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For Parents: eBooks & eReference
eBooks & eAudio with Libby
The library provides access to free, downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks through OverDrive and Libby app. All you need is a library card!
Not sure where to start? Try searching with the following subject terms:
Looking for eBooks with your child?
Try exploring the OverDrive Kids Collection or the TumbleBook Library.
eReference for Online Research
The library's website is a gateway to online reference databases that connect parents and caregivers to an almost never-ending variety of magazines, newspapers, academic journals, reference books, videos, and more!
Not sure where to start? Explore some topics below!
Books & Reading Databases
All have many results for parenting, family, and related topics.
EBSCO eBook Collection - A collection of electronic books on a wide variety of subjects.
Gale Books and Authors - Answer the age-old question, "what do I read next?" Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.
NoveList Plus - Find the perfect book to read - for yourself, your family, or your child.
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. There is a special section with resources for educators and caregivers.
TumbleBook Library - Children's audiobooks online. A way for parents and caregivers to enjoy entertaining and educational stories alongside their young children.
Genealogy & Local History
Explore your family's history.
HeritageQuest Online - Database for people tarcing the family tree. Good for family history research!
General Information, Newspapers & Journals
Discover resources from popular parenting magazines and links to blogs, podcasts, websites, and videos on the topic of parenting.
Gale General OneFile - Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research. Offers popular parenting magazines and videos.
Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines - Access the most searched magazines across Gale OneFile focusing on current events, sports, science, and health issues. Offers popular parenting magazines and videos.
MasterFILE Complete - Provides full-text articles for more than 2300 magazines and journals covering an extensive range of subject areas, such as business, health, general science and many more. Offers thousands of magazines and newspaper articles on the topic of parenting.
Newspaper Source Plus - Provides full-text digital collection of the world’s major news content. Offers thousands of newspaper articles and videos about parenting
ProQuest Database Search - Search across all ProQuest Databases that the library subscribes to. (Access from inside the library only). Offers thousands of magazine articles and information from blogs, podcasts, and websites on parenting.
TOPICsearch - A current events database that contains full text for over 105,000 articles from 1,622 diverse sources. Offers hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles as well as videos on parenting.
Government, Law, & Lawmaking
Explore family law forms and topics.
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.
Health & Medicine
Reliable research on consumer health topics.
AHFS Consumer Medication Information - A trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information.
Consumer Health Complete - A resource that supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics, such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and dietetics.
Gale Health and Wellness - Search a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices.
Gale OneFile: Psychology - Find authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology.
Health Source: Consumer Edition - Full-text from more than 130 consumer health magazines.
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.
Need to help your student with research? Check out our databases for students of all ages.
Help for Students - A collection of databases geared toward K-12 learners. All you need is your library card.