Google is great, but it is limited. The library offers access to authoritative databases, full of quality content. We subscribe to them, so you can use them for free. Access from any library or from home using library card # and PIN (first 3 letters of your last name).

 



TexShare, an important digital resource for Texans, offers a comprehensive suite of information resources in multiple languages. Browse the diverse array of exclusive TexShare databases here, or select from the list below. And remember, library staff is always available to assist with your research efforts.     

 


 
   

DATABASES BY CATEGORY
 
Arts & Humanities Homework Help (K - 12 Resources)
Auto Repair & DIY Legal Help
Business Magazines, Journals & Newspapers
Career, Education, & Professional Development Recursos en Español
Encyclopedias & Reference  Science & Technology
Genealogy, History, Military & Religion Texas Resources
Health & Medicine  

 



ARTS & HUMANITIES

 

Credo Reference                                                                                                                            Complete Core collection of over 1,000 full-text reference titles, as well as thousands of images and videos providing credible, authoritative information for homework, school projects, job search preparation, and other reference needs. 
Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson) 
Articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama and poetry in the fields of humanities
Gale Literary Sources
Searches Literature Resource CenterLit FinderContemporary AuthorsDictionary of Literary BiographyLiterature CriticismTwayne’s Authors, and Scribner Writers.
Book Review Digest Plus
Book reviews on art, biography, business, education, general interest, history, humanities, literature, music and more with coverage back to 1983.
Literary Reference Center
Author biographies, plot summaries and work overviews; full-text essays, literary reference books; full text for literary magazines and journals, book reviews, poems, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, and more.
EBSCO eBook Collection
Collection of eBooks and resource materials. 
NoveList
Reading recommendations for children, youth and adults.
 



AUTO REPAIR & DIY
 
Chilton Library
Find step-by-step auto repair instructions, maintenance schedules, recalls, diagrams and more. Search by specific year, make and model. 
Small Engine Repair Reference Center 
Repair guides for all kinds of small engines.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
"How-to" instruction, videos, and creative ideas for hobby enthusiasts. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and more.
Home Improvement Reference Center
"How-to” information on home improvement/repair projects.
 


BUSINESS

Business Source Complete
Covers all aspects of business world with full-text articles from business journals on management, economics, finance, accounting, and more.
Foundation Grants to Individuals (Access in Library Only)
Foundations and public charities that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers.
Foundation Directory Online (FDO) (Access in Library Only)
Comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants including database of foundations, corporate giving programs, grantmaking public charities, sponsoring companies, award grants, and recently filed IRS forms 990 and 990-PF. 
Reference USA
Basic directory information for more than 210 million U.S. residents and 14 million businesses in all zip code areas of the United States; includes business name, address, phone number, headquarters, branch and subsidiaries identification, SIC codes, yellow pages headings, ticker symbol, credit rating, number of employees, and estimated sales volume. 
Regional Business News
Full-text for international newswires and regional business publications.
Small Business Reference Center
Reference books and full-text periodicals with how-to instructions on small business topics such as buying and selling a business, managing employees, writing a business plan, understanding legal information, and more.

 


CAREER, EDUCATION, & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Lynda.com
Leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals; contains video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.
Job & Career Accelerator 
Guides job seekers through career selection and job searching.
Learning Express Library 3.0
Interactive test preparation site for academic, career and civil service tests such as the 4th grade and 8th grade reading tests, postal work exam, GED, SAT and as ASVAB (Armed Services).
Vocational & Career Collection
Designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.
TeachingBooks.net
Adds multimedia dimension to child and young adult reading experiences; includes resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.
TOPICsearch
Explores social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms; contains full text articles from diverse sources.
U.S. College Database
Updated, non-commercial directory of all large universities, small colleges, community colleges and trade schools nationwide.
Professional Development Collection
Database for professional educators providing collection of high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles and educational reports.
Pronunciator 
Fun way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.
ProCitizen 
Online course to prepare New Americans for the civics, reading, and writing parts of the USCIS Naturalization Test. Includes 100 instructional videos in both English and Spanish.
ProLibrary
Spanish library terminology for English speakers.
Teacher Reference Center
Provides indexing and abstracts for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators. Teacher Reference Center offers coverage on topics such as assessment, best practices, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, elementary education, higher education, instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, school administration, science and mathematics, teacher education, and more.


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ENCYCLOPEDIAS & REFERENCE
 
World Book Online
Entire set of World Book encyclopedias, searchable through the library catalog. 
Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia
Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas. 
Opposing Viewpoints
Premier online resource covering social issues and providing a wealth of information for debaters. 
Academic Search Complete
Full-text articles from scholarly publications, abstracts, and indexing.
Gale Databases
Collection of materials from a variety of sources: magazines, books, reference materials, newspapers, almanacs, media files, etc. 
 


GENEALOGY, HISTORY, MILITARY & RELIGION


Ancestry Library Edition (Access in Library Only)
Access to over 7 billion names in over 4,000 genealogical databases including Census Records, Passenger Lists and UK & Ireland records (library version of Ancestry.com).
Bibliography of Native North Americans
Citations to literature about native peoples of North America published from the sixteenth century to the present.
Family Search
Find your family. Discover youself. Learn where you came from, and get to know who you are.  Features free family tree.
Military and Government Collection
Current news pertaining to military and government, the database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content.
Religion & Philosophy Collection
Cover topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. 
Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
More than 660,000 historic maps that chart the development of more than 12,000 American towns and cities.

