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Library materials located McMurry University, Abilene Christian University, Abilene Public Library, Hardin-Simmons University, and Howard Payne University.

Full text, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database covering areas of academic study. (EBSCO)

Full text electronic access to over 30 peer-reviewed research journals published, or co-published, by the American Chemical Society, a leading publisher in chemical and related sciences. (Direct)

The National Agricultural Library citations of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture from 1970 to the present. (EBSCO)

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism portal for information related to alcohol abuse research and related topics from 1960 to the present. (Web)

Focuses on holistic and alternative medicine. Includes pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research, book excerpts, and full text articles from nearly 180 international journals, many peer-reviewed. (EBSCO)

Manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers right up to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century. (Web)

Rare and original documents including printed books, journals, historic maps, broadsides, periodicals, advertisements, photographs, artwork and more. (Web)

Index of journal articles from the table of contents of publications in business, humanities, medicine, popular culture, social sciences, science, and technology publications. Some links to full text. (FirstSearch)

Digital library portal to abstracts and full text articles and publications in astronomy, physics, astrophysics, geophysics, and science education. (Web)


Native North American culture, history, and life from the sixteenth century to the present; topics include archaeology, multicultural relations, governance, gaming, legend, and literacy. Citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada, some full text. (EBSCO)

Biological, ecological, and environmental sciences full text articles from a collection of electronic journals published by relevant scholarly societies. Also provides dynamic links to cited references. (Direct)

Book reviews on a wide array of subjects, including art, biography, business, education, general interest, history, humanities, literature, music, and religion. Citation and full text reviews back to 1983. (EBSCO)

Full text articles from business publications and scholarly journals; provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, book reviews and reports from associations, societies, trade shows, conferences and more. (EBSCO)

Full text articles from journals and major reference works in all disciplines of business including marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. Also case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more. (EBSCO)


The U.S. Dept. of Commerce Census Bureau website offers quality data about the nation's people and economy including housing, income, economic indicators, NAICS, foreign trade, geographic maps, and TIGER. (Web)

Weekly news and job-information source for college and university faculty members, administrators, and students.

Indexes nursing and allied health literature; provides full text from 1981. Covers nursing, biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and allied health disciplines. Includes health care books and journals, nursing dissertations, conference proceedings, standards of practice, evidence-based care sheets, educational software, and audiovisuals. (EBSCO)

Collection of databases on the effectiveness of healthcare treatments and interventions. Presents independent evidence-based reviews of treatment studies, methods, clinical trials, technology assessments and economic evaluations to inform decisions on health care. (Direct)

Copyright and fair use, copyright registration, and copyright law information and updates, including publications and fact sheets. (Web)

Legislative news, nonpartisan analysis and in-depth reports on issues before Congress, including the status of bills, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes. It includes an archive to 1983. (Direct)

General Reference Collections database that includes over 650 titles with particular emphasis on subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and reference handbooks. Also included are over 1,100 short reference videos, nearly 450,000 high-resolution art images, photographs and maps across all subject areas. (Direct)


Digitized pages of the Dallas area newspaper from 1885 to 1984, including articles, display and classified ads, photos, and graphics, all searchable by keyword and date. (Direct)

Comprehensive directory of scientific and scholarly journals; many provide free access to full text articles. Covers research in the sciences, literature, law, politics, economics, philosophy, and religion among other topics. (Web)


Electronic versions of reference, professional and scholarly books in a wide variety of subjects. Read the digitized texts page by page or search for specific content. (EBSCO)

Group listing of full text and bibliographic databases designed for research and covering a broad range of subjects. (EBSCO)

Electronic Collection Online provides bibliographic information for articles from selected scholarly journals covering a broad range of subjects, with links to full text for subscribed content. (FirstSearch)

Searchable content from one of the most authoritative information sources in the world. Offers cross-referenced articles, images, maps, video, country statistics and comparisons, history timelines, notable quotes, and classic essays. (Direct)

Educational Resource Information Center provides access to education literature and resources through citations, abstracts, and some full text.  Indexes RIE-Resources in Education, CIJE-Current Index to Journals in Education, and some unpublished material, from 1966 to the present. (EBSCO)

Covers the entire range of humanities and social sciences. Provides citations of works contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada since 1985. (EBSCO)


Collection of databases offering bibliographic information and some full text covering a wide range of subject areas. (FirstSearch)

Over 250 scholarly Spanish language periodicals covering a variety of academic subjects from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. Full text coverage. (EBSCO)

Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas. (EBSCO)


Scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. (Web)

Scholarly, government and general-interest titles covering human impact to the environment, including global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Some full text. (EBSCO)


Multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, cultural events, people, and places. Full text articles. (Web)

Human-Computer Interaction resources on the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use. Covers conferences, journals, books, and internet resources. (Web)

Respected nursing, allied health and medical journals, consumer health magazines, newsletters, pamphlets, newspaper articles, topical overviews, and medical reference books. Provides citations and some full text and images. (TexShare)

Health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. (EBSCO)

Internet database service launched in 2000 that is a source of legal information. It is published by William S. Hein & Co., Inc. and provides access to a large number of law libraries. (Web)

Essential database resource for genealogical and historical researchers, includes Census images and name indexes, thousands of family and local histories, periodical articles index, and Freedman's Bank records. (TexShare)

Full text life science articles from high-impact, peer-reviewed journals published by scholarly science societies, university presses, and noted science publishers. Provided by Stanford University. (Web)

"How-to" instructions for hobby enthusiasts. (EBSCO)

Full-text articles and images for home improvement and repair projects. (EBSCO)

Premier collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. Includes key policy documents, presidential directives, strategy documents, and research reports. (Web)

Indexes periodicals in the humanities; topics include art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, and religion. (TexShare)


Indexes of information science, including cataloging, classification, online information retrieval, information management, search engines, and electronic publishing; items include journal articles, books, research reports, conference proceedings and patents. Some links to full text. (EBSCO)


Provides patrons with career-oriented and academic resources available to help with, job preparation, career advancement, career changes, and re-entry into the workforce. Access more than 800 online practice tests, including GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT. (TexShare)

Simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations cover a wide range of STEM subjects including Biology.

Simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations cover a wide range of STEM subjects including Chemistry.

Archive of scholarly content in the disciplines of the arts, sciences, humanities, business, and mathematics. Named for Journal STORage, this database is a trusted offering high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. Contains back issues; no current issues. Some links to full text.



Career and job search platform. Guides patron in writing resumes, cover letters and tracking their job search. (TexShare)

Indexes respected, scholarly peer-reviewed law publications; includes journals, documents, and case studies. Provides information on topics such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor & human resource law, ethics, and the environment. Some links to full text. (EBSCO)

Librarianship and information science database, with coverage back to the 1960s. Provides citations and abstracts from periodical articles, books, research reports, and conference proceedings. (Web)

Author biographies, plot summaries and work overviews; full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books and monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines and journals; book reviews from the most prestigious publications; poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, and author interviews. (EBSCO)


Contains full text for hundreds of popular high school oriented magazines covering a wide-range of general subject areas and current events. Also provides biographies, reference book articles, primary source documents, and images of photos, maps, flags, and color PDFs. Designed for high school libraries. (EBSCO)

Coverage includes business, health, education, general science, and multi-cultural issues; dates back to 1975. Contains full text for general reference magazines and publications, reference works, primary source documents, photos, maps and images. Designed for public libraries. (EBSCO)

Full text of 192 medical research and investigative journals in Spanish from renowned Latin American medical publishers. (EBSCO)

Bibliographic database by the U.S. National Library of Science. Contains citations and abstracts of biomedical and health journals on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, clinical care, public health, and pre-clinical sciences. Some links to full text. (EBSCO)

Full text from popular magazines for middle and junior high school research, plus biographies, historical essays, primary source documents, reference books, and images. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Remote access with University Network account. (EBSCO)

Current news pertaining to the military with full text for nearly 300 periodicals, academic journals and other content. Remote access with University Network account. (EBSCO)


Federal agency provides web links of 27 health related Institutes and Centers such as the National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Aging, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Nursing Research, and the National Library of Medicine. (Web)

Full text for over 40 U.S. and international newspapers and selected full text for over 300 regional U.S. newspapers. Also includes television and radio news transcripts. (EBSCO)

Over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources. News coverage includes back files and current national and regional newspapers, wire services, and international news. Business includes company information and financials. Legal sources include federal and state cases, tax law, and patents. Some full text.

