Research – by Alphabet

Use your valid Round Rock Public Library card to access these resources from anywhere. Please contact the library at 512-218-7000 or Ask A Librarian if you have any difficulties.

TexShare Database logo 20th Century Poetry Collections
A comprehensive database of 20th century American and English poetry.

TexShare Database Academic Search Complete

A comprehensive database of academic peer articles with many full-text and peer reviewed.

TexShare Database Agricola 
AGRICOLA contains information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library.

TexShare Database Alt HealthWatch
Provides in-depth coverage for complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.

Round Rock Library card holders only American Decades
Designed for junior and high school students and teachers needing a single, consistent reference for American social history.

Round Rock Library card holders only American Decades: 2000-2009
Designed for junior and high school students and teachers needing a single, consistent reference for American social history.

rrpl database Ancestry Library Edition 
Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded until December 31, 2021 for library cardholders working remotely.

Instant access to one of the largest collections of genealogical databases online.

rrpl database Austin American Statesman
Search more than 25 years of Texas history with the Austin American-Statesman Collection. Coverage from 1990 through today with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles, and content only published online.

Round Rock Library card holders only Barron’s Online
Library use only — get password at reference desk.

Provides a wealth of information about companies, stocks, bonds, and markets.

Round Rock Library card holders only Bibliography of Native North Americans
Contains citations for books, essays, articles and government documents for all aspects of Native American life.

TexShare Database Book Review Digest Plus
Book reviews from a variety of sources. Many reviews are in-depth analyses. Essential for series readers.

Round Rock Library card holders only Brainfuse–HelpNow
Live tutors are available every day from 2 PM – 11 PM.

Brainfuse HelpNow provides online tutoring for students in grades K-12 and adult learners. Students communicate with live tutors using an interactive whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems. All live sessions are saved and can be replayed as well as shared with friends and teachers by email. Registration is not required to get live tutoring help, but it is recommended so that students can track their progress. Registration is required for certain modules like The Writing Lab and the SkillSurfer.

Available on Android and Apple devices. Use your Brainfuse login to sign into the app.

To create a Brainfuse account:

  1. Open Brainfuse–HelpNow in a browser.
  2. Click “Login”.
  3. Click “Sign up”.
  4. Create a user name and password.

Round Rock Library card holders only Brainfuse–JobNow
Job coaches are available every day from 2 PM – 11 PM.

Brainfuse JobNow provides live job coaching, resume assistance, interview prep, and career resources for job seekers.

Available on Android and Apple devices. Use your Brainfuse login to sign into the app.

To create a Brainfuse account:

  1. Open Brainfuse–JobNow in a browser.
  2. Click “Login”.
  3. Click “Sign up”.
  4. Create a user name and password.

TexShare Database Business Abstracts with Full Text
Access key publications, product evaluations, corporate profiles, surveys, and reports.

TexShare Database Business Source Complete
The most complete source for business journals covering marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics.

Round Rock Library card holders only Chilton Library
Offers auto repair manuals, technical service bulletins, wiring diagrams, and step-by-step instructions for repairing foreign and domestic cars. Use the ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams.

TexShare Database Computer Source 
Provides the latest information and current trends in technology from hundreds of publications.

TexShare Database Consumer Health Complete
Organizes results by source type so users can easily find the content they’re looking for. Source types include journals, magazines, reference books, encyclopedias, pamphlets, images and videos.

Round Rock Library card holders only Consumer Reports Magazine

  • Consumer Reports OnlineLibrary use only — get password at reference
    desk.
  • Consumer
    Reports Archive
    Access unbiased ratings and product reviews to help you make buying decisions. Full-text Consumer Reports articles are available
    from 1984 to present.

Round Rock Library card holders only Core Collections – Children
Core Collections are reliable guides to help with collection development and maintenance, general reference, and readers’ advisory needs. These guides assist librarians in building and maintaining well-rounded collections of the most highly recommended reference, non-fiction, and fiction books.

