Digital Research for Adults by Topic

Reference Databases listed by topic

 

New

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Newsbank: Access World News

NewsBank provides access to hundreds of newspapers in full text, including the San Angelo Times, San Antonio Express-News, and the Austin American-Stateman.

Important: While accessing Newsbank outside of a library building and when clicking a Newsbank link below, you will come to a screen asking for the library name.  Type TOMG and then select TomGreenCountyLibrary.

In the second box, enter your library card number (no spaces).  Finally click "Log in".

World News

Local Newspapers

Specialized sections

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Procitizen

ProCitizen provides the civics, vocabulary, plus reading and writing practice that new citizens need to succeed at the United States naturalization test.  Available in English and Spanish, ProCitizen includes over 100 instructional videos plus interactive drills and quizzes.

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Pronunciator

Pronunciator is the premiere language learning tool offering the ability to learn over 300 languages. 

Each language has more than 10,000 instructional phrases, high quality human translations, studio-recorded audio, and engaging text and audio chats. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands of pronunciation video clips.

Pronunciator also features the ability to learn American Sign Language.

Pronunciator also includes a mobile app, called Bluebird Languages, that can be used on the go with iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Download it from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. Then sign in with the login credentials for Pronunciator.

Before using the Bluebird Languages app, it is recommended that users register for Pronunciator with a web browser: https://learning.pronunciator.com/bb/?library_id=17904995.

 

 

Academic

Academic One File from Gale

Academic Onefile: Gale

Quickly access articles from a database of scholarly journals and other trusted periodicals. Best for academic research.

 

College: Gale in Context

Designed to spark critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation, Gale in Context: College allows the user to easily research and apply information.

This helpful tool provides news content from full-text sources including The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian, and more. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio clips including archival film clips, broadcast video, BBC News clips, NPR recordings, and more.

 

 

Auto & Engine Repair

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Chilton Library: Gale

ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners.  There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.

 

 

Books

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Biblioboard

A collection of eBooks from the eRead Texas Unlimited Collection, including popular nonfiction such as travel, nutrition and health, gardening, along with adult and young adult fiction.

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EBSCO eBooks

Full text for thousands of recently published fiction and nonfiction books on a variety of topics, such as business, economics, history, law, literature, psychology, religion, STEM subjects and more.

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Literature: Gale

Gale Literary Sources integrates full-text literary content with metadata and subject indexing and provides workflow tools to analyze information. You can research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across your library's Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.

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TeachingBooks For Libraries

Formerly called "Book Connections" this tool has resources of children's and young adult books from TeachingBooks, including exclusive Meet-the-Author movies and recordings, book trailers, and Reader's Advisory to help you choose the right book.

Available in the state of Texas.

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TeachingBooks For Schools

Bring to life children's and YA books with video trailers, author interviews, discussion questions, and much more. Great for book clubs, choosing books, and homework help.

 

 

Business

Business from Gale OneFile

 

Business: Gale OneFile

Understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through leading business and trade publications. Articles on accounting, marketing and management, and related fields. Updated daily.

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Small Business Reference Center

Supports small business owners and entrepreneurs with reference books including Nolo do-it-yourself guides as well as business videos, details on how to create business plans, and more.

 

 

Careers

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LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator

A collection of interactive tutorials, practice tests, articles, flash cards and eBooks patrons can use to improve academic skills in reading, writing, math and science as well as prepare for high-stakes exams. Includes Job and Career Accelerator.

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Learning Express

Guides job seekers through the most effective career selection and job search possible.  Also, prepares with job searching, interviewing and more.

 

 

Citizenship

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Procitizen

ProCitizen provides the civics, vocabulary, plus reading and writing practice that new citizens need to succeed at the United States naturalization test.  Available in English and Spanish, ProCitizen includes over 100 instructional videos plus interactive drills and quizzes.

