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Library Resource Guides

The library maintains a  collection of guides on a wide range of topics, including:

• E-books and downloadable media
• Online Learning
• Homeschooling
• Community resources for those in need (shelters, food pantries, meals, clothing, and medical assistance)
• Jobs and Careers
• Information on local government, schools and organizations
• Active duty/retired military and their families
• Accessibility

Databases by Topic

Arts, Language & Literature

Databases

ABC-CLIO E-book Collection E-reference books on history, literature, pop culture and more.

Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections A digital index of full-text poetry and drama in the following categories: Pre-1900s African American Poetry, American Poetry, and English Poetry; The Faber Poetry Library (20th century poets); 20th century African American Poetry, American Poetry, English Poetry.

NC LIVE: Literature & Criticism More topical resources from NC LIVE.

Transparent Language Learn 110 languages, includes ESL, grammar tips, and a mobile app.

Automotive Repair & Driving Tests

Chilton Library Step-by-step instructions for car or truck repair and maintenance.

Driving-Tests.org Free NC driver’s license permit practice tests and other information related to getting an automobile or motorcycle license.

Employment, Business & Investing

Databases

Brainfuse VetNow Offers a live online assistance for veterans and families to understand and apply for benefits. Offers coaching and guidance for job hunters and those returning to school.

Business Plans Handbook Search for a specific business plan for nearly any type of business.

Careers in Healthcare (Salem Health) Current information on careers in healthcare.

Cypress Resume Builder Easy-to-use résumé building tool.

Data-Axle Reference Solutions Detailed directory information for millions of businesses and households.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center Get career advice and explore industries. Includes streaming video.

Morningstar Investment Research Center Fund and stock information for in-depth research.

NC LIVE: Business Management More business resources from NC LIVE.

Salem Careers Information from Salem Press on select career fields: business, environment & conservation, healthcare, law, criminal justice, and emergency services.

Wall Street Journal Full text articles dating back to 1984.

Genealogy

Access World News Research Collection 2021 Edition Explore full text newspaper and media coverage from a wide variety of NC and national sources including the local Fayetteville Observer.

Ancestry Library Edition An unparalleled collection of resources for genealogical and historical research. Includes more than 4000 databases.

Fayetteville Observer Collection Provides four ways to search the Fayetteville Observer's newspaper archives back to 1988. Scroll down and click on the second listing for the complete daily edition of the Fayetteville Observer, including today’s edition.

Fold 3 Research the National Archives military history records for genealogical or historical information. Allows users to create honor wall pages for specific veterans.

Heritage Quest Research materials for tracing family history and American culture. For beginning or professional genealogists.

Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collection 3.5 million pages of content from over 1,000 county newspapers in North Carolina dating back to 1751.

Local & State History RoomNC LIVE: Genealogy and Historical Maps More historic resources from NC LIVE.

Sanborn Maps Delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in North Carolina.

History

Access World News Research Collection 2021 Edition Explore full text newspaper and media coverage from a wide variety of NC and national sources including the local Fayetteville Observer.

African American Studies Center The most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.

Black Freedom Struggle website A collection of historical documents focusing on the pursuit for equality of African Americans. Aimed at general public and students, middle school through college.

Fayetteville Observer Collection Provides four ways to search the Fayetteville Observer's newspaper archives back to 1988. Scroll down and click on the second listing for the complete daily edition of the Fayetteville Observer, including today’s edition.

Historical New York Times The New York Times archives from 1851 to 2000.

Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collection 3.5 million pages of content from over 1,000 county newspapers in North Carolina dating back to 1751.

Infotrac Newsstand Full text access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as thousands of images and radio and TV transcripts. Includes full text of The New York Times (1985-present).

NC LIVE: History & BiographyNC LIVE: Genealogy & Historical MapsNorth American Women's Letters and Diaries Thousands of letters, diaries and materials depicting the experiences of women from Colonial times to 1950.

Sanborn Maps Delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in North Carolina.

Homework Help, Test Prep & College

Biography in Context Search more than 600,000 biographies of international figures throughout history.

Databases

Brainfuse - Adult Learning Center Provides resume assistance and live online tutoring from 2 p.m. to midnight. Includes: GED prep, 24/7 writing lab, skills building, Microsoft Office Essential Skills Series, and 24/7 Question Center.

Brainfuse -HelpNow Offers students assistance with homework and test preparation. Includes live online tutoring from 2 p.m. to midnight and a 24/7 Writing Lab.

Credo An easy-to-use tool to gather background information on topics from hundreds of full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center Get career advice and explore industries. Includes streaming video.

Homeschooling Resources LearningExpress Library Provides tutorials, practice tests, e-books, and articles for skill building, test preparation, and career development. Test prep for GED, ASVAB, SAT, ACT, and much more is included. 

Improve Your Computer Skills Planning for College

NC LIVE: Homework Help More homework help resources from NC LIVE.

NC LIVE: Everything NC! Additional North Carolina resources from NC Live.

 

Law & Government

CQ Researcher An account of today's issues with an overview of the subject, background, controversies and initiatives.

NC LIVE: Government and Law More legal resources from NC LIVE.

Medical & Health

Databases

Cancer (Salem Health) Up-to-date, easy-to-use medical information related to cancer. Select database from drop-down menu.

Careers in Healthcare (Salem Health) Current information on careers in healthcare.

CINAHL Plus Nursing and allied health journals and research.

Complementary & Alternative Medicine (Salem Health) Current medical information on complementary and alternative medicine.

Infectious Diseases (Salem Health) Current medical information on infectious diseases.

Genetics & Inherited Conditions (Salem Health) Full-text on over 450 topics in genetics and inherited diseases and conditions.

NC LIVE: Health & Wellness More health resources from NC LIVE.

Psychology & Mental Health (Salem Health) Up-to-date and easy-to-use psychology and mental health medical information related. Select database from drop-down menu.

Salem Health Searches several medical encyclopedias published by Salem Press. Topics covered include cancer, alternative medicine, genetics, psychology, and addiction.

Science

Chemical Elements Information on the Periodic Table of Elements.

Science Online All things science, including biographies of scientists, experiments, essays and diagrams on nearly any science topic imaginable.

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    Phone: 910-483-7727
    Fax: 910-486-5372
    Email:
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    Director: Faith Phillips
    Headquarters Library:

    300 Maiden Lane
    Fayetteville, NC 28301

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