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AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCO) - 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 (EBSCO) - Full-text database of periodicals and peer-reviewed journals in a wide variety of subject areas.

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

Alt HealthWatch (EBSCO) - 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 (EBSCO) - Database of more than 110,000 citations of books, essays, journal articles and government documents of the United States and Canada.

Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson) - Book reviews dating back to 1983.

Business Abstracts with Full Text (H.W. Wilson) - Full-text articles from hundreds of key publications.

Business Insights: Global (GALE) - Compare global economies, countries, and industries with in-dept analyses on over 400,000 companies.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Reference Center (EBSCO) - 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 (EBSCO) - Full-text plus citations for over 1,200 journals dating back to 1886.

Chilton Library (GALE) - Automotive repair information for do-it-yourself (DIY) people.

Computer Source (EBSCO) - 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).

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

Educational Administration Abstracts (EBSCO) - 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 (EBSCO) - 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 (H.W. Wilson) - 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 (EBSCO) - 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.

Fold3 Library Edition - Convenient access to US military records, including the stories, images and personal documents of the men and women who served. 

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

Gale Academic OneFile - Access articles from a database of scholarly journals and other periodicals.

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.

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship - Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.

Gale eBooks - Explore the database of encyclopedias and reference sources on the topics of history, religion, science, and literature.

Gale General OneFile - Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.

Gale Health and Wellness - Search a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices.

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

Gale In Context: College-Access a wide array of multidisciplinary content by searching scholarly journals, newspapers, periodicals, images, and videos.

Gale In Context: Elementary - Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies - Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.

Gale In Context: High School - Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.

Gale In Context: Middle School - Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.

Gale In Context: Science - Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.

Gale Interactive: Science - Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.

Gale LegalForms - Access a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms and resources across the most popular legal areas.

Gale Literary Index - Search this digital master index to find coverage of authors and works in products published by Gale.

Gale Literature Resource Center - Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.

Gale Literature: LitFinder - Access literary works and authors throughout history, including full-text poems, plays, short stories, speeches, and more.

Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series - Browse original scholarly essays on authors from around the world. Places authors and their works in personal and historical context.

Gale Literature: Twayne's Author Series - Find in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers. Includes influences of literary movements.

Gale OneFile: Agriculture - Access current and authoritative periodical content covering agriculture and its related fields.

Gale OneFile: Business - Understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through leading business and trade publications. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media - Search millions of articles covering all aspects of communications, including advertising, public relations, and more.

Gale OneFile: Computer Science - Access leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries.

Gale OneFile: Contemporary Women's Issues - Find timely and historically relevant content on issues that influence women’s lives across the globe.

Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice - Comprehensive periodical content for researchers studying law, law enforcement, forensic science, terrorism, and more.

Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts - Find a variety of information from major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as key reference titles.

Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies - Access a range of periodical content to explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.

Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory - Discover content useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, and more.

Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete - Gain insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy. Best for educators, administrators, and education students.

Gale OneFile:  Health Sciences Research Collection

Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine - Find up-to-date information on a range of health care topics. Best for students, researchers, and health care professionals.

Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health - Research full-text titles cited in CINAHL and other resources to support specialized care, treatment, and patient management.

Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine - Access academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine.

Gale OneFile: Psychology - Find authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology.

Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship - Analyze business insights, tips, strategies, and success stories. Updated daily. Best for business schools and entrepreneurs.

Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies and Policy - Investigate environmental issues with diverse perspectives from the scientific community, policymakers, and corporate interests.

Gale OneFile: Fine Arts - Search millions of articles about drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. Diverse resource for serious fine arts students.

Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture - Find millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. For all horticultural enthusiasts.

Gale OneFile: Gender Studies - Discover balanced coverage of topics related to gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.

Gale OneFile: High School Edition - Search magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference on a range of topics. Best for middle- and high-school students.

Gale OneFile: Home Improvement - Search home improvement topics such as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and more.

Gale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism - Discover well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries.

Gale OneFile: Information Science - Access articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: Informe Académico - Search across full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines from and about Latin America.

