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Books & Literature

20th Century American Poetry
This collection includes 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets, including Adrienne Rich, Andrei Codrescu, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Cathy Song.

20th Century English Poetry
A collection of more than 600 volumes of poetry by 283 poets from 1900 to the present day, including W.B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, Wilfred Owen, Thom Gunn, Fleur Adcock, Paul Muldoon, Tony Harrison, Benjamin Zephaniah and Carol Ann Duffy, and incorporating the poets in The Faber Poetry Library.

Essay and General Literature Index
Essay and General Literature Index cites essays and articles contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. Essay and General Literature Index also provides full bibliographic information on collective titles indexed. Essay and General Literature focuses on the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science, and history to criticism of literary works, drama, and film.

Humanities Full Text
H.W. Wilson's Humanities databases cover nearly 400 English language periodicals in the diverse subject areas of the humanities. Among the disciplines included are literature and language, history, philosophy, archaeology, classical studies, folklore, gender studies, performing arts, history, religion and theology.

Literary Reference Center
Provides information on approximately 140,000 authors from a wide range of literary disciplines and time frames as well as plot summaries, synopses, and overviews of their works. In addition, it also includes 14,500 short stories and 54,000 poems.

Short Story Index
Locate more than 96,000 stories -- plus the full text of more than 4,000 stories -- with the pinpoint accuracy of electronic searching! For the reader seeking short fiction by a favorite author, the teacher looking for the quintessential example of a particular genre, or the student researching the body of work of a literary figure, Short Story Index is a practical resource. The periodicals included are those indexed in Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature and Humanities Index.

Teaching Books
TeachingBooks is a database of resources for children's and young adult books and their authors and illustrators. Use TeachingBooks to search titles, authors and illustrators, and find resources to engage readers. The resource collection includes short movies, audio book readings, book discussion guides, and more.

Business & Legal Information

Full-text articles from key publications, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, book reviews and reports from associations, societies, trade shows, conferences and more.
Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Reference Center
A full-text database designed to support continuity experts and information professionals. It covers all aspects of business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), including risk evaluation, emergency preparedness and crisis communications.
Business Source Complete
Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.
Legal Collection
Covers law and legal journals. Contains full text articles from 300 scholarly law journals.
Legal Forms Library
Legal forms specific to Texas include official, state-specific litigation, business, personal, real estate and general forms. Some are form fillable, some printable, and some are drafts to create your own forms.
Legal Information Reference Center
Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text e-books and thousands of legal forms. Search over 12,800 state-specific legal forms–searchable by top subject areas including Adoption, Bankruptcy, Name Changes and more.
Regional Business News
Covers regional business news sources including newspapers and business trade magazines. Contains full text and links to news articles.
Small Business Reference Center
Offers information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.
Sustainability Reference Center
Designed for sustainability experts and information professionals, this collection offers unmatched full-text coverage of content relevant to many integral areas of sustainability initiative management.
Valueline Investment Survey
Investment analysis and tools for major stocks.

 

Do It Yourself

Chilton Library
ChiltonLibrary represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. Also calculate repair costs for your car.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Access information on popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities. Subject areas include arts & crafts; games & electronics; models; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & paper craft.

Home Improvement Reference Center
Home improvement assistance, including: maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating home & garden, etc.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Provides repair guides for small engines and routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly).

Encyclopedias

Credo Reference
Credo Reference provides access to a large number of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and other reference books. Subjects covered include art, biography, history, literature, music, religion, and science and technology.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database covers an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains images, brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. Updated annually.

World Book Advanced
World Book Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes full encyclopedic and multimedia databases supplemented with online books, primary sources, website links, back in time articles, special reports and more. Aimed at 8th grade up.

World Book Discover
World Book Discover offers engaging reference resources for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties, with content and tools specifically developed for these students. Especially good for the new language learner.

World Book Early Learning
A wealth of resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades grasp critical early childhood themes.

World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
World Book's excellent editorial content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish for learners from elementary to middle school and up.

World Book Encyclopedia
World Book Online helps information seekers of all ages find the content they need at the correct reading level. World Book Online contains thousands of informational articles with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, research help, and activities.

World Book for Kids
Engaging content, features and tools developed especially for young users.

