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Library Electronic Resources (alphabetical listing)

ALPHABETICAL LISTINGS: 1-100 _ A _ B _ C _ D _ E _ F _ G _ H _ I _ J _ K _ L _ M _ N _ O _ P _ Q _ R _ S _ T _ U _ V _ W _ X _ Y _ Z

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20th Century American Poetry: A collection of 50,000 poems from over 300 poets.  Access through the Library catalog: (see below).

20th Century English Poetry: A collection of poetry by 283 poets. Access through the Library catalog: (see below).

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Academic Search Complete: Comprehensive, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database, with more than 7,000 full-text periodicals. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

African-American History Online: Thousands of cross-referenced entries, covering the entire spectrum of African-American history over the past 500 years. Click on the title to access this resource.

American Indian Histories and Culture:  Archival collection on American Indian history, including manuscripts, artworks, speeches , maps, photographs, rare printed books and American Indian newspapers.

The American West:  Tales of frontier life, Pioneers, Wild West shows, the Gold Rush, vigilantes and outlaws, including
manuscripts, trade cards, wanted posters, photographs, rare printed works, correspondence and artworks.

AGRICOLA: Citations of journal articles, theses, audiovisual materials and reports from Library of Agriculture. Click on the title to access this resource.  Log in with your Library card ID.

Alt Health Watch: Complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

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Bibliography of Native North Americans: Citations of resources covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

Book Review Digest Plus: Full text book reviews, review citations and generous excerpts on a wide range of topics. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

Britannica Image Quest: Access more than two million images that are rights-cleared for educational use by students, teachers & schools. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

Business Abstracts with Full Text: Full text articles from business magazines and scholarly journals, abstracts, charts and graphical materials. Click on the title to access this resource.  Log in with your Library card ID.

Business Source Complete: Business videos, company and industry profiles, market research reports. Click on the title to access this resource.  Log in with your Library card ID.

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Chilton Library: Detailed auto repair information, service and recall notices for your make and model. Click on the title to access this resource.

Computer Source: The latest information and current trends in high technology. Click on the title to access this resource.  Log in with your Library card ID.

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Directory of Open Access Journals: Indexing, abstracting, and free full text access for selected international scholarly journals in many subject areas. Click on the title to access this resource.

Driving-Tests.org: Practice tests and handbooks for Texas Learner's Permits, Motorcycle Permits and Commercial Drivers License. Click on the title to access this resource.

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Ebsco eBooks:  A rich collection of ebooks covering a variety of topics that you can read on a computer or transfer to a variety of devices. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID. You can browse by topic if you click on the Ebooks link at the top of this page.

Education Administration Abstracts: Bibliographic records covering areas related to educational leadership, management, research and more.

Encyclopedia Britannica: Latest information on a world of topics; includes a children's version. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

ERIC: The Education Resource Information Center. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

Essay & General Literature Index: Citations of records contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain. Click on the title to access this resource.  Log in with your Library card ID.

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Family Studies Abstracts: Bibliographic records of family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy.

FirstSearch: Contains all the records cataloged by OCLC member libraries worldwide.  Access through the Library catalog (see below).

Freading: A collection of over 22,000 fiction and nonfiction ebooks that you can download to your computer and a variety of ereaders and mobile devices. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID and password.

Freegal Music: Download 3 MP3 songs per week to your computer or mobile app, transfer to a device or burn CDs. Stream 3 hours of music per day! Log in with your Library card ID and password.

Fuente Académica Premier: Revistas de América Latina, Portugal y España, para la ciencia, historia, derecho, literatura, religión y mucho más. Haga clic en el título para acceder a este recurso. Inicia sesión con tu ID de tarjeta de la biblioteca.

Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia: Over 25,000 entries covering a variety of subjects. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

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Gale Courses: Online instructor-led classes in career and personal development, technology and web design, health, teaching, photography & more. Click on the title to view the catalog of courses.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: A collection of reference ebooks that includes literature, history, science, law, business, medicine and more, that you can browse and read on your computer. Click on the title to access this resource.