Round Rock Library card holders only Core Collections – Nonfiction
Core Collections are reliable guides to help with collection development and maintenance, general reference, and readers’ advisory needs. These guides assist librarians in building and maintaining well-rounded collections of the most highly recommended reference, non-fiction, and fiction books.

TexShare Database Credo Reference | Video Tutorials
Online collection of general and subject-specific reference works on all major topic areas.

TexShare Database eBook Central – Proquest
This eBook collection contains over 110,000 electronic books.

TexShare Database eBooks – EBSCO
Nearly 2,000 eBooks are available for browsing, searching, and virtual check-out.

TexShare DatabaseRound Rock Library card holders only EBSCO all Databases
All databases from the vendor EBSCO that are available to RRPL patrons.

TexShare Database ERIC
Features materials from the Education and Resources in Education Index for teachers, students, administrators, and researchers interested in the education field.

TexShare Database EBSCO Bases de Datos (en Español)
Base de datos sobre muchos temas – incluye texto completo. Los articulos están traducidos por un programa de la computadora del inglés.

TexShare Database Essay and General Literature Index
Features essays, anthologies, and essay collections published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada since 1985.

TexShare Database Round Rock Library card holders only Explora for Public Libraries
Explora for Public Libraries searches across 20 databases and provides topic overviews for general research. Sources include magazine and newspaper articles, eBooks, encyclopedia entries, and images.

TexShare DatabaseRound Rock Library card holders only Explora for Elementary Schools
Explora for elementary students searches across databases and provides topic overviews for general research. Sources include magazine and newspaper articles, eBooks, encyclopedia entries, and images.

TexShare DatabaseRound Rock Library card holders only Explora for High Schools
Explora for high school students searches across databases and provides topic overviews for general research. Sources include magazine and newspaper articles, eBooks, encyclopedia entries, and images.

logo_no_tag_tiny Flipster 
Flipster allows unlimited, simultaneous use of popular digital magazines. Log into Flipster with your library card
number and pin. Then, read the content anywhere using the Flipster app or a web browser.

Available for Apple, Kindle, and Android.

Round Rock Library card holders only Fold3
In partnership with the National Archives, Fold3 contains many historic documents for genealogists, history buffs, researchers, and military historians.

Round Rock Library card holders only Freegal
Freegal Music is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and PIN. Freegal Music offers access to over 16 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000+ labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. Stream up to 3 hours of music daily and download up to 5 songs each week – yours to keep for your personal use.

Need help? Check out Freegal’s FAQs.

TexShare Database Fuente Academica (en Español)
Provides full text for scholarly publications covering areas of academic study.

TexShare Database Funk and Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia
Coverage across a broad spectrum of topics.

TexShare Database Gale – all Gale databases
All databases from the vendor Gale that are available to RRPL patrons.

Round Rock Library card holders only Gale Business – Demographics Now | Video Tutorials |
Provides demographic data, market research and directory information on 17 million businesses and 147 million residents.

Round Rock Library card holders only Gale Business – Plan Builder
A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit.

TexShare Database Gale Legal Forms
Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate, and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Round Rock Library card holders only Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources fully searchable across titles.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyGale Virtual Reference Library – Business
A collection of business encyclopedias and specialized reference sources fully searchable across titles.

Round Rock Library card holders only Gale Virtual Reference Library – Health
A collection of health encyclopedias and specialized reference sources fully searchable across titles.

Round Rock Library card holders only Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia
Covers the characteristics, distribution, habitat, behavior, diet, reproductive biology, and conservation status for the entire animal kingdom.

Round Rock Library card holders only Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution
Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Contains comprehensive coverage and recent discoveries.

Available to all web users Handbook of Texas
Multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. It comprises more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topic categories.

TexShare Database Health Reference Center – Academic
Provides general interest and fitness magazines, medical, and professional periodicals, and reference books.

TexShare Database Health Source : Consumer Edition
Authoritative information on health-related matters. Features hundreds of popular health, nutrition, and professional health care publications.