Nursing electronic books; content includes nursing interventions, procedures, and techniques. Contains manuals of care plans, lab and diagnostic tests, nursing practice, complementary therapies, and current drug guides. (Proquest)


Original source documents, critical selections, and acclaimed works in history, literature, social science, political science, law, science, mathematics, religion, philosophy, and language. Over 350,000 documents and 5,000 books from Encyclopedia Britannica. (Direct)


Index of papers published and presented at conferences, congresses, symposiums, and expositions worldwide. Remote access with University Network account. (FirstSearch)

Covers classic and historical plays, along with the works of contemporary playwrights. Content includes one-act plays, plays in verse, musicals, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues. Contains about 34,000 plays and more than 600 monologues published individually or in collections from 1949 to the present. (EBSCO)

Offers centralized and systematized information about institutions and political processes, national constitutions, branches of government, elections, political constitutional studies and other subjects related to the strengthening of democracy in the region. A project of the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University. (Web)

Full text for popular elementary school magazines back to 1990, the American Heritage Children’s Dictionary, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Remote access with University Network account. (EBSCO)

An index of conferences, congresses, symposiums, expositions and workshops worldwide. Most records contain a list of papers presented. Select database from dropdown menu in FirstSearch: "In: Proceedings." Remote access with University Network account. (FirstSearch)

Specialized collection of electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians, and education researchers. Includes full text journals, abstracted and indexed journals, and educational reports. Remote access with University account. (EBSCO)

PsycINFO is the world's largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health including the fields of psychology, sociology, education, business, neuroscience, nursing, and law. It indexes and provides abstracts for over 2500 journals and other resources.  Full text linking is available to many of the articles.

More than 25 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. (Web)



Full text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canada. Resources include newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires, with full-text content coverage spanning more than 22 years. Remote access with University Network account. (EBSCO)

Provides coverage of key theological and philosophical resources spanning over 100 years. Full text of scholarly journals covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Remote access with University Network account. (EBSCO)


Gateway to databases and search engines from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Contents include full-text research reports, energy citations, ongoing research project summaries, DOE accomplishments, DOE non-text data, E-prints (pre-publication drafts), and proceedings and papers from science conferences. Subjects include physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, and other related topics. (Web)

Contains full text for scholarly journals covering scientific and technological subject areas. Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, aviation, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, marine sciences, materials science, and physics. Remote access with University Network account. (EBSCO)

Gateway to over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results. (Web)

Accurate up-to-date bibliographic information for popular serials including current pricing structures, publisher e-mail and Internet addresses, and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal classifications.  Remote access with University Network account. (TexShare)

Provides primary school students a colorful, animated interface, complete with erupting volcanoes and a dinosaur guide, as they gather information on a wide range of topics. Offers Lexile limiters (reading level). (EBSCO)

Detailed indexing of more than 145,000 stories from more than 6,400 collections and anthologies as far back as 1984. (TexShare)

Detailed "how-to" instructions buying, running, managing, or selling a small business. (EBSCO)

Search by product type, brand, or model for maintenance and repair guides. (EBSCO)

A searchable database of reference works, biographies, essays, overviews, primary works, and periodical articles from literary, science, health, history, and biography resources for high school students. (EBSCO)


A complimentary research database for teachers, TRC provides indexing and abstracts for more than 200 peer-reviewed journals. Topics of interest include assessment, best practices, continuing education, pedagogical research, curriculum development, elementary education, higher education, instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, school administration, science & mathematics, and teacher education. (EBSCO)

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. (TexShare)

Digitized maps chart the growth and development of Texas  and California towns and cities. Maps include street names and building numbers, and provide some architectural and historical details. Browse by city and date. Remote access with University Network account. (ProQuest)

Includes more than 80 full text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure. The database contains biographies portraying famous historical and contemporary Texans. Remote access with University Network account. (EBSCO)

A group of authoritative commercial databases offered through a consortial resource-sharing program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Current events database that offers full text and some indexing for research concerning social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms. Remote access with University Network account. (EBSCO)

A collection of full text poetry and author information providing a unique survey of modern and contemporary American poetry movements and distinctive literary tradition since 1900. May include biographies. Remote access with University Network account. (ProQuest)

A collection of full text poetry and author information on authors originally from or based in the British Commonwealth from 1900. May include biographies. Remote access with University Network account. (ProQuest)

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information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. (Web)

Portal to federal, state, and local government information by topic and agency. Covers wide range of topics, including health, science, technology, and social sciences. (Web)



OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Use WorldCat ILL link for interlibrary loan requests. Remote access with University Network account. (FirstSearch)

Bibliographic records for dissertations held in libraries around the world. Select from "Jump to Advanced Search" menu. Remote access with University Network account. (FirstSearch)