Digital facsimile images for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers. Includes The Galveston Daily News from 1874 until 1897 (see listing under Houston, Texas) (Try the new Gale NewsVault interface by clicking here.) *
The 2040 RTP is the comprehensive plan that identifies highway, transit, and other transportation projects needed to keep up with expected population growth in the Houston-Galveston region through the next 20 years.
Includes the full-text of American and British poetry from the 20th century. *
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy is a national volunteer effort of the nation’s Certified Public Accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances and develop money management skills.
Extensive information on all 50 of the United States.
Full-text articles in all subject areas from all types of magazines and newspapers including scholarly publications.*
Guide for the academic job hunter.
Locate books appropriate to a student's reading level. Check with your student's teacher or school for specific details and approved AR lists.
The largest historic newspaper source online containing tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s.
Find out what any acronym, abbreviation, or initialism stands for.
Site to help parents find and register for local kid’s lessons, classes and camps.
Finance an education, select a school, or plan a career.
AdverseEvents provides critical drug safety and outcome information on all FDA approved medications. Search any drug, medical condition, or drug side effect.
The largest electronic collection of biographical information on African Americans from 1790 to1950.*
A groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.*
Contains comprehensive coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression chronicling the rich history of this music through 1970.*
Search over 25 reference titles related to African American culture, history, and literature simultaneously.*
Includes articles, maps, and timelines about African Americans.*
Index of material on all aspects of agriculture.*
The leading provider of electronic diagnostic and repair information and services for the automotive service industry. Note: this database must be viewed with Internet Explorer or Firefox.
Information and reviews of electronic games.
Search for movie information by title, person, keyword, and plotline.
Reviews and information on music in all genres.
This alternative health database provides full text about complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.*
Find doctors by name or specialty.
America Saves is a national campaign involving more than 1,000 non-profit, government, and corporate groups that encourages individuals and families to save money and build personal wealth.
This database of primary source material contains over two thousand authors and approximately one hundred thousand pages of diaries, letters and memoirs.*
Online resource for researching the soldiers, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War contains indexed, searchable information on over four million soldiers and thousands of battles, together with fifteen thousand photographs.*
American Decades covers the events, people and social trends that have had impact on contemporary history. Covers the decades from 1900-2009.
Provides users with access to historical digital library collections.
Journals from the American Physical Society include Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics, Physical Review, and Physics. Issues run from 1893 to present.
American Song is a history database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past.The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more. *
Wage and salary information, career resources, and job bank for employers and job seekers.
National employment site serving employers and job seekers. Provides links to all state employment sites.
One of the largest collections of family history data online. Ancestry Library Edition is the Ancestry.com database with an interface from Proquest.*
Professional development for teachers and classroom resources across the curriculum. Features streaming videos that teach topics including language learning (Spanish, French, German, ESL, etc.), math, and science.
Request your free annual credit report.
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency answers questions about checking, savings and other bank account questions.
Find out about historic events and birthdates that occurred on a selected day.
Ofrece lecciones de tecnologia, ingles, matematicas, y vida diaria.
Contains records of architectural drawings owned by the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, primarily for structures in the Houston area.
Provides you with current information related to telephone area codes, city codes, and country codes.
Search for works by thousands of artists in online exhibits..
The Atlanta Daily World had the first black White House correspondent and was the first black daily in the nation in the 20th century. Search fulltext from 1931 to 2003.*
Online parenting magazine.
A site providing bank interest rates for mortgages, loans, credit cards, various accounts, and certificates of deposit.
The complete Barron's on microfilm available in a digital format. Starting date is January 2008. Use by selecting the title Barron's and the desired date.*
A collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature.
Help Sheets from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh covering computer basics and Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
A self-paced Opening Learning Course on digital photography and video.
Latest world news from the BBC's famed worldwide news gathering team.
Offers news and audio in multiple languages.
Connects to educational tools and services that inform and empower people to improve their lives.
Provides information about companies and charities to encourage wise purchases and a fair marketplace.
Searchable text of many versions and translations.
Contains citations covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life.*
Search for business by keyword, name or location.
Stock and mutual fund daily closing prices, back to 1985.
Index to millions of biographical sketches in thousands of reference books.*
Search for biographies, full text articles, and images for current and historic people from all eras and fields of endeavor.*
Offers full text biographical articles, images, and abstracts. NOTE: This database is now being provided by EBSCO and has a new interface.*
Search over 700 biography e-book titles, especially strong in literature, for online use.
Website about wild birds and the sport of birding.
Employment and career information for students and professionals of color. Resume posting available.
Contains the full text of plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.*
Short fiction produced by writers from Africa and the African Diaspora from the earliest times to the present compiled from early literary magazines, archives, and the personal collections of the authors.*
Black Studies Center is a fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, and much more.*
An electronic collection of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders covering 250 years of history including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trail transcripts.*
An online reference e-book that celebrates the remarkable achievements of black women throughout history and highlights their ongoing contributions in America today by looking at women such as Venus and Serena Williams, Condoleezza Rice, Carol Moseley Braun, Ruth Simmons, and Ann Fudge who have become household names for their remarkable contributions to sports, politics, academia, and business.
