Auto and Driving
Driving-Tests The nation's leading online driver's education program, which provides unlimited, registration-free access to car/motorcycle/commercial vehicle practice tests, online driving manuals, and an FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 DMV-related questions.
Books and Literature
ABC-CLIO (NC LIVE Resource)
This digital collection of full textbooks includes materials from all time periods in the United States and Europe.
Online guide to series fiction.
GALE eBooks (NC LIVE Resource)
Searchable collection of online reference titles and test prep ebooks.
GALE in Context: Biography (NC LIVE Resource)
Biography offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, and multimedia on the world's most influential people.
GALE Literary Soures (NC LIVE Resource)
Combines Literature Resource Center with Gale Virtual Reference Library in one interface. Articles, critical essays, work, topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.
GALE LiteratureResource Center (NC LIVE Resource)
Articles, critical essays, work, topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.
NoveList Plus (NC LIVE Resource)
A readers’ advisory resource that uses appeal factors and expert reviews to offer read-alike and listen-alike recommendations for fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks.
Literature database of author profiles and literary criticism of the world's most-studied literature.
Twentieth Century African-American Poetry (NC LIVE Resource)
This resource features nearly 9,000 poems by some of the most important African-American poets of the last century.
Twentieth Century American Poetry (NC LIVE Resource)
This resource includes 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by more than 300 poets from the last century.
Twentieth Century English Poetry (NC LIVE Resource)
This resource collects more than 600 volumes of poetry by British poets since 1900.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Statistics include unemployment rates, average earnings, and consumer price index.
Data-Axle Reference Solutions (NC LIVE Resource)
Reference and research tool providing instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 24 million U.S. businesses and 235 million U.S. residents.
Morningstar Investment Research Center (NC LIVE Resource)
The Morningstar Investment Research Center covers mutual funds, stocks, and exchange-traded funds for the individual investor.
NC LIVE Business Portal
The Business Portal is designed for local entrepreneurs, investors, and small business owners who are looking to get their business started or grow their customer base. Free access to full-text articles from the Wall Street Journal, expensive market research data, demographic mapping, company listings from ReferenceUSA, information on starting a small business, business planning, investment research, and more.
Small Business Administration
The Small Business Administration provides assistance in starting, expanding, and financing a small business.
Industrial search engine for finding the exact product, service, or supplier and provides direct access to the detailed information including line-item product details, CAD drawings, and more.
USA.gov Small Business
Learn the steps to start a small business, get financing help from the government, and more.
Wall Street Journal (NC LIVE Resource)
The financial newspaper of record offers in-depth coverage of national and international finance, as well as coverage of hard news.
Career, Jobs & Test Prep
College Foundation of North Carolina
Free service of the State of North Carolina that helps students plan, apply, and pay for college.
Cypress Resume (NC LIVE Resource)
This resume creation tool on the market today is specifically designed for job seekers skittish about writing,
A collection of free self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy and learn basic computer skills.
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center (NC LIVE Resource)
A comprehensive resource that enables users to explore industries and careers plan their education, and research best practices for résumés, cover letters, interviewing, networking, and salaries/benefits.
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor-led courses online. As a library cardholder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost.
Offers more than 180 topics, from MS Office and email to reading, math, and more; Including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+videos, and 55+ interactives and games, free.
Learning Express Library Complete and PrepStep Academic (NC LIVE Resource)
Practice tests, interactive tutorials, and ebooks for students and adult learners. Includes practices tests such as GED, GRE, SAT, TEAS, and supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass a high school equivalency test, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more.
One-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search labor market information.
North Carolina Division of Employment Security
The North Carolina Division of Employment Securities (DES) provides employment services, unemployment insurance, and labor market information to the State's workers, employers, and the general public.
North Carolina Joblink Career Centers
Employment and training services to help job seekers find a new or better job.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally-recognized source of career information designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.
This site provides detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.
Open Education North Carolina Collection (NC LIVE Resource)
Contains free, open textbooks that have been curated for the most frequently taught courses across North Carolina's 2 and 4-year colleges and universities. Faculty can adopt these open educational resources (OER) to save their students money and lower the overall cost of higher education.
U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides consumers with information about fuel-economy and fuel-efficient vehicles, side-by-side vehicle comparison, air pollution emissions information, and more.
Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina
Free comprehensive information, support, and resources for North Carolina breast cancer patients and survivors and their families and friends.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text (NC LIVE Resource)
Database of nursing and allied health journals with additional materials that include nursing dissertations, conference proceedings, evidence-based care sheets, audiovisuals, and continuing education modules.
