Databases and Resources

*These resources require a valid, MY Link card for remote access.

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19th Century U. S. Newspapers Digital Archive

Digital facsimile images for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers. Includes The Galveston Daily News from 1874 until 1897 (see listing under Houston, Texas).*

Categories: Genealogy, History and Social Sciences, Houston and Texas, Newspapers

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2040 Houston-Galveston Regional Transportation Plan

The 2040 RTP is the comprehensive plan that identifies highway, transit, and other transportation projects needed to keep up with expected population growth in the Houston-Galveston region through the next 20 years.

Categories: Government: State and Local, Houston and Texas, Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications

20th Century Poetry (American & English)

Includes the full-text of American and British poetry from the 20th century. *

Categories: Literature

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360 Degrees of Financial Literacy

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy is a national volunteer effort of the nation's Certified Public Accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances and develop money management skills.

Categories: Personal Finance

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50 States of the US

Extensive information on all 50 of the United States.

Categories: History and Social Sciences, Homework Resources, Travel and Geography

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Academic Search Complete (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Full-text articles in all subject areas from all types of magazines and newspapers including scholarly publications.*

Categories: Homework Resources, History and Social Sciences

Academic360.com: Jobs in Higher Education

Guide for the academic job hunter.

Categories: Job Hunting

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder

Locate books appropriate to a student\'s reading level. Check with your student\'s teacher or school for specific details and approved AR lists.

Categories: Books and Readers, Homework Resources, Parenting Resources

Access Newspaper Archive (In Library Use Only)

The largest historic newspaper source online containing tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s.

Categories: Genealogy, History and Social Sciences, Newspapers

Acronym Finder

Find out what any acronym, abbreviation, or initialism stands for.

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

ActivityTree

Site to help parents find and register for local kid\'s lessons, classes and camps.

Categories: Parenting Resources

African American Biographical Database

The largest electronic collection of biographical information on African Americans from 1790 to 1950.*

Categories: African American Studies, Biography

African American Heritage

This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.*

Categories: African American Studies, Genealogy

African American Music Reference

Contains comprehensive coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression chronicling the rich history of this music through 1970.*

Categories: African American Studies, Music

African American Reference E-book Titles

Search over 25 reference titles related to African American culture, history, and literature simultaneously.*

Categories: African American Studies

African American Studies Center

Includes articles, maps, and timelines about African Americans.*

Categories: African American Studies

AGRICOLA

Index of material on all aspects of agriculture.*

Categories: Science

All Area Codes

Provides you with current information related to telephone area codes, city codes, and country codes.

Categories: Phone Books and Directories

ALLDATA (In Library Use Only)

The leading provider of electronic diagnostic and repair information and services for the automotive service industry. Note: this database must be viewed with Internet Explorer or Firefox.

Categories: Automotive, Science

AllGame

Information and reviews of electronic games.

Categories: Leisure and Do-It-Yourself

AllMovie

Search for movie information by title, person, keyword, and plotline.

Categories: Leisure and Do-It-Yourself

AllMusic

Reviews and information on music in all genres.

Categories: Music

Alt Health Watch (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

This alternative health database provides full text about complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.*

Categories: Health and Medicine

AMA DoctorFinder

Find doctors by name or specialty.

Categories: Health and Medicine, Phone Books and Directories

America Saves

America Saves is a national campaign involving more than 1,000 non-profit, government, and corporate groups that encourages individuals and families to save money and build personal wealth.

Categories: Personal Finance

America's Job Bank

National employment site serving employers and job seekers. Provides links to all state employment sites.

Categories: Job Hunting

American Civil War: Letters and Diaries

This database of primary source material contains over two thousand authors and approximately one hundred thousand pages of diaries, letters and memoirs.*

Categories: History and Social Sciences

American Civil War: Research Database

Online resource for researching the soldiers, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War contains indexed, searchable information on over four million soldiers and thousands of battles, together with fifteen thousand photographs.*

Categories: Genealogy, History and Social Sciences

American Decades

American Decades covers the events, people and social trends that have had impact on contemporary history. Covers the decades from 1900-2009.*

Categories: History and Social Sciences, Homework Resources

American Physical Society Journals (In Library Use Only)

Journals from the American Physical Society include Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics, Physical Review, and Physics. Issues run from 1893 to present.

Categories: Science

American Song

American Song is a history database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past.The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more. *

Categories: History and Social Sciences, Music

Ancestry Library Edition (In Library Use Only)

One of the largest collections of family history data online. Ancestry Library Edition is the Ancestry.com database with an interface from Proquest.

Categories: Genealogy

Annenberg Learner

Professional development for teachers and classroom resources across the curriculum. Features streaming videos that teach topics including language learning (Spanish, French, German, ESL, etc.), math and science.

Categories: Education: Resources for Educators, Online Learning

Annual Credit Report

Request your free annual credit report.

Categories: Consumer Information

Answers About Bank Accounts

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency answers questions about checking, savings and other bank account questions.

Categories: Personal Finance

Any Day in History

Find out about historic events and birthdates that occurred on a selected day.

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, History and Social Sciences, Homework Resources

Aprende Libre

Ofrece lecciones de tecnologia, ingles, matematicas, y vida diaria.

Categories: Music, Online Learning, Resources in Other Languages

Architectural Archives Database at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Contains records of architectural drawings owned by the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, primarily for structures in the Houston area.

Categories: Arts and Architecture, Houston and Texas

Artcyclopedia: The Guide to Museum-Quality Art on the Internet

Search for works by thousands of artists in online exhibits..

Categories: Arts and Architecture

Artemis Literary Sources

Search several literary databases at once. Subjects covered include author biographies, literary themes, overviews of important literature, and reviews.

Categories: Literature

Atlanta Daily World Historical Archive

The Atlanta Daily World had the first black White House correspondent and was the first black daily in the nation in the 20th century. Search fulltext from 1931 to 2003.*

Categories: African American Studies, History and Social Sciences, Newspapers

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Babble

Online parenting magazine.

Categories: Parenting Resources

Bank Rates

A site providing bank interest rates for mortgages, loans, credit cards, various accounts, and certificates of deposit.

Categories: Consumer Information, Investing

Barron's

The complete Barron's on microfilm available in a digital format. Starting date is January 2008. Use by selecting the title Barron's and the desired date.*

Categories: Business, Investing, Newspapers

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations Online

A collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature.

Categories: Literature

Basic Computer Information Help Sheets

Help Sheets from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh covering computer basics and Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher.

Categories: Online Learning

BBC News

Latest world news from the BBC\'s famed worldwide news gathering team.

Categories: Other News Sources

BBC World Service

Offers news and audio in multiple languages.

Categories: Other News Sources, Resources in Other Languages

Beehive

Connects to educational tools and services that inform and empower people to improve their lives.

Categories: Consumer Information, Job Hunting, Online Learning

Better Business Bureau for the Houston Area

des information about companies and charities to encourage wise purchases and a fair marketplace.

Categories: Business, Consumer Information, Houston and Texas

Bible Gateway

Searchable text of many versions and translations.

Categories: Religion and Philosophy

Bibliography of Native North Americans (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Contains citations covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life.*

Categories: History and Social Sciences

BigCharts -- Historical Quotes

Stock and mutual fund daily closing prices, back to 1985.

Categories: Investing

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Index to millions of biographical sketches in thousands of reference books.*

Categories: Biography, Genealogy

Biography in Context

Search for biographies, full text articles, and images for current and historic people from all eras and fields of endeavor.*

Categories: Biography

Biography Reference E-books

Search over 700 biography e-book titles, especially strong in literature, for online use. *

Categories: Biography

Birdwatching.com

Website about wild birds and the sport of birding.

Categories: Leisure and Do-It-Yourself

Black Collegian Online

Employment and career information for students and professionals of color. Resume posting available.

Categories: African American Studies, College And Career

Black Drama

Contains the full text of plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.*

Categories: African American Studies, Literature

Black Short Fiction

Short fiction produced by writers from Africa and the African Diaspora from the earliest times to the present compiled from early literary magazines, archives, and the personal collections of the authors.*

Categories: African American Studies, Literature

Black Studies Center

Black Studies Center is a fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, and much more.*

Categories: African American Studies

Black Thought and Culture

An electronic collection of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders covering 250 years of history including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trail transcripts.*

Categories: African American Studies

Black Women in America

An online reference e-book that celebrates the remarkable achievements of black women throughout history and highlights their ongoing contributions in America today by looking at women such as Venus and Serena Williams, Condoleezza Rice, Carol Moseley Braun, Ruth Simmons, and Ann Fudge who have become household names for their remarkable contributions to sports, politics, academia, and business.*

Categories: African American Studies

Black Women Writers

Presents literature and essays by authors from Africa and the African Diaspora.*

Categories: African American Studies

Book Review Digest Plus (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

This database brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics from a variety of sources. Titles include a variety of fiction genres and nonfiction subjects.*

Categories: Books and Readers

Book Spot

An easy acess point to some of the top book-related sites, including information on awards and recommended reading.

