Digital Resources

 

Access World News

Find diverse U.S. and global perspectives on issues and events related to business, careers, economics, the arts, education, health, homework help, politics and more from a variety of current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content including the Austin American-Statesman, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and USA Today.

  • Dallas Morning News

    Search local and state full-text articles on topics such as business, health, education, government, history, politics and more from (8/12/84-Current). Also includes Current Events and Special Reports for homework help.

  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram

    Search local and state full-text articles on topics such as business, health, education, government, history, politics and more from (12/1/90-Current). Also includes Current Events and Special Reportsfor homework help.

 

America's Obituaries

Easily search a collection of over 22 million recent records from hundreds of U.S. newspapers. Updated daily, it incorporates over 75 million records from the Social Security Death Index (1937-present), organized by state.

 

Biblioteca Tumblebook

TumbleBooks son libros ilustrados animados, que hablan y enseñan a los niños la alegría de la lectura en un formato que les encantará. TumbleBooks se crea adoptando las ilustraciones de libros existentes con animaciones, sonidos, música y narración para producir un libro electronico de imágenes que usted puede leer, o que es leido a usted.

 

Book Snapshots

Book Snapshots allows you to browse collections of various booklists to help you find your next book to read, place a hold in the catalog, and find other books by a particular author or genre. These colorful and dynamic SnapShots can be viewed on any device from computers, ipads and even mobile phones, so the library is never out of reach.

 

Gale Literature Resource Center

Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of noted authors

 

Lynda.com

Learn something new at your own pace! Check out Lynda.com. If you're new to the site, check out their tutorial on getting started. Lynda offers training in 3D, Animation, Audio, Business, Design, Developer, Home Computing, Photography, Video, Web + Interactive and Creative Inspirations.

 

Pronunciator

Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages.

 

Texshare Databases

The TexShare Databases provide access to business, medical, literature, and general information databases. If you do not have the login and password from your new library card packet, please call us and we will provide you with the information.

Some of the most popular databases are LearningExpress Library, which offers the practice tests, exercises, and skill-building courses you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Job & Career Accelerator, which is the industry's most comprehensive, online job search system, Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center, which has "How-to" instructions for virtually every hobby enthusiast, and Small Engine Repair Reference Center, which lets you search by product type, brand or model for maintenance and repair guides.

 

Tumble Book Library

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading. TumbleBooks can be used from most any internet connected computer including your home computer.

 

World Book Kids

World Book Kids offers simple navigation, easy-to-understand articles, rich media, and hundreds of interactive games, activities, and teaching materials to engage different learning styles and complement varied instructional goals.

 

World Book Web

This online encyclopedia has everything you would expect an encyclopedia to have, including full coverage of the 2012 United States presidential and congressional elections, and more than 25,000 rich photographs and illustrations.

 

World Vital Records

A massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, and millions of family trees. Access key collections: COMPLETE U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles; unique, exclusive local and international collections