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  • Blooms

    Bloom’s Literature

    For middle school students through adults. Comprehensive source for literary research on writers and their works throughout history and the world.

  • Drama for Students

    Produced by Gale, designed for middle school through adult study. Features discussion and analysis of plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical overviews, plots, and historical context.

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    Literary Reference Source

    For middle school students through adults. A broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

  • NoveList K-8 Plus

    For elementary and middle school students and educators. Resource for helping students find their next great fiction or nonfiction title to read.

  • NoveList Plus

    For all ages. Resource of fiction and nonfiction titles to guide readers in finding their next title to read.

  • Novels for Students

    Produced by Gale, designed for middle school through adult study. Provides a guide to understanding novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plots, characters, themes, critical overviews, and style as well as the work's cultural and historical significance.

  • Poetry for Students

    Produced by Gale, designed for middle school through adult study. Provides an overview of a poem, with discussion and analysis of themes, images, form, and construction. Covers poetry for all time periods, nations, and cultures.

  • Short Stories for Students

    Produced by Gale, designed for middle school through adult study. Provides critical overviews of short stories from all time periods and cultures. Discusses plot, characters, themes, and structure along with the story's cultural and historical significance.

  • TeachingBooks for Libraries

    Bring reading to life. TeachingBooks for Libraries strives to joyfully enrich everyone's experience reading children's and young adult books.

  • teenbookcloud

    Teen BookCloud

    Teen BookCloud targets grades 7-12. Contains about 1,000 graphic novels, enhanced eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audio books.

  • writersreference

    Writers Reference Center

    For middle school students through adults. Contains tools on how to write and research effectively, including a step-by-step guide to writing a good essay. Explores the fundamentals of writing, and presents guides for research and documents. Writing resources cover grammar, style, and research.

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    Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

    For middle school students through adults, this product is a comprehensive resource for career exploration and planning. Includes career assessments and educational planning.

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    LearningExpress Library

    For elementary school students through adults. Collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials, and other career and life skills resources.

  • tutordotcom

    Tutor.com

    Real-time tutoring is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for English and Spanish speakers of all ages. Math assistance for elementary and middle grades includes Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Statistics. Assistance with Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics is available. Tutoring is available in Reading and Writing, History, and foreign language.

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    Ancestry Library Edition

    This database is a genealogy research product that provides instant access to more than 1.2 billion names, more than 3,000 databases, primary source documents, and images, Gale's Passenger & Immigration Lists Index, and, digital images of the census records from the US Federal Census between the years 1790 and 1930. Note: Access to this resource is available inside the library only.

  • heritagequest

    HeritageQuest Online

    This database combines digital, searchable images of US federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI Genealogy and Local History collection. This online database is an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical hobbyists and professionals. Please also note our Genealogy Partner, the Camden Archives and Museum, which provides many local genealogy resources.

  • africanamerican

    African-American History

    For middle school through adults, this is a comprehensive source of coverage for more than 500 years of African-American experience.

  • Britannica Fundamentals

    Activities to explore, play, read, and draw include stories and videos.

  • britannicaschool

    Britannica School

    For pre-K through 12th grades. Access to an encyclopedia and related content on three levels: elementary, middle school, and high school, as well as teacher resources.

  • CulGram

    CultureGrams

    Country and state reports provide snapshots of history and cultures including maps, flags, geography, and photos.

  • BritModerna

    Enciclopedia Moderna

    For older learners. Spanish database for native speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish. Includes articles, multi-media, timelines, and more.

  • britannica-escolar

    Escolar Online

    For students aged 7-12. Spanish elementary encyclopedia for early readers.

  • explora

    Explora for Elementary Schools

    Articles on most topics, as well as pictures, maps, and flags.

  • exploramiddle

    Explora for Middle Schools

    Information on many topics from magazines, newspaper, books, and more.

  • bic

    Gale in Context: Biography

    For all ages. Comprehensive source for biographical information.