Categories: Books and Readers

Boston Herald (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available. *

Categories: Newspapers

Brainfuse - Adult Learning Center

Access career resources, resume help, practice tests and Microsoft Office help. Live online tutoring is available Monday-Sunday, 2pm-11pm.*

Categories: Online Learning

Brainfuse - Homework Help

Get live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance, and more. Live help is available Monday - Sunday, 2pm-11pm.*

Categories: Homework Resources

Brainfuse - Job Now

Get live job coaching, resume assistance, and more. Powered by Brainfuse.*

Categories: Job Hunting, Online Learning

Braintrack University Index

Links to colleges and universities worldwide.

Categories: College And Career

Britannica E-Books

A collection of online reference titles especially useful for homework assignments. Titles for older students cover science, literature, and history. Titles for younger users introduce basic concepts such as shapes and numbers. *

Categories: History and Social Sciences, Literature, Science

Britannica Escolar

Un recurso para estudiantes para hacer busquedas y examinar informacion en enciclopedias, revistas, videos y sitios web.*

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Homework Resources, Resources in Other Languages

Britannica Online for Kids

A resource for students to search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and Web sites. *

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Homework Resources

Britannica Online Library Edition

A powerful resource to search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and Web sites.*

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Homework Resources

Bubbles Typing Game

Free online typing tutorial.

Categories: Online Learning

Building Wealth

Learn how to develop a personal plan for building wealth, from setting financial goals and budgeting to managing debt and understanding credit.

Categories: Personal Finance

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Statistics on crime and criminals, victims, and the justice system.

Categories: Government: U.S., History and Social Sciences, Law

Business Abstracts with Full Text (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Business Abstracts with Full Text offers a multitude of business magazines and scholarly journals. This comprehensive database is an ideal resource for those looking to conduct research in any area of business.*

Categories: Business

Business Gateway

Resources for small businesses and job seekers.*

Categories: Business, Job Hunting

Business Insights: Global

Gale Business Insights: Global uses case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals and topical reference materials organized by country, company and industry to quickly engage users in the global business environment.*

Categories: Business

Business Organization Forms for Texas

Forms to register your business with the Texas Secretary of State.

Categories: Business, Government: State and Local, Houston and Texas

Business Plans Handbooks

If you plan to start or expand a business, the Business Plan Handbooks provide over 250 examples of business plans for a variety of businesses.*

Categories: Business

Business Source Complete (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Scholarly business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more. Please note: This database features a new interface.*

Categories: Business, Investing

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Careerjet

Employment search engine for jobs across the United States.

Categories: Job Hunting

CareerOneStop

Wage and salary information, career resources, and job bank for employers and job seekers.

Categories: College And Career, Job Hunting

Careers.wsj.com

Online version of the Wall Street Journal\'s National Business Employment Weekly.

Categories: College And Career, Job Hunting

CareerZone

Career and resume information for grades 6-12.

Categories: College And Career

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Federal grant and loan programs.

Categories: Business

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)

The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. These publications make up the National Bibliography of U.S. Government Publications. The CGP contains descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online.

Categories: Government: U.S.

Cemetery Records Online

Directory of selected names in cemeteries around the United States and other countries.

Categories: Genealogy

Centers for Disease Control

Information from the federal government on health and diseases.

Categories: Disaster Preparedness, Government: U.S., Health and Medicine

Chegg Textbook Rentals

Source of college textbook rentals.

Categories: College And Career

Chicago Defender Historical Archive

Full page view of the Chicago Defender from 1910-1975.*

Categories: African American Studies, Newspapers

Chicago Tribune (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available.*

Categories: Newspapers

CHIP Children's Medicaid

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Children's Medicaid offers low cost or free health coverage to children in Texas.

Categories: Parenting Resources

ChronicleJobs.com

Job classified ads from the Houston Chronicle.

Categories: Houston and Texas, Job Hunting

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Search and read newspapers from 1836-1922 and find information about American newspapers from 1690-present. Includes The Houston Daily Post (12/1/1893--2/28/1903) and The Jewish Herald (Houston) (9/24/1908--12/29/1910).

Categories: Government: World, History and Social Sciences, Houston and Texas, Newspapers

CIA World Factbook

Information on countries around the world.

Categories: Government: World, History and Social Sciences, Homework Resources

Citation Machine

Provides an interactive tool to help create reference citations for research papers. Includes various print and electronic resources.

Categories: Homework Resources, Writing

City of Houston

Overview of Houston government and history with links to City and related resources.

Categories: Government: State and Local, Houston and Texas

Civil War Era

Includes the fulltext of 6 regional newspapers from all sides of the conflict from 1840-1865 as well as 2,000 slavery, anti-slavery Civil War pamphlets and stock quotes.*

Categories: African American Studies, History and Social Sciences, Newspapers

Civil War: Sources in U.S. History

This digital archive examines the war; its battles and campaigns, the home front and the military campground, from its causes to its consequences.*

Categories: History and Social Sciences

CK-12 Foundation

An online collaborative learning environment for students and educations; offers study guides for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and assistance in curriculum development.

Categories: Education: Resources for Educators, Homework Resources, Online Learning

Classical Music in Video

Classical Music in Video will grow to contain 1,000 hours of classical music performances, master classes and interviews with master teachers from around the world captured on video. *

Categories: Leisure and Do-It-Yourself, Music

Classical Music Library

Classical Music Library is the world\'s largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.*

Categories: Music

Classical Music Reference Library

Brings together essential reference materials spanning the entire history of Western classical music. Included are the authoritative reference titles Baker\'s Dictionary of Music, Baker\'s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Baker\'s Student Encyclopedia of Music.*

Categories: Music

Classical Scores Library

Contains 400,000 pages of the most important classical scores and manuscripts, allowing for the study and analysis of more than 25,000 scores. Available for online viewing or to print.*

Categories: Music

Clayton Genealogical Library

Houston Public Library\'s Genealogical Collection.

Categories: Genealogy

CNN

Online news source.

Categories: Other News Sources

Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County

Directory of services for the homeless in the Houston area.

Categories: Houston and Texas, Phone Books and Directories

College Board

Dates and registration for the SAT. Information about colleges and subject majors.

Categories: College And Career

College Navigator

Colleges and universities by location, type of institution, and areas of study.

Categories: College And Career

College Possible

Advice on preparing for college, choosing the right college, and getting financial aid.

Categories: College And Career

Colorin Colorado!

Colorin Colorado is a free web-based, bilingual service that provides information, activities, and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs, also known as students of English as a second language).

Categories: Education: Resources for Educators, Parenting Resources

ComicsPlus

Digital comics from top publishers and creators.

Categories: Books and Readers

Common Sense Media

Offers developmentally age-appropriate, reliable information so you can decide what\'s best for your family. Includes reviews of movies, TV shows, books, games, and more.

Categories: Leisure and Do-It-Yourself, Parenting Resources

Computer Source (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

The latest information and current trends in high technology.*

Categories: Science

Computer Tutorials

Free computer tutorials from GCF Global. Topics covers basics such as typing, email, Internet safety etc.

Categories: Online Learning

Congress.org

Find your elected federal representatives by Zip code, or research current issues and legislation.

Categories: Government: U.S., Law

Congressional Publications

Comprehensive U.S. legislative information. If fulltext is not available online, check with the Central Library's Reference Department for print availability.*

Categories: Government: U.S., Law

Consumer Action

Provides tips and advice on consumer purchases and repairs, fraud, complaints, consumer privacy, and credit as well as links to related private and governmental organizations.

Categories: Consumer Information

Consumer Credit Counseling Service

Get free help with your personal finances.

Categories: Consumer Information

Consumer Information from the Federal Trade Commission

The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace. Includes scam alerts as well as information on mortgages, money, privacy and identity and more.

Categories: Consumer Information, Government: U.S.

Contemporary World Music

Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database will contain important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.*

Categories: Music, Travel and Geography

Core Documents of Our Democracy

Major documents of the United States from 1776 to the present.

Categories: Government: U.S., History and Social Sciences, Homework Resources

Cost of Living Comparison Calculator

Compare costs of living between United States cities.

Categories: Consumer Information, Job Hunting

Coursera

Sign up for free online courses from universities around the world.

Categories: Online Learning

Craft Site Directory

Directory of arts and crafts sites on the Internet.

