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For instructions or questions about these databases, please contact the library reference staff at (281) 554-1101. 

eBook Collection

General Information, Newspapers and Journals

Academic Search Complete Academic Search Complete - Full-text database of periodicals and peer-reviewed journals in a wide variety of subject areas
Directory of Open Access Journals Directory of Open Access Journals - Indexed, abstracted and free full text access to selected international scholarly journals in many subject areas
Ebrary/e-Libro - Includes over 70,000 titles from more than 500 publishers, 95% from Latin America and Spain. e-Libro Premium also includes Open Access titles for seamless access to scholarly works. Books for the collection are selected for both research and instructional value from leading commercial, academic and university press publishers from Spain and all countries in Latin America. The full range of academic topics is covered in the collection, as well as more general reference works
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 fdo-Professional.png Foundation Directory Online Professional - Offers a foundation search tool to find sources for grant opportunities.
 logo_GTIO.gif Foundation Grants to Individuals Online - Provides students, artists, researches and more a one-stop search for scholarships, fellowships, and awards.
Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia Funk and Wagnall's New Encyclopedia - 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas
MasterFILE Premier MasterFILE Premier - More than 1,700 general reference, business, health and education resources
Newspaper Source Newspaper Source - Cover-to-cover full text of 28 national (U.S.) and international newspapers
 ProQuest Search ProQuest Database Search - Search across all ProQuest Databases that the library subscribes to
 (Access from inside the library only)
TOPICsearch TOPICsearch - A current events database that contains full text for over 105,000 articles from 1,622 diverse sources
Transparent Language
Transparent Language - Unlimited access to more than 100 online language courses, including ESL, packed with pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing and vocabulary-building lessons
Gale Virtual Reference Library Virtual Reference Library - Reference sources on the topics of history, religion, science, and literature

History and Genealogy

American Indian Histories and Cultures
American Indian Histories and Cultures -- Manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers right up to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century
(Access from inside the library only)
American West American West -- Rich resources for the study of the American West, Texas, Mexico and the South
(Access from inside the library only)
Handbook of Texas Online Handbook of Texas Online - Explore Texas with articles on people, places, and events
HeritageQuest HeritageQuest Online - Database for people tracing the family tree
Texas Digital Sanborn Maps Texas Digital Sanborn Maps - Historical maps for historians, geographers, and genealogists
(Access from inside the library only)

Do-it-Yourself and Self Help

Chilton's Chilton's - Automotive repair information for do-it-yourself (DIY) people
Hobbies and Crafts Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center - Full text from more than 1,500 leading hobby books and craft magazines
Home Improvement Reference Center Home Improvement Reference Center - Covers a range of home improvement and repair projects and features full-text content from leading magazines, images not found anywhere else online
Job & Career Accelerator Job & Career Accelerator - Guides any job seeker through the most effective career selection and job search possible
Learning Express Learning Express - Practice exams for passing the GED, ASVAB, U.S. Postal Exams, and SAT
Small Engine Repair Reference Center Small Engine Repair Center - Provides repair guides for small engines and routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly)
  Vocation and Career Collection - Full-text coverage for more than 340 trade and industry related periodicals

Literature, Literary Research and Literary Figures

Contemporary Literary Criticism Contemporary Literary Criticism - Full text critical essays on over 800 contemporary authors and their works
  Essay and General Literature Index - Cites records in collections of essays and works dating back to 1985

Gale Literary Sources - Literature Resource Center along with Twayne's Authors Online and Scribner Writers Series have been integrated into Artemis Literary Sources, enabling researchers, faculty and students to search across the largest corpus of literary criticism, original works, biographies, reviews, work overviews and so much more in order to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways. 
Literary Databases Literary Databases - Search Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism and the Dictionary of Literary Biography simultaneously
Literary Reference Center Literary Reference Center - Information on thousands of authors and their works
Literature Criticism Online
Literature Criticism Online - Brings together 10 acclaimed multidisciplinary series representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres
Literature Resource Center Literature Resource Center - Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of noted authors
  Play Index - Covers 31,000 plays dating back to 1949
Scribner Writers Online Scribner Writers Series - A comprehensive list of all writers covered in the Scribner Writers Series
  Short Story Index - Indexes more than 117,000 stories from more than 4,2000 collections and anthologies
Twayne's Authors Online Twayne's Authors Series - Literary critical interpretation of approximately 600 authors, along with the content of 600 books taken from the series United State Authors, World Authors and English Authors. Content is cross-searchable with Literature Resource Center and available in eBook format in the Gale Virtual Reference Library
20th Century American Poetry

Twentieth-Century American Poetry - Online access to great modernAmerican poetry
(Access from inside the library only)



Biography in Context Biography in Context - Narrative biographies, thumbnail sketches, and magazine articles with factual information on people throughout history
Contemporary Authors Contemporary Authors - Biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 125,000 U.S. and international authors

Help for Students

Explora for Elementary/Primary - Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research

Explora for High School - SSimple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research
Explora for Public Libraries
Explora for Public Libraries - Provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books
Mas Ultra Mas Ultra - School Edition - Full text for more than 500 popular high school magazines
Middle Search Plus Middle Search Plus - Full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines
Primary Search Primary Search - Full text for nearly 70 popular elementary school magazines
Texas Reference Center Texas Reference Center - A school/public library database containing full text periodicals, full text reference books, several Texas newspapers, and more
World Book Discover World Book Discover - Reference tool for advanced researchers and information seekers

