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Art


Web Gallery of Art - A virtual museum of Western (European) fine art throughout the ages. Artist biographies, tours, period music and more are provided.

General Educational Resources


Biography Reference Center - Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of more than 436,000 full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies. 

Coursera University - Coursera features free 6-12 week classes covering a range of topics, with some offerings in Spanish.

EBSCOhost database *- Searches thousands of magazines and scholarly journals to receive access to full-text articles.

EBSCOhost Explora for Elementary/Primary search *- Search topics in Art and Literature, Biography, Business and Careers, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History and Social Science, and Science and Math

EBSCOhost Explora for High School*- Search topics in Art and Literature, Biography, Business and Careers, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History and Social Science, and Science and Math 

edX - This site offers free online courses from the world’s greatest Universities.

Encyclopedia Smithsonian - From Art to Zoo, the Smithsonian has something to interest kids and students of all ages.

ERIC Institute of Educational Sciences *- ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.

Federal Registry For Educational Excellence - A site that contains links to learning resources created and maintained by other public and private organizations.

Gale Virtual Reference Library *- Searches Grizimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia, UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, Ancient Europe, 8000 BC to 10,000 AD: An Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World, Dictionary of American History, St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, and The Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World.

GCFLearnFree - teaches Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, offered are 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free. 

Great Websites for Kids - American Library Association highlights exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14.

Khan Academy - Site offering free education opportunities for anyone anywhere. Khan Academy's thousands of courses span Math, Humanities, Computer Science, Test Prep, and more.

Kids Click - A web search site designed for kids by librarians.

Student Research Center *- The Student Research Center provides students in secondary education with the most appropriate research tools for easily obtaining the information that they seek from their EBSCO databases

Teacher Reference Center – A database provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals for teacher education.

Udacity - A site offering free beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses in subjects like Business, Computer Science, Math, and Physics.

Videolectures - An award-winning free and open access educational video lectures repository.

World Book Online - Provides access to articles, photographs, maps, and illustrations from The World Book Encyclopedia.

History


American Indian Histories and Cultures *- This database one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world. Document types include manuscripts, artworks, speeches and petitions, diaries, correspondence, linguistic and ethnographic studies, photographs, maps, photographs, rare printed books and American Indian newspapers.

American West *- This database allows browsers to explore tales of frontier life, Pioneers, Wild West shows, the Gold Rush, vigilantes and outlaws.

America’s Story - A library of Congress site dedicated to discovering the stories of America’s past.

Chronicling America - Site to search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Densho - Site preserving the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated during World War II.

Presidents of the United States - Site for background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.

Salem History - provides online access to the content of: great athletes, great lives from history, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Early Modern Era, the 18th century, and musicians and composers of the 20th century.

Texas History and Government


About Texas - This database contains a wealth of information regarding Texas. From business & economics, cities & counties, education, flags & symbols, geography, government, history, and more...there is no limit to what you might find.

Handbook of Texas *- An encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. It comprises more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topic categories.

Texas Senate Kids - This is a special part of the Texas Senate Home Page that is just for kids.

The Portal to Texas History - This portal is a gateway to Texas history materials. You may discover anything from an ancestor's picture in a college yearbook to a rare historical map.

Humanities


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.

Information Technology


Atomic Training is online software training for people looking to enhance software and technology skills. Training on Microsoft, Mac, Adobe, Google and more.

Code.Org - A nonprofit foundation website is a great starting point for computer coding novices.

Codecademy - This interactive website is very user-friendly and teaches kids basic computer code through fun and simple exercises that feel like games.

GCFLearnFree - teaches Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, offered are 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free

Scratch - A site designed by MIT students and aimed at children ages 8 to 16, this easy-to-use computer programming language lets kids build almost anything they can dream up.

Math Resources


GCFLearnFree - teaches Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, offered are 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free. 

Khan Academy - Site offering free education opportunities for anyone anywhere. Khan Academy's thousands of courses span Math, Humanities, Computer Science, Test Prep, and more.

Purple Math - A site that provides students help in understanding mathematics. Curriculums include: elementary, middle school, high school, college, and test preparation.

Science


Access Science - Provides students with an up-to-date, easy-to-use gateway to scientific knowledge, from basic introductory material to extended article entries and live journal citations in key scientific areas including biology, Earth and environmental sciences, chemistry, physics, and beyond. See your librarian for login and password.

AGRICOLA - Contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. This database contains more than 4.8 million citations.

Dynamic Periodic Table of Elements - A website that provides in depth information regarding the scientific elements as well as interactive visualizations, properties, orbitals, isotopes and compound mixing.

Science and Technology Collection - Contains more than 820 leading full- text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community.

Science Fair Project Resource Guide - This site will help you through the whole science fair project experience: getting started, choosing a topic, completing the project and displaying the project.

World Book Online - Provides access to articles, photographs, maps, and illustrations from The World Book Encyclopedia.

Test Preparation


LearningExpress Library*- is a unique, interactive online learning platform that provides patrons with the most comprehensive selection of career-oriented and academic resources available—to help with job preparation, career advancement, career changes, and re-entry into the workforce.
* Provided by TexShare Databases: a program for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.