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The resources listed below were made possible from Library curation and TexShare Databases. TexShare Databases and other digital resources require a library card. TexShare resources require a log-in which can be acquired by contacting us. Additional resources have been added for the convenience of the users and are free online. Some resources are only available within the library. 

We will not be accepting suggestions from outside organizations to add resources to our page. 

You can access TexShare to search databases by subject. All TexShare database links listed will take you to the login page for each resource.

Databases and Digital Resources Master File

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20th Century Poetry Collections

A comprehensive collection of copyrighted, American, twentieth-century poetry, this database covers more than 316 of the most important and studied poets and includes over 52,000 works.

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Academic Search Complete

A comprehensive resource of full-text academic journals, videos, reports and books on dozens of subjects ranging from anthropology, chemistry and culture to law, women studies and zoology.

Acorn TV

An RB Digital resource accessible with your library card for a week at a time. Acorn TV brings world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond to library patrons through a streaming video service to any Web-connected device.

Adult Core Skills Center

Achieve your personal education and career goals through improving math, reading, writing, speaking and grammar skills, also includes study to become a U.S. citizen.

AGRICOLA

A bibliographic resource with millions of citations relating to the field of agriculture for journal articles, book chapters, theses, patents, and technical reports to support agricultural research.

All EBSCO

EBSCO is the leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and discovery service to libraries of all kinds.

Alt Health Watch

A source for alternative perspectives on healthcare and wellness providing access to the latest information and materials related to holistic medicine.

Ancestry.com Library Edition

This resource is only available within the library. Discover your family history and access billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records. 

AuthorAlert

A reader's advisory resource focusing on authors. Users can sign up for alerts when authors will publish a new book. This resource also provides information by authors. This is free for anyone, with or without a library card. 

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BiblioBoard

A collection of e-books from the E-Read Texas Unlimited Collection, including popular non-fiction such as travel, nutrition and health, and gardening, along with adult and young adult fiction. Accessible anywhere in Texas.

Bibliography of Native North Americans

A bibliographic database that covers the culture, history and daily life of native North Americans, which is ideal for researching the contributions, struggles and issues of North Americas indigenous peoples.

Book Connections

Resources about children's and young adult books from TeachingBooks, including exclusive Meet-the-Author movies and recordings, book trailers, and Reader’s Advisory to help you choose the right book.

Book Review Digest Plus

An essential library tool providing access to book reviews on a wide range of topics from a variety of sources, including newspapers, review journals and popular magazines.

Bright By Text

A text messaging service that provides free developmental tips, information and resources in English and Spanish depending on the due date or age of the child. Messages also include timely information about local resources and events at community organizations as well as extended learning materials, short modeling videos, and related resources. Partners include PBS, Vroom, and Sesame Street in Communities among others.

Business Abstracts and Full-text

A database containing full-text articles from key publications covering business topics including finance, management, international business, human resources and marketing.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Reference

A full-text database that covers all aspects of business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), including risk evaluation, emergency preparedness and crisis communications.

Business Source Complete

Premium business content, including research articles, SWOT analyses, company profiles, industry information and more, via a highly focused user interface created especially for the business searcher.

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Career Center Plus

Learn about careers, prepare for entrance and occupations exams, get ready to join the military or become an officer, learn how to conduct a job search and improve workplace skills.

Chilton Library

ChiltonLibrary.com 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.

College Admissions Test Preparation Center

Improve college admission essay writing and prepare for ACT, SAT, PSAT/NMSQT Tests, TOEFL iBT and IELTS Tests, and AP Exams.

College Center Plus

Achieve your undergrad goals and prepare for academic success where you can work on math, reading, grammar and writing, science skills and prepare for graduate school admissions and more.

Computer Skills Center

Video tutorials for computer basics, the Internet and operating systems; includes beginner-to-advanced level for popular and commonly used Microsoft and Adobe software applications.

Computer Source

A full-text database covering computer science and technology disciplines and the business and social implications of new technology.

Consumer Health Complete

A patient education support tool with consumer-oriented content covering mainstream, holistic and integrated medicine.

Credo Complete Core Collection

Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs. Gather background information on your topic from over one thousand full-text encyclopedias, subject handbooks, and current events resources, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

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Digital Learn

A free online resource featuring videos on basic computer uses, being safe online, job skills, being productive online, connecting with others, and more. This resource was made possible by the Public Library Association. 

