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These subscription databases can be used remotely with an active Round Rock Public Library Card. Members of the public without library cards are welcome to use these resources on the public computers inside the library.

Select a category to find useful resources for each topic that are organized by sections.

  • Research section resources require a valid Round Rock Public Library card to access.
  • Information section resources are useful free web resources.
  • Community section resources are found locally in the Round Rock area.
Please contact the library at 512-218-7000 or Ask A Librarian if you have any difficulties.

Also, we provide brief tutorials for our most popular digital library resources through Niche Academy.

 

Articles and Journals

texshare_logo_tiny Academic Search Complete
A comprehensive database of academic peer articles with many full-text and peer reviewed.

texshare_logo_tiny MasterFILE Complete
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps and flags.

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Religion & 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.

Directory of Open Access Journals
Launched in 2003, The Directory of Open Access Journals features open access journals and articles covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.

Open Access Pub
Open Access Pub initiated with an aim of promoting the progress and upholding the cause of Science and Technology using the concept of Open Access with the best system ever available along with retaining its “Quality”-the main element.

PQDT Open (Open Access Dissertations and Theses)
Search a collection of open access dissertations and theses by title, author, institution, and keyword.

Arts and Humanities

logo_no_tag_tiny Freegal 
Freegal is a downloadable music service which provides access to the catalog of Sony Music Entertainment artists. Library cardholders can download five songs a week. Freegal works with any MP3 device, including iPods.

Need help? Check out Freegal’s help files.

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

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

General Information

Artcyclopedia
A comprehensive index of artists represented at museums, archives, and other online resources.Internet Broadway Database Provides a comprehensive database of shows produced on Broadway, including all “title page” information about each production. Includes the number of performances, extensive credit information, theaters, characters, and more.

Art Images

ArtSource
ArtSource contains online Art and Architecture resources, including libraries, artist’s projects, image collections, new media, art journals, electronic exhibitions, museum information, art organizations, ceramics, and more.Getty Publications Virtual Library Features a wide variety of books covering the fields of art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation, and the humanities for both the general public and specialists.

National Gallery of Art Online Editions
Presents the most current, in-depth information on the Gallery’s collections by the world’s leading art historians along with rich capabilities for exploring that information. Each section contains annotated images, artists’ biographies, and related glossaries.

Graphis Archives
Graphis promotes the work of exceptional talent in Graphic Design, Advertising, Photography and Art/Illustration. The archives display the last five years of photography, advertising, design, and poster annuals.

LACMA Collections
LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes nearly 130,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present, encompassing the geographic world and nearly the entire history of art. Among the museum’s strengths are its holdings of Asian art, Latin American art, ranging from pre-Columbian masterpieces to works by leading modern and contemporary artists; and Islamic art.

National Gallery of Art
Features over 45,000 high-resolution images available free of charge for download and use.

Writing Groups

Writer’s League of Texas
A forum for information, support, and sharing among writers to help writers improve their craft, market their skills and promote the interests of writers and the writing community at large.

Local Art

ArtSpace — 512-218-7099
ArtSpace shows artwork by Round Rock and area artists in the gallery. New exhibits are featured every month.Round Rock Arts — 512-218-7099 The goal of the Round Rock Area Arts Council, dba as Round Rock Arts, is to encourage, support and enhance arts and cultural activities in the Round Rock area to transform the city into a thriving arts and culture scene.

Local Music

Music on Main Street
The City of Round Rock brings you Music on Main Street, a free music series on the Prete Main Street Plaza stage, 221 E. Main Street, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays from March through May. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and the entire family.Williamson County Symphony Orchestra Established in 2002 to provide an opportunity for non-professional adult musicians and talented students to perform in a dedicated orchestra environment.

Local Theater

Penfold Theater —512-850-4849
Dedicated to cultivating a love for live theater in northern Travis and Williamson Counties by providing professional theater performances and education programs.

Sam Bass Community Theatre — 512-763-7228
Provides entertainment, education opportunities, and cultural development through quality live theater. Features summer camps and a youth guild workshops and performances.

Local Writing Groups

Round Rock Writers Guild
Regularly meeting writers group that welcomes all genres of writing.

Books and Reading

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

texshare_logo_tiny eBooks – EBSCO
More than 18,000 eBooks are available for browsing, searching, and virtual check-out.

logo_no_tag_tiny Novelist 
NoveList will help you find your next read. Includes reading lists, similar book and similar author suggestions, book discussion guides, and much more.

logo_no_tag_tiny 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.

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

logo_no_tag_tiny OverDrive 
Download popular eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages to your computer or  deviceTraining and videos are available.

texshare_logo_tiny 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.

logo_no_tag_tiny TumbleBooks for Kids 
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

texshare_logo_tiny WorldCat Want to borrow an item from other libraries nationwide? Use WorldCat to find and send your request online.

Creative Writing

 
General

National Novel Writing Month
Every November participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.

