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Academic Search Complete

A comprehensive resource of full-text academic journals, videos, reports and books on dozens of subjects ranging from anthropology, chemistry and culture to law, women studies and zoology. if you are NOT in the library. To get the name and password, call 361-387-3431 during library hours and have your library barcode number handy.

Business Continuity and Disaster

A full-text database that covers all aspects of business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), including risk evaluation, emergency preparedness and crisis communications. if you are NOT in the library. To get the name and password, call 361-387-3431 during library hours and have your library barcode number handy.

Business Source Complete

Premium business content, including research articles, SWOT analyses, company profiles, industry information and more, via a highly focused user interface created especially for the business searcher. if you are NOT in the library. To get the name and password, call 361-387-3431 during library hours and have your library barcode number handy.

Chilton Library from 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. if you are NOT in the library. To get the name and password, call 361-387-3431 during library hours and have your library barcode number handy.

 

Credo Reference

Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs. Gather background information on your topic from over one thousand full-text encyclopedias, subject handbooks, and current events resources, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos. if you are NOT in the library. To get the name and password, call 361-387-3431 during library hours and have your library barcode number handy.

Driving-Tests.org

 

Free, ad-free and registration free DMV practice tests for car, motorcycle and CDL. Good for the permit test, driver’s license test and the senior citizens’ refresher test.

Explora Elementary and Middle School (EBSCO)

 

A research database for elementary and middle school students, featuring encyclopedias, a dictionary, magazine articles, pictures, and more. if you are NOT in the library. To get the name and password, call 361-387-3431 during library hours and have your library barcode number handy.

Explora Public Libraries (EBSCO)

 

Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books, including primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. if you are NOT in the library. To get the name and password, call 361-387-3431 during library hours and have your library barcode number handy.

 

Flipster

 

Check out and read full-color eMagazines in your browser or open your mobile device.

 

GCF Learn Free.org

 

From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 90 tutorials, including more than 1,000 lessons, videos, and interactives, completly free. View one tutorial or complete an entire class --- LearnFree is open 24 hours a day and has been offering online education for more than 10 years. A program of the Goodwill Community Foundation® and Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC, Inc.®

 

HeritageQuest Online

 

HeritageQuest® Online combines digital, searchable images 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® with more than 4.4 billion records and coverage dating back to the 1700s. if you are NOT in the library. To get the name and password, call 361-387-3431 during library hours and have your library barcode number handy.

 

Hobbies and 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. if you are NOT in the library. To get the name and password, call 361-387-3431 during library hours and have your library barcode number handy.

 

Hoonuit

Software that empowers educators to make better decisions, optimize their institutional processes, and transform teaching and learning.

 

Khan Academy

More than 1800 video tutorials for math, science, history, finance, and test preparation. The content is presented in 10-20 minute chunks especially designed for viewing on the computer, as opposed to longer videos presenting a conventional lecture.

 

LearningExpress Library

A collection of interactive tutorials, practice tests, articles, flash cards and e-books patrons can use to improve academic skills in reading, writing, math and science as well as prepare for high-stakes exams. if you are NOT in the library. To get the name and password, call 361-387-3431 during library hours and have your library barcode number handy.

 

Nueces County Official Website

Information on county governmental departments, elected officials, Commissioners agendas and minutes, and much more.

 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

OVIC is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of todays hottest social issues. Topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, and audio files. if you are NOT in the library. To get the name and password, call 361-387-3431 during library hours and have your library barcode number handy.

 

OverDrive

Enjoy eBooks and eAudiobooks in your browser or in OverDrive's easy-to-use "Libby" mobile app. OverDrive eBooks can be donwloaded in Kindle format.

 

 

Sesame Street eBooks

More than 100 eBooks based on Sesame Street's early childhood curriculum, always available in your browser. Read eBooks, listen to eAudiobooks, read and play with interactive eBooks, or read and watch animated eBooks. All selections are always available!
Not in Library? Click on View Resource, then "Log in," and select "library card login."

Available on iTunes for iPad and Google playstore.

 

STAAR - TEA Student Assessment Division

Review released STAAR tests and information booklets, on this Texas Education Agency website.

TeachingBooks.net

TeachingBooks.net -- Bring to life childrens and YA books with video trailers, author interviews, discussion questions, and much more. Great for book clubs, choosing books, and homework help! if you are NOT in the library. To get the name and password, call 361-387-3431 during library hours and have your library barcode number handy.

 

Texas Education Agency Student Assessment Division

Released STAAR and TAKS tests, Exit Level tests, and End-of-Course Examinations - for use as practice tests; answer keys are included.

Texas Online

Quick access to Texas government services online.

 

Texas State Directory

Texas State Directory Press provides information on state, county and city officials and staff in Texas to connect users to Texas government through authoritative print handbooks and guides, online directory, and downloadable mail lists. Limited access available from any location; visit one of our branches for full access.

TexShare/Texas State Library Database

Databases available to Texas public library patrons through the Texas State Library & Archive Commission. A user name and password are required to use this database, if you are NOT in the library. To get the name and password, call 361-387-3431 during library hours and have your library barcode number handy.

 

 

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THEA - Texas Higher Education Assessment (formerly known as TASP)

Find registration information, a practice test, and more

 

 

 

 

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services

Visit the U.S. Government's Citizenship Resource Center.

 

USA.gov

Easy one-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources.

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World Book Discover

World Book Discover offers engaging reference resources for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties, with content and tools specifically developed for these students. Visit the Life Skills section for improving practical skills such as "Stepping into the Working World."

World Book Early World of Learning

Interactive stories, games and videos for preschool and early-elementary age children that reinforce literacy skills such as phonics, colors, shapes and numbers.

 

World Book Student

Fascinate student researchers with thousands of articles and multimedia aligned to curriculum. Contains numerous tools to engage users in 21st-century education and blended-learning practices. World Book Student features responsive design, daily current events, assessment tools for educators, and dedicated resource guides to provide blueprints for advanced learning and college and career readiness.

World Book Science Project for Kids

Visit "World Book Kids," then click on “Science Projects” at the bottom of the page.

 

World Book's World Newspaper Database

Link to up-to-date websites of newspapers from Texas and around the world! Visit "World Book Advanced" and click on "Research and Resources" then select "World Newspapers" to select any state or country you would like to virtually visit today.


 

World Book Timelines

Search more than 650 pre-generated timelines and 14,000 event in a highly interactive and customizable database.  Investigate the chronological significance of world events and the lives of notable historical figures.  Build, save, and share timeless for an authentic learning experience and integrate content easily from other World Book databases and outside sources.

 

 

 

WorldCat's free library catalog website

A database of library materials owned by libraries around the world, WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog.