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History and literature eBooks, including the series Daily Life, Critical Companions, Literature in Context, as well as American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography.

Life histories of former slaves compiled from 4,000 interviews with ex-slaves.
Access to primary source information, including birth and death records, ship logs, and cemetery records.
A biography database of in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index, and specialist content from Junior Authors & Illustrators.
A comprehensive collection of full-text biographies on popular and heavily-researched figures. Users can locate biographies of interest by browsing key categories, including occupation, nationality, publication and more than 30 genre categories including actors, artists, athletes, authors, current world leaders, explorers, scientists and many others.

DigitalNC
Explore the history and culture of North Carolina through original materials from cultural heritage repositories across the state.

Over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online. 
Combines Literature Resource Center with Gale Virtual Reference Library in one interface. Articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.
Newspapers.com North Carolina Collection. 3.5 million pages of digitized content from over 1,000 NC county newspapers.
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.
Index of regional publications about a wide range of North Carolina-related topics. 
Informational brochures and pamphlets, reports (annual, biennial, statistical), serials (newsletters, checklists, magazines), handbooks, studies, and other information resources produced by state government.
General reference database for over 175 subjects from magazines, journals and newspapers, including peer-reviewed and scholarly works.
Research covering topics in sociology, social work, anthropology, and politics.
The site includes population, economic, and income data as well as county profiles and rankings.