Research and Learn
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has the tools you need for any research or informational need. The Library provides free access to newspaper and magazine articles, homework help, genealogy, job and career help, financial resources, and more. These resources help you find quality materials that you can trust.
Please note, some resources require your library card or ONE Access ID number and PIN to access resources outside the Library.
In BiblioBoard Library, you will discover local content from self-published North Carolina authors as well as the NC LIVE Home Grown e-book Collection.
Titles in this collection can also be accessed with the Biblioboard mobile app.
App Name: Biblioboard Library
- Search for "Biblioboard Library" in your app store. Download.
- Login with your Biblioboard account. If you don't have an account, you must create an account first using a desktop coming. Access Biblioboard from the Library's Research and Learn page and create a personal account. An account will also allow you to use customization features like saving books as favorites, adding notes or comments and bookmarks.
Biblioteca de Tumblebook
TumbleBooks es una colección de libros ilustrados animados y parlantes, ¡los cuales pueden ser leídos por usted o se le pueden leer a usted! Nuestra colección incluye libros de cuentos, libros en francés y español para el aprendizaje de idiomas, libros de conocimiento, rompecabezas y juegos, cuentos de matemáticas y novelas gráficas.Card RequiredE-Books
Biography (Gale in Context)
A biography database which merges Gale’s authoritative reference content, including Lives & Perspectives, with periodicals and multimedia. Includes more than 600,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study.Card RequiredResearch Databases
Biological Science Database (ProQuest)
Research on animal behavior, aquatic life and fisheries, biochemistry, ecology, plant science, toxicology, virology, microbiology, health and safety science, entomology, and more.Card RequiredResearch Databases
Black Freedom Struggle in the United States (ProQuest)
Black Freedom Struggle in the United States is a website featuring select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history.
ProQuest presents primary source documents from several of the time periods in American History when the river of the Black Freedom Struggle ran more powerfully, while not losing sight of the fierce, often violent opposition that Black people have faced on the road to freedom.
This website contains approximately 1,600 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom:
- Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
- The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
- Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
- The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
- The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
- The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)
The documents presented here represent a selection of primary sources available in several ProQuest databases. The databases represented in this website include American Periodicals, Black Abolitionist Papers, ProQuest History Vault, ProQuest Congressional, Supreme Court Insight and Alexander Street’s Black Thought and Culture.
The goal of this website is to provide a selection of primary source documents that may be used by a wide range of students, from middle and high school students to college students and independent scholars. Examples of assignments may include National History Day projects or research papers about Black Freedom.
Teachers can use these documents to teach with primary sources on a specific topic or person such as the Abolitionist Movement or Frederick Douglass. In addition, any person might use this website to learn more about Black Freedom.Research Databases
Black Life in America (Newsbank)
Black Life in America is a unique digital archive covering the African American experience from the early 18th century to the present day.
Black Life in America is a unique digital archive covering the African American experience from the early 18th century to the present day. This primary source collection offers a window into centuries of African American history, culture, and daily life from more than 19,000 American and global newspapers including over 400 current and historical Black publications. Updated daily this resource provides critical perspectives on the experiences of being Black in America. Black Life in America provides full text searching as well as access to content organized by era for easy browsing or choose from nearly 800 suggested searches such as "Emancipation Proclamation," "Brown v. Board of Education," and "Black Lives Matter."
Watch this video for tips on how to use Black Life in America.Card RequiredNewspapers
Books and Authors (Gale)
Looking for a good book, but not sure where to start? Books and Authors is a literary collection that lets you browse by character, subject, location and time period.Card RequiredResearch Databases
Business Market Research Collection (ProQuest)
This database contains company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research from three sources, including Hoover's Company Profiles, OxResearch from Oxford Analystica, and Snapshots.Card RequiredResearch Databases
Chadwyck-Healey Poetry Collection
Chadwyck-Healey Poetry Collection is a collection of poetry databases providing full text access to American, African-American and English poetry. This collection also contains the Faber Poetry Library collection, which includes some of the most influential poets of the twentieth century.Card RequiredResearch Databases
Charlotte Business Journal
Charlotte Business Journal has daily business news updates, dozens of popular topics from around the nation and the latest networking for Charlotte and surrounding areas.Card RequiredNewspapers