Books & Literature
This digital collection of full text books includes materials from all time periods in the United States and Europe.
Online guide to series fiction.
Faber Poetry Library
This poetry collection includes some of the most influential poets of the twentieth century.
Literary Reference Center Plus
Articles and criticisms, including peer-reviewed, bios and interviews, novels, short stories, poems, and literary magazines.
The NoveList readers' advisory service provides author read-alikes, book discussion guides, reading lists and more for all genres of fiction.
Literature database of author profiles and literary criticism of the world's most-studied literature. Log-in with your library card.
Twentieth Century African-American Poetry
This resource features nearly 9,000 poems by some of the most important African-American poets of the last century.
Twentieth Century American Poetry
This resource includes 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by more than 300 poets from the last century.
Twentieth Century English Poetry
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.
This web site gathers information from many federal and state agencies in one location, including information about business licenses, business permits and starting small businesses.
Business Licenses in North Carolina
The North Carolina Commerce web site contains information regarding business licenses required by state agencies and occupational licensing boards.
Entrepreneurial Studies Source
Covers topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small business, including key periodicals, reference books, case studies, company profiles and 600+ videos with transcripts from the Harvard Faculty Series and Vator.TV.
Business research platform allows you to search U.S. and international company listings by industry, size, & geography to create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, and raise funds.
Legal Information Reference Center
Contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. The full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
The Morningstar Investment Research Center covers mutual funds, stocks and exchange-traded funds for the individual investor. Read in-depth, independent stock and fund reports written by experts with the proprietary Morningstar Rating and Style Box.
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, and contains 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.
Get business and marketing data for almost any location in the United States to help you write your business plan.
Small Business Administration
The Small Business Administration provides assistance on starting, expanding and financing a small business.
Small Business Reference Center
Offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding. Includes business lectures and ‘how to’ videos, as well as state-specific resources.
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.
Wall Street Journal
The financial newspaper of record offers in-depth coverage of national and international finance, as well as coverage of hard news. This web site contains an index of articles from 1981 with many complete articles from1984 to the present.
College Scholarships & Test Prep
College Foundation of North Carolina
CFNC is a free service of the State of North Carolina that helps students plan, apply, and pay for college.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Apply for federal student financial aid online.
Learning Express Library
The Learning Express Library provides online classes and resources for the SAT, ACT and GED. Practice tests are available for the SAT, ACT, GED, ASVAB, high school AP exams, graduate school entrance exams, as well as nursing, real estate, firefighter, cosmetology and police officer exams.
Funk & Wagnalls
This encyclopedic database includes over 25,000 full text records covering an array of subject areas.
Gale Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library provides respected essays on varied topics, including the arts, education, environment, medicine, religion, science, social sciences and more, all in E-Book reference title format. All of the articles can be translated from English into Spanish, French, Japanese, simplified Chinese, Italian, Portuguese or Korean.
World Book Online contains every article from the 22-volume encyclopedia plus an atlas, dictionary, World Book Kids, a special North Carolina section, and a Spanish language encyclopedia. Contact the reference desk at 704-663-1062 for log-in information.
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.
Consumer Health Complete
Information on aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, and more.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Provides access to nearly 80 full-text consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, HealthFacts, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times and many others.
Lab Tests Online
Get reliable, unbiased help understanding your lab results from this peer-reviewed website provided by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.
Get quick, reliable information about many medical conditions from the National Library of Medicine. This site contains a medical encyclopedia, dictionary, current news, videos and a pharmaceutical drug encyclopedia.
NC Health Info
Use this web site to find videos, local health care providers, and reliable health information. This site also includes extensive information about health care for veterans, those currently serving in the military, and their families.
NC Healthcare Help
This web site by the North Carolina Institute of Medicine connects North Carolinians with free and reduced cost healthcare services.
Health database for information on topics including diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, and anatomy. Log-in with your library card.
This web site provides timely information about diseases & conditions, health & wellness, and medications. There is a large collection of links to other health resources. WebMD does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
History & 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. (Access to African American Heritage is not available outside of the library.)
Annals of American History
This is a large collection of primary source materials from American history including sound & video from the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Ancestry Library Online
This genealogical database includes federal and state census, church, military, court, land, probate, immigration and vital records. (Access to Ancestry.com is not available outside of the library.)
Biography Resource Center
More than 450,000 biographies, including actors, authors, explorers, historical figures, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, scientists and many others
This site has a web-based collection of photographs, documents, maps and images that depict the history of Mooresville from the earliest images to the present. Digital Mooresville preserves and promotes the history and heritage of Mooresville and the surrounding area by making that history available to researchers, teachers, students and others in an online environment.
