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Database Name
Database Description
Academic Search CompleteThis first stop for college students across many disciplines includes scholarly journal articles on a wide array of topics.
African American Heritage
Essential records for African Americans, including census, marriage and cohabitation, military draft and service, registers of slaves and free(d) people of color, the Freedman's Bank, and more.
Alt Health WatchFocuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
Ancestry  (In Library Only)
Learn about your family history through historical records, family trees, and DNA testing with AncestryDNA®.
Baytown Oral Histories on the Portal to Texas HistoryOral histories from Lee College including the Baytown World War II Collection, the Baytown Veteran’s Oral History Collection, and the Oral Histories of the Citizens of Baytown. 
The Baytown Sun Full Text ArticlesFull-text from articles in the Baytown Sun from 2001 through the present.
Full-text scans of The Baytown Sun, Tri-Cities Sun, and Daily Sun on the Portal to Texas History.
Book Review Digest PlusBrings together book reviews on subjects such as art, biography, business, education, general interest, history, and more with coverage back to 1983.
Business Abstracts with Full TextAbstracts and full-text articles from hundreds of key publications as well as access to product evaluations, interviews, and statistical rankings.
Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Reference CenterCovers all aspects of business continuity and disaster recovery including risk evaluation, emergency preparedness and communications. 
Business Source CompleteIncludes articles from journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, and economics.
Business Insights: Global
Detailed company and industry profiles including reports, histories and essays from Gale's business collection, plus case studies, journals, and business news for research coverage of global economies.
Chilton LibraryIncludes repair procedures and diagrams for cars and trucks.
Computer SourceProvides users with the latest information and current trends in high technology, including artificial intelligence, information systems, and much more.
Consumer Health CompleteProvides articles on a wide variety of health and wellness topics.
ERIC Education Resources Information CenterOffers full-text educational literature and resources, featuring journals in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.
Explora for Elementary SchoolFirst stop for elementary school students just beginning to do research
Explora for High SchoolFirst stop for high school students, this database delivers results including articles, essays, primary source documents and videos.
Explora for Public LibrariesDelivers results ranging from articles, essays, and more selected for general public appeal. Easy-to-browse categories are organized by topic.
Fold3 Library Edition
Access military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
Funk & Wagnalls New EncyclopediaContains easy-to-read entries written specifically for elementary and middle school students.
Gale Academic OneFile
Articles from thousands of titles to support academic research. Designed for college students.
Gale Books and Authors
Starting point for book suggestions. Includes hundreds of awards lists and thousands of book summaries.
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship
Information and advice for entrepreneurs on how to start, fund and manage a business.
Gale General OneFile
Browse by topic or search for full-text articles from over 8,000 titles. Designed for general public.
Gale Health and Wellness
Information on 360 health-related topics, from diseases and treatments to community health.
Gale in Context: Biography
Biographical information on over 5,000 people ranging from singers and world leaders through scientists and writers.
Gale in Context: College
Designed with college students in mind. Browse or search over 1,000 topics ranging from history and sports through geography and world cultures.
Gale in Context: Elementary
Designed for elementary students. Easy topic search for beginning research.
Gale in Context: Environmental Studies
Browse over 400 issues about the environment, from systems and energy to states.
Gale in Context: High School
Designed for high school students. Articles on over 1,000 topics.
Gale in Context: Middle School
Designed for middle school students. Articles on over 600 topics.
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Covers social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana with informed, differing views to help learners develop critical-thinking skills.
Gale in Context: Science
Information on over 600 science topics. Designed for students.
Gale Interactive: Science
Uses interactive 3D models to deliver a virtual laboratory simulation experience for students in middle and high school.
Gale Literature Resource Center
Literary criticism, author biographies, and more.
Gale Literature: LitFinder
Access literary works and authors throughout history, including more than 130,000 full-text poems and 650,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.
Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series
Literary criticism, mostly for American and British authors.
Gale Literature: Twayne's Author Series
Literary criticism from 860 books.
Gale OneFile: Agriculture
Full-text from over 650 sources about agriculture.
Gale OneFile: Business