TexShare Database Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, with emphasis on nursing and allied health.

TexShare Database HeritageQuest Online
Access more than 7.5 million pages of genealogical resources including the complete U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1940, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), the Revolutionary War Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrant Applications, and the Freedman’s Bank Records.

Round Rock Library card holders only Historic Map Works Library Edition
Historic Map Works is one of the most extensive digital map collections available, with millions of high-resolution, full color historic maps.

Texshare database Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
Presents comprehensive full-text content for many popular hobbies, crafts, and recreational activities.

Texshare database Home Improvement Reference Center
Designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects.

Texshare database Humanities Full Text
A comprehensive database featuring the humanities including art, classics, dance, film, and religion.

Texshare database Investor’s Business Daily
Daily stock market and business news, quotes, mutual fund performance, and market analysis.

TexShare Database Information Science and Technology Abstracts
Covering information management, search, electronic publishing, and the information industry.

Round Rock Library card holders only Learning Express Library
Online courses to study for job, citizenship, GED, SAT, GRE tests and more.

TexShare Database Legal Collection
Contains scholarly law articles on current issues and trends in the legal world. Find articles on criminal justice, medical, labor, and human resource law, and more.

Round Rock Library card holders only Legal Information Reference Center
Provides hundreds of do-it-yourself NOLO legal eBooks and thousands of law forms. Find state-specific forms too. This database focuses on family law, financial planning, property and real estate, small business law, and rights and disputes.

Round Rock Library card holders only LinkedIn Learning

Formerly known as Lynda.com

LinkedIn Learning hosts constantly growing library of thousands of courses to help you pursue personal and professional goals. LinkedIn Learning covers topics for business, web development, web design, photography, education, 3D + animation, and audio + music as well as software like Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications.

You will need to log in through the library’s LinkedIn Learning site using your library card number and PIN.

Round Rock Library card holders only Mango Languages
Learn a language by listening to and repeating material focused on practical situations and conversations.

TexShare Database MAS Complete
For high school students seeking popular magazines, biographies and primary sources.

TexShare Database MasterFILE Complete
Offers full text for thousands of periodicals dating back to 1975 and covering virtually every subject area.

TexShare Database MedicLatina
MedicLatina es una colección en investigación médica y publicaciones de investigación de prestigiosas editoriales de América Latina y España.

TexShare Database MedLINE
Access the National Library of Medicine’s MedLINE files. Covers nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the health care system.

TexShare Database Middle Search Plus
Designed especially for middle school students, this database contains full text articles, an image collection, essays, pamphlets, and primary sources.

TexShare Database Military and Government Collection
Find current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyMorningstar Investment Research Center
A tool for financial information, portfolio analysis, and financial news.

Round Rock Library card holders only
Natural and Alternative Treatments
Articles on evidenced-based information for herbs, supplements, functional foods, and alternatives therapies.

TexShare DatabaseNew England Historic & Genealogical Society Free Databases

Round Rock Library card holders onlyNewsBank
NewsBank’s America’s News offers the full-text of over 2,000 newspapers and online news sources from the United States and select international locations.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyNewspapers.com
Newspapers.com offers thousands of historical national, regional, and local newspapers. International coverage includes Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, and Northern Ireland.

TexShare DatabaseNewspaper Source Plus
Contains full text for over 200 regional and national U.S. and international newspapers, newswires, newspaper columns and TV and radio news transcripts.

texshare_logo_tiny The New York Times
Access full-text articles from 1985 to present.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyNiche Academy
Niche Academy provides brief tutorials for our most popular digital library resources.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyNoveList
NoveList will help you find your next read. Includes reading lists, similar book and similar author suggestions, book discussion guides, and much more.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyNoveList Plus K-8
NoveList K-8 Plus will help you find your next read for children and teens. Find book talks, curricular connections, and recommended lists here.

