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ABC-CLIO Ebook Collection
History and literature ebooks, including the series Daily Life, Critical Companions, Literature in Context, as well as American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography.
ABI/INFORM Collection
Business research from journals, trade publications, market research reports, dissertations, and working papers.
Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection
Journal articles, reference reports, proceedings, and dissertations covering current news and topics as well as the trends and history influencing important accounting and tax issues.
Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database
Full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications.
African American Poetry
Poems from 1750-1900 including Lucy Terry Prince, Phillis Wheatley, Jupiter Hammon, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and more.
Agricultural & Environmental Science Collection
Articles plus searchable charts, figures, graphs, maps, photographs and tables representing all major environment topics.
American Poetry
Find poems written from 1650-1920. Includes Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Phillis Wheatley, Walt Whitman and Herman Melville.
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.  
ArchiveGrid
Access to primary source information, including birth and death records, ship logs, and cemetery records.
Arts & Humanities Database
This database features hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies.
Asian & European Business Collection
This database provides information pertinent to the study of business and finance topics across Asia and Europe, including academic journals, newspapers, newswires, and magazines. Find information on companies, economies, markets, international trade, and overall business conditions and practices throughout these regions.
Australia & New Zealand Database
This database provides ongoing full-text academic journals that are locally published by scholarly publishing organizations and educational institutions in Australia and New Zealand.


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Biological Science DatabaseResearch on animal behavior, aquatic life and fisheries, biochemistry, ecology, plant science, toxicology, virology, microbiology, health and safety science, entomology, and more.
Business Market Research Collection
This database contains company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research from three sources, including Hoover's Company Profiles, OxResearch from Oxford Analytica, and Snapshots.


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Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database
Articles spanning Canadian agriculture, business and economics, education, government and politics, health sciences, history, literature, medical sciences, social sciences, and more, including scholarly content.
Canadian Newsstream
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.
Candid Foundation DirectoryCandid's premier fundraising tool gives grant-seekers unprecedented access to the largest amount of clean and coded philanthropic data that currently exists. By combining exhaustive data with intuitive search functionality and informative data visualizations, FDO makes fundraising quick and efficient. 
Career & Technical Education Database
Vocational information on technical topics, such as computing science, healthcare, building trades, auto mechanics, sales and retail, accounting, graphic design, and photography.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
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.
Computer Science Database
Scholarly journals, trade publications, and consumer titles covering topics such as artificial intelligence, automation, gaming, graphics, networking, security, database management, systems administration, information science and hardware.
Consumer Health Database
Magazines and journals covering consumer health topics, such as sports injuries, women's health, food and nutrition, midwifery, eye care and dentistry.
Consumer Reports
Popular collection of product reviews and recommendations for cars, appliances, electronics, personal finance, and health information.
Continental Europe Database
This database provides ongoing full-text academic journals that are locally published by scholarly publishing organizations and educational institutions in many European countries.
CQ Researcher
Reports on issues shaping our world, with in-depth coverage of political and social issues, such as health, education, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy.
CraftsyCraftsy is an online resource for all creative makers from basic instruction to advanced techniques for fabric and yarn crafts, baking, drawing, and much more. This resource is also available in Spanish.
Credo Reference
A premier virtual reference collection including encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, images, audio files, and videos in a wide expanse of subject areas.
Criminal Justice Database
Research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends.


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Data-Axle Reference Solutions
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. Data-Axle makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more. Formerly known as ReferenceUSA.
Digital Library on American Slavery
Digital Library on American Slavery (DLAS) is a freely available and searchable database focused on bringing to light the names of enslaved individuals from court petitions, historical newspapers, and deed records held by Register of Deeds offices across North Carolina.
Digital Public Library of America
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) provides access to millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Find primary sources to use in school projects, academic research, family history research, and more.
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.
DigitalNC
Explore the history and culture of North Carolina through original materials from cultural heritage repositories across the state.
DrivingTestsFree practice tests for the North Carolina DMV Permit, Road Sign test, NC DMV Motorcycle test, and access to the NC Driver's Handbook in English and Spanish.


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Earth, Atmospheric Aquatic Science Database
The Earth, Atmospheric Aquatic Science Database contains full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications.
East & South Asia Database
This database provides ongoing full-text academic journals that are locally published by scholarly publishing organizations and educational institutions in many East Asian and South Asian countries.
East Europe, Central Europe Database
This database provides ongoing full-text academic journals that are locally published by scholarly publishing organizations and educational institutions in East European and Central European countries.
Ebook Central Academic and Public Library Complete
Scholarly titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills.
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online.
Education Database
Research on primary, secondary, and higher education, as well as special education, home schooling, adult education, and hundreds of related topics.
eLibrary
This easy-to-use curriculum and reference resource delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for schools and libraries of all kinds, as well as additional subject-based material.
Engineering Database
This database provides discipline-specific coverage of engineering, spanning thousands of publications, many in full text.
English Poetry
Find poems written from 600 to 1900 including Thomas Percy, Walter Scott, Robert Dodsley, Francis Turner Palgrave, and more.
Entrepreneurial Mindset Training Course
This online, self-paced course will help you recognize opportunities that others overlook and determine whether starting a business is right for you.
Entrepreneurship Database
Information for entrepreneurs and researchers that includes business start-up plans, video clips, journals, business cases, and more.
Exploring Race in SocietyEssays that provide a deeper understanding of how current issues stem from actions and policies of the past.


