Online Resources

McElveen ILC offers a wide variety of online mission essential, educational and self improvement resources!  We offer a selection of audiobooks, eBooks and even Kindle Readers for our patrons. We are your point of contact for CLEP, DANTES and other practice and prep online study guides essential for mission and education. Please visit us to establish a AF Library account and login information to be able to access these valuable resources!



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Supports all major eBook readers! Huge selection of popular ficition, non-fiction, audio books, video and much, much more (requires software download). Visit the library to receive login and password information.

Aviation Week & Space Technology


Comprehensive array of current news, data and business information covering commercial & Military aerospace, MRO, and homeland security. (linked through the AF Portal)


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The aim of CultureGrams is to foster understanding and appreciation of the world's countries and people. It includes descriptions of the people, culture and the land of 180+ countries around the world.



South Carolina’s Virtual Library is the “information place” for all South Carolinians. DISCUS – which stands for Digital Information for South Carolina users – provides free access to an electronic library that’s available 24/7 including Auto Repair Reference. 

 Encyclopedia Britannica

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English-language encyclopedia with over 120,000+ articles, an updated world atlas, thousands of images and videos, an online dictionary and thesaurus, 30,000+ articles from respected magazines and journals, news headlines, guides to the Web's best sites, and much more.


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EBSCO Research Databases, Points of View, International Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Center, Kids Search (Middle School), Searchasaurus (Elementary School), Student Research Center (High School & Middle School). Over 8,000 eBooks: reference, scientific/technical, business, health/medical, career, education, literature and military. Ability to transfer eBooks to your portable device or view instantly with their web-based reader.

Faulkner Security Management Practices

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Covers the broad spectrum of IT and covering communications issues (linked through the AF Portal)

Gale Group

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News and periodical articles on a wide range of subjects including biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses. Millions of full-text articles, many with images updated daily. Includes special k-12 databases.

Click Here for Gale Group Android User App

Click Here For Gale Group Apple App

Jane's Information On-Line

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Research topics such as transportation, weapons, geopolitical information, and defense equipment. 

Products include the Market Intelligence Library, Jane's Defense Magazine Library, and military biographies.
Image libraries include air launched weapons, aircraft, land systems and warships.

Mango Languages


McElveen Library is now offering the Mango Languages program!

MERING (Military Education Research Library Network)

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Contains Various research links: About the AF Portal, Knowledge Areas, Libraries, News Services, Policies & Procedures, Publications, Reference Center. (linked through the AF Portal)

Military One Source


Online articles, worksheets and suggested reading lists. Education materials including booklets, CDs, and audiotapes. Locators for summer camp, child care, etc. Interactive tools and much more! 

Military Periscope

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Provides easily navigated databases covering military equipment, national military astonishments, terrorist organizations and peacekeeping missions worldwide. (linked through the AF Portal) 


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MorningStar allows the user to research over 35,000 stocks and funds, read unbiased analyst reports on over 4,000 securities, utilize the x-ray tool to analyze your portfolio and become an expert with the education and training guidelines. Linked through the AF Portal.


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National and international news, magazine articles and government documents covering economics, the environment, sports, health, science, military, politics, culture, business, and technology.

Peterson's Online

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Content to help you find the right educational program, prepare for an important exam, and plan your career.

Press Display

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Delivers over 500 newspapers from 70+ countries in 37 languages. These newspapers appear on your screen exactly as they appear on the news stand, many providing instant translation and audio.

Safari Books

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Excellent e-reference resource for technology and business professionals.


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A risk analysis tool and news service focusing on geopolitical and business intelligence. (Linked through the AF Portal)

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Who's Eligible: Active Duty Service Members, Reservists, National Guard( on
active duty in a deployed status), DoD Civilians ( in deployed status) and
All dependents -contact library ask for account.

Universal Class

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Universal Class Library Edition, a powerful new online continuing education service designed specifically for use by patrons of public libraries. Contact the McElveen Library staff for more information on universal class registration or click the link below to log in.


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McElveen Library (ILC)
400 Shaw Drive

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