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The library offers premium research tools easily accessible with your library card! These resources are subscription-based and provide access to information from reliable sources. 

Resources A-Z

Adults

Academic Search Complete

More than 8,500 publications for popular and scholarly research.

Alt Health Watch

Alternative and holistic approaches to health and wellness.

America's Newspapers

Search for articles in newspapers, news magazines, and historical Texas newspapers.

Ancestry.com

Historical records, photos, stories, and more, for your genealogy research. Available in the library only.

Auto Repair Reference Center

DIY repair and maintenance information for most domestic and imported vehicles.

Chadwyk-Healy 20th Century Poetry

Comprehensive collection of modern English and American poetry.

Consumer Health Complete

Health and wellness information for the consumer, including mainstream, holistic, and integrated medicine.

EBSCO Business Source Complete

Journals, company profiles, and market research.

EBSCO Enhanced Business Search

All the resources of EBSCO Business Source plus industry and market links.

EBSCO Health Source Nursing

Full-text journals for nursing, allied health professions and other medical disciplines.

Facts on File: History

Ancient and Medieval History, World History, and American History.

Facts on File: Science

Science and math information presented in essays, videos, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.

Family Search

Extensive genealogy records and tutorials provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Fuente Academica

Provides PDF full-text for more than 330 scholarly publications in areas of academic study. Content is provided in Spanish from respected publishers worldwide.

Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War

Political, economic, and cultural life during the war presented in first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, and literature.

Gale Literature Resource Center

Criticism, analyses, and biographies of authors, their works, and literary movements from Antiquity to the Modern Era.

Gale Online Courses

Enroll in free instructor-led online test prep courses.

Handbook of Texas

Texas history, geography, and culture gathered by the Texas State Historical Association.

Heritage Quest

Comprehensive treasury of American genealogy sources.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Wide range of how-to information for artists, crafters and hobbyists.

Home Improvement Reference Center

DIY articles, images, and videos from leading home improvement magazines.

Jobs and Career Accelerator

Job listings, resume and cover letter help, assessments, and organizational tools to help find the right career. 

Learning Express Library

Self-paced classes and practice exams for all ages to accelerate educational and career goals, including test prep for high school equivalency and college. Recursos en Español.

MasterFILE Premier

Magazines, books, and primary source documents and with photos, maps, flags, and more.

MedicLatina

Collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers.

Morningstar

Analyze stocks, mutual funds, indexes, sectors, or your portfolio. Tutorials available for those new to Morningstar and investing.
Use card # 26101 as login.

Newspaper Source

National and international newspapers including USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, as well as hundreds of regional newspapers.

NoveList

Find your next read. Search more than 135,000 fiction titles by subject, find reviews, annotations, read a-likes, and more.

Reference USA

Access more than 36 million U.S. businesses and 260 million U.S. residents for your business or consumer research.  Search by location, SIC code, business size, and more.

Salud en Espanol

Provides content in Spanish in all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.

SAMS Online

Technical repair manuals for technicians, do-it-yourselfers, restorers and hobbyists.
Available in the library only.

Science and Technology Collection

More than 800 journals covering the scientific and technical community.

Small Business Reference Center

How-to instructions for small business, such as buying and selling a business, managing employees, creating a business plan, and legal aspects.

Small Engine Repair Center

Search maintenance and repair guides by product type, brand or model.

Texas Historical Newspapers

Newspapers published between 1813 and 1922. Covers more than 100 years of the Lone Star State's people and history in 18 towns and cities.

Texas Reference Center

Journals, books, and newspapers about Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden, and sports & leisure.

TexShare Databases

TexShare collection of over 60 databases for research, genealogy, history, science, technology, business, health, medicine, and literature.
Call 972-292-5669 for login.

USA Trade Online

Access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data.
Login: FriscoUSATrade
Password: TX75034

UXL American Decades

20th Century events and social history from 1900 to 1999.

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geological Features

Physical and geological aspects of the earth's landforms and major geological events associated with them.

Vocational & Career Collection

Trade and industry related periodicals.

