Databases A - Z


The Courier of Montgomery County *NEW*

Daily browsable online image of The Courier. Search through previous issues. (MCMLS)


Academic Search Complete

Full text articles from journals, magazines, newspapers - including scholarly journals. (EBSCO; TexShare)


USDA's National Agricultural Library. Citations & full text articles related to agriculture. (EBSCO; TexShare)

AHFS Consumer Medication Information

An authority on educating patients about drug use and safety. Includes “How To” information for administering different types of medications such as eye drops and inhalers.

Alt Health Watch

Complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. (EBSCO; TexShare)

American Ancestors

Usable only within the library. Access to vital records and periodicals from New England. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Usable only within the library. Genealogy research, census data, military records, and more. (ProQuest; MCMLS)

APS Journals

Usable only within the library. Free access to various Journals and Reviews from the American Physics Society. (APS)


Bibliography of Native North Americans

Bibliographic database covers all aspects of Native American Culture, history and life. (EBSCO; TexShare)


Online literacy resource for grades PreK - 3 from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. Reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. (Scholastic; MCMLS)

Book Review Digest Plus

Academic book reviews on a wide range of topics. (EBSCO; TexShare)


Book and publisher information and book reviews. (ProQuest;MCMLS)

Business Abstracts with Full Text

Resource includes business magazines and journals. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Reference Center

Full text records come complete with images, tables, charts and other graphical information, providing users with the highest quality content. Additionally, content is updated on a weekly basis to incorporate new materials.(EBSCO; TexShare)

Business Source Complete

Full text information in virtually every area of business; many journals. (EBSCO; TexShare)


Chilton Auto Repair

How to repair your automobile (Gale; TexShare)

Computer Source

Provides researcher with the latest information and surrent trends in high technology. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Consumer Health Complete

This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine. It also contains dozens of articles on a variety of teen health topics from smoking and sexting to dealing with anger and coping with divorce. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Consumer Reports Magazine

Rigorous research, consumer insights, journalism, and policy expertise to inform purchase decisions done by an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace. (EBSCO, TexShare)

Countries and their Cultures

Culture, description, demographics, history, economics, religion and politics. (Gale; MCMLS)

The Courier of Montgomery County *NEW*

Daily browsable online image of The Courier. Search through previous issues. (MCMLS)

Credo Complete

Content from major reference works, multi-volume subject encyclopedias, field guides, scholarly handbooks, animations, 2,000 short reference videos, more than 550,000 high-resolution art images, photographs and maps across all subject areas. (TexShare)


Dictionary of American History

For students, scholars and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American History. (Gale; MCMLS)

Directory of Open Access Journals

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.


Ebook Central

The Ebook Central collection offeres more that 28,000 carefully curated eBooks spanning in coverage in all science and technology topics with exceptional strength in computers and IT, engineering, life and physical sciences and math. The collection also includes over 70,000 Spanish-language titles from more than 500 publishers, 95% from Latin America and Spain. (ProQuest; TexShare)

EBSCO eBooks Collection

Comprehensive collections of eBooks. (EBSCO; TexShare)

EBSCO Research Databases

Comprehensive collection of databases from EBSCO. (EBSCO; TexShare)

EBSCO bases de datos - Español

Full text multidisciplinary databases. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Educational Administration Abstracts

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. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Encyclopedia of Religion

Religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. (Gale; MCMLS)


World's premier database of educational literature. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Essay & General LIterarure Index

Collection of essays and other works published in the U.S., Great Britain and Canada. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Explora Public Libaries

EBSCO's new interface designed to support student research. Easy to browse and search by popular topics, mobile friendly, topic overviews to get started, text to speech and Curriculum Standards Module to help educators easily correlate EBSCO content to Common Core, state or province specific curriculum standards. (EBSCO; TexShare)


Family Studies Abstracts

Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. (EBSCO; TexShare)

FindMyPast Library Edition

Usable only at the Central Library. FindMyPast is a global leader in family history records that provides access to billions of records from England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States, including access to the Periodical Source Index (PERSI). The Library edition of FindMyPast provides access to the entire FindMyPast database, with the exception of the US and British Newspapers collection, Living Relatives Database, and Commemorative Memorial Scrolls.