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.
Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Contact the reference desk at 704-663-1062 for log-in information.
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.
Mooresville Tribune ArchiveAccess Mooresville Tribune newspapers from 1904-2010.
NC LIVE Video Collection
This collection contains more than 250 high-quality documentary and educational video programs produced for PBS, covering the sciences, U.S. and world history, biographies, current events, the arts, and a variety of other subjects. Several educational series for children are included.
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
This site contains Sanborn fire insurance maps from 1867-1970 for all parts of North Carolina.
Job Search & Assistance
America’s Career Infonet
Infonet lists career information including market trends, wage & salary statistics and entrance requirements for a variety of occupations.
Search by state, region, or category for jobs.
With nearly 400 online tests and courses, LearningExpress Library provides skill building, remediation, academic preparation, job & career preparation and advancement skills.
NC LIVE Jobs Portal
A user-friendly starting point for those who are job hunting or looking to jump start their careers, featuring resume and cover letter builders, career information, career-related eBooks, interviewing tips, interactive practice exams, and more.
NetLibrary offers the full text of more than 22,000 full-text books online, including over 600 titles that cover career exploration, resumes, cover letters and interviewing.
North Carolina Career Resource Network
Career management resources are provided for job seekers, career explorers, educators and counseling professionals.
North Carolina Joblink Career Centers
This web site contains 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 & HR professionals, students, researchers and more.
Free online e-mail service provided by Google.
Free online e-mail service provided by Yahoo!
Orange Unified School District (Quick Instructions for Yahoo! Mail and Gmail)
Instructional articles and videos to help with e-mail account creation.
Craigslist enables users to search NC cities by job type.
Indeed searches job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages.
Newslink NC Newspapers
Search for jobs in this list of local online newspapers.
North Carolina Employment Security Commission
The North Carolina Employment Securities Commission provides employment services, unemployment insurance and labor market information to the State's workers, employers and general public.
North Carolina Office of State Personnel
This web site posts job openings with the state of North Carolina.
North Carolina State Library Jobs
This web site posts job openings available in North Carolina libraries.
Simply Hired allows users to search thousands of job boards, classifieds and company sites.
This web site is a source for hourly and part-time job openings.
Social Networking Tips
This site provides tips/advice on job searches through social networking sites.
An official government web site for Federal job openings.
44 Resume Writing Tips
Ensure that your resume is top-notch with this list of tips.
About.com Sample Resumes
About.com provides resume samples that fit a variety of employment situations.
Rockport Institute Resume Writing Advice
Produce a masterpiece of a resume with this advice on resume writing.
Offers free online language-learning courses with emphasis on major European languages. Also offers links in 33 languages to the BBC news.
Free registration and instruction offered in online language-learning community environment featuring interactive lessons.
An easy conversation-based system to help you learn 23 languages.
Funded by the US Department of Education, the materials of Read Arabic! were developed to provide online e-learning reading lessons aimed at beginning and intermediate students of the language.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, these Read Chinese! materials were developed to provide online e-learning reading lessons aimed at beginning and intermediate students of the language.
English as a Second Language
Activities for ESL students
Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English.
Adult Learning Activities
News Stories for ESL Learners. Improve basic English skills using real-life stories on topics of interest to adults.
BBC Learning English
Videos, podcasts, and quizzes for learning English from the BBC.
Tools for learning and practicing English grammar and writing.
General Learning Quizzes
Listen to everyday conversations with adult and children's voices.
An easy conversation-based system offering fifteen English as a Second Language courses.
Auto Repair Reference Center
Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles with repair information for most vintage models dating back to 1954. New repair procedures and updates are added continuously. Site content includes: more than 65,000 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer; wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing; Labor Time Guide & Estimator; specifications & maintenance schedules; complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance; and more than 100,000 factory drawings and step-by-step photographs.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Detailed, user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.
Internal Revenue Service
Download federal tax forms and instructions from 1980 to the present.
Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
The VITA Program offers free tax help to low- to moderate-income (generally $49,000 & below) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Certified volunteers receive training to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country.
North Carolina Department of Revenue
Download North Carolina state tax forms and instructions from 1992 to the present.
North Carolina Taxpayer Service Centers
The North Carolina Department of Revenue lists their office locations throughout the state where staff offer a variety of services ranging from providing North Carolina tax forms to answering questions.