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169 Years of Historic Houston

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

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) (Try the new Gale NewsVault interface by clicking here.) *

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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.

 

20th Century Poetry (American & English) (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

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

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50 States of the US

Extensive information on all 50 of the United States.

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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.*

Academic360.com: Jobs in Higher Education

Guide for the academic job hunter.

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.

Access NewspaperARCHIVE (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.

Acronym Finder

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

ActivityTree

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

Adventures in Education (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation)

Finance an education, select a school, or plan a career.

Adverse Events

AdverseEvents provides critical drug safety and outcome information on all FDA approved medications. Search any drug, medical condition, or drug side effect.

African American Biographical Database

The largest electronic collection of biographical information on African Americans from 1790 to1950.*

African American Heritage

A groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. 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.

African American History Online

This comprehensive database includes subject entries, primary sources, images and videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies, maps and charts, and more.*

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.*

African American Reference E-book Titles

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

 

AGRICOLA

Index of material on all aspects of agriculture.*

ALLDATA (in library use only)

The leading provider of electronic diagnostic and repair information and services for the automotive service industry.

AllGame

Information and reviews of electronic games.

AllMovie

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

AllMusic

Reviews and information on music in all genres.

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.*

 

AMA DoctorFinder

Find doctors by name or specialty.

American Ancestors (In Library Use Only)

Genealogical data from the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

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.*

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.*

American Decades

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

American History Online

Provides users with access to historical digital library collections.

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.

American Song (Provided by Greenberg Endowment)

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. *

America's Career InfoNet

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

America's Job Bank

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

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 a interface from Proquest.*

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.

Annual Credit Report

Request your free annual credit report.

Any Day in History

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

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.

Area Decoder

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

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

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

Articles by Magazine Title

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

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.*

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Bank Rates

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

Barron's (Digital Microfilm)

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.*

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations Online

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

Basic Computer Information Help Sheets

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

Basics of Multimedia

A self-paced Opening Learning Course on digital photography and video.

BBC Languages

Offers brief introductory courses and learning tips in several languages as well as mp3 downloads of useful holiday phrases.

BBC News

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

BBC World Service

Offers news and audio in multiple languages.

Beehive

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

Better Business Bureau for the Houston Area

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

Bible Gateway

Searchable text of many versions and translations.

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.*

Big Yellow

Search for business by keyword, name or location.

BigCharts -- Historical Quotes

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

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

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

Biography in Context

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

Biography Reference Bank

Offers full text biographical articles, images, and abstracts. NOTE: This database is now being provided by EBSCO and has a new interface.*

Biography Reference E-books

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

Birdwatching.com

Website about wild birds and the sport of birding.

Black Collegian Online

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

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.*

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.*

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.*

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.*

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.*

Black Women Writers

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

Book Spot

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

Boston Herald (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available. *

Braintrack University Index

Links to colleges and universities worldwide.

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. *

Britannica Escolar

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

Britannica Online for Kids

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

Britannica Online Library Edition

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

Bubbles Typing Game

Free online typing tutorial.

Bureau of Justice Statistics

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

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.*

Business Organization Forms for Texas

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

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.*

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.*

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Careerjet

Employment search engine for jobs across the United States.

Careers.wsj.com

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

CareerZone

Career and resume information for grades 6-12.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Federal grant and loan programs.

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.

Cemetery Records Online

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

Centers for Disease Control

Information from the federal government on health and diseases.

Chicago Defender Historical Archive

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

Chicago Tribune (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available.

ChronicleJobs.com

Job classified ads from the Houston Chronicle.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Search and read newspapers from 1880-1910 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).

CIA World Factbook

Information on countries around the world.

Citation Machine

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

 

City of Houston

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

City of Houston Human Resources Department

Employment opportunities with the city.

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.*

Classical Music Library (Provided by Greenberg Endowment)

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.*

 

Classical Music Reference Library (Provided by Greenberg Endowment)

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.

Classical Scores Library (Provided by Greenberg Endowment)

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.

Clayton Genealogical Library

Houston Public Library's Genealogical Collection.

CNN

Online news source.

College Board

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

College Navigator

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

College Possible

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

Computer Source (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

The latest information and current trends in high technology.*

Computer Training

Directed at the new computer user, this tutorial provides a basic understanding of hardware, software, and computer maintenance.

Congress.org

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

Congressional Universe

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

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.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service

Get free help with your personal finances.