Worldbook Early World of Learning World Book Early World of Learning - Resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades with critical early childhood themes and language skills

World Book for Kids World Book Online for Kids - Easy-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools and activities

World Book Infofinder World Book Online Info Finder - Content and features designed for school-aged patrons' homework and research needs

World Book Reference Center World Book Online Reference Center - Reference tool for advanced researchers and information seekers


Health and Medicine

  AHFS Consumer Medication Information - A trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information.
 alt HealthWatch Alt HealthWatch - Full text articles for 180 international and often peer-reviewed journals and reports concerning complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness

BioMed Central Open Access Journals - Free access to selected medical journals
Health and Reference Center Academic Health Reference Center Academic - Citations and full text of nursing and allied health journals, some with images, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources
Health Source Consumer Edition Health Source: Consumer Edition - Full text from more than 130 consumer health magazines
EBSCO Health Source Nursing Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition - Full text of 550 scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines
Medline Medline - Citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals concerning medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, etc.
Natural and Alternative Treatments Natural and Alternative Treatments - Medical conditions and their conventional and natural treatments
(Access from inside the library only)

Science and Technology

Computer Source - Nearly 300 full text journals and magazines covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software

Information Science and Technology Abstracts - Citations from nearly 450 journals and other publications concerning classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, search engines, printed and electronic information sources, the information industry, scholarly communication and electronic publishing

Public Library of Science - Free access to selected scientific and medical literature

Science and Technology Collection - 800 full text journals plus citations and abstracts for more than 1,700 publications. Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, marine sciences and materials science
Science in Context Science in Context - Continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience
Science Online
Science Online (Facts on File) -  Science database that includes complete texts of books and periodicals

SciTech Premium Collection
SciTech Premium Collection - Includes the Natural Science Collection and the Technology Collection and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. For those researchers who need to conduct comprehensive literature reviews, this database includes specialized, editorial-controlled A&I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical to the discipline
(Access from inside the library only)

Psychology and Religion

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection - A database concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods
Regional Business News Religion and Philosophy Collection - More than 300 full text journals covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy

Government, Law and Lawmaking

Federal Digital System - Access official information from all three branches of the United States government

Legal Collection - Full text for more than 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals

Legal Information Reference Center
Legal Information Reference Center - Offers everyday users the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. With the Legal Forms by U.S. State feature, users can search state-specific legal forms by top subject areas including adoption, bankruptcy, name changes and more

Military and Government Collection - Cover-to-cover full text of nearly 300 journals and periodicals plus citations and abstracts for more than 400 titles

  Texas Legal Forms - A wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.

Thomas - Legislative information provided by the Library of Congress


AtoZ Databases  AtoZdatabases - A job search, reference and mailing list database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals and more

Business Abstracts with Full Text - Full-text articles from hundreds of key publications
Business Source Complete Business Source Complete - Full text plus citations for over 1,200 journals dating back to 1886
Regional Business News Regional Business News - Full text coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States
Small Business Reference Center Small Business Reference Center - Contains more than 450 full-text reference books and nearly 400 full-text periodicals that provide detailed "how-to" instructions to address small business topics

Thomas Register - Directory of industrial products and services


Educational Administration Abstracts
Educational Administration Abstracts - Includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research and other areas of key relevance to the discipline
ERIC ERIC - A database containing more than 1,194,000 records and links to more than 100,000 full-text documents from ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center
Professional Development Collection Professional Development Collection - Includes full text for nearly 520 high quality education journals
Teacher Reference Center Teacher Reference Center - Indexing and abstracting for 280 peer-reviewed journals
 Teaching Books Teaching Books - An easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. It includes thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K-12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.

Books and Bibliography

BiblioBoard Biblioboard - In this digital eBook collection, you can enjoy great reads from local authors. Check out mysteries, alluring romances, reflective memoirs, local histories, fun children's books and so much more in "Indie Texas." Start reading today to find your next favorite book. If you are a Texas author and would like to see your book here, scroll down to the SELF-e button and following the instructions
  Book Review Digest Plus - Book reviews dating back to 1983

Discovery Texas - Search multiple databases concurrently as well as catalogs of many other Texas public libraries
(Access from inside the library only)
  EBSCO eBook Collection - A collection of electronic books in a wide variety of subjects
NoveList NoveList - Find the perfect to read
Overdrive Overdrive - Downloadable electronic books, audiobooks and movies
SELF-e SELF-e - a discovery platform designed to expose local and independent authors' eBook(s) to more readers via the public library -- locally or nationwide. This free service is available to all independent authors. Distribution via the SELF-e platform is royalty-free, and the license signed is non-exclusive.
TumbleBook Library TumbleBook Library - Children's audiobooks online
WorldCat - Database of millions of bibliographic records from thousands of libraries
(Access from inside the library only)


Agricola Agricola - More than 2.5 million bibliographic records from the National Agriculture Library dating back to 1970
Bibliography of Native North Americans Bibliography of Native North Americans - Database of more than 110,000 citations of books, essays, journal articles and government documents of the United States and Canada
Family Studies Abstracts
Family Studies Abstracts - Includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research and other areas of key relevance to the discipline
GreenFILE GreenFILE - Abstracts and citations concerning the environment and ecology
  Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts - A leading database in the areas of information science
Race Relations Abstracts
Race Relations Abstracts - Provides a sole focus on content relating specifically to the relationship between races. It is a rich source of bibliographic records covering fundamental areas relevant to race relations. Specific areas covered include ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline, as listed. 
  Serials Directory - The most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials