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


  • 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.   
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Britannica Enciclopedia: 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

  • Alt HealthWatch Full-test articles 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.


  • 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.
  • Bibliography of Indigenous Peoples in North America Citations and articles on culture, history and daily life of Native and indigenous peoples of North America. 
  • 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. 
  • 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, plus 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.
  • Gale in Context: Science Relevant, contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. 
  • 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. 
  • 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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