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Research & Reference

A world of learning, research, and knowledge is at your fingertips! Whether you need homework help or want to find your family tree’s roots, your Brunswick County Library Card provides free access to 1,000’s of articles, e-books, videos, census records, and more. Find these databases and more via NC LIVE.

Ancestry Library Edition: Ancestry Plus delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Ancestry Plus is an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more. ONLY AVAILABLE ON-SITE AT LIBRARY LOCATIONS; you can use a library computer or your own device as long as you are on the Library network. 
Cypress Resume: Cypress Resume is the simplest, most effective tool for resume creation on the market today. Specifically designed for job seekers skittish about writing, Cypress Resume allows anyone to create a professional resume in a matter of minutes.
Digital Sanborn Maps (1867-1970) for North Carolina: Digital Sanborn Maps (1867-1970) for North Carolina delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in 158 North Carolina towns and cities across a century of change.
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center: Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is 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. The database includes articles, career advice blogs, and streaming video.
Gale in Context: Biography: Discover the world’s most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.
HeritageQuest: Treasury of American genealogical sources: unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. Includes historical census, PERSI, Revolutionary War records, and more.
LearningExpress Library Complete and PrepSTEP Academic: Practice tests, interactive tutorials, and ebooks for students 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.
MedlinePlus: Common diseases and conditions, health promotion and wellness, drugs info, medical dictionaries and more.
Morningstar Investment Research Center: Includes research and independent opinions on thousands of mutual funds, stocks, and hundreds of ETFs
NoveList Plus: A readers’ advisory resource that uses appeal factors and expert reviews to offer read-alike and listen-alike recommendations for fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks.
Transparent Language Online 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, with over 110 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 30 languages, there is something for every learner. NOTE: Must create a sign-in when you first access this resource. 

 

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Leland, NC
28451

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Oak Island, NC
28465

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Carolina Shores, NC
28467

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