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AHFS Consumer Medication Information - A trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information.

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.

Academic Search Complete - Full-text database of periodicals and peer-reviewed journals in a wide variety of subject areas.

Agricola - More than 2.5 million bibliographic records from the National Agriculture Library dating back to 1970.

Alt HealthWatch - Full text articles for 180 international and often peer-reviewed journals and reports concerning complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness.

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 to the SELF-e button and follow the instructions.

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.

Biography in Context - Narrative biographies, thumbnail sketches, and magazine articles with factual information on people throughout history.

Book Review Digest Plus - Book reviews dating back to 1983.

Business Abstracts with Full Text - Full-text articles from hundreds of key publications.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Reference Center - More than 240 full-text database covering all aspects of business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), including risk evaluation, emergency preparedness and crisis communications.  

Business Source Complete - Full-text plus citations for over 1,200 journals dating back to 1886.

Chilton's - Automotive repair information for do-it-yourself (DIY) people.

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

Consumer Health Complete - A resource that supports the information needs of patients and fosters and overall understanding of health-related topics, such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and dietetics.

Credo Reference - The ultimate general reference resource for covering over 100 topics for any researchers at any level. 

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 are covered in the collection, as well as more general reference works (Access from inside the library only).

EBSCO eBook Collection - A collection of electronic books in a wide variety of subjects.

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.

Enhanced Business Search Interface - Full-text plus citations for over 1,200 journals dating back to 1886. 

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.

Essay and General Literature Index - Cites records in collections of essays and works dating back to 1985.

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 - Simple 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 - Provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books. 

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.

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

Funk and Wagnall's New Encyclopedia - 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

GreenFILE - Abstracts and citations concerning the environment and ecology.

Handbook of Texas Online - Explore Texas with articles on people, places and events.

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 - Full-text from more than 130 consumer health magazines.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition - Full-text of 550 scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

HeritageQuest Online - Database for people tracing the family tree.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center - Full-text from more than 1,500 leading hobby books and craft magazines.

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.

Humanities Full Text - Includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama and poetry.

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.

Job & Career Accelerator - Guides any job seeker through the most effective career selection and job search possible.

LearningExpress Library - Practice exams for passing the GED, ASVAB, U.S. Postal Exams, and SAT.

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

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. 

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts - A leading database in the areas of information science.

Literary Reference Center - Information on thousands of authors and their works.

MAS Complete - Full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books covering various subjects, such as history, sports, art, music and biographies. 

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. 

MEDLINE - Citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals concerning medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, etc.

Middle Search Plus - Full-text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines.

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

Natural and Alternative Treatments - Medical conditions and their conventional and natural treatments (Access from inside the library only).

Newspaper Source Plus - Provides full-text digital collection of the world's major news content. 

Novelist Plus  - Find the perfect book to read.

Novelist K-8 Plus - Find the perfect book to read for younger readers. 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context - A premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. 

Overdrive - Downloadable electronic books, audiobooks and movies.

Play Index - Covers 31,000 plays dating back to 1949.

Primary Search - Full-text for nearly 70 popular elementary school magazines.

Professional Development Collection - Includes full-text for nearly 520 high quality education journals.

ProQuest Database Search - Search across all ProQuest Databases that the library subscribes to (Access from inside the library only). 

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

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.

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.  

Regional Business News - Full text coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

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.

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 - 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 database that includes complete texts of books and periodicals.

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).

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.

Serials Directory - The most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials.

Short Story Index - Index more than 117,000 stories from more than 4,2000 collections and anthologies.

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.

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).

Sustainability Reference Center - Provides full-text collection of content relevant to many integral areas of sustainability initiative management. 

Teacher Reference Center - Indexing and abstracting for 280 peer-reviewed journals.

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.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps - Historical maps for historians, geographers, and genealogists (Access from inside the library only).

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.

Texas Reference Center - A school/public library database containing full-text periodicals, full-text reference books, several Texas newspapers, and more.

Thomas - Legislative information provided by the Library of Congress.

Thomas Register - Directory of industrial products and services.

TOPICsearch - A current events database that contains full-text for over 105,000 articles from 1,622 diverse sources.

Transparent Language - Unlimited access to more than 100 online language courses, including ESL, packed with pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing and vocabulary-building lessons.

TumbleBook Library - Children's audiobooks online.

Twentieth-Century American Poetry - Online access to great American poetry (Contact the Adult Services desk for a login and password).              

Virtual Reference Library - Reference sources on the topics of history, religion, science, and literature.

Vocation and Career Collection - Full-text coverage for more than 340 trade and industry related periodicals.

World Book Advanced - Powerful reference tool that includes full encyclopedic and multimedia databases for high school students and adults. 

World Book Discover - Reference tool for advanced researchers and information seekers.

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 Kids - Easy-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools and activities.

World Book Student  - Content and features designed for school-aged patrons' homework and research needs.

World Book Timelines - Interactive, and customizable timelines of important events throughout history.

WorldCat - Database of millions of bibliographic records from thousands of libraries (Access from inside the library only).