Databases

Adults - HCPL Database Series in November

Adults - Did you know... Harris County Public Library provides members with numerous databases? Also, did you know you can use our databases to do practical and fun things? Find out how! In our November classes, we'll focus on:

  • "Home Improvement Reference Center" on 11/13
  • "Hobbies & Craft Reference Center" on 11/20

Both classes will start at 3:30 PM and will be held in the upstairs Training Lab. Please register Online or by giving the Reference Desk a call @ 832-927-5420.

The Friends of Freeman Library support these classes.

Computer Classes @ Barbara Bush Library

Did you know that computer classes are back at the Barbara Bush Library? Our schedule of classes changes monthly in order to cover a wide variety of topics. Classes do require registration which can be done online here, or by contacting the library. 

If you are interested in signing up for a class or would like more information, please call us at 832-927-7800. We look forward to seeing you in a class! 

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

Make the Holidays Easier with Ebooks!

Now that that December is really here, life is getting more and more difficult. People are travelling, which leads to cranky road trips, stores and roads get crowded with all the holiday shoppers, and it just seems like you have less and less time to get everything done. All those things combined means that it gets harder and harder to get to the library and get the books that you need to keep your sanity. Fortunately, your HCPL website is here to help, offering electronic books and audiobooks that you can download, read or listen to, and return, without any need to go to the library! That’s right! You can have books for road trips, audiobooks for traffic, and you get this with just a click of a button, no need to go outside! What’s more, we have plenty of sites to choose from.

Databases for School Research

If you are looking for resources for your research project, remember to take a look at the numerous databases we have available for free with your library card. These databases provide free research articles and information that you can use for your projects. You can also access these databases from any library computer.

Biography In Context: Resource of over 350,000 people from throughout history and around the world

Explora: Provides students with the most appropriate research tools for easily obtaining the information that they seek from EBSCO databases.

Celebrate Holidays with the Library

 Now that November has come around, we are all preparing for Thanksgiving, that big holiday at the end of the month. However, there are a lot of other holidays this month that just get overlooked in our turkey preparation. Yeah, Thanksgiving is fun, but should it so blatantly overshadow Have a Party with Your Bear Day (Yeah, look it up. It’s worth a Google)? Or what about the equally important National Fast Food Day? Should that be passed over for a holiday that we just go and eat food? We agree with you that it should absolutely not! So, to help correct this egregious oversight, we at the library are happy to provide some books to help you properly celebrate some of these other holidays (as well as letting you know when these are). You’re welcome.

Learning Express Library - Practice Exams

Learning Express Library provides free access to practice exams for examinations such as the ACT, SAT, AP exams, and the GED test. But did you know Learning Express Library also has occupation practice exams? You can use this database to practice for tests such as the Postal Worker Exam, the Cosmetology Exam, TExES exams, and much more.

You can find the Learning Express Library database by visiting our website, www.hcpl.net, clicking on Databases, and then selecting Education & Libraries. The Learning Express Library database also has a Computer Skills Center where you can learn how to work with software such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Adobe Photoshop. Learning Express Library is free with your library card.

10/19 – TGIF Programs Technology Series – NEW – 10 Minutes of Tech

 

Spots still available!
People from Freeman Library will be here to address question(s about desktops/laptops, smartphones, digital tablets, HCPL eMedia, etc. for a 10 minute, 1-On-1 discussion. This “10 Minutes of Tech” session is free but registration is required. To register, please call the library at 832.927.5420 and ask for the Reference Desk. Space is limited.

Chilton Library Database

The Chilton Library Database provides information on vehicle maintenance and repair, and includes a Vehicle Selector tool, step-by-step repair procedures, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs. With your Harris County Public Library card, you can access the Chilton Library Database absolutely free. You can also access the Chilton Library from any library computer without a card. Make sure to look into the valuable automobile repair resources we have available at http://www.hcpl.net/ref/dbsubs.htm#auto

Adults - Friday 9/7 @ 10:15 AM - TGIF Programs - Technology Series - Technology Q&A

 

Let's talk about the technology issues concerning you! People from Freeman Library will be here to address questions about desktops/laptops, smartphones, digital tablets, HCPL eMedia, and more.

This free event requires no registration. The Friends of Freeman Library provide support for all TGIF Programs. Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library by visiting 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or calling 832-927-5420 for further information.

Learning Express Library

Did you know that Harris County Public Library provides free access to the Learning Express Library database? This database has GED practice tests available in the areas of Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies, and includes a GED en Español section as well. Adults are invited to join us this Saturday, September 8 @ 1:30 PM to learn how to access this valuable resource with a library card.

For more information please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.

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