Research – by Alphabet

Use your valid Round Rock Public Library card to access these resources from anywhere. Please contact the library at 512-218-7003 or Ask A Librarian if you have any difficulties.

A


 
Provides African American family history research, including the 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
 
Designed for junior and high school students and teachers needing a single, consistent reference for American social history.
 
Designed for junior and high school students and teachers needing a single, consistent reference for American social history.
 
rrpl database Ancestry Library EditionLibrary Use Only
Instant access to one of the largest collections of genealogical databases online.
 
Search more than 30 years of Texas history with the Austin American-Statesman Collection. Coverage from 1989 through today with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles, and content only published online.
 
Search more than 100 years of Texas history with the Austin American-Statesman Collection. Coverage from 1871 through 1980. Articles display in PDF format.
 

B


 
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 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.

C


 
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.
 

logo_no_tag_tiny Consumer Reports OnlineLibrary use only – get password at the reference desk.
Provides reliable ratings and reviews for thousands of products from Consumer Reports. Reviews are easily searchable and updated regularly.

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.


E


 
This eBook collection contains over 110,000 electronic books.
 
Thousands of eBooks are available for browsing, searching, and virtual check-out.
 

F


 
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.
 
Texshare Database 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 your music or download up to 5 songs each week – yours to keep for your personal use.
 
Need help? Check out Freegal’s FAQs.

G


 
All databases from the vendor Gale that are available to RRPL patrons.
 
Gale Academic OneFile, provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources—including thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.
 
A reader’s advisory database that makes finding a great read much less challenging. With fun ways to browse, an intuitive design, read-alikes, reviews, award winners and themed book lists, and more this resource answers the age-old question, “What do I read next?”
 
Provides demographic data, market research and directory information on 17 million businesses and 147 million residents.
A comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more.
 
Provides an extensive collection of business intelligence, combining Gale reference content with respected business sources and full-text periodicals to help researchers understand today’s global business environment. Users can access more than 430,000 detailed company profiles with company financial data, in-depth country overviews, and comprehensive industry profiles.
 
A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit.
 
A collection of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources fully searchable across titles.
 
A collection of business encyclopedias and specialized reference sources fully searchable across titles.
 
A collection of health encyclopedias and specialized reference sources fully searchable across titles.
 
Gale General OneFile serves a wide audience of readers allowing researchers to find reference, newspaper, magazines, journals and audio content.
 
Access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.
 
Covers international figures from all time periods and areas of study.
 
Offers interdisciplinary content that reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Access news content including full-text newspapers and periodicals.
Access hundreds of thousands of topic overviews, primary sources, biographies, and critical essays on core subjects. Periodical coverage includes full-text newspaper, magazine, and journal articles from reputable sources like The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Science, and Smithsonian.
 
Access hundreds of thousands of topic overviews, primary sources, biographies, and critical essays on core subjects. Periodical coverage includes full-text newspaper, magazine, and journal articles from reputable sources like The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Science, and Smithsonian.
 
Over 300 topic pages provide content that is written explicitly for middle school students on a variety of topics, including government, U.S. and world history, geography, literature, science, and social issues.
 
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.
 
The wealth of content in Gale In Context: Science spans the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth and environmental science, health and medicine, and math and technology. Go beyond research projects and choose from over 350 experiments in 200 entries to assign during everyday instruction, enabling hands-on learning anywhere students have online access. Access more than 330 interactive simulations to supplement classroom labs and engage students, allowing them to run a simulation, change the variables, and run it again to compare results—all in an online environment. Understand and explore varied concepts, like homeostasis, circuits, radioactive decay, chemical equations, force, energy, and more.
 
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.
 
Provides access to a wealth of literary works and secondary-source materials covering world literature and authors throughout history. Including more than 132,000 full-text poems and 670,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.
 
Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.
 
Contains essays on writers and literary works.
 
Find in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers. Includes influences of literary movements.
 
Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and more. Includes 10,000+ on-demand video courses in multiple languages.

H


 
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.
 
Provides general interest and fitness magazines, medical, and professional periodicals, and reference books.
 
Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images.
 
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.
 
Historic Map Works is one of the most extensive digital map collections available, with millions of high-resolution, full color historic maps.
 
Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen-your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV.
 

L


 
An easy-to-use search tool with everything patrons and students need to find, apply for, and get hired into ideal positions. Delivers information on careers, skills and interest assessments to match individuals with ideal career paths. Has everything job seekers need to create professional and competitive resumes and cover letters, search for jobs that fit their needs, give professional interviews and more.
 
Online courses to study for job, citizenship, GED, SAT, GRE tests and more.
 
Articles and cover pages are fully indexed and advertisements are individually identified, ensuring researchers and readers can quickly and accurately locate the information they seek. The archive is valuable to researchers of 20th-Century current events, politics and culture, as well as those interested in the history of business, advertising, and popular culture.
 
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.

M


 
Round Rock Library card holders only Mango Languages
Learn a language by listening to and repeating material focused on practical situations and conversations.
 
Discover an interactive learning program for children ages three to six. Aligned with preschool and elementary standards.
 
Round Rock Library card holders only Morningstar Investment Research Center
A tool for financial information, portfolio analysis, and financial news.
 

N


 
Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.
 
Browse this cross-searchable platform for research insight from journalism’s most trusted name in exploration and discovery.
 
 
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.
 
Newspapers.com offers thousands of historical national, regional, and local newspapers. International coverage includes Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, and Northern Ireland.
 
Newsweek Archive is a key primary sources collection of Historical Periodicals spanning from the first issues and extends from the 20th century to the 21st century. Covering insights into contemporary issues and trends in history, news, international affairs, business, science, technology, arts, entertainment, travel and more.
 
Niche Academy provides brief tutorials for our most popular digital library resources.
 
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 only NoveList 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.

O


 
Provides Spanish-language eBooks that can be downloaded to the Odilo app. Many titles can also be read in your browser.
 
Round Rock Library card holders only O’Reilly for Public Libraries
Unlock 60K+ titles and 30K+ hours of video across multiple learning formats, including audiobooks, learning paths, case studies, and more. And get access to our early release books for an exclusive look at authors’ insights before anyone else.
 
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.
 

R


 
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.

S


 
Salem Careers explores the fields and occupations of science and other emerging fields.
 
Salem Health features medical information for non-specialists focusing on both traditional and alternative medicine.
 
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.
 
Salem Literature offers criticism, historical context, and plot synopses in one place.
 
Salem Science covers a broad spectrum of topics in the physical and life sciences.
 
texshare_logo_tiny Sanborn Maps – Texas
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.

T


 
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.
 
Published weekly by Time Inc., Time Magazine has focused on conveying to a broad audience both domestic and international news and analysis on a spectrum of subjects consisting of national and international current events, politics, sports, and entertainment. Capturing the relevant news for a given week, the magazine remains an important resource for researchers studying just about any aspect of 20th-Century history and life.
 

U


 
Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and more. Includes 10,000+ on-demand video courses in multiple languages.
 

W


 
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.
 
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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