A groundbreaking new digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.
Resources that 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.
"Ballotpedia is the digital encyclopedia of American politics and elections. Our goal is to inform people about politics by providing accurate and objective information about politics at all levels of government. We are firmly committed to neutrality in our content."
The nation's leading science-based, data-driven, service organization that protects the public's health.
Information on company organizational structure, marketing research, U.S. standard residential and business directories, job/internship postings, consumer lifestyle research and more.
Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. The maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape.
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.
An independent index of over 17,000 peer-reviewed, open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities. Includes journals from around the world and in a variety of languages.
Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System (EDGAR) 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.
Tutorial: Using EDGAR to Research Investments
A free, online resource for genealogy/family history research. You can build your family tree, access billions of records, view webinars on their YouTube channel and take advantage of their Research Tips and the FamilySearch Research Wiki. Not sure where to start? Check out their Getting Started resources.
Over 50 magazines available in digital format free with your library card! Read popular titles like Consumer Reports, People, Sports Illustrated, Texas Highways & more in your internet browser or via the Flipster app.
TIP: When logging in on the Flipster app choose "Harris Co Public Library" instead of your local branch to make sure your library card number is recognized.
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.
Over 15 million songs. Over 40,000 music videos. Unlimited streaming. Three downloads per week. All free with your library card!
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
Answer the age-old question, 'What do I read next?' Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.
Tutorial: Gale Books & Authors
Brings together hundreds of sample business plans, small business journals, and encyclopedias. You’ll find resources covering all aspects of entrepreneurship and small business, including accounting, HR, management, marketing, taxes, and more.
Tutorial: Gale Business: Entrepreneurship
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.
Tutorial: Gale Business Insights: Global
Access a collection of full-text eBooks covering a variety of topics,Gale eBooks enables you to comb through collections in a single search. You can translate content into over 40 different languages and easily download files.
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
Gale Health and Wellness puts authoritative, up-to-date information on health and wellness topics at your fingertips. Inside you’ll have access to full text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more.
Tutorial: Gale Health and Wellness
Over 600,000 biographical entries covering a range of historically significant people and present-day newsmakers.
Offers content that reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Learners can access news content including newspapers and periodicals like The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian, and more.
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
Provides users with comprehensive information, empowering learners to critically analyze and understand important topics that affect people around the world. Explore topics and events within Earth systems, global change, pollution, populations, and more.
Tutorial: Gale in Context: Environmental Studies
Makes it easy to explore class topics and find sources for your assignments. Videos, articles from premium publications, encyclopedia entries, primary sources, and more allow you investigate everything from social studies and science to literature and history in one easy-to-use resource.
Tutorial: Gale in Context: High School
Connects you to the quality information you need for assignments in social studies, science, language arts, and more. You’ll find videos, news articles, encyclopedia entries, and more in an easy-to-use tool that helps you finish your homework in record time.
Tutorial: Gale in Context: Middle School
Here you'll find resources for researching social issues like environmentalism, ethics, politics, and more.
Here you'll find information from trusted, ad-free sources on a wide variety of science topics.
Allows science learners to explore and manipulate interactive models in Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Space Science, and Human Anatomy. Learners control the pace of discovery to build on current knowledge or find new topics of interest.
Tutorial: Gale Interactive: Science
Provides the trusted information you need to investigate recent releases and draw new conclusions about the classics. You’ll find literature criticism, biographies, topic and work overviews, reviews, author interviews—everything you need to transform your understanding and support your analysis.
Tutorial: Gale Literature Resource Center
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
Browse original scholarly essays on authors from around the world. Places authors and their works in personal and historical context.
Tutorial: Gale Literature
Find in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers. Includes influences of literary movements.
Tutorial: Gale Literature
Gain insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy. Best for educators, administrators, and education students.
Find up-to-date information on a range of health care topics. Best for students, researchers, and health care professionals.
Search magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference on a range of topics. Best for middle- and high-school students.
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.
Access major U.S. and international newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields.
Research full-text titles cited in CINAHL and other resources to support specialized care, treatment, and patient management.