Categories: Leisure and Do-It-Yourself

CultureGrams

CultureGrams goes beyond basic facts and figures on more than 200 countries, detailing daily life and culture, history, customs, and lifestyles. The States Edition describes the diversity and history of each U.S. state and includes maps, flags and symbols.*

Categories: History and Social Sciences, Homework Resources, Travel and Geography

Cyndi's List

List of genealogical resources on the Web.

Categories:

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Daily Stocks

Public company stock quotes, charts, news, earnings, estimates, splits, options, mutual funds, industry reports, upcoming IPOs and more.

Categories: Investing

Dallas Morning News Historical Archive 1885-1977

Searchable archive of the Dallas Morning News.*

Categories: Houston and Texas, Newspapers

Dance Mat Typing

Free online typing tutorial.

Categories: Online Learning

DEA Drug Fact Sheets

Descriptions of commonly abused drugs like cocaine, inhalants, marijuana, steroids, and others.

Categories: Health and Medicine

Demographics Now

A comprehensive business and residential search tool that facilitates market reserach reports. Also available are demographic reports of interest to businesses and people writing business plans.*

Categories: Business

DepositAccounts.com

Easy to find bank information and compare interest rates.

Categories: Business, Consumer Information

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online features profiles of more than 143,000 past and present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights. The biographies discuss the lives and careers of the literary figures profiled, along with the critical response to their works.*

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Biography, Literature

Dictionary.com

Provides access to a variety of dictionaries and other resources.

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Digital Public Library of America

The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items--photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more--from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States.

Categories: History and Social Sciences, Homework Resources

Discover Our World

Click on an interactive map of the world to read articles on different nations provided by Britannica Online.*

Categories: Homework Resources, Travel and Geography

Discover Our World: North America

Click on an interactive map of the United States to read articles about the states provided by Britannica Online.*

Categories: Homework Resources, Travel and Geography

Distance Calculator

Calculates distances between cities and countries.

Categories: Travel and Geography

Diversity Employers

Employment site for ethnic minorities. Job posting and resume posting available.

Categories: Job Hunting

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East Texas Well Logs

Logs for Electric East Texas Wells by the Houston Geological Society.

Categories: Houston and Texas, Science

EasyBib

Automatic bibliography and citation maker.

Categories: Homework Resources, Science, Writing

EBSCOhost eBooks (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Read e-books on all subjects including some vocational textbooks, technical manuals, and Texas history. Note: downloadable e-books available by remote use only.*

Categories: Education: Resources for Educators, History and Social Sciences, Literature, Science

Economist Historical Archive

The Economist has presented timely reporting, concise commentary and comprehensive analysis of global news every week. The Economist Historical Archives covers from 1843, the year the Economist started, to 2006.*

Categories: History and Social Sciences, Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications

Edmund's Automobile Buyer's Guide

New and used car prices, as well as other information for car owners.

Categories: Automotive, Consumer Information

EducationWorld

Education search engine for teachers with links for lesson plans, curriculum, subject areas, and more.

Categories: Education: Resources for Educators

Emily Post's Online Etiquette Encyclopedia

The Etipedia is a comprehensive online etiquette reference source.

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Leisure and Do-It-Yourself

Enciclopedia Moderna

Explore la Enciclopedia Moderna, una fuente de conocimiento autorizado y confiable con miles de artfculos en un amplio rango de temas.*

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Resources in Other Languages

Encyclopaedia Judaica

Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life, knowledge, and the contribution of Jews to world cultures. *

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Religion and Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

An online reference e-book that is the first reference work to survey the full breadth of critical thought on art, culture, and society from classical philosophy to contemporary critical theory featuring articles on the major concepts, thinkers, and debates about the meaning, uses and value of all the arts.*

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896-Present Day

An online reference book tracing the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and including the 2008 election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.*

Categories: African American Studies, Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Encyclopedia of Evolution

An online reference comprehensive guide to the essentials of evolutionary biology, these entries survey essential concepts and theories, present methods, models and findings, and discuss both the history of the field and current controversies. Readers will find brief treatments on discrete concepts and individuals to illuminating lengthy essays by experts in the field.*

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Science

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

An electronic reference book offering comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history. Focusing primarily on developments since 1945 coverage includes major figures, organizations and institutions, human rights events and crises, and human rights norms.*

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, History and Social Sciences

Encyclopedia of Life

The Encyclopedia of Life brings together information about all life on earth - text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more.

Categories: Homework Resources, Science

Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Provides clear and accessible presentation of wide-ranging philosophical subjects, serving as a first-stop resource for general readers, students and educators.*

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

EngVid: Free English Video Lessons

Short English Language videos about grammar and culture.

Categories: Online Learning

Epicurious

Source for recipes, menus, cooking articles and food guides.

Categories: Leisure and Do-It-Yourself

ERIC (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

The U.S. Department of Education's Educational Resource Information Center database contains citations and abstracts from education-related journals, as well as full text of digests and clearinghouse documents.*

Categories: Education: Resources for Educators

Essay & General Literature Index (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Essay & General Literature Index cites records contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada.*

Categories: Literature

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Factiva

Up-to-date data, articles and news about companies and industries.*

Categories: Business, Investing

Facts on File Science Online

Includes science biographies, diagrams, essays, experiments, definitions, and timelines.*

Categories: Business, Science

FAFSA

Submit your federal financial aid application electronically.

Categories: College And Career

FAFSA School Codes

Search or verify federal school codes

Categories: College And Career

Family Groove

Online magazine and regional resource guide for parents and caregivers.

Categories: Parenting Resources

Family Search

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint\'s links to genealogical resources on the web.

Categories: Genealogy

Fantastic Fiction

Detailed information about series fiction as well as new fiction titles.

Categories: Books and Readers

FDIC Consumer Protection

Financial literacy resources to educate and protect consumers.

Categories: Consumer Information, Personal Finance

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

Government agency internet resources for teachers and parents.

Categories: Education: Resources for Educators, Government: U.S.

Feedbooks

Discover thousands of free public domain e-books including original books from new authors that you can read on any mobile device.

Categories: Books and Readers

FEMA Flood Information

Includes helpful information on flooding and multiple resources.

Categories: Disaster Preparedness

FEMA Informacion Sobre Inundaciones

Federal Emergency Management Agency information in Spanish about floods and flooding.

Categories: Disaster Preparedness

FEMA Region VI Contact Information

Contact information for the Federal Emergency Management Agency region responsible for the Houston area.

Categories: Disaster Preparedness

FictFact

Service designed to help you keep track of fiction titles in series. Offers email notices about newly published titles from your favorite series. Free registration required.

Categories: Books and Readers

Filing a Claim For Your Health or Disability Benefits

Describes some of your plan\'s obligations and briefly explains the procedures and timelines for filing a health or disability benefits claim (from the U.S. Department of Labor).

Categories: Consumer Information, Government: U.S., Health and Medicine

FinAid

A comprehensive Financial Aid Information Page.

Categories: College And Career

Financial Calculators

Financial calculators for mortgages, car loans, student loans and more.

Categories: Consumer Information, Personal Finance

Financial Times Historical Archive

The Financial Times Historical Archive delivers the complete searchable run of the world\'s most authoritative daily business newspaper from 1888-2008. An essential, comprehensive and unbiased research tool for everyone studying the public affairs and financial history of the last 120 years.*

Categories: Newspapers

Find a Grave

Grave finder for famous people around the world.

Categories: Biography, Travel and Geography

Find Job and Career Information

Resources and online tools to help workers in all stages of the job and career development provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Categories: College And Career, Job Hunting

Find Sounds

Find audio files in a variety of formats for animals, musical instruments, and miscellaneous sound effects.

Categories: Homework Resources, Science

FindLaw Lawyer Directory

Directory of lawyers by state, by name, and by practice area, as well as tips on how to choose the right one.

Categories: Law, Phone Books and Directories

FINRA Foundation

FINRA Investor Education provides underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success throughout life.

Categories: Personal Finance

Flood Insurance Maps

FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Houston with an interactive mapping tool.

Categories: Disaster Preparedness, Houston and Texas

Fold3 (In Library Use Only)

This database contains almost 40 million images of primary source materials. Many are available here for the first time.

Categories: Genealogy, History and Social Sciences

Food Network

Recipes and cooking tips from popular TV cooking shows.

Categories: Leisure and Do-It-Yourself

Foundation Directory (Available at Central Library Only)

Program details and application guidelines for leading foundations as well as sponsoring company information for corporate givers.

Categories: Business, Phone Books and Directories

Foundation Grants to Individuals (Available at Central Library Only)

Find sources for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards and other financial support for individuals.