Driving Tests

A free online resource with practice tests for the Texas DMV's exam. Includes tests for cars, motorcycles, and CDL. Also includes handbooks and the Texas DMV FAQ. Also available in Spanish. 

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e-BookAlerts

e-BookAlerts is a service that notifies you of amazing books matching your interests. Users subscribe to mailing lists based on their favorite topics.

eBooks at EBSCOhost

Full text for thousands of recently published fiction and nonfiction books on a variety of topics, such as business, economics, history, law, literature, psychology, religion, the STEM subjects and more.

Educational Administration Abstracts

A bibliographic research database that covers areas related to educational administration including educational leadership, educational management and educational research.

ERIC-Education Resources Information Center

A database providing more than one million records available from the Education Resources Information Center, a robust source of educational literature.

Essay and General Literature Index

An index of essays from more than 9,000 anthologies published in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain since 1985, with coverage spanning the entire range of humanities and social sciences.

Explora-Elementary

An easy-to-use search interface for K-5 students looking for magazine and newspaper articles, books and encyclopedias on a variety of topics, such as animals, art, music, geography, language arts, math, science and social studies.

Explora-High School

An easy-to-use search interface for students in grades 6-12 looking for magazine and newspaper articles, books, informational texts, primary sources, multimedia and more on a variety of curriculum-related topics.

Explora-Public Libraries

An easy-to-search interface for public library patrons looking for magazine and newspaper articles, books and other reference materials on a variety of topics.

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Family Search

Explore the world's largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records and resources. While at the library, access more records that are not open to most users. Users will need to create an account.

Family Studies Abstracts

Bibliographic records covering topics relevant to family studies such as marriage, divorce and family dynamics.

First Search

FirstSearch delivers precise, full-featured searching of WorldCat, the largest database of library bibliographic information. It enables people to find authoritative content in every format from library collections worldwide.

Fuente Academica Premier

A multidisciplinary database that provides full-text coverage of Spanish-language scholarly content with journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain.

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Gale Databases

From student favorites like Gale In Context suite to our flagship InfoTrac databases, we offer dozens of powerful research platforms to put vetted sources right at your users fingertips.

GCFLearnFree

This is a free online resource that offers tutorials about technology, work skills, job search, core skills, reading and math, and much more. 

Getsetup

This resource provides video instructions for seniors by seniors on how to use technology. Many of the classes are free, but there are some paid ones as well. These introductory classes are a fun way to learn technology where you get to ask all the questions you need to make your personal device or software work for you! Once you learn these a world of endless possibilities opens for you to learn and teach.

Glassdoor

A free online resource that allows users to search millions of jobs, find information about companies from reviews, get salary information, and more. 

Goodreads

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Users can keep track of what they've read or are reading, share comments with friends, create book-lists, and more. We recommend this resource for readers to keep track of their reading for the year.

Great Courses

An RB Digital resource accessible with your library card for a week at a time. The Great Courses Library Collection is the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment, with hundreds of courses spanning thousands of in-depth video lectures on subjects like Science, Health & Wellness, and much more.

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Health and Medicine

Provides access to medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books and pamphlets. The database is designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health researchers. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

Health Reference Center Academic

Provides access to medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books and pamphlets. The database is designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health researchers. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

Health Source Nursing Academic Edition

An essential resource for nursing and health research covering pediatrics, critical care, mental health, medical law and more.

Health Source-Consumer Edition

A source for consumer health information from popular magazines about aging, fitness, nutrition, wellness, disease prevention and more.

HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest® Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. Powered by Ancestry® with more than 4.4 billion records and coverage dating back to the 1700s.

High School Equivalency Center

Guided support and preparation for the GED Test, GED en Espanol, HiSET test and TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) all to help you earn a high school equivalency credential.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

A collection of leading hobby and craft magazines with detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

Home Improvement Reference Center

A comprehensive full-text collection of detailed, user-friendly how-to information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

Humanities Full-text

A resource that provides full text of notable scholarly resources as well as specialized magazines covering art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, religion and more.

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IndieFlix

An RB Digital resource accessible with your library card for a week at a time. IndieFlix is a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts.

Information Science and Technology Abstracts

An information science database, providing indexing and abstracts for journal articles, books, research reports and conference proceedings.

