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Biography Reference Center - Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of more than 436,000 full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies. 

Credo Reference *- Search millions of full-text articles from authoritative sources covering a wide range of research topics. Enter your library card number to access the full site.

EBSCOhost database *- Searches thousands of magazines and scholarly journals to receive access to full-text articles.

EBSCOhost Explora for Elementary/Primary search *- Search topics in Art and Literature, Biography, Business and Careers, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History and Social Science, and Science and Math

EBSCOhost Explora for High School*- Search topics in Art and Literature, Biography, Business and Careers, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History and Social Science, and Science and Math 

EBSCOhost MAS Complete for High School*- Search full-text content from popular high school periodicals and reference materials covering a wide range of topics.

ERIC Institute of Educational Sciences *- ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context* - Provides informed, differing viewpoints surrounding social issues and current events. 

Gale Virtual Reference Library *- Searches Grizimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia, UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, Ancient Europe, 8000 BC to 10,000 AD: An Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World, Dictionary of American History, St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, and The Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World.

MasterFILE Complete *- Search for full-text information from popular journals, magazines, and reference sources covering a wide variety of topics. Includes Consumer Reports. 

World Book Online - Provides access to articles, photographs, maps, and illustrations from The World Book Encyclopedia. 

History

Salem History - provides online access to the content of: great athletes, great lives from history, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Early Modern Era, the 18th century, and musicians and composers of the 20th century. 

Texas History and Government

Handbook of Texas*- An encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. It comprises more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topic categories.

The Portal to Texas History - This portal is a gateway to Texas history materials. You may discover anything from an ancestor's picture in a college yearbook to a rare historical map. 

Humanities

Humanities Full-Text - Includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama and poetry in all fields of the humanities from art, classical studies, and film to journalism and more. 

Science

AGRICOLA - Contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. This database contains more than 4.8 million citations.

Science and Technology Collection - Contains more than 820 leading full- text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community.

World Book Online - Provides access to articles, photographs, maps, and illustrations from The World Book Encyclopedia. 

Test Preparation

LearningExpress Library*- is a unique, interactive online learning platform that provides patrons with the most comprehensive selection of career-oriented and academic resources available—to help with job preparation, career advancement, career changes, and re-entry into the workforce. 

* Provided by TexShare Databases: a program for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.