World Book Student
The mainstay edition that meet the research needs of students in primary/elementary and middle school with thousands of articles and multimedia.

World Book Timelines
Dive in to history with this unique, interactive view! World Book Timelines offers hundreds of pre-generate timelines across eight broad topics, which cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures. Users can also create their own timelines from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media.

Health & Medicine

Alt Healthwatch
Provides perspectives on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness from journals (some peer-reviewed) and reports.

Consumer Health Complete
For the average person needing non-technical, accurate health information. Contains drug and herb information, as well as images, videos, articles and pamphlets, and a health encyclopedia.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Covers information on many health topics including medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Contains full text for over 190 journals as well as abstracts and indexing for over 205 general health publications.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Covers medical disciplines and information regarding prescription drugs, herbal remedies, and nutritional supplements. Contains 650 full text journals and abstracts and indexing for more than 850 journals and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide

MedicLatina
Index of Spanish & Portuguese-language medical research & investigatory journals with some full-text. Base de datos a texto completo que incluye 130 revistas avaladas por profesionales en el área de medicina en Español.

MEDLINE
Provides citations from current biomedical journals. Topics covered include medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences.

Medline Plus
MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Our mission is to present high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both English and Spanish. Anywhere, anytime, on any device—for free.

Natural and Alternative Treatments
Complementary and alternative medicine information for the consumer-health researcher.

Salud en Espanol
Evidence-based reports and fact sheets in Spanish on all aspects of consumer health and wellness including first aid, infant/child care and illnesses, alternative medicine, aging and wellness.
Salud en Español provee reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar. Reportes específicos por tema que cubren todos los aspectos de la salud, dan información general importante en relación a enfermedades, afecciones y procedimientos de diversos tratamientos.

History & Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition
Genealogy research tool that provides patrons access to a wide range of primary resources for genealogical and historical research. Includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more.

FamilySearch
One of the largest collections of genealogical data in the world with 2 billion digital images organized in three main places on the website – the FamilySearch historical records collection, catalog and online books. Expanded access available in-library only.

Fold3
A continuously growing digital database that has partnered with the National Archives and provides millions of original documents of historic and genealogic interest.

HeritageQuest Online
HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive database of American genealogical sources and is rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. The collection consists of six core data sets: U.S. Federal Censuses from 1790 through 1930, over 28,000 genealogy and local history books, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War Records, Freedman’s Bank Records and LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set records. Access provided by MOREnet.

HistoryGeo
HistoryGeo is a family history site that helps you link old maps and land records to your genealogy research.
Military and Government collection
Includes periodicals, academic journals, full-text books and pamphlets on military topics. Provides full text for nearly 300 periodicals and 245 pamphlets and indexes and abstracts nearly 400 titles. Some government publications are included in this database.

Military Database
Articles from topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more.

National Geographic Magazine Archive
The complete archive of the National Geographic Magazine from 1888 to the mid-1990s.

Newspapers.com Library Edition
Dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s, Newspapers.com World Collection contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States including Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Iowa, and Illinois, England from 1648, and Canada.

Newspaper Source Plus
Covers >160 major regional newspapers. Contains full text of national and syndicated content.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
Large-scale plans of Texas cities and towns from 1867 to 1970. They were created to assist fire insurance companies as they assessed the risk associated with insuring a particular property. The maps list street blocks and building numbers as well as building usage notes.

Texas Reference Center
Includes articles from more than 80 journals and books about Texas and Texans. Topics include history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business, home, garden, sports and leisure.

Job Tools

Career Center Plus
Learn about careers, do job searches, learn workplace skills, prepare for certification and licensing exams, and more.
Computer Skills Center
Computer basics, using the Internet, popular software tools, and more
Job and Career Accelerator
Build Resumes and Job/Cover Letters. Do Job Searches. Prepare for Interviews. Learn about Careers, schools and scholarships.
 
Learning Express Library
Use standardized test-preparation materials (GED, SAT, etc...) including tutorials and/or practice tests for academic and licensing tests such as the ASVAB, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, Corrections Officer Practice Tests, Praxis I; Praxis II: Subject Assessments, TOEFL Practice Tests, and more.
Vocational and Career Collection
Articles on a wide-range of careers, human resources and vocational education from trade and industry publications.

