Online Resources by Category

eBranch: eBooks, eAudiobooks, media and more

  • Overdrive eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages to enjoy on your computer, smart phone, tablet or eReader.
  • Hoopla Ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, comics, music, TV & movies to download or stream. All ages.
  • Tumblebooks Elementary Children's books in English and Spanish. Made possible by the Grand Prairie I.S.D.

Adult Education

  • Adult Learning Center Build reading, writing and math skills,  and prepare for  the U.S. citizenship test. From Learning Express.
  • College Center Math, reading, writing, and science practice. Prepare for CLEP, DSST and college placement exams. From Learning Express.
  • College Prep Center Prepare for college entrance exams, and get help with your college essay. From Learning Express.
  • College Success Skills Learn valuable organizational and information literacy skills for college. From Learning Express.
  • GED prep If you are preparing for the GED® test, our practice tests, interactive tutorials, and e-books will help you reach your goal. From Learning Express.
  • HelpNow Adult Learners Live coaching, practice tests, and online learning for GED, Citizenship, and Microsoft Office.
  • Universal class Online courses in over 30 subject areas, many with continuing education units (CEUs).

Business and Careers


  • Computer skills Video courses from computer basics to most popular software programs. From Learning Express.
  • Computer Source Journals and magazines on computer science, information systems and more.
  • Universal class Courses in Microsoft, Adobe and other software programs, plus eBay, Pinterest, and more.

Do it Yourself

Education and Library Science


  • Ancestry The world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource (for use in-library only).
  • Heritage Quest Census records, local history books, bank and pension records.
  • FamilySearch Historical records collections including the Social Security Death Index, and birth, marriage and death records.

Health and Medicine

  • Alt HealthWatch Full-test aritcles on complementary, holistic and integrated treatments in health care.
  • Consumer Health Complete Health articles from magazines books and encyclopedias. Includes images and video.
  • Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine Full-text articles from nursing and allied health journals. For students, health professionals and advanced consumers.
  • Health Source: Consumer Articles from health magazines such as Prevention,  American Fitness, Men's Health, and more.
  • Health Source: Nursing Edition Drug information and articles from nursing journals and handbooks.
  • MedicLatina Medical research and articles from native Spanish journals and magazines.
  • Medline Presented by the National Library of medicine, this authoritative database covers medicine, nursing, dentistry, the health care system, and more.
  • Planetree Free medical information sent to you by Texas Health Resources, based on your search request.


Homework Help

  • Encyclopedia Britannica The world's most popular and reputable online encyclopedia, with articles, images and video aimed at children, young adults and adults.
  • Explora Elementary Let your research take flight with Explora, the place to find information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects.
  • Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia Part of the Primary Search and Middle Search Plus databases, it provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for elementary and middle school students.
  • HelpNow Online tutors, state test practice, and feedback for essays and homework questions.
  • Learning Express Grades 3-8 Resources Math, English and social studies skill improvement, plus practice for state tests.
  • Learning Express High School Skill improvement in math, science, social studies and more, plus state test preparation.
  • MAS Complete A full-text collection of articles designed for high school students.
  • Middle Search Plus Articles from 140 popular middle school magazines, plus biographies and primary source documents.
  • Opposing Viewpoints Articles, media, essays and primary sources about contemporary controversies and hot topics.
  • Primary Search Designed for elementary students, it contains articles and encyclopedia entries, plus images, maps and more.
  • Teaching Books Multimedia resources, including media files of readings and interviews, author lists, biographies and more.
  • Topic Search A current events database of articles, biographies, polls, government information and more.


  • Duolingo The world's most popular way to learn a language is free, fun and science-based. Practice online or on the apps!
  • Transparent Language Online Learn more than 100 languages online, writing or speaking your answers and improving your vocabulary.
  • Wordlayer reinforces language learning with flashcards, pronunciations and quizzes in eleven languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese. Powered by HelpNow.


  • Legal Collection Full text of more than 300 top legal journals, with articles on issues, studies and trends in the legal world.
  • Legal Forms Library A wide selection of Texas-specific legal forms in the most popular areas. Also includes a legal dictionary and attorney directory.
  • Legal Information Reference Center Articles from top legal reference sources, and tools and how-to instructions covering a wide range of legal issues.


  • 20th Century American Poetry 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets.
  • 20th Century English Poetry 598 volumes of poetry by 283 poets from 1900 to 2000
  • Academic Search Complete Full-text coverage in a range of academic studies, from science to sociology.
  • Book Review Digest Plus A million book reviews from 1981 to present, with subject indexes, summaries, and grade level designations as well.
  • Credo Coverage pulled from hundreds of subject encyclopedias, handbooks and ebooks.
  • Essay and General Literature Index Cites records in collections of essays and works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada dating back to 1985.
  • Explora An easy-to-search interface for those looking for magazine and newspaper articles, books and other reference materials on a variety of topics.
  • Family Studies Abstracts Covers essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, and family therapy.
  • FirstSearch Provides access to more than 361 million records from OCLC's WorldCat database in an interface designed for new and expert users.
  • Humanities Full-Text  Feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama and poetry in all fields of the humanities from art, classical studies, and film to journalism and more.
  • Literary Reference Center  A broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
  • MasterFILE Articles from popular magazines and reference books, lus maps, images and 70,000 videos from the Associated Press.
  • Military & Government Collection   Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.
  • Newspaper Source  Full text for more than 40 national and international newspapers,and selective full text for more than 370 regional (U.S.) newspapers.
  • Open Access Journals  A community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Play Index Covers over 31,000 classic and historical plays dating from 1949, including one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from famous playwrights.
  • ProQuest Military Collection  Covers topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more.
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection An essential full-text database for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students, with hundreds of full-text psychology journals, including many indexed in APA PsycInfo.
  • 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.
  • Religion and Philosophy  Covers topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, and philosophy.
  • Short Story Index Contains information on short stories by author or genre, and provides detailed indexing for more than 117,000 stories from more than 4,200 collections and anthologies.


  • Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database With coverage back to 1962, this resource covers topics from aeronautics to astrophysics to computer programming. 
  • Agricola Millions of citations from the the USDA's National Agriculture Library.
  • Agricultural & Environmental Science Database Full-text articles from around  the world from journals, technical reports, reads publications and more.
  • Biological Science Database Full-text articles from around the world, from 1946 to cutting-edge research.
  • Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database  Dating back to 1950, includes full-text articles studying the critical issues affecting Earth’s air, land, and water environments.
  • Green File Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment, including global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
  • Materials Science & Engineering Database  Includes the renowned METADEX, Copper and Polymer Library databases and provides full-text titles from around the world.
  • Natural Science Collection Full-text titles from around the world  on agriculture and environmental topics, including earth, atmospheric and aquatic sciences. 
  • Science & Technology Articles from scientific, trade and industry journals, as well as government publications and technical reports.
  • Science in Context Relevant, contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.
  • SciTech Premium Collection Full-text titles from scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. 
  • Sustainability Reference Center  Covers all aspects of sustainability, including environmental stewardship, corporate social responsibility and federal, state and local regulations.


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