Presents literature and essays by authors from Africa and the African Diaspora.*
This database brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics from a variety of sources. Titles include a variety of fiction genres and nonfiction subjects.*
An easy acess point to some of the top book-related sites, including information on awards and recommended reading.
The latest 45 days are available. *
Access career resources, resume help, practice tests and Microsoft Office help. Live online tutoring is available Monday-Sunday, 2pm-11pm.*
Get live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance, and more. Live help is available Monday - Sunday, 2pm-11pm.*
Get live job coaching, resume assistance, and more. Powered by Brainfuse.
Links to colleges and universities worldwide.
A collection of online reference titles especially useful for homework assignments. Titles for older students cover science, literature, and history. Titles for younger users introduce basic concepts such as shapes and numbers. *
Un recurso para estudiantes para hacer búsquedas y examinar información en enciclopedias, revistas, videos y sitios web.*
A resource for students to search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and Web sites. *
A powerful resource to search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and Web sites.*
Free online typing tutorial.
Learn how to develop a personal plan for building wealth, from setting financial goals and budgeting to managing debt and understanding credit.
Statistics on crime and criminals, victims, and the justice system.
Business Abstracts with Full Text offers a multitude of business magazines and scholarly journals. This comprehensive database is an ideal resource for those looking to conduct research in any area of business.*
Resources for small businesses and job seekers.*
Gale Business Insights: Global uses case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals and topical reference materials organized by country, company and industry to quickly engage users in the global business environment.*
Forms to register your business with the Texas Secretary of State.
If you plan to start or expand a business, the Business Plan Handbooks provide over 250 examples of business plans for a variety of businesses.*
Scholarly business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more. Please note: This database features a new interface.*
Employment search engine for jobs across the United States.
Online version of the Wall Street Journal's National Business Employment Weekly.
Career and resume information for grades 6-12.
Federal grant and loan programs.
The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. These publications make up the National Bibliography of U.S. Government Publications. The CGP contains descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online.
Directory of selected names in cemeteries around the United States and other countries.
Information from the federal government on health and diseases.
Source of college textbook rentals.
Full page view of the Chicago Defender from 1910-1975.*
The latest 45 days are available.*
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Children’s Medicaid offers low cost or free health coverage to children in Texas.
Job classified ads from the Houston Chronicle.
Search and read newspapers from 1836-1922 and find information about American newspapers from 1690-present. Includes The Houston Daily Post (12/1/1893--2/28/1903) and The Jewish Herald (Houston) (9/24/1908--12/29/1910).
Information on countries around the world.
Provides an interactive tool to help create reference citations for research papers. Includes various print and electronic resources.
Overview of Houston government and history with links to City and related resources.
Employment opportunities with the city.
Includes the fulltext of 6 regional newspapers from all sides of the conflict from 1840-1865 as well as 2,000 slavery, anti-slavery Civil War pamphlets and stock quotes.*
This digital archive examines the war; its battles and campaigns, the home front and the military campground, from its causes to its consequences.*
An online collaborative learning environment for students and educations; offers study guides for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and assistance in curriculum development.
Classical Music in Video will grow to contain 1,000 hours of classical music performances, master classes and interviews with master teachers from around the world captured on video. *
Classical Music Library is the world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.*
Brings together essential reference materials spanning the entire history of Western classical music. Included are the authoritative reference titles Baker's Dictionary of Music, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Baker's Student Encyclopedia of Music.*
Contains 400,000 pages of the most important classical scores and manuscripts, allowing for the study and analysis of more than 25,000 scores. Available for online viewing or to print.*
Houston Public Library's Genealogical Collection.
Directory of services for the homeless in the Houston area.
Dates and registration for the SAT. Information about colleges and subject majors.
Colleges and universities by location, type of institution, and areas of study.
Advice on preparing for college, choosing the right college, and getting financial aid.
Colorín Colorado is a free web-based, bilingual service that provides information, activities, and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs, also known as students of English as a second language).
Offers developmentally age-appropriate, reliable information so you can decide what’s best for your family. Includes reviews of movies, TV shows, books, games, and more.
The latest information and current trends in high technology.*
Directed at the new computer user, this tutorial provides a basic understanding of hardware, software, and computer maintenance.
Find your elected federal representatives by Zip code, or research current issues and legislation.
Comprehensive U.S. legislative information. If fulltext is not available online, check with the Central Library's Reference Department for print availability.*
Provides tips and advice on consumer purchases and repairs, fraud, complaints, consumer privacy, and credit as well as links to related private and governmental organizations.
Get free help with your personal finances.
The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace. Includes scam alerts as well as information on mortgages, money, privacy and identity and more.
Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database will contain important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more. *
Major documents of the United States from 1776 to the present.
Compare costs of living between United States cities.
Directory of arts and crafts sites on the Internet.
CultureGrams goes beyond basic facts and figures on more than 200 countries, detailing daily life and culture, history, customs, and lifestyles. The States Edition describes the diversity and history of each U.S. state and includes maps, flags and symbols.*
List of genealogical resources on the Web.
Public company stock quotes, charts, news, earnings, estimates, splits, options, mutual funds, industry reports, upcoming IPO's and more.
Searchable archive of the Dallas Morning News.*
Free online typing tutorial.
Descriptions of commonly abused drugs like cocaine, inhalants, marijuana, steroids, and others.
Easy to find bank information and compare interest rates.
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online features profiles of more than 143,000 past and present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights. The biographies discuss the lives and careers of the literary figures profiled, along with the critical response to their works.*
Provides access to a variety of dictionaries and other resources.
The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items—photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more—from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States.
Click on an interactive map of the world to read articles on different nations provided by Britannica Online.*
Click on an interactive map of the United States to read articles about the states provided by Britannica Online.*
Calculates distances between cities and countries.
Employment site for ethnic minorities. Job posting and resume posting available.
Chinese language periodical database.*
Logs for Electric East Texas Wells by the Houston Geological Society.
Automatic bibliography and citation maker.
Read e-books on all subjects including some vocational textbooks, technical manuals, and Texas history. Note: downloadable e-books available by remote use only.*
Spanish language citations on business and economics.*
The Economist has presented timely reporting, concise commentary and comprehensive analysis of global news every week. The Economist Historical Archives covers from 1843, the year the Economist started, to 2006.*
New and used car prices, as well as other information for car owners.
Education search engine for teachers with links for lesson plans, curriculum, subject areas, and more.
The Etipedia is a comprehensive online etiquette reference source.
Explore la Enciclopedia Moderna, una fuente de conocimiento autorizado y confiable con miles de artfculos en un amplio rango de temas.*
Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life, knowledge, and the contribution of Jews to world cultures.
An online reference e-book that is the first reference work to survey the full breadth of critical thought on art, culture, and society from classical philosophy to contemporary critical theory featuring articles on the major concepts, thinkers, and debates about the meaning, uses and value of all the arts.
An online reference book tracing the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and including the 2008 election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.
An online reference comprehensive guide to the essentials of evolutionary biology, these entries survey essential concepts and theories, present methods, models and findings, and discuss both the history of the field and current controversies. Readers will find brief treatments on discrete concepts and individuals to illuminating lengthy essays by experts in the field.
An electronic reference book offering comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history. Focusing primarily on developments since 1945 coverage includes major figures, organizations and institutions, human rights events and crises, and human rights norms.*
The Encyclopedia of Life brings together information about all life on earth - text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more.
Provides clear and accessible presentation of wide-ranging philosophical subjects, serving as a first-stop resource for general readers, students and educators.*
Short English Language videos about grammar and culture.
Source for recipes, menus, cooking articles and food guides.
The U.S. Department of Education's Educational Resource Information Center database contains citations and abstracts from education-related journals, as well as full text of digests and clearinghouse documents.*
Essay & General Literature Index cites records contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada.*
See interviews with your favorite authors on these downloadable videos.
Up-to-date data, articles and news about companies and industries.*
Includes science biographies, diagrams, essays, experiments, definitions, and timelines.*
Submit your federal financial aid application electronically.
Search or verify federal school codes
Online magazine and regional resource guide for parents and caregivers.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint's links to genealogical resources on the web.
Detailed information about series fiction as well as new fiction titles.
Financial literacy resources to educate and protect consumers.
Find information from the FDIC to educate and protect consumers covering topics such as mortgages, identity theft, and banking.
Government agency internet resources for teachers and parents.
Discover thousands of free public domain e-books including original books from new authors that you can read on any mobile device.
Includes helpful information on flooding and multiple resources.
Federal Emergency Management Agency information in Spanish about floods and flooding.
Información en español sobre inundaciónes.
Contact information for the Federal Emergency Management Agency region responsible for the Houston area.
Service designed to help you keep track of fiction titles in series. Offers email notices about newly published titles from your favorite series. Free registration required.
Describes some of your plan’s obligations and briefly explains the procedures and timelines for filing a health or disability benefits claim (from the U.S. Department of Labor).
A comprehensive Financial Aid Information Page.
Financial calculators for mortgages, car loans, student loans and more.
The Financial Times Historical Archive delivers the complete searchable run of the world’s most authoritative daily business newspaper from 1888-2008. An essential, comprehensive and unbiased research tool for everyone studying the public affairs and financial history of the last 120 years.*
Grave finder for famous people around the world.
Resources and online tools to help workers in all stages of the job and career development provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Find audio files in a variety of formats for animals, musical instruments, and miscellaneous sound effects.
Directory of lawyers by state, by name, and by practice area, as well as tips on how to choose the right one.
FINRA Investor Education provides underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success throughout life.
FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Houston with an interactive mapping tool.
This database contains almost 40 million images of primary source materials. Many are available here for the first time.
Recipes and cooking tips from popular TV cooking shows.
Program details and application guidelines for leading foundations as well as sponsoring company information for corporate givers.
Find sources for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards and other financial support for individuals.
Freegal Music provides access to over 7 million songs from over 28,000 labels including the Sony Music catalog. A valid library card allows you to create your account and access up to 3 hours of streaming music per day and 3 MP3 song downloads per week.*
Fuel economy ratings of vehicles from the EPA and Department of Energy.
