Databases

Biography
Law & Government
EBooks History    

Alphabetically

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

By Journal

More Options

TexShare Logo Many of these databases are made available to you through the Texshare Program administered by the Texas State Library funded by the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund.

Want immediate access to our databases? Click the button below, then click "New User."

 
HELP! I can't get into my favorite database.  Check out our guide to Troubleshooting Database Access  

 


Automotive

Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals
Gives current automotive repair data including diagrams.

Biography

Not sure where to start? Try Biography Resource Center

Biography Reference Bank
Contains nearly 50,000 biographies and obituaries.
Biography Resource Center
Comprehensive biographical resource of over 350,000 people from throughout history and around the world.
See also: Masterfile Premier Magazine Index and the World Book Encyclopedia Online

Books & Reading

Not sure where to start? Try NoveList Plus or WorldCat

NoveList Plus
Electronic readers advisory service for fiction and nonfiction. Find by author, genre, or even tell the computer a novel you liked and it can recommend similar books.
Read the Books
With the use of state-of-the-art 3D animation and the latest streaming video technology, ReadtheBooks.com offers an innovative and entertaining solution to help libraries connect with kids about books.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Serials Directory
Provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. It contains nearly 212,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers; and data from nearly 108,235 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses.
United States Government Publications Monthly Catalog
Bibliographic records of US federal publications since January 1994 describing items available through the Federal Depository Library program. The MOCAT database is updated daily and includes a link available for locating depository libraries that receive a given publication.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]WorldCat
Master catalog from OCLC of over 43 million items owned by libraries around the world.

Books - eBooks

Not sure where to start? TryHCPL Digital Media Catalog or NetLibrary eBooks

HCPL Digital Media Catalog
Checkout and download eAudio Books, eBooks, and music.  Select from hundreds of popular titles.
NetLibrary eBooks
Search through thousands of books online and then read one right on your computer screen. Downloading is available for select titles.
A NetLibrary login is required for this database, see our NetLibrary Help page for more information.
Safari Books Online
The premier electronic reference library for programmers and IT professionals.
There is a limit of five simultaneous users for this resource.
Tumblebooks
Electronic books for children.

Business

Not sure where to start? Try Business & Company Resource Center or ReferenceUSA

Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Business & Company Resource Center
Comprehensive database including directory information, company histories, investment reports, and industry information.
There is a limit of five simultaneous users for this resource.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Business Source Complete
The Business Searching Interface (BSI) provides business researchers with the highly-refined tools that they need in order to conduct sophisticated searches for the business content that they require.
Money Smart - A Financial Education Program
A financial training program for adults, from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, in 10 modules that each take 20-30 minutes to complete.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Combines in one database stock, fund, industry, and ETF information necessary for in-depth research and smart portfolio construction.  Use it to screen investment options and build reports.
There is a limit of five simultaneous users for this resource.
ReferenceUSA
From conducting market research to choosing a health care provider, this extensive database offers the information you need -- in a fast, convenient format. Databases available in our subscription are: US Busineses, HealthCare, & US Residential.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Regional Business News
Updated daily, provides comprehensive full text for 35 international news wires and 49 regional business publications.
ThomasRegister
Comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America.  Free registration is required to view company records.
ValueLine Investment Service
One of the top resources for investors and for financial advice.
Valueline is available for users who are using a library computer; there is no remote access to this resource.

Computers

Not sure where to start? Try Computer Source: Consumer Edition

Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Computer Source: Consumer Edition
Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
Provides abstracts and indexing for literature related to personal computing products and developments in business, the Internet, the home, and all other applied areas. Over 400 of the most important trade publications, mainstream computer magazines, and professional journals are covered, including those that focus on specific topics such as Macintosh and Windows platforms, programming, web development and more.
Safari Books Online
The premier electronic reference library for programmers and IT professionals.
There is a limit of five simultaneous users for this resource.

Education & Libraries

Not sure where to start? Try Professional Development Collection

Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]ERIC
The Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Information Science & Technology Abstracts
A leading database in the areas of information science. ISTA indexes journal articles from more than 450 publications plus books, research reports, and conference proceedings and patents, with ongoing comprehensive coverage of the most important periodicals in this field. Coverage dates back to the mid 1960s.
Learning Express Library (Learnatest.com)
Practice tests based on official exams including GED, SAT, Real Estate, Citizenship, and THEA.
A Learning Express Library login is required for this database. If you are unable to register from home, please visit one of our branches.
Money Smart - A Financial Education Program
A financial training program for adults, from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, in 10 modules that each take 20-30 minutes to complete.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Vocational & Career Collection
Designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.

Encyclopedias & Reference

Not sure where to start? Try World Book Encyclopedia Online

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Comprehensive listing of assistance programs administered by 57 Federal Agencies.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]EBSCOhost
Gateway to all EBSCO database resources.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia
Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
ReferenceUSA
From conducting market research to choosing a health care provider, this extensive database offers the information you need -- in a fast, convenient format.
World Book Encyclopedia Online
The World Book American Edition Encyclopedia available online. Searchable full text entries enhanced with audio and video.

Español

Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]EBSCOhost Español
Entrada española de la lengua a todos los recursos de la base de datos de EBSCO. El interfaz de la búsqueda está en español con los artículos en inglés. En algunas de las bases de datos hay una opción de la traducción.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Economia y Negocios
Produced in Peru by ESAN (Escuela de Administración de Negocios para Graduados), the oldest graduate school of business in the Spanish-speaking world. This Spanish language database, which focuses on business and economics, consists of more than 60,000 bibliographic records. Coverage dates back to the early 1980s and includes over 200 periodicals published in Latin America and Spain.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Fuente Academica
A unique collection of scholarly academic journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This database provides full text coverage (including PDF) for nearly 200 scholarly Spanish language journals. Content is provided in Spanish from respected publishers worldwide.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]MedicLatina
A Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals published by renowned Latin American medical publishers. This unique database provides access to full text for nearly 100 peer-reviewed medical journals.
MedlinePlus en Español
MedlinePlus le ayuda encontrar las respuestas que usted busca en temas de salud. MedlinePlus ha recopilado la información más confiable proveniente de fuentes autorizadas tales como la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina y los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud, así como otras agencias gubernamentales y organizaciones de servicios para la salud. MedlinePlus también le ofrece mucha información sobre medicamentos, una enciclopedia médica ilustrada, programas interactivos para el paciente y las más recientes noticias acerca de la salud.
World Book Encyclopedia Online
The World Book American Edition Encyclopedia available online. Searchable full text entries enhanced with audio and video.

Genealogy

Not sure where to start? Try Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com
Genealogical database with access to numerous databases including the US Census; birth, marriage, and death indexes; immigration records; military records; directories; biographies; newspapers and periodicals; court records; and reference and finding aids. 
Ancestry.com is available for users who are using a library computer; there is no remote access to this resource.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]HeritageQuest: Genealogy and Local History
Comprehensive treasury of family lineage and local histories, including materials for tracing family lineage and American culture, beginning with the 13 original colonies.

Health & Medicine

Not sure where to start? Try Health and Wellness Resource Center or MedlinePlus

Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]ALT HealthWatch
This alternative health database provides full text for 180 publications in the collection, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Consumer Health Complete
The single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Health and Wellness Resource Center
Instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference resources.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Health Reference Center
Articles on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health and safety, alcohol, drug abuse, HMO's, etc. Covers 1994 - present.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Health Source: Consumer Edition
Provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition features searchable full text for nearly 150 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Health Source: Nursing/Academic
Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Medline
Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.
MedlinePlus
Offers access to health topics, drug information, news, a medical encyclopedia and PUBMED.  From the National Library of Medicine.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Natural & Alternative Treatments
A complementary and alternative medicine database designed specifically for the consumer-health researcher. This database provides current, up-to-date information that will satisfy an ever-growing demand for accurate, unbiased information on natural health. [Currently you will get a list of databases, scroll down and click Natural & Alternative Treatments; We are working on this]
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Provides nearly 575 full text publications, including nearly 550 peer-reviewed titles. Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
PUBMED
From the U. S. National Library of Medicine, probably the world's most comprehensive resource for health and medical information and research.
ReferenceUSA
From conducting market research to choosing a health care provider, this extensive database offers the information you need -- in a fast, convenient format.
St. Luke's Community Resource DB
A repository of health and social service programs in a 13 county area around Houston. Also includes statistics on populations, births, and deaths.

History

Not sure where to start? Try World History Collection

Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Bibliography of Native North Americans
A bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. BNNA contains more than 80,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]World History Collection
Offers a global look at history with content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. World History Collection contains cover-to-cover full text for nearly 150 titles, including many peer-reviewed journals. Full text dates as far back as 1964.
 
For Texas History see also: Handbook of Texas Online, Texas Almanac, & Texas Reference Center

Homework

Not sure where to start? Try Student Research Center

Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]eLibrary
Delivers one of the largest collections of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for K-12 schools and libraries.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]MAS Ultra: School Edition
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for more than 700 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 500 full text pamphlets, more than 350 full text reference books, 84,011 biographies, 83,472 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags.
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues.
 
There is a limit of eight simultaneous users for this resource.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Student Research Center
Provides students in secondary schools with the most appropriate research tools for easily obtaining the information that they seek from their EBSCO databases.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]TOPICsearch
Allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 102,800 articles from more than 2,500 diverse sources, including more than 1,550 full text periodicals.

Kids

Not sure where to start? Try Kids Search Interface or Searchasaurus

Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Kids Search Interface
This fun, lively interface lets young researchers explore various subjects and interesting sources of information.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Middle Search Plus
Provides full text for nearly 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Primary Search
Provides full text for nearly 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Searchasaurus
A colorful, easy-to-use search interface for elementary and middle school students.