Magazines & Newspapers

Masterfile Complete
Magazine articles, reference books, primary source documents, photos and maps. A good general place to start your research at any level.

National Geographic Magazine Archive
The complete archive of the National Geographic Magazine from 1888 to the mid-1990s.

Newspapers.com Library Edition
Dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s, Newspapers.com World Collection contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States including Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Iowa, and Illinois, England from 1648, and Canada.

Newspaper Source Plus
Covers >160 major regional newspapers. Contains full text of national and syndicated content.

Serials Directory
Bibliographic information and current prices for U.S. and international serial titles
(Not useful for student research)

Recursos En Español

Resources in this category are primarily in Spanish or contain some Spanish-language sections. 

Los recursos de esta categoría están principalmente en español o contienen algunas secciones en español.

Ebook Central
A collection of approximately 30,000 e-books in disciplines, including science, technology, medicine, and life sciences, with over 80,000 Spanish e-books from the elibro Premium collection. Link to a quick guide and a training video from the Ebook Central home page. For access to EBookCentral on mobile devices, download the BlueFire reader for iOS and Android. Users will need to create a free Adobe ID and log into BlueFire before downloading any e-book content. For laptops, use Adobe Digital Editions.
Thousands of eBooks in science, technology, medicine and more. Includes Spanish eBooks, too!

Fuente Académica Premier
A collection of scholarly journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This multi-disciplinary database offers full text content to many academic areas including business & economics, medical sciences, political science, law, computer science, library & information sciences, literature, linguistics, history, philosophy and theology.

High School Equivalency Center
Basic skills in reading, math, writing and more; GED practice (tambien en espanol), HiSET and TASC test practice.

Learning Express Library
Use standardized test-preparation materials (GED, SAT, etc...) including tutorials and/or practice tests for academic and licensing tests such as the ASVAB, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, Corrections Officer Practice Tests, Praxis I; Praxis II: Subject Assessments, TOEFL Practice Tests, and more.

MedicLatina
Index of Spanish & Portuguese-language medical research & investigatory journals with some full-text. Base de datos a texto completo que incluye 130 revistas avaladas por profesionales en el área de medicina en Español.

Recursos para Hispanohablentas
GED study, writing, reading and grammar, mathematics, and citizenship.
Estudio de GED, escritura, lectura y gramática, matemáticas y ciudadanía.

Referencia Latina
Full-text Spanish-language database. Covers a broad array of subjects inside and outside academia. It offers content from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines and health reports.
La base de datos de texto completo en español cubre una amplia gama de temas dentro y fuera de la academia. Ofrece contenido de una variedad de fuentes, incluidos libros de referencia, revistas de interés general e informes de salud.

Salud en Espanol
Evidence-based reports and fact sheets in Spanish on all aspects of consumer health and wellness including first aid, infant/child care and illnesses, alternative medicine, aging and wellness.
Salud en Español provee reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar. Reportes específicos por tema que cubren todos los aspectos de la salud, dan información general importante en relación a enfermedades, afecciones y procedimientos de diversos tratamientos.

World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
World Book's excellent editorial content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish for learners from elementary to middle school and up.

Science & Technology

Advanced Technology and Aerospace
features research in aeronautics, astronautics, computer and information technology, and solid-state materials, among other areas of advanced technology study.

AGRICOLA
Serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, as well as a primary public source for world-wide access to all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, etc.
Agriculture and Environmental Science
a multi-disciplinary resource of full-text content along with expert indexing of global literature across these fields and related disciplines.

Biological Science Database
The Biological Science Database provides comprehensive coverage of biological science fields including animal behavior, aquatic life and fisheries, chemoreception, biochemistry, ecology, plant science, toxicology, virology, microbiology, immunology genetics, health and safety science, oncogenes, entomology, and endocrinology neuroscience. Content Type: Scholarly Journals, Trade Journals, Conference Papers and Proceedings, Books, Government & Official Publications, Magazines, Newspapers, Other Sources, Reports, Tables, Working Papers, Video and Audio 

Computer Skills Center
Computer basics, using the Internet, popular software tools, and more

Computer Source
Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for more than 300 publications, covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. In addition, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.

Core Math and Science Skills Center
Early math through Algebra and Geometry, Statistics and Calculus. Science including general concepts, chemistry, biology and physics.

