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Gale Virtual Reference Library
Offering Access to 8,000+ eBooks & Resources for Your Research Needs

  • Current News & Issues
    Exclusive and extensive coverage of hundreds of today's hot topics with unbiased analysis and rich related resources.

    Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia
    Offers easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for elementary and middle school students.

    World Book Online
    Offers links to all World Book products including subject heading for Early World of Learning, Kids, Info Finder, Reference Center, Timelines, and more.

    World Book Reference Center
    A multimedia reference tool with primary sources, eBooks, citation builders, and a segment on Life Skills 101 for adults and older teens.
  • p4a Antiques Reference
    Obtain data and information from over 140 U.S. auction houses to access reliable information to establish current market values on your antiques and collectibles.
  • Chilton Online Automotive Repair Manuals
    Comprehensive listing of repair manuals for automobiles searchable by model, make, and year. Contains up-to-date information with photos, illustrations, and diagrams.
  • AtoZdatabases
    Reference and marketing database providing details on every business within the U.S. Designed for job seekers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, students, marketing researchers, career counselors, and more.

    Business Abstracts with Full Text
    Full-text articles from hundreds of key publications, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, statistical rankings, and more.

    Business Source Complete
    Searchable cited references for more than 1,300 journals containing detailed author profiles for the 40,000 most-cited authors in the database. Covers all disciplines of business including marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics.

    Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Thousands of titles from over 100 publishers to access digital eBooks on a number of topics including business, biography, health, education, social sciences, and more.

    Global Road Warrior
    Your ultimate guide to the world offering information on customs, demographics, languages, food, transportation, travel essentials, and more to a number of countries.

    Morningstar
    One-stop database for receiving information on investments by providing information on companies, funds, exchange-traded funds, markets, portfolios, a help and education center, and more.

    ProCitizen
    Access a citizenship prep course with 100 instructional videos to help prepare for the citizenship process. This service is an extension of the Pronunciator database.

    Pronunciator
    Learn any of 80 languages utilizing a number of learning tools including text, audio, and video.

    Professional Development Collection
    Specialized collection of electronic information for professional educators, librarians, and education researches providing information on everything from children's health and development to cutting-edge pedagogical theory and practice.

    Regional Business News
    Provides full-text for more than 80 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications.

    Small Business Reference Center
    More than 450 full-text reference books and 400 full-text periodicals offering "how-to" instructions to address small business topics including buying and selling a business, managing employees, writing business plans, understanding legal information, and more.

    Texas Legal Forms
    Access current legal forms for Texas that can be downloaded, completed online, or printed out. Searchable by categories and includes forms for divorce, wills, bankruptcy, power of attorney, and more.
  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
    "How-to" instructions for virtually every hobby enthusiast with full-text for more than 1,500 leading hobby books and craft magazines.

    Home Improvement Reference Center
    User-friendly "how-to" information covering a range of home improvement and repair projects.

    Small Engine Reference Center
    Repair guides for small engines and routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, and more) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly).
  • African American Experience
    Developed to provide the widest range of information and topics relating to African American history and culture.

    American Indian Experience

    A digital resource that illuminates the histories and contemporary cultures of the Native peoples of North America.

    American Indian Histories and Cultures
    Offering rare and significant documents from the Edward E. Ayer Collection, one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world.

    American West
    Explore tales of frontier life, pioneers, Wild West shows, the Gold Rush, vigilantes, and outlaws from the Everett D. Graff Collection including manuscripts, photographs, diaries, journals, artworks, and more.

    Bibliography of Native North Americans
    Covers all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life including a wide range of topics such as archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, legend, governance, and literacy.

    Daily Life Through History
    Offers students and researchers with a database to discover the everyday details about past eras that make historical accounts relevant and meaningful.

    Educational Administration Abstracts
    Research database that includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration including leadership, management, research, and other key areas.

    ERIC
    Education Resource Information Center providing access to journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

    Family Studies Abstracts
    Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other key areas of relevance.

    Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Thousands of titles from over 100 publishers to access digital eBooks on a number of topics including business, biography, health, education, social sciences, and more.

    GRE Prep (ETS)
    Access information for preparing for the GRE including information on the kinds of questions asked, the structure of paper tests vs. computer tests, and the major areas of testing. You'll also find information on registration, test centers, scoring, and more.

    Latino American Experience
    Comprehensive coverage of the history and culture of Latinos - the largest, fastest growing minority group in the U.S.

    Learning Express Library 3.0
    Provides an interactive online learning platform to offer a selection of career-oriented and academic resources, job preparation, homework help, test prep, information on career changes, and more.

    Popular Culture Universe

    Authoritative database on popular culture in America, both past and present, in a package as dynamic as the topic it covers.

    Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
    Comprehensive database covering information on topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods

    Race Relations Abstracts
    Provides content relating specifically to the relationship between races including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance.

    World Book Online
    Offers links to all World Book products including subject heading for Early World of Learning, Kids, Info Finder, Reference Center, Timelines, and more.

    World Book Reference Center
    A multimedia reference tool with primary sources, eBooks, citation builders, and a segment on Life Skills 101 for adults and older teens.