Consumer Health Complete (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Features full-text consumer-oriented health information.*

Contemporary World Music (Provided by Greenberg Endowment)

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. *

Core Documents of Our Democracy

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

Cost of Living Comparison Calculator

Compare costs of living between United States cities.

Country Studies/Area Handbooks

More than 100 countries are described and analyzed as to their political, economic and social institutions.

Craft Site Directory

Directory of arts and crafts sites on the Internet.

Cyndi's List

List of genealogical resources on the Web.

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Daily Stocks

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

Dallas Morning News (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available.

Dallas Morning News Historical Archive 1885-1977

Searchable archive of the Dallas Morning News.

Dance Mat Typing

Free online typing tutorial.

DEA Drug Fact Sheets

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

Dead People Server

Database of celebrities that includes a grave finder and obituaries.

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.*

Discover Our World

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

Discover Our World: North America

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

Distance Calculator

Calculates distances between cities and countries.

Diversity Employers

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

Dragonsource

Chinese language periodical database.*

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East Texas Well Logs

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

EasyBib

Automatic bibliography and citation maker

 

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.*

Economia y Negocios (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Spanish language citations on business and economics.*

ed2go

Ed2go is a catalog of online courses available to Houston Public Library card holders. The courses are for adult lifelong learners who are looking to acquire new skills to aid in career development or for personal enrichment such as the pursuit of a new hobby. The instructor-lead courses last six weeks with a total of 12 lessons. Please be sure to read the home page carefully for instructions on how to request the pass code needed to register for a course.*

Edmund's Automobile Buyer's Guide

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

EducationWorld

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

Enciclopedia Moderna

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

Encyclopaedia Judaica

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

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.*

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.*

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.*

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.*

Encyclopedia of Life

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

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.*

engVid : Free English Video Lessons

Short English Language videos about grammar and culture.

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.*

ESPN

Sports news.

Expanded Books

See interviews with your favorite authors on these downloadable videos.

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Factiva

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

Facts on File Science Online

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

FAFSA - on the Web

Submit your federal financial aid application electronically.

FAFSA - school codes

Search or verify federal school codes

Family Search

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

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

Government agency internet resources for teachers and parents.

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Region VI Contact Information

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

FEMA Flood Information

Includes helpful information on flooding and multiple resources.

FEMA Información Sobre Inundaciónes

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

Información en español sobre inundaciónes.

FinAid

A comprehensive Financial Aid Information Page.

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.*

Find a Grave

Grave finder for famous people around the world.

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.

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.

Flood Insurance Maps

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

Fold3 (In library use only)

Previously known as Footnote, this database contains almost 40 million images of primary source materials. Many are available here for the first time.

Foundation Directory (Available At Central Library Only)

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

Foundation Grants to Individuals (Available at Central Library Only)

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

Fueleconomy.gov

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

Fuente Academica (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Provides the full-text of Spanish language scholarly journals.*

Ofrece artículos academicos completos.*

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Full-text encyclopedia.*

 

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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.*

Gale Legal Forms

Legal forms specific to Texas.*

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.*

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.*

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online (Provided by Greenberg Endowment)

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.

General OneFile

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

 

Global Issues In Context

Uses magazine, newspaper, and original articles as well as images and videos to explain the historical and contemporary conditions necessary to understand global issues, conflicts and events.*

GobiernoUSA.gov

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

Google Book Search

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

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.

GPO-FDsys (Federal Digital System)

FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government Publications.

Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling

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

GRE Online

Dates and registration for the the GRE.

Greater Houston Partnership

Houston's "chamber of commerce."

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Handbook of Texas Online

Encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.

Harris County

Connect with information services and people in Harris County Government.

Harris County Appraisal District

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

Harris County Flood Control District Contact Information

Provides helpful contact information regarding flooding in Harris County.

Harris County Human Resources

Employment and training opportunities with the county.

Harris County Voting Information

For Harris County, Texas.

Health Reference Center-Academic (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Multi-source database for health and wellness research.*

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.*

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.*

Healthfinder

Consumer health information from the federal government.

HeritageQuest Online (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

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

HISD Connect: Houston Independent School District

HISD information.

Historical Annual Reports

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

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.*

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.*

Houston Area School Districts

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

Houston Bar Association

Legal assistance from the Houston Bar Association.

Houston Bikeways

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

Houston Center for Literacy

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

Houston Chronicle

The official website of the Houston Chronicle Newspaper.

