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ancestry library edition database


Here you'll find access to resources that can help in your genealogy/family history research.  Types of records you might find include census and voter lists, birth, marriage and death records; immigration and travel records; military records and more. Proquest & Ancestry have graciously granted remote access to Ancestry Library Edition through the end of August. Continued remote access will be evaluated on a monthly basis as needed. 

Found In: Genealogy & Local History
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Biblio Enfants TumbleBooks

Here you'll find unlimited streaming access to French-language electronic books for kids.  Access graciously provided by TumbleBooks through 8/31/20.///Vous trouverez ici un accès illimité en continu à des livres électroniques en français pour les enfants. Accès gracieusement fourni par TumbleBooks jusqu'au 08/31/20.

Found In: Books & Reading, Digital Media, Kids, Homework

EBSCOhost Español

Aquí encontrará una manera de realizar una búsqueda a travéz de múltiples bases 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 opción de la traducción. Vídeo Tutorial: EBSCOHost búsqueda básica

Found In: Español
family search website

Family Search

Here you'll find a family history organization that provides free access to genealogy research tools such as family-tree building, digitized records and family history books from around the world, a research wiki, online classes and more.

Found In: Genealogy & Local History
freegal music log

Freegal Music

Freegal® Music offers access to about 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. Unlimited streaming and three downloads per week. 

Found In: Digital Media
heritagequest database

Heritage Quest

Here you'll find primary sources dating back to the 1700s. Contains six core resources: U.S. Federal Censuses, genealogy and local history books, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War Records, Freedman's Bank Records and the LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set.

Found In: Genealogy & Local History
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Kanopy is a streaming video service focusing on critically-acclaimed documentaries, foreign films & classic cinema. 

Found In: Digital Media
learning express library database

Learning Express: Recursos Para Hispanohablantes

Aquí encontrará recursos para mejorar sus habilidades gramaticales, de lectura, y matemáticas.  De igual manera, encontrará las herramientas necesarias de preparación para los exámenes de GED y de ciudadanía. Debe crear un inicio de sesión gratuito de Learning Express para utilizar este recurso.

Found In: Español

MedlinePlus Espanol

Temas de salud e información sobre medicamentos Acceso a un enciclopedia médica ilustrada, programas interactivos para el paciente y las más recientes noticias acerca de la salud

Found In: Español


Here you'll find information to help with personal investments. Topics covered include stocks, funds, ETFs, as well as articles, videos and investment skills training.  

Found In: Business & Finance
harris county resources

Ready Harris

"This site provides user-friendly access to information on how to prepare for all types of disasters, highlights access to real-time alerts regarding ongoing emergencies, and connects you with state-of-the-art tools available to help you plan, recover, and stay safe." (

Found In: Texas & Harris County, COVID-19
beta (beta)

This will be the official U.S. government website for people who make, receive, and manage federal awards.  This site replaces the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.

Found In: Law & Government
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Here you'll find unlimited access to an online database of eBooks and educator resources perfect for your middle school, high school, or public library. On offer is a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. No downloads required. Access graciously provided by TumbleBooks through 8/31/20.

Found In: Books & Reading, Teens, Homework, Digital Media


Here you'll find a comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America.  Free registration is required to view company records.  

Found In: Business & Finance
transparent language database

Transparent Language

Here you'll find resources for language learning, including ESL for speakers of numerous world languages.  ESL course also includes citizenship practice. App available for Apple, Android & other devices.

Found In: Languages, Homework
CIA World Factbook website

World Factbook

Here you'll find information on world entities provided by the CIA--history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, transnational issues--in compact entries. Maps, flags, and country comparisons are included.

Found In: Encyclopedias & Reference, Homework


Here you'll find a master catalog of items owned by libraries around the world. Click here for a guide on how to place an Interlibrary Loan Request.  

Found In: Books & Reading