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.

Career Series

These titles examine the thriving industries and the exact careers where job seekers can excel and help them make the best decision on which career path or area of study to pursue.

Critical Insights

The series focuses on an individual author's entire body of work, a single work of literature, or a literary theme. Edited and written by some of academe's most distinguished literary scholars, Critical Insights provide authoritative, in-depth scholarship suitable for students and teachers alike.

Critical Survey of American Literature: A guide that offers detailed profiles of major American authors of fiction, drama, and poetry, each with sections on biography, general analysis, and analysis of the author's most important works.


Salem Health: Nutrition is a one-stop source for comprehensive, easy-to-understand information on all aspects of human nutrition, including healthy eating, the nutritional value of various foods, diets, eating disorders, dietary conditions and so much more.

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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.

Forensic Science: A comprehensive reference source on the theory, techniques, and applications of the various forensic sciences.  Although forensic sciences do indeed play a major role in homicide investigations, they are also applied to a multitude of other kinds of investigations, ranging from simple accidents and arson to war crimes and writing instrument analysis.

Principles of Chemistry: Provides students and researchers with an easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry, from elements and molecules to chemical reactions and properties of matter.

Principles of Physics: Provides students and researchers with an easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals of physics.

Principles of Computer Science: Provides students with a solid, easy-to-understand background to the key terms and subject matter of computer science.

Privacy Rights in the Digital Age: This encyclopedia discusses the practical, political, psychological, and philosophical challenges we face as technological advances have changed the landscape of traditional notions of privacy.


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

Defining Documents: This series consists of a collection of essays on important historical documents by a diverse range of writers on a broad range of subjects in American history. The series offers a broad range of historical documents on important authors and subjects in American history, with primary source documents, in-depth analysis, and comprehensive lesson plans that represent the diversity of ideas and contexts that define social, political and cultural subjects throughout American history. The Defining Documents series is perfect for students, those researching a particular era, or anyone interested in American History since 1492.

Great Lives From History:  American Women: This reference source covers prominent individuals from colonial times through the present offering a fascinating perspective on important women from U.S. history.

Great Events From History:  The Middle Ages 477-1453: The events in this series are arranged strictly chronologically, essentially forming a time line without regard to region. Hence, students can trace world history comparatively, with events in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas comingled.

Issues in U.S. Immigration: Immigration in U.S. History examines the many issues surrounding immigration--from the earliest settlement of British North America in the seventeenth century through the immediate aftermath of the of September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks of the twenty-first century. It also places special emphasis on the many ethnic communities that have provided American immigrants.

World Political Innovators: This brings together over 200 biographies of some of the most important political figures of the twentieth century. These leaders, who have dedicated their lives to the betterment of their country, helped define the landscape of politics today. From the famous to the infamous, the study of these leaders help students and researchers gain a new point of reference to these influential individuals and the ideas they sought to promote through their political career.

Human Rights Innovators: Highlights hundreds of key figures who fought for human rights around the globe. These informative, in-depth biographies feature those activists who fought to end slavery and discrimination, promote the rights of women and children, and those whose mission is to promote peace, freedom and equal rights around the world.

The Gun Debate: An Encyclopedia of Gun Control & Gun Rights has over 350 entries that provide in-depth coverage of both sides of the gun debate. Content is arranged using a balanced and unbiased approach to this controversial issue. It has an easy-to-use A-Z format, with numerous cross-references. It has an updated chronology, including key 2016 legislation and shooting incidents.

For more information contact:

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

Kelly Letourneau
(252) 246-1251