Houston Chronicle (Article Search)

Full text articles from the Chronicle from 1985 to the present. PLEASE NOTE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have a new supplier of the Houston Chronicle article database. The interface will be different, but the content should be the same. *

Houston Chronicle (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available.*

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.*

Houston City Directories

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

Houston CitySearch

Directory of goods and services in Houston.

Houston Coalition for the Homeless

Current referral information

Houston Code of Ordinances

City ordinances.

Houston Facts and Figures

Information from the Greater Houston Partnership including demographics.

Houston Jobs

Employer and employee services and resume building and hosting.

Houston Jobs.com

Employment service for the Houston area.

Houston Metro

Site includes bus routes and schedules.

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.

Houston Press

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

Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program

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

Houston.Computerwork.com

Jobs for programmers, DBAs, analysts, and other computer professionals. Submit your resume for automatic job matching.

HPL Paperback Classics

Classic titles frequently found on school reading lists. Quick links to search the Library Catalog for locations.

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Infobel Word - Telephone Directories

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

InfoPlease

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

Information Science & Technology Abstracts (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Database in the areas of information science.*

Infotrac Newsstand (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Newspapers from the U.S. and around the world, including several Texas newspapers. Dates of coverage vary with start dates beginning 1980.*

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.*

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.*

Internet Law Library

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

Internet Movie Database

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

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.

IRS Tax Forms

Federal tax forms back to 1990.

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Job Hunt

Online job search resources and services.

JobStar Salary Surveys

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

Jobview

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

JSTOR

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

Juju Job Search Engine

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

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Kelley Blue Book

Get help shopping for used cars.

Khan Academy

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

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.*

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.

Knitting Help.com

Free online knitting how-to videos.

Knitting Pattern Central

Online directory of knitting patterns.

Knitty.com

Knitting patterns, articles, and FAQs.

Kompass

Business to business import and export directory of 2.2 million companies from 70 countries.

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Law School Admission Council

Dates, locations, registration, and preparation for the LSAT.

Lawyers.com

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

League of Women Voters of the Houston Area

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

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.*

Legal Collection (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Full-text of scholarly law journals.*

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.

Lexile Book Search

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

Library of Congress Catalog

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

Library Thing

Catalog your books online.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

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

Literary Reference Center

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

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.

Literature Resource Center (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

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

LiveMocha

Learn a language and make friends in the process.

Los Angeles Times (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available.

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.*

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Making of America

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

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.*

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.

MasterFILE Premier (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

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

MedicLatina (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

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

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.*

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.

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.

Merck Manual

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

Mergent Online

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

Mergent WebReports

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

Merriam-Webster Online

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

Middle Search Plus (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Articles covering general topics appropriate for middle school students.*

Military & Government Collection (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program)

Articles from periodicals related to the military.*

MLA International Bibliography

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

Monster.com

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

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Investment data and analyst reports.*

Mouse Practice

Site for beginning computer users to practice with the mouse.

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. *

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NADA Guides

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

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.

National Geographic Magazine Archive

National Geographic magazine is recognized for some of the highest-quality photojournalism and cartography in the world, this award-winning, iconic magazine is famous for providing unparalleled, in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment. National Geographic Magazine Archive covers from 1888, the start of the magazine, to 1994.*

National Weather Service

Official weather warnings, observations and forecasts.

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.*

New Catholic Encyclopedia

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

New User Tutorial (Mouse Basics)

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

New York Amsterdam News Historical Archive

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

New York Times -- Historical Archive

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

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.*

NewsLink

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

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.*

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.*

NoveList Plus

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

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OANDA

Currency converter.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

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

One Across

Crossword puzzle dictionary.

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.*

OnlineNewspapers.com

A directory of newspaper Web sites throughout the world.

Opera in Video

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

Opportunity Knocks.org

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

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.*

Overdrive

Download e-books, audiobooks, and videos.*

Oxford African American Studies Center

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

Oxford Art Online (Provided by the Greenberg Endowment)

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. *

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.*

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.*

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.*

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. *

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. *

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.*

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.*

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.*

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.*

Oxford English Dictionary

Online version of the Oxford English Dictionary.*

Oxford Music Online (Provided by the Greenberg Endowment)

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 .*

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ParentsPost

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

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.

Peterson's

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

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.

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.

POTUS

Information on United States Presidents.

Press Display

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

Primary Search (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

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

Professional Development Collection (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Articles for professional educators and librarians.*

ProQuest Obituaries

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

Public Service Employees Network

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

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).

 

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Reader's Guide Retrospective

Index of the most popular general-interest periodicals published between 1890 through 1982. NOTE: This database is now being provided by EBSCO and has a new interface.*

Reading Group Choices

Book lists and discussion guides for reading groups.

