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Explore HPL's full list of subscription databases, as well as some recommended websites! Take advantage of our free online resources to help with your research, uncover your family history, learn a new language or skill, and more.
Search all the databases supplied to Houston Public Library by Gale simultaneously or select particular resources to cross search. Includes ebooks, literary research, periodicals, primary sources, and business tools. Search for any term or phrase and find articles from thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers, documents, and ebooks along with videos, images and podcast content.
A vast library of over 16,000 video tutorials in multiple languages covering software, technology, hard and soft business skills and many other topics, all taught by recognized industry experts. LinkedIn Learning for Library provides 24/7 access to online learning to help you achieve personal and professional goals. Use via browser or get the app for iOS or Android mobile devices. (Use Library ID: houstonpubliclibrary if prompted by app.)
NOTES: 1) On 3/25/2021, Lynda Library/LinkedIn Learning upgraded to LinkedIn Learning for Library. Former Lynda Library users are no longer able to migrate course completion records from the old Lynda Library platform. 2) This is a very popular resource and occasionally all of HPL's allowed number of simultaneously-use "seats" are occupied. If you have difficulty logging in this is likely the cause and we recommend trying again later. 3) This resource does not work with the Internet Explorer browser.
Download e-books, audiobooks, e-magazines, comics, TV and videos. Get the Libby app for iOS and Android or use OverDrive or Libby in browser. (*NOTE: The OverDrive app is no longer available to new users effective 2/23/2022 and will be discontinued at the end of 2022.)