LIVE icon

    Full articles from The Washington Post (1996-current).

  • AM Primary Sources for Teaching and Research icon in the shape of North Carolina
    • American History, 1493-1945 icon in the shape of North Carolina 
      This unique collection documents American History from the earliest settlers to the mid-twentieth century.
    • Colonial America 
      The complete CO 5 files from the National Archives, UK, 1606-1822, Colonial America enables online access to the vast archive of circa 70,000 documents of manuscript materials for the first time.
    • Colonial Caribbean
      This extensive digital resource covers three centuries of Caribbean history. Drawn from the vast archives of the British Colonial Office, this is an essential resource for all students and researchers of the Caribbean and British colonial rule.
    • Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters icon in the shape of North Carolina 
      This digital collection of primary source documents helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas.
    • Indigenous Histories and Cultures in North America icon in the shape of North Carolina 
      Explore manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers right up to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century. Browse through a wide range of rare and original documents from treaties, speeches and diaries, to historic maps and travel journals.
    • Life at Sea icon in the shape of North Carolina 
      Bringing together unique primary sources drawn from world-class maritime archives and heritage collections Life at Sea takes a sociocultural approach, focusing on the individual experiences and personal narratives of seafarers. Through a broad range of sources, from journals and memoirs to ships’ logs and court records, the lives of ordinary seamen, merchants, whalers and pirates can be explored. This resource offers exciting new insights into three centuries of the Anglo-American maritime world.
  • African American Heritage icon in the shape of North Carolina
    ProQuest African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.
  • American Ancestors (NEHGS) icon of a library building is an online repository for more than 1.4 billion records spanning twenty-two countries covering the United States, the British Isles, continental Europe, and beyond.
  • Ancestry Library Edition icon of a library building
    The world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource. Delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.
  • ANCHOR (A North Carolina History Online Resource) FREE icon
    This online textbook is designed for grade 8 and up and covers all of North Carolina history, from the arrival of the first people some 12,000 years ago to the 21st century. (formerly LEARN NC Digital History Textbook)
  • Black Freedom Struggle in the United States FREE icon
    This website contains approximately 1,600 primary source documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom: Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860), the Civil War and Reconstruction Era (1861-1877), the Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932), the New Deal and World War II (1933-1945), the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975), and the Contemporary Era (1976-2000).
  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database (National Parks) FREE icon
    The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS) is a database containing information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Other information on the site includes histories of Union and Confederate regiments, links to descriptions of significant battles, and selected lists of prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records.
  • Colonial and State Records of North Carolina (UNC) FREE icon

    The Colonial and State Records of North Carolina includes documents and materials from throughout the country and from several European repositories covering the earliest days of North Carolina's settlement by Europeans through the ratification of the United States Constitution.

  • Digital Library on American Slavery (UNCG) FREE icon

    The Digital Library on American Slavery (DLAS) is an expanding resource compiling independent collections focused upon race and slavery in the American South, made searchable through a single, simple interface. DLAS houses tens of thousands of records relating to all 15 slave states and Washington, D.C. as well as a number of northern states. DLAS contains detailed personal information about over 100 thousand individuals, including enslaved people, enslavers, free people of color, and more.

  • Digital Public Library of America FREE icon

    DPLA provides access to millions of materials held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions in a one-stop discovery experience.

  • Digital Public Library of America - Family Research Guide to DPLA FREE icon

    A research guide to using DPLA for genealogical research.  Genealogists can use DPLA's search tools to find free materials for their family history research projects.

  • DigitalNC - North Carolina Digital Heritage Center FREE icon

    The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is a statewide digitization and digital publishing program that works with cultural heritage institutions of all sizes across North Carolina to digitize and publish historic materials online. The collection includes yearbooks, newspapers, city directories, and more.

  • Discover Online Catalog (DOC) (State Archives) FREE icon

    DOC allows researchers to search the public holdings of the State Archives of North Carolina, Outer Banks History Center, and Western Regional Archives in order to identify materials for research and to request copies.

  • Documenting The American South - Collections (UNC) FREE icon

    Documenting the American South (DocSouth) includes sixteen thematic collections of primary sources for the study of southern history, literature, and culture. It includes slave narratives, Civil War, oral histories, personal manuscript collections, and more.