Ready.gov

Disaster preparedness information from the Department of Homeland Security.

Recipe Source

Recipes from around the world.

Reference Desk

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

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.*

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.

Regional Business News (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Articles from regional business publications.*

Regional Disaster Preparedness

Links to local disaster preparedness agencies.

Regulations.gov

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

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.*

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.*

RhymeZone

Rhyming dictionary.

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.

Riley Guide

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

RootsWeb

Many sources and links for genealogical researchers.

RxList

In-depth drug information.

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

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

Salary Calculator

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

Salary.com

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

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.

Sallie Mae College Answer

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

Sallie Mae Education Investment Planner

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.

Salud en Espanol (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Consumer Health Complete database of health information in Spanish.*

Sams Photofacts

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

San Francisco Chronicle (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available.

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.

Science Blogging

Your one-stop shop for the most recent science blogging.

Science Made Simple: Measurements and Conversions

Online conversions.

Science.gov

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

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.*

Shakespeare Criticism

Find books in the HPL collection with selected articles and/or essays of criticism on Shakespeare's works.

SIC: Standard Industrial Classification Search

A searchable database of SIC codes.

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.*

Small Business Administration

Information and services offered by the SBA.

Small Business Resource Center

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

Smithsonian Global Sound (Provided by Greenberg Endowment)

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. *

Social Security Online

Information in English and Spanish on benefits and regulations.

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.*

Sources in U.S. History Online: 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.*

 

Sources in U.S. History Online: The Civil War

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

Sports Authority: Harris County

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

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.*

Stat!Ref (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Clinical information from more than 35 medical texts.*

State Bar of Texas Member Directory

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

State District Courts in Harris County

Information for jurors and others about the Harris County System.

Statistical Insight

Find statistics on population, economic conditions, labor, health, education, natural resources, pollution, and many other topics from the world's most comprehensive database of statistical information. If fulltext is not available online, check with the Central Library's Reference Department for print availability.*

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.*

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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.

Texas Administrative Code

Texas state regulations by topic.

Texas Archival Resources Online

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

Texas Common Application for College Admission

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

Texas Computer Jobs

Texas employment opportunities for computer specialists.

Texas Department of Insurance : Consumer Protection

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

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.*

Texas Educator Certification Program

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

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.

Texas Lottery

Find lottery results.

Texas Online

Official homepage of Texas state government.

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.*

Texas Tuition Promise Fund

Prepay for college tuition at today's prices.

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.

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.

The 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.*

 

The Sunday Times Historical Archives

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.

The 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.

Theatre in Video

Online streaming video of plays and film documentaries.*

Thomas Register

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

Time & Date

Time zones and calendars, including a perpetual calendar.

TOEFL

Dates and registration for the TOEFL.

TOPICsearch (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

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

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.

TrueCareers

National employment service for employers and job seekers.

Tumble Book Library

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

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U. S. Code

Federal laws by topic.

U.S. Census Bureau

Source for social, demographic, and economic information.

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.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Employment opportunities with the United States government.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory

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

United Way of Greater Houston Community Resources

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

USA Learns

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

USA Today (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available.*

USA.gov

The United States government's official web portal.

USGenWeb Project

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

USPS Zip Code Search

Zip code look-up.

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Value Line Investment Survey (in library use only)

The Value Line Investment Survey is a weekly independent investment information service. (Remote access and in library use access provides the same content.)

Value Line Investment Survey (outside of the library access)

The Value Line Investment Survey is a weekly independent investment information service.* (When you access Value Line you may receive a security warning message discouraging you from continuing. We have contacted Value Line and verified that it should be safe to proceed to the Value Line database website. Remote access and in library access provides the same content.)

Vocational & Career Collection (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

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

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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.*

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.*

Wall Street Journal Historical Archive

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

Washington Post (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available.*

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.*

Weather Channel

Gives graphic view of weather conditions.

Weather Underground

Current and historical weather.

Web Elements

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

What is a Dollar Worth?

CPI and inflation rates with a cost of living calculator.

Where to Write for Vital Records

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

White House

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

Who Represents Me?

Texas elected officials and the districts they represent.

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!

WordReference

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

Work in Texas

Employment opportunities with the State of Texas.

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.*

World Leaders

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

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).*

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Yahoo! Finance

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

Yellow Book

Nationwide local yellow pages.

YourDictionary.com

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

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ZabaSearch

People and free public information search engine.