 

 

Crafts

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

A collection of leading hobby and craft magazines with detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

 

 

Current Events

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Opposing Viewpoints: Gale in Context

Opposing Viewpoints covers contemporary social issues, from abortion to zero tolerance policies. It provides a broad variety of information including viewpoint essays, news and magazine articles, court-case overviews, and more.

 

 

Finance

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly.

 

 

Genealogy

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Ancestry

Access to over 8 billion names in over 4,000 genealogical databases.

Available in the library only.

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Family Search

Genealogical resource featuring family trees.

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HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest combines digital, searchable imagegs of U>S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. Powered by Ancestry.com with more than 4.4 billion records and coverage dating back to the 1700s. 

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Sanborn Maps

Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. The maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape. Come explore America's rich and diverse building history.

 

 

General

Gale in Context Biography

Biography: Gale in Context

Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.

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Explora for Public Libraries

An easy-to-search interface for public library patrons looking for magazine and newspaper articles, books and other reference materials on a variety of topics.

Gale General Onefile

General Onefile: Gale

Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.

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TexShare Databases

TexShare, an important digital resource for Texans, offers a comprehensive suite of information resources in multiple languages.

Access to TexShare is available outside of the library building, but a password is required. Email the library or call 325-655-7321 for access.

 

 

Grants

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Foundation Directory Online

Nonprofits and individuals seeking funding, scholarships, or fellowships can access the Foundation Directory to find and connect with funders.  Foundation Directory provides information on the finances, governance, and giving interests of the nation's largest grantmaking foundations.

To search for grants for an individual grant seeker, make sure to place a checkmark in the option "Include grants to individuals".
 

Available in the library only.

 

 

Health

Health and Medicine from Gale OneFile

 

Health And Medicine: Gale OneFile

This powerful tool provides access to medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books and pamphlets. The database is designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health researchers. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

 

 

Language

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Pronunciator

Pronunciator is the premiere language learning tool offering the ability to learn over 300 languages. 

Each language has more than 10,000 instructional phrases, high quality human translations, studio-recorded audio, and engaging text and audio chats. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands of pronunciation video clips.

Pronunciator also features the ability to learn American Sign Language.

Pronunciator also includes a mobile app, called Bluebird Languages, that can be used on the go with iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Download it from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. Then sign in with the login credentials for Pronunciator.

Before using the Bluebird Languages app, it is recommended that users register for Pronunciator with a web browser: https://learning.pronunciator.com/bb/?library_id=17904995.

 

 

Law

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Legal Forms: Gale

Provides a wide selection of state-specific legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others.

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Texas Law Help

Dedicated to providing free, reliable legal information to all Texans. Includes legal forms.

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Westlaw from Thomson Reuters

Premier legal research resource.

Available in the library only.

 

 

Newspaper

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Newsbank

NewsBank provides access to hundreds of newspapers in full text, including the San Angelo Times, San Antonio Express-News, and the Austin American-Stateman.

Important: While accessing Newsbank outside of a library building and when clicking a Newsbank link below, you will come to a screen asking for the library name.  Type TOMG and then select TomGreenCountyLibrary.

In the second box, enter your library card number (no spaces).  Finally click "Log in".

World News

Local Newspapers

Specialized sections

Standard Times Archive

San Angelo Standard-Times Archive

The San Angelo Standard-Times newspaper, archived on the Internet.

Years currently available online: 2014 through 2022.

The library plans to add more years to the online archive.  The library also has a far more complete archive on microfilm at the Stephens Central location.

Available in the library only. 

 

 

Science & Technology

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Linkedin Learning

Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Formerly Lynda.com.

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Science: Gale in Context

Science is an engaging resource that provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

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Udemy: Gale Presents

Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and more. Includes nearly 20,000 on-demand video courses across more than 75 different categories, in multiple languages.

 

 

Texas History

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Handbook of Texas

Your source for Texas history.

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The Portal to Texas

A gateway to rare, historical, and primary source materials from or about Texas.

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Sanborn Maps

Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. The maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape. Come explore America's rich and diverse building history.