  • Fold3icon in the shape of North Carolina

    Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

  • Getting Started in Genealogy FREE icon

    Tips from the librarians at the Government & Heritage Library on how to get started with genealogical research.

  • Guide to Tracing American Indian Ancestry (PDF) FREE icon

    A document provided by the U.S. Department of Interior which includes tips for tracing your American Indian & Alaska Native Ancestry.

  • HeinOnline's Civil Rights and Social Justice

    Civil Rights database offering publications covering civil rights in the United States. Containing hearings and committee prints, legislative histories on the landmark legislations, CRS and GAO reports, briefs from major Supreme Court cases, and publications from the Commission on Civil Rights, this database allows users to educate themselves on the ways our civil rights have been strengthened and expanded over time, as well as how these legal protections can go further still.

    Login credentials
    Username: ncdcr 
    Password: n2qb3vz 
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  • HeinOnline's Gun Regulation and Legislation in America

    This collection brings together more than 500 titles, including periodicals, key compiled federal legislative histories, relevant congressional hearings, CRS Reports, Supreme Court briefs, and more. Research the National Firearms Act, the Miller and Heller decisions, and other key aspects of this subject.

    Login credentials
    Username: ncdcr 
    Password: n2qb3vz 
    **Please note, both username and password are case sensitive**

  • HeinOnline's Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

    A collection of legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.

    Login credentials
    Username: ncdcr 
    Password: n2qb3vz 
    **Please note, both username and password are case sensitive**

  • HeritageQuest NC LIVE icon

    Treasury of American genealogical sources: unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. Includes historical census, PERSI, Revolutionary War records, and more.

  • Independent Voices FREE icon

    Independent Voices is an open access digital collection of primary sources including alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century.

  • Journal of African American History icon in the shape of North Carolina

    The Journal of African American History is an official publication of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Now in its second century, this award-winning journal publishes original scholarly articles and book reviews on all aspects of the African American experience.

  • Journal of Genetic Genealogy FREE icon

    The Journal of Genetic Genealogy (JoGG) is a free and open-access quarterly journal of strategies, case studies, and topics of interest for genetic genealogists using DNA testing to research the ancestry of an individual or group. Articles include features, editorials, and peer-reviewed scholarly articles.

  • JSTOR icon in the shape of North Carolina

    JSTOR is a digital library for scholars, researchers, and students, providing access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.

  • JSTOR for Genealogists FREE icon

    A guide to using JSTOR for genealogical research. Use the rich JSTOR library to build out your family tree’s historical, cultural, and social contexts.

  • Microfilm FREE icon

    The genealogy librarians at the GHL have compiled a list of microfilm resources that researchers often find useful.

  • Native American Heritage (NARA) FREE icon

    Among the billions of historical records housed at the National Archives throughout the country, researchers can find information relating to American Indians from as early as 1774 through the mid 1990s within this database.

  • NCpedia FREE icon

    NCpedia is an online encyclopedia which contains articles covering a broad spectrum of topics and resources about North Carolina. It is coordinated and managed by the North Carolina Government & Heritage Library.

  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries NC LIVE icon

    Women's writings from the Colonial period to 1950. Includes writings by Abigail Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Dorothea L. Dix, Julia Ward Howe, and more.

  • North Carolina Digital Collections FREE icon

    The North Carolina Digital Collections contain over 90,000 historic and recent photographs, state government publications, manuscripts, and other resources on topics related to North Carolina.

  • North Carolina Family Records Collection FREE icon

    The Family Records Collection is comprised of North Carolina family history materials from the holdings of the State Archives of North Carolina and State Library of North Carolina.

  • North Carolina Land Grant Images and Data FREE icon

    Searchable data for over 217,000 land grants issued by the State of North Carolina from 1663 to 1960, plus images of Land Patent Books, and more.

  • North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster FREE icon

    The NC Historical Publications Section has made a cumulative master index to "North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster" available online. This index, which contains about 115,000 names of North Carolinians who served in the Civil War, can help you discover more about your Tar Heel ancestors who fought in that conflict.  You can find the link to the index immediately above the list of volumes of North Carolina Troops.