Access academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine.
Find authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology.
An interactive learning program aligned with preschool and elementary standards for children ages 3-6!
Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.
Explore over a century of iconic images, photography and fascinating narratives that capture the wonder of our planet and beyond.
Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and more. Includes 10,000+ on-demand video courses in multiple languages.
Tutorial: Gale Presents: Udemy
Offers an inside look at thousands of companies. Salary information, reviews, and interview questions.
Here you'll find articles on Texas history, geography, culture, and more.
Information on the current leadership, various departments, latest news and more for Harris County, Texas.
Information on the archives of Harris County, Texas. Collections include records from county offices such as the Assessor and Collector of Taxes, Justices of the Peace, Commissioners, County Judges and more. Also includes private manuscript, map and photograph collections.
The Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library is a public library that serves the legal information needs of self-represented litigants, legal professionals, the judiciary, and county and other governmental officials. Public access to legal information is a critical component of open and equal access to the justice system. The Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library’s mission is to provide all of its patrons access to relevant, current, accurate, and practical legal information in the most appropriate and cost-effective formats possible and to provide educational opportunities designed to enhance patrons’ understanding of legal information and how it is accessed.
Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is the county health department for Harris County and provides comprehensive health services and programs to the community through a workforce of approximately 700 public health professionals – all dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Harris County residents and the communities in which they live, learn, work, worship, and play. The HCPH jurisdiction included approximately 2.3 million people and over 30 other municipalities located in Harris County (not including the city of Houston).
HCPL Digital Archive is an online archive of historical and cultural materials that illustrate the continuing story of the library, our partners, and our community. Our collections are curated by the Harris County Archives and Harris County Public Library. The site, exhibits, collections, and individual items are managed and maintained by the Harris County Public Library.
Harris County Elections Administrator's Office. Here you can find information on voter registration, sample ballots, elections calendar and more.
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.
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.
Access to historical issues of The El Paso Times (1881-2009) and the The El Paso Herald Post (1896-1996). Also included is access to current issues of The El Paso Times (2010-present).
Read the Houston Chronicle online! Digital edition available from 10/24/2017-present. Text format available for issues as far back as 1985. No app, but the collection is mobile responsive for viewing on smart phones & tablets.
Local weekly publications in digital format from around the Houston area that are usually folded into the Houston Chronicle. Available dates range from 10/31/2018-present. No app, but the collection is mobile responsive for viewing on smart phones & tablets.
Stream independent and international films, classic cinema, documentaries and kids' programs all for free with your library card!
Access to resources for your job and career search. Includes tools to create your resume and cover letter. You must create a free LearningExpress Login to use this resource.
Tutorial: Navigating Job & Career Accelerator
Aquí encontrará recursos para mejorar sus habilidades gramaticales, de lectura, y matemáticas. De igual manera, encontrará las herramientas necesarias de preparación para los exámenes de GED y de ciudadanía. Debe crear una cuenta gratuita de Learning Express para utilizar este recurso.
Legal GPS New!
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.
Tutorial: Legal GPS Demo Video
Access thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics & magazines all from the Libby app with your library card, iKnow card or Instant Digital Card. Includes over 5,000 titles in languages from around the world like Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Urdu, Vietnamese and more.
For Kids! Access thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks& more all from the Libby app with your library card, iKnow card or Instant Digital Card.
For Teens! Access thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics & magazines all from the Libby app with your library card, iKnow card or Instant Digital Card.
Life Magazine Archive presents an extensive collection of the famed photojournalism magazine, spanning its very first issue in November 1936 through December 2000 in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format.
Online courses taught by expert instructors with real-world experience. Over 6,000 online courses to help you gain new in-demand skills and advance your career. For the Linkedin Learning app, HCPL's library ID is hcpl.
Information for patients and families on a wide variety of health topics, including drugs and supplements, from the National Library of Medicine.
The FDIC's Money Smart financial education program can help people of all ages enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. First released in 2001 and regularly updated since then, Money Smart has a long track record of success.
Resources to help with personal investments. Topics covered include stocks, funds, ETFs, as well as articles, videos and investment skills training.