 

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169 Years of Historic Houston

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

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) (Try the new Gale NewsVault interface by clicking here.) *

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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.

 

20th Century Poetry (American & English) (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

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

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50 States of the US

Extensive information on all 50 of the United States.

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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.*

Academic360.com: Jobs in Higher Education

Guide for the academic job hunter.

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.

Access NewspaperARCHIVE (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.

Acronym Finder

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

ActivityTree

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

Adventures in Education (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation)

Finance an education, select a school, or plan a career.

Adverse Events

AdverseEvents provides critical drug safety and outcome information on all FDA approved medications. Search any drug, medical condition, or drug side effect.

African American Biographical Database

The largest electronic collection of biographical information on African Americans from 1790 to1950.*

African American Heritage

A groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. 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.

African American History Online

This comprehensive database includes subject entries, primary sources, images and videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies, maps and charts, and more.*

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.*

African American Reference E-book Titles

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

 

AGRICOLA

Index of material on all aspects of agriculture.*

ALLDATA (in library use only)

The leading provider of electronic diagnostic and repair information and services for the automotive service industry.

AllGame

Information and reviews of electronic games.

AllMovie

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

AllMusic

Reviews and information on music in all genres.

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.*

 

AMA DoctorFinder

Find doctors by name or specialty.

American Ancestors (In Library Use Only)

Genealogical data from the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

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.*

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.*

American Decades

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

American History Online

Provides users with access to historical digital library collections.

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.

American Song (Provided by Greenberg Endowment)

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. *

America's Career InfoNet

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

America's Job Bank

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

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 a interface from Proquest.*

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.

Annual Credit Report

Request your free annual credit report.

Any Day in History

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

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.

Area Decoder

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

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

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

Articles by Magazine Title

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

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.*

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Bank Rates

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

Barron's (Digital Microfilm)

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.*

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations Online

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

Basic Computer Information Help Sheets

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

Basics of Multimedia

A self-paced Opening Learning Course on digital photography and video.

BBC Languages

Offers brief introductory courses and learning tips in several languages as well as mp3 downloads of useful holiday phrases.

BBC News

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

BBC World Service

Offers news and audio in multiple languages.

Beehive

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

Better Business Bureau for the Houston Area

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

Bible Gateway

Searchable text of many versions and translations.

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.*

Big Yellow

Search for business by keyword, name or location.

BigCharts -- Historical Quotes

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

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

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

Biography in Context

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

Biography Reference Bank

Offers full text biographical articles, images, and abstracts. NOTE: This database is now being provided by EBSCO and has a new interface.*

Biography Reference E-books

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

Birdwatching.com

Website about wild birds and the sport of birding.

Black Collegian Online

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

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.*

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.*

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.*

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.*

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.*

Black Women Writers

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

Book Spot

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

Boston Herald (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available. *

Braintrack University Index

Links to colleges and universities worldwide.

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. *

Britannica Escolar

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

Britannica Online for Kids

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

Britannica Online Library Edition

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

Bubbles Typing Game

Free online typing tutorial.

Bureau of Justice Statistics

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

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.*

Business Organization Forms for Texas

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

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.*

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.*

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Careerjet

Employment search engine for jobs across the United States.

Careers.wsj.com

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

CareerZone

Career and resume information for grades 6-12.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Federal grant and loan programs.

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.

Cemetery Records Online

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

Centers for Disease Control

Information from the federal government on health and diseases.

Chicago Defender Historical Archive

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

Chicago Tribune (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available.

ChronicleJobs.com

Job classified ads from the Houston Chronicle.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Search and read newspapers from 1880-1910 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).

CIA World Factbook

Information on countries around the world.

Citation Machine

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

 

City of Houston

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

City of Houston Human Resources Department

Employment opportunities with the city.

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.*

Classical Music Library (Provided by Greenberg Endowment)

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.*

 

Classical Music Reference Library (Provided by Greenberg Endowment)

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.

Classical Scores Library (Provided by Greenberg Endowment)

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.

Clayton Genealogical Library

Houston Public Library's Genealogical Collection.

CNN

Online news source.

College Board

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

College Navigator

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

College Possible

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

Computer Source (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

The latest information and current trends in high technology.*

Computer Training

Directed at the new computer user, this tutorial provides a basic understanding of hardware, software, and computer maintenance.

Congress.org

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

Congressional Universe

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

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.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service

Get free help with your personal finances.

