ncwiseowl NC K-12 Source for Research Databases, E-Journals, Magazine Subscriptions, 
Collections, Primary Sources, Encyclopedias, eBooks and More


Britannica School High School
Get quick facts and in-depth information on a wide variety of subjects. Start research projects with multiple resources in one place. Find multimedia to use in projects and presentations.
explora high
Leveled primary source documents, news articles, and videos organized by popular topics including art, literature, biography, business, government, current issues, geography, health, history, science and math. Help Video
ebsco ebooks high school collection
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Collection offers more than 12,000 eBook titles across all academic subject areas including fiction and non-fiction.

Funk & Wagnalls
Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia
Over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Images, video, illustrations and biographies also offered. Database available through EBSCOHost.

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NC Resources
EBSCO Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete
Resource for scholarly research/advanced topics only. Supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books and more. Help Video
Biography Reference Center
Comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and thousands of unique narrative biographies. Provides coverage for heavily researched biographies and genres.
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History Reference Center
Covering both U.S. and world history topics - full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents. Help Video
points of view reference center
Presents multiple sides of an issue. Provides rich content helping students realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills. Help Video
Literary Reference Center
Full-text literary database covering all genres and timeframes - thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems. Help Video
Science Reference Center
Provides easy access to a wealth of full-text, science-oriented content including hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Help Video
discover books with Novelist plus
Offers expert read-alike recommendations for titles, authors, and series with reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction for all ages.
Health Source Consumer Edition
Collection of consumer health information providing access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. Includes medical dictionary.
k-8 ebooks collection
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Collection offers more than 15,000 eBook titles across all academic subject areas including fiction and non-fiction.
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Copyright for Students

NC LIVE and NCKids Digital Library require your local/regional public library patron card number or participation through the One Access program provided by the
State Library of North Carolina.
NC LiveVideos, eBooks & More!
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NCKids Digital Library
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Britannica School Interactive Tools

Article Browse Britannica
Biographies Explorer Britannica
Tour the USA Tool
World Atlas Tool
Compare Countries Tool
Media Browse Images Videos
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