A-Z eResources

History and literature e-books, including the series Daily Life, Critical Companions, Literature in Context, as well as American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography.
Discover your family history and start your family tree. Try free and access over 7 billion genealogy records including Census, SSDI and Military records. (In-house use only)
Archive Grid
Access to primary source information, including birth and death records, ship logs, and cemetery records.
AtoZ World Culture
A to Z World Culture provides content unsurpassed in the fields of culture, travel, language, trade, business, logistics, security and communications.
Auto Repair Reference Center
Drawings, step-by-step photographs, wiring diagrams, technical service bulletins and recalls issued by the manufactures for thousands of vehicles.
Axis 360
Download popular titles, classics, best sellers and more from Axis 360 using your Cabarrus County Public Library card. You can find help downloading the appropriate reading application for your device on the ebooks help page.
Business Source Complete
Journals, peer-reviewed publications, magazines on a wide range of topics including: marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.
Cabarrus County Register of Deeds
Online access to Cabarrus County deed transactions dating from 1792 to the present.
Company Profiles
10,000 company profiles from Datamonitor, including U.S., European, and Asian companies.
Consumer Health Complete
Information on aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and dietetics, children's health, men and women's health, and more.
CQ Researcher
Reports on issues shaping our world, with in-depth coverage of political and social issues, such as health, education, the environment, technology, and the US economy.
Cypress Resume
A software program in which you can simply type in your basic information and it will compose a resume/cover letter and reference sheet in a professional format. Help Guide
Digital File Naming Tutorial
The state library of NC introduces a short, easy-to-understand tutorial on file naming. Designed to help people take small steps to preserve their files, this four-part tutorial describes why file naming is important, how to change a file name, and the do's and dont's of file naming. These videos are part of a new series, Inform U, which will feature tutorials on digital preservation. Digital preservation means taking practical and conscious steps to keep digital files around for future access and use.
The online home for materials presented by the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. DigitalNC and the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center are supported by Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.​
eAudioBooks and eBooks
The Library has various holdings for eAudiobooks and eBooks with the collection expanding on a regular basis.​
25,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online.​
Encyclopedia Britannica Kids Online
Explore the most trusted online kids encyclopedia for homework help and general knowledge information on a variety of subjects. Perfect for students ages 8-plus. In-house Use and Remote Access.​
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites. In-house Use and Remote Access​.
Entrepreneurial Studies Center
Covers topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small business, including key periodicals, reference books, case studies, company profiles and 600-plus videos with transcripts from the Harvard Faculty Series and Vator.TV.​
Family Search
Discover your family history. Explore the world's largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records and resources compiled by the Church of Latter Day Saints.​
A free resource for finding the final resting places of famous folks, friends and family members. With millions of names, it's an invaluable tool for genealogical research.​
The place for the web's premier collection of original US military records. Many from the US National Archives and many other archives. (In-house use only)​
Gale Encyclopedia of American Law

Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law and important documents.  Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.​

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Searchable collection of online reference titles.​
Health and Wellness Information Center
The new NC LIVE health portal includes free access to health information, news, journal articles, eBooks, videos, health resources in English and Spanish and more on topics including diet, fitness, illnesses, wellness and prevention. North Carolina residents can freely and easily search premium content from top health and medical journals and books. Additionally, trustworthy web resources have been hand-selected by health science librarians at UNC Chapel Hill.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Magazines, journals, and essays on medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, general health, adult health, pediatric health, senior health, women's health and sports medicine.  Health Source:  Consumer Edition is available in 29 languages.​
Journals, magazines, and medical dictionaries on minority health, as well as prevention and self-care on a variety of topics such as pregnancy, HIV, diabetes, women's health, and more.​
Treasury of American genealogical sources: unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. Includes historical census, PERSI, Revolutionary War records, and more.
Home Grown eBook Collection

​Over 1,200 fiction and non-fiction titles exclusively from North Carolina publishers.

