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About Databases:

Library databases provide access to scholarly/peer-reviewed resources across a wide spectrum of topic and subject areas. They provide access to published information sources. Examples: magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, journals and other resources. The library databases also provide citation information.

Library databases may provide access to full-text articles and/or article abstracts.
  • Full Text = entire article - Library databases sometimes omit photos, graphs, charts, and figures from articles, but most will indicate that these have been omitted.
  • Abstract = summary provided by the author or database publisher.


Several of the library's databases are provided by Discus. Access these databases 24/7 to find information, magazine and newspaper articles, and reference books. You can browse the databases by grade level or subject matter to find the database that is right for you. Click on the logo below to go to the Discus website.

Call the Reference Desk at 941-4655 for this year's statewide username and password if required. (Not necessary for some resources due to SC ISP authentication technology)


A-Z List of Discus Resources

Discus Resources by Grade Level

Smart Search of Discus Resources

Discus is a service of the South Carolina State Library and is funded by an appropriation from the South Carolina General Assembly through the K-12 School Technology Initiative, and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services


South Carolina specific legal forms right at your fingertips. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Download and print the forms in various formats. This Database also includes helpful links to many South Carolina departments. There is comprehensive directory of attorneys by state and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language. For help using this resource, stop by the Reference Desk or call us at 941-4655.

Note: Reference Staff cannot tell you which form to download or offer any legal advice.




Featured Discus Resources:

Learning Express Library *Requires one-time free registration

Various learning modules: Subject skill building for all ages; College preparation; Computer skills; GED preparation; Job and Career Test preparation; WorkKeys preparation; Recursos para Hispanohablantes; U.S. Citizenship preparation 



Novelist Plus

Created especially for people who love books, you can search NoveList Plus to find recommendations based on genre or keywords. Search the Lists and Articles tab to find Author Read Alikes, Award/Notable books, book discussion guides, BookTalks, and more. Also try out Novelist Plus K-8 for books just for kids and preteens!


Chilton Library

Search the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners.



Small Business Reference Center

Find the information you need to start and run your small business. Browse by general categories such as business areas, industry information, business basics, and start-up kits and business plans. Watch videos on skills to start and operate your business, and browse state-specific resources on starting a business. The SBRC also includes ebooks of the popular Nolo business and law how-to books.



Ferguson's Career Guidence Center

Exploration and career planning for undergraduate, graduate, nursing, or vocational and tech schools. Includes career assessments, financial aid opportunities, resume assistance, and job postings.

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Non Discus Resources:

 Languages: Duolingo

 A free language learning site that provides lessons in short sessions so that you retain more information. You can win virtual prizes and receive immediate feedback to make you want to learn more. There are over 30 languages that English Speakers can learn including Spanish, French, and Klingon. Spanish speakers can learn 10 different languages including English and French. 

You can download the app in Google Play and the Apple App Store.






This database gives you powerful new tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances. This resource can be used by people who are new to finance and to those who are experienced investors.


You will need your current Greenwood County Library Card for remote access to this database.



Black Freedom Struggle in the US: Challenges and Triumphs in the Pursuit of Equality

 A free resource that is organized by era. Includes Laws, Legal Cases, People, Organizations, and Protests.






 Infobase eBooks are Reference Books fully available online.

 You can download them or print selected chapters of the book. 

 We have available the title Encyclopedia of Life Science.

 It may be available with no password in the Greenwood Library.

 You can use the eBook remotely with your Greenwood County Library card number.






Salem Press Databases: For access outside the library, click on the Remote User tab at the top of the page, and use your library card # or call the Reference Desk (941-4655) for the password.

Salem Science

Includes the following series: Earth Science Series (Earth Materials and Resources; Earth’s Weather, Water, and Atmosphere; Earth's Surface and History; Physics and Chemistry of the Earth), Encyclopedia of Global Warming. *CLICK ON TITLE TO SEE ALL DIGITAL BOOKS WE OWN


Salem Health

Includes the following series: Careers (Careers in Healthcare), Magill's Medical Guide, Salem Health: Cancer, and Salem Health: Addictions and Substance Abuse. *CLICK ON TITLE TO SEE ALL DIGITAL BOOKS WE OWN


Salem History

Includes the following series: Decades (The 2000s in America), Great Events from History (Ancient World; Middle Ages, Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 17th C., 18th C.. 19th C., Modern Scandals), Great Lives from History (Ancient World, Middle Ages, Renaissance, 17th C., 18th C., 19th C.), and Musicians & Compose.  *CLICK ON TITLE TO SEE ALL DIGITAL BOOKS WE OWN


Salem Literature

Includes the following series: Critical Surveys (American Poets). *CLICK ON TITLE TO SEE ALL DIGITAL BOOKS WE OWN


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Genealogy Resources:

The following Genealogy Database is for IN-LIBRARY USE ONLY.

Ancestry Library Edition

Complements the research materials found at HeritageQuest Online. Use Ancestry Library Edition to check immigration lists, vital records, family histories, the census, etc.


Fold3 Library Edition

Fold3 features collections of original US military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, U.S. Presidents, historical newspapers and naturalization documents. 

The following Genealogy Databases may be used outside the Library with a Greenwood County Library Card.

Heritage Quest

Provides access to a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and local history. Library Edition: South Carolina Collection

Find historical newspapers from across South Carolina. Explore newspaper articles and clippings for help with genealogy, history and other research.


NewsBank: Index-Journal (2012 - Current)

Find articles up to the current day including crime, local news, obituaries, and more. Text only. No photographs.





Fold3 Library Edition

Fold3 features collections of original US military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, U.S. Presidents, historical newspapers and naturalization documents. 

The following Genealogy Database has unlimited access.  


The South Carolina Digital Library

The South Carolina Digital Library coordinates the distribution of the knowledge and resources necessary to encourage new digitization efforts in the state, and provides free and unlicensed access to those collections online to stimulate the minds and extend the cultural memories of South Carolina’s citizens.