World Book Online Reference Center

Articles from the print version of World Book Encyclopedia plus photos, sounds, illustrations, maps, and 360-degree views, full-color atlas of the world, and more.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life

Cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americans, and Africa. Covers history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues by continent.

Teens

Academic Search Complete

More than 8,500 publications for popular and scholarly research.

Brainfuse

An online tutoring service for students in grades K-12 featuring one-on-one tutoring and self-paced study tools. Available in English and Spanish, live one-on-one tutoring with qualified tutors is available daily between 2pm and 11pm. Other study tools are available 24/7.
A valid library card is required.

Chadwyk-Healy 20th Century Poetry

Comprehensive collection of modern English and American poetry.

Facts on File: History

Ancient and Medieval History, World History, and American History.

Facts on File: Science

Science and math information presented in essays, videos, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.

Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War

Political, economic, and cultural life during the war presented in first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, and literature.

Gale Literature Resource Center

Criticism, analyses, and biographies of authors, their works, and literary movements from Antiquity to the Modern Era.

Gale Online Courses

Enroll in free instructor-led online test prep courses.

Handbook of Texas

Texas history, geography, and culture gathered by the Texas State Historical Association.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Wide range of how-to information for artists, crafters and hobbyists.

Jobs and Career Accelerator

Job listings, resume and cover letter help, assessments, and organizational tools to help find the right career. 

Learning Express Library

Self-paced classes and practice exams for all ages to accelerate educational and career goals, including test prep for high school equivalency and college. Recursos en Español.

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Magazines, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags for high school students.

Newspaper Source

National and international newspapers including USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, as well as hundreds of regional newspapers.

NoveList

Find your next read. Search more than 135,000 fiction titles by subject, find reviews, annotations, read a-likes, and more.

TexShare Databases

TexShare collection of over 60 databases for research, genealogy, history, science, technology, business, health, medicine, and literature.
Call 972-292-5669 for login.

UXL American Decades

20th Century events and social history from 1900 to 1999.

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geological Features

Physical and geological aspects of the earth's landforms and major geological events associated with them.

World Book Online Reference Center

Articles from the print version of World Book Encyclopedia plus photos, sounds, illustrations, maps, and 360-degree views, full-color atlas of the world, and more.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life

Cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americans, and Africa. Covers history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues by continent.

Youth

Brainfuse

An online tutoring service for students in grades K-12 featuring one-on-one tutoring and self-paced study tools. Available in English and Spanish, live one-on-one tutoring with qualified tutors is available daily between 2pm and 11pm. Other study tools are available 24/7.
A valid library card is required.

EBSCO Kids Search

Homework resource for elementary students with articles and images in many subjects.

Facts on File: History

Ancient and Medieval History, World History, and American History.

Facts on File: Science

Science and math information presented in essays, videos, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.

Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War

Political, economic, and cultural life during the war presented in first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, and literature.

Handbook of Texas

Texas history, geography, and culture gathered by the Texas State Historical Association.

Learning Express Library

Self-paced classes and practice exams for all ages to accelerate educational and career goals, including test prep for high school equivalency and college. Recursos en Español.

NoveList

Find your next read. Search more than 135,000 fiction titles by subject, find reviews, annotations, read a-likes, and more.

Searchasaurus

A kid-friendly, general reference research tool for elementary school children.

TexShare Databases

TexShare collection of over 60 databases for research, genealogy, history, science, technology, business, health, medicine, and literature.
Call 972-292-5669 for login.

UXL American Decades

20th Century events and social history from 1900 to 1999.

World Book Online Reference Center

Articles from the print version of World Book Encyclopedia plus photos, sounds, illustrations, maps, and 360-degree views, full-color atlas of the world, and more.

 

 

Adults

Business

EBSCO Business Source Complete

Journals, company profiles, and market research.

EBSCO Enhanced Business Search

All the resources of EBSCO Business Source plus industry and market links.

Morningstar

Analyze stocks, mutual funds, indexes, sectors, or your portfolio. Tutorials available for those new to Morningstar and investing.
Use card # 26101 as login.