Categories: Business, College And Career

Freegal

Freegal Music provides access to over 7 million songs from over 28,000 labels including the Sony Music catalog. A valid library card allows you to create your account and access up to 3 hours of streaming music per day and 3 MP3 song downloads per week.*

Categories: Music

Fueleconomy.gov

Fuel economy ratings of vehicles from the EPA and Department of Energy.

Categories: Automotive, Consumer Information

Fuente Academica (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Provides the full-text of Spanish language scholarly journals.* Ofrece articulos academicos completos.*

Categories: Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications, Resources in Other Languages

G

Gale Courses

Free, online, instructor-led courses on a variety of topics such as business, computer applications, college prep and technology. A valid library card is required to register.

Categories: Online Learning

Gale Directory Library

Includes Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies, Encyclopedia of Associations, Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, and National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations.*

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Business, Phone Books and Directories

Gale Legal Forms

Legal forms specific to Texas.*

Categories: Business, Houston and Texas, Law

Gale Literary Databases

Gale Literary Databases include literary criticism, as well as information about authors and noted works of literature. Titles included are Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism and Dictionary of Literary Biography.*

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Literature

Gale PowerSearch

Searches all the databases supplied to the library by Gale. Search for any term or phrase and find articles from thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers and books along with videos, images and podcast content.*

Categories: Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Full-text reference books on topics including biography, business, the environment, history, law, social sciences, medicine, religion, the sciences, and multicultural studies.*

Categories: African American Studies, Biography, Business, College And Career, Health and Medicine, History and Social Sciences, Law, Literature, Religion and Philosophy, Science

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

Comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world\'s peoples. Entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world.*

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Music

Genealogy Connect

Includes the "how-to" of genealogy research in addition to some ancestor information.*

Categories: Genealogy

General OneFile

Provides access to periodical and news information on a diverse set of topics.*

Categories: Homework Resources, Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications

Glassdoor.com

Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers an inside look at jobs and companies with "employee generated content" - anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more - all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves.

Categories: Job Hunting

GobiernoUSA.gov

El portal oficial en espanol del Gobierno de los EE. UU.

Categories: Government: U.S., Resources in Other Languages

GoodReads

Goodreads is a social network for readers where members recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they've read and would like to read, form book clubs and much more.

Categories: Books and Readers

Google Book Search

Search the full text of books and discover new titles to read.

Categories: Books and Readers

Got Resume Builder.Com

Provides professionally designed resume templates and online context-sensitive writing tips. Hosts your resume online, allowing you to share it on Facebook or Twitter. Points to job postings nationwide.

Categories: Job Hunting

GPO-FDsys (Federal Digital System)

FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government Publications.

Categories: Government: U.S., Law

Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling

Offers handouts and exercises on grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Categories: Homework Resources, Writing

GRE Online

Dates and registration for the the GRE.

Categories: College And Career

Greater Houston Partnership

Houston's "chamber of commerce."

Categories: Business, Houston and Texas

Green Building Resource Center

The City of Houston's Green Building Resource Center is an education center where the public can learn and be advised of green building and green building products.

Categories: Government: State and Local, Houston and Texas

GreenFILE

Offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. Indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports.*

Categories: History and Social Sciences, Science

H

Harris County

Connect with information services and people in Harris County Government.

Categories: Government: State and Local, Houston and Texas

Harris County Appraisal District

Useful guidelines for property owners and the database of appraisal records. (FF)

Categories: Government: State and Local, Houston and Texas

Harris County Archives

Documents the history of the government and the citizens of Harris County as revealed through the county records and donated materials.

Categories: Genealogy, Government: State and Local, Houston and Texas

Harris County Flood Control District Contact Information

Provides helpful contact information regarding flooding in Harris County.

Categories: Disaster Preparedness, Government: State and Local, Houston and Texas

Harris County Human Resources

Employment and training opportunities with the county.

Categories: Government: State and Local, Houston and Texas, Job Hunting

Health Source: Consumer Edition (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.*

Categories: Health and Medicine

Health Source: Nursing/Academic (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Scholarly full text journals, abstracts, and indexes focusing on many medical disciplines.*

Categories: Health and Medicine

Healthcare.Gov

Learn about insurance options, coverage, and consumer rights under the Affordable Care Act.

Categories: Consumer Information, Government: U.S., Health and Medicine

Healthfinder

Consumer health information from the federal government.

Categories: Health and Medicine

HeritageQuest Online (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

U. S. Federal census records and other research materials for tracing family lineages.*

Categories: Genealogy

Historical Annual Reports

Over 800 companies' annual reports (1844-current) available through searchable PDF images.*

Categories: Business, History and Social Sciences, Investing

Historical Newspapers

Search the historical archives of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Defender, Atlanta Daily World, and New York Amsterdam News at one time.*

Categories: History and Social Sciences, Newspapers

HistoryGeo (Available at Clayton Library Only)

Contains land-ownership maps, historical atlases and other content indispensable for recreating frontier neighborhoods and tracking migrations of families across the United States.

Categories: Genealogy, History and Social Sciences, Travel and Geography

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center is a collection of periodicals, books and videos covering common and unusual hobbies arranged in over 140 topics.*

Categories: Leisure and Do-It-Yourself

Home Improvement Reference Center (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Home Improvement Reference Center is designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating are provided.*

Categories: Leisure and Do-It-Yourself

Hoopla

Hoopla provides streaming and downloadable movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks. Use your library card to sign up and create an account (PIN is not required). Library customers are allowed 4 check outs per calendar month. Check out period for video is 72 hours, for music the period is 7 days and the period for audiobooks is 21 days.*

Categories: Leisure and Do-It-Yourself, Music

Hoover's Company Profiles

Find up to date proprietary editorial content covering more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives. Hoover's delivers in depth industry analyses, information on a company's location, summary financials, top competitors, top officers, and more.*

Categories: Business, Investing

Hospital Compare

Compare the quality of hospital care based on patient surveys.

Categories: Health and Medicine

Houston Area School Districts

Find statistics on all Greater Houston school districts including dropout rates, TEKS and SAT scores, and related data.

Categories: Education: Resources for Educators, Houston and Texas, Parenting Resources

Houston Bar Association

Legal assistance from the Houston Bar Association.

Categories: Houston and Texas, Law

Houston Bikeways

Information for bicyclists in Houston including maps, trails, and much more.

Categories: Houston and Texas, Leisure and Do-It-Yourself

Houston Center for Literacy

Information about literacy services, volunteer opportunities, and resources includes the ability to search for literacy providers by zipcode.

Categories: Education: Resources for Educators, Houston and Texas

Houston Chronicle (Article Search)

Full text articles from the Chronicle from 1985 to the present. *

Categories: Houston and Texas, Newspapers

Houston Chronicle (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available.*

Categories: Houston and Texas, Newspapers

Houston Chronicle (Digital Microfilm Edition)

The complete Houston Chronicle on microfilm, including obituaries, available in a digital format. Coverage runs from January 2008 to December 2011. Use by selecting the title Houston Chronicle and the desired date.*

Categories: Houston and Texas, Newspapers

Houston City Directories

Houston City Directories for selected years between 1866 and 1922 are now available through the Houston Public Library Digital Archives.

Categories: Genealogy, Houston and Texas, Phone Books and Directories

Houston CitySearch

Directory of goods and services in Houston.

Categories: Houston and Texas, Leisure and Do-It-Yourself

Houston Facts and Figures

Information from the Greater Houston Partnership including demographics.

Categories: Houston and Texas

Houston History

Brief overview of Houston\'s history from 1836 to present.

Categories: History and Social Sciences, Houston and Texas

Houston Jobs

Employer and employee services and resume building and hosting.

Categories: Houston and Texas, Job Hunting

Houston Jobs.com

Employment service for the Houston area.

Categories: Job Hunting

Houston Metro

Site includes bus routes and schedules.

Categories: Government: State and Local, Houston and Texas

Houston Oral History Project

The Houston Oral History Project is an effort to record and preserve the dynamic history of Houston through the stories and experiences of its residents. It is a collaboration between the Mayor\'s Office, the Houston Public Library and the University of Houston.

Categories: Biography, History and Social Sciences, Houston and Texas

Houston Press

Alternative weekly with an agenda-driven approach to no-holds-barred news.

Categories: Houston and Texas, Newspapers

Houston Summer Camps

An up-to-date listing of summer camps in the Houston area.

Categories: Consumer Information, Parenting Resources

Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program

Lawyers providing pro bono service to low-income residents of Harris County.

Categories: Houston and Texas, Law

HPL Readers' Link

All about books, authors, book clubs, and sharing your love of reading.

