* These resources require a Houston Public Library Card for access from your home or office.
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.*
Locate books appropriate to a student's reading level. Check with your student's teacher or school for specific details and approved AR lists.
American Decades covers the events, people and social trends that have had impact on contemporary history. Covers the decades from 1900-2009.
Find out about historic events and birthdates that occurred on a selected day.
Get live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance, and more. Live help is available Monday - Sunday, 2pm-11pm.*
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.*
Information on countries around the world.
Provides an interactive tool to help create reference citations for research papers. Includes various print and electronic resources.
An online collaborative learning environment for students and educations; offers study guides for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and assistance in curriculum development.
Major documents of the United States from 1776 to the present.
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.*
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.*
Automatic bibliography and citation maker.
The Encyclopedia of Life brings together information about all life on earth - text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more.
Find audio files in a variety of formats for animals, musical instruments, and miscellaneous sound effects.
Provides access to periodical and news information on a diverse set of topics.*
Offers handouts and exercises on grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.
Khan Academy has over 3,300 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice.
A search interface with a child-friendly, graphically-rich design that automatically searches across all applicable EBSCO databases simultaneously.*
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.
Articles from general interest and current events magazines appropriate for school assignments.*
Online English language dictionary and thesaurus. Also includes a medical dictionary and a Spanish-English dictionary.
Articles covering general topics appropriate for middle school students.*
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.
Online resource for helping teachers, school media specialists and kids find that next great fiction or nonfiction book to read. Includes Lexile scores.*
Convert just about anything to anything else.
Online version of the Oxford English Dictionary.*
Articles from children's magazines and pamphlets; designed for the elementary school student.*
Recipes from around the world.
Fact checker for the Internet with links to free, credible websites.
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.*
A search interface designed specifically for secondary school students that searches across all EBSCO databases owned by HPL.*
Provides students with support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.*
Online picture books, puzzles, games and quizzes for children.*
A periodic table of elements with description, history, uses, atomic structure, and additional detailed information for each element.
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.
For more information, search in the databases listed under Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications.