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Special Interest Databases


Agricola - Contains information on all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Applied Science & Technology Full Text - Covers a wide variety of applied science specialties - from acoustics and aeronautics, to neural networks and nuclear and civil engineering. This database provides full-text content and in-depth indexing and abstracts from leading trade and industrial journals, professional and technical society journals, specialized subject periodicals, buyers' guides, directories and conference proceedings. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) - Contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles (more than 35,000 vehicles). This includes over 158,600 wiring diagrams, a labor time estimator, 99,000 technical bulletins and recalls, and repair information starting as far back as 1945 for certain makes. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Computer Source - Provides a balance of full-text technical journals and full-text consumer computer titles covering topics such as computers, telecommunications, electronics and the Internet. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Credo Reference - An easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. A giant online collection that searches hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files and nearly 100 videos. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Education Full Text - Provides full-text and indexing coverage for a wide range of topics in education, including adult education, continuing education, literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, secondary education, teaching methods and much more. Also provides in-depth coverage of special education, with over 50 journals dedicated to this important topic. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Ferguson's Career Guidance Center - Contains information on more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, sample resumes and cover letters, as well as information about various scholarships and internships. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Fuente Academica - Collection of over 500 scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. Covering a variety of academic disciplines, such as law, business, history, and theology, the majority of the articles are in Spanish, with some English language abstracts. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Gale Legal Forms - Provides legal documents for people to use that are vetted annualy by SC contract lawyers for a variety of purposes such as real estate, adoption, and power of attorney.


GreenFILE - Focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Comprised of more than 600 scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


LearningExpress Library - For elementary school students through adults. Comprehensive collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials, and other career and life skills resources. Practice tests for GED preparation, job and career goals, undergraduate and graduate school admission, and U.S. citizenship. Focus on workplace skills such as resume building, interviewing, job search and assessment, business writing, and core computer skills. Tools for improving proficiency levels in reading, writing, and math for elementary school learners through adults. Interactive skill-building tutorials and 130+ e-book titles. Features include timed tests, instant scoring and feedback, and individual user accounts for saving works-in- progress and completed tasks. Featured Resources, Popular Software Tutorials, Computer & Internet Basics, LearningExpress eBooks Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Library Literature & Information Science Index - Provides comprehensive indexing of articles from key library and information science periodicals. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts - Indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Military and Government Collection - Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. Provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Opposing Viewpoints In Context - A database of contemporary social issues with content structured to promote critical-thinking skills and information literacy, with more than 8,700 pro-and-con viewpoint articles. For middle school students through adults. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Points of View Reference Center - A database of controversial topics that present multiple sides of a current issue. Articles provide questions and materials for further thought and study and are accompanied by supporting references from political and societal publications. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Professional Development Collection - Designed for professional educators, it provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 700 journals. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Religion and Philosophy Collection - Provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Teacher Reference Center - Provides indexing and abstracts for many of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


TOPICSearch - Current events database allows researchers to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms, including controversial opinions and viewpoints. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.


Vocational and Career Collection - For vocational and technical research needs, this collection provides full-text coverage for more than 330 trade and industry-related periodicals and also contains articles on interviewing, resumes, compensation and other pertinent subjects. Provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.