Categories: Books and Readers

HUD.Gov Avoiding Foreclosure

Information on government programs to assist homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure and otherwise struggling with their monthly mortgage payments.

Categories: Personal Finance

Humanities Full Text (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Humanities Full Text provides full text, abstracts and indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities. This resource covers art, classical studies, philosophy, religion and more.*

Categories: Arts and Architecture, Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications, Religion and Philosophy

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Infobel World - Telephone Directories

Links to white pages, yellow pages, toll free, and criss-cross directories all over the world.

Categories: Phone Books and Directories

InfoPlease

Combines the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, and several up-to-the-minute almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records.

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Instructables

A collaborative do-it-yourself website where people share what they do and how they do it, covering topics ranging from crafts to sports and games to technology and more.

Categories: Leisure and Do-It-Yourself, Online Learning

International Encyclopedia of Dance

An online reference e-book covering the full spectrum of dance--theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers.*

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Arts and Architecture, Music

Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Provides abstracts and indexing for literature related to personal computing products and developments in business, the Internet, the home, and all other applied areas.*

Categories: Science

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Includes access to websites dating back to 1995 as well as a digital library of free books, music, and movies.

Categories: History and Social Sciences, Leisure and Do-It-Yourself

Internet Law Library

A compendium of laws: U. S. states, other countries, and treaties

Categories: Law

Internet Movie Database

Search for informatin about movies by cast, characters, title, year, etc.

Categories: Arts and Architecture

IRS Free File

If your adjusted gross income was $57,000 or less in 2011, you can use Free File to prepare and e-file your taxes online.

Categories: Government: U.S.

IRS Tax Forms

Federal tax forms back to 1990.

Categories: Business, Investing

J

Jazz Music Library

The largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online -- with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums and genres.*

Categories: Music

Job & Career Accelerator (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

A career selection and job search tool that allows users to search for a job, write a resume or cover letter, take lessons on computer skills and software and find information on career options.*

Categories: College And Career, Job Hunting

Job Hunt

Online job search resources and services.

Categories: Job Hunting

JobMonkey

Find seasonal or year-round jobs working for employers who can offer you unique opportunities to travel the world.

Categories: Job Hunting

JobStar Salary Surveys

Online salary and cost of living surveys both general and by profession.

Categories: Job Hunting

Jobview

Search and apply for thousands of job openings throughout Houston, Texas and the United States.*

Categories: Job Hunting

Journals & Periodicals

Listing of all journals, magazines and newspapers available in print or in full-text online in the Houston Public Library collection.*

Categories: Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications

JSTOR

Scholarly journal archive covering information in the arts, science, business, history, education and much more.*

Categories: Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications

Juju Job Search Engine

Juju is a job search engine that searches job listings throughout the Internet.

Categories: Job Hunting

K

Kelley Blue Book

Get help shopping for used cars.

Categories: Automotive, Consumer Information

Khan Academy

Khan Academy has over 3,300 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice.

Categories: Homework Resources, Online Learning

Kids in Mind: Movie Ratings That Actually Work

Enables adults to determine whether a movie is appropriate for them or their children, according to their own criteria.

Categories: Parenting Resources

Kids Search (Provided by the Texas State Library's TexShare program.)

A search interface with a child-friendly, graphically-rich design that automatically searches across all applicable EBSCO databases simultaneously.*

Categories: Homework Resources

Knitting Help.com

Free online knitting how-to videos.

Categories: Leisure and Do-It-Yourself, Online Learning

Knitting Pattern Central

Online directory of knitting patterns.

Categories: Leisure and Do-It-Yourself

Knitty.com

Knitting patterns, articles, and FAQs.

Categories: Leisure and Do-It-Yourself

Kompass

Search for business suppliers that includes 3.5 million companies worldwide.

Categories: Business, Phone Books and Directories

L

Latinoteca

Provides access to written, sound and visual information about the history and cultural development of Hispanics in the United States.

Categories: History and Social Sciences

Lawyers.com

Law directory that allows you to search lawyer/law firm or area of law.

Categories: Law, Resources in Other Languages

League of Women Voters of the Houston Area

Houston voting information, including a Voters Key, voter registration info, election day precinct locations, and more.

Categories: Government: State and Local, Houston and Texas

LearnFree.org

Free online learning modules on computer technology, reading, math and everyday life.

Categories: Online Learning

Learning Express Library

Interactive practice exams as well as a Job and Career Center. Include TAKS, GED, SAT, civil service, ASVAB, law enforcement, real estate and basic skills tests.*

Categories: College And Career, Education: Resources for Educators, Job Hunting, Online Learning

Legal Collection (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Full-text of scholarly law journals.*

Categories: Law

Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Bills and information from the Texas legislature. Includes information on the most current legislation as well as historical information dating back to 1870.

Categories: Government: State and Local, Houston and Texas, Law

Lexile Book Search

Allows users to find book Lexile levels with a title search or to find titles with a specific Lexile level.

Categories: Education: Resources for Educators, Homework Resources

Library of Congress American Memory

American Memory provides free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

Categories: History and Social Sciences, Homework Resources

Library of Congress Catalog

Holdings of our national library and the research arm of Congress.

Categories: Books and Readers

Library Thing

Catalog your books online.

Categories: Books and Readers

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.*

Categories: Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications

Lifehacker

Tips and downloads for getting things done with a focus on computers and technology.

Categories: Leisure and Do-It-Yourself, Online Learning

Literary Reference Center (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Literary Reference Center combines information from over 1,000 books, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, and hundreds of literary journals.*

Categories: Literature

Literature Criticism Online

Includes Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Shakespeare Criticism, Literature Criticism 1400-1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, and Children\'s Literature Review.*

Categories: Literature

Literature Resource Center (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors and their works.*

Categories: Literature

Livemocha

Learn a language and make friends in the process.

Categories: Online Learning, Resources in Other Languages

Los Angeles Times (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available.*

Categories: Newspapers

Los Angeles Times (Digital Microfilm)

The complete Los Angeles Times on microfilm, including obituaries, available in a digital format. Starting date is January 2008. Use by selecting the title Los Angeles Times and the desired date.*

Categories: Newspapers

M

Making of America

Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

Categories: History and Social Sciences, Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications

Mango Languages

Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in multiple languages, including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Arabic or learn ESL for Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic and more.*

Categories: Online Learning, Resources in Other Languages

MAS Ultra: School Edition (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Articles from general interest and current events magazines appropriate for school assignments.*

Categories: Homework Resources

Mashable--The Social Media Guide

Top source for news in social and digital media, technology and web culture.

Categories: Other News Sources

MasterFILE Premier (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Articles covering all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more.*

Categories: Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications

MedicLatina (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Full-text Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals.*

Categories: Health and Medicine, Resources in Other Languages

MEDLINE (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Web database to search for articles in medical journals via PubMed from the National Institutes of Health.*

Categories: Health and Medicine

MEDLINEplus: Health Information

Information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 500 diseases and conditions.

Categories: Health and Medicine

MEDLINEplus: Informacion de salud

MEDLINEplus es el portal de Internet de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de informacion de salud para el publico. Information is also available in multiple other languages.

Categories: Health and Medicine, Resources in Other Languages

Merck Manual

Online medical manual designed for healthcare professionals but useful for consumer health purposes.

Categories: Health and Medicine

Mergent Online

Business descriptions, corporate histories and financial statements for over thousands of U.S and international public companies.*

Categories: Business, Investing

Mergent WebReports

Access to an archive of corporate and industry related documents.*

Categories: Business

Merriam-Webster Online

Online English language dictionary and thesaurus. Also includes a medical dictionary and a Spanish-English dictionary.

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Homework Resources, Science

MetaLib

MetaLib is a federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online.

Categories: Government: U.S.

Middle Search Plus (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Articles covering general topics appropriate for middle school students.*

Categories: Homework Resources

MLA International Bibliography

The Modern Language Association\'s definitive bibliography on topics related to language and literature. Some full text.*

Categories: Literature, Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications

Monster.com

Comprehensive international online job search and recruitment site. Resume posting and relocation material available.

Categories: College And Career, Job Hunting

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Investment data and analyst reports.*

Categories: Investing

Motor Trend

Reviews about new and used cars with pricing information and road tests.

Categories: Automotive, Consumer Information

Mouse Practice

Site for beginning computer users to practice with the mouse.

Categories: Online Learning

Music Online (Provided by Greenberg Endowment)

Music Online is an extensive music resource. Users can search reference materials on African American, classical, and world music and look at or print copies of classical music scores. Music listeners can choose to stream American historical, classical, jazz, contemporary world, or global traditional music. Also available are streaming videos of opera performances. *

Categories: Music

MyMoney.gov

MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government\'s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.