Articles from over 2,000 magazines and journals relating to business.
Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media
Articles from over 500 full-text sources about communications.
Gale OneFile: Computer Science
Articles from over 900 full-text sources on computer science.
Gale OneFile: Contemporary Women's Issues
Articles from over 2,000 full-text sources about contemporary women's issues.
Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice
Articles from over 350 full-text sources on criminal justice.
Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts
Articles from over 300 full-text sources on cooking and culinary arts.
Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies
Articles from nearly 300 full-text sources about diversity.
Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory
Full-text from over 1,100 sources about economics.
Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete
Over 800 full-text titles to support education professionals.
Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship
Information and advice for entrepreneurs on how to start, fund and manage a business.
Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies and Policy
Articles from nearly 450 full-text sources about environment and policy.
Gale OneFile: Fine Arts
Full-text articles from over 400 titles about drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture
Full-text articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies.
Gale OneFile: Gender Studies
Full-text scholarly journals and magazines covering gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.
Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine
Full-text resource on a wide range of topics designed for students and health care professionals.
Gale OneFile: High School Edition
Designed middle- and high-school students, providing access to age-appropriate, authoritative digital content for classroom assignments.
Gale OneFile: Home Improvement
Search home improvement topics like architectural techniques, tool and material selection and more.
Gale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism
Includes coverage of the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries.
Gale OneFile: Information Science
Contains articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology.
Gale OneFile: Insurance and Liability
Information about physical and intellectual asset protection, from individuals to multinational corporations.
Gale OneFile: Leadership and Management
Full-text articles covering topics like organizational dynamics, adult learning, and more.
Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence
Articles from journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of past and present military affairs.
Gale OneFile: News
Access major U.S. and international newspapers online to search articles instantly.
Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health
Research full-text titles to support specialized care, treatment, and patient management.
Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
 Articles from journals and magazines covering physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine.
Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies
Articles from scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture.
Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines
Access the most searched magazines across Gale OneFile focusing on current events, sports, science, and health issues.
Gale OneFile: Psychology
Authoritative full-text periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology.
Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosphy
Research the impact of religion on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language.
Gale OneFile: Science
Access information on the latest developments across a range of scientific disciplines.
Gale OneFile: U.S. History
Search balanced coverage of events in U.S. history. Best for novice historians and academic researchers.
Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers
Research a vocation, find an appropriate institution of learning, and get assistance on job searches and maintaining a career.
Gale OneFile: War and Terrorism
Gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale.
Gale OneFile: World History
Access balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.
Gale Power Search
Advanced one-step search across almost all Gale databases.
Gale Presents: Udemy
Over 14,000 courses for ages 13+. Topics include business, tech, personal development and much more.
GCF LearnFree.orgFree online tutorials to learn computers, math, work skills and more.
Health Source Consumer EditionProvides 80 full-text, consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, and many others.
Health Source Nursing & Academic EditionProvides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames.
HeritageQuestAmerican genealogical sources including primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids - including the U.S. Federal Censuses.
Historical Newspapers - Austin American-Statesman
Full-text articles from The Austin American-Statesman from 1871-1980.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference CenterOffers "how-to" instructions for virtually every hobby enthusiast with full text for more than 1,500 leading hobby books and craft magazines.
Home Improvement Reference CenterProvides user-friendly “how-to” information covering a range of home improvement and repair projects. Includes text and videos.
Houston Chronicle Newspaper