Consumer Health Complete (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Features full-text consumer-oriented health information.*

Contemporary World Music (Provided by Greenberg Endowment)

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. *

Core Documents of Our Democracy

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

Cost of Living Comparison Calculator

Compare costs of living between United States cities.

Country Studies/Area Handbooks

More than 100 countries are described and analyzed as to their political, economic and social institutions.

Craft Site Directory

Directory of arts and crafts sites on the Internet.

Cyndi's List

List of genealogical resources on the Web.

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Daily Stocks

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

Dallas Morning News (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available.

Dallas Morning News Historical Archive 1885-1977

Searchable archive of the Dallas Morning News.

Dance Mat Typing

Free online typing tutorial.

DEA Drug Fact Sheets

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

Dead People Server

Database of celebrities that includes a grave finder and obituaries.

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.*

Discover Our World

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

Discover Our World: North America

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

Distance Calculator

Calculates distances between cities and countries.

Diversity Employers

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

Dragonsource

Chinese language periodical database.*

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East Texas Well Logs

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

EasyBib

Automatic bibliography and citation maker

 

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.*

Economia y Negocios (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Spanish language citations on business and economics.*

ed2go

Ed2go is a catalog of online courses available to Houston Public Library card holders. The courses are for adult lifelong learners who are looking to acquire new skills to aid in career development or for personal enrichment such as the pursuit of a new hobby. The instructor-lead courses last six weeks with a total of 12 lessons. Please be sure to read the home page carefully for instructions on how to request the pass code needed to register for a course.*

Edmund's Automobile Buyer's Guide

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

EducationWorld

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

Enciclopedia Moderna

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

Encyclopaedia Judaica

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

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.*

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.*

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.*

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.*

Encyclopedia of Life

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

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.*

engVid : Free English Video Lessons

Short English Language videos about grammar and culture.

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.*

ESPN

Sports news.

Expanded Books

See interviews with your favorite authors on these downloadable videos.

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Factiva

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

Facts on File Science Online

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

FAFSA - on the Web

Submit your federal financial aid application electronically.

FAFSA - school codes

Search or verify federal school codes

Family Search

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

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

Government agency internet resources for teachers and parents.

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Region VI Contact Information

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

FEMA Flood Information

Includes helpful information on flooding and multiple resources.

FEMA Información Sobre Inundaciónes

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

Información en español sobre inundaciónes.

FinAid

A comprehensive Financial Aid Information Page.

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.*

Find a Grave

Grave finder for famous people around the world.

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.

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.

Flood Insurance Maps

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

Fold3 (In library use only)

Previously known as Footnote, this database contains almost 40 million images of primary source materials. Many are available here for the first time.

Foundation Directory (Available At Central Library Only)

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

Foundation Grants to Individuals (Available at Central Library Only)

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

Fueleconomy.gov

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

Fuente Academica (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Provides the full-text of Spanish language scholarly journals.*

Ofrece artículos academicos completos.*

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Full-text encyclopedia.*

 

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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.*

Gale Legal Forms

Legal forms specific to Texas.*

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.*

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.*

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online (Provided by Greenberg Endowment)

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.

General OneFile

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

 

Global Issues In Context

Uses magazine, newspaper, and original articles as well as images and videos to explain the historical and contemporary conditions necessary to understand global issues, conflicts and events.*

GobiernoUSA.gov

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

Google Book Search

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

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.

GPO-FDsys (Federal Digital System)

FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government Publications.

Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling

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

GRE Online

Dates and registration for the the GRE.

Greater Houston Partnership

Houston's "chamber of commerce."

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Handbook of Texas Online

Encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.

Harris County

Connect with information services and people in Harris County Government.

Harris County Appraisal District

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

Harris County Flood Control District Contact Information

Provides helpful contact information regarding flooding in Harris County.

Harris County Human Resources

Employment and training opportunities with the county.

Harris County Voting Information

For Harris County, Texas.

Health Reference Center-Academic (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Multi-source database for health and wellness research.*

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.*

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.*

Healthfinder

Consumer health information from the federal government.

HeritageQuest Online (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

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

HISD Connect: Houston Independent School District

HISD information.

Historical Annual Reports

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

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.*

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.*

Houston Area School Districts

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

Houston Bar Association

Legal assistance from the Houston Bar Association.

Houston Bikeways

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

Houston Center for Literacy

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

Houston Chronicle

The official website of the Houston Chronicle Newspaper.

Houston Chronicle (Article Search)

Full text articles from the Chronicle from 1985 to the present. PLEASE NOTE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have a new supplier of the Houston Chronicle article database. The interface will be different, but the content should be the same. *

Houston Chronicle (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available.*

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.*

Houston City Directories

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

Houston CitySearch

Directory of goods and services in Houston.

