Databases

Did You KNOW? Series This February

 

Did you KNOW... You can use your Library Card to do practical and fun things? Find out how with the "Did you KNOW? An HCPL Info Series" offered here at Freeman Library. Here's what we're looking forward to this February. These free courses do require registration.

  • Tuesday, 2/12 @ 4:30 PM - How to Use the HCPL Catalog
  • Tuesday, 2/16 @ 4:30 PM - How to Use HCPL Databases 

The Friends of Freeman Library support the "Did you KNOW? An HCPL Info Series."

There's a database for that....

Where can you go to find information for your school projects and reports? Where is a one-stop shop to find authoritative, credible and current information?  Where are you likely to find information that you can trust? Where can you find information easily, quickly and even gives you the citation format of your choosing already formatted for you in a variety of citation formats?  The answer is Texshare, that’s where. The Harris County library has access to TexShare Databases, which are e-resources licensed for the exclusive use of Texas libraries and our customers. Start with Harris County Library Databases for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development.

There's a database for that....

Where can you go to find information for your school projects and reports? Where is a one-stop shop to find authoritative, credible and current information?  Where are you likely to find information that you can trust? Where can you find information easily, quickly and even gives you the citation format of your choosing already formatted for you in a variety of citation formats?  The answer is Texshare, that’s where. The Harris County library has access to TexShare Databases, which are e-resources licensed for the exclusive use of Texas libraries and our customers. Start with Harris County Library Databases for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development.

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution this Year

With the holidays over and 2019 finally here, we’ve all set our New Year’s Resolutions. However, I’m sure at least some of you are worried that this year will be exactly like last year, where halfway through January your goals were already given up. If that is the case, don’t worry. The library is here to help you accomplish those resolutions and have fun during the process. With a variety of events, resources, and opportunities, there’s no goal that we can’t help you with. Here’s just a few of the ways we can help you out:

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.

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.

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.

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