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Available from any computer with Internet access.
Available from any computer with a library card.
Available from any computer with a library card, provided by NC LIVE.
Available from any computer within a library building.
RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio for Libraries)
Free, digital access to over 70 popular magazines. Read full magazines on your computer or mobile device. With unlimited copies and checkouts, issues are always available and they never expire. More info…
Flipster Digital Magazines
Flipster offers digital magazines in an easy, browseable reading experience. Magazines such as People, Time, Sports Illustrated, The Atlantic and more are available through Flipster. Users can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals. Magazines can be read on any internet-enabled device via web browser or downloaded for off-line access via apps for Android and iPads. More info…
The full-text and images of Consumer Reports from January 1991 to the present. Includes the annual buying guide. To easily find information in Consumer Reports select the “SEARCH WITHIN THIS PUBLICATION” link. In the search field, leave the automatically provided JN “Consumer Reports” and add AND + your search terms to the end of the search field (i.e., JN “Consumer Reports” AND cell phones). More info…
Magazine and Journal Title List
Check here to see if NC LIVE carries a particular magazine or journal title that you would like to read online. If you can’t find the right title, ask a librarian or call 919-560-0110 for help.
MasterFILE Elite provides full text for magazines, periodicals and reference books covering a wide-range of subject areas. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps and flags.
National Geographic Kids
Full issues of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009-present (3 month embargo). You’ll also find hundreds National Geographic Kids books, kid-friendly images and videos and a section to explore topics such as animals, the environment, places and more.
General reference database for over 175 subjects from magazines, journals and newspapers, including peer-reviewed and scholarly works.
Online archive of Durham’s The Herald-Sun newspaper. Date Range: January 1, 1995 – current.
News & Observer
Online archive of the News & Observer newspaper. Date Range: 1/1/1991 – Current. Includes the Chapel Hill News: Date Range: 5/1/2000 – Current
Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collection
3.5 million pages of digitized content from over 1,000 NC county newspapers.
Full text access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as thousands of images and radio and TV transcripts. Includes full text of The New York Times (1985-present).
New York Times
Onsite (library building) access | Offsite / remote access
Unlimited access to NYTimes.com, excluding the crossword puzzle. Access requires an individual New York Times account – see instructions for details. More info…
News content from many national and international newspapers, newswires and selected news magazines.
Wall Street Journal
Index of articles from 1981 to present plus full text articles from 1984 to present.