GreenFILE: Scholarly, government and general interest titles on all aspects of human impact on the environment. Click on the title to access this resource.  Log in with your Library card ID.

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Health Reference Center Academic: Full text articles from nursing and allied health journals. Click on the title to access this resource.

Health Source--Consumer Edition: Information on medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

Health Source--Nursing/Academic Edition: Scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, plus drug guide. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

HeritageQuest Online: A collection of digitized material that puts family research in an historical, social and cultural context. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center: Get information and ideas for arts & crafts, home & garden, needlework, recreation, performing arts, kids' crafts and more. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

Home Improvement Reference Center: Detailed information and instructions to maintain, repair, remodel and decorate your home. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

Humanities Full Text: Full text articles on art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, religion & more.Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

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InstantFlix: Powered by IndieFlix: Stream international award-winning films, shorts, web series, classic TV shows, documentaries and more! Select the title to set up your free account.

 

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Job & Career Accelerator: Occupational profiles, job listings, professional resumes and cover letters and organizing your career plan. Click on the title to access this resource.

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Kids Search: An easy-to-use research tool for Grades K-8. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

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Learning Express Library: Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want at school. Click on the title to access this resource.

Legal Collection: Full text source for current issues and trends of the legal world. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

Legal Information Resource Center: Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, this valuable resource contains hundreds of publications and thousands of multi-state forms to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. 

Library , Information Science & Technology Abstracts: Indexed resources covering librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval and information management. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

Literary Reference Center: Plot summaries, literary criticisms, author biographies, book reviews, poems, short stories & classic novels. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

Literature Resources from Gale: Literature criticism, biographies, work and topic overviews, reviews, and full text of many literary works—all searchable at the same time and returned in lists organized according to your research needs. Click on the title to access this resource.

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Mango Languages: Learn any of 72 languages using fun, easy, conversational language courses. Also includes a variety of ESL courses. From home, download the free Mango Languages App to your mobile device.  Choose "Learn for free through your library" to set up your account.  

MAS Ultra School Edition: Full text for over 500 high school magazines, image collection, reference books. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

MasterFILE Premier: Full-text publications, primary source documents and images covering a wide variety of general interest subjects. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

MedicLatina: Una colección única de revistas de investigación médica de América Latina y editores españoles. Haga clic en el título para acceder a este recurso. Inicia sesión con tu ID de tarjeta de la biblioteca.

MEDLINE: The National Library of Medicine's authoritative guide to all aspects of health and the health care system. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

Middle Search Plus:  Full text for over 140 middle school magazines, historical essays, image collection. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

Military & Government Collection: Current news, full text articles and abstracts  pertaining to all branches of the military and government. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

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Natural & Alternative Treatments: Current information on natural health. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

Newspaper Source: Full text newspaper articles, radio and television transcripts. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

North Texas Libraries On the Go: Fiction and nonfiction audio books and ebooks, which may be downloaded to a computer and a variety of devices. Click on the title to access this resource. Check out items with your Library card ID. Over 15,000 public domain ebooks are also available at this site; you do not need a Library card to download these items.

Novelist: Subjects, reviews and annotations for thousands of fiction titles, plus author read-alikes, genre lists and more. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

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OCLC WorldCat: The world's largest library catalog--find items in libraries near you. Click on the title to access this resource.

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P4A Antiques Reference:  Everything you want to know about antiques, fine art & collectibles--pictures, descriptions & selling prices. Click on the title to access this resources. Log in with your Library card ID.

Play Index: Classic, historical and contemporary plays indexed with descriptive annotations to summarize plot and indicate musical requirements.Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

 PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science: Earth & space science including ecosystems, energy, rocks & minerals, weather and saving the Earth, geared to Grades 3-6. Click on the title to access this resource.

