Beaufort County Library has a wealth of information online that is accessible 24/7 at our website, http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/ . DISCUS, a compilation of thousands of newspapers, magazines, and reference books available online, is one of Beaufort County Library’s greatest unknown resources.
Whether you have procrastinated on a school project and need trustworthy resources ASAP or are looking for full text newspaper articles online, DISCUS provides you with free access to these resources anytime and anywhere. Don’t be tempted to rely on a Google search for your information needs. While Google is a great resource for certain needs, Google often times yields poor quality, commercial, and irrelevant information. DISCUS is designed to pull information from the most up to date and recognized publishers. Try their new Smartsearch feature, which allows you to enter search terms in one box and retrieve information from multiple databases. Smartsearch gives you an easy and effective way to search multiple resources at once.
DISCUS is not just for the middle, high school, or college student; DISCUS has useful resources for all ages. For example, by using DISCUS, you have the ability to search current and past issues of popular newspapers and magazines, such as New York Times, Atlanta Journal- Constitution, Time, Newsweek, etc. Need a review or discussion guide for your next book club discussion? Using Books and Authors and Book Review Index Online Plus, you can find expert book reviews, as well recommendations for your next book to read. As you can see DISCUS has a lot to offer for all ages. Ask our reference librarians about accessing DISCUS from home today!
Below is just a sampling of some of the features that DISCUS has to offer:
Books & Authors (Gale)
For librarians, teachers and readers of all ages Readers’ resource for fiction and nonfiction books
Business & Company Resource Center (Gale) (1980 - present)
For college-level and adult researchers and advanced high school students Comprehensive magazine, journal and reference resources for business, management and investment topics, with Newsletters ASAP and Predicast’s PROMT databases
Perfect Resource for research reports on countries Country reports that provide snapshots of the world’s cultures
Custom Newspapers (Gale)
Full-text articles from hundreds of U.S. and international newspapers
Health & Wellness Resource Center (Gale) (1980 - present)
For advanced middle school students through adults Portal to health information from a variety of sources for general users; includes “Alternative Health Module” content
Nursing Resource Center (Gale)
For nursing students Collection of core content from recognized reference, textbook and journal publications in the nursing field • More than 20 full-text reference books
Opposing Viewpoints In Context (Gale)
For middle school students through adults Database of contemporary social issues with content structured to promote critical-thinking skills and information literacy
Small Business Resource Center (Gale)
Resources for prospective and current entrepreneurs and business students