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Ancestry

Here you'll find access to resources that can help in your genealogy/family history research.  Types of records you might find include census and voter lists, birth, marriage and death records; immigration and travel records; military records and more.

Remote access to Ancestry Library Edition ended as of 12/31/2021. Please visit your local branch for on-site access. 

Found In: Genealogy & Local History
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Business Source Complete

Here you'll find access to journals and other resources such as faculty seminars (videos) covering all aspects of business, including marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics.

Access to this resource provided through the Texas State Library & Archives Commission's TexShare program ends 8/31/2023.

Video Tutorial: Introduction to EBSCOhost

Found In: Business & Finance
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Computer Source

Here you'll find the latest information and current trends in technology. Covers topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, information systems, robotics, software and more.

Access to this resource provided through the Texas State Library & Archives Commission's TexShare program ends 8/31/2023.

Video Tutorial: Introduction to EBSCOhost

Found In: Computers, Science & Technology
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Consumer Health Complete

"The most comprehensive database for consumer-oriented health content, Consumer Health Complete is designed to help users gain an overall understanding of key topics across the health and wellness spectrum — from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine."

Access to this resource provided through the Texas State Library & Archives Commission's TexShare program ends 8/31/2023.

Found In: Health & Medicine
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Credo

Here you'll find general reference resources, including encyclopedias and dictionaries, as well as videos, images, and maps.

Access to this resource provided through the Texas State Library & Archives Commission's TexShare program ends 12/31/2022.

Found In: Encyclopedias & Reference, Homework

DigitalLearn.org

If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

Found In: Computers, Education & Libraries
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EBSCOhost Español

Aquí encontrará una manera de realizar una búsqueda a travéz de múltiples bases de datos de EBSCO. El interfaz de la búsqueda está en español con los artículos en inglés. En algunas de las bases de datos hay opción de la traducción.

El acceso a este recurso proporcionado a través del programa TexShare de la Comisión de Bibliotecas y Archivos del Estado de Texas finaliza el 31/8/2023.

Vídeo Tutorial:EBSCOHost búsqueda básica

Found In: Español
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EDGAR

"EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, is the primary system for companies and others submitting documents under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, and the Investment Company Act of 1940.  Containing millions of company and individual filings, EDGAR benefits investors, corporations, and the U.S. economy overall by increasing the efficiency, transparency, and fairness of the securities markets. The system processes about 3,000 filings per day, serves up 3,000 terabytes of data to the public annually, and accommodates 40,000 new filers per year on average."  Using EDGAR to research investments: https://www.sec.gov/oiea/Article/edgarguide.html

Found In: Business & Finance, Law & Government
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Educational Administration Abstracts

"Educational Administration Abstracts is a database providing bibliographic records covering all areas of educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management and educational research.

Access to this resource provided through the Texas State Library & Archives Commission's TexShare program ends 8/31/2023.

Found In: Education & Libraries
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Family Search

Here you'll find a family history organization that provides free access to genealogy research tools such as family-tree building, digitized records and family history books from around the world, a research wiki, online classes and more.

Found In: Genealogy & Local History
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Family Studies Abstracts

"With bibliographic records covering family dynamics topics, Family Studies Abstracts is an excellent source for family studies researchers. Scholars can access unique content and highly regarded works."

Access to this resource provided through the Texas State Library & Archives Commission's TexShare program ends 8/31/2023.

Found In: Social Sciences
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Fold3 Library Edition

Distributed by ProQuest, Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to a growing collection of US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.

Found In: Genealogy & Local History
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Freegal Music

Freegal® Music offers access to about 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. Unlimited streaming and three downloads per week. 

Found In: Digital Media
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Fuente Academica Premier

Aquí encontrará acceso a revistas académicas de editoriales latinoamericanas y españolas en texto completo. Oprima la imagen y baje el cursor a "Fuente Académica Premier."

El acceso a este recurso proporcionado a través del programa TexShare de la Comisión de Bibliotecas y Archivos del Estado de Texas finaliza el 31/8/2023.