  • Our State Magazine FREE icon

    Explore past issues of Our State, one of North Carolina's longest running and most popular magazines. First published in 1933, it features stories about North Carolina's people, places, and history.

  • PERSI FREE icon

    The PERiodical Source Index (PERSI) enables you to easily locate key information about people and places. It contains over 2.5 million entries from thousands of historical, genealogical and ethnic publications, making it an invaluable, comprehensive family history resource.

  • RootsMOOC FREE icon

    RootsMOOC online genealogy course from the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University and the Government and Heritage Library of the State Library of North Carolina. The course introduces some of the best sources and strategies for conducting an organized and efficient search for your family's history. The course has ended, but videos and other resources are still available.

  • Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice icon in the shape of North Carolina 
    Bringing together primary source documents from archives and libraries across the Atlantic world, this resource allows students and researchers to explore and compare unique material relating to the complex subjects of slavery, abolition and social justice. In addition to the primary source documents there is a wealth of useful secondary sources for research and teaching; including an interactive map, scholarly essays, tutorials, a visual sources gallery, chronology and bibliography
  • State Archives of North Carolina FREE icon

    Collects, preserves, and provides public access to historically significant archival materials from NC, as well as providing guidance on preservation and management of government records.

  • Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin icon of a library building

    Recent issues of the Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin available in the Members Only section of the website. See library staff for password.

  • The William and Mary Quarterly icon in the shape of North Carolina

    The leading journal for the study of early American history, the William and Mary Quarterly ranges chronologically from Old World-New World contacts to c. 1820. Geographically, it focuses on North America--from New France and the Spanish American borderlands to British America and the Caribbean--and extends to Europe and West Africa.

  • Atlas of Historical County Boundaries FREE icon

    The Atlas presents in maps and text complete data about the creation and all subsequent changes in the size, shape, and location of every county in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia. It is meant to be a resource for people seeking records of past events, and people trying to analyze, interpret and display county-based historical data like returns of elections and censuses, and for people working on state and local history projects.

  • Digital Sanborn Maps (1867-1970) for North Carolina NC LIVE icon

    Digital Sanborn Maps (1867-1970) for North Carolina delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in 158 North Carolina towns and cities across a century of change.

  • Geographic Names Information System (USGS) FREE icon

    The GNIS contains information about physical geographic features of many types in the United States, associated areas, and Antarctica, current and historical, but not including roads and highways. The database holds the Federally recognized name of each feature and defines the feature location by state, county, USGS topographic map, and geographic coordinates.

  • NC OneMap FREE icon

    NC OneMap is a managed web application which provides data discoverability and access to NC geospatial data.

  • North Carolina County Formation Maps FREE icon

    Are you researching your family history? Historical maps can be an exceptional tool when you are beginning a genealogy research project. Because maps can give you important details about business and property ownership, they can be a significant source of information. The goal is to help you discover important historical information to get started.

  • North Carolina Gazetteer (NCpedia) FREE icon

    The North Carolina Gazetteer is a geographical dictionary in which an attempt has been made to list all of the geographic features of the state in one alphabet. It is current, and it is historical as well. Many features and places that no longer exist are included.

  • North Carolina Maps FREE icon

    North Carolina Maps is a comprehensive, online collection of historic maps of the Tar Heel State. It contains more than 3,000 maps, ranging in date from the late 1500s to 2000.

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  • ABI/INFORM (ProQuest) NC LIVE icon

    Business research from journals, trade publications, market research reports, dissertations, and working papers.

  • Business Market Research Collection (ProQuest) NC LIVE icon

    This database contains company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research from sources including Hoover's Company Profiles, OxResearch from Oxford Analytica, and Snapshots.

  • Census Business Builder FREE icon

    The Census Business Builder (CBB) is a suite of services that provide selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use format.

  • D4: Demand Driven Data Delivery FREE icon

    North Carolina's Official Labor Market Data Source: The most current and historical labor market information available. View, share, and download statewide, local, and regional data. (Formerly AccessNC.)