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Job and Career Accelerator

A job search and career exploration resource with more than 1,100 occupations, sample resumes and cover letters, current job and internship postings, and guidance on preparing for and getting a job.

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Kanopy

Kanopy is a digital streaming service that allows patrons to check out 10 titles per month. It includes documentaries, classic and indie films, the Great Courses, and many more. Available on desktop, mobile, and many smart TVs. Users will have to make an account connected to their library card number. 

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LearningExpress Library

A collection of interactive tutorials, practice tests, articles, flash cards and e-books patrons can use to improve academic skills in reading, writing, math and science as well as prepare for high-stakes exams.

Learn It Live

An RB Digital resource accessible with your library card for a week at a time. Live and on-demand classes, quick tip videos, and virtual reality wellness.

Legal Collection

A valuable database of the most respected scholarly law journals covering the current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

Legal Forms

Provides 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.

Legal Information Reference Center

A resource to help laypersons navigate a wide range of legal issues with top consumer legal reference books including Nolo do-it-yourself guides as well as thousands of legal forms.

Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Indexing and abstracts for key library and information science journals, books, research reports and more.

Literary Reference Center

A rich collection of full text covering thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time-frames.

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Magazines Online

Access RB Digital's online magazines. Featuring over 50 magazines for all ages. Users can subscribe to the magazine and get updated when new issues come out.

MAS Complete

A full-text database with hundreds of high school magazines and reference books, thousands of biographies and primary source documents, and over one million photos, maps and flags.

Master File Complete

A multidisciplinary database providing full text for popular magazines, reference books and other highly regarded sources from the world leading publishers.

MedicLatina

A unique collection of medical and scientific journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers covering a range of health and medical subjects.

MEDLINE

An essential biomedical research resource providing access to many of the most-used biomedical and health journals, covering a wide range of subjects.

Method Test Prep

An RB Digital resource accessible with your library card for a week at a time. Comprehensive self-paced program proven to raise scores for the ACT and SAT. 

Middle Search Plus

A full-text database of popular middle school magazines and reference books, biographies and primary source documents, and over one million photos, maps and flags.

Military & Government Collection

Provides cover-to-cover full text, indexing and abstracts for hundreds of journals and periodicals pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

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Natural and Alternative Treatments

A database containing accurate, unbiased information on medical conditions, alternative therapies, herbs and supplements, functional foods, drug interactions and homeopathy.

New Book Alerts

A reader's advisory resource that is free to use. It showcases new titles from the library. Users can subscribe for online alerts for new materials based on categories. 

Newspaper Source Plus

A resource offering cover-to-cover full text for U.S., international and regional newspapers as well as television and radio news transcripts from major networks.

Newspapers.com Texas Collection

Available only within the library. Access Texas Newspapers that have been digitized. Clip articles, obituaries, and photos for easy saving.

New York Times Online

Access the New York Times online for free using the code linked. To activate your access, you’ll need to log in or register first.

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Obituary Daily Times Database

Obituary Daily Times Database is an online resource that allows you to search indexed obituaries all around the world. 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

OVIC is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, and audio files.

OverDrive

OverDrive is the primary e-book and e-audiobook service provided by the library. OverDrive also contains streaming video. Users can access it from their device or their desktop. If you need any assistance with this resource contact the information desk. 

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Play Index

An index of classic and historical plays, along with the works of contemporary playwrights.

Portal to Texas History

A gateway to rare, historical, and primary source materials from or about Texas.

Primary Search

A full-text database for young researchers with easy-to-read online encyclopedia entries, complete articles from popular children magazines, and a vast image collection.

Professional Development Collection

A highly specialized collection designed for educators, librarians and education researchers that includes full text for nearly 500 journals and more than 200 educational reports.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

An essential collection for psychologists, counselors and researchers with leading scholarly information of anthropology, mental processes, experimental methods and more.

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Race Relations Abstracts

Contains abstracts for the top academic journals, books, periodicals and newspapers related to ethnic and racial studies.

RB Digital

RB Digital is a resource provided by the library that offers audiobooks, educational resources, entertainment resources, a health and wellness resource, and digital magazines. Users can subscribe to their favorite magazines, watch Acorn TV, learn a new language, and more with this resource. If you need any assistance please call the information desk. 

