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    • A Program Overview
    •  An online library, available 24/7 Provides free access to electronic subscription library resources For South Carolinians of all ages and interests Coordinated by the SC State Library
    • DISCUS offers a collection of online databasesthat… Is produced by reputable publishers Has authoritative and reliable content Is organized and updated regularly Contains age-appropriate materials for a variety of users
    •  Articles  Historic documents Maps  Government reports  Website links Video, audio  Photos, illustrations Career tools  Charts, graphs, flags Primary sources  And more! Educator resources
    •  Arts & Literature  Geography Biography  Health & Medical Business  History Current Events, Issues  Job & Career Education  Science & Technology Facts & General Reference  Social Studies
    •  K-12 assignments College research Educator preparation Independent study Political awareness Career preparation Consumer decisions Lifelong learning
    • Access DISCUS resources at… K-12 schools Public libraries Colleges and universities Homes and offices
    • See the full list ofresources here.
    • Select DISCUS Kids.
    • Kids’ magazines,maps and newspapers Kids’ online encyclopedias with multimedia content
    • Resources for adults provide tools for leisure, research and lifelong learning.
    • DISCUS users have access to newspapers and magazines. itor Consum Scien ce Mon e r ReporThe Christian ts
    • Your public library oryour school librarymedia specialist canprovide you withhome accessinformation.
    • scdiscus.org Simply go to the DISCUS Web site and enter a search in the SmartSearch box on the homepage.
    • scdiscus.org Simply go to the DISCUS Web site and enter a search in the SmartSearch box on the homepage.
    • If your computer cannot berecognized as being located inSouth Carolina, you will receive ascreen that asks for the DISCUSusername and password.
    • DISCUS is funded by the South Carolina General Assembly through the K-12 School Technology Initiative,with supplemental funding by the federal Library Services & Technology Act. DISCUS is coordinated by the South Carolina State Library in cooperation with school, college and public libraries.