 



HEALTH & MEDICINE

Health Reference Center Academic
Full text and images of respected nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters; pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; and reference books.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Authoritative information on health-related questions including full text of health magazines written for the layperson. USP DI Volume II, Advice for the Patient, Stedman's Medical Dictionary, and health-related pamphlets are included.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Articles on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health and safety, alcohol and drug abuse, HMOs, prescription drugs, etc. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
MEDLINE
Information from journals indexed in the national Library Medicines' MEDLINE file. Gain information about such fields as medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and preclinical sciences.
Natural & Alternative Treatments
Complementary and alternative medicine database designed specifically for the consumer-health researcher. 
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Full text publications, including peer-reviewed titles covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
 



HOMEWORK HELP (K – 12 RESOURCES)

Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.
Explora Elementary 
Explora High School
Explora Public Libraries
Explora Educator's Edition                                 
Learning Express Library 3.0  
Interactive test preparation for academic, career and civil service tests such as the 4th grade and 8th grade reading tests, postal work exam, GED, SAT and ASVAB (Armed Services). 
MAS Complete - School Edition
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines.  
Middle Search Plus
Full text for popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles) with information dating as far back as 1990.  
Primary Search
Full text for popular magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles) with information dating as far back as 1990.  
TOPICsearch
Explores social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms; contains full text articles from diverse sources.


LEGAL HELP
Westlaw Patron Access
Premier legal research available in library only.
Legal Information Reference Center
Full text for many top consumer legal reference books, the resource contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms.
Legal Collection
Full text for nearly 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals, the resource is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.
Legal Forms
State-specific legal forms across popular legal areas including real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and more; also includes comprehensive attorney state directory and dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.


MAGAZINES, JOURNALS, & NEWSPAPERS
 
MasterFILE Premier 
Full text for general reference, business, health, science, and multi-cultural periodicals.
Newspaper Source
Full text for nearly 30 national and international newspapers; also contains full text TV & radio news transcripts and full text for over 200 regional newspapers. 
 
 


RECURSOS EN ESPAÑOL

EBSCOhost en Español
(Interfaz en español contraduccion de los articulos). Base de datos sobre muchos temas - incluye texto completo. Los articulos están traducidos por un programa de la computadora del inglés.
Ebrary / e-libro
Títulos de más de 500 editoriales, 95% de América Latina y España. Incluye trabajos académicos.
Fuente Academica
Una colección única de revistas académicas académicas de reconocidas editoriales Latino Americanas y españolas.
MedicLatina
Investigaciones médicas y revistas de investigación publicadas por reconocidas editoras médicas Latino Americanas.
Pronunciator es una manera divertida y fácil de aprender cualquiera de los 80 idiomas disponibles.
ProCitizen | Preparación para obtener la ciudadanía estadounidense
Si ya tienes un nombre de estudiante y contraseña de Pronunciator, puedes iniciar sesión a continuación. De lo contrario, regístrate donde dice "¿Es tu primera vez aquí?" y recibirás un nombre de estudiante y contraseña que funcionán tanto para Pronunciator como ProCitizen.
ProLibrary
Téminos de la biblioteca en inglés por hispanohablantes.
Salud en Español
Salud en Español provee en español artículos y hojas informatívas comprensivos basados en la evidencia sobre todos los aspectos de la salud del consumidor. En los artículos informáticos específicos se ofrecen resúmenes sobre todos los aspectos de la salud, tales como enfermedades, condiciones, procedimientos médicos y varios tratamientos. El contenido de esta base de datos incluye una colección variada de temas ralacionados a la salud: primeros auxilios, el cuidado de y enfremedades de niños, la medicina alternativa, y el proceso de envejecimiento y la salud.   



SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Computer Source
Full-text journals and magazines covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, information systems, robotics, and software.
Science in Context
An engaging online resource that provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.
Science & Technology Collection
Full text journals covering aspects of the scientific and technical community such as aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science.
 



TEXAS RESOURCES
 
San Angelo Standard Times 2016-2018 issues
Handbook of Texas Online
Searchable encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture 
Portal to Texas History
Covers geographic areas of Texas and prehistory through the 20th century. Designed for historians,students, and lifelong learners, the Portal emphasizes primary sources and features digital reproductions of photographs, maps, letters, documents, books, artifacts, and more. Portal curriculum Primary Source Adventures that comply with TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) standards will highlight relevant materials for classroom teachers. 
Texas Reference Center
Full text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic and cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure; contains biographies portraying famous historical and contemporary Texans such as George Herbert Walker Bush and Lady Bird; includes the Spanish-language newspaper El Sol de Texas.
Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
Property and land-use records that depicts the architecture of more than 12,000 U.S. towns and cities throughout the past one hundred years.
TexShare Databases
A group of databases covering a wide variety of subjects. Databases include Electric Library, Wilson Select, Masterfile, ERIC, First Search, and the Handbook of Texas.