Provides the full-text of Spanish language scholarly journals.*
Ofrece artículos academicos completos.*
Includes Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies, Encyclopedia of Associations, Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, and National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations.*
Legal forms specific to Texas.*
Gale Literary Databases include literary criticism, as well as information about authors and noted works of literature. Titles included are Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism and Dictionary of Literary Biography.*
Searches all the databases supplied to the library by Gale. Search for any term or phrase and find articles from thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers and books along with videos, images and podcast content.*
Full-text reference books on topics including biography, business, the environment, history, law, social sciences, medicine, religion, the sciences, and multicultural studies.*
Comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. Entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world.*
An online tool of comprehensive reference titles that instructs users in proper research methods for ancestors from different times, regions of the United States and ethnic groups.*
Provides access to periodical and news information on a diverse set of topics.*
Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers an inside look at jobs and companies with "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves.
Uses magazine, newspaper, and original articles as well as images and videos to explain the historical and contemporary conditions necessary to understand global issues, conflicts and events.*
El portal oficial en espanol del Gobierno de los EE. UU.
Goodreads is a social network for readers where members recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they've read and would like to read, form book clubs and much more.
Search the full text of books and discover new titles to read.
Provides professionally designed resume templates and online context-sensitive writing tips. Hosts your resume online, allowing you to share it on Facebook or Twitter. Points to job postings nationwide.
FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government Publications.
Offers handouts and exercises on grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Dates and registration for the the GRE.
Houston's "chamber of commerce."
The City of Houston's Green Building Resource Center is an education center where the public can learn and be advised of green building and green building products.
Offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. Indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports.*
Encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.
Connect with information services and people in Harris County Government.
Useful guidelines for property owners and the database of appraisal records. (FF)
Documents the history of the government and the citizens of Harris County as revealed through the county records and donated materials.
Provides helpful contact information regarding flooding in Harris County.
Employment and training opportunities with the county.
For Harris County, Texas.
Multi-source database for health and wellness research.*
Provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.*
Scholarly full text journals, abstracts, and indexes focusing on many medical disciplines.*
Learn about insurance options, coverage, and consumer rights under the Affordable Care Act.
Consumer health information from the federal government.
U. S. Federal census records and other research materials for tracing family lineages.*
Over 800 companies' annual reports (1844-current) available through searchable pdf images.*
Search the historical archives of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Defender, Atlanta Daily World, and New York Amsterdam News at one time.*
Contains land-ownership maps, historical atlases and other content indispensable for recreating frontier neighborhoods and tracking migrations of families across the United States.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center is a collection of periodicals, books and videos covering common and unusual hobbies arranged in over 140 topics.*
Home Improvement Reference Center is designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating are provided.*
Hoopla provides streaming and downloadable movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks. Use your library card to sign up and create an account. A pin number is not necessary. Library customers are allowed 4 check outs per calendar month. Check out period for video is 72 hours, for music the period is 7 days and the period for audiobooks is 21 days.*
Find up to date proprietary editorial content covering more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives. Hoover's delivers in depth industry analyses, information on a company's location, summary financials, top competitors, top officers, and more.*
Compare the quality of hospital care based on patient surveys.
Find statistics on all Greater Houston school districts including dropout rates, TEKS and SAT scores, and related data.
Legal assistance from the Houston Bar Association.
Information for bicyclists in Houston including maps, trails, and much more.
Information about literacy services, volunteer opportunities, and resources includes the ability to search for literacy providers by zipcode.
The official website of the Houston Chronicle Newspaper.
Full text articles from the Chronicle from 1985 to the present. PLEASE NOTE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have a new supplier of the Houston Chronicle article database. The interface will be different, but the content should be the same. *
The latest 45 days are available.*
The complete Houston Chronicle on microfilm, including obituaries, available in a digital format. Coverage runs from January 2008 to December 2011. Use by selecting the title Houston Chronicle and the desired date.*
Houston City Directories for selected years between 1866 and 1922 are now available through the Houston Public Library Digital Archives.
Directory of goods and services in Houston.
Current referral information
Information from the Greater Houston Partnership including demographics.
Brief overview of Houston's history from 1836 to present.
Employer and employee services and resume building and hosting.
Employment service for the Houston area.
Site includes bus routes and schedules.
The Houston Oral History Project is an effort to record and preserve the dynamic history of Houston through the stories and experiences of its residents. It is a collaboration between the Mayor’s Office, the Houston Public Library and the University of Houston.
Alternative weekly with an agenda-driven approach to no-holds-barred news.
An up-to-date listing of summer camps in the Houston area.
Lawyers providing pro bono service to low-income residents of Harris County.
All about books, authors, book clubs, and sharing your love of reading.
Information on government programs to assist homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure and otherwise struggling with their monthly mortgage payments.
Humanities Full Text provides full text, abstracts and indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities. This resource covers art, classical studies, philosophy, religion and more.*
Links to white pages, yellow pages, toll free, and criss-cross directories all over the world.
Combines the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, and several up-to-the-minute almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records.
Database in the areas of information science.*
A collaborative do-it-yourself website where people share what they do and how they do it, covering topics ranging from crafts to sports and games to technology and more.
An online reference e-book covering the full spectrum of dance—theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers.