Categories: Personal Finance

MySecureCyberspace

Provides security solutions for the way you use the internet and offers a customized security profile. Includes information on cyberbullying.

Categories: Parenting Resources

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NADA Guides

Free price information on new and used cars, trucks, SUVs, vans, boats, and other vehicles.

Categories: Automotive

NAICS: North American Industry Classification System

A listing of the new NAICS codes, with correspondence tables for NAICS to SIC (Standard Industrial classification) and SIC to NAICS.

Categories: Business

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids is a kid friendly version of the iconic magazine. This database contains full issues of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009 to present (with a 3 month embargo). It also contains 500 pictures and 200 National Geographic Kids books.*

Categories: Homework Resources, Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications, Travel and Geography

National Geographic Magazine Archive

National Geographic magazine is an iconic magazine famous for its high quality photojournalism covering cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment. National Geographic Magazine Archive includes all issue of the magazine since its start in 1888 to the previous month\'s issue. Also included are National Geographic Kids and National Geographic Traveler magazines.*

Categories: Science, Travel and Geography

National Weather Service

Official weather warnings, observations and forecasts.

Categories: Disaster Preparedness, Science

Natural & Alternative Treatments (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Contains information on conditions, natural and alternative treatments, herbs and supplements, and drug interactions.*

Categories: Health and Medicine

New Catholic Encyclopedia

Among the 12,000 entries in the encyclopedia are articles on theology, philosophy, history, literary figures, saints, musicians and much more.*

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Religion and Philosophy

New User Tutorial (Mouse Basics)

Step by step basic tutorial on the use of a computer mouse.

Categories: Online Learning

New York Amsterdam News Historical Archive

A leading Black newspaper of the 20th century, especially the 1940s. Search fulltext from 1922 to 1993.*

Categories: African American Studies, History and Social Sciences

New York Times (Digital Microfilm)

The complete New York Times on microfilm, including obituaries, available in a digital format. Starting date is January 2008. Use by selecting the title New York Times and the desired date.*

Categories: Newspapers

New York Times Historical Archive

Full page view of the New York Times from its first issue in 1851 through 2006.*

Categories: History and Social Sciences, Newspapers

NewsLink

Links to the Web sites of newspapers and radio and TV stations from all over the U.S. and around the world.

Categories: Other News Sources

Newspaper Source (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Offers full text of regional, national, and international newspapers, plus transcripts of television and radio programs.*

Categories: Newspapers, Other News Sources

NoveList K-8 Plus

Online resource for helping teachers, school media specialists and kids find that next great fiction or nonfiction book to read. Includes Lexile scores.*

Categories: Books and Readers, Education: Resources for Educators, Homework Resources

NoveList Plus

A complete readers resource with information on well over 200,000 fiction and narrative nonfiction titles.*

Categories: Books and Readers, Literature

NPR

National Public Radio news and analysis.

Categories: Other News Sources

O

OANDA

Currency converter.

Categories: Business, Travel and Geography

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Job outlook information for hundreds of occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Categories: College And Career, Government: U.S., Job Hunting

OneClickdigital

Over 3,000 iPod compatible downloadable audiobook titles. Includes classic and new fiction and nonfiction titles. NOTE: OneClickdigital is currently experiencing problems with the Browse feature in their system. If you wish to browse their catalog, click here. First time users need to create a OneClick account to download an audiobook; please continue to use the primary OneClickdigital link to register for an account.*

Categories: Books and Readers

Online Conversion

Convert just about anything to anything else.

Categories: Homework Resources, Science

OnlineNewspapers.com

A directory of newspaper Web sites throughout the world.

Categories: Newspapers

Open Education Database

Open Education Database is a comprehensive collection of online college rankings and free courses online.

Categories: College And Career, Online Learning

Opera in Video

Contains over 100 of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries.*

Categories: Music

Opportunity Knocks.org

Job listings and career information for the non-profit sector.

Categories: College And Career, Job Hunting

Optimal Resume

Helps you conduct your job search with resume and cover letter builders and allows you to post them online. Also includes a skills assessment test and interview prep videos.*

Categories: Job Hunting

Overdrive

Download e-books, audiobooks, and videos.*

Categories:

Oxford Art Online

Includes Grove Art Online and contains articles on all aspects of the visual arts - painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, photography - from prehistory to the present. *

Categories: Arts and Architecture

Oxford Companion to World Exploration

An online reference e-book that offers information on all topics of exploration worldwide, including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age. In addition to examining the lives and expeditions of heroic and influential explorers, the book covers navigational and marine sciences and ranges from ancient cultures through modern space exploration.*

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, History and Social Sciences, Travel and Geography

Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

An online reference e-book offering the most complete picture available of ancient Egyptian civilization, from the predynastic era to its eclipse in the seventh century CE. Here is the Egyptian world in illuminating, accessible detail: art, architecture, religion, language, literature, trade, politics, everyday social life and the culture of the court.*

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, History and Social Sciences, Literature

Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

An online reference e-book that provides comprehensive coverage of literature covering the entire history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in the major literary languages. It includes substantial accounts of individual authors and detailed histories of particular themes, movements, genres, and institutions, whose impact upon the writing or the reading of literature was significant.*

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

An online reference e-book that comprehensively documents and interprets the books read by children throughout the world. It includes brief biographies of every major author and illustrator. Also included are essays on all genres of children's literature, individual works, prominent trends and themes, and the traditions of children's literature in many countries throughout the world. *

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Literature

Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

An online reference e-book international in scope and spanning all time periods of human history, articles range from entries on inventors, theoreticians, and industry leaders to overarching essays on markets, industries, and labor with coverage ranging from accounting and advertising to zoning and zoos. *

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, History and Social Sciences

Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

An online reference e-book that covers the significant events, inventions, and social movements in American history that have affected the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink. The articles treat regions, people, ingredients, companies, advertising, historical eras, holidays and festivals, and political, scientific, and economic currents pertinent to American cuisine.*

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

An online reference e-book offering comprehensive, reliable, and accessible information about the fastest growing minority population in the United States. The Encyclopedia draws together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas from around the world by addressing such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history.*

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, History and Social Sciences

Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

An online reference book covering the entire history of seafaring, from ancient Egyptian shipbuilders to the nuclear submarines and supertankers of today placing maritime affairs in their larger historical context.*

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, History and Social Sciences

Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

An online reference book that comprehensively covers the role women have played throughout world history with over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies.*

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, History and Social Sciences

Oxford English Dictionary

Online version of the Oxford English Dictionary.*

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Homework Resources

Oxford Essential Quotations

With over 12,000 quotations, Oxford Essential Quotations brings together the sayings of over 3,000 authors. This resource allows you to search over 600 subjects to find an apt quotation for any occasion.*

Categories: Literature

Oxford Music Online

Oxford Music Online is the leading online resource for music research, offering the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd Edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd Edition (2001), as well as all subsequent updates .*

Categories: Music

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ParentsPost

A resource for Houston parents to find local activities for the whole family.

Categories: Houston and Texas, Parenting Resources

PBS Learning Media

This site offers the best of public media content and produced specifically for PreK-16 teachers. Parents and teachers have free access to over 14,000 high-quality resources.

Categories: Online Learning

Peterson's Real Guide to Colleges and Universities

Information about colleges, graduate school, financial aid, careers, private secondary schools, and much more.

Categories: College And Career

Photographic Archives: Houston Metropolitan Research Center Collection

Contains records of over 2,200 images. This collection highlights historical events and glances of day-to-day life in Houston from the 1860s to the 1960s.

Categories: History and Social Sciences, Houston and Texas

Play Index (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Play Index covers classic and historical plays, along with the works of contemporary playwrights covering one-act plays, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues.*

Categories: Literature, Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications

Portal to Texas History

Digital materials from collections covering the whole gamut of Texas history from prehistory to the present day. Along with all known Republic of Texas Era newspapers, you may discover anything from an ancestor\'s picture to a rare historical map.

Categories: Genealogy, History and Social Sciences, Houston and Texas, Newspapers

POTUS

Information on United States Presidents.

Categories: Biography, Government: U.S.

Press Display

Digital images of over 200 papers from 55 countries around the world. The latest 45 days are available.*

Categories: Newspapers, Resources in Other Languages

Primary Search (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Articles from children's magazines and pamphlets; designed for the elementary school student.*

Categories: Homework Resources, Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications, Resources in Other Languages

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks, many of which are downloadable. All books are in the public domain, that is, the copyright on these titles has expired.

