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

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 

EBSCOhost MAS Complete for High School*- Search full-text content from popular high school periodicals and reference materials covering a wide range of topics.

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.

Gale in Context: Elementary* - A safe place for elementary school students to find answers to their questions and practice their research skills.

Gale in Context: High School* - A database designed to support high school curriculum by allowing students to explore topics discussed in the classroom.

Gale in Context: Middle School* - A database designed for middle school students to practice their research skills with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints* - Provides informed, differing viewpoints surrounding social issues and current events. 

Gale Interactive: Science* - A highly visual online learning tool that provides interactive 3D models to create virtual laboratory simulations for middle and high school students.

Gale OneFile: Informe Académico- Provides Spanish speakers with full-text Spanish language journal articles and magazines for research purposes.

Gale Presents: National Geographic Kids* - Includes the complete run of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009 to present, as well as books, videos, colorful photos, and more.

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.

MasterFILE Complete *- Search for full-text information from popular journals, magazines, and reference sources covering a wide variety of topics. Includes Consumer Reports. 

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


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

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.

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 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.


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 a 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.

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

SciTech Premium* - Search full-text journals, magazines, reports, government publications, and more dealing with scientific and technological research.

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.