Provides abstracts and indexing for literature related to personal computing products and developments in business, the Internet, the home, and all other applied areas.*
The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Includes access to websites dating back to 1995 as well as a digital library of free books, music, and movies.
A compendium of laws: U. S. states, other countries, and treaties.
Search for informatin about movies by cast, characters, title, year, etc.
If your adjusted gross income was $57,000 or less in 2011, you can use Free File to prepare and e-file your taxes online.
Federal tax forms back to 1990.
A career selection and job search tool that allows users to search for a job, write a resume or cover letter, take lessons on computer skills and software, and find information on career options.*
Online job search resources and services.
Find seasonal or year-round jobs working for employers who can offer you unique opportunities to travel the world.
Online salary and cost of living surveys both general and by profession.
Search and apply for thousands of job openings throughout Houston, Texas and the United States.*
Listing of all journals, magazines and newspapers available in print or in full-text online in the Houston Public Library collection.*
Scholarly journal archive covering information in the arts, science, business, history, education and much more.*
Juju is a job search engine that searches job listings throughout the Internet.
Get help shopping for used cars.
Khan Academy has over 3,300 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice.
Enables adults to determine whether a movie is appropriate for them or their children, according to their own criteria.
A search interface with a child-friendly, graphically-rich design that automatically searches across all applicable EBSCO databases simultaneously.*
Free online knitting how-to videos.
Online directory of knitting patterns.
Knitting patterns, articles, and FAQs.
Search for business suppliers that includes 3.5 million companies worldwide.
Provides access to written, sound and visual information about the history and cultural development of Hispanics in the United States.
Law directory that allows you to search lawyer/law firm or area of law.
Houston voting information, including a Voters Key, voter registration info, election day precinct locations, and more.
Offers basic lessons on computers, reading, math and every day life skills.
Learn4Life (formerly known as Ed2go) is a catalog of online courses available to Houston Public Library card holders. The courses are for adult lifelong learners who are looking to acquire new skills to aid in career development or for personal enrichment such as the pursuit of a new hobby. The instructor-lead courses last six weeks with a total of 12 lessons. Please read the registration instructions carefully.You no longer need passcodes to register, only a valid library card.*
Interactive practice exams as well as a Job and Career Center. Include TAKS, GED, SAT, civil service, ASVAB, law enforcement, real estate and basic skills tests.*
Full-text of scholarly law journals.*
Bills and information from the Texas legislature. Includes information on the most current legislation as well as historical information dating back to 1870.
Allows users to find book Lexile levels with a title search or to find titles with a specific Lexile level.
American Memory provides free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
Holdings of our national library and the research arm of Congress.
Catalog your books online.
Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.*
Tips and downloads for getting things done with a focus on computers and technology.
Literary Reference Center combines information from over 1,000 books, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, and hundreds of literary journals.*
Includes Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Shakespeare Criticism, Literature Criticism 1400-1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, and Children’s Literature Review.
Biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors and their works.*
Learn a language and make friends in the process.
The latest 45 days are available.*
The complete Los Angeles Times on microfilm, including obituaries, available in a digital format. Starting date is January 2008. Use by selecting the title Los Angeles Times and the desired date.*
Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in multiple languages, including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Arabic or learn ESL for Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic and more.*
Articles from general interest and current events magazines appropriate for school assignments.*
Top source for news in social and digital media, technology and web culture.
Articles covering all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more.*
Full-text Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals.*
Web database to search for articles in medical journals via PubMed from the National Institutes of Health.*
Information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 500 diseases and conditions.
MEDLINEplus es el portal de Internet de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de informacion de salud para el publico. Information is also available in multiple other languages.
Online medical manual designed for healthcare professionals but useful for consumer health purposes.
Business descriptions, corporate histories and financial statements for over thousands of U.S and international public companies.*
Access to an archive of corporate and industry related documents.*
Online English language dictionary and thesaurus. Also includes a medical dictionary and a Spanish-English dictionary.
MetaLib is a federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online.
Articles covering general topics appropriate for middle school students.*
Articles from periodicals related to the military.*
The Modern Language Association's definitive bibliography on topics related to language and literature. Some full text.*
Comprehensive international online job search and recruitment site. Resume posting and relocation material available.
Investment data and analyst reports.*
Reviews about new and used cars with pricing information and road tests.
Site for beginning computer users to practice with the mouse.
Music Online is an extensive music resource. Users can search reference materials on African American, classical, and world music and look at or print copies of classical music scores. Music listeners can choose to stream American historical, classical, jazz, contemporary world, or global traditional music. Also available are streaming videos of opera performances. *
MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.
Provides security solutions for the way you use the internet and offers a customized security profile. Includes information on cyberbullying.
Free price information on new and used cars, trucks, SUVs, vans, boats, and other vehicles.
A listing of the new NAICS codes, with correspondence tables for NAICS to SIC (Standard Industrial classification) and SIC to NAICS.
Provides information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care.
National Geographic Kids is a kid friendly version of the iconic magazine. This database contains full issues of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009 to present (with a 3 month embargo). It also contains 500 pictures and 200 National Geographic Kids books.