Categories: Books and Readers

ProQuest Obituaries

Offers more than 10.5 million obituaries and death notices in full-image format from uninterrupted historical archives of top newspapers.*

Categories: Biography, Genealogy, Newspapers

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Full-text coverage of topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.*

Categories: Health and Medicine

Public Service Employees Network

Job searching and interviewing tips with links to job listings for public sector jobs in major cities, including Houston.

Categories: Job Hunting

PubMed Central

PubMed Central (PMC) is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

Categories: Health and Medicine, Science

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Reader's Guide Retrospective

Index of the most popular general-interest periodicals published between 1890 through 1982.*

Categories: Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications

Reading Group Choices

Book lists and discussion guides for reading groups.

Categories: Books and Readers

Ready.gov

Disaster preparedness information from the Department of Homeland Security.

Categories: Disaster Preparedness

Recipe Source

Recipes from around the world.

Categories: Homework Resources, Leisure and Do-It-Yourself

Reference Desk

Fact checker for the Internet with links to free, credible websites.

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Homework Resources, Other News Sources

ReferenceUSA (For Remote Users)

Business database of U.S. businesses; also includes an international business database, a residential database, new movers database (residential) and new businesses database.*

Categories: Business, Phone Books and Directories

ReferenceUSA (In Library Version)

Business database of U.S. businesses; also includes an international business database, a residential database, new movers database (residential) and new businesses database.

Categories: Business, Phone Books and Directories

Referencia Latina

including encyclopedias, magazines and prominent newspapers from 10 Latin American countries. Subjects include sports, careers, health, and entertainment.*

Categories: Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications, Resources in Other Languages

Regional Disaster Preparedness

Links to local disaster preparedness agencies.

Categories: Disaster Preparedness, Government: State and Local, Houston and Texas

Regulations.gov

One-stop website to find, view, and comment on Federal regulations and other Federal actions.

Categories: Government: U.S., Law

Religion & Philosophy (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

This database provides extensive full-text 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.*

Categories: Religion and Philosophy

Religion Reference E-Book Titles

Includes the Encyclopedia of Religion which emphasizes religion\'s role within everyday life and the Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices which provides information on current religious practices around the world.*

Categories: Religion and Philosophy

Reviews.com

Data-driven reviews in the categories of Business, Education, Finance, Home & Lifestyle, and Insurance.

Categories: Consumer Information

RhymeZone

Rhyming dictionary.

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Writing

Rice University and Texas Medical Center Flood Alert System

The Rice University and Texas Medical Center Flood Alert System is an integrated system utilizing radar, rain gage information, bayou stage data, and hydrologic modeling for the purpose of issuing flood warnings and forecasts for the Rice University / TMC Complex.

Categories: Disaster Preparedness

Riley Guide

An index to employment opportunities and job resources on the Internet.

Categories: Job Hunting

RootsWeb

Many sources and links for genealogical researchers.

Categories: Genealogy

RxList

In-depth drug information.

Categories: Health and Medicine

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Salaries and Wages -- U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Pay scale for Federal jobs in 30 cities and rural areas.

Categories: Government: U.S., Job Hunting

Salary Calculator

This relocation tool compares the cost of living in hundreds of U.S. and international cities.

Categories: Consumer Information, Job Hunting

Salary.com

Detailed salary information for a wide range of jobs sorted by occupation and region, and additional career advice, news and resources.

Categories: Job Hunting

Salem Witchcraft in 1692: A Bibliography

This is a list of sources with historical and other background information on the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692.

Categories: History and Social Sciences, Homework Resources

Sallie Mae College Answer

Information about planning, saving and paying for college. Includes scholarship and financial aid info.

Categories: College And Career

Sallie Mae College Planning Calculator

Finding the right way to pay for college just got easier with Sallie Mae's Education Investment Planner. This free online tool offers easy-to-follow guidance on paying for college based on your budget and financial goals.

Categories: College And Career

Salud en Espanol (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Consumer Health Complete database of health information in Spanish.*

Categories: Health and Medicine, Resources in Other Languages

Sams Photofacts

Repair manuals and wiring diagrams for consumer electronics devices including TVs and radios.*

Categories: Leisure and Do-It-Yourself, Science

San Francisco Chronicle (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available.*

Categories: Newspapers

Science & Technology Collection (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Full-text, indexing, and abstracts to journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science.

Categories: Science

Science.gov

Gateway to government science information provided by US Government science agencies, including research and development results.

Categories: Government: U.S.

Serials Directory (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials.*

Categories: Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications

Short Story Index (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Short Story Index is an essential resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre, or for those researching a body of work of a literary figure. It provides detailed indexing for hundreds of thousands of short stories and full text for nearly 5,000 stories.*

Categories: Literature

SIC: Standard Industrial Classification Search

A searchable database of SIC codes.

Categories: Business

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive: Debates over Slavery and Abolition

Includes documents, newspaper collections, and books from the United States, Europe, and other parts of the world published in the antebellum.*

Categories: African American Studies

Slavery in America

This is a digital collection of over 600 documents: personal narratives, pamphlets, political speeches, sermons, plays, songs, poetic and fictional works published between the 17th and late 19th centuries.*

Categories: African American Studies

Small Business Administration

Information and services offered by the SBA.

Categories: Business, Government: U.S.

Small Business Reference Center (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Small Business Reference Center provides a number of periodical articles, reference books, and 'how to' videos on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business.*

Categories: Business

Small Business Resource Center

Small business management resources from periodical and reference works including business sample plans and legal forms.*

Categories: Business

Small Engine Repair Reference Center (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Small Engine Repair Reference Center contains small engine repair manuals with thousands of step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for hundreds of small engine machines including motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, lawn mowers, tractors, generators, and more.*

Categories: Leisure and Do-It-Yourself, Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications

Smart About Money

National Endowment for Financial Education, a non-profit organization offers resources on improving financial well-being.

Categories: Personal Finance

Smithsonian Global Sound

Archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. It is a virtual encyclopedia of the world\'s musical and aural traditions. *

Categories: Music, Travel and Geography

Social Security Online

Information in English and Spanish on benefits and regulations.

Categories: Government: U.S., Resources in Other Languages

Something About the Author Online

Something About the Author Online brings you thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children\'s authors and illustrators totaling more than 12,000 entries and nearly 17,000 images.*

Categories: Biography, Homework Resources, Literature

Sports Authority: Harris County

News about local sports from Houston/Harris County Sports Authority.

Categories: Government: State and Local, Houston and Texas, Leisure and Do-It-Yourself

Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage

Includes the Daily Price Records for stocks back to 1984 and mutual funds back to 1998. Also available is the S&P Register and market and company information.*

Categories: Business, Investing

State Bar of Texas Member Directory

The most comprehensive information about lawyers licensed to practice in Texas.

Categories: Houston and Texas, Law

State District Courts in Harris County

Information for jurors and others about the Harris County System.

Categories: Government: State and Local

Student Research Center (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

A search interface designed specifically for secondary school students that searches across all EBSCO databases owned by HPL.*

Categories: Homework Resources, Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Offers links to resources for treatment as well as information for family and community members.

Categories: Government: U.S., Health and Medicine

Sunday Times Historical Archive

The Sunday Times has consistently provided thoughtful analysis and commentary on the week`s news and society at large. The Sunday Times Digital Archive covers from 1822, the start of the newspaper, to 2006.*

Categories: Newspapers

Superpages.com

Search for business by keyword, name or location.

Categories: Phone Books and Directories

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Teen Health and Wellness

Provides students with support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.*

Categories: Health and Medicine, Homework Resources

Texas Administrative Code

Texas state regulations by topic.

Categories: Government: State and Local, Houston and Texas, Law

Texas Archival Resources Online

Searchable database of finding aids to archival materials in Texas, including those of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center.

Categories: History and Social Sciences, Houston and Texas

Texas Common Application for College Admission

Use this on-line application to apply for admission to any public college or university in Texas.

Categories: College And Career

Texas Department of Insurance : Consumer Protection

Gives insurance buying tips and offers both auto and homeowners insurance price comparisons.

Categories: Consumer Information

Texas Department of Safety Identity Theft Information Guide

Tips and information to prevent identity theft and steps to take if you have been a victim.

Categories:

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Sanborn maps are historical large scale plans of a city drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch. These maps are used to trace the history and development of cities and are also helpful in genealogical and historical research.*

Categories: Genealogy, History and Social Sciences, Houston and Texas

Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency oversees elementary and secondary public education throughout the state.

Categories: Education: Resources for Educators

Texas Educator Certification Program

Preparation manuals and study guides for the TExES, TExMaT and TASC.

Categories: College And Career

Texas Legislative Budget Board

Information about the Texas State budget. Includes link to the Texas Fact Book with helpful statistics and information about Texas and its government.