  • itke

    Gale in Context: Elementary

    For students in K-5th grades. Articles, pictures, and reference information on all subjects.

  • learn360

    Learn360

    For Pre-K through 12th grades. 161,000 multimedia resources, including high-quality, full-length videos, video clips, images, audio files, interactives, maps, and science experiments.

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    LearningExpress Library

    For elementary school students through adults. Collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials, and other career and life skills resources.

  • NoveList K-8 Plus

    For elementary and middle school students and educators. Resource for helping students find their next great fiction or nonfiction title to read.

  • pebblego

    PebbleGo – Animals/Animales, Science, and eBooks

    Ideal for students in K-3rd grade. Simple navigation and mobile-responsive design. "Animals/Animales" contains articles on amphibians, animal behavior, birds, dinosaurs, fish, mammals, and more. "Science" allows students to discover physical, life, earth, and space sciences, along with engineering and technology. Both include read-aloud articles, videos, and games for the youngest researchers. This online resource correlates with S. C. Standards and contains resources for educators.

  • PebbleGo Next – Biographies and eBooks

    For grades 3-5.  Covers categories like Actors, American Indians, Explorers, Scientists, and Women in this content-rich source.  Simple navigation and mobile-responsive design.  Engaging read-aloud audio and video with articles appropriate for young learners.  Includes amphibians, animal behavior, birds, dinosaurs, fish, mammals, and more.  Games, definitions, a Question of the Day, and educator resources are also included.

  • studysc

    StudySC

    For elementary, middle school, and high school students and educators. This website contains links to South Carolina-specific web resources for K-12 homework help, projects and more.

  • TeachingBooks for Libraries

    Bring reading to life. TeachingBooks for Libraries strives to joyfully enrich everyone's experience reading children's and young adult books.

  • tumblemath

    Tumble Math

    For students in grades K-6, subjects include counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, word problems, geometry, fractions, place value, measurement, probability, division, graphing, finance, and time and temperature.

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    TumbleBooks

    TumbleBooks Library targets K-6th grades. Contains over 1,400 read-aloud storybooks, chapter books, graphic novels, songs, and National Geographic videos. All storybooks are read-aloud with words highlighted and some books are available in French and Spanish. Special features include a book report organizer, puzzles and games, and pre-selected playlists. You can search by title, author, run time, genre, language, Lexile, and accelerated reader level. You can browse through Storybooks, Read-alongs, ebooks, Nonfiction, Videos, Graphic Novels, Playlists, Language Learning, Math, Puzzles, and Games.

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    Tutor.com

    Real-time tutoring is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for English and Spanish speakers of all ages. Math assistance for elementary and middle grades includes Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Statistics. Assistance with Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics is available. Tutoring is available in Reading and Writing, History, and foreign language.

  • worldalmanacelem

    World Almanac for Kids Elementary

    For students in 2nd-5th grade, their teachers, and parents. Articles, videos, games, and information on all subjects. Contains large images and easy-to-read text. Easy navigation with over 300 videos that cover a myriad of topics. Includes science projects, games, maps, and Educator Resources.

  • worldalmanac

    World Almanac for Kids Intermediate

    For students in 6th-9th grade, their teachers, and parents. Includes articles, videos, games, and reference guides on all subjects. Provides over 700 science projects, "Take a Stand" debate topics, Homework Help videos and reference guides, Educator Resources.

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    Applied Science & Technology Full Text

    For college-level and adult researchers. Resources on a wide variety of applied science specialties.

  • autorepair

    Auto Repair Source

    For high school students, college-level and adult researchers. Includes step-by-step repair information diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulleting, and recalls.

  • chll

    ChiltonLibrary by Gale

    Search the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. Useful for high school students in automotive technology courses. Candidates for the Automotive Service Excellence exam can study here. Mobile friendly for diagrams and videos. Includes labor estimator, bulletins, and safety recalls.

  • sciencereferencecenter

    Science Reference Center

    For middle school students through adults. Comprehensive database covering the major scientific fields of study.

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