Access Newspaper Archive (LSC-CyFair - Barker Cypress and Fairbanks Center) - NOTE: on-campus use only
(NewspaperARCHIVE.com) "View, save and print full-page newspaper pages dating from 1700 to 2006" from over 4000 newspaper titles.
Note: If using the Google Chrome web browser, follow the instructions from Adobe to see articles correctly rendered.
American Indian Histories and Culture
(Note: Best with Chrome, Safari, or Firefox web browsers.)
Includes manuscripts, photographs, maps and paintings from the Newberry Library's Edward E. Ayer Collection in Chicago from earliest European contact though mid-20th Century.
The American West
(Note: Best with Chrome, Safari, or Firefox web browsers)
Features historical items about the exploration of the Western U.S., including original manuscripts, wanted posters, and photos from the Newberry Library's Graff Collection in Chicago.
America's Historical Newspapers - 1690-2000 (LSCS Libraries)
Browse hundreds of U.S. newspapers published from 1690 through 2000.
Anatomy & Physiology Online (LSCS Libraries) (Note: 25 simultaneous user limit)
Includes 19 modules with 3D images and interactive models of the human anatomy.
Ancestry Library Edition (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL) NOTE: on-campus use only
(Ancestry.com and ProQuest)
Genealogy data including census and immigration records, directories, biographies, newspapers and periodicals.
Biography in Context (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
Comprehensive biographical resource of over 350,000 people from throughout history and around the world.
Bloom's Literature (LSCS Libraries)
(Facts on File) Essays and criticism examining the lives of great authors and their works throughout history.
Business Abstracts with Full Text
(EBSCO/H.W. Wilson) Full-text for articles in close to 460 publications from 1982 to the present.
Business Source Complete
Provides "journal and magazine full-text articles, financial data, case studies, industry reports, market research reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more."
Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
Includes "photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks."
Chronicle of Higher Education Online
Leading source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
Country Information Sites – free web
CountryWatch (LSC-North Harris only)
Provides news, geographical, political, economic, and cultural information and maps on each of the 194 countries of the world.
Full-text, balanced, comprehensive journalistic reports and analysis of current and controversial issues of the day.
EBSCO eBook Collection
(EBSCO) NOTE: formerly NetLibrary
Search complete electronic books. Set up a free account and download to your PC, Mac, Nook, Sony, Android, iPhone, or iPad.
Download digital materials (including eBooks, eAudio, music and video) with the help of the free software from the web site to your computer and mobile devices. Use your HCPL or LSCS library barcode to check out the materials (LSCS access - courtesy of partnership between LSCS and HCPL system).
Encyclopedia of Popular Music via Oxford Music Online (LSCS Libraries)
(Oxford University Press) Features articles on popular music genres such as jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music from 1900 to the present. Also includes information on trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals.
Films on Demand (LSCS Libraries)
(Films Media Group)
High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS. Note: Disable Compatibility View under Tools menu in Internet Explorer if the films do not play on your IE browser. Compatible browsers include: IE 8.0+, Mozilla Firefox 4.0+, Google Chrome 3+, Apple Safari 4.0+.
Gale Literary Databases
Search "Contemporary Authors," "Contemporary Literary Criticism Select," and "Dictionary of Literary Biography" together.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Dozens of complete reference books on arts, business, education, history, law, literature, sciences, and technology, including the popular sets of Short Stories for Students, Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, and Drama for Students.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
Includes Grzimek's Animal Encyclopedia, Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, and Endangered Species reference books online.
A unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment is offered. Nearly 300,000 records, full text for selected titles and searchable cited references for more than 200 titles.
Grove Art Dictionary - See Oxford Art Online
Full text art reference covering all the visual arts from prehistory to the 1990's with image links.
History Study Center (LSCS Libraries)
(ProQuest) A collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.
Houston Business Journal - free web
(American City Business Journals, Inc.) Search back issues from 1996 to the present in their archives.
Houston Chronicle - free web
(Hearst Communications Inc.) Access the electronic copy of today's Houston Chronicle.
Houston Chronicle Archives - free web
(Hearst Communications Inc.) Back issue access: 1985 - 2011
Humanities Full Text
(EBSCO/H.W. Wilson) Full-text articles from over 330 journals encompassing all fields of humanities and periodicals dating to 1910.
Issues & Controversies
(Facts On File News Service)
Full-text articles from different points of view on important issues in today's news, plus statistics, images, and more.
Job & Career Accelerator (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
Provides help with matching skills to a career, current job listings, and cover letter and resume preparation. Requires free login so you can save work online. If you are unable to register off campus, please try again using an on-campus computer.
JoVE Science Education Database (LSC-Kingwood)
(JoVE, The Journal of Visualized Experiments)
Video demonstrations of basic laboratory techniques, illustrated with applications from peer-reviewed research articles. Select from: Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology, or Model Organisms I: yeast, Drosophila and C. elegans.
Complete historical full text of all issues of journals in a wide range of humanities and social science fields.
LearningExpress Library (Learning Express)
Test preparation using practice tests based on official exams. Provides instant feedback on answers to questions. This database is being upgraded to a new version. If you have an account already set up and would like access to content you have saved, select Learning Express 2.0.
Learning Express 2.0 (LSCS Libraries) - use this link if you have a current user name and would like to continue using content you’ve saved. This version will be discontinued by June 30, 2014. Files saved under this version will not transfer to Learning Express 3.0.