Vídeo Tutorial: EBSCOHost búsqueda básica

Found In: Español
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Gale Academic OneFile

Provides millions of articles from thousands of scholarly journals and other authoritative sources. With extensive coverage across academic disciplines you’ll find accurate information and articles to support your studies. Discover peer-reviewed articles to inspire research and validate your findings with Gale Academic OneFile’s extensive collection of academic journals. Tutorial: Gale Academic OneFile

Found In: Magazines, Newspapers & Journals
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Gale Business: Insights Global

Delivers comprehensive international business intelligence compiled into a logical, useable context. Designed for business professionals, entrepreneurs, students, and general researchers, this resource enables users to spend less time searching and more time connecting their discoveries to practical applications. With over 460,000 company profiles, including 2,000 with deep links to related content and Refinitiv statistical data, Gale Business Insights: Global provides daily updates to keep up with the ever-changing corporate landscape. Additionally, full-text periodicals combined with new and updated content allow researchers to gain a broader understanding of the increasingly global nature of modern business. Tutorial: Gale Business Insights: Global

Found In: Business & Finance
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Gale General OneFile

Gale General OneFile provides millions of articles from thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers, and other authoritative sources. With intuitive search features, and extensive coverage across wide-ranging topics, you’ll find accurate information and articles to support your interests. Discover full text results to fuel exploration and gain understanding through the vast selection of periodicals in Gale General OneFile. Tutorial: Gale General OneFile

Found In: Magazines, Newspapers & Journals
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Gale in Context: College

Offers interdisciplinary content that reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Learners can access news content including full-text newspapers and periodicals like The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian, and more. Empower learning with hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio selections that include archival film clips, broadcast video, BBC News, New York Times video, and NPR.

Found In: Social Sciences, Homework
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Gale in Context: Elementary

Users will find a vast array of resources for papers, projects, and presentations that bolster the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and effective communication skills including line notes, critical essays, related topics, critical thinking questions, viewpoints, primary sources, and more. Tutorial: Gale in Context: Elementary

Found In: Homework, Kids
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Gale Literature: LitFinder

Provides thousands of full-text written works ranging from plays by William Shakespeare and poems by Maya Angelou to essays by Ben Franklin and speeches given by U.S. Presidents and world leaders. You’ll also find a set of biographies, work summaries, and photographs to provide background on key titles and individuals. Tutorial: Gale Literature

Found In: Literature & Literary Criticism
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Gale OneFile: Informe Académico

Informe Académico provee acceso a más de 9.8 millones de artículos de carácter científico, académico y de interés general, provenientes de más de 1,000 publicaciones de 18 países. La mayor parte de este contenido ha sido arbitrado por expertos y se encuentra disponible en texto completo, libre de embargo, en español o portugués. Por su cobertura multidisciplinaria, Gale OneFile: Informe Académico abarca una amplia variedad de temas tales como política, historia, economía, ciencias de la salud, filosofía, ciencias exactas, tecnología y más.

Found In: Español, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals
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GreenFILE

Here you'll find a collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.

Access to this resource provided through the Texas State Library & Archives Commission's TexShare program ends 8/31/2023.

Video Tutorial: Introduction to EBSCOhost

Found In: Science & Technology
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Heritage Quest

Here you'll find primary sources dating back to the 1700s. Contains six core resources: U.S. Federal Censuses, genealogy and local history books, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War Records, Freedman's Bank Records and the LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set.

Found In: Genealogy & Local History
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Historical Newspapers: Austin American-Statesman (1871-1980)

ProQuest Historical Newspapers is considered the gold standard in historical news databases. As the leading newspaper in the capital of Texas, the historical Austin American-Statesman provides researchers with unique insights into the political, economic, cultural, and social life of this important state, as well as the southwest U.S. from the late 19th through the 20th century. The paper has strong central Texas coverage, especially for political reporting.

Found In: Magazines, Newspapers & Journals
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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Here you'll find detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.  Covers arts & crafts, collecting, home & garden, games, models, sewing, knitting, crocheting and more.

Access to this resource provided through the Texas State Library & Archives Commission's TexShare program ends 8/31/2023.

Video Tutorial: Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Found In: Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Hobbies & Crafts
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Houston Chronicle (Newsbank)

Here you'll find Houston Chronicle articles from 10/29/1985 to the present. Digital image edition available from 10/24/2017 to present. To read the digital image edition click the listing on the menu with "image" as the format.  Click on "All Databases" to see other available collections from Newsbank: Houston Community Weeklies, Texas Newspaper collection, America's News, Special Reports & Hot Topics from around the nation. 

Found In: Magazines, Newspapers & Journals
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Kanopy

Kanopy is a streaming video service focusing on critically-acclaimed documentaries, foreign films & classic cinema. 

Found In: Digital Media
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Legal GPS

Legal GPS is an interactive platform that gives business owners step-by-step, customized directions to complete 50+ legal essentials. Simply answer a few questions, complete step-by-step legal directions personalized for each business, then receive a personalized Legal GPS Status Report containing a legal scorecard, a quick guide sheet to help legally in the future, and a completion certificate. Saves owners $4500 in legal fees and 60+ hours.