Access your favorite magazines on your computer browser or download the app for iPad to download and read offline. Categories include automotive, family and kids, fitness and health, food and cooking, home and garden, lifestyle, news and politics, sports, women's interest, and men's interest. (EBSCO; MCMLS)


Premier collection of US Military records. Search newspapers, photos and other milestone documents. Coverage included from the Civil War through present. (ProQuest; MCMLS)

Fuente Academica Premier - Español

Es una colección en texto completo de publicaciones de revistas académicas de América Latina, Sur América y editoriales de habla hispana. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia

Over 25,000 entries. Searchable by subject or keywords within the entry. (EBSCO; TexShare)


Gale: Literary Sources

A one-stop search for the following literature databases: Contemporary Authors Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, Scribner Writers Online, and Twayne's Authors Series. (Gale; TexShare)

Gateway to North America: People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York

From the New-York Historical Society, this database features over 1500 residential and business directories, organization records, urban guidebooks, and other sources rich in names and places that present a history of the people of New York City from the late eighteenth through the early twentieth century. New York was long the country’s focal point of industry, trade, commerce and immigration, and this collection features materials that track the city's inhabitants over time and place, where they lived, where they worked, and what they did. It also includes residential, trade, and occupational directories, membership lists for churches, professional groups, philanthropic and governmental institutions, ethnic organizations, and leisure clubs.


Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Subjects include global warming, green building, renewable energy, recycling and more. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource

Animal kingdom, grouped by major classifications; Photos, illustrations; Pronunciations, definitions for scientific terms. Biome and by Geographic Range. (Gale; MCMLS)


Health Reference Center Academic

Fitness, medicine, nutrition, diseases, nursing, public health, occupational health & safety. (Gale; TexShare)

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Full text for over 280 health periodicals, nearly 1,200 health pamphlets, and 20 health reference books. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Health Source: Nursing/Academic

Full text scholarly journals from many medical disciplines. Abstracts and indexing for over 510 journals. (EBSCO; TexShare)

HeritageQuest Online

Genealogy & local history; Census; Family histories. (ProQuest; TexShare)

Historic Map Works

Over 1.5 million high-resolution, full color historic maps. Includes property maps, antique maps, directories & illustrations. (ProQuest; MCMLS)

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Craft projects, articles and videos. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Home Improvement Reference Center

et help with home repairs, decorating and other home maintenance. (EBSCO; TexShare)


Hoopla is available as downloadable or streaming audio, video, and eBooks for all ages.

Video format is available to adult card holders only. (MCMLS)

Humanities Full Text

Covers all fields including art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, religion and more. (EBSCO; TexShare)

I - K

Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Worldwide library science and information science records from more than 450 publications dating back to 1966. (EBSCO; TexShare)

KidSpeak (Transparent Language)

Transparent Language now contains courses for Kids learning English and Spanish. (RBdigital; HADC)


LearningExpress Library

Contains the following adult centers: Adult Leaning, Career, Computer Skills, school (all ages), Test Prep, High School Equivalency, job & Career Accelerator and resources in Spanish. (LearningExpress; TexShare)

Legal Collection

Authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Legal Forms

Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms. (Gale; TexShare)

Legal Information Reference Center

Multi-state forms and full text for top consumer legal reference books, such as NOLO. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Library of Texas

Retrieve desired information from multiple Texas library catalogs, databases, and other knowledge collections at once. (TexShare)

LISTA - Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Covers librarianship, information retrieval, management and more. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Literary Reference Center

Access biographies, plot summaries, overviews and more. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Literary Sources

A one-stop search for the following literature databases: Contemporary Authors Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, Scribner Writers Online, and Twayne's Authors Series. (Gale; TexShare)


Magill’s Medical Guide

Easy access to the full range of medical and heath care concerns with ample resources for further research. (Salem; MCMLS)

MasterFILE Complete

For public libraries; multidisciplinary database provides full text for general reference publications covering subject areas of general interest. (EBSCO; TexShare)

MAS Complete

General interest and current events publications covering general reference, health, science, and other areas. Every full text article is assigned a reading level indicator. (EBSCO; TexShare)

MedicLatina - Español

Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals by renowned Latin American medical publishers. (EBSCO; TexShare)


Medical research; National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Middle Search Plus

Full-text articles, biographies, historical essays, photographs, maps, and flags for middle school and junior high school students. Find information for school papers and projects. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Military & Government Collection

Current, full-text news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. Periodicals, journals, and other content. (EBSCO; TexShare)

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Natural & Alternative Treatments

Current information on natural health. Articles on medical conditions, presenting in an evidence-based manner alternative medicine therapies. (EBSCO; TexShare)

New York Times

Breaking news and award-winning journalism wherever you are. Read the latest headlines from today’s news, and experience the world with immersive storytelling formats, like augmented reality, audio, and 360 video.(MCMLS)

Newspaper Plus

Selected full text for national and international newspapers, including USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, The Times (London). Full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, FOX News, NPR, etc.(EBSCO; TexShare)

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Rich resource includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, current events, news and commentary from sources such as The New York Times, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, American Scientist, and Education Week.(GALE; TexShare)


10 items can be checked out at a time. Digital materials are available in the following formats:

eBooks: Kindle Book, Adobe EPUB, OverDrive READ, Adobe PDF eBook.

