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Electronic Resources  

You may need your Buncombe County library card number to log in to some of these databases. If the database asks for a password, call the Reference Desk at 250-4741 or email library@buncombecounty.org and we will be happy to provide you with the necessary information. There is no charge for access to any of these databases.

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Ancestry Genealogical Research In library use at any library
Asheville Citizen-Times Search full text articles from the Asheville Citizen-Times from 1999 to current. Log in with your library card
Auto Repair Reference Center
Repair information for most major manufacturers and makes from 1945 to current nc LIVE - Log in with your library card.
Gale Databases Literary Criticisms Log in with your library card
Heritage Quest
Genealogical Research nc LIVE - Log in with your library card.
Hoovers Online Detailed business, healthcare, and technical company listings. Build lists, create marketing plans and conduct competitive analysis. nc LIVE - Log in with your library card.
Learning Express Library Practice Tests and Tutorials for tests including the GED, GRE, ASVAB, Real Estate, Civil Service and many more nc LIVE - Log in with your library card.
MasterFILE Complete Newspaper and magazine articles nc LIVE - Log in with your library card.
Morningstar Reports Comprehensive information on mutual funds and stocks nc LIVE - Log in with your library card.
New York Times Archives New York Times from 1851 to 2007 Log in with your library card.
North Carolina Digital Library Download audio books, ebooks, music and movies Direct access - log in with library card number and PIN.
Pronunciator Language learning library. Includes 60 of the world's most popular languages, and ESL courses in 50 languages, Direct access - log in with library card number and email address
Reference USA Business information, business and residential directories In library use at any library
Zinio Download popular magazines Log in with your library card

Download Audio Books, Ebooks, Magazines and Music to your PC or Portable Device

North Carolina Digital Library
Download best selling audio books, ebooks and music from the North Carolina Digital Library (NCDL). To access the NCDL, you will need a valid Buncombe County Library card and a PIN number, which is the last 4 digits of your home phone number.

One Click Digital
Downloadable audiobooks from NC Live. You will need to log in with your library card number.

Ebooks on NC LIVE
Search for downloadable ebooks from NC LIVE. You will need to log in with your library card number.

Music Downloads
Music can be downloaded from the North Carolina Digital Library. To access the NCDL, you will need a valid Buncombe County Library card and a PIN number, which is the last 4 digits of your home phone number.

Zinio Magazines
Download popular magazines to your digital device. You will need to log into Zinio with your library card number and create an account. Once you download a magazine, it will never expire and you can read it for a long as you like.

Alphabetical Listing of Electronic Resources

Academic Search Premier
Magazines and journals on many subjects, includes peer-reviewed and scholarly works

African-American Poetry
African-American poetry 1750-1900

American Poetry
American poetry 1600-1900

American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography
Life histories of former slaves

America's Newspapers
Selected North Carolina and national newspapers

Ancestry Library (available for on-site use in Pack Memorial Library)
A collection of family history resources on the Internet

Annals of American History
U.S. history source documents

Bills from the nc General Assembly
Bill information from the General Assembly

Britannica Online
General interest encyclopedia

Business ServiCenter
Support and guidance for North Carolina businesses in their efforts to succeed and grow

Business Source Premier Business journals, peer-reviewed publications, and magazines

CAMIO Collection of art images

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Information regarding health promotion and disease prevention

CINAHL w/Full Text
Journals, dissertations and books for nursing and allied health research

CQ Researcher Online
Comprehensive, non-biased reporting and analysis on issues shaping our world

CQ Weekly
Coverage of the U.S. Congress: bills, votes, amendments, committees, etc.

Crime in North Carolina (Uniform Crime Report)
Law Enforcement reports of crime data

Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers
Literature and literary criticism

Daily Life Through History
Information covering historical and social periods

Economic Development Information System
Searchable profiles of nc counties

Enciclopedia Universal en Español
General interest encyclopedia in Spanish

Encyclopedia of Animals
Articles and images on the nature and habitat of animals

English Poetry
English poetry from 600 to 1900

ERIC (Education)
Digests and references from education-related journals

Faber Poetry Library
20th Century poetry

Foundation Center Search (A Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center, available for on-site use in Pack Memorial Library only.)
Contains over 76,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grant making public charities and a grants database of more than 350,000 grants.  Provided by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
General interest encyclopedia

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Searchable collection of E-Book reference titles

Government Employee Telephone Directory
Online Phone directory of State Personnel

Health Source: Consumer Edition
General health, nutrition and medical journals

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Contains scholarly and peer-reviewed journals for nursing and allied health

Healthfinder
A consumer health gateway site

HealthWeb
Evaluated non-commercial, health-related, Internet resources

HeritageQuest
Research materials for tracing family history and American culture

Historic Events of the 20th Century
Narrative history and analysis of historic events

HIV InSite
A gateway to HIV/AIDS information

Hoovers Online
Detailed business, healthcare, and technical company listings. Build lists, create marketing plans and conduct competitive analysis.