National Geographic magazine is an iconic magazine famous for its high quality photojournalism covering cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment. National Geographic Magazine Archive includes all issue of the magazine since its start in 1888 to the previous month's issue. Also included are National Geographic Kids and National Geographic Traveler magazines.*
Official weather warnings, observations and forecasts.
Contains information on conditions, natural and alternative treatments, herbs and supplements, and drug interactions.*
Among the 12,000 entries in the encyclopedia are articles on theology, philosophy, history, literary figures, saints, musicians and much more.*
Step by step basic tutorial on the use of a computer mouse.
A leading Black newspaper of the 20th century, especially the 1940s. Search fulltext from 1922 to 1993.*
The complete New York Times on microfilm, including obituaries, available in a digital format. Starting date is January 2008. Use by selecting the title New York Times and the desired date.*
Full page view of the New York Times from its first issue in 1851 through 2006.*
Links to the Web sites of newspapers and radio and TV stations from all over the U.S. and around the world.
Offers full text of regional, national, and international newspapers, plus transcripts of television and radio programs.*
Online resource for helping teachers, school media specialists and kids find that next great fiction or nonfiction book to read. Includes Lexile scores.*
A complete readers resource with information on well over 200,000 fiction and narrative nonfiction titles.*
National Public Radio news and analysis.
Job outlook information for hundreds of occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Crossword puzzle dictionary.
Over 3,000 iPod compatible downloadable audiobook titles. Includes classic and new fiction and nonfiction titles. NOTE: OneClickdigital is currently experiencing problems with the Browse feature in their system. If you wish to browse their catalog, click here. First time users need to create a OneClick account to download an audiobook; please continue to use the primary OneClickdigital link to register for an account.*
Convert just about anything to anything else.
A directory of newspaper Web sites throughout the world.
Open Education Database is a comprehensive collection of online college rankings and free courses online.
Contains over 100 of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries.*
Job listings and career information for the non-profit sector.
Helps you conduct your job search with resume and cover letter builders and allows you to post them online. Also includes a skills assessment test and interview prep videos.
Download e-books, audiobooks, and videos.*
Includes Grove Art Online and contains articles on all aspects of the visual arts - painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, photography - from prehistory to the present. *
An online reference e-book that offers information on all topics of exploration worldwide, including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age. In addition to examining the lives and expeditions of heroic and influential explorers, the book covers navigational and marine sciences and ranges from ancient cultures through modern space exploration.
An online reference e-book offering the most complete picture available of ancient Egyptian civilization, from the predynastic era to its eclipse in the seventh century CE. Here is the Egyptian world in illuminating, accessible detail: art, architecture, religion, language, literature, trade, politics, everyday social life and the culture of the court.
An online reference e-book that provides comprehensive coverage of literature covering the entire history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in the major literary languages. It includes substantial accounts of individual authors and detailed histories of particular themes, movements, genres, and institutions, whose impact upon the writing or the reading of literature was significant.
An online reference e-book that comprehensively documents and interprets the books read by children throughout the world. It includes brief biographies of every major author and illustrator. Also included are essays on all genres of children's literature, individual works, prominent trends and themes, and the traditions of children's literature in many countries throughout the world.
An online reference e-book international in scope and spanning all time periods of human history, articles range from entries on inventors, theoreticians, and industry leaders to overarching essays on markets, industries, and labor with coverage ranging from accounting and advertising to zoning and zoos.
An online reference e-book that covers the significant events, inventions, and social movements in American history that have affected the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink. The articles treat regions, people, ingredients, companies, advertising, historical eras, holidays and festivals, and political, scientific, and economic currents pertinent to American cuisine.
An online reference e-book offering comprehensive, reliable, and accessible information about the fastest growing minority population in the United States. The Encyclopedia draws together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas from around the world by addressing such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history.
An online reference book covering the entire history of seafaring, from ancient Egyptian shipbuilders to the nuclear submarines and supertankers of today placing maritime affairs in their larger historical context.
An online reference book that comprehensively covers the role women have played throughout world history with over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies.
Online version of the Oxford English Dictionary.*
With over 12,000 quotations, Oxford Essential Quotations brings together the sayings of over 3,000 authors. This resource allows you to search over 600 subjects to find an apt quotation for any occasion.*
Oxford Music Online is the leading online resource for music research, offering the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd Edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd Edition (2001), as well as all subsequent updates .*
A resource for Houston parents to find local activities for the whole family.
This site offers the best of public media content and produced specifically for PreK-16 teachers. Parents and teachers have free access to over 14,000 high-quality resources.
Information about colleges, graduate school, financial aid, careers, private secondary schools, and much more.
Contains records of over 2,200 images. This collection highlights historical events and glances of day-to-day life in Houston from the 1860s to the 1960s.
Play Index covers classic and historical plays, along with the works of contemporary playwrights covering one-act plays, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues.*
Digital materials from collections covering the whole gamut of Texas history from prehistory to the present day. Along with all known Republic of Texas Era newspapers, you may discover anything from an ancestor's picture to a rare historical map.
Information on United States Presidents.
Digital images of over 200 papers from 55 countries around the world. The latest 45 days are available.*
Articles from children's magazines and pamphlets; designed for the elementary school student.*
Articles for professional educators and librarians.*
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks, many of which are downloadable. All books are in the public domain, that is, the copyright on these titles has expired.