  • Data-Axle Reference Solutions (Formerly ReferenceUSA) NC LIVE icon

    Reference and research tool providing instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 59 million U.S. businesses and 158 million U.S. residents. Data-Axle Reference Solutions makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

  • Data Resources Guide FREE icon

    The Data Resources Guide is where the State Library of North Carolina answers all of your data-related questions regarding the state of North Carolina.  Includes links to frequently used databases, tutorials, and archived webinars.

  • EDPNC Small Business Advisors FREE icon

    EDPNC Small Business Advisors (formerly Business Link North Carolina), a division of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, helps businesses large and small succeed in North Carolina. They provide free one-on-one guidance to entrepreneurs and startups on the regulatory requirements of establishing a small business in the state, as well as referral to helpful small-business support services.

  • Entrepreneurship Database (ProQuest) NC LIVE icon

    Information for entrepreneurs and researchers that includes business start-up plans, video clips, journals, business cases, and more.

  • Explore Census Data (US Census Bureau) FREE icon is the new platform to access data and digital content from the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau is the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

  • LINC (NC State Data Center) FREE icon

    Log Into North Carolina (LINC) is an interactive data retrieval service containing historical information for over 900 data items and a variety of geographic areas within the state.

  • QuickFacts (US Census Bureau) FREE icon

    QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (ProQuest) NC LIVE icon

    An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

  • ABC-CLIO eBook Collection NC LIVE icon

    History and literature ebooks, including the series Daily Life, Critical Companions, Literature in Context, as well as American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography.

  • Access Video on Demand (powered by Films on Demand) NC LIVE icon

    Thousands of high quality videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels. Also includes content formerly in the NC LIVE Video Collection.

  • Ebook Central (ProQuest) NC LIVE icon

    Scholarly titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills.

  • Ebook Central Guide FREE icon

    A guide to using Ebook Central.

  • eBooks on EBSCOhost NC LIVE icon

    Over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online.

  • Gale eBooks NC LIVE icon

    Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform. For multidisciplinary research.

  • HomeGrown Ebooks Collection NC LIVE icon

    Ebooks from a variety of North Carolina publishers. Includes popular and scholarly nonfiction, novels by well-known NC authors, and award-winning short fiction and poetry.

  • hoopla NC LIVE icon

    Downloadable audio and ebooks on a variety of topics, including language learning, history, biography, classic literature, and more. Compatible with all popular e-readers that support apps. An app is available for download. Users will need to make a personal account to use this resource. (Formerly RBdigital)

  • NoveList Plus  NC LIVE icon

    A readers’ advisory resource that uses appeal factors and expert reviews to offer read-alike and listen-alike recommendations for fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks.

  • Open Bookshelf (Digital Public Library of America) FREE icon

    Open Bookshelf is a digital library collection of popular books free to download, formatted for modern devices, and handpicked by librarians from across the US.

  • Open Library FREE icon

    Open Library is a universal catalog for book metadata. Open Library’s catalog provides links to discover, borrow, and read from the Internet Archive’s collections. Open Library is free and open to anyone. Some features require that you have an Open Library account.

Need help? Visit the NC LIVE help page and check their help topics under Ebooks or Videos.

  • Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database (ProQuest) NC LIVE icon

    Full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications.

  • Agricultural & Environmental Science Collection (ProQuest) NC LIVE icon

    Articles plus searchable charts, figures, graphs, maps, photographs and tables representing all major environment topics.

  • Arts & Humanities Database (ProQuest) NC LIVE icon

    This database features hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theater and Cultural Studies.

  • Biological Science Database (ProQuest) NC LIVE icon

    Research on animal behavior, aquatic life and fisheries, biochemistry, ecology, plant science, toxicology, virology, microbiology, health and safety science, entomology, and more.

  • BioOne icon in the shape of North Carolina

    BioOne Complete is a database of more than 200 subscribed and open-access titles in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

  • Bouvier's Law Dictionary FREE icon

    Online reproduction of Bouvier's Law Dictionary, 1856 edition.