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Faber Poetry Library
Find poems written by modern poets such as Wendy Cope, T. S. Eliot, Thom Gunn, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Tom Paulin, Sylvia Plath and more.
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.
Films on Demand Video Collection
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. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels. Also includes content formerly in the NC LIVE Video Collection.


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Gale Ebooks
Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform. For multidisciplinary research.
Gale Literary Sources
Combines Literature Resource Center with Gale Virtual Reference Library in one interface. Articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.
Gale Literature Resource Center
Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.
Global Breaking Newswires
Global Breaking Newswires provides timely access to newswire content from around the globe as well as growing archive of news.
Great CoursesThe Great Courses offers engaging and understandable lectures by esteemed professors, professionals, and experts in topics ranging from history, science, and much more.
GreenFILEGreenFILE is a free research database covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts. It provides thousands of open access full-text records from scholarly, government and general interest sources.


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Health & Medical Collection
Clinical research plus consumer and health administration titles.
Healthcare Administration Database
Research supporting professional healthcare management and healthcare administration.
HeritageQuestTreasury of American genealogical sources: unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. Includes historical census, PERSI, Revolutionary War records, and more.
Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collection
Newspapers.com North Carolina Collection. 3.5 million pages of digitized content from over 1,000 NC county newspapers.
Historic Photograph Collection
The library's digital photograph collection has over 100,000 photographs of Iredell County history, including the Stimson Collection, the Tharpe Collection, high school yearbooks, and other unique photographs.
History Study Center
A collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.
HomeGrown Ebooks Collection
Ebooks from a variety of North Carolina publishers. Includes popular and scholarly nonfiction, novels by well-known NC authors, and award-winning short fiction and poetry.
hooplaDownloadable audio and ebooks on a variety of topics, including language learning, history, biography, classic literature, and more. Compatible with all popular e-readers that support apps. An app is available for download. Users will need to make a personal account to use this resource.


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India Database
ProQuest Indian Journals is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary resource providing full-text, scholarly journals, all published in India.
IndieFlixIndieFlix is a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts.
International Newsstream
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.


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JSTOR EbooksEbooks and journals from renowned scholarly publishers.
Just for Kids Streaming Collection
The Just for Kids Streaming Collection gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy.


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Latin America & Iberia Database
This database provides ongoing full-text academic journals that are locally published by scholarly publishing organizations and educational institutions in many Latin American countries, Spain, and Portugal.
LawHelpNC
Find information and links about your legal rights, the law, the courts, legal forms 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.
LibbyLibby features eBooks and digital audio books, including the latest bestsellers and the most popular authors. Read on your Kindle or Nook, or get the Libby App for your Apple, Android or Windows 10 device to read or listen anywhere on the go. Additionally, you can get eBooks for kids and teens, as well as eBooks in Spanish.
Library Science Database
This database allows you to search the full-text of leading library and information science journals. This collection provides full-text coverage of 125+ core titles.
Linguistics Database
This database includes full-text journals and other sources in linguistics, covering all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.
Local History Collection Indexes
Library staff and volunteers have created multiple indexes showing what information is available in the Local History Department. Types of information include birth, marriage, an death records, newspaper articles, and more.


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MasterFILE Premier
General reference magazines and publications covering a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues. Includes peer reviewed publications.
Materials Science Database
The collection contains materials science related full-text articles and the entire range of bibliographic records from the Materials Research Database.
MedlinePlus
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.
Merck Manual Professional Version
Explains disorders, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, and how they can be prevented or treated. For doctors and medical students.
Middle East & Africa Database
This database provides ongoing full-text academic journals that are locally published by scholarly publishing organizations and educational institutions in many Middle Eastern and African countries.
Military Database
Articles from topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more.
Morningstar Investing Center
Includes research and independent opinions on thousands of mutual funds, stocks, and hundreds of ETFs.