Languages

Not sure where to start? Try Mango Languages

Livemocha
This free website offers online courses in languages from French, German, and Spanish to Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and Greek. Requires free registration to enroll in the courses.  Also includes social features to converse with other students.
Mango Languages
Learn languages online through everyday conversations. Languages include: Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, ESL (for Spanish, Polish, and Brazilian Portuguese speakers), Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Greek, and Russian. You can start learning immediately, or create an account so you can return to where you left off.

Law & Government

Not sure where to start? Try Texas Statutes

The Federal Register
From the US GPO. Covers 1994 to present.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Legal Collection
Contains full text for nearly 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals. The Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Military & Government Collection
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites.
Texas Statutes
 
Thomson Gale Legal Forms

Access to Texas legal forms such as wills, leases, powers of attorney, and divorce.
U.S. Code Search
Alternate Search @ the Cornell Legal Information Institute
U.S. Code of Federal Regulations Search
Alternate Search @ the Cornell Legal Information Institute
United States Government Publications Monthly Catalog
Bibliographic records of US federal publications since January 1994 describing items available through the Federal Depository Library program. The MOCAT database is updated daily and includes a link available for locating depository libraries that receive a given publication.

Literature & Literary Criticism

Not sure where to start? Try Literature Resource Center

Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Contemporary Authors
Biographic details on 100,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights,  nonfiction writers, journalists, and script writers whose works have been translated into English or published in the United States.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
Criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, and short story writers now living or who died after Dec.31, 1959. Emphasis is on authors who frequently appear in High School and College literature courses.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Dictionary of Literary Biography
Essays outlining the lives and careers of authors from all eras and genres.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Literature Resource Center
Combined resource for literary criticism, includes Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Scribner's, and Twayne's.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Scribner Writers
Includes 15-20 page signed essays on more than 1,600 authors and literary genres drawn from 13 acclaimed Scribner print series.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Twayne's Authors Series - World, English & US Authors
Each contains the full text of 200 frequently used Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, US, or English authors, for a total of 600 individual full-text titles.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Twentieth Century American & English Poetry
Full text poetry database of 20th century American and British poets.

Magazines & Journals

Not sure where to start? Try Masterfile Premier

For subject specific journals and magazines see subject areas such as Business, Science, Education, etc.

Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Academic Search Complete
Full text database of peer-reviewed academic journals, offering critical information from many sources found in no other database. Covers nearly all areas of study.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]EBSCOhost
Gateway to all EBSCO database resources.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]eLibrary
Delivers one of the largest collections of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for K-12 schools and libraries.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Masterfile Premier Magazine Index
Designed specifically for the public library, this database offers information on a broad variety of subjects, including general interest, multicultural, and business.

Newspapers

Not sure where to start? Try Newspaper Source

Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]eLibrary
Delivers one of the largest collections of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for K-12 schools and libraries. Includes the full-text of the Wall Street Journal.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Infotrac Newspapers
National and international newspapers including Houston Chronicle (from 1996), Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, and Austin American Statesman.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Newspaper Source
Provides selected full text for nearly 30 national (U.S.) and international newspapers including the Houston Chronicle (1997-present), The Dallas Morning News, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers.

Science & Technology

Not sure where to start? Try Science & Technology Collection

Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]AGRICOLA
This database contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Coverage for AGRICOLA dates back to 1970 and includes more than 2.5 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture. Alternate Link
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]EBSCO Animals
Provides in-depth information on a variety of topics relating to animals. The database consists of indexing, abstracts, and full text records describing the nature and habitat of familiar animals.
Patent and Trademark Office Database
United States patents, trademarks, abstracts, full-text and images available.
Safari Books Online
The premier electronic reference library for programmers and IT professionals. There is a limit of five simultaneous users for this resource.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Science & Technology Collection
Contains over 800 leading full text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science.

Social Issues & Opinion

Not sure where to start? Try Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues.
 
There is a limit of eight simultaneous users for this resource.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Religion & Philosophy Collection
Provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Texas

Not sure where to start? Try Handbook of Texas Online or Texas Reference Center

Handbook of Texas Online
Encyclopedia containing over 23,000 articles on Texas history, geography, culture, etc.
St. Luke's Community Resource DB
A repository of health and social service programs in a 13 county area around Houston. Also includes statistics on populations, births, and deaths.
Texas Almanac
Online version of book which includes Texas history, culture, politics, and more.  The included Texas Towns database has information on current, and past, Texas towns.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
Detailed property and land-use records that depicts the architecture of more than 12,000 US towns and cities throughout the past 100 years.
Database available courtesy of the Texas State Library through TexShare. [TexShare Logo]Texas Reference Center
Includes more than 80 full text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure. The database contains biographies portraying famous historical and contemporary Texans such as George Herbert Walker Bush, Lady Bird Johnson, Dan Moody, Susanna Dickinson and Sam Houston. Also available in the Texas Reference Center is the Spanish-language newspaper El Sol de Texas with Texas and national news coverage.