Databases and Resources (Alphabetical)

Academic Search Complete This scholarly collection offers unmatched full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic study including, but not limited to: animal science, anthropology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology and many other fields.

Acronym Finder With more than 1,000,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms.

AGRICOLA Contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. 

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

All Music Reviews and information on music in all genres.

Alt Health Watch Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. 

AMA DoctorFinder Find doctors by name or specialty.

American Indian Histories and Cultures (in library use only) American Indian Histories and Cultures' is a unique resource that makes available, for the first time, many rare and significant documents from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago; one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world.

American West (in library use only) Sourced from the Everett D. Graff Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago, ‘The American West’ allows browsers to explore tales of frontier life, Pioneers, Wild West shows, the Gold Rush, vigilantes and outlaws. Texas Free access to Texas related records provided to by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Some searches may lead you to records outside the free Texas material, at which point you may be prompted to set up a paid account. If you choose not to do so, you may return to the results of your previous search.

Annual Credit Report Request your free annual credit report.

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations Online A collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature.

Bibliography of Native North Americans A bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy.

Big Charts: Historical Quotes Stock and mutual fund daily closing prices, back to 1985.

Book Review Digest Plus Brings together book reviews on subjects such as art, biography, business, education, general interest, history, humanities, literature, music and more with coverage back to 1983.

Business Abstracts with Full Text Offers full-text articles from hundreds of key publications, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, statistical rankings and more.

Business Source Complete In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,300 journals, Business Source Complete contains detailed author profiles for the 40,000 most-cited authors in the database.

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

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Federal grant and loan programs.

Catalog of Government Publications Finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive information for historical and current publications as well as direct links to the full document, when available. 

Contemporary Authors (in library use only) Contemporary Authors presents complete and up-to-date biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 154,000 U.S. and international authors. You can easily search for an author by name, title of work, subject/genre, nationality, date and place of birth, honors, awards and more. 

Computer Source Contains nearly 300 full-text journals and magazines covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. Computer Source™ provides a balance of full-text technical journals and full-text consumer computer titles. Find your elected federal representatives by Zip code, or research current issues and legislation.

Dickinson Historical Society Dickinson Historical Society was formed and commissioned in 2000 by a group of citizens concerned and interested in the preservation of the Dickinson and League City Railroad Depots, as well as educating the community about this history of the area.

Dickinson ISD Yearbooks The Dickinson ISD Alumni Association has scanned and made publicly available numerous yearbooks from Dickinson High School.

Dictionary of Literary Biography (in library use only) Provides over 12,000 biographical and full-text critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential figures from all erss and genres. Dictionary of Literary Biography is part of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission subscription to Literature Resource Center. Dickinson Public Library announces a partnership with, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials.

Education Administration Abstracts This research database includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

Ellis Island Foundation Search arrival records at Ellis Island in a database containing over 51 million passengers.

ERIC The Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

Essay & General Literature Index Cites records in collections of essays and works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada dating back to 1985 and spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences.

Explora for High Schools Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research.

Explora for Primary Schools Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research.

Explora for Public Libraries Provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books.

Family Search Discover your family history. Explore the world's largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records and resources.

Family Studies Abstracts This database includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

Find a Grave Free resource for finding the final resting places of famous folks, friends and family members. With millions of names, it is an invaluable tool for genealogist and history buffs.

Fuente Academica Premier A collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. It is an indispensable tool of exceptional scope designed to make academic research readily accessible in PDF format.

Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia This is part of the Primary Search and Middle Search Plus databases. It provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for elementary and middle school students.

Gale Legal Forms (in library use only) Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others.

Gale Literature Databases (in library use only) Literature Resource Center along with Twayne’s Authors Online and Scribner Writers Series have been integrated into Gale Literary Sources, enabling researchers, faculty and students to search across the largest corpus of literary criticism, original works, biographies, reviews, work overviews and so much more in order to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways. 

Galveston County Daily News Full text news articles from The Galveston County Daily News dating back to 2002.

The Handbook of Texas Online Encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.

Health Reference Center Academic (in library use only) Created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers and health care professionals, Health Reference Center Academic integrates tens of millions of articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, magazines, newsletters and select consumer health information sources with full-text reference works and thousands of health-related multimedia assets, all available 24/7 through an intuitive, state-of-the-art platform with daily content updates.

Health Source: Consumer Edition This resource provides access to nearly 80 full-text, consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

HeritageQuest Online (in library use only) Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center Offers "how-to" instructions for virtually every hobby enthusiast with full text for more than 1,500 leading hobby books and craft magazines that cover Arts & Crafts, Collecting, Home & Garden, Indoor Recreation, Kids' Crafts, Model Building, Needlecrafts & Textiles, and more.