Job Openings
State and national job resources

Kids Search
Easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface designed for students in grades K through 8.

LearningExpress Library
Practice tests and tutorials

Legislative Directory
Find your representatives

Literature in Context
Historical and cultural context of classic titles in literature

MAS Ultra - School Edition
General reference for high school students

MasterFILE Premier
General magazines, journals, and newspapers covering many subjects

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
Consumer health information from the Mayo clinic

MEDLINEplus
Authoritative medical information for professionals and consumers

Middle Search Plus
General reference for middle school students

Military & Government Collection
Military related periodicals, journals, and other publications

Morningstar Library Edition
Comprehensive information on mutual funds and stocks

National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC)
Free, reliable health information for women

NC Department of Agriculture Kid's Page
Links about nc agriculture for kids

NC Health Info
Access to local health services and programs in nc

NC Public Schools Statistical Profile
ncDPI reports including breakdowns by school system

NetLibrary
Online access to ebooks, including fiction and non-fiction titles.

New York Times Historical Newspapers, 1851-2007
Access with your library card number. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 250-4741 or library@buncombecounty.org.

Newspaper Source
Selected full text for national and international newspapers

NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
Searchable collection of consumer health information

North American Women's Letters and Diaries
Women's writings from the Colonial period to 1950

North Carolina Agricultural Statistics Service
Tables, Maps, graphs of nc agriculture

North Carolina Curriculum
From the Department of Public Instruction

North Carolina Digital Library
Download best selling audio books, print books, movies and music to your PC.

North Carolina Driver's Manual
Driver's Manual in English and Spanish

North Carolina ECHO
Exploring North Carolina's Cultural Heritage

North Carolina Education Directory
A master directory of nc Public Education

North Carolina Encyclopedia
Facts about North Carolina

North Carolina Homepage
State of nc Homepage

North Carolina Community Newspapers
Selected full-text of North Carolina newspapers

North Carolina Tax Forms
Official Dept. of Revenue forms

North Carolina Teacher Academy
Resources for teachers, parents and students

NoveList
Database of fiction books, providing leisure reading recommendations

Oncolink : A University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Resource
Searchable source of cancer-related information

Primary Search (Children's Magazines)
Full text of over 60 popular, elementary school magazines

ProQuest Newspapers
Full-text articles from leading national newspapers including: New York Times (1980-current), Wall Street Journal 91984-current), Washington Post (1987-current)

PsycINFO
Citations of peer-reviewed journals, books, and reports in psychology field

PubMed
Bibliographic information covering a variety of medical disciplines

Regional Accounts Data - Local Area Personal Income
Income data by state and county

Regional Business News
Business journals and newspapers covering metropolitan and rural areas within the U.S.

Sanborn Maps North Carolina
Historical maps of North Carolina including Asheville

Searchasaurus
Colorful and fun interface for elementary and middle school students

Serials Directory
Bibliographic information and pricing for popular serials

Start Squad
A selection of kid's web sites

State Center for Health Statistics
Online reports of health-related statistics

State Data Center
Population, economic, income, health data and more

State Demographics
State, County, and Local demographics

State of North Carolina Kid's Page
Links about nc for kids

Student Research Center (SRC)
Interface designed for students in grades 6 through 12

Teaching Positions in North Carolina
All about teaching jobs in nc

The Division of Public Health of the nc Dept. of Health and Human Services
Covers a wide range of health topics

Twentieth Century African-American Poetry
African-American poetry 1900-1999

Twentieth Century American Poetry
American poetry 1900-1999

Twentieth-Century English Poetry
English poetry 1900-1999

Wall Street Journal
From 1984 to current. Log in with your library card

Washington Post
From 1977-present on America's Newspapers on nc LIVE

Westlaw (available for on-site use in Pack Memorial Library and the Buncombe County Law Library)
Legal information including federal and state statutes, case law, court decisions, regulations and forms

Wnc Documents and Photographs
Selected photographs and historical documents, including articles from local Asheville newspapers and images from the collection of Buncombe County Public Libraries. Photographs and documents are added on an ongoing basis.

World Data Analyst
Statistical portraits and tools for making comparative charts and tables of countries

WorldCat
Catalog of books and other materials worldwide