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NC Health Info
Online guide to quality health and medical information and local health services throughout North Carolina.
NC Health Info Español
Guía en línea para una salud de calidad que proporcionar información médica y servicios de salud locales en todo Carolina del Norte. 
NC Kids Digital LibraryA digital library with an expanded selection of eBooks & eAudio materials for children and young adults. Students can log in using their Student ID number as their username, and the last four digits of their ID as the password.
NCPediaInformation about the state, its history, people, government, and educational institutions.
NCWorks Online
Complete set of employment tools for job seekers in North Carolina. Search jobs, create résumés, find education and training.
Newspaper Archive
The world's largest online newspaper archive, including Statesville newspapers from 1874 to 1977. 
New York Times
Full articles from the New York Times (1980-current).
Niche Academy
Learn how to utilize Google Docs, download eBooks through the Libby app, and more! Niche Academy is our library's very own video tutorial collection, containing easy to follow instructions for utilizing our databases and online resources.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries
Women's writings from the Colonial period to 1950. Includes writings by Abigail Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Dorothea L. Dix, Julia Ward Howe, and more.
North Carolina Digital Heritage Center
The Iredell Citizen newspaper (1998-2008), Iredell County School Scrapbooks (1970-1981), Mitchell yearbooks, and more can be viewed at the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center which is a statewide digitization effort to preserve local and state history and to make them accessible to the public. Cultural institutions from across the state contribute items to be digitized and published online. The Iredell County Public Library has made its contributions through the years and continues to do so. 
NorthStar Digital Literacy
Northstar Digital Literacy defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Northstar was developed in response to the needs of job seekers who may lack the digital literacy skills needed to seek, obtain, and retain employment, as well as to perform other tasks in daily life, but can also be used by children to learn basic computer skills such as using Microsoft word, Excel, Google Drive, and more. NorthStar includes a section for parents where they can learn the skills needed to help their child with remote learning.
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.
Nursing & Allied Health Database
Journals and dissertations covering nursing, allied health, and alternative and complementary medicine.


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Occupational Outlook Handbook
Profiles for hundreds of occupations including sections like What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.
Omnigraphics Health Reference Sourcebooks
Straightforward and authoritative ebooks on consumer health topics.
Open Education North Carolina Collection
Open Education North Carolina Collection 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.
Open Library
A downloadable eBook collection with books contributed from libraries across the country. Create a username and password to borrow up to five books at a time.
Our State Magazine Collection
Search or browse Our State magazine, North Carolina's premier travel, food, and culture publication celebrating the best of life in the state. Every issue from 1933 to 2017 is online in the North Carolina Digital Collections, and articles and advertisements are full text searchable.


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Political Science Database
Political science and international relations journals, dissertations and working papers on topics such as comparative politics, political economy, international development, and environmental policy.
ProQuest Central
General reference database for over 175 subjects from magazines, journals and newspapers, including peer-reviewed and scholarly works.
ProQuest Learning: Literature
Full-text works of poetry, prose and drama, and secondary sources such as author biographies, literary criticisms, essays, reviews and interviews. Designed with schools and public libraries in mind.
ProQuest Research Companion
An award-winning, cloud-based information literacy solution that enables educators and librarians to guide students through research projects efficiently.
ProQuest Research Library
General reference database from business and political science to literature and psychology scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and daily news content, accessible to readers and researchers at every level.
Psychology Database
Clinical and social psychology articles on topics such as genetics, psychology of business and economics, communication, criminology, addiction, neurology, social welfare, and more.
Public Health Database
This database allows you to search the core literature in the field of public health.
PubMed
Comprehensive resource containing citations (not full articles) to biomedical articles and life science journals.


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Qello ConcertsQello Concerts by Stingray is the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device.


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Religion Database
Religious news and information, informative details on doctrines and philosophies, and scholarly reports on religious history and related archaeology.


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Science Database
Applied and general science articles covering topics such as global warming, alternative energy sources, robotic engineering, genetically modified food, and more.
SIRS Discoverer
Designed specifically for elementary and middle school students, SIRS Discoverer offers articles, nonfiction books, images, activities, and websites curated for educational relevance, age appropriateness, and readability.
SIRS Issues Researcher
Research the pros and cons of current issues and enduring social issues through full-text articles, multimedia, primary sources, government documents and reference materials.
Social ExplorerVisualization and data-mapping tool with thousands of data indicators across demography, economy, crime and more.
Social Science Database
Research covering topics in sociology, social work, anthropology, and politics.
Sociology Database
Sociological and social work research including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction, and more.
State Data Center
The site includes population, economic, and income data as well as county profiles and rankings.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.


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Telecommunications Database
Covers topics including computer applications, data communications and data transmission systems, electronic data processing, information science and information theory, radio and television.
Transparent Language Online
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, 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.
Turkey Database
This database provides ongoing full-text academic journals that are locally published by scholarly publishing organizations and educational institutions in Turkey.
Twentieth-Century American Poetry
A database of modern and contemporary American poetry from the early twentieth century to the present. Presently includes 36,000 poems drawn from 460 volumes by 217 poets.
Twentieth-Century African American Poetry
62 of the most important African-American poets of the last century: Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Audre Lorde and Rita Dove.
Twentieth-Century English Poetry
Modernist poems (1900-1999): W.B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, A.E. Housman, D.H. Lawrence, Carol Ann Duffy, and more.


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U.K. & Ireland Database
This database provides ongoing full-text academic journals that are locally published by scholarly publishing organizations and educational institutions in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
Universal Class
Universal Class offers hundreds of online continuing education classes facilitated by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic. All courses are free with your Iredell County Public Library Card.
US Newsstream
News content from many national and international newspapers, newswires and selected news magazines.


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Wall Street Journal
Full articles from the Wall Street Journal (1981-current).
Washington Post
Full articles from The Washington Post (1996-current).