Categories: Houston and Texas

Texas Lottery

Find lottery results.

Categories: Houston and Texas, Leisure and Do-It-Yourself

Texas Online

Official homepage of Texas state government.

Categories: Government: State and Local, Houston and Texas

Texas Reference Center (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Full text journals and books about Texas history, biography, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure.*

Categories: History and Social Sciences, Houston and Texas

Texas Trade Schools

A listing of trade and vocational schools in Texas with information on their programs.

Categories: College And Career

Texas Tuition Promise Fund

Prepay for college tuition at today\'s prices.

Categories: College And Career, Personal Finance

Texas Workforce Commission's Job Banks

Public and private sector jobs listed with the Texas Workforce Commission. Education and training opportunities which lead to employment.

Categories: Job Hunting

TexasLawHelp

Referrals to local legal aid and public interest law offices, basic information about legal rights, court information, pro bono service providers, and links to social service agencies.

Categories: Law

Theatre in Video

Contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world\'s leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video - more than 500 hours in all, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors.*

Categories: Arts and Architecture, Literature

Thomas Register

Thomas Register's free online supplier/finder index of manufacturers. Access requires registration.

Categories: Business, Phone Books and Directories

Time & Date

Time zones and calendars, including a perpetual calendar.

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Science

Times Digital Archive

As the "world's newspaper of record," The Times of London has covered all major international events from the French Revolution to the War in Iraq. The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2006 makes 221 years of this highly regarded resource available.*

Categories: Newspapers

Tips for Choosing an Insurance Policy

Offers general tips and resources to use when buying insurance.

Categories: Consumer Information

TOEFL

Dates and registration for the TOEFL.

Categories: College And Career

TOPICsearch (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

This current events database allows students and researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.*

Categories: Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

The Voyages Database contains records of nearly 35,000 separate slaving voyages between 1514 and 1866, gleaned from original documents and historical publications located in archives, libraries, and other institutions throughout the world.

Categories: African American Studies, Genealogy

Tumblebooks

Online picture books, puzzles, games and quizzes for children.*

Categories: Books and Readers, Homework Resources

TweetMyJobs Houston!

TweetMyJobs Houston! matches qualified job seekers with thriving Houston businesses. It is a service provided by the City of Houston's Office of Business Opportunity.

Categories: Job Hunting

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U.S. Census Bureau

Source for social, demographic, and economic information.

Categories: Government: U.S.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Official U.S. government website providing accurate and useful information about immigration and citizenship benefits.

Categories: Government: U.S., Law

U.S. Code

Federal laws by topic.

Categories: Government: U.S., Law

U.S. Government Manual

The official handbook of the Federal Government provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches and other official agencies.

Categories: Government: U.S.

U.S. Mint Financial Literacy

Resource for parents and teachers with activities and lesson plans, promoting basic economic understanding.

Categories: Parenting Resources

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Employment opportunities with the United States government.

Categories: Government: U.S., Job Hunting, Law

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Free searchable databases of patents and trademarks, as well as information on the patent process.

Categories: Business, Government: U.S., Science

Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory

Detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative information on serials published throughout the world.*

Categories: Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications, Phone Books and Directories

United Way of Greater Houston Community Resources

Online edition of the United Way's Community Resource Directory.

Categories: Consumer Information, Houston and Texas, Phone Books and Directories

USA Learns

Offers lessons in English and Spanish emphasizing basic skills such as reading, writing, math, English language competency and problem-solving.

Categories: Online Learning, Resources in Other Languages

USA Today (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available.*

Categories: Newspapers

USA.gov

The United States government's official web portal.

Categories: Government: U.S.

USGenWeb Project

Network of volunteers working to create a center for genealogical research for every county in the United States.

Categories: Genealogy

UsingEnglish.com

Learn English with free tools for ESL students, including English language references, activities including tests and polls, and articles on English usage.

Categories: Online Learning

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Value Line Investment Survey (In Library & Remote Access)

The Value Line Investment Survey is a weekly independent investment information service.*

Categories: Investing

Visual Link Languages

Learn a language with hundreds of free language-learning lessons, games, and activities. Languages included are Spanish, French, German, Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese as well as English for Spanish speakers and English for French speakers.

Categories: Online Learning, Resources in Other Languages

Vocational & Career Collection (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

This collection provides full text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals.*

Categories: College And Career, Education: Resources for Educators

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Wall Street Journal (Article Search)

The financial newspaper of record-- offering in-depth coverage of national and international finance from 1984 to -current.*

Categories: Business, Investing, Newspapers

Wall Street Journal (Digital Microfilm)

The complete Wall Street Journal on microfilm available in a digital format. Starting date is January 2008. Use by selecting the title Wall Street Journal and the desired date.*

Categories: Business, Investing, Newspapers

Wall Street Journal Historical Archive

Full page view of the Wall Street Journal from 1889-1993.*

Categories: Business, Investing, Newspapers

Washington Post (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available.*

Categories: Newspapers

Washington Post (Digital Microfilm)

The complete Washington Post on microfilm, including obituaries, available in a digital format. Starting date is January 2008. Use by selecting the title Washington Post and the desired date.*

Categories: Newspapers

Weather Channel

Gives graphic view of weather conditions.

Categories: Disaster Preparedness, Science, Travel and Geography

Weather Underground

Current and historical weather.

Categories: Disaster Preparedness, Science, Travel and Geography

Web Elements

A periodic table of elements with description, history, uses, atomic structure, and additional detailed information for each element.

Categories: Homework Resources, Science

WeCAN Computer Literacy Courses

Microsoft Digital Learning Training materials covering computer basics and Microsoft Office provided by WeCAN (Wireless Empowerment Commmunity Access Network), a part of the Houston Public Library.

Categories: Online Learning

WeCAN Wireless Empowered Community Access Network

A City of Houston digital literacy program that provides free Internet access in selected communities with a focus on drop-out prevention/GED recovery and job/workforce readiness.

Categories: Houston and Texas

What is a Dollar Worth?

CPI and inflation rates with a cost of living calculator.

Categories: Business, Homework Resources

Where to Write for Vital Records

Links are provided for users who want direct access to individual state and territory information.

Categories: Genealogy, Government: State and Local, Government: U.S., Homework Resources

White House

The official website for the White House. Includes biographies of the presidents and the first ladies.

Categories: Biography, Government: U.S.

Who Represents Me?

Texas elected officials and the districts they represent.

Categories: Government: State and Local, Government: U.S., Houston and Texas

WIC - Women, Infants and Children Program

WIC provides nutrition education and counseling for pregnant women, new mothers and young children and helps in accessing health care to low-income women, infants, and children.

Categories: Parenting Resources

Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. It includes information on obscure topics that cannot be found elsewhere. However, the information provided is not always the most authoritative. Use it and decide for yourself!

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Women's Resource of Houston

The Women's Resource of Greater Houston builds financial literacy by teaching free personal finance classes. Their goal is to expand opportunities for women, girls, and families to become independent, productive, and financially stable.

Categories: Houston and Texas, Personal Finance

Wonderopolis

From the National Center for Family Literacy, Wonderopolis is a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages.

Categories: Education: Resources for Educators, Parenting Resources

WordReference

Online translating dictionaries from English to French, Spanish, German, Italian and Russian with links to dictionaries of additional languages.

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Resources in Other Languages

Work in Texas

Employment opportunities with the State of Texas.

Categories: Government: State and Local, Houston and Texas, Job Hunting

World History Collection (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Offers a global look at history with full text content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East.*

Categories: History and Social Sciences

World Leaders

Weekly updated online directory of foreign government officials published by the Central Intelligence Agency.

Categories: Government: World

World Vital Records (Available at Clayton Library Only)

Includes all images and indexes for US censuses 1790-1940. Also contains over 1 billion newspaper articles, full text of modern U.S. newspaper obituaries, and enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records.

Categories: Genealogy, History and Social Sciences, Houston and Texas

WorldCat (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Catalog of library materials owned by libraries around the world. Includes ability to search for books in Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese (traditional and simplified).*

Categories: Books and Readers, Resources in Other Languages

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wikiHow

wikiHow is a collaborative effort to build and share the world's largest, highest quality how-to manual.

Categories: Leisure and Do-It-Yourself, Online Learning

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Yahoo! Finance

Up-to-the minute stock quotes and other financial news.

Categories: Investing

Yellow Book

Nationwide local yellow pages.

Categories: Phone Books and Directories

YourDictionary.com

Find a bilingual, multilingual or specialized dictionary from a list of over 600 dictionaries.

Categories: Almanacs, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, Resources in Other Languages, Writing

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ZabaSearch

People and free public information search engine.

Categories: Phone Books and Directories