Gale OneFile: Insurance and Liability - Discover information about physical and intellectual asset protection, from individuals to multinational corporations.

Gale OneFile: Leadership and Management - Search authoritative periodical content covering topics like organizational dynamics, adult learning, and more. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence - Search scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of past and present military affairs. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: News - Access major U.S. and international newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields.

Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies - Access scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture.

Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines - Access the most searched magazines across Gale OneFile focusing on current events, sports, science, and health issues.

Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy - Research the impact of religion on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: Science - Access information on the latest developments across a range of scientific disciplines. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: U.S. History - Search balanced coverage of events in U.S. history. Best for novice historians and academic researchers. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers - Research a vocation, find an appropriate institution of learning, and get assistance on job searches and maintaining a career.

Gale OneFile: War and Terrorism - Gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale.

Gale OneFile: World History - Access balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.

Gale Presents: Udemy - Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and more. Includes 10,000+ on-demand video courses in multiple languages.

Gale Product Menu - displays all Gale Databases

Gale Power Search - searches all Gale Databases

GreenFILE (EBSCO) - 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 (EBSCO) - Full-text from more than 130 consumer health magazines.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO) - 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 (H.W. Wilson) - Includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama and poetry.

Information Science and Technology Abstracts (EBSCO) - 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.

ACT and SAT Test Preparation Center Computer Skills Center
Adult Core Skills Center High School Equivalency Center
Career Center Plus PrepSTEP Academic Center
College Admissions Test Preparation Center PrepSTEP High School Center
College Center Plus Recursos para hispanohablantes
College Success Skills Center School Center

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

Legal Information Reference Center (EBSCO) - 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 (EBSCO) - A leading database in the areas of information science.

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

MAS Complete (EBSCO) - 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 (EBSCO) - 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 (EBSCO) - 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 (EBSCO) - Full-text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines.

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

National Geographic Kids - Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

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.

Newswires (EBSCO) -

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 (H.W. Wilson) - Covers 31,000 plays dating back to 1949.

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

Professional Development Collection (EBSCO) - 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).

ProQuest African American Heritage - A groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.  The collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Austin American-Statesman (1871-1980) - This archive includes back issues of the Austin American Statesman from 1971-1980.  It provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO) - A database concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

Race Relations Abstracts (EBSCO) - 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 (EBSCO) - Full text coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Religion and Philosophy Collection (EBSCO) - 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 (EBSCO) - 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).

Natural Science Collection Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database
Agricultural & Environmental Science Database Material Science & Engineering Database
Biological Science Database Military Database
Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database GeoRef
Technology Collection  

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

Short Story Index (H.W. Wilson) - 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 (EBSCO) - Provides full-text collection of content relevant to many integral areas of sustainability initiative management. 

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

Thomas Register - Directory of industrial products and services.

TOPICsearch (EBSCO) - 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 (Access from inside the library only).   

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

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

Web News (EBSCO)

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).

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (Worldbook) - Contenido de la enciclopedia World Book, varios medios de comunicación, y características interactivas en Español

Fuente Académica Premier (EBSCO)  - Texto completo de más de milcontenidos académicos en Español de más de 20 países que cubren muchas áreas deestudio académico.

Gale OneFile: Informe Académico - Search across full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines from and about Latin America.

Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica (Worldbook) - Una enciclopedia para estudiantes que hablan Español

Learning Express Recursos en español - Base de datos de aprendizaje en línea interactiva que proporciona la selección más completa de recursos académicos y orientados a la carrera.

MedicLatina (EBSCO) - Índice de materias completo y texto completo en PDF para casi 100 revistas en Español revisadas por expertos

Reference Latina (EBSCO) - Base de datos de texto completo en Español que cubre una amplia gama de temas y fuera de la academia.

Salud en Español (EBSCO) - Texto completo para casi 80 revistas de salud que cubren various temas incluyendo las ciencias médicas, ciencias de la alimentación, nutrición, cuidado de los niños, medicina del deporte, y la salud general

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Credo is an easy-to-use tool for starting research. Use this box to search hundreds of full-text reference titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

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