    World Book Timelines
    Offers and interactive database, primarily for youth in grades K-12, and offering more than 12,000 events. Utilize this resource to build your own timelines for school research projects, family histories, and so much more.
  • AtoZdatabases
    Reference and marketing database providing details on every business within the U.S. Designed for job seekers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, students, marketing researchers, career counselors, and more.

    Cypress Resume
    Online resume builder guiding you through the process of creating resumes in three quick steps.

    Job & Career Accelerator 3.0
    Career and job search tool assisting job seekers on creating resumes, finding a job, mastering interviewing skills, and more.

    Learning Express Library 3.0
    Provides an interactive online learning platform offering a selection of career-oriented and academic resources, job preparation, homework help, test prep, information on career changes, and more.

    Vocational & Career Collection
    Full-text coverage for more than 340 trade and industry related periodicals including "American Machinist," "Modern Machine Shop," "Pediatric Nursing," "Wireless Week," "Hotel & Motel Management," and more.
  • AncestryPlus
    For Use Inside Library Only: One of the leading genealogical databases to work towards tracing your family history.

    Biography in Context
    Authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers.

    HeritageQuest Online
    Containing American genealogical sources dating back to the 1700s including six core data sets including the "U.S. Federal Censuses," "Genealogy and Local History Books," "Periodical Source Index (PERSI)," "Revolutionary War Records," "Freedman's Bank Records," and"The LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set."

    Historical Newspapers - New York Times & Wall Street Journal (ProQuest)
    Search newspapers including the New York Times from 1851-2011 and the Wall Street Journal from 1889-1997 across a number of areas including business, genealogy, history, news, and student resources.

    Historical Newspapers - Dallas Morning News (Newsbank)
    Search newspapers from the Dallas Morning News covering Texas history for use across a number of subjects and areas including business, history, news, genealogy resources, and more.
  • Alt HealthWatch
    Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness with full-text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports.

    Health Reference Center - Academic
    Designed for students, consumer health researchers, and health care professionals that integrates tens of millions of articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, magazines, newsletters, and consumer health information sources.

    Health Source - Consumer Edition
    Provides access to nearly 80 full-text consumer health magazines including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Vegetarian Times, and more.

    Health Source: Nursing/Academic
    Provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medial disciplines with an emphasis on nursing and allied health.

    MEDLINE
    Providing authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more.

    Natural & Alternative Treatments
    Complementary and alternative medicine database designed for the consumer health researcher. Updated weekly to offer current information to satisfy the growing demand for accurate, unbiased information on natural health.
  • African American Experience
    Developed to provide the widest range of information and topics relating to African American history and culture.

    American Indian Histories and Cultures
    Offering rare and significant documents from the Edward E. Ayer Collection, one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world.

    American West
    Explore tales of frontier life, pioneers, Wild West shows, the Gold Rush, vigilantes, and outlaws from the Everett D. Graff Collection including manuscripts, photographs, diaries, journals, artworks, and more.

    AtoZmaps Online
    Discover a wealth of information from the world's most useful online map database providing access to world maps, continent maps, country maps, U.S. state maps and more.

    Biography in Context
    Authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers.

    Current News & Issues
    Provides exclusive, extensive coverage of hundreds of today's hot topics with unbiased analysis and rich related resources.

    Daily Life through History
    Offers students and researchers with a database to discover the everyday details about past eras.

    Elementary School Research
    Containing full-text for dozens of the most popular children's magazines to help elementary school libraries. Students can learn about a variety of topics including endangered species, space exploration, famous musicians, and more.

    Explora Educator's Edition
    Access a wealth of instructional materials for teachers including lesson plans for various subject areas, curriculum standards for states, STEM instruction, STEAM instruction, student tools, and more.

    Explora Primary Schools
    Search for materials to assist with your students in grade school subject areas, or browse categories including animals, biographies, geography, language arts, math, and more.

    Explora Public Libraries
    Designed for all ages, access a wealth of information through self-guided searches, or browsing through topics including arts & literature, health, science and math, culture events, and more.

    Explora Secondary Schools
    Students in secondary schools may access a portal with appropriate content on a number of areas including business and government, current issues, history, science and math, and more, with the ability to perform searches.

    Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia
    Provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for elementary and middle school students.

    Gale Science in Context
    Providing information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics by integrating authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos.

    Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Thousands of titles from over 100 publishers to access digital eBooks on a number of topics including business, biography, health, education, social sciences, and more.

    Global Road Warrior
    Your ultimate guide to the world offering information on customs, demographics, languages, food, transportation, travel essentials, and more to a number of countries.

    Issues & Controversies
    Comprehensive look into critical issues we face today including topics on politics, business, government, crime, law, energy, education, health, family, science, foreign policy, race, rights, society, and culture.

    Latino American Experience
    Informative database dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos - the largest, fastest growing minority group in the U.S.

    Learning Express Library 3.0
    Provides an interactive online learning platform to offer a selection of career-oriented and academic resources, job preparation, homework help, test prep, information on career changes, and more.

