Exciting News! Ferguson's Career Guidance Center now in Discus

Career exploration, guidance, and job searching for South Carolina residents just got better with the Discus addition of Ferguson's Career Guidance Center. K-12 and college students, public library patrons, veterans, job-seekers, and career changers in South Carolina will benefit from this award-winning resource. Explore 140 industries and over 1,000 professions through detailed content, video interviews, and educational pathways.  Workplace skills development content supports career prep, academic success, and general life skills. Two career interest assessments, a career advice blog, and current, searchable job postings make this new resource indispensable for lifelong career exploration and planning.  

Exciting News! African-American History database now in Discus

Explore the African-American experience through key biographies, videos, primary documents, timelines, articles, and more!  The African-American History database from Infobase supports middle school students through adults in the study of subjects, eras, and people through the A-Z, subject, and topic lists.  A searchable general timeline is updated monthly, while historical timelines explore period topics such as the Underground Railroad and the Emancipation Proclamation.  Book chapters, pro/con articles, and study helps such as tips on analyzing primary sources and writing the research paper along with curriculum tools round out this robust new addition to Discus - South Carolina's Virtual Library

Exciting News! PebbleGo and Pebble Go Next comes to Discus

Discus adds access to two new resources: PebbleGo - Animals and PebbleGo Next - Biographies by Capstone. Find them linked from the Discus Kids page. Ideal for students grades K-3, PebbleGo - Animals support animal classification, behavior, and habitat lessons. Available in English and Spanish, PebbleGo - Animals provides engaging read aloud audio and videos with articles appropriate for young learners. Children may explore amphibians, dinosaurs, fish, mammals, and more through over 300 articles.  For grades 3 - 5, PebbleGo Next Biographies covers an extensive list of actors, explorers, women, American indians, and more! With read alouds, images, and video, these articles are an engaging wealth of information for research and projects.