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.
ABI/Inform Complete

​Business research from journals, trade publications, market research reports, dissertations, and working papers.​


​9,000+ encyclopedia articles and research updates, plus videos, animations, charts, and images, as well as biographies of scientists.​

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.
Our digital comic book and graphic novel collection, as well as eBooks, articles, and more.
Cabarrus County Register of Deeds
Online access to Cabarrus County deed transactions dating from 1792 to the present.
Chilton Library

Chilton Library provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks.

Chronicling America

​Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. ​

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.​
ebrary Academic and Public Library Complete

​Scholarly titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills.

Encyclopædia 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​.
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.​
Films on Demand

​Thousands of high quality videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.​

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.
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.​
Hoover's Company Records

​Information for over 40,000 companies, including company overview, industry information, leadership and historical financials.​

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.​
Local History / Lore Room
Cabarrus County Public Library's center for genealogical and historical research.​
Common diseases and conditions, health promotion and wellness, drugs info, medical dictionaries and more.
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.​
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.​

North Carolina Land Grant Images and Data

​This site contains searchable data for over 216,000 land grants issued by the state of North Carolina from 1663 to 1960. Of these, 42,995 are linked directly to the page image from the corresponding Patent Book where the land description ("metes and bounds") was recorded. For all of Mecklenburg County and part of Wilkes County, grants are linked to over 42,000 high quality images of original warrants, surveys and other related documents. If you are unfamiliar with the land grant process for North Carolina and associated documents, please visit the Resources page​.​

North Carolina Legal Forms

​A product of Cengage Gale LegalForms, are powered by USlegalforms.com. USlegalforms.com is a subsidiary of USlegal.com, a multi-faceted publishing company, which has pioneered Internet ventures geared toward the legal profession, businesses and the public since 1997. USLegalforms.com has been providing legal forms on the Internet since 1996, and is the nations leading publisher of state specific legal forms on the Internet.

Readers' advisory service searchable by author, title, series name, and plot. Includes author read-alikes and lists of award-winners.​
One Click Digital
OneClickdigital brings exclusive Recorded Books eAudio, as well as content from all major publishers, together with an eBook service. Combine eBooks and eAudio in one collection, offering the most comprehensive platform for your content. Curated title lists feature the best literature in a wide variety of genres along with an outstanding collection of award-winning Children's and Young Adult titles.​  Help and tutorials​ are available online.
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.
Pronunciator Language Learning
Pronunciator provides interactive, self-paced language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages. This resource includes audio lessons, interactive textbooks, quizzes, intelligent flashcards, phrasebooks and pronunciation analysis. Users create their own login to access the resource and track their progress.
Proquest Central

​General reference database for over 175 subjects from magazines, journals and newspapers, including peer-reviewed and scholarly works.​

Proquest Entrepreneurship

​Information for entrepreneurs and researchers that includes business start-up plans, video clips, journals, business cases, and more.​

Proquest Family Health

​Magazines and journals covering consumer health topics, such as sports injuries, women's health, food and nutrition, midwifery, eye care and dentistry.​

Proquest Military

​Articles from topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more.

Proquest Newsstand

​News content from many national and international newspapers, newswires and selected news magazines.​

Proquest Nursing and Allied Health

​Journals and dissertations covering nursing, allied health, and alternative and complementary medicine.​

Proquest Science Journals

​Applied and general science articles covering topics such as global warming, alternative energy sources, robotic engineering, genetically modified food, and more.​

Reference USA

​The premier source of business and residential information for reference and research.

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.
Science in Context

​Reference content plus magazines, journals, news sources, experiments, and more. Covering earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics, science history, and biography.+

SIRS Knowledge Source Package

​Articles, primary sources, websites and graphics to support K-12 students with research, study and homework.​

Statistical Abstract of the United States
An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States​
TumbleBooks is a collection of animated, talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Math Stories, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), Videos (from National Geographics), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books and Tumble Puzzles & Games. 
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.
Zinio for Libraries

​Awarded Best New Database of 2012 by Library Journal, Zinio is the world’s largest newsstand, offering multi-user access to popular publications.

Through the library’s website, patrons of the Cabarrus County Public Library have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library. Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video.