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  ALL-subject databases

  • Academic Search Complete (Ebsco) Ehost Tutorial Magazines and scholarly journals. Use check boxes to limit search results to full-text or scholarly journals only, as needed.
  • Academic World Book A comprehensive reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.
  • Bartleby.com Freely available Internet resource Older editions of standard reference books (quotations books, thesauri, other helpful books about composition) plus classic literary works.
  • Biography.com Freely available Internet resource Biographies of famous people from Biography, the series from A&E network.
  • Book Review Digest Plus (Ebsco) Book reviews from a variety of sources.
  • Country Studies Freely available Internet resourceCountry information by staff at the Library of Congress.
  • Credo Reference Tutorial Large collection of reference books, encyclopedias and dictionaries.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals Freely available Internet resource DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals on a variety of subject areas.
  • eBook on EbscoHost (Ebsco) Large collection of eBooks. This collection of eBooks is also found while searching in our library catalog. Learn more about eBooks...
  • Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia (Ebsco)  Standard multi-volume encyclopedia on all subjects.
  • GVRL Gale's Virtual Reference Library (Gale) GVRL Gale Tutorial Many reference book sets on multiple topics.
  • JSTOR Open Content Freely available Internet resource This resource gives access to all of the open content that JSTOR has to offer. This is NOT full access to JSTOR, it is only the open content. This resource covers a wide variety of subjects in many formats.
  • Lexis-Nexis/Academic Lexis-Nexis Tutorial Full-text articles from newspapers, news magazines, legal sources, and business/company information.
  • MasterFILE Premier (Ebsco) Ebsco Tutorial Has more popular magazines and some academic journals when compared to Academic Search Complete. Check boxes to limit to full-text or scholarly journals as needed.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale) Opposing Viewpoints Tutorial Controversial topics, pro and con arguments, background information, from all types of sources.
  • Portal to Texas HistoryFreely available Internet resourceThe Portal is a gateway to Texas history materials (a great place to find Orange Texas history). You can explore unique collections from Texas libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, genealogical societies, and private family collections. 
  • Research Library (ProQuest) Magazine and scholarly journal articles. Use check boxes to limit search results to full-text or scholarly journals only, as needed.
  • Salem Press A collection of eBook titles from Salem Press covering: Literature, History, Forensic Science, and Health.
  • Science and Technology eBook Collection Offers more than 28,000 carefully curated ebooks spanning coverage in all science and technology topics with exceptional strength in computers and IT, engineering, life and physical sciences, and math. *Limit your search to English Language for more precise results.
  • Science and Technology eBook Collection Offers more than 28,000 carefully curated ebooks spanning coverage in all science and technology topics with exceptional strength in computers and IT, engineering, life and physical sciences, and math. *Limit your search to English Language for more precise results.

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Business and Office Technology

  • Business Abstracts with Full Text (Ebsco) Business-related magazines and journals.
  • Business Source Complete (Ebsco) Business Source Tutorial Business-related magazines, journals and company information.
  • Internet and Personal Computing Abstracts (Ebsco) Ebsco Tutorial Computer-related magazines and journals, articles summaries and citations only.
  • Legal Forms 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. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.
  • Legal Information Reference 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.
  • Lexis-Nexis/Academic Lexis-Nexis/Academic Tutorial Newspapers, news magazines, legal information and business and company information.
  • Regional Business News (Ebsco) Ebsco Tutorial Business-related newspapers from smaller metropolitan areas.
  • Small Business Reference Center (Ebsco) Book, magazine, and journal resources for small business owners and the self-employed.

Careers and Jobs

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Current Events, Hot Topics and News

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Do-It-Yourself and Hobbies

  • Chilton's Library Freely available Internet resource ChiltonLibrary provides access to repair, maintenance, and service information on cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs on the road today.
    This resource offers detailed content to simplify even the most
    complicated tasks.
  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center (Ebsco) Books and magazines on all forms of leisure activities
  • Home Improvement Reference Center (Ebsco) Books and magazines on home improvement and repair.
  • Learning Express Practice tests and study guides for standardized tests and certification exams.
  • Legal Forms 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. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.
  • Legal Information Reference 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.
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center (Ebsco) Books and magazines on repair and maintenance of all types of small engines.

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Educators and K-12 Resources

  • American History in Video Documentary films and newsreels on American history.
  • Biography.com Freely available Internet resource Biographies of famous people from Biography, the series from A&E network.
  • ERIC-Education Resource Information Center (Ebsco) Ebsco Tutorial Education journals and documents for teachers and educators. Documents are full-text. Journals are citation and summaries only, but some link into other databases with the full text.
  • Learning Express Practice tests and study guides for standardized tests and certification exams.
  • MASUltra School Edition (Ebsco) Magazines and reference materials at the high school level.
  • Middle Search Plus (Ebsco) Magazines and reference materials at the middle school level.
  • Primary Search (Ebsco) Magazines and reference materials at the primary school level.
  • Professional Development Collection (Ebsco) Ebsco Tutorial Magazines and journals for teachers and educators.
  • Student Research Center Interface (Ebsco) Magazines, dictionary and the Columbia encyclopedia aimed at the older student researcher.
  • TeachingBooks.net Freely available Internet resource TeachingBooks.net is an easy-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 in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.

History

  • See also ALL-subject databases
  • American History Is a comprehensive resource that spans our nation’s history, from prehistory to the present day. It contains articles, images, primary source documents, timelines, videos, and slideshows. 
  • American History in Video Documentary films and newsreels on American history.
  • AmericanRhetoric.comMultimedia site on famous speeches and orators with full text of speeches with audio and video files, when available.
  • American West 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. Document types include: manuscripts, trade cards, wanted posters, photographs, claim certificates, news sheets, rare printed works, brand books, broadsides, correspondence, diaries, directories, journals, pamphlets, periodicals, and artworks. Full color. Searchable. Multiple added features.
  • American Indian Histories and Cultures 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. Spanning four hundred years, document types include manuscripts, artworks, speeches and petitions, diaries, correspondence, linguistic and ethnographic studies, photographs, maps, photographs, rare printed books and American Indian newspapers. Full color. Searchable. Multiple added features.
  • Biography.com Freely available Internet resource Biographies of famous people from Biography, the series from A&E network.
  • Country StudiesCountry information by staff at the Library of Congress.
  • Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (Formerly FedStatsFreely available Internet resource Statistics from U.S. government agencies.
  • Handbook of TexasFreely available Internet resourceEncyclopedia of all things Texas: history, culture, people, and places.
  • HeritageQuest Online (ProQuest) Materials for genealogy and U.S. history research.
  • History Matters: U.S. Survey Course on the Web Freely available Internet resource Portal to U.S. history materials on the Web.
  • Humanities Full-Text (Ebsco) Humanities journals (literary, history, and the arts).
  • Library of Congress Freely available Internet resource On-going digitization projects for the study of American history such as the American Memory Collection, including manuscripts, images and more.
  • Portal to Texas HistoryFreely available Internet resource The Portal is a gateway to Texas history materials (a great place to find Orange Texas history). You can explore unique collections from Texas libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, genealogical societies, and private family collections. 
  • Salem Press A collection of eBook titles from Salem Press covering: Literature, History, Forensic Science, and Health.
  • Science and Technology eBook Collection Offers more than 28,000 carefully curated ebooks spanning coverage in all science and technology topics with exceptional strength in computers and IT, engineering, life and physical sciences, and math. *Limit your search to English Language for more precise results.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United StatesFreely available Internet resource (Historical Records) The Statistical Abstract series of U.S. compiled by government agencies, has statistics from 1789 to 2012.
  • Texas Reference Center (Ebsco) Ebsco Tutorial Magazines, journals and books on Texas history.

Literature and Literary Criticism

  • Academic Search Complete (Ebsco) Ebsco Tutorial A large number of literary journals in full image (PDF) format. Check boxes to limit to full-text and peer-reviewed journals.
  • Bartleby.com Freely available Internet resource Older editions of standard reference books (quotations books, thesauri, other helpful books about composition) plus classic literary works.
  • Book Review Digest Plus (Ebsco) Book reviews from a variety of sources.
  • Credo Reference Credo Reference Tutorial Over 600 encyclopedias and dictionaries. Use the advanced search, and check Literature under "limit by...selected subjects or titles"
  • Essay and General Literature Index (Ebsco) Index of general and literary essays from magazines and scholarly journals.
  • Gale Literary Sources Search literary reference books and articles. This database includes Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, Scribner Writers Series, and Twayne’s Authors Series.
  • GVRL-Gale's Virtual Reference Library GVRL Gale Tutorial Many literary reference sources notably Gale's Short Stories for Students and Drama for Students series, and the Twayne and Scribner author series.
  • Humanities Full-Text (Ebsco) Ebsco Tutorial Humanities journals including literary journals.
  • JSTOR Open Content Freely available Internet resource This resource gives access to all of the open content that JSTOR has to offer. This is NOT full access to JSTOR, it is only the open content. This resource covers a wide variety of subjects in many formats.
  • Literary Reference Center (New!)(Ebsco) Ebsco Tutorial Reference series most notably Masterplots and Critical Surveys, plus journal articles and classic literary works.
  • Literature Collections (Chadwyck-Healey) Twentieth Century American and British Poetry searchable by poet, title and first line.
  • Literature Criticism Online (Gale) Literary Criticism Online Tutorial Gale's Short Story Criticism, all volumes.
  • Literature Resource Center (Gale) Literature Resource Center Tutorial button Many of the Gale reference sets that provide critical essays, author biographies and overviews of literary works.
  • Play Index (Ebsco) Ebsco Tutorial Index of play sources, plays from all times and a wide range of subjects and literary genres.
  • Religion and Philosophy (Ebsco) Ebsco Tutorial Magazines and journals.
  • Research Library (ProQuest) Literary journals in full-image (PDF) format. Use check boxes to limit search results to full-text and peer-reviewed journals.
  • Salem Press A collection of eBook titles from Salem Press covering: Literature, History, Forensic Science, and Health. 
  • Short Story Index (Ebsco) Ebsco Tutorial Index to sources of short stories in anthologies, magazines, and author short story collections.