Round Rock Library card holders only Odiloen Español | Tutorials
Provides Spanish-language eBooks that can be downloaded to the Odilo app. Many titles can also be read in your browser.

TexShare Database Opposing Points of View in Context
Opposing Viewpoints In Context covers today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana and is a rich resource for debaters and includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more.

Round Rock Library card holders only OverDrive
Download popular eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages to your computer or device. Training and videos are available.

TexShare Database Play Index
Find one-act plays, radio and television plays, and monologues from 1949-present.

TexShare Database Primary Search
Designed for elementary school students, contains popular school magazines, images, and encyclopedic entries.

TexShare Database Professional Development Collection
A comprehensive specialized collection containing peer-reviewed education journals and educational reports for professional educators.

TexShare DatabasePsychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Covers a range of emotional and behavioral topics, mental processes, and observational and experimental methods.

Round Rock Library card holders only Reference Solutions
Formerly known as ReferenceUSA

Access millions of U.S. residential and business phone numbers and addresses. Conduct market and competitor research as well as business analysis by industry or geography.

TexShare Database Regional Business News
Coverage for regional business publications—business journals, newspapers, and newswires from all areas within the U. S.

TexShare Database Religion and Philosophy Collection
Topics include world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Round Rock Library card holders only Salem Careers
Salem Careers explores the fields and occupations of science and other emerging fields.

Round Rock Library card holders only Salem Health
Salem Health features medical information for non-specialists focusing on both traditional and alternative medicine.

Round Rock Library card holders only Salem History
Salem History is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets across a broad spectrum of topics as well as eras.

Round Rock Library card holders only Salem Literature
Salem Literature offers criticism, historical context, and plot synopses in one place.

Round Rock Library card holders only Salem Science
Salem Science covers a broad spectrum of topics in the physical and life sciences.

TexShare Database Salud Para Todos – en Español
Salud para todos proporciona la información con texto completo (en español) para los asuntos múltiples relacionados con la medicina y la salud.

TexShare Database Science and Technology Collection
Find full-text journals covering aspects of the scientific and technical community.

TexShare Database Short Story Index
Essential resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre.

TexShare Database Small Business Reference Center
Covers common business types, business plans, and operations. Videos help foster success in managing a business.

TexShare Database Small Engine Reference Resource Center
Contains the full set of Clymer small engine repair manuals to help repair motorcycles, ATVs, water craft, lawn mowers, tractors, and more.

TexShare Database Sustainability Reference Center
Provides full text for industry-leading journals, magazines, books, trade publications and other valuable resources. It addition, it includes expert analyses, benchmarks and best practices in sustainability initiative management selected from worldwide sources.

TexShare Database Sustainability Reference Center
Provides full text for industry-leading journals, magazines, books, trade publications and other valuable resources. It addition, it includes expert analyses, benchmarks and best practices in sustainability initiative management selected from worldwide sources.

TexShare Database Teachingbooks.net
An easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children’s and young adult books. Includes thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.

TexShare Database Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
These digitized maps provide detailed property and land-use records that depict the development of Texas towns and cities throughout the past one hundred plus years.

TexShare Database Texas Reference Center
Contains Texas magazines and journals in the fields of business, law, education, health, agriculture, natural resources, history, and many more.

TexShare Database Topic Search
Explore social, political, and economic current events and issues as well as controversial opinions and viewpoints.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyTumble eBooks for Kids
TumbleBooks are animated talking picture books which you can read, or have read to you.

TexShare Database Vocational and Career Collection Coverage for trade and industry periodicals, including hotel management, restaurants, machine shops, and advertising agencies.

freely available web site What’s Next?: Books In Series™ Database of Kent District Library
Need to know the next book in the series? This database developed by the Kent District Library will help you find the book you need.

freely available web site Women In Texas History
Explore topics in Texas women’s history. The site features a history timeline that stretches from the Paleoindian Period to the year 2000; links to major research websites, archives, and institutions; biographies and bibliographies; and sample lesson plans.

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