Online Reference Resources
These are subscription services which are available to card holders.
NC LIVE offers the citizens of North Carolina online access to a diverse collection of electronic resources including complete articles from over 16,000 newspapers, journals, magazines, and encyclopedias, indexing for over 25,000 periodical titles, and access to over 25,000 online print and audio books. Encyclopedia Brittanica and learn a test.com are now available through NCLive.
NC LIVE’s Business Portal has resources on investing, small business, marketing data, company information and more.
Access National Geographic articles from 1888 to present day using the National Geographic Virtual Library.
AtoZMapsOnline.com is the worlds largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month.
Southern Pines Public Library now has access to Rand McNally Classroom. The same company who makes your favorite maps now has an educational website to help improve your geography and map skills. At the Rand McNally Classroom website you'll find maps, games and activities, teaching resources, and geographic reference information. Come on in and explore the world.
Contemporary Authors Online
This is an extra database available for Southern Pines Public Library cardholders. It is a literary database which provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors. To access this resource, use this Contemporary Authors link.
OverDrive now has the OverDrive Media Console v2.0 for Android or iPhone! This app will allow you to read Adobe EPUB eBooks and listen to MP3 audiobooks on your Android or iPhone. See the OverDrive Media Console page on the OverDrive website for more information.
Download the latest version of the Overdrive Media Console (OMC) v3.2 for Windows! Now you can put selected titles on your iPod or iPhone. See the Overdrive website for more details.
Southern Pines Public Library is a part of North Carolina Digital Library, a consortium of libraries in North Carolina for digtal media. NC Digital Library is a product of Overdrive. Southern Pines Public Library along with 20 other libraries across the state are working together to give you access to thousands of digital media. If you are interested in Audio books, E-books, videos or music then NC Digital Library will work for you. The North Carolina Consortium has access to all of the media formats that NC Digital Library provides including: WMA, MP3, WMV, EPUB, Mobipocket and PDF. Other options include burning to CD. See the library's eBook page for more details.
Are you traveling abroad? Struggling with a language course at school? Trying to improve your English?
Try Mango Languages! Southern Pines library cardholders now have access to an online language-learning system that teaches conversational skills for 12 different languages, including Spanish, French, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese. There are also ESL courses for those learning English and a translation tool for written text. Create a Mango account to keep track of your progress in the lessons today!
TumbleBooks e-books for kids! Designed for everyone from infants to teenagers, this new form of “entertainment-education” helps kids discover the joy of reading by introducing books in a format they love - electronic story books. Tumblebooks combines the tradition of a good storyline with animation, sound, music, and narration in different formats:story books, online audio books, interactive games, puzzles, and quizzes. Age-appropriate selections range from easy readers to chapter books, young adult selections, non-fiction titles, Spanish and French language learners, and 60 foreign language titles in Spanish, French, Russian, and Chinese. Just click on the link above to get started!
TumbleBookCloud is a collection of videos and chapter books in categories which include: Ebooks, Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, Videos (from National Geographic!), and Audio Books suitable for middle school and high school grades. The books feature adjustable text sizes, full narration, and a read-along function which highlights text as it is read. These features make TumbleBookCloud a great tool for reluctant readers and ESL students. Plus, all these options can be switched to manual so readers can read at their own pace. Also, teachers can take advantage of lesson plans and quizzes that accompany the books.
TumbleBookCloud junior is a collection of videos and chapter books in categories which include; Ebooks, Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, Videos (from National Geographic!), and Audio Books suitable for elementary grades.
AudioBookCloud: Your Online Audio Library- is an online audio book library collection for public libraries. The collection contains 1,000 books! A subscription to AudioBookCloud gives your patrons/students UNLIMITED remote access to your audio book collection.
Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers
Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers, a database from Rosen Publishing Online, provides students with comprehensive curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more. Thoroughly updated and revised for online use, all content is reviewed by leading professionals in medicine, mental health, nutrition, guidance, and career counseling.
Get full access to over 7,000 articles, 115,000 dictionary terms and hundreds of Research Updates in all areas of science and technology in Access Science. Updated daily!
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Grove Art: The most comprehensive online reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the present day.
Grove Music: Encyclopedia articles as well as numerous images and sound archives.
BooksInPrint.com™ is the industry's largest Web-based bibliographic resource. Find what you’re looking for quickly and easily, using our unbiased and comprehensive database of 5 million book, audio book, and video titles.
Easily find books you know you’ll love! Southern Pines Public Library announces the addition of Fiction Connection to our user-friendly patron resources. You can now use Fiction Connection to find book suggestions based on books you have already read, authors you like, or topics of interest. You can access Fiction Connection through PatronBooksInPrint.com or Fiction Connection. Easily create a personalized list of recommended titles based on characteristics you enjoy. Fiction and biography titles are included and suggestions can be printed or e-mailed for later review. Ask a staff member for a quick overview!