  • Chicago Manual of Style icon in the shape of North Carolina 
    Guide to style, usage, and grammar in an accessible online format
  • Computer Science Database (ProQuest) NC LIVE icon

    Scholarly journals, trade publications, and consumer titles covering topics such as artificial intelligence, automation, gaming, graphics, networking, security, database management, systems administration, information science and hardware.

  • Coronavirus Research Database (ProQuest) icon in the shape of North Carolina

    Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv and will continue to grow and evolve as more is learned about the pandemic.

  • CQ Researcher NC LIVE icon

    Reports on issues shaping our world, with in-depth coverage of political and social issues, such as health, education, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy.

  • Credo Reference (Infobase) NC LIVE icon

    Find background information on many subject areas. Includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, images, and videos.

  • Criminal Justice Database (ProQuest) NC LIVE icon

    Research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends.

  • Digital Public Library of America FREE icon

    DPLA provides access to millions of materials held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions in a one-stop discovery experience.

  • Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database (ProQuest) NC LIVE icon

    Contains full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications.

  • Education Database (ProQuest) NC LIVE icon

    Research on primary, secondary, and higher education, as well as special education, home schooling, adult education, and hundreds of related topics.

  • Engineering Database (ProQuest) NC LIVE icon

    This database provides discipline-specific coverage of engineering, spanning thousands of publications, many in full text.

  • ERIC (Education Resources Information Center, from the US Dept. of Ed.) FREE icon

    ERIC is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, searchable, Internet-based bibliographic and full-text database of education research and information.

  • GHL Research Guides FREE icon

    Research guides and tools created by Government and Heritage Library staff to help you through the research process.

  • Government and Heritage Library Academy FREE icon

    Training resources from the GHL Library, housed on NicheAcademy.

  • JSTOR icon in the shape of North Carolina

    JSTOR is a digital library for scholars, researchers, and students, providing access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.

  • Library Science Database (ProQuest) NC LIVE icon

    This database allows you to search the full-text of leading library and information science journals. This collection provides full-text coverage of 125+ core titles.

  • NC LIVE NC LIVE icon

    NC LIVE is North Carolina’s statewide library cooperative, supporting 200+ public and academic libraries across North Carolina. Content includes an online collection of 1.6 billion full-text articles, eBooks, streaming videos, digitized newspapers, language learning tools, and more.

  • NC State Government Web Site Archives and Access Program FREE icon

    The North Carolina State Government Web Site Archives and Access Program archives and provides access to websites and social media content produced by North Carolina state agencies.

  • NCpedia FREE icon

    NCpedia is an online encyclopedia which contains articles covering a broad spectrum of topics and resources about North Carolina. It is coordinated and managed by the North Carolina Government & Heritage Library.

  • Personal Digital Archiving FREE icon

    Tips from the librarians at the Government & Heritage Library on how to maintain and preserve your personal digital archive.

  • ProQuest Central NC LIVE icon

    General reference database for over 175 subjects from magazines, journals and newspapers, including peer-reviewed and scholarly works.

  • Public Health Database (ProQuest) NC LIVE icon

    This database allows you to search the core literature in the field of public health.

  • Research Library (ProQuest) NC LIVE icon

    General reference database from business and political science to literature and psychology scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and daily news content, accessible to readers and researchers at every level.

  • Science Database (ProQuest) NC LIVE icon

    Applied and general science articles covering topics such as global warming, alternative energy sources, robotic engineering, genetically modified food, and more.

  • Smart Libraries Newsletter icon in the shape of North Carolina

    Published by ALA TechSource, an imprint of the American Library Association, Marshall Breeding’s Smart Libraries Newsletter presents news and analysis on products, vendors, and new developments library automation marketplace.

The Government and Heritage Library (GHL) has online access for specific trial periods with the following databases. These trials are available on a temporary basis only. GHL will decide whether to subscribe to these resources based on need, quality, interest, cost, funding, content, and usability. Please explore these databases and provide us with your valuable feedback.

There are no trials currently available. Please check back soon.

These symbols indicate availability of the resources:

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NC LIVE icon   = available on site AND to all North Carolinians anywhere through NC LIVE (with local library card)

FREE icon = online resources freely available to all 

Instructions for accessing databases outside the library.  Questions?  Contact us.