Consuer Health Database (NC LIVE Resource)
Magazines and journals covering consumer health topics, such as sports injuries, women's health, food and nutrition, midwifery, eye care and dentistry.
Healthecare Administration Database (NC LIVE Resource)
Research supporting professional healthcare management and healthcare administration.
Lab Tests Online
Get reliable, unbiased help understanding your lab results from this peer-reviewed website provided by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.
Common diseases and conditions, health promotion and wellness, drugs info, medical dictionaries and more.
MedlinePlus Drugs, Herbs and Supplements
Guide to prescription and over-the-counter medications, herbs, and supplements.
MedlinePlus le brinda información sobre enfermedades, condiciones y bienestar en un lenguaje fácil de leer.
NC Health Info
Online guide to quality health and medical information and local health services throughout North Carolina.
NC Health Info Español
NC Health Info tiene por objetivo ayudarlo a tomar decisiones informadas sobre atención médica. Aquí encontrará información confiable y fácil de comprender sobre diversos temas, incluidas afecciones, dónde encontrar opciones de tratamientos sin costo o de bajo costo y directorios de proveedores y servicios en Carolina del Norte.
Health database for information on topics including diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, and anatomy. Log in with your library card.
This website provides timely information about diseases and conditions, health and wellness, and medications. WebMD does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
History and Genealogy
African American Heritage
Search essential historical records for African Americans, including Federal Census, Marriage and Cohabitation Records, Military Draft and Service Records, Registers of Slaves and Free(d) Persons of Color, Freedman's Bank, and more.
Digital North Carolina
A digital collection of primary sources from cultural heritage institutions around North Carolina including photographs, yearbooks, and government records.
Documenting the American South
Documenting the American South includes books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs related to southern history, literature, and culture.
Films on Demand Video Collection (NC LIVE Resource)
Thousands of high-quality videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances.
Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
Heritage Quest (NC LIVE Resource)
Genealogy buffs or historians may search federal census records, family histories, local histories, the Periodical Source Index, and more with records from 1700 to the present.
Access Mooresville Tribune newspapers from 1904-to 2010.
Discover, share and preserve your family history, with access to a library of historical records, a diverse collection of family trees, and ground-breaking search and matching technologies. Available in 40 languages.
A free and reliable source of information for students and other researchers interested in topics related to North Carolina.
Biographical database of important men and women in all areas of achievement. Log in with your library card.
Sanborn Maps North Carolina (NC LIVE Resource)
This site contains Sanborn fire insurance maps from 1867-to 1970 for all parts of North Carolina.
Journals, Magazines & Newspapers
(NC LIVE Resource)
There is a wide variety of magazines and newspapers available to download from NC Live with your library card. This lists some of the most popular titles that you can access and access instructions.
Serving the Piedmont of North Carolina with News, Sports, and Weather.
Consumer Reports (NC LIVE Resource)
A popular collection of product reviews and recommendations for cars, appliances, electronics, personal finance, and health information.
Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collection (NC LIVE Resource)
3.5 million pages of digitized content from over 1,000 NC county newspapers.
MasterFile Premier (NC LIVE Resource)
General reference magazines and publications covering a wide range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, and multicultural issues.
Access Mooresville Tribune newspapers from 1904-to 2010.
New York Times(NC LIVE Resource)
Full articles from the New York Times (1980-current).
Wall Street Journal (NC LIVE Resource)
Full articles from the Wall Street Journal (1981-current).
The Washington Post (NC LIVE Resource)
Full articles from The Washington Post (1996-current).
US Newsstream (NC LIVE Resource)
News content from many national and international newspapers, newswires and selected news magazines.
Canadian Newsstream (NC LIVE Resource)
Over 300 Canadian newspapers from Canada's leading publishers, including the complete available electronic backfile for most newspapers, providing full access to the articles, columns, editorials and features.
International Newsstream (NC LIVE Resource)
International Newsstream provides information from more than 660 of the world's top newspapers, including The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the BBC Monitoring series of publications.
Learn languages in bite-sized lessons as you earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up.
Transparent Language Online (NC LIVE Resource)
Provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 110 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 30 languages, there is something for every learner.
Activities for ESL Students
Quizzes, tests, exercises, and puzzles to help you learn English.
BBC Learning English
Videos, podcasts, and quizzes for learning English from the BBC.
Tools for learning and practicing English grammar and writing.
Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
The VITA Program offers free tax help to low- to moderate-income (generally $56,000 and below) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns.
North Carolina Department of Revenue
Download North Carolina state tax forms and instructions from 1992 to the present.
North Carolina Taxpayer Service Centers
Office locations throughout the state where staff offers a variety of services ranging from providing North Carolina tax forms to answering questions.