Video Tutorial:Legal GPS Demo Video

Found In: Law & Government, Business & Finance, Jobs & Careers
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Linkedin Learning

Linkedin Learning (formerly Lynda.com) is an on-demand learning solution designed to help you gain new skills and advance your career. Mobile-responsive for smart phones & tablets.

Now available through the LinkedIn Learning app. HCPL's Library ID is hcpl. Please click here for answers to frequently asked questions.  11/15/2022: The issue with LinkedIn Learning has been mostly resolved, but those who have been issued a new library card after 10/26  are still not able to successfully log in.  We are still working to fix that issue, so in the meantime we suggest trying out Gale Udemy or O'Reilly for Public Libraries

Found In: Business & Finance, Computers, Education & Libraries, Jobs & Careers
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MedicLatina

Aquí encontrará acceso a revistas sobre investigación médica de editoriales latinoamericanas en texto completo.

El acceso a este recurso proporcionado a través del programa TexShare de la Comisión de Bibliotecas y Archivos del Estado de Texas finaliza el 31/8/2023.

Vídeo Tutorial: EBSCOHost búsqueda básica

Found In: Español
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Morningstar

Here you'll find information to help with personal investments. Topics covered include stocks, funds, ETFs, as well as articles, videos and investment skills training.     Morningstar will be conducting a disaster recovery test for Morningstar Investment Research Center (MIRC) on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, from 09:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT. During this time frame Morningstar Investment Research Center will be unavailable. During the outage period, any user attempting to access Morningstar Investment Research Center will see a screen noting maintenance in progress.

Found In: Business & Finance
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Race Relations Abstracts

"An essential resource for ethnic and racial studies, this database includes abstracting for the top academic journals, books, periodicals and newspapers related to the field."

Access to this resource provided through the Texas State Library & Archives Commission's TexShare program ends 8/31/2023.

Found In: Social Sciences
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Ready Harris

"This site provides user-friendly access to information on how to prepare for all types of disasters, highlights access to real-time alerts regarding ongoing emergencies, and connects you with state-of-the-art tools available to help you plan, recover, and stay safe." 

Found In: Texas & Harris County, COVID-19
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Referencia Latina

"Esta base de datos de texto completo en español cubre una amplia gama de temas dentro y fuera de la academia. Ofrece contenido de una variedad de fuentes, incluidos libros de referencia, revistas de interés general e informes de salud."

El acceso a este recurso proporcionado a través del programa TexShare de la Comisión de Bibliotecas y Archivos del Estado de Texas finaliza el 31/8/2023.

Found In: Encyclopedias & Reference, Español
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Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Here you'll find access to small engine repair guides for routine maintenance as well as extensive repairs. Covers larger engines such as motorcycles and boats to smaller engines such as lawn mowers, blowers, generators and more.

Access to this resource provided through the Texas State Library & Archives Commission's TexShare program ends 8/31/2023.

Video Tutorial: Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Found In: Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Hobbies & Crafts, Automotive, Encyclopedias & Reference
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Teacher Reference Center

Here you'll find indexing and abstracts for over 250 periodicals of interest to teachers and those in the field of education. The majority of the indexed journals are peer-reviewed.

Access to this resource provided through the Texas State Library & Archives Commission's TexShare program ends 8/31/2023.

Video Tutorial: Introduction to EBSCOhost

Found In: Education & Libraries
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ThomasNet

Here you'll find a comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America.  Free registration is required to view company records.  

Found In: Business & Finance
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TOPICsearch

Here you'll find information on social, political, and economic issues and other popular topics for student projects and reports.

Access to this resource provided through the Texas State Library & Archives Commission's TexShare program ends 8/31/2023.

Video Tutorial: Introduction to EBSCOhost

Found In: Homework
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Wall Street Journal

Here you'll find access to the most recent 90 days of Wall Street Journal (WSJ) articles. Advanced search gives you access to articles from the last 4 years.

When accessing WSJ from home, create a free account which gives you a 3 day pass. After the pass expires, start again from the link on the HCPL website and log back in with the same account details you created earlier for another 3 days worth of access.

The Wall Street Journal app is not included with the library subscription, but the site is mobile responsive so it displays well on tablets and smartphones. 

Found In: Magazines, Newspapers & Journals, Business & Finance, Jobs & Careers
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WorldCat

Here you'll find a master catalog of items owned by libraries around the world. Click here for a guide on how to place an Interlibrary Loan Request.  

Found In: Books & Reading