Home Improvement Reference Center Provides users with user-friendly “how-to” information covering a range of home improvement and repair projects and features full-text content from leading magazines, images not found anywhere else online, and videos of popular home repair projects.

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

Information Science & Technology Abstracts A leading database in the areas of information science. Subject coverage includes classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, search engines, printed and electronic information sources, the information industry, scholarly communication, electronic publishing, and more.

Legal Collection  Containing full text for more than 300 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals, this database is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. Legal Collection™ offers information centered on the discipline of law and legal topics such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor & human resource law, ethics, the environment and much more. Full text contained in this database includes: American Journal of Criminal Law, California Law Review and many more.

Legal Information Center Offers everyday users the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. With the Legal Forms by U.S. State feature, users can search state-specific legal forms by top subject areas including adoption, bankruptcy, name changes and more.

LearningExpress Library In today’s global economy emphasizing 21st Century skills, career-based knowledge and ongoing professional improvement is critical to succeeding in the workplace and in life. LearningExpress Library’s unique, interactive online learning platform provides patrons with the most comprehensive selection of career-oriented and academic resources available to help with job preparation, career advancement, career changes, and re-entry into the workforce.

Literary Reference Center This rich full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames.

Literature Criticism Online (in library use only) Takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available.

Literature Resource Center with Twayne's and Scribner (in library use only) Providing immediate access to the most comprehensive and current online database on authors and their works, LRC includes biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline.

Master File Premier Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

MedicLatina A unique collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This Spanish language database contains the complete table of contents and PDF full text for 130 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.

MEDLINE Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Search word meaning, pronunciation, origin, synonyms, and more.

Middle Search Plus Contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

Military & Government Collection Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of these sites.

National Archives Find tools and databases to use in genealogical researching, including census data.

Natural & Alternative Treatments A complementary and alternative medicine database designed specifically for the consumer health researcher.

Newspaper Source Provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc.

Oxford Dictionaries Find definitions, meanings, and word origins as well as help with writing, spelling, and grammar.

Overdrive Checkout eBook, eAudiobooks and other digital media.

Play Index Covers over 31,000 classic and historical plays dating from 1949, including one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from famous playwrights.

Portal to Texas History A gateway to rare, historical, and primary source materials from or about Texas.

Primary Search Designed specifically for elementary school libraries, contains full text for more than 80 popular, elementary school magazines.

Professional Development Collection Provides a highly specialized collection of electronic information especially for professional educators, professional librarians and education researchers.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection A comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

PubMed Comprises more than 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Race Relations Abstracts This resource provides a sole focus on content relating specifically to the relationship between races.

Regional Business News Academic libraries that have access to Business Source® Complete will also receive access to Regional Business News™. 

Religion & Philosophy Religion & Philosophy Collection™ is a comprehensive database covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Salud en Español Salud en Español provides comprehensive evidence-based reports and fact sheets in Spanish on all aspects of consumer health and wellness.

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

Science in Context (in library use only) An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. 

SciTech Collection Premium (in library use only) The SciTech Premium Collection includes the Natural Science Collection and the Technology Collection and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. 

Scribner Writers (in library use only) Features nearly 2,200 biographical and critical essays on over 1,400 important writers from around the world, often from multiple viewpoints to provide differing perspectives.

Serials Directory This database provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. 

Short Story Index Contains information on short stories by author or genre, and provides detailed indexing for more than 117,000 stories from more than 4,200 collections and anthologies.

Small Business Reference Center Contains more than 450 full-text reference books and nearly 400 full-text periodicals that provide detailed “how-to” instructions to address small business topics, such as buying and selling a business, managing employees, writing a business plans, understanding legal information, a business and much more.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center  Provides repair guides for small engines and routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) and also allows users to search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type, and model numbers.

Texas Reference Center Includes articles from more than 80 journals and books about Texas and Texans. Topics include history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business, home, garden, sports and leisure.

Texas Statutes The laws of the State of Texas.

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy Find information and tools to help understand personal finances through every stage of life.

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

Twayne's Author Series (in library use only) Literary critical interpretation of approximately 600 authors, along with the content of 600 books taken from the series United State Authors, World Authors and English Authors.

20th Century Poetry (American and English) (in library use only) Contains the poetry of over 280 poets from 1900 to the present day, including W.B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, A.E. Housman, John Betjeman, Fleur Adcock, Tony Harrison, Benjamin Zephaniah, Isaac Rosenberg, D.H. Lawrence and Carol Ann Duffy and many others from the lists of Carcanet, Enitharmon, Anvil Press, Bloodaxe Books and other poetry publishers. It also incorporates works by poets such as Sylvia Plath, T.S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Louis MacNeice and Siegfried Sassoon from The Faber Poetry Library.

Vocational & Career Collection Provides full-text coverage for more than 340 trade and industry related periodicals including American Machinist, Modern Machine Shop, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Reeves Journal, Hotel & Motel Management, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age, and many more.