PowerKnowledge Life Science: Life science including animals, plants, the human body, life cycles and habitats, geared to Grades 3-6. Click on the title to access this resource.

PowerKnowledge Physical Science: Physical science including atoms & molecules, energy & matter, the periodic table, force, motion and temperature, geared to Grades 3-6. Click on the title to access this resource.

Primary Search: Full text access to more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

Professional Development Collection: Comprehensive collection of full text education journals. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection: Full text journal articles concerning psychiatry, psychology and anthropology.  Click on the title to access this resource.  Log in with your Library card ID.

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Race Relations Abstracts: Bibliographic records covering race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination and immigration.

ReferenceUSAReference USA contains data access to 44 million businesses and 273 million consumers including a white pages directory. This database updates monthly to maintain the most up to date data. 

Regional Business News: Full text for more than 50 regional business publications. Click on the title to access this resource.  Log in with your Library card ID.

Religion & Philosophy Collection: Covers world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, moral and political philosophy. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

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Salud en Español: Informes y hojas informativas en español sobre todos los aspectos de la salud del consumidor y el bienestar. Haga clic en el título para acceder a este recurso. Inicia sesión con tu ID de tarjeta de la biblioteca.

Science and Technology Collection: full text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. Click on the title to access this resource.  Log in with your Library card ID.

Science In Context: Online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

Searchasaurus:  An animated research tool with a dinosaur theme. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

Serials Directory: Bibliographic information on thousands of U.S. and international serials. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

Short Story Index: Detailed indexing for hundreds of thousands of short stories, searchable by author, title, subject, date, theme, locale and literary technique. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

Small Business Reference Center: A collection of ebooks with a wealth of practical and legal information for starting, marketing and running a small business. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

Small Engine Repair Center: Do it yourself maintenance and repair for ATVs, boats, motorcycles, personal watercraft, tractors and other small engines. Click on the title to access this resources. Log in with your Library card ID.

Student Research Center: Search interface for secondary school students. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

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Teacher Reference Center: Indexing and abstracts for popular journals for professional educators. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

Teen Health Health & Wellness: Straightforward answers to teens' questions about medicine, mental health, nutrition, guidance, and career counseling. Click on the title to access this resource. log in with your Library card ID.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps: Valuable tools for learning about the history, growth and development of Texas cities. Access through the Library catalog: (see below).

Texas Reference Center: Full text articles about Texas including current events, history and culture. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

TOPICSearch: Full text articles on current topics from diverse sources including newpapers and periodicals. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

TSHA Online: Texas State Historical Association's gateway to Texas history. Click on the title to access this resource.

TumbleBooks Library for Kids: Story books, readalongs, audio books, puzzles and games just for preschoolers and elementary school children. Click on the title to access this resource.

Tutor.com: Free online tutoring help for kindergarten through adult learners, as well as job search help, resume assistance and more. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

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Vocational & Career Collection: Full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

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The World Almanac Online: Thousands of key statistics & facts on a world of subjects, including world history, economics, U.S. facts, sports & pop culture. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

World Book eBooksResearch and general interest e-books for kindergarten through high school. Built in reader for desktop viewing or compatible with most tablets. Click on the title to access this resource.

World Vital Records: A massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, and millions of family trees. Access key collections: COMPLETE U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles; unique, exclusive local and international collections. Click on the title to access this resource. Log in with your Library card ID.

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Zinio for Libraries: Read full digital copies of your favorite magazines on your computer, tablet or mobile device. Free Zinio Reader app available. Click on the title to access Zinio.

Accessing online resources through the Library catalog:

You can access these resources by logging into our catalog with your Library card ID and password.

  • Your initial password is "userpass" and you will be asked to change it.
  • Click on Resources beside the Search box and you will see a list of categories of our online resources . You can either put a checkmark beside the category to search all, or open select specific resources. You can access the desired resource directly by clicking on the title.