“Articles, Books, and More”
Use the library’s Discovery Service to retrieve BILLIONS of journal articles, books, book chapters, entries in reference resources (etc.) from thousands of individual databases. Type in your search terms and then select “Articles, Books, and More” from the drop-down menu.
Govinfo: Discover U.S Government Information
State and Local
State Government Information (from The Library of Congress)
Country Studies – e-versions of 80 Library of Congress-produced books providing overviews of select countries, e.g. India: A Country Study.
CultureGrams – information on countries, U.S. states, and Canadian provinces.
Nations (from The Library of Congress)
The World Factbook (from the CIA) – brief overviews of the key aspects of all countries in the world, e.g., their histories, geographies, governments, economies.
Credo Reference – brief entries from over 1k reference works, such as subject-specific encyclopedias and language dictionaries, covering all subject areas.
Oxford Reference – brief entries from 300+ reference works in all subject areas, including many titles in national and international politics.
Britannica Academic – a general encyclopedia intended for college students.
Gale in Context: Biography – information about notable people, both contemporary and historical, from a wide range of sources, such as biographical dictionaries, magazines, newspapers, and academic journals.
Converse – to find books, both print and electronic, in Converse’s Mickel Library, go to our Discovery Service, type your terms in the search box, and select “Converse Catalog.”
PASCAL Delivers – to find books, both print and electronic, in South Carolina’s college/university libraries, go to our Discovery Service, type your terms in the search box, and select “PASCAL Delivers.” You can borrow these books by signing in and following the instructions to “Request via PASCAL Delivers.”
WorldCat – records for millions of books in thousands of libraries; most of these are “borrow-able” through our Interlibrary Loan Service.
Women Writers Online – works by women authors from the 1500s through the 1800s.
Academic Search Complete – one of the world’s largest databases of academic journals and magazines on all subjects; indexes over 12k periodicals and provides complete articles from over 8k of these titles.
JSTOR – non-current full-text articles in core academic journals in all subjects; Converse’s JSTOR collections focus on the humanities, but include journals in all disciplines.
Military & Government Collection – nearly 300 full-text periodicals dealing with all branches of the military and government.
Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega – complete articles and citations to articles from several hundred popular magazines.
Periodicals Available at Converse
Periodicals by Title – Key in some or all of a periodical’s title (NOT the title of the article itself) to retrieve a listing of periodicals the library owns in either electronic or print/physical format.
To request books held by South Carolina college/university libraries, please go to our Discovery Service, key in your terms and select PASCAL Delivers, click on the book you’d like to borrow, sign in, and then click on “Request via PASCAL Delivers
To request articles and other non-book materials, as well as books NOT held by South Carolina college/university libraries, go to Interlibrary Loan and select the correct form
Supporting Converse scholars with access to quality information resources.
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