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eReading

Here's where we will post about NC Cardinal and NWRL resources, such as Libby and Overdrive, in addition to other online offers and apps for reading that are providing special free periods due to demand.

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HomeGrown eBook Collection on NC Live

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A collection of more than 3,700 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.

STRENGTHS: adult fiction and nonfiction.

Create an account on the Biblioboard website, then download the app to access the materials!

RBDigital on NC Live

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Downloadable audio and ebooks on a variety of topics, including language learning, history, biography, classic literature, and more. Compatible with most iPods and WMA compatible MP3 players.

STRENGTHS: audiobooks (includes lots of recent releases and popular authors for adults and kids)

Create a free account to check-out items, and then go download the app to use the items.

Internet Archive Open Library on NC Live

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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.

ProQuest eBooks Central

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Scholarly titles supporting middle and high school students, educators, and faculty research, and general nonfiction on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills.

STRENGTHS: books for school topics

ProQuest Central

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There are 25,000 materials available in this database, focusing on magazines, newspapers, and journals, but with a few books too. 

Magazine examples: AARP, Cosmopolitan, Bride's, Entertainment Weekly, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, National Geographic, Vanity Fair, Variety, Woman's Day
Newspaper examples: Boston Globes, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, LA Times, Chicago Tribune.

STRENGTHS: magazines and newspapers.

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Contains the full-text of popular magazines (50% of its content), trade publications (10% of its content), and scholarly publications (40% of its content). 

Examples: Rolling Stone, Consumer Reports, Library Journal, and American Journal of Public Health.

STRENGTHS: popular magazines

eBooks on EBSCOHost on NC Live

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Over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online.

Gale eBooks on NC Live

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Searchable collection of online reference titles and test prep ebooks.

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NoveList Plus on NC Live

A readers’ advisory resource that uses appeal factors and expert reviews to offer read-alike and listen-alike recommendations for fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks.

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