Citing Discus Resources

How are Discus resources cited?
Most of the Discus databases include information to assist users in creating a bibliography or works cited page. This information is usually provided in a How To Cite feature.

What information should be given if the citation style requires the following items?

  • Name of the database used - Provide the specific Discus database from which the source was taken. Example: Biography In Context
  • Name of the service - Provide the company that supplies the database. Discus purchases access to products from the following companies:
    • BrainPOP
    • Britannica
    • Credo
    • EBSCO
    • Facts on File
    • Gale
    • LearningExpress
    • ProQuest
  • Name of the library or library system - Provide either the name of your physical library or Discus - South Carolina's Virtual Library, Columbia, SC.


Is information retrieved from Discus considered to be Internet source material?
No. The Internet is merely the delivery method for Discus resources. The Discus collection of online databases is produced by reputable publishers, has authoritative and age-appropriate content, and is organized and updated regularly.

Public libraries may choose to use of a customizable "Dear Teacher" letter to explain the relationship of Discus sources to the Internet.