Ready, Set, Bank

Ready, Set, Bank℠ gives people everywhere the tools and confidence to start banking online. It provides videos to guide learners through every step of the process, with overviews and step-by-step tutorials to help them manage their finances electronically. Capital One provides this resource, but no association with the bank is necessary. All videos are free and open to anyone.

Recursos Para Hispanohablantes

A center for native Spanish speakers to learn basic academic skills including prepare for the GED en Espanol, Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadan en espanol.

Referencia Latina

A full-text Spanish-language database covering a broad array of subjects, which offers reference books, general interest magazines, newspapers, newswires and health reports.

Regional Business News

Newspapers, magazines and other resources from trusted news sources published in the United States and Canada.

Religion and Philosophy Collection

A full-text collection of journal and magazine content on world religions, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and more.

Resume Builder

A free online resource that helps build resumes and cover letters. 

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Salud en Espanol

A collection of Spanish-language evidence-based reports and fact sheets covering all aspects of health and wellness, including diseases, conditions, injuries, procedures and treatments.

School Center

Skill-building resources for elementary, middle and high school classroom and homework success.

Science and Technology Collection

A full-text database of top science journals covering an scientific and technical subjects, including chemistry, biology, computer technology and physics.

Science in Context

Science In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

SciTech Collection

The 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.

SelectReads

A reader's advisory resource providing library created lists, subscription to monthly e-mail newsletters for new materials, and more. This is free for anyone, with or without a library card. 

Serials Directory

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

Short Story Index

An essential index for readers seeking short stories by author or genre and those researching a literary figure or body of work.

Small Business Reference Center

Supports small business owners and entrepreneurs with reference books including Nolo do-it-yourself guides as well as business videos, details on how to create business plans, and more.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

A well-organized collection of detailed, yet user-friendly, repair guides for all manner of small engines.

Smith County Historical Society (SCHS) Digital Archive

SCHS has been digitizing audio files which are available at this resource. 

SCHS YouTube Channel

SCHS has been digitizing historical videos. Check it out for local interviews and other local historical information.

Stingray Qello

An RB Digital resource accessible with your library card for a week at a time. The world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device.

Sustainability Reference Center

Full-text content relevant to many integral areas of sustainability initiative management such as recycling, renewable energy, resource conservation and more.

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TeachingBooks.net

TeachingBooks.net -- Bring to life children's and YA books with video trailers, author interviews, discussion questions, and much more. Great for book clubs, choosing books, and homework help!

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps

Sanborn fire insurance maps are the most frequently consulted maps in libraries. Digital Sanborn Maps provides digital access to 2118 large-scale maps of 436 Texas towns and cities, including Dallas, Houston, Austin, El Paso, Fort Worth, and San Antonio. GPS coordinates and uses a selection of enhanced images from.

TexasLawHelp

TexasLawHelp is a website dedicated to providing free and reliable legal information to low-income Texans. It is a project of the Texas Legal Services Center, and is supported by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, Texas Bar Foundation, Travis County Law Library, and Texas Legal Aid Organizations. It provides free legal information & court forms for simple civil legal problems.

Texas Reference Center

A collection of journals and books about Texas and Texans with topics including the state's history, its ethnic and cultural diversity, literature, public health, business, leisure and more.

TOPIC Search

A diverse full-text collection to support conversation about current events; social, political and economic issues; scientific discoveries and other topics discussed in classrooms.

Transparent Language

An RB Digital language learning resource. Transparent Language Online features a scientifically proven methodology, the widest variety of high-quality learning materials, and seamless integration of real-life language used by native speakers, all packaged together in an easy-to-use interface. Available as an app as well as on desktop. 

Tumblebooks

Tumblebooks is an online library featuring children's e-books. The e-books are animated, talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, math stories, read-alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), videos (from National Geographics), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books and Tumble puzzles & games. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which have been licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.

Tyler and Smith County Newspaper Indexes

These indexes are provided for free online from UT Tyler thanks to Vicki Betts. Indexes are for the Tyler Morning Telegraph (January 1930 - December 1946) and Tyler Daily Courier-Times (January 1915-December 1929). 

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Universal Class

A library provided resource that allows users to create an account and take classes. Continue your education online and gain CE credits that may be transferable to some colleges. Universal Class contains classes on topics from Accounting to Yoga. 

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Vocational and Career Collection

Full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.