Anglophiles rejoice! The library has added several primary source databases for the study of Britain and its colonies. We also added additional resources on the U.S. Congress. More…

New and Expanded Resources

  • British Periodicals – Searchable full text of hundreds of British periodicals from the late 17th century to the early 20th century. The individual titles are listed on the journals page.
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers – Includes House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present, with supplementary material back to 1688.
  • Times Digital Archive – A full-image archive of this pre-eminent London newspaper from its first issue in 1785 to December 1985.
  • Shakespeare Collection – Includes criticism, the Arden full-text annotated editions, journal articles, prompt books and other reference material.
  • LexisNexis Congressional has been expanded with the purchase of the Congressional Record Permanent Collection. Upon completion, the full text of the Congressional Record and its predecessors will be available from 1789-present. Currently 1974-present is available with new content added monthly. To search this product, go to LexisNexis Congressional on the databases page.
  • Our CQ Electronic Library subscription has been expanded with the purchase of CQ Global Researcher.
  • IBIS World – Provides extensive reports on 300 industries and numerous companies. Includes size, trends, market share, descriptions of key participants and more. This database, which is provided by the Professional Center Library, will replace the Net Advantage database.
  • Global Road Warrior – Information about countries, with emphasis on information necessary for international business travel and world trade.
  • The OneSource Global module has been added to our Reference USA subscription. In addition to U.S. companies, our subscription now covers over 17 million companies worldwide.
  • Career Library – Resources to choose the right career and apply for jobs. Includes self-assessment quizzes and résumé help. Provided by the NC LIVE consortium.
  • Auto Repair Reference Center – Specs and instructions for car repair for models 1945-present. Provided by the NC LIVE consortium.
  • SimplyMap – Map thousands of demographic, business and marketing data variables. Coverage is limited to the United States. Provided by the NC LIVE consortium.
  • Literary Reference Center – Contains author biographies, literary criticism, journal articles and book reviews. Provided by the NC LIVE consortium.

Databases on the Move

These databases have changed names and/or URLs recently. Please update your bookmarks:


Our statewide consortium, NC LIVE, has canceled some databases to provide the new databases listed above. The cancellations are:

  • America’s Newspapers
  • Annals of American History
  • NetLibrary e-audiobook collection
  • Spanish Reference Center