Nursing and Allied Health

  • See also ALL-subject databases
  • Alternative Health Watch Ebsco Tutorial Magazines and journals that cover alternative or complementary treatments and health practices.
  • Board Vitals Freely available Internet resourceA test bank with questions for the NCLEX-RN. Students must register with their LSCO email address to gain access.
  • CINAHL-Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Lit (Ebsco) Comprehensive index to nursing magazines and journals. To improve results select "Core Nursing" in the Journal subsets box.  
  • Drugs.comFreely available Internet resourceDrug information Web site. Descriptions, interactions, side effects, and drug news.
  • HealthCare.govFreely available Internet resourceU.S.Dept. of Health & Human Services Web site gives health care implementation, application forms and other health care information.
  • Health Reference Center/Academic (Gale)  Medical magazines, journals and health reference information.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition (Ebsco) Ebsco Tutorial Health and wellness magazines for the general public.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic (Ebsco) Ebsco Tutorial Nursing magazines and journals for nursing students and professionals.
  • Lab Tests OnlineFreely available Internet resourceWeb site of lab tests for various health problems by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.
  • Learning Express Practice tests and study guides for standardized tests and certification exams.
  • MedlinePlusFreely available Internet resourceMedical portal of health information by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health with the general public in mind.
  • Merck Manual Home EditionFreely available Internet resourceHandbook of diseases by Merck, the pharmaceutical company, designed for the general public. Professional edition is in Stat!Ref, below. 
  • Nutrition.govFreely available Internet resourceNutritional information sponsored by the U.S.D.A.'s National Agricultural Library.
  • PMC - Pubmed Central Freely available Internet resource Medical and biomedical journal index with full-text access.
  • Salem Press A collection of eBook titles from Salem Press covering: Literature, History, Forensic Science, and Health.
  • Science and Technology eBook Collection Offers more than 28,000 carefully curated ebooks spanning coverage in all science and technology topics with exceptional strength in computers and IT, engineering, life and physical sciences, and math. *Limit your search to English Language for more precise results.
  • Stat!Ref (Teton Data) StatRef tutorial EBook collection of 81 medical text and reference books. A number of these are required texts for LSC-O nursing programs.

Science and Mathematics

  • See also ALL-subject databases
  • Computer Source (Ebsco) Ebsco Tutorial Computer science magazines and journals.
  • Eric Weisstein's World of ScienceFreely available Internet resourceScientists' biographies and explanations of topics in mathematics, physics, astronomy and chemistry.
  • Learning Express Practice tests and study guides for standardized tests and certification exams.
  • Math Forum Freely available Internet resource Web site for all types of math assistance.
  • Research Library (ProQuest) Literary journals in full-image (PDF) format. Use check boxes to limit search results to full-text and peer-reviewed journals.
  • Salem Press A collection of eBook titles from Salem Press covering: Literature, History, Forensic Science, and Health.
  • Science and Technology Collection (Ebsco) Ebsco Tutorial Journals and magazines.
  • Science and Technology eBook Collection Offers more than 28,000 carefully curated ebooks spanning coverage in all science and technology topics with exceptional strength in computers and IT, engineering, life and physical sciences, and math. *Limit your search to English Language for more precise results.
  • Science in Context An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
  • 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. For those researchers who need to conduct comprehensive literature reviews, this database includes specialized, editorial-controlled A&I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical to the discipline.

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