Full-text from articles in the Houston Chronicle from 1985 through the present.

Houston Metropolitan News

Information on community and state issues, business, cultural events, government, politics and more from over 70 Houston area news sources. 

Humanities Full TextIncludes feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama and poetry in all fields of the humanities.
Job & Career Accelerator 5.0Helps job seekers face the task of searching for a new job or advancing a career.
Learning ExpressTest preparation and skill-building around K-12, GED, graduate school, and careers.
Legal CollectionContains full-text for more than 300 scholarly law journals. Look here for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.
Gale Legal FormsProvides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) do-it-yourself legal forms across the most popular legal areas. 
Legal Information Reference CenterOffers everyday users necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions. Full-text legal reference books from Nolo.
Literary Reference CenterProvides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
MAS Ultra School EditionFor high school libraries, contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines.
MasterFILE CompleteFor public libraries, contains full text from nearly 1,700 general magazines on a wide range of subjects.
Medline U.S. National Library of MedicineProvides authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and more. 
Middle Search PlusFor junior high students, this database contains full-text magazine articles, biographies, primary sources, and historical essays.
Military & Government CollectionOffers current news and journal articles pertaining to all branches of the military and government.
National Geographic Kids
Explore adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.
Natural & Alternative TreatmentsUpdated weekly, these articles are based on double-blind, placebo-controlled studies and other forms of meaningful scientific evidence.
Newspaper SourceProvides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, as well as full-text television & radio news transcripts.
Primary SearchFor elementary school students, this database has articles from popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia articles and lots of pictures.
Professional Development CollectionProvides a highly specialized collection of electronic information especially for professional educators, professional librarians and education researcher
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences CollectionScholarly journal articles dealing with psychology and related behavioral sciences.
Regional Business NewsProvides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canada.
Religion & Philosophy CollectionCovers topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, and philosophy of all types.
Science & Technology CollectionContains more than 820 leading full- text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community.
Science in ContextIncludes contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics contained in full-text magazines and more.
SciTech CollectionCovers key STEM areas and carefully curated STEM related ebooks.
Small Business Reference CenterContains more than 450 full-text reference books and 400 full-text periodicals that provide “how-to” instructions to address small business topics.
Small Engine Repair Reference CenterProvides repair guides for small engines and routine maintenance as well as extensive repairs.
Sustainability Reference CenterThis collection offers full-text coverage of content relevant to many integral areas of sustainability initiative management. 
TeachingBooks.netContent to complement children’s and teen books. Content in English and Spanish. If you receive an error message, select "Continue to this website."
Sanborn Maps 1867-1970Delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in more than 12,000 U.S. towns and cities from 1867 to 1970.
Texas Drivers License ExamCan’t wait to get your Texas driver’s license?  Start here to practice for testing in cars, motorcycles, and the CDL.
Texas Historical NewspapersExplore America’s past via Texas newspapers, with coverage dating back into the early 1800s! Access provided by Friends of the Library.
Texas Reference CenterFor school and public libraries, contains 30 full text periodicals, 100 full text reference books, several Texas newspapers, and more.
TOPIC SearchAllows students to explore current events including social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics.
20th Century American PoetryIncludes the full-text of American Poetry from the 20th Century.
20th Century English Poetry
Includes the full-text of British Poetry from the 20th Century.
Vocational & Career CollectionProvides full-text coverage for more than 340 trade and industry related periodicals across a wide variety of fields.


Abstracts and Indexes

 

Database NameDatabase Description
AGRICOLAContains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library. This database contains more than 4.8 million citations.
Baytown Sun Index OnlyIndexes articles of local history significance as well as obituaries from 1932 through 2017.
Bibliography of Native North AmericansCovers citations for all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. Coverage ranges from the sixteenth century to the present.
Educational Administration AbstractsIncludes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration.
Essay & General Literature IndexCites records in collections of essays and works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada dating back to 1985 for humanities and social sciences.
Family Studies AbstractsIncludes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies.
Humble Bee & Baytown BriefsBaytown Briefs includes local news about Humble Oil, Exxon USA and ExxonMobil. Humble Bee highlights employees of Humble Oil. The library has miscellaneous issues from 1921 to 1997.
Library, Information Science & TechnologyAbstracts covering the field of information.
Play IndexProvides references to over 31,000 classic and historical plays dating from 1949.
Race Relations AbstractsFocuses on bibliographic records relating specifically to the relationship between races.
Serials DirectoryProvides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials.
Short Story Index Contains information on short stories by author or genre, and provides detailed indexing for short stories from more than 4,200 collections and anthologies.


Databases in Spanish

Database NameDatabase Description
E-Libro Premium ebraryScholarly ebooks and articles in Spanish, 95% from Latin America and Spain.
Fuente Academica PremierComprises scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. All major subject areas are covered.
Gale OneFile: Informe Académico
Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines from and about Latin America.
GCF Aprende LibreCursos gratis en linea sobre tecnología, ingles,matemáticas, y vida diaria.
MedicLatinaIncludes medical research and investigatory journals in Spanish from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. 
Referencia LatinaArticles in Spanish from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines and health reports.
Salud in EspanolProvides comprehensive evidence-based reports and fact sheets in Spanish on all aspects of consumer health and wellness.