    Literary Sources: Artemis
    Offers the ability to search across the largest corpus of literary criticism, original works, biographies, reviews, work overviews, and more to discover and analyze content with tools for students, faculty, and researchers.

    Middle School Search Plus
    Contains full-text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines that are assigned a reading level indicator that includes a dictionary.

    Opposing Viewpoints
    Offers full-text resources covering today's hottest social issues from terrorism to endangered species to provide background information and coverage of both the pros and cons side of the issue.

    Popular Culture Universe
    Authoritative database on popular culture in America, both past and present, in a package as dynamic as the topic it covers.

    Pronunciator
    Learn any of 80 languages utilizing a number of learning tools including text, audio, and video.

    TOPICSearch
    Current events database allowing researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.

    West Texas Digital Archives
    Digital repository project of the Abilene Library Consortium containing photographs, newspapers, yearbooks, letters, oral histories, periodicals, manuscripts, journals, documents, maps, audio files, and more.

    World Book InfoFinder
    Reference materials for elementary and middle school aged youth looking for extra help with their assignments and other interests. Includes a wealth of tools to utilize.

    World Book for Kids
    Offers a reference website designed for young students in grades K-5. Optimized for the iPad and includes photos, videos, games, a dictionary, and additional activities suitable for learning.

    World Book Timelines
    Offers and interactive database, primarily for youth in grades K-12, and offering more than 12,000 events. Utilize this resource to build your own timelines for school research projects, family histories, and so much more.

    World News Digest

    A weekly digest of contemporary news around the world to access information and analysis on events and issues.
  • AtoZdatabases
    Reference and marketing database providing details on every business within the U.S. Designed for job seekers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, students, marketing researchers, career counselors, and more.

    Morningstar
    One-stop database for receiving information on investments by providing information on companies, funds, exchange-traded funds, markets, portfolios, a help and education center, and more.
  • ProCitizen
    Access a citizenship prep course with 100 instructional videos to help prepare for the citizenship process. This service is an extension of the Pronunciator database.

    Pronunciator
    Learn any of 80 languages utilizing a number of learning tools including text, audio, and video.
  • Legal Collection
    Contains full-text for more than 300 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals to make it an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts, and trends in the legal world.

    Texas Legal Forms
    Access current legal forms for Texas that can be downloaded, completed online, or printed out. Searchable by categories and includes forms for divorce, wills, bankruptcy, power of attorney, and more.
  • Book Review Digest Plus
    Offers book reviews on subjects such as art, biography, business, education, general interest, history, humanities, literature, music, and more with coverage back to 1983.

    Directory of Open Access Journals
    Provides indexing, abstracting, and free full-text access for selected international scholarly journals in many subjects including agriculture, food science, biology, chemistry, languages, science, and more.

    Information Science & Technology Abstracts
    Leading database in the areas of information science including classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and much more.

    NovelistPlus
    Provides reviews, recommended reads, and book discussion guides for fiction and nonfiction titles.

    NovelistPlus K-8
    A fiction database designed for children in grades K-8 and offering information on literature for youth.

    Serials Directory
    Provides access to the most up-to-date bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. Contains nearly 250,000 U.S. and international titles.

    Texas Legal Forms
    Access current legal forms for Texas that can be downloaded, completed online, or printed out. Searchable by categories and includes forms for divorce, wills, bankruptcy, power of attorney, and more.

    World Cat
    World's most comprehensive bibliography, with more than 86 million records and nearly 1.2 billion holdings representing collections of more than 10,000 libraries.

    West Texas Digital Archives
    Digital repository project of the Abilene Library Consortium containing photographs, newspapers, yearbooks, letters, oral histories, periodicals, manuscripts, journals, documents, maps, audio files, and more.

    World Book Online
    Offers links to all World Book products including subject heading for Early World of Learning, Kids, Info Finder, Reference Center, Timelines, and more.

    World Book Reference Center
    A multimedia reference tool with primary sources, eBooks, citation builders, and a segment on Life Skills 101 for adults and older teens.
  • 20th Century Poetry
    Includes the American poetry database of 50,000 poems from 750 volumes and over 300 poets, as well as the British collection of more than 600 volumes of poetry by 283 poets from 1900 to the present-day.

    Biography in Context
    Authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers.

    Book Review Digest Plus
    Offers excerpts and full-text reviews on a wide range of topics from a variety of sources including newspapers, popular magazines, and more.

    Contemporary Literary Criticism
    An extensive collection of thousands of critical essays on contemporary authors including biographical and critical introductions, list of principal works, critical essays, and more.

    Drama Criticism
    Database intended for beginning students of literature and theater as well as the average playgoer to locate criticism on a specific play in question

    Ebsco Online eBooks
    Offers more than 27,000 eBooks available for browsing, searching, and virtual checkout that includes titles from the world's leading business, technology, trade, reference, academic, and scholarly publishers.

    Essay and General Literature Index
    Cites records in collections of essays and works published in the U.S., Great Britain, and Canada dating back to 1985 and spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences.

    Gale Literature Databases
    Current and comprehensive literature database providing critical, biographical, and contextual content from scholarly journals and literary magazines combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, and more.

    Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Thousands of titles from over 100 publishers to access digital eBooks on a number of topics including business, biography, health, education, social sciences, and more.

    Humanities Full Text
    Includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama and poetry in all fields of the humanities from art, classical studies, and film to journalism and more.

    Literary Reference Center
    Information on thousands of authors and their works through an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries, poems, short stories, author interviews, and more.

    Literary Sources: Artemis
    Offers the ability to search across the largest corpus of literary criticism, original works, biographies, reviews, work overviews, and more to discover and analyze content with tools for students, faculty, and researchers.

    Litfinder
    Covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content including 140,000 full-text poems, 800,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays, and more.

    Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism
    More than 200 volumes providing full-text or excerpted criticism reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers, and scholarly journals. Currently covers nearly 600 authors.

    NovelistPlus
    Provides reviews, recommended reads, and book discussion guides for fiction and nonfiction titles.

    NovelistPlus K-8
    A fiction database designed with children in grades K-8 in mind to offer information on literature for youth.

    Play Index
    Covers over 31,000 classical and historical plays dating from 1949, including one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from famous playwrights.

    Poetry Criticism
    Covering more than 500 authors, this database provides an introductory biographical essay, primary bibliography, a selection of full-text or excerpted criticisms reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers, scholarly journals, and more.

    Short Story Criticism
    Provides criticisms from nearly 150 volumes in this popular series to provide biographical information, full-text or excerpted critical essays and more reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers, and scholarly journals.

    Short Story Index
    Contains information on short stories by author or genre, and provides detailed indexing for more than 117,000 stories from more than 4,200 collections and anthologies.

    TeachingBooks.net
    Easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Includes thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment.

    Twentieth Century Literary Criticism
    Authoritative criticism on more than 1,000 worldwide authors containing full-text or excerpted criticism reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers, and scholarly journals and covering nearly 1,200 authors.

    World Cat
    World's most comprehensive bibliography, with more than 86 million records and nearly 1.2 billion holdings representing collections of more than 10,000 libraries.
  • Academic Search Complete
    Scholarly collection offering full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic study including animal science, astronomy, biology, general science, law, math, music, psychology, women's studies, and many other fields.

    Agricola
    Bibliographic records from the. U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library containing more than 4.8 million citations comprised of journal articles, book chapters, monographs, theses, patents, software, reports, and more related to agriculture.

    Bibliography of Native North Americans
    Covers all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life including a wide range of topics such as archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, legend, governance, and literacy.

    Elementary School Research
    Containing full-text for dozens of of the most popular children's magazines to help elementary school libraries. Students can learn about a variety of topics including endangered species, space exploration, famous musicians, and more.

    Index to Texas Magazines and Journals
    Created in 1986 by library staff from the Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria library staff to offer coverage of major statewide magazines and Texas documents on broad state interests.

    General OneFile
    General interest periodical resource providing periodical and news information including more than 12,000 titles in all with nearly 30 years of coverage. Content includes travel guides, NPR programs, newspapers, magazines, and more.

    MasterFILE Premier
    Designed for public libraries containing full-text articles for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, and more from more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an image collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.

    Middle School Search Plus
    Contains full-text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines that are assigned a reading level indicator that includes a dictionary.

    Military and Government Collection
    Offering current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government through a thorough collection of periodicals, journals, and more.
  • Historical Newspapers - Dallas Morning News (Newsbank)
    Search newspapers from the Dallas Morning News covering Texas history for use across a number of subjects and areas including business, history, news, genealogy resources, and more.

    Historical Newspapers - New York Times & Wall Street Journal (ProQuest)
    Search newspapers including the New York Times from 1851-2011 and the Wall Street Journal from 1889-1997 across a number of areas including business, genealogy, history, news, and student resources.

    NewspaperSource
    Cover-to-cover full-text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times; plus full-text TV & radio news transcripts from CBS News, CNN, NPR, and more.
  • Computer Source
    Contains nearly 300 full-text journals and magazines covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software.

    Gale Science in Context
    Providing information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics by integrating authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos.

    Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Thousands of titles from over 100 publishers to access digital eBooks on a number of topics including business, biography, health, education, social sciences, and more.

    Information Science & Technology Abstracts
    Provides access to journal articles, books, research reports, and conference proceedings to provide an ongoing comprehensive coverage of the most important periodicals in the field.

    Science & Technology Collection
    Contains more than 820 leading full-text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community on topics including aeronautics, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, marine science, and more.
  • AtoZdatabases en Espanol (Spanish)
    Reference and marketing database providing details on every business and every household within the U.S. designed for job seekers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, students, marketing researchers, career counselors, and more.

    Ebscohost Espanol (Spanish)
    (Interfaz en espanol contraduccion de los articulos) Base de datos sobre muchos temas - incluye texto completo. Los articulos estan traducidos por un programa de la computadora del ingles.

    Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (Spanish)
    A beginner's Spanish language reference tool primarily for kids; however users can go back and forth between Spanish & English. Sections includes those on people, plants and animals, art, sports and pastimes, science and mathematics, and much more.

    Fuente Academica Premier (Spanish)
    Collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. It is an indispensable tool for exceptional scope designed to make academic research readily accessible.

    L'Encyclopedie Decourverte (French)
    A beginner's French language reference tool primarily for kids; however, users can go back and forth between Spanish & French. Sections includes those on people, plants and animals, art, sports and pastimes, science and mathematics, and much more.

    MAS Ultra: School Edition (Spanish)
    Designed for high school libraries containing full-text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines including America's Civil War, American Heritage, American History, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, and many more.

    MedicLatina (Spanish)
    Collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. Contains full-text articles for 130 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish covering neuroscience, cardiology, biomedicine, and more.

    Salud en Espanol (Spanish)
    Provides comprehensive evidence-based reports and fact sheets in Spanish on all aspects of consumer health and wellness covering all aspects of health including diseases, conditions, procedures, and various treatments.
  • Handbook of Texas
    Provided by the Texas State Historical Association as an encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture comprising more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topics.

    Index to Texas Magazines and Journals
    Created by librarians on the Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria library staff in 1986 to provide coverage of major statewide magazines and Texas documents of broad interests, particularly in business, education, history, and government.

    Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
    Delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in more than 12,000 U.S. towns and cities across a century of change.

    Texas Reference Center
    Designed for school and public libraries comprised of periodicals, reference books, reports, and other content relevant to the state containing 30 full-text periodicals, 100 full-text reference books, several Texas newspapers, and more.

    West Texas Digital Archives
    Search newspapers from the Dallas Morning News covering Texas history for use across a number of subjects and areas including business, history, news, genealogy resources, and more.
  • AtoZmaps Online
    Discover a wealth of information from the world's most useful online map database providing access to world maps, continent maps, country maps, U.S. state maps and more.

    Global Road Warrior
    Your ultimate guide to the world offering information on customs, demographics, languages, food, transportation, travel essentials, and more to a number of countries.

    ProCitizen
    Access a citizenship prep course with 100 instructional videos to help prepare for the citizenship process. This service is an extension of the Pronunciator database.

    Pronunciator

    Learn any of 80 languages utilizing a number of learning tools including text, audio, and video
  • Early World of Learning
    Designed for young children, this resource will provide an interactive learning experience that's optimized when used on an iPad. Includes reading materials, games, videos, animations, and more.

    Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
    A beginner's Spanish language reference tool primarily for kids; however users can go back and forth between Spanish & English. Sections includes those on people, plants and animals, art, sports and pastimes, science and mathematics, and much more.

    L'Encyclopedie Decourverte
    A beginner's French language reference tool primarily for kids; however, users can go back and forth between Spanish & French. Sections includes those on people, plants and animals, art, sports and pastimes, science and mathematics, and much more.

    World Book Discover
    Offers resources for all ages with content that is specifically designed for people improving on their reading skills, either because of language or learning disabilities.

    World Book InfoFinder
    Reference materials for elementary and middle school aged youth looking for extra help with their assignments and other interests. Includes a wealth of tools to utilize.

    World Book for Kids

    Offers a reference website designed for young students in grades K-5. Optimized for the iPad and includes photos, videos, games, a dictionary, and additional activities suitable for learning.

    World Book Online
    Offers links to all World Book products including subject heading for Early World of Learning, Kids, Info Finder, Reference Center, Timelines, and more.

    World Book Reference Center
    A multimedia reference tool with primary sources, eBooks, citation builders, and a segment on Life Skills 101 for adults and older teens.

    World Book Timelines
    Offers and interactive database, primarily for youth in grades K-12, and offering more than 12,000 events. Utilize this resource to build your own timelines for school research projects, family histories, and so much more.

  • 20th Century Poetry
    Includes two distinct collections. The American poetry database includes 50,000 poems from 750 volumes and over 300 poets. The British collection includes more than 600 volumes of poetry by 283 poets from 1900 to the present-day.

    AtoZdatabases
    Premier reference and marketing database providing details on every business and every household within the U.S. designed for job seekers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, students, marketing researchers, career counselors, and more.

    AtoZdatabases en Espanol
    Spanish-Language Resource: Premier reference and marketing database providing details on every business and every household within the U.S. designed for job seekers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, students, marketing researchers, career counselors, and more.

    AtoZmaps Online
    Discover a wealth of information from the world's most useful online map database providing access to world maps, continent maps, country maps, U.S. state maps and more.

    Academic Search Complete
    Scholarly collection offering full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic study including animal science, astronomy, biology, general science, law, math, music, psychology, women's studies, and many other fields.

    African American Experience
    Developed with the guidance of African American librarians and subject specialists to offer the widest range of information and topics relating to African American history and culture.

    Agricola
    Bibliographic records from the. U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library containing more than 4.8 million citations comprised of journal articles, book chapters, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture.

    Alt HealthWatch
    Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness with full-text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports.

    American Indian Experience

    A digital resource that illuminates the histories and contemporary cultures of the Native peoples of North America.

    American Indian Histories and Cultures
    Offering many rare and significant documents from the Edward E. Ayer Collection, which is one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world.