Offers more than 10.5 million obituaries and death notices in full-image format from uninterrupted historical archives of top newspapers.*
Full-text coverage of topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.*
Job searching and interviewing tips with links to job listings for public sector jobs in major cities, including Houston.
PubMed Central (PMC) is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
Index of the most popular general-interest periodicals published between 1890 through 1982.*
Book lists and discussion guides for reading groups.
Disaster preparedness information from the Department of Homeland Security.
Recipes from around the world.
Fact checker for the Internet with links to free, credible websites.
Business database of U.S. businesses; also includes an international business database, a residential database, new movers database (residential) and new businesses database.*
Business database of U.S. businesses; also includes an international business database, a residential database, new movers database (residential) and new businesses database.
Referencia Latina is a Spanish-language database that offers content from a variety of sources including encyclopedias, magazines and prominent newspapers from 10 Latin American countries. Subjects include sports, careers, health, and entertainment.*
Articles from regional business publications.*
Links to local disaster preparedness agencies.
One-stop website to find, view, and comment on Federal regulations and other Federal actions.
This database provides extensive full-text coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.*
Includes the Encyclopedia of Religion which emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and the Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices which provides information on current religious practices around the world.*
Data-driven reviews in the categories of Business, Education, Finance, Home & Lifestyle, and Insurance.
The Rice University and Texas Medical Center Flood Alert System is an integrated system utilizing radar, rain gage information, bayou stage data, and hydrologic modeling for the purpose of issuing flood warnings and forecasts for the Rice University / TMC Complex.
An index to employment opportunities and job resources on the Internet.
Many sources and links for genealogical researchers.
In-depth drug information.
Pay scale for Federal jobs in 30 cities and rural areas.
This relocation tool compares the cost of living in hundreds of U.S. and international cities.
Detailed salary information for a wide range of jobs sorted by occupation and region, and additional career advice, news and resources.
This is a list of sources with historical and other background information on the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692.
Information about planning, saving and paying for college. Includes scholarship and financial aid info.
Finding the right way to pay for college just got easier with Sallie Mae's Education Investment Planner. This free online tool offers easy-to-follow guidance on paying for college based on your budget and financial goals.
Consumer Health Complete database of health information in Spanish.*
Repair manuals and wiring diagrams for consumer electronics devices including TVs and radios.*
The latest 45 days are available.*
Full-text, indexing, and abstracts to journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science.
Gateway to government science information provided by US Government science agencies, including research and development results.
Up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials.*
Find books in the HPL collection with selected articles and/or essays of criticism on Shakespeare's works.
Short Story Index is an essential resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre, or for those researching a body of work of a literary figure. It provides detailed indexing for hundreds of thousands of short stories and full text for nearly 5,000 stories.*
A searchable database of SIC codes.
Includes documents, newspaper collections, and books from the United States, Europe, and other parts of the world published in the antebellum.*
This is a digital collection of over 600 documents: personal narratives, pamphlets, political speeches, sermons, plays, songs, poetic and fictional works published between the 17th and late 19th centuries.*
Information and services offered by the SBA.
Small Business Reference Center provides a number of periodical articles, reference books, and 'how to' videos on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business.*
Small business management resources from periodical and reference works including business sample plans and legal forms.*
Small Engine Repair Reference Center contains small engine repair manuals with thousands of step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for hundreds of small engine machines including motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, lawn mowers, tractors, generators, and more.*
National Endowment for Financial Education, a non-profit organization offers resources on improving financial well-being.
Archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. It is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. *
Information in English and Spanish on benefits and regulations.
Something About the Author Online brings you thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and illustrators totaling more than 12,000 entries and nearly 17,000 images.*
News about local sports from Houston/Harris County Sports Authority.
Includes the Daily Price Records for stocks back to 1984 and mutual funds back to 1998. Also available is the S&P Register and market and company information.*
The most comprehensive information about lawyers licensed to practice in Texas.
Information for jurors and others about the Harris County System.
Find statistics on population, economic conditions, labor, health, education, natural resources, pollution, and many other topics from the world's most comprehensive database of statistical information. If fulltext is not available online, check with the Central Library's Reference Department for print availability.*
A search interface designed specifically for secondary school students that searches across all EBSCO databases owned by HPL.*
SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Offers links to resources for treatment as well as information for family and community members.
The Sunday Times has consistently provided thoughtful analysis and commentary on the week`s news and society at large. The Sunday Times Digital Archive covers from 1822, the start of the newspaper, to 2006.*
Provides students with support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.*
Texas state regulations by topic.
Searchable database of finding aids to archival materials in Texas, including those of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center.
Use this on-line application to apply for admission to any public college or university in Texas.
Gives insurance buying tips and offers both auto and homeowners insurance price comparisons.
Tips and information to prevent identity theft and steps to take if you have been a victim.
Sanborn maps are historical large scale plans of a city drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch. These maps are used to trace the history and development of cities and are also helpful in genealogical and historical research.*
The Texas Education Agency oversees elementary and secondary public education throughout the state.
Preparation manuals and study guides for the TExES, TExMaT and TASC.
