LibGuides & Databases

LibGuides are online web pages put together by Librarians, which often help with research. Here are a few that could help with your classes, extended essays, or quench some curiosity.

Loom video from Dr. Brooks on using databases from the Wake County Public Library. This is a great way to the access full text of articles in psychology journals. Below are specific libguides that could be beneficial in your research. If you click on the "AskUs" box on the right side of the LibGuide, you'll be connected in a chat window to one of the Adult Service Librarians who can help to refine a search result in real time!

Gale in Context: Science | Through the Wake County Library, you have access to this database. Current, authoritative, media-rich information — you’ll find it in Gale In Context student resources, which meet the needs of today’s learners with a user-friendly, mobile responsive design. Eye-catching, engaging, topical databases—Biography, Canada, Environmental Studies, Global Issues, High School, Middle School, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, U.S. History, and World History—seamlessly integrate trusted content with curriculum-aligned materials that span core subjects. (text from the Gale website)

You will need a Wake County Library Card number to access the database.

Health & medical collection | ProQuest Health and Medical Complete™ combines the clinical research titles available in ProQuest Medical Library™ with hundreds of additional consumer and health administration titles. ProQuest Health and Medical Complete provides in-depth coverage from over 1,500 publications with almost 1,300 available in full text and of these, over 900 include MEDLINE® indexing. In addition, the database includes all charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements essential to medical research. The journals cover all major clinical and healthcare disciplines, including medical sciences, immunology, pharmacy and pharmacology, nursing, physical fitness and hygiene, surgery, and others. (text from the ProQuest website)

You will need a Wake County Library Card number to access the database.

JSTOR.org | JSTOR is a database of academic journal articles, books, and other primary sources on a wide variety of topics. Broughton High School has a subscription to this database. The username is broughton and the password is capitals.

NCLive.org | NC LIVE offers free electronic access to resources for all ages on topics ranging from careers, business, and investing, to health, history, and genealogy. Ebooks, audiobooks, videos, magazines, newspapers, journals, language-learning tools, and other online materials available through NC LIVE are designed for at-home use, and are available from any Internet connection via library websites, and through NCLIVE.org. All North Carolinians may use NC LIVE resources through local public libraries, community colleges, or college and university libraries. Contact your local library for free access to NC LIVE resources. (text from the NC Live website)

You will need a Wake County Library Card number to access the database.

North Carolina Digital Collection | The North Carolina Digital Collections contain over 90,000 historic and recent photographs, state government publications, manuscripts, and other resources on topics related to North Carolina. The Collections are free and full-text searchable, and bring together content from the State Archives of North Carolina and the State Library of North Carolina. (text from the NCDC website)

Psychology database | Psychology Database™ provides abstracts and indexing of key psychology journals. Users get access to charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements essential to psychological research. Additionally, Psychology Database includes full text dissertations representing a range of psychology disciplines including behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial, personality, physiological, psychobiology, psychometrics and social psychology. Psychology Database encompasses a wide range of topics from leading psychology and psychosomatic publications. In addition to clinical and social psychology, it also provides coverage of related disciplines including genetics, psychology of business and economics, communication, criminology, addiction, neurology, social welfare, and more. A number of the titles are heavily cited and have a strong set of ISI impact factors. (text from the ProQuest website)

You will need a Wake County Library Card number to access the database.

Wakegov.com/libraries | The Wake County Public Library provides access to numerous online resources, including audiobooks, a fantastic world language tutorial program called “Mango,” and access to scholarly journals, primary sources, and much more.

You will need a Wake County Library Card number to access the database.