The Newsweek Archive offers digital access to the full run of the US edition of Newsweek, from its launch in 1933 to 2012 (when the print edition originally ceased).*
* Due to the rarity of older print volumes, there may be small gaps (issues / pages)
Technology-focused eBooks, interactive learning courses and more. Topics range from basic computer use to more advanced topics for programmers, coders and other IT professionals. Personalized features not available through the public library platform.
Access to information about different careers including required education, salary ranges, and job prospects from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
"The Portal to Texas History is a gateway to rare, historical, and primary source materials from or about Texas. Created and maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries, the Portal leverages the power of hundreds of content partners across the state to provide a vibrant, growing collection of resources."
Unlimited access to more than 7,000 of the world's top newspapers and magazines as soon as they're available. No download limits. Read for free with your library card in your internet browser or with the free Pressreader app.
A full range of resources for health and medical article abstracts from the National Library of Medicine.
Access to area school reading lists and specialized searches of kids' books in the HCPL catalog.
"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."
Official site for registering to do business with the federal government. Registration on this site is free.
Full-text articles from scholarly and trade journals. Includes the Agricultural Science Collection, the Environmental Science Collection, the Biological Science Collection, and the Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Collection.
Full-text articles from scholarly and trade journals. Includes the Advanced Technology & Aerospace Collection, the Materials Science Collection, and the Engineering Collection.
"TBP (Talking Book Program) provides free library services for Texans with blindness or visual, physical, or reading disabilities. Registered TBP users may borrow books and magazines in digital audio, Braille, and large print."(About TBP)
"An engaging collection of resources that brings books to life." Tools to support the reading experience of K-12 students.
Access to the Texas Almanac, including the Texas Towns database. Covers Texas history, politics, culture and more.
The complete legal statutes of the state of Texas and the Texas Constitution.
Office of the Governor of Texas. Here you'll find information on the initiatives of the current governor and how to reach out to the governor's office.
Information on the Texas courts, judicial organizations, publications & training, programs & services, judicial data and more.
"TexasLawHelp.org is dedicated to providing free and reliable legal information to Texans."
TexasLawHelp.org se dedica a dar información legal fiable y gratis a todos los tejanos.
Information on legislature before the Texas House & Senate. Find out who represents you, how the legislative process works and more.
Access to newspapers from around the state of Texas, several of which include digital image editions (Austin American-Statesman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, San Antonio Express-News and more). Coverage varies by publication.
A comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America. Free registration is required to view company records.
The Time Magazine Archive presents an extensive collection of the prominent weekly news magazine dating back to its first issue in March 1923 through December 2000, presented in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format.
Resource for language learning, including ESL for speakers of numerous world languages. ESL course also includes citizenship practice.
Story Books, Read Alongs, eBooks, Graphic Novels and more. Spanish & French language books for use in language learning.
Full-text poetry database of 20th century American poets.
Full-text poetry database of 20th century English poets.
"The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy."
A browsable version of the United States Code. Alternate Search @ the Cornell Legal Information Institute
"The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is divided by broad subjects into 53 titles and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives."
A browsable version of the United States Code of Federal Regulations. Alternate Search @ the Cornell Legal Information Institute
"The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) annual edition is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. The 50 subject matter titles contain one or more individual volumes, which are updated once each calendar year, on a staggered basis."
A searchable database of patents and trademarks from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Access to investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies.
Tutorial: Welcome to Value Line
"Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) in October of 2006, VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on the following aspects of the election process:
- Absentee ballot information
- Ballot measure information (where applicable)
- Early voting options (where applicable)
- Election dates
- Factual data on candidates in various federal, state and local races
- General information on such topics as how to watch debates with a critical eye
- ID requirements
- Polling place locations
- Registration deadlines
- Voter qualifications
- Voter registration forms
- Voting machines
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.
Information on world entities provided by the CIA--history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, transnational issues--in compact entries. Maps, flags, and country comparisons are included.
A master catalog of items owned by libraries around the world. Click here for a guide on how to place an Interlibrary Loan Request.