Digital Research for Adults by Topic

Reference Databases listed by topic




Standard Times Archive

San Angelo Standard-Times Archive

The San Angelo Standard-Times newspaper, archived on the Internet.

Years currently available online: 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2021.

The library plans to add more years to the online archive.  The library also has a far more complete archive on microfilm at the Stephens Central location.

Available in the library only.




Academic Search Complete logo

Academic Search Complete

A comprehensive resource of full-text academic journals, videos,, reports and books on dozens of subjects.

Master file Complete logo

MasterFILE Complete

A multidisciplinar database providing full text for popular magazines, reference books, and other highly regarded sources from world leading publishers.



Auto / Small Engine Repair

Chilton Auto Repair logo

Chilton Library represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners.  There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.

Small Engine Repair logo

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

A well-organized collection of detailed, yet user-friendly, repair guides for all manner of small engines.




Book Connections logo

Book Connections

Resources about children's and young adult books from TeachingBooks, including exclusive Meet-the-Author movies and recordings, book trailers, and Reader's Advisory to help you choose the right book.

Available in the state of Texas.

Book Review Digest logo

Book Review Digest Plus

An essential library tool providing access to book reviews on a wide range of topics from a variety of sources, including newspapers, review journals and popular magazines.

Biblioboard logo


A collection of eBooks from the eRead Texas Unlimited Collection, including popular nonfiction such as travel, nutrition and health, gardening, along with adult and young adult fiction.

eBooks at EBSCO logo

EBSCO eBooks

Full text for thousands of recently published fiction and nonfiction books on a variety of topics, such as business, economics, history, law, literature, psychology, religion, STEM subjects and more.

Teaching Books logo

Bring to life children's and YA books with video trailers, author interviews, discussion questions, and much more. Great for book clubs, choosing books, and homework help.




Business Source Complete logo

Business Source Complete

Premium business content, including research articles, SWOT analyses, company profiles, industry information and more.

Data Axle Reference Solutions logo

Data Axle Reference Solutions

Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) is the number 1 source of information on businesses and people specifically designed for small business owners, marketing professionals, researchers and job seekers.

Reference Solutions helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people.

Small Business Resource Center logo

Small Business Reference Center

Supports small business owners and entrepreneurs with reference books including Nolo do-it-yourself guides as well as business videos, details on how to create business plans, and more.




Learning Express Job & Career Accelerator logo

LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator

A collection of interactive tutorials, practice tests, articles, flash cards and eBooks patrons can use to improve academic skills in reading, writing, math and science as well as prepare for high-stakes exams. Includes Job and Career Accelerator.

Learning Express Library logo

Learning Express

Guides job seekers through the most effective career selection and job search possible.  Also, prepares with job searching, interviewing and more.

Vocational and Career logo

Vocational & Career Collection

Full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high school, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.




Hobbies and Crafts logo

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

A collection of leading hobby and craft magazines with detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.



Current Events

Opposing Viewpoints logo

Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints covers contemporary social issues, from abortion to zero tolerance policies. It provides a broad variety of information including viewpoint essays, news and magazine articles, court-case overviews, and more.




Consumer Financial Protection Bureau logo

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly.



Genealogy logo


Access to over 8 billion names in over 4,000 genealogical databases.

Available in the library only.

Family Search logo

Family Search

Genealogical resource featuring family trees.

Heritage Quest logo


HeritageQuest combines digital, searchable imagegs of U>S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. Powered by with more than 4.4 billion records and coverage dating back to the 1700s. 

Sandborn Historical Maps logo

Sanborn Maps

Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. The maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape. Come explore America's rich and diverse building history.




Explora for Public Libraries logo

Explora for Public Libraries

An easy-to-search interface for public library patrons looking for magazine and newspaper articles, books and other reference materials on a variety of topics.

TexShare logo

TexShare Databases

TexShare, an important digital resource for Texans, offers a comprehensive suite of information resources in multiple languages.

Access to TexShare is available outside of the library building, but a password is required. Email the library or call 325-655-7321 for access.



Foundation Directory Online logo

Foundation Directory Online

Win more grants and make a bigger difference. Find the right funder now.

Available in the library only.




Gale Legal Forms logo

Gale Legal Forms

Provides a wide selection of state-specific legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others.

Legal Collection logo

Legal Collection

A valuable database of the most respected scholarly law journals covering the current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

Legal Information Resource Center logo

Legal Information Reference Center

A resource to help laypersons navigate a wide range of legal issues with top consumer legal referrence books including Nolo do-it-yourself guides as well as thousands of legal forms.

Texas Law Help logo

Texas Law Help

Dedicated to providing free, reliable legal information to all Texans. Includes legal forms.

Westlaw logo

Westlaw from Thomson Reuters

Premier legal research resource.

Available in the library only.




Medline Complete logo


An essential biomedical research resource providing access to many of the most-used biomedical and health journals, covering a wide range of subjects.




Newspaper Source Plus logo

Newspaper Source Plus

A resource offering cover-to-cover full text for U.S., international and regional newspapers as well as television and radio news transcripts from major networks.



Science & Technology

Science in Context logo


Science is an engaging resource that provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

Linked in Learning logo

Linkedin Learning

Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Formerly



Spanish Language Resources

Medic Latina logo


A unique collection of medical and scientific journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers covering a range of health and medical subjects.

Recursos Para Hispanoablantes logo

Recursos Para Hispañohablantes

Herramientas de aprendizaje, arrera y ciudadania Americana en espanol.

Referencia Latina logo

Referencia Latina

Esta base de datos de texto completo en español cubre una amplia gama de temas dentro y fuera de la academia. Ofrece contenido de una variedad de fuentes, incluidos libros de referencia, revistas de interés general e informes de salud.

Salud en Espanol logo

Salud en Español

Primeros auxilios, Cuidado y enfermedad de bebés / niños.



Texas History

Handbook of Texas logo

Handbook of Texas

Your source for Texas history.

Portal to Texas History logo

The Portal to Texas

A gateway to rare, historical, and primary source materials from or about Texas.

Sandborn Historical Maps logo

Sanborn Maps

Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. The maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape. Come explore America's rich and diverse building history.

Texas Reference Center logo

Texas Reference Center

A collection of journals and books about Texas and Texans with topics including the state's history, its ethnic and cultural diversity, literature, public health, business, leisure and more.