Online resources

Online research, learning, and entertainment, all available (and free!) with your Durham County Library card.

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Copyright.gov

Category: Business and entrepreneurship, Government
Audience: Adults
Access: No card required

Search existing copyrights, register a work, or get your copyright questions answered.

CQ Researcher

Category: Homework help
Audience: Teens
Access: Library card + PIN

Explains both sides of controversial issues in the news and gives reliable facts to let you decide for yourself how you feel about a topic. This database will also generate its own citations in APA, Bluebook, Chicago Manual, or MLA format.

Provided by NC LIVE

Credo Reference

Category: Biography
Audience: Adults, Teens
Access: Library card + PIN

An easy-to-use tool for starting research. Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

Provided by NC LIVE

CultureGrams

Category: Homework help
Audience: Adults, Kids, Teens
Access: Library card + PIN

Country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture. In-depth reports covering 200+ countries, the United States, and Canada.

Help and more info for CultureGrams

Cypress Resume

Category: Job help
Audience: Adults, Teens
Access: Library card + PIN

Easy-to-use resume building tool with a built-in writing process and automatic formatting.

Help and more info for Cypress Resume

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Data Axle Reference Solutions

Category: Business and entrepreneurship
Audience: Adults
Access: Library card + PIN

Real-time access to accurate, in-depth info on 24 million U.S. businesses and 235 million U.S. residents. Find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, search for jobs, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research, and much more.

Help and more info for Data Axle Reference Solutions

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Data.Census.gov

Category: Business and entrepreneurship, Data and statistics
Audience: Adults
Access: No card required

U.S. demographic and economic data.

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

Category: Art and images
Audience: Adults, Teens
Access: No card required

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

Category: Data and statistics, History
Audience: Adults
Access: Library card + PIN

Large-scale maps of North Carolina towns and cities, created from 1867-1970.

Provided by NC LIVE

DigitalNC

Category: Art and images, History
Audience: Adults, Teens
Access: No card required

Explore the history and culture of North Carolina through digitized materials from libraries and museums across the state. Includes yearbooks, newspapers, images, and more.

Documenting the American South

Category: Genealogy, History
Audience: Adults
Access: No card required

Books, oral histories, diaries, and letters related to Southern history, culture, and literature.

Durham City

Category: Durham community, Government
Audience: Adults
Access: No card required

City of Durham website with information including history, city services, and activities.

Durham County

Category: Durham community, Government
Audience: Adults
Access: No card required

Durham County Government website with a wide variety of information and resources for Durham County residents and visitors.

Durham County Board of Elections

Category: Government
Audience: Adults
Access: No card required

Check if you are registered to vote and find information on voter registration, elections, and polling locations. You can also see current officeholders and find your representatives.

Durham County Network of Care

Category: Durham community, Health and medical
Audience: Adults
Access: No card required

One-stop resource directory that provides comprehensive information on local services and organizations dedicated to health and well-being. Provides the ability to create a confidential and secure Personal Health Record to keep information on helpful services, contacts, and your medical history.

Durham One Call

Category: Consumer resources and personal finance, Durham community, Government
Audience: Adults
Access: No card required

Is there a pothole or a street light that has gone out in front of your house? Call 919-560-1200 to contact a city agency or get general information.

Durham Open Data

Category: Data and statistics, Government
Audience: Adults
Access: No card required

A great source for local data and statistics.

Durham’s Partnership for Children

Category: Durham community
Audience: Adults
Access: No card required

Organization serving Durham's young children and their families with programs promoting healthy development and learning.

Ebooks from NC LIVE

Audience: Adults
Access: Library card + PIN

Even more ebooks. Most of the sources here focus on reference, scholarly, professional, and other nonfiction titles.

Provided by NC LIVE

Education Database

Category: Education and college resources
Audience: Adults
Access: Library card + PIN

Research on primary, secondary, and higher education, as well as special education, home schooling, adult education, and hundreds of related topics.

Provided by NC LIVE