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Just for Kids - Youth Services

The library has resources and materials - just for kids! - available free with your library card. Student enrolled in public schools in Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties also have access to most of our resources using their student ID / lunch number

Biography Reference Center New

A comprehensive collection of full-text biographies on popular and heavily-researched figures. Users can locate biographies of interest by browsing key categories, including occupation, nationality, publication and more than 30 genre categories including actors, artists, athletes, authors, current world leaders, explorers, scientists and many others.

Research Companion New

An award-winning, cloud-based information literacy solution that enables educators and librarians to guide students through research projects efficiently.

Research Library

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 in Context

Reference content plus magazines, journals, news sources, experiments, and more. Covering earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics, science history, and biography.

SIRS Discoverer New

Designed specifically for elementary and middle school students, SIRS Discoverer offers articles, nonfiction books, images, activities, and websites curated for educational relevance, age appropriateness, and readability.

SIRS Government Reporter

Full-text current and historic government documents, landmark and recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, information about federal departments, agencies, elected leaders and more.

SIRS Issues Researcher Featured

Research the pros and cons of current issues and enduring social issues through full-text articles, multimedia, primary sources, government documents and reference materials.

SIRS Renaissance

Full-text articles on arts & humanities subjects in the areas of Architecture & Design, Culture, Literature, Multimedia, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy & Religion and Visual Arts.

US Newsstream Popular

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

SIRS Knowledge Source Package Popular

Search all four SIRS databases at once for articles, primary sources, websites and graphics to support students with research, study and homework.

CQ Researcher Online

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.

eBooks on EBSCOhost Popular

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

eLibrary Curriculum Edition New

This easy-to-use curriculum and reference resource delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for schools and libraries of all kinds, as well as additional subject-based material.

Gale Literary Sources

Combines Literature Resource Center with Gale Virtual Reference Library in one interface. Articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.

Literature Resource Center

Articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.

MyiLibrary

Online books on a variety of topics including art, language learning, medical, health, history, and more.

NC LIVE Video Collection

Online videos from PBS including Ken Burns documentaries, Masterpiece Theater, Scientific American, American Experience, and more.

NCPedia

Information about the state, its history, people, government, and educational institutions.

ProQuest Central

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

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