Homework Help
Through NC LIVE;  includes encyclopedias, magazines, test preparation, writing help and other resources to aid in the completion of homework assignments.​
Job and Career Accelerator
Create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings.
Learning Express Library
Practice tests and self-paced courses for all learners. ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT, resume/cover letter writing courses and more.​
The leading provider of online obituaries for the newspaper industry.​
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.​
Local History / Lore Room
Cabarrus County Public Library's center for genealogical and historical research.​
MasterFILE Complete
General magazines, journals, and newspapers covering many subjects, including peer-reviewed.​
Common diseases and conditions, health promotion and wellness, drugs info, medical dictionaries and more.
Mergent Intellect

Mergent Intellect is powered by the D&B/Hoover's business datasets of more than 85 million listings in addition to white pages residential information, the Intellect product will allow users to research companies, develop mailing lists and perform market research. ​

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Includes research and independent opinions on thousands of mutual funds, stocks, and hundreds of ETFs.
Online books on a variety of topics including art, language learning, medical, health, history, and more.​

NC ECHO enables users to search across thousands of digitized and “born-digital” historic materials, including a wide variety of books, photographs, maps, family histories, state documents, newspapers and other materials from cultural heritage institutions around North Carolina. The collections available through NC ECHO include a diverse array of materials by and about the people, places and history of North Carolina.​

Our main database is NC LIVE. NC LIVE is a public service that provides North Carolinians with free 24/7 online access to reliable information and resources that enhance education, statewide economic development, and quality of life. NC LIVE resources are online library resources that can be used from the convenience of your own home with an Internet connection. By working collaboratively, NC LIVE saves North Carolina libraries money and puts all North Carolinians in a better position to make decisions, take action, and find the information they need. What’s available:
  • 25,000 eBooks
  • 18,000 full text journals, magazines, newspapers 400 videos
  • Thousand of images and maps
  • Interactive tests and tools​
NC LIVE Video Collection
Online videos from PBS including Ken Burns', Masterpiece Theater, Scientific American, American Experience, and more.​
Newspaper Source Plus
Selected national and international newspapers such as the New York Times and Washington Post.​
North Carolina Gazetteer

The North Carolina Gazetteer is a dictionary of North Carolina’s geographical place names documenting their location, history and origins. First published by the UNC Press in 1968, it was compiled by noted North Carolina historian William S. Powell, professor emeritus of history at UNC-Chapel Hill. A revised edition in 2010 co-edited by Michael Hill of the N.C. Office of Archives and History updated and expanded the volume. It contains information on over 20,000 places in North Carolina.​

Readers' advisory service searchable by author, title, series name, and plot. Includes author read-alikes and lists of award-winners.​
NoveList K-8 Plus

Reader's advisory service for fiction and nonfiction titles, designed to support the curriculum and kids’ pleasure reading. Searchable by author, title, series name, plot, and lexile level. Includes author read-alikes and lists of award-winners.​

Downloadable audio books from NC LIVE. For assistance using OneClickDigital, Help and tutorials are available.​
Open Library
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.
Salem Press Health

Access Magill's Medical Guide and Psychology and Mental Health through Salem Press.  In-house use or remote access.​

Salem Press History

Access various titles on Salem History.  In-house use or remote access.

Sanborn Maps North Carolina
Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970, provides access to large-scale maps of North Carolina towns and cities.
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.​
Small Engine Repair
Detailed, user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines such as outdoor power equipment, tractors, boats, motorcycles, and more.​
Transparent Language Online
A powerful language learning system that uses flashcards to teach you a set of words or phrases. It is the fastest possible way to lock foreign words and phrases in your long term memory.​
Universal Class
Learn something new today! Over 500 online non-credit continuing education courses.​
Wall Street Journal
Full articles from the Wall Street Journal (1981-current).​
The world's largest library catalog. Find what you want in a library near you with WorldCat, a global catalog of library collections.​
X-Plain Interactive Patient Education Modules
MedlinePlus presents interactive health tutorials from the Patient Education Institute. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions. Also learn about surgeries, prevention and wellness. Each tutorial includes animated graphics, audio and easy-to-read language.