Audiobooks - MP3

Videos - Overdrive videos (WMV) must be played through Overdrive Media Console (on desktop/laptop).

P - Q

Play Index

Access works of contemporary playwrights, classic and historic plays. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Primary Search

Elementary school children; Magazines, full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator. (EBSCO; TexShare)

The Portal to Texas History

Contains newspaper collections across Texas from 1829 to present. Search the Conroe Courier & the Montgomery Chronicle as early as 1896.

Professional Development Collection

Specialized information especially for Educators, Librarians and education researchers. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

Topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, experimental methods. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Pub Med

Search more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature. Some citations may link to full text content.


Race Relations Abstracts

With a singular focus on relationship between and among races, this resource includes abstracting for the top academic journals, books, periodicals and newspapers in the field. (EBSCO; TexShare)


eAudiobooks to stream or download to any device. Access thousands of eAudiobooks from Recorded Books and other major audiobook publishers.

Referencia Latina

This full-text Spanish-language database covers a broad array of subjects inside and outside academia. It offers content from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines and health reports. (EBSCO; Texshare)


ReferenceUSA from Infogroup Reference Division offers verified details on 14 million U.S. businesses and 210 million U.S. residents. We bring that information directly to library patrons, making it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more. (MCMLS)

Regional Business News

Daily international newswires and regional business publications. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Religion & Philosophy

World religions, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, philosophy. (EBSCO; TexShare)


Salem Press Online Textbooks

Access to Salem Press materials on the following subjects: Biographies, Careers, Health, History, Literature, and Science. (MCMLS)

Salud en Español (Consumer Health Complete in Spanish)

Salud en Español provee reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar. Reportes específicos por tema que cubren todos los aspectos de la salud, dan información general importante en relación a enfermedades, afecciones y procedimientos de diversos tratamientos. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Science and its Times

People, theories, discoveries, concepts, chronological elements for students. (Gale; MCMLS)

Science & Technology Collection

Journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. Full text. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Science in Context

Science In Context is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. (Gale; TexShare)

SciTech Premium

This collection includes the Natural Science Collection and Technology Collection databases 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 (ProQuest; TexShare)

Serials Directory

Information and current pricing structures for popular serials. U.S. and international titles, and newspapers. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Short Story Index

Search by genre, author, title and more. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Small Business Reference Center

Help with start-up kits, business plans, tax deductions and more. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Find resources to fix small engines on generators, motorcycles, ATVs and more. (EBSCO; TexShare)

Sustainability Reference Center

Supporting executive decision-making and planning, Sustainability Reference Center helps users form a deeper understanding of the pillars of sustainability. It offers quick access to critical information including complete full text with images, tables, charts and other graphical content from many key titles.(EBSCO; TexShare)

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Teacher Reference Center

A research database for teachers, Teacher Reference Center (TRC) provides indexing and abstracts for more than 200 peer-reviewed journals. (EBSCO; TexShare)

TeachingBooks is an easty-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. It includes thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used int he K-12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities. (TexShare)

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps

Digital access to large-scale historical maps of Texas towns and cities.(ProQuest; TexShare)

Texas Reference Center

Texas history, biography, cultural diversity, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure; Español-language newspaper El Sol de Texas (EBSCO; TexShare)


Current events database that allows the user to explore social, political, and economic issues and other popular topics discussed in classrooms.(EBSCO; TexShare)

Transparent Language

Database has over 80 languages to choose from. It is available on your desktop and through a smart device. (RBdigital; HADC)

TumbleBook Library

Kids site that contains online story books, games, videos and read-alongs. In English, Spanish and French. (MCMLS)

Twentieth Century American Poetry

Poetry criticism (ProQuest; TexShare)


Value Line

Comprehensive source of information stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy. Organized in three parts: Ratings & Reports; Summary & Index; Selection & Opinion. Includes an on-line tutorial of how to use the Value Line Investment Survey to manage your stock portfolio, as well as other useful instruction on investing. (ValueLine; HADC)

Vocational & Career Collection

For career seekers. Latest industry-specific information. Interviewing, resumes. Full text (EBSCO; TexShare)

W - Z

World Book Encyclopedia Online

Encyclopedia (MCMLS)


Books and other materials in libraries worldwide (No Full TEXT)(OCLC; TexShare)