Houston Coalition for the Homeless

Current referral information

Houston Code of Ordinances

City ordinances.

Houston Facts and Figures

Information from the Greater Houston Partnership including demographics.

Houston Jobs

Employer and employee services and resume building and hosting.

Houston Jobs.com

Employment service for the Houston area.

Houston Metro

Site includes bus routes and schedules.

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.

Houston Press

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

Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program

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

Houston.Computerwork.com

Jobs for programmers, DBAs, analysts, and other computer professionals. Submit your resume for automatic job matching.

HPL Paperback Classics

Classic titles frequently found on school reading lists. Quick links to search the Library Catalog for locations.

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Infobel Word - Telephone Directories

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

InfoPlease

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

Information Science & Technology Abstracts (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Database in the areas of information science.*

Infotrac Newsstand (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Newspapers from the U.S. and around the world, including several Texas newspapers. Dates of coverage vary with start dates beginning 1980.*

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.*

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.*

Internet Law Library

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

Internet Movie Database

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

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.

IRS Tax Forms

Federal tax forms back to 1990.

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Job Hunt

Online job search resources and services.

JobStar Salary Surveys

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

Jobview

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

JSTOR

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

Juju Job Search Engine

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

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Kelley Blue Book

Get help shopping for used cars.

Khan Academy

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

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.*

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.

Knitting Help.com

Free online knitting how-to videos.

Knitting Pattern Central

Online directory of knitting patterns.

Knitty.com

Knitting patterns, articles, and FAQs.

Kompass

Business to business import and export directory of 2.2 million companies from 70 countries.

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Law School Admission Council

Dates, locations, registration, and preparation for the LSAT.

Lawyers.com

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

League of Women Voters of the Houston Area

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

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.*

Legal Collection (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Full-text of scholarly law journals.*

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.

Lexile Book Search

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

Library of Congress Catalog

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

Library Thing

Catalog your books online.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

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

Literary Reference Center

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

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.

Literature Resource Center (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

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

LiveMocha

Learn a language and make friends in the process.

Los Angeles Times (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available.

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.*

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Making of America

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

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.*

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.

MasterFILE Premier (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

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

MedicLatina (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

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

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.*

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.

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.

Merck Manual

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

Mergent Online

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

Mergent WebReports

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

Merriam-Webster Online

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

Middle Search Plus (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Articles covering general topics appropriate for middle school students.*

Military & Government Collection (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program)

Articles from periodicals related to the military.*

MLA International Bibliography

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

Monster.com

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

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Investment data and analyst reports.*

Mouse Practice

Site for beginning computer users to practice with the mouse.

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. *

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NADA Guides

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

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.

National Geographic Magazine Archive

National Geographic magazine is recognized for some of the highest-quality photojournalism and cartography in the world, this award-winning, iconic magazine is famous for providing unparalleled, in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment. National Geographic Magazine Archive covers from 1888, the start of the magazine, to 1994.*

National Weather Service

Official weather warnings, observations and forecasts.

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.*

New Catholic Encyclopedia

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

New User Tutorial (Mouse Basics)

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

New York Amsterdam News Historical Archive

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

New York Times -- Historical Archive

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

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.*

NewsLink

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

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.*

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.*

NoveList Plus

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

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OANDA

Currency converter.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

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

One Across

Crossword puzzle dictionary.

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.*

OnlineNewspapers.com

A directory of newspaper Web sites throughout the world.

Opera in Video

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

Opportunity Knocks.org

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

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.*

Overdrive

Download e-books, audiobooks, and videos.*

Oxford African American Studies Center

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

Oxford Art Online (Provided by the Greenberg Endowment)

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. *

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.*

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.*

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.*

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. *

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. *

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.*

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.*

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.*

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.*

Oxford English Dictionary

Online version of the Oxford English Dictionary.*

Oxford Music Online (Provided by the Greenberg Endowment)

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 .*

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ParentsPost

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

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.

Peterson's

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

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.

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.

POTUS

Information on United States Presidents.

Press Display

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

Primary Search (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

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

Professional Development Collection (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Articles for professional educators and librarians.*

ProQuest Obituaries

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

Public Service Employees Network

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

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).

 

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Reader's Guide Retrospective

Index of the most popular general-interest periodicals published between 1890 through 1982. NOTE: This database is now being provided by EBSCO and has a new interface.*

Reading Group Choices

Book lists and discussion guides for reading groups.