    American West
    Explore tales of frontier life, pioneers, Wild West shows, the Gold Rush, vigilantes, and outlaws from the Everett D. Graff Collection including manuscripts, photographs, diaries, journals, artworks, and more.

    AncestryPlus
    For Use Inside Library Only: Use one of the leading genealogical databases online to work towards tracing your family history. This database can only be accessed inside the library.
      
    Bibliography of Native North Americans
    Covers all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life including a wide range of topics such as archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, legend, governance, and literacy.

    Biography in Context
    Authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers.

    Book Review Digest Plus
    Offers book reviews on subjects such as art, biography, business, education, general interest, history, humanities, literature, music, and more with coverage back to 1983.

    Business Abstracts with Full Text
    Offers full-text articles from hundreds of key publications, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, statistical rankings, and more.

    Business Source Complete
    Searchable cited references for more than 1,300 journals containing detailed author profiles for the 40,000 most-cited authors in the database. Covers all disciplines of business including marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics.

    Chilton Online Automotive Repair Manuals
    Contains a comprehensive listing of repair manuals for automobiles searchable by model, make, and year. Contains up-to-date repair information with photos, illustrations, and diagrams, and includes a selection of videos.

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

    Contemporary Literary Criticism
    An extensive collection of thousands of critical essays on contemporary authors including biographical and critical introductions, list of principal works, critical essays, and more.

    Current News & Issues
    Provides exclusive, extensive coverage of hundreds of today's hot topics with unbiased analysis and rich related resources.

    Cypress Resume
    Online resume builder guiding you through the process of creating professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps. It will also save your resume and allow you to save, print, and submit them.

    Daily Life Through History
    Offers students and researchers with a database to discover the everyday details about past eras that make historical accounts relevant and meaningful.

    Directory of Open Access Journals
    Provides indexing, abstracting, and free full-text access for selected international scholarly journals in many subjects including agriculture, food science, biology, chemistry, languages, science, and more.

    Drama Criticism
    Database intended for beginning students of literature and theater as well as the average playgoer to locate criticism on a specific play in question.

    Early World of Learning
    Designed for young children, this resource will provide an interactive learning experience that's optimized when used on an iPad. Includes reading materials, games, videos, animations, and more.

    Ebsco Online eBooks
    Offers more than 27,000 eBooks available for browsing, searching, and virtual checkout that includes titles from the world's leading business, technology, trade, reference, academic, and scholarly publishers.

    Ebscohost Espanol
    (Interfaz en espanol contraduccion de los articulos) Base de datos sobre muchos temas - incluye texto completo. Los articulos estan traducidos por un programa de la computadora del ingles.
    This is a Spanish language interface.

    Educational Administration Abstracts
    Research database that includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration including leadership, management, research, and other key areas.

    Elementary School Research
    Containing full-text for dozens of of the most popular children's magazines to help elementary school libraries. Students can learn about a variety of topics including endangered species, space exploration, famous musicians, and more.

    Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
    A beginner's Spanish language reference tool primarily for kids; however users can go back and forth between Spanish & English. Sections includes those on people, plants and animals, art, sports and pastimes, science and mathematics, and much more.

    ERIC
    Education Resource Information Center that provides access to education literature and resources by providing access to journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

    Essay and General Literature Index
    Cites records in collections of essays and works published in the U.S., Great Britain, and Canada dating back to 1985 and spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences.

    Explora Educator's Edition
    Access a wealth of instructional materials for teachers including lesson plans for various subject areas, curriculum standards for states, STEM instruction, STEAM instruction, student tools, and more.

    Explora Primary Schools
    Search for materials to assist with your students in grade school subject areas, or browse categories including animals, biographies, geography, language arts, math, and more.

    Explora Public Libraries
    Designed for all ages, access a wealth of information through self-guided searches, or browsing through topics including arts & literature, health, science and math, culture events, and more.

    Explora Secondary Schools
    Students in secondary schools may access a portal with appropriate content on a number of areas including business and government, current issues, history, science and math, and more, with the ability to perform searches.

    Family Studies Abstracts
    Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other key areas of relevance.

    Fuente Academica Premier
    Collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. It is an indispensable tool for exceptional scope designed to make academic research readily accessible.

    Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia
    Provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for elementary and middle school students.

    Gale Literature Databases
    Current and comprehensive literature database providing critical, biographical, and contextual content from scholarly journals and literary magazines combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, and more

    Gale Science in Context
    Providing information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics by integrating authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos.

    Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Contains thousands of titles from over 100 publishers on an award-winning platform where you will find digital eBooks for access on a number of reference and academic topics including business, biography, health, education, social sciences and more.

    General OneFile
    General interest periodical resource providing periodical and news information including more than 12,000 titles in all with nearly 30 years of coverage. Content includes travel guides, NPR programs, newspapers, magazines, and more.

    Global Road Warrior
    Your ultimate guide to the world offering access to information on a number of countries across the world to provide information on customs, demographics, languages, food & cuisines, snapshot of the land and people, religion, transportation, travel essentials, and more.

