Articles & eBooks

Off-campus users: In order to use the research databases, you will need to access them through the links on the library site, not by typing the web addresses (for example,  directly into your browser; then you will be directed to a login page where you'll need to enter your key account login and password (same login used for accessing Blackboard, WebAdvisor, and my.waketech e-mail).

E-Journal Portal

Access to almost 40,000 specific journal, magazine, or newspaper titles! 


Access to a portal that provides the citizens of North Carolina online access to a diverse collection of electronic resources including complete articles from over 16,000 newspapers, journals, magazines, and encyclopedias, indexing for over 25,000 periodical titles, and access to over 25,000 online print and audio books.


Use the links below to bypass the NC LIVE homepage and go directly to your favorite resource

Arts & Humanities

ProQuest Arts & Humanities Database
Content includes hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies. It is designed to complement the following indexes: ABM, Avery, BHA, BHI, DAAI, Index Islamicus, MLA, Philosopher's Index and RILM.


NC LIVE Business Portal
Links to resources on investing, small business, marketing data, company information, and more.

ProQuest Business Market Research Collection
Contains company, industry, economic, and geopolitical market research from three sources, including Hoover's Company Profiles, OxResearch from Oxford Analytica, and Snapshots

Career, Jobs, & Test Prep

Career Coach
Current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.

Learning Express Library
Resources for improving math and reading skills, learning more about a career, or preparing for exams.

Criminal Justice

ProQuest Criminal Justice Database
Comprehensive database supporting research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends. 


Hospitality & Tourism Complete
Publications on culinary arts, demographics & statistics, development & investment, food & beverage management,  hospitality law,  hotel management & administrative practices, leisure & business travel, market trends, and technology.

Electronic Books (eBooks)

Ebook Central
Electronic books from trusted publishers in all academic subject areas.

EBSCOhost eBook Collection
Electronic books covering a variety of subject areas.

Home Grown eBooks Collection
A collection of more than 1,000 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.


Associates Program Source Plus
More than 1,700 full-text journals as well as more than 200 full-text books. Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges, and provides comprehensive coverage of the most relevant associates program level content.

Films on Demand Video Collection
More than 21,000 video titles across a variety of disciplines including anthropology, biology, art, history, health and medicine, psychology, and sociology.

Scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated (PDF files). JSTOR covers a vast area of disciplines, including literature, science, history, foreign languages, and education.

ProQuest Central
A highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines.

Health, Medical, & Nursing

A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy
The most comprehensive digital database of detailed anatomical images in the world, including illustrated, fully dissectible male and female bodies.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text
The world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 760 journals indexed in CINAHL.

eBook Clinical Collection (EBSCOhost) 
Designed for use in clinical settings, medical libraries and academic medical institutions, a subscription to EBSCO Health's eBook Clinical Collection offers more than 2,900 hand-selected, quality titles that focus on medical specialties, nursing, allied health and general practice areas.  

Lexicomp Online - Lexicomp Online provides clear, concise, point-of-care drug information, including dosing, administration, warnings and precautions, as well as clinical content, such as clinical practice guidelines, IV compatibility from Trissel's 2 Clinical Pharmaceutics Database, and other tools.

Lexicomp Facts and Comparisons - Facts & Comparisons eAnswers is a collection of clinical databases and clinical decision support tools that provides users with an extensive drug information library.

Natural Medicines
The most authoritative resource available on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Database
Journals and dissertations covering nursing, allied health, and alternative and complementary medicine.

Full-text access to five key nursing journals: American Journal of Nursing, Home Healthcare NowNursing,Nursing Critical Care, and Nursing Made Incredibly Easy.

R2 Digital Library
Aggregates health sciences book content from leading publishers in a single platform.

A cross-searchable, healthcare reference that integrates core titles with evidence-based resources and innovative tools in one site.


Salem History
A robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets.

Languages & Literature

Bloom's Literary Reference Online
Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.

Literature Resource Center
Information in primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.

Language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages, including audio lessons, interactive textbooks, quizzes, phrasebooks and pronunciation analysis. Users must create a personal account to use this resource.


Infotrac Newsstand
Access to 1,100 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers.

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.

Wall Street Journal
Comprehensive coverage back to 1984.


ProQuest Psychology Database
Coverage ranges from behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial and social psychology, along with personality, psychobiology and psychometrics.

Largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.

Offers the opportunity to view actual sessions, and to hear leading experts discuss their thoughts behind their interventions. Videos capture the critical non-verbal aspects of therapy, including body language, facial expression, tone of voice, and the rhythm of the therapist-client interaction.


Credo Reference
Online reference library that contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range or subject-specific titles covering everything from accounting to zoology, via maps, math, management, martial arts, media studies, medicine, mountains, moons, music, multimedia, mythology.

Oxford Reference Online Premium
The premier online reference product with 2 million digitized entries spanning 25 different subject areas.


Access Science
Online resource that contains high-quality reference material that covers all major scientific disciplines; it offers links to primary research material, videos and exclusive animations, plus specially designed curriculum maps for teachers.

ProQuest Science Database
Applied and general science articles covering topics such as global warming, alternative energy sources, robotic engineering, genetically modified food, and more.

Science Direct
Science Direct offers full-text articles on subjects including biology, chemistry, medicine, dentistry, nursing, and psychology

Social Issues

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.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
The premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from offshore drilling to climate change, health care to immigration.

SIRS Researcher 
Provides integrated online access to full-text articles and Internet resources from SIRS reference databases. These include and are not limited to General Reference, Social Issues, Health, Science, Business, the Environment, Global Issues, Human Relations, Institutions, etc.


Films on Demand 
More than 21,000 video titles across a variety of disciplines including anthropology, biology, art, history, health and medicine, psychology, and sociology. 

NBC Learn
The educational arm of NBC News dedicated to providing resources for students, teachers and lifelong learners. The online resources NBC Learn has created for the education community leverages nearly 80 years of historic news coverage, documentary materials and current news broadcasts.

NC LIVE Video Collection
Online videos from PBS including Ken Burns documentaries, Masterpiece Theater, Scientific American, American Experience, and more.

Offers the opportunity to view actual sessions, and to hear leading experts discuss their thoughts behind their interventions. Videos capture the critical non-verbal aspects of therapy, including body language, facial expression, tone of voice, and the rhythm of the therapist-client interaction.