Electronic Resources

North Carolina Libraries for Virtual Education

www.nclive.org The North Carolina Libraries for Virtual Education (NC LIVE) provides access to more than 40 databases, including many with full text articles. To begin searching, click the NC LIVE link and then choose "subject" to see a list of databases broken down by area of interest. In order to access NC LIVE from your home or another off-campus location, you will need a password. These passwords are issued only to students, staff, and faculty of Wilson Community College. Anyone else wishing to access NC LIVE using the password should contact their local public library. To obtain your password, please call the library or stop in and ask at the circulation desk.

Gale Resources

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.

GVRL Academic Starter Bundle has dozens of e-book reference titles covering a variety of topics that are relevant to Wilson Community College curriculum. 

Gray House Publishing

The Value of a Dollar 1860-2014

This fifth edition of the highly successful The Value of a Dollar records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present, along with facts about investment options and income opportunities. The Value of a Dollar is for both the student engaged in historical research and the user who simply wants to know what life was like during the time of his or her ancestors. Perfect for anyone curious about social history: students studying the topics that require knowledge about everyday life in America; teachers who seek information to enliven classroom discussions; writers who need access to the basic facts of America's commerce; business historians seeking data to establish a framework of wage and price information during a specific period; and reporters seeking to enhance a story with economic details.

Working Americans

The updated Second Edition of this important reference work focuses on the lifestyles and economic life of working class families and looks, decade by decade, into the kind of work they did, the homes they lived in, the food and clothes they bought, the entertainment they sought as well as the society and history that shaped the world Americans worked in from 1880 to 2012. From the wealth of government surveys, social worker histories, economic data, family diaries and letters, newspaper and magazine features, this unique reference assembles a remarkably personal and realistic look at the lives of ordinary working Americans.



Salem Press

To access the Salem Press e-resources while ON Campus, click on the resource needed below.

To access the Salem Press e-resources while OFF Campus, click on the resource needed below and then enter the College's password and click submit. The College's password can be obtained from the library staff or your instructor.

Searches can be made and e-mailed without registering with Salem Press. However, searches cannot be saved without a Salem Press user account; separate registrations are needed for each resource topic.

Psychology & Behavioral Health

This encyclopedia covers not only the history of the field and the core aspects of behaviorism, cognitive psychology, and psychoanalytic psychology but also diagnoses, disorders, treatments, tests, notable people, and issues, including many popular concepts. Many of the newly added essays address how culture, ethnicity, and gender affect psychological theory and beliefs. They cover topics such as multicultural psychology and the effect of culture on diagnosis and look at groups as divergent as Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, and the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. Some examine gender differences, in particular gender roles and conflicts. Other essays examine important and developing issues in psychology, such as multiple intelligences, emotional intelligence, pharmaceuticals used in treatment, genetics, and the effects of hope, spirituality, and social support.


Encyclopedia of Global Resources is an easy-to-understand source on all aspects of our natural resources, from their economic applications and benefits to the impact of their extraction.  It provides a wide variety of perspectives on both traditional and more recent views of the Earth's resources.

The Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues is an up-to-date A-Z guide on science, policy, and social issues related to the global environment.  It assembles information from numerous fields of knowledge relevant to the study of environmental issues including biology, geology, anthropology, demographics, genetics, and engineering, and explains the interrelationships of these issues in easily understood terms.


Milestone Documents sets include full-text primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary that places the document in its historical context. 

For more information contact:

Gerry O'Neill
Head Librarian
(252) 246-1337

Kelly Letourneau
(252) 246-1251