    GRE Prep (ETS)
    Access information for preparing for the GRE including information on the kinds of questions asked, the structure of paper tests vs. computer tests, and the major areas of testing. You'll also find information on registration, test centers, scoring, and more.

    Handbook of Texas
    Provided by the Texas State Historical Association as an encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture comprising more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topics.

    Health Reference Center - Academic
    Designed for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals that integrates tens of millions of articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, magazines, newsletters, and consumer health information sources.

    Health Source - Consumer Edition
    Provides access to nearly 80 full-text, consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Vegetarian Times, and more.

    Health Source: Nursing/Academic
    Provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medial disciplines with an emphasis on nursing and allied health.

    HeritageQuest Online
    Containing American genealogical sources dating back to the 1700s including six core data sets including the "U.S. Federal Censuses," "Genealogy and Local History Books," "Periodical Source Index (PERSI)," "Revolutionary War Records," "Freedman's Bank Records," and"The LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set."

    Historical Newspapers - New York Times & Wall Street Journal (ProQuest)
    Search newspapers including the New York Times from 1851-2011 and the Wall Street Journal from 1889-1997 across a number of areas including business, genealogy, history, news, and student resources.

    Historical Newspapers - Dallas Morning News (Newsbank)
    Search newspapers from the Dallas Morning News covering Texas history for use across a number of subjects and areas including business, history, news, genealogy resources, and more.

    Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
    "How-to" instructions for virtually every hobby enthusiast with full-text for more than 1,500 leading hobby books and craft magazines.

    Home Improvement Reference Center
    User-friendly "how-to" information covering a range of home improvement and repair projects and features full-text content from leading magazines, photos, and videos of popular home repair projects.

    Humanities Full Text
    Includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama and poetry in all fields of the humanities from art, classical studies, and film to journalism and more.

    Index to Texas Magazines and Journals
    Created by librarians on the Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria library staff in 1986 to provide coverage of major statewide magazines and Texas documents of broad interests, particularly in business, education, history, and government.

    Information Science & Technology Abstracts
    Leading database in the areas of information science including classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and much more.

    Issues & Controversies
    Providing comprehensive looks into critical issues we face today including topics on politics, business, government, crime, law, energy, education, health, family, science, foreign policy, race, rights, society, and culture. Offers background information, pro/con arguments, vital statistics, and more.

    Job & Career Accelerator 3.0
    Powerful career and job search tool assisting job seekers on creating resumes, finding a job, mastering interviewing skills, and more.

    Latino American Experience
    Comprehensive, informative database dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos - the largest, fastest growing minority group in the U.S.

    Learning Express Library 3.0
    Provides an interactive online learning platform to offer a selection of career-oriented and academic resources, job preparation, homework help, test prep, information on career changes, and more.

    Legal Collection
    Contains full-text for more than 300 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals to make it an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts, and trends in the legal world.

    L'Encyclopedie Decourverte
    A beginner's French language reference tool primarily for kids; however, users can go back and forth between Spanish & French. Sections includes those on people, plants and animals, art, sports and pastimes, science and mathematics, and much more.

    Literary Reference Center
    Provides information on thousands of authors and their works through an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries, poems, short stories, author interviews, and more.

    Literary Sources: Artemis
    Offers the ability to search across the largest corpus of literary criticism, original works, biographies, reviews, work overviews, and more to discover and analyze content with tools for students, faculty, and researchers.

    Litfinder
    Covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content including 140,000 full-text poems, 800,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays, and more.

    MAS Ultra: School Edition
    Designed for high school libraries containing full-text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines including America's Civil War, American Heritage, American History, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, and many more.

    MasterFILE Premier
    Designed for public libraries containing full-text articles for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, and more from more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, nd an image collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.

    MedicLatina
    Collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. Contains full-text articles for 130 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish covering a wide range of topics including neuroscience, cardiology, biomedicine, clinical research, and more.

    MEDLINE
    Providing authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more.

    Middle School Search Plus
    Contains full-text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines that are assigned a reading level indicator that includes a dictionary.

    Military and Government Collection
    Offering current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government through a thorough collection of periodicals, journals, and more.

    Morningstar
    One-stop database for receiving information and help on investments providing information on companies, funds, exchange-traded funds, markets, portfolios, a help and education center, and more to provide you with up-to-date financial information.

    Natural & Alternative Treatments
    Complementary and alternative medicine database designed for the consumer health researcher. Updated weekly to offer current information to satisfy the growing demand for accurate, unbiased information on natural health.

    NewspaperSource
    Provides cover-to-cover full-text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington TImes, and more. Also find full-text TV & radio news transcripts from CBS News, CNN, NPR, and more.

    Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism
    More than 200 volumes providing full-text or excerpted criticism reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers, and scholarly journals. Currently covers nearly 600 authors.

    NovelistPlus
    Provides reviews, recommended reads, and book discussion guides for fiction and nonfiction titles.

    NovelistPlus K-8
    A fiction database designed with children in grades K-8 in mind to offer information on literature for youth.

