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OverDrive Magazines (previously RBdigital Magazines) library card icon
Free, digital access to over 3000 popular magazines. Read full magazines on your computer or mobile device. With unlimited copies and checkouts, issues are always available. Help & More Info

Consumer Reports NC LIVE icon
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…

Consumer Reports Buying Guide NC LIVE icon
A product-test and consumer advisory publication. Publishes results of tests on products ranging from major purchases such as automobiles & appliances to everyday items such as food & cleaning products. Also examines health, money management etc.

Magazine and Journal Title List NC LIVE icon
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 Premier NC LIVE icon
MasterFILE Premier 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 library card icon
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. Help & More Info

ProQuest Central NC LIVE icon
General reference database for over 175 subjects from magazines, journals and newspapers, including peer-reviewed and scholarly works.


The Herald-Sun library card icon
The Herald Sun Collection – Online archive of Durham’s The Herald-Sun newspaper. Full text edition with news and feature articles from 1995 to current. Full color image edition with news, feature articles, obituaries, advertisements, and extra sections available from October 2018 to current.

News & Observer library card icon
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 NC LIVE icon
3.5 million pages of digitized content from over 1,000 NC county newspapers.

New York Times library card icon
Onsite (library building) access | Offsite / remote access
Unlimited access to, excluding the crossword puzzle. Access requires an individual New York Times account – see instructions for details. More info…

ProQuest Newsstand NC LIVE icon
News content from many national and international newspapers, newswires and selected news magazines.

Wall Street Journal NC LIVE icon
Index of articles from 1981 to present plus full text articles from 1984 to present.