Ready.gov

Disaster preparedness information from the Department of Homeland Security.

Recipe Source

Recipes from around the world.

Reference Desk

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

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.*

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.

Regional Business News (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Articles from regional business publications.*

Regional Disaster Preparedness

Links to local disaster preparedness agencies.

Regulations.gov

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

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.*

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.*

RhymeZone

Rhyming dictionary.

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.

Riley Guide

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

RootsWeb

Many sources and links for genealogical researchers.

RxList

In-depth drug information.

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

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

Salary Calculator

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

Salary.com

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

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.

Sallie Mae College Answer

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

Sallie Mae Education Investment Planner

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.

Salud en Espanol (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Consumer Health Complete database of health information in Spanish.*

Sams Photofacts

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

San Francisco Chronicle (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available.

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.

Science Blogging

Your one-stop shop for the most recent science blogging.

Science Made Simple: Measurements and Conversions

Online conversions.

Science.gov

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

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.*

Shakespeare Criticism

Find books in the HPL collection with selected articles and/or essays of criticism on Shakespeare's works.

SIC: Standard Industrial Classification Search

A searchable database of SIC codes.

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.*

Small Business Administration

Information and services offered by the SBA.

Small Business Resource Center

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

Smithsonian Global Sound (Provided by Greenberg Endowment)

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. *

Social Security Online

Information in English and Spanish on benefits and regulations.

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.*

Sources in U.S. History Online: 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.*

 

Sources in U.S. History Online: The Civil War

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

Sports Authority: Harris County

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

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.*

Stat!Ref (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

Clinical information from more than 35 medical texts.*

State Bar of Texas Member Directory

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

State District Courts in Harris County

Information for jurors and others about the Harris County System.

Statistical Insight

Find statistics on population, economic conditions, labor, health, education, natural resources, pollution, and many other topics from the world's most comprehensive database of statistical information. If fulltext is not available online, check with the Central Library's Reference Department for print availability.*

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.*

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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.

Texas Administrative Code

Texas state regulations by topic.

Texas Archival Resources Online

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

Texas Common Application for College Admission

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

Texas Computer Jobs

Texas employment opportunities for computer specialists.

Texas Department of Insurance : Consumer Protection

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

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.*

Texas Educator Certification Program

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

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.

Texas Lottery

Find lottery results.

Texas Online

Official homepage of Texas state government.

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.*

Texas Tuition Promise Fund

Prepay for college tuition at today's prices.

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.

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.

The 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.*

 

The Sunday Times Historical Archives

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.

The 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.

Theatre in Video

Online streaming video of plays and film documentaries.*

Thomas Register

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

Time & Date

Time zones and calendars, including a perpetual calendar.

TOEFL

Dates and registration for the TOEFL.

TOPICsearch (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

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

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.

TrueCareers

National employment service for employers and job seekers.

Tumble Book Library

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

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U. S. Code

Federal laws by topic.

U.S. Census Bureau

Source for social, demographic, and economic information.

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.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Employment opportunities with the United States government.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory

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

United Way of Greater Houston Community Resources

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

USA Learns

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

USA Today (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available.*

USA.gov

The United States government's official web portal.

USGenWeb Project

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

USPS Zip Code Search

Zip code look-up.

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Value Line Investment Survey (in library use only)

The Value Line Investment Survey is a weekly independent investment information service. (Remote access and in library use access provides the same content.)

Value Line Investment Survey (outside of the library access)

The Value Line Investment Survey is a weekly independent investment information service.* (When you access Value Line you may receive a security warning message discouraging you from continuing. We have contacted Value Line and verified that it should be safe to proceed to the Value Line database website. Remote access and in library access provides the same content.)

Vocational & Career Collection (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program.)

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

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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.*

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.*

Wall Street Journal Historical Archive

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

Washington Post (Digital Image Edition)

The latest 45 days are available.*

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.*

Weather Channel

Gives graphic view of weather conditions.

Weather Underground

Current and historical weather.

Web Elements

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

What is a Dollar Worth?

CPI and inflation rates with a cost of living calculator.

Where to Write for Vital Records

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

White House

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

Who Represents Me?

Texas elected officials and the districts they represent.

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!

WordReference

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

Work in Texas

Employment opportunities with the State of Texas.

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.*

World Leaders

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

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).*

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Yahoo! Finance

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

Yellow Book

Nationwide local yellow pages.

YourDictionary.com

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

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ZabaSearch

People and free public information search engine.

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