    Opposing Viewpoints
    Offers full-text resources covering today's hottest social issues from terrorism to endangered species to provide background information and coverage of both the pros and cons side of the issue. Great for research.

    p4a Antiques Reference
    Provides data and information from over 140 U.S. auction houses with more than 50 national and regional auction houses covered on a regular basis. Provides access to reliable information to establish current market values on your antiques and collectibles.

    Play Index
    Covers over 31,000 classical and historical plays dating from 1949, including one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from famous playwrights.

    Poetry Criticism
    Covering more than 500 authors, this database provides an introductory biographical essay, primary bibliography, a selection of full-text or excerpted criticisms reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers, scholarly journals, and more.

    Popular Culture Universe
    An irresistible, yet authoritative, digital database on popular culture in America, both past and present, in a package as dynamic as the topic it covers.

    ProCitizen
    Access a citizenship prep course with 100 instructional videos to help prepare for the citizenship process. This service is an extension of the Pronunciator database.

    Professional Development Collection
    Highly specialized collection of electronic information for professional educators, librarians, and education researches offering information on everything from children's health and development to cutting-edge pedagogical theory and practice.

    Pronunciator
    A fun way to learn any of 80 languages utilizing a number of learning tools including text, audio, and video. Also compatible with select mobile devices to take your learning on-the-go.

    Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
    Comprehensive database covering information on topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

    Race Relations Abstracts
    Provides a sole focus on content relating specifically to the relationship between races including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance.

    Regional Business News
    Provides full-text for more than 80 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications.

    Salud en Espanol
    Provides comprehensive evidence-based reports and fact sheets in Spanish on all aspects of consumer health and wellness covering all aspects of health including diseases, conditions, procedures, and various treatments.

    Science & Technology Collection
    Contains more than 820 leading full-text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community on topics including aeronautics, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, marine science, and more.

    Serials Directory
    Provides access to the most up-to-date bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. Contains nearly 250,000 U.S. and international titles.

    Short Story Criticism
    Provides criticisms from nearly 150 volumes in this popular series to provide biographical information, full-text or excerpted critical essays and more reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers, and scholarly journals.

    Short Story Index
    Contains information on short stories by author or genre, and provides detailed indexing for more than 117,000 stories from more than 4,200 collections and anthologies.

    Small Business Reference Center
    More than 450 full-text reference books and 400 full-text periodicals providing detailed "how-to" instructions to address small business topics including buying and selling a business, managing employees, writing business plans, understanding legal information, and more.

    Small Engine Reference Center
    Repair guides for small engines and routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, and more) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly). Searchable by product type, brand, model/engine type, model numbers, and more.

    TeachingBooks.net
    Easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Includes thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment.

    Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
    Delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in more than 12,000 U.S. towns and cities across a century of change.

    Texas Legal Forms
    Access current legal forms for residents of Texas that can be downloaded, completed online, and printed out. Covers the majority of all legal forms searchable by name or browsed by category including forms for divorce, wills, bankruptcy, power of attorney, name change, real estate, and more.

    Texas Reference Center
    Designed for school and public libraries comprised of periodicals, reference books, reports, and other content relevant to the state containing 30 full-text periodicals, 100 full-text reference books, several Texas newspapers, and more.

    TOPICSearch
    Current events database allowing researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.

    Twentieth Century Literary Criticism
    Authoritative criticism on more than 1,000 worldwide authors containing full-text or excerpted criticism reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers, and scholarly journals. Currently covers nearly 1,200 authors and includes numerous entries of literary topics and individual works.

    Vocational & Career Collection
    Full-text coverage for more than 340 trade and industry related periodicals including "American Machinist," "Modern Machine Shop," "Pediatric Nursing," "Wireless Week," "Hotel & Motel Management," and more.

    West Texas Digital Archives
    Digital repository project of the Abilene Library Consortium containing photographs, newspapers, yearbooks, letters, oral histories, periodicals, manuscripts, journals, documents, maps, audio files, and more.

    World Book Discover
    Offers resources for all ages with content that is specifically designed for people improving on their reading skills, either because of language or learning disabilities.

    World Book InfoFinder
    Reference materials for elementary and middle school aged youth looking for extra help with their assignments and other interests. Includes a wealth of tools to utilize.

    World Book for Kids

    Offers a reference website designed for young students in grades K-5. Optimized for the iPad and includes photos, videos, games, a dictionary, and additional activities suitable for learning.

    World Book Online
    Offers links to all World Book products including subject heading for Early World of Learning, Kids, Info Finder, Reference Center, Timelines, and more.

    World Book Reference Center
    A multimedia reference tool with primary sources, eBooks, citation builders, and a segment on Life Skills 101 for adults and older teens.

    World Book Timelines
    Offers and interactive database, primarily for youth in grades K-12, and offering more than 12,000 events. Utilize this resource to build your own timelines for school research projects, family histories, and so much more.

    World Cat
    World's most comprehensive bibliography, with more than 86 million records and nearly 1.2 billion holdings representing collections of more than 10,000 libraries.

    World News Digest

    A weekly digest of contemporary news around the world to access information and analysis on events and issues.


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