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General Educational Resources

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. 

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.

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.


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.