COVID 19, or the Coronavirus

In accordance with the Stay Home, Work Safe order issued by Harris County, the City of Baytown has closed all City facilities to the public until April 3rd.  Following CDC guidelines, we have canceled all City events, programming, and City venue rentals for 8 weeks.  Some  City services will continue to run, but in a modified format through digital or other distance means. We would like you to know that the City is in daily contact with State and County Health and Emergency Management Officials. We continue to address the situation in cooperation with all of our partners in government and industry. While you’re likely to see various reactions to the situation, we ask that you remain calm.  We will continue to keep you updated here and via our social media channels

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Students (K-12)

Featured-Databases-Explora-High-School   Featured-Databases-science-in-context 

book-review   Brings together book reviews on subjects such as art, biography, business, education, general interest, history, and more with coverage back to 1983. 
  General reference resource for researchers at any level. Addressing over 100 topics, the Complete Core Collection includes articles from over 1,100 titles as well as thousands of short reference videos and high-resolution art images.
explora-elementary    First stop for elementary school students just beginning to do research.
explora-high-school   First stop for high school students, this database delivers results including articles, essays, primary source documents and videos.
funk-and-wagnalls   Contains easy-to-read entries written specifically for elementary and middle school students

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


Find information on community and state issues, business, cultural events, government, politics and more from over 70 Houston area news sources including newspapers, blogs and web-only content. 

literary-reference-center   Provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
mas-ultra   For high school libraries, this contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines.
middle-search   For junior high students, this database contains full-text magazine articles, biographies, primary sources, and historical essays.
newspaper-source   Provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, as well as full-text television & radio news transcripts.
opposing viewpoints
  Covers today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. Supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions. Includes a category for the National Debate Topic.
primary-search   For elementary school students, this database has articles from popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia articles and lots of pictures.
SciTech-Collection   Covers key STEM areas and carefully curated STEM related ebooks.
science-in-context   Includes contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics contained in full-text magazines and more.
teaching-books    Provides multimedia content to complement children's and young adult books in an easy-to-use online resource. Content in English and Spanish. If you receive an error message, select "Continue to this website."
topicsearch   Allows students to explore current events including social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in classrooms.
twentieth-century-poetry   Includes the full-text of American & British Poetry from the 20th Century.