Information about the Texas State budget. Includes link to the Texas Fact Book with helpful statistics and information about Texas and its government.
Official homepage of Texas state government.
Full text journals and books about Texas history, biography, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure.*
A listing of trade and vocational schools in Texas with information on their programs.
Prepay for college tuition at today's prices.
Public and private sector jobs listed with the Texas Workforce Commission. Education and training opportunities which lead to employment.
Referrals to local legal aid and public interest law offices, basic information about legal rights, court information, pro bono service providers, and links to social service agencies.
Online streaming video of plays and film documentaries.*
Thomas Register's free online supplier/finder index of manufacturers. Access requires registration.
Time zones and calendars, including a perpetual calendar.
As the “world’s newspaper of record,” The Times of London has covered all major international events from the French Revolution to the War in Iraq. The Times Digital Archive, 1785–2006 makes 221 years of this highly regarded resource available.*
Offers general tips and resources to use when buying insurance.
Dates and registration for the TOEFL.
This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in todays classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.*
The Voyages Database contains records of nearly 35,000 separate slaving voyages between 1514 and 1866, gleaned from original documents and historical publications located in archives, libraries, and other institutions throughout the world.
National employment service for employers and job seekers.
Online picture books, puzzles, games and quizzes for children.*
TweetMyJobs Houston! matches qualified job seekers with thriving Houston businesses. It is a service provided by the City of Houston's Office of Business Opportunity.
Source for social, demographic, and economic information.
Official U.S. government website providing accurate and useful information about immigration and citizenship benefits.
The official handbook of the Federal Government provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches and other official agencies.
Resource for parents and teachers with activities and lesson plans, promoting basic economic understanding.
Employment opportunities with the United States government.
Free searchable databases of patents and trademarks, as well as information on the patent process.
Detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative information on serials published throughout the world.*
Online edition of the United Way's Community Resource Directory.
Offers lessons in English and Spanish emphasizing basic skills such as reading, writing, math, English language competency and problem-solving.
The latest 45 days are available.*
The United States government's official web portal.
Network of volunteers working to create a center for genealogical research for every county in the United States.
Learn English with free tools for ESL students, including English language references, activities including tests and polls, and articles on English usage.
The Value Line Investment Survey is a weekly independent investment information service. (Remote access and in library use access provides the same content.)
The Value Line Investment Survey is a weekly independent investment information service.* (When you access Value Line you may receive a security warning message discouraging you from continuing. We have contacted Value Line and verified that it should be safe to proceed to the Value Line database website. Remote access and in library access provides the same content.)*
Learn a language with hundreds of free language-learning lessons, games, and activities. Languages included are Spanish, French, German, Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese as well as English for Spanish speakers and English for French speakers.
This collection provides full text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals.*
The financial newspaper of record-- offering in-depth coverage of national and international finance from 1984 to -current.*
The complete Wall Street Journal on microfilm available in a digital format. Starting date is January 2008. Use by selecting the title Wall Street Journal and the desired date.*
Full page view of the Wall Street Journal from 1889-1993.*
The latest 45 days are available.*
The complete Washington Post on microfilm, including obituaries, available in a digital format. Starting date is January 2008. Use by selecting the title Washington Post and the desired date.*
Gives graphic view of weather conditions.
Current and historical weather.
A periodic table of elements with description, history, uses, atomic structure, and additional detailed information for each element.
Microsoft Digital Learning Training materials covering computer basics and Microsoft Office provided by WeCAN (Wireless Empowerment Commmunity Access Network), a part of the Houston Public Library.
A City of Houston digital literacy program that provides free Internet access in selected communities with a focus on drop-out prevention/GED recovery and job/workforce readiness.
CPI and inflation rates with a cost of living calculator.
Links are provided for users who want direct access to individual state and territory information.
The official website for the White House. Includes biographies of the presidents and the first ladies.
Texas elected officials and the districts they represent.
WIC provides nutrition education and counseling for pregnant women, new mothers and young children and helps in accessing health care to low-income women, infants, and children.
wikiHow is a collaborative effort to build and share the world's largest, highest quality how-to manual.
Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. It includes information on obscure topics that cannot be found elsewhere. However, the information provided is not always the most authoritative. Use it and decide for yourself!
The Women’s Resource of Greater Houston builds financial literacy by teaching free personal finance classes. Their goal is to expand opportunities for women, girls, and families to become independent, productive, and financially stable.
From the National Center for Family Literacy, Wonderopolis is a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages.
Online translating dictionaries from English to French, Spanish, German, Italian and Russian with links to dictionaries of additional languages.
Employment opportunities with the State of Texas.
Offers a global look at history with full text content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East.*
Weekly updated online directory of foreign government officials published by the Central Intelligence Agency.
Includes all images and indexes for US censuses 1790-1940. Also contains over 1 billion newspaper articles, full text of modern U.S. newspaper obituaries, and enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records.
Catalog of library materials owned by libraries around the world. Includes ability to search for books in Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese (traditional and simplified).*
Up-to-the minute stock quotes and other financial news.
Nationwide local yellow pages.
Find a bilingual, multilingual or specialized dictionary from a list of over 600 dictionaries.
People and free public information search engine.