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. Universal Class Video Tutorial

  • Hoopla Ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, comics, music, TV & movies to download or stream. All ages. Hoopla Video Tutorial

  • Tumblebooks Elementary Children's books in English and Spanish. Made possible by the Grand Prairie I.S.D. Tumblebooks Video Tutorial

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.

  • Niche Academy Short, clear video tutorials on many of our online tools and the most popular social media. Look for the  Video tutorial  button.

  • Universal class Online courses in over 30 subject areas, many with continuing education units (CEUs).

Business and Careers

  • Career Center Learn about a variety of careers, and prepare for entrance and occupation exams. From Learning Express

  • Gale Business Essential business information from around the world, including company profiles and full-text journal articles from business and trade publications.

  • Gale Business: Entrepreneurship Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, human resources, and management.

  • Job and Career Accelerator Detailed information on 1,100 careers. Create resumes and cover letters and search for jobs and internships.

  • JobNow Chat with online job specialists. Resume templates, interview tips, and skill-building tool are available  24/7.

  • Udemy High-quality, on-demand video courses  across 75 categories for upskilling in  business, technology, and design. Achieve personal success with courses on health and well-being, the arts, language learning, and more.

  • Work in Texas The job search resource of the Texas Workforce Commission.


  • 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.

  • Niche Academy Short, clear video tutorials on many of our online tools and the most popular social media.   

  • Udemy High-quality, on-demand video courses  across 75 categories for upskilling in  business, technology, and design. Achieve personal success with courses on health and well-being, the arts, language learning, and more.

  • Universal Class Courses in Microsoft, Adobe and other software programs, plus eBay, Pinterest, and more. 

Do it Yourself

Education and Library Science

En Español / Spanish

  • Biografías y Vidas Una enciclopedia biográfica en línea de fácil manejo. Más de 25.000 personajes son presentados con rigor y claridad; puede accederse rápidamente a sus biografías a través del buscador.

  • Britannica Enciclopedia: Ingrese el núme]ro de su tarjeta de la biblioteca y su PIN en la siguiente pantalla.

  • Informe Académico Proporciona material de referencia de calidad en una interfaz potente y fácil de usar configurada para usuarios de habla hispana.

  • Recursos Para Hispanohablantes: Este centro ofrece práctica para mejorar las habilidades básicas, práctica para el examen de GED® o ser ciudadano estadounidense. Ingrese el número de su tarjeta de la biblioteca y su PIN en la siguiente pantalla.

  • Referencia Latina: Un recurso en español que ofrece artículos de enciclopedia, imágenes, y más de 100 libros de referencia y revistas en una amplia variedad de temas. Su interfaz intuitiva está diseñada para los hispanohablantes que tienen una experiencia de investigación en línea limitada. Las actualizaciones diarias aseguran la disponibilidad de los artículos más actuales de periódicos de 10 países de latinoamerica.

  • Salud en Español: Salud en Español ofrece artículos en español sobre enfermedades, condiciones, procedimientos y tratamientos diversos. Esta base de datos incluye información relacionada con la salud: primeros auxilios, infantil / guardería y enfermedades, la medicina alternativa, el envejecimiento y el bienestar. Ingrese el número de su tarjeta de la biblioteca y su PIN en la siguiente pantalla.

  • Transparent Language Online: Estudie inglés o muchos otros idiomas, con lecciones de pronunciación, habla, gramática, escritura y vocabulario. 

  • TumbleBooks: TumbleBooks son libros animados que enseñan a los niños la alegría de leer.



  • African American Heritage A comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.

  • Ancestry The world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource (for use in-library only).

  • FamilySearch Historical records collections including the Social Security Death Index, and birth, marriage and death records.

  • Fold3  A collection of nearly 500 million military records from the U.S. and around the world.

  • Heritage Quest Census records, local history books, bank and pension records.

Health and Medicine

  • Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine Full-text articles from nursing and allied health journals. For students, health professionals and advanced consumers.

  • Health and Wellness Authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.

  • MedicLatina Medical research and articles from native Spanish journals and magazines.

  • Medline High-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both English and Spanish. 

  • Planetree Free medical information sent to you by Texas Health Resources, based on your search request.


  • African American Heritage A comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.

  • The Austin American-Statesman (1871-1980) searchable articles from Austin, Texas, newspapers for the years 1871-1980. Articles display in PDF format.

  • Gale in Context: Biography More than 600,000 biographical entries covering figures from all time periods and areas of study. Providing coverage of the most searched and studied people, Biography includes over 5,000 portal pages on contemporary and historical figures.

  • Handbook of Texas Covers the entire history of Texas from the indigenous Native Americans and the Prehistoric Era to the state’s diverse population and the Modern Age.

  • Sanborn Maps Detailed property and land-use maps.

  • Texas Almanac The state and its people, government, economics, natural resources, holidays, culture, education, recreation and the arts.

  • Texas Reference Center Texas information from reference books, newspapers, magazines and more.

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. 

  • Gale in Context: Elementary  A safe place for kids to find answers to their questions, practice research skills, and explore interests inside and outside the classroom.

  • Gale in Context: Middle School   Reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more, created specifically for middle-grade students.

  • Gale in Context: High School  High school students can explore topics within business and economics, geography, government, history, literature, science and health, social issues, and more.

  • 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. 

  • National Geographic for Kids Engage young students to broaden their horizons with reputable and age-appropriate digital content that brings them the world in a way they have never seen before.

  • Opposing Viewpoints Articles, media, essays and primary sources about contemporary controversies and hot topics.  

  • Teaching Books Multimedia resources, including media files of readings and interviews, author lists, biographies 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

  • Book Review Digest Plus A million book reviews from 1981 to present, with subject indexes, summaries, and grade level designations as well.

  • Books and Authors With fun ways to browse, an intuitive design, read-alikes, reviews, award winners and themed book lists, and more this resource answers the age-old question, “What do I read next?”

  • Literary Reference Center  A broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.  



  • Explora An easy-to-search interface for those looking for magazine and newspaper articles, books and other reference materials on a variety of topics. 

  • FirstSearch Provides access to more than 361 million records from OCLC's WorldCat database in an interface designed for new and expert users.

  • Gale Academic OneFile Millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources—including podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN and BBC Worldwide Learning.

  • Gale OneFile: News Provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world.

  •  MasterFILE Articles from popular magazines and reference books, plus maps, images and 70,000 videos from the Associated Press. 

  •  Open Access Journals  A community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • Gale Environmental Studies Explore topics and events within Earth systems, global change, pollution, populations, and more. Comprehensive results integrate case studies, news, reference materials, academic journals, videos, and more.

  • Gale in Context: Science Relevant, contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

  • Gale Interactive Science A virtual laboratory, where students can entertain their curiosity and and learn through an experience that allows zooming in, rotating, or pulling models apart to explore and experiment with complex scientific topics.

  • 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.




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