Learning Express 3.0 (LSCS Libraries) - use this link to access new content, including updated GED review materials and new features. Set up a new account to save any review tests or guides to your account.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Index of over 600 journals plus books, research reports, and proceedings in librarianship and the information sciences. (No full text)
Literary Reference Center
(EBSCO) Criticisms, synopses, and reviews of authors and their works, full text poems, short stories, and classic novels, as well as full text from over 400 literary journals.
Mango Languages (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL) (NOTE: This link will refer you to the HCPL page where you will see the Mango Languages link and select it.)
Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, and ESL are currently available with more to come later. Available at home or library, users may create their own account to chart progress in learning a language or just jump right in by clicking link under the login that says, "Skip Login Start Learning Now!"
Micromedex Healthcare Resources (LSCS Libraries)
(Truven Health Analytics)
A wide range of clinical databases, including information about drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine.
National Newspapers Core (LSCS Libraries) - Note: Formerly ProQuest Newspapers
(ProQuest) Full text of Christian Science Monitor, NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post.
Naxos Music Library & Naxos for Professors--Click this to create playlists for your classes. Contact your librarian if you need the login and password.
Thousands of audio tracks from different styles and eras for online listening, plus historical background information.
NBC Learn Higher Ed (LSCS Libraries) - Subscription ends June 30, 2014
(NBC) Access over 10,000 video clips from current events to newsreels dating back to the 1920s from celebrated NBC news programs.
New York Times (LSCS Libraries)
Provides full-text coverage from June 1, 1980 to the present.
Novelist K-8 Plus (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
(EBSCO) Electronic readers advisory service for children's fiction and nonfiction literature, find by author, genre, or even tell the computer a novel you liked and it can recommend similar books.
NoveList Plus (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
(EBSCO) Find fiction by author, genre, or even search for books that are similar to a particular novel you have liked.
Nursing Education in Video (LSCS Libraries)
(Alexander Street Press) Videos created by Medcom-Trainex specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. Login to create a playlist to share or embed videos or static links to videos in online courses.
Indexes and abstracts of resources in the field of occupational therapy. Citations and abstracts only -- not full text.
Oxford Art Online
(Oxford University Press) includes Grove Art
Full text art reference covering all the visual arts from prehistory to the 1990's with image links.
Oxford English Dictionary (OED) (LSC-Kingwood)
(Oxford University Press). For over 150 years, the Oxford English Dictionary has provided the meaning, history and origin of English language words.
Oxford Music Online (LSC-Tomball)
(Oxford University Press) Online music reference source includes articles from the Oxford Companion to Music, Grove dictionaries of American music, jazz , opera, and musical instruments, and the Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
(EBSCO/H.W. Wilson) Thousands of plays and over 600 monologues written or translated since antiquity and published from 1949 to present.
ProQuest Newspapers - See: National Newspapers Core
(Johns Hopkins University Press)
Full text of 285 journals in literature, history, international/cultural studies and other humanities and social science fields.
Public Library of Science (PLoS) - free web
(Public Library of Science) Launched in 2003, PLoS features "peer-reviewed, open access scientific and medical journals that include original research as well as timely feature articles."
ReferenceUSA (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
(NOTE: This link will refer you to the HCPL page where you will see the ReferenceUSA link and select it.)
Regional Business News
Full text from business newspapers, magazines, and newswires throughout the United States.
Routledge Encyclopedia Of Philosophy (LSC-CyFair)
(Routledge) This title covers philosophical thought from antiquity to the present, including entries on individuals and theories.
Safari Tech Books Online (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
Safari is the premier electronic reference library for full-text books on computer software/hardware, business, self-help, web design, graphic design, photography, marketing, and related subjects. There is a limit of five simultaneous users for this resource.
Short Story Index
(EBSCO/H.W. Wilson) Indexes some 117,000+ stories in over 4,200 collections and anthologies, including full text for almost 5,000 stories back to 1984.
Small Business Reference Center
(EBSCO) Features some 400 full-text periodicals, over 450 full-text reference books, videos, and business plans.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
(EBSCO) Features 470 full-text reference books with original photos and illustrations, including detailed instructions for 90,000 repairs on such equipment as chain saws, motorcycles, marine (boats), personal watercraft/jet ski, mowers, string trimmers & blowers, yard & garden tractors.
Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (Online Edition) (LSCS Libraries)
Comprehensive summary of statistics about the United States people, industries and more. Browse broad subject categories or search to locate statistics or use as a guide to more information in print and on the internet. Sources include the United States government, as well as commercial publishers.
STAT!Ref (LSCS Libraries)
(Teton Data Systems) Help/Email Assistance
Full-text electronic medical library; over 30 titles including CPT, ICD-9-CM, Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment,
and Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer™ reference books.
Teacher Reference Center
Coverage on key education topics such as assessment, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, science/mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers.
The Teaching Professor (LSCS Libraries)
Search articles by topic, author, or title.
(Magna Publications) Find practical teaching tips for face-to-face and online classes in this newsletter. Archives available from 2004 to the present.
Thomson Gale Databases
All Thomson Gale literature databases.
Thomson Gale Legal Forms (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
View, add to, and print Texas legal forms in such areas as wills, leases, and divorces.
TumbleBooks (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
Interactive children's books using Flash animation.
Value Line Investment Service (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
Investment advice on stocks.
Wall Street Journal (LSCS Libraries)
Provides full-text coverage from January 2, 1984 to the present.
World Book Online (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
(NOTE: This link refers you to the HCPL page where you will see the World Book link and select it.)
(World Book, Inc.)
Searchable full-text encyclopedia entries enhanced with audio and video.
TexShare databases are funded in part by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.