Reference USA

Access more than 36 million U.S. businesses and 260 million U.S. residents for your business or consumer research.  Search by location, SIC code, business size, and more.

Small Business Reference Center

How-to instructions for small business, such as buying and selling a business, managing employees, creating a business plan, and legal aspects.

USA Trade Online

Access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data.
Login: FriscoUSATrade
Password: TX75034

Career

Jobs and Career Accelerator

Job listings, resume and cover letter help, assessments, and organizational tools to help find the right career. 

Vocational & Career Collection

Trade and industry related periodicals.

Genealogy

Ancestry.com

Historical records, photos, stories, and more, for your genealogy research. Available in the library only.

Family Search

Extensive genealogy records and tutorials provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Heritage Quest

Comprehensive treasury of American genealogy sources.

Health

Alt Health Watch

Alternative and holistic approaches to health and wellness.

Consumer Health Complete

Health and wellness information for the consumer, including mainstream, holistic, and integrated medicine.

EBSCO Health Source Nursing

Full-text journals for nursing, allied health professions and other medical disciplines.

History & Geography

Facts on File: History

Ancient and Medieval History, World History, and American History.

Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War

Political, economic, and cultural life during the war presented in first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, and literature.

Handbook of Texas

Texas history, geography, and culture gathered by the Texas State Historical Association.

Texas Historical Newspapers

Newspapers published between 1813 and 1922. Covers more than 100 years of the Lone Star State's people and history in 18 towns and cities.

UXL American Decades

20th Century events and social history from 1900 to 1999.

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geological Features

Physical and geological aspects of the earth's landforms and major geological events associated with them.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life

Cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americans, and Africa. Covers history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues by continent.

Hobbies

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Wide range of how-to information for artists, crafters and hobbyists.

Literature

Chadwyk-Healy 20th Century Poetry

Comprehensive collection of modern English and American poetry.

Gale Literature Resource Center

Criticism, analyses, and biographies of authors, their works, and literary movements from Antiquity to the Modern Era.

NoveList

Find your next read. Search more than 135,000 fiction titles by subject, find reviews, annotations, read a-likes, and more.

Repair Guides

Auto Repair Reference Center

DIY repair and maintenance information for most domestic and imported vehicles.

Home Improvement Reference Center

DIY articles, images, and videos from leading home improvement magazines.

SAMS Online

Technical repair manuals for technicians, do-it-yourselfers, restorers and hobbyists.
Available in the library only.

Small Engine Repair Center

Search maintenance and repair guides by product type, brand or model.

Research

Academic Search Complete

More than 8,500 publications for popular and scholarly research.

America's Newspapers

Search for articles in newspapers, news magazines, and historical Texas newspapers.

MasterFILE Premier

Magazines, books, and primary source documents and with photos, maps, flags, and more.

Newspaper Source

National and international newspapers including USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, as well as hundreds of regional newspapers.

Texas Reference Center

Journals, books, and newspapers about Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden, and sports & leisure.

TexShare Databases

TexShare collection of over 60 databases for research, genealogy, history, science, technology, business, health, medicine, and literature.
Call 972-292-5669 for login.

World Book Online Reference Center

Articles from the print version of World Book Encyclopedia plus photos, sounds, illustrations, maps, and 360-degree views, full-color atlas of the world, and more.

Science

Facts on File: Science

Science and math information presented in essays, videos, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.

Science and Technology Collection

More than 800 journals covering the scientific and technical community.

Spanish Language

Fuente Academica

Provides PDF full-text for more than 330 scholarly publications in areas of academic study. Content is provided in Spanish from respected publishers worldwide.

MedicLatina

Collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers.

Salud en Espanol

Provides content in Spanish in all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.

Test Preparation

Gale Online Courses

Enroll in free instructor-led online test prep courses.

Learning Express Library

Self-paced classes and practice exams for all ages to accelerate educational and career goals, including test prep for high school equivalency and college. Recursos en Español.

Teens

Career

Jobs and Career Accelerator

Job listings, resume and cover letter help, assessments, and organizational tools to help find the right career. 

History & Geography

Facts on File: History

Ancient and Medieval History, World History, and American History.

Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War

Political, economic, and cultural life during the war presented in first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, and literature.

Handbook of Texas

Texas history, geography, and culture gathered by the Texas State Historical Association.

UXL American Decades

20th Century events and social history from 1900 to 1999.

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geological Features

Physical and geological aspects of the earth's landforms and major geological events associated with them.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life

Cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americans, and Africa. Covers history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues by continent.

Hobbies

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Wide range of how-to information for artists, crafters and hobbyists.

Homework Help

Brainfuse

An online tutoring service for students in grades K-12 featuring one-on-one tutoring and self-paced study tools. Available in English and Spanish, live one-on-one tutoring with qualified tutors is available daily between 2pm and 11pm. Other study tools are available 24/7.
A valid library card is required.

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Magazines, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags for high school students.

Literature

Chadwyk-Healy 20th Century Poetry

Comprehensive collection of modern English and American poetry.

Gale Literature Resource Center

Criticism, analyses, and biographies of authors, their works, and literary movements from Antiquity to the Modern Era.

NoveList

Find your next read. Search more than 135,000 fiction titles by subject, find reviews, annotations, read a-likes, and more.

Research

Academic Search Complete

More than 8,500 publications for popular and scholarly research.

Newspaper Source

National and international newspapers including USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, as well as hundreds of regional newspapers.

TexShare Databases

TexShare collection of over 60 databases for research, genealogy, history, science, technology, business, health, medicine, and literature.
Call 972-292-5669 for login.

World Book Online Reference Center

Articles from the print version of World Book Encyclopedia plus photos, sounds, illustrations, maps, and 360-degree views, full-color atlas of the world, and more.

Science

Facts on File: Science

Science and math information presented in essays, videos, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.

Test Preparation

Brainfuse

An online tutoring service for students in grades K-12 featuring one-on-one tutoring and self-paced study tools. Available in English and Spanish, live one-on-one tutoring with qualified tutors is available daily between 2pm and 11pm. Other study tools are available 24/7.
A valid library card is required.

Gale Online Courses

Enroll in free instructor-led online test prep courses.

Learning Express Library

Self-paced classes and practice exams for all ages to accelerate educational and career goals, including test prep for high school equivalency and college. Recursos en Español.

Youth

History & Geography

Facts on File: History

Ancient and Medieval History, World History, and American History.

Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War

Political, economic, and cultural life during the war presented in first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, and literature.

Handbook of Texas

Texas history, geography, and culture gathered by the Texas State Historical Association.

UXL American Decades

20th Century events and social history from 1900 to 1999.

Homework Help

Brainfuse

An online tutoring service for students in grades K-12 featuring one-on-one tutoring and self-paced study tools. Available in English and Spanish, live one-on-one tutoring with qualified tutors is available daily between 2pm and 11pm. Other study tools are available 24/7.
A valid library card is required.

EBSCO Kids Search

Homework resource for elementary students with articles and images in many subjects.

Literature

NoveList

Find your next read. Search more than 135,000 fiction titles by subject, find reviews, annotations, read a-likes, and more.

Research

EBSCO Kids Search

Homework resource for elementary students with articles and images in many subjects.

Searchasaurus

A kid-friendly, general reference research tool for elementary school children.

TexShare Databases

TexShare collection of over 60 databases for research, genealogy, history, science, technology, business, health, medicine, and literature.
Call 972-292-5669 for login.

World Book Online Reference Center

Articles from the print version of World Book Encyclopedia plus photos, sounds, illustrations, maps, and 360-degree views, full-color atlas of the world, and more.

Science

Facts on File: Science

Science and math information presented in essays, videos, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.

Test Preparation

Brainfuse

An online tutoring service for students in grades K-12 featuring one-on-one tutoring and self-paced study tools. Available in English and Spanish, live one-on-one tutoring with qualified tutors is available daily between 2pm and 11pm. Other study tools are available 24/7.
A valid library card is required.

Learning Express Library

Self-paced classes and practice exams for all ages to accelerate educational and career goals, including test prep for high school equivalency and college. Recursos en Español.