Thanks to an initiative by PASCAL, academic libraries in the state now have access to 100,000+ books from ebrary. This collection contains books from major publishers and university presses representing a wide range of disciplines. While most of the collection is academic, you will find some of the Dummies books and other reading. Soon each book will be linked from the library catalog as well.
The PASCAL ebrary Collection is linked from the General Purpose Databases category and the Books type from the Articles and Databases page.
Printing and downloading from most of these books is limited to a maximum of “up to 60 pages” per book per user session. A few publishers have set more restrictive limits. For more information, see the ebrary Support Center website.
ebrary content can be downloaded using the free Adobe Digital Editions software to most devices including the Nook, iPad, iPhone, etc., but not the Kindle or Kobo Vox. For instructions go to: support.ebrary.com/category/english/download.
Statistical database from the International Monetary Fund. The 4 datasets include:
International Financial Statistics (IFS)—all aspects of international and domestic finance beginning in 1948
Balance of Payment Statistics (BOPS)— international economic transactions data and International Investment Position, with history to 1960
Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS)—value of exports and imports between countries and their trading partners, with history to 1980
Government Finance Statistics (GFS)—budgetary and extra-budgetary financial operations data of governments, with history to 1990
Provides biographical information on the lives of over 19,000 people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture. Ranges in time from the earliest recorded European explorations to the very recent past.
You can limit full text or name searches by sex, occupations and realms of renown, birth and death date ranges, birthplace and special collections (Black History, Women’s History, Asian Pacific American Heritage, American Indian Heritage, and Hispanic Heritage).
Also includes articles from The Oxford Companion to United States History.
Interactive and 3D modules that bring to life key anatomy and physiology concepts. Under “Tools and Features” you also have access to Stedman’s Medical Dictionary and MedCalc3000. You may need to allow pop-ups in your browser to view all the content.
A mobile app and training tutorials are available from the main STAT!Ref access page.
BNA Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada.
Import Genius provides global trade data, including imports into the United States and visual mapping of trade relations. Data points on imports include port, vessel, bill of lading, containers, carrier, codes, gross weight, and much more. Export data is available for some Latin American countries, including difficult-to-find pricing information like insurance and shipping for some exports. Data points are easily exported to Excel.
Import Genius may also be used to analyze a company’s supply chain. The visual mapping tool allows easy identification of a company’s key suppliers, as well as other companies buying from those same suppliers.
IMPORTANT: University of South Carolina students and faculty get free access to Import Genius. However, it requires registration with your USC email account.
Contains an overview of the region, a survey of its musical heritage, traditions and themes; and a description of specific musical genres, practices, and performances.
Provides a historical database of monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries, lexical encyclopedias, hard-word glossaries, spelling lists, and lexically-valuable treatises surviving in print or manuscript from the Tudor, Stuart, Caroline, Commonwealth, and Restoration periods.