Earth, Atmospheric, & Aquatic Science Database
The Earth, Atmospheric, & Aquatic Science Database covers geology and earth sciences. Content Type: Scholarly Journals, Trade Journals, Books, Conference Papers and Proceedings, Government & Official Publications, Magazines, Newspapers, Other Sources, Reports, Tables, Wire Feeds, Working Papers, Video and Audio.

GreenFile
GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

Library & Information Science Technology Abstracts
Index of articles covering librarianship and information management. Partial full text.

Materials Science and Engineering Database
The Materials Science & Engineering Database includes the renowned METADEX and Polymer Library databases and provides full-text titles from around the world. 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. Coverage: 1965-current

Military Database
Articles from topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more.

National Geographic Magazine Archive
The complete archive of the National Geographic Magazine from 1888 to the mid-1990s.

Natural Science Collection
A full-text database supported by a specialized A&I file. Covers comprehensive scholarly output, managed by an expert editorial team overseeing content selection and indexing supported by a controlled vocabulary. Coverage: 1946-current

Science and Technology Collection
Journal articles in all science and technology fields

SciTech Collection
Articles from science and technology journals. All Proquest Science databases are included in the SciTech Collection.

Technology Collection
full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.

Social Sciences

Family Studies Abstracts
Family Studies Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 53,500 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Opposing Viewpoints in Context supports virtually any curricular need. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop critical thinking skills and draw their own conclusions. Exclusive Viewpoint pages bring balance and perspective to every controversy using targeted arguments from recognized subject-matter experts and top journalistic sources.

Psychology & Behavorial Sciences Collection
Provides nearly 575 full text publications, including nearly 550 peer-reviewed titles on topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Nearly every full text title included in this database is also indexed in PsycINFO.

Race Relations Abstracts
RRA provides access to bibliographic records covering race relations, ethnic studies, discrimination and immigration studies.

Religion and Philosophy Collection
Journal articles about theology and philosophical studies

Texas Reference Center
Includes articles from more than 80 journals and books about Texas and Texans. Topics include history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business, home, garden, sports and leisure.

Students & Teachers

Academic Search Complete
Thousands of scholarly journal articles covering nearly all academic areas of study. A superior resource for High School and Undergraduate researchers.

ACT and SAT Prep Center
Practice Tests, Ebooks, flash cards and more for each part of these college skills tests.

Adult Core Skills Center
Achieve your personal education and career goals. Build reading, writing and math skills or work toward US Citizenship.

College Admissions Test Prep Center
College Placement and Texas State Placement Exam study resources, and Admissions Essay Writing

College Center Plus
Includes Math, Reading, Writing and Grammar, Science, GRE, College Placement, Texas State Placement, CLEP and DSST, and how to search for scholarships and schools

Computer Skills Center
Computer basics, using the Internet, popular software tools, and more

Core English Skills Center
Focused help with Reading, Writing, Vocabulary and Spelling, including flashcards, ebooks and tutorials

Credo Reference
Credo Reference provides access to a large number of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and other reference books. Subjects covered include art, biography, history, literature, music, religion, and science and technology.

Ebook Central
A collection of approximately 30,000 e-books in disciplines, including science, technology, medicine, and life sciences, with over 80,000 Spanish e-books from the elibro Premium collection. Link to a quick guide and a training video from the Ebook Central home page. For access to EBookCentral on mobile devices, download the BlueFire reader for iOS and Android. Users will need to create a free Adobe ID and log into BlueFire before downloading any e-book content. For laptops, use Adobe Digital Editions.

Educational Administration Abstracts
Includes over 60,000 bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

ERIC: Education Resources Information Center
ERIC is the source for information on all aspects of education for all age groups, including counseling, tests, and measurement. ERIC indexes journal articles, books, theses, curriculi, conference papers, standards and guidelines.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database covers an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains images, brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. Updated annually. 

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Covers medical disciplines and information regarding prescription drugs, herbal remedies, and nutritional supplements. Contains 650 full text journals and abstracts and indexing for more than 850 journals and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context)
Opposing Viewpoints in Context supports virtually any curricular need. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop critical thinking skills and draw their own conclusions. Exclusive Viewpoint pages bring balance and perspective to every controversy using targeted arguments from recognized subject-matter experts and top journalistic sources.