Awards, Contests, and Funding

Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest
PEN Center USA Awards Awards granted in a broad array of categories including fiction, creative nonfiction, research nonfiction, poetry, children’s/young adult, graphic literature, translation, journalism, drama, screenplay, and teleplay.

Poet’s & Writers Contests, Grants, and Awards
Provides a list of awards, the majority offering cash prizes.

Texas Institute of Letters Awards
Recognizes outstanding literary works by Texans or about the state of Texas in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, scholarly, children’s book, children’s picture book, young adult book, best translation, and design.

The University of North Texas Rilke Prize
An annual award of a $10,000 award recognizing a book that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision written by a mid-career poet.

Area Writing Groups

Austin Writer’s Meetup Group
A community for writers with all writing styles and approaches welcomed; fiction, non-fiction, journaling, experimental.

Round Rock Writers Guild
Regularly meeting writers group that welcomes all genres of writing.

Writers’s League of Texas
The Writers’ League of Texas provides a forum for information, support, and sharing among writers.

Local Book Groups

Round Rock New Neighbors Book Discussion Group
An established local book discussion group. Find news and write-ups of group book discussions on their blog.

Local Writing Groups

Round Rock Writers Guild
Regularly meeting writers group that welcomes all genres of writing.

Business

logo_no_tag_tiny Barron’s Online – Library use only – get password at the reference desk.
Provides a wealth of information about companies, stocks, bonds, and markets.

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

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

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.

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

texshare_logo_tiny Harvard Business Review
The leader in business leadership, human resource management, and decision making.

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

Round Rock Library card holders only LinkedIn Learning

Formerly known as Lynda.com

LinkedIn Learning hosts a 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.

logo_no_tag_tiny Morningstar Investment Research Center  | Video Tutorial | 
A tool for financial information, portfolio analysis, and financial news.

logo_no_tag_tiny Reference Solutions | Video Tutorials | 

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_logo_tiny Regional Business News Coverage for regional business publications – business journals, newspapers, and newswires from all areas within the United States.

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

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

Careers and Education

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_logo_tiny LearningExpress 
Online courses to study for job, citizenship, GED, SAT, GRE tests and more.

Round Rock Library card holders only LinkedIn Learning

Formerly known as Lynda.com

LinkedIn Learning hosts a 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.

logo_no_tag_tiny Salem Careers
Salem Careers explores the fields and occupations of science and other emerging fields.

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

Career Outlook

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

Fastest Growing Occupations
The Occupational Outlook Handbook’s twenty occupations with the highest percent change of employment between 2014-2024.

Occupation Rankings in Texas
Find the occupations experiencing the fastest-growth, the most openings, the largest employment, the most decline in employment, and the highest-paying occupations.

Career Assessment

National Career Development Association–Career Planning
The Career Planning website features many resources, services, and tools which assist users in exploring careers, planning for the future, searching for employment, and finding the additional training necessary to pursue a particular career.

O*Net OnLine
O*NET OnLine includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with occupations. This information can be used to facilitate career exploration, and vocational counseling.

Job Search Websites

HIREDTexas
Search national and local job boards to find the right job for your career.

Salary Information

Glassdoor
Find company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, and interview reviews and questions.

Salary Expert
A project of the ERI Economic Research Institute. Find salary and cost of living data for evaluating career, relocation, and education decisions.

Wages by Area and Occupation
Wage data are available by occupation for the nation, regions, states, metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas.

Employment, Education, and Job Training

Career Launch – Round Rock Chamber of Commerce — 512-255-5805
Students and adults can explore career options and learn about skilled trades and watch videos featuring various skilled trades.

Goodwill Workforce Advancement Programs — 512-637-7580
Goodwill partners with local employers and other service providers to increase employment opportunities.

Literacy Council of Williamson County — 512-869-0497
Dedicated to improving the literacy skills of adults and to helping adults earn a GED.

Skillpoint Alliance Adult Workforce Programs — 512-323-6773
Rapid job training and education to prepare participants for entry-level employment in as little as 4-8 weeks.

Texas Workforce Solutions Apprenticeship Program
The apprenticeship program serves employers and job seekers by training workers for well-paying jobs with promising futures. Apprentices are full-time, paid employees who earn while they learn.

Workforce Solutions of Williamson County — 512-244-2207
Workforce Solutions is a community partnership providing no cost recruitment, employment services and information to businesses and job seekers in the nine-county Rural Capital Area.

Consumer

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Library use only – get password at the reference desk.

texshare_logo_tiny 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.

General Information

Consumer.gov
The federal government’s website for consumers needing information on how to manage your money wisely, use credit and loans carefully, and protect your personal information and money.

Identity and Privacy

Identity Theft – Federal Trade Commission
The federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you through reporting identity theft and starting the recovery process.

Identity Theft – Nolo
Essential information from legal experts on preventing identity theft, and steps to take if your identity is stolen.

Identity Theft – Texas Attorney General
Information from the Texas Attorney General explaining ways to protect yourself and outlining steps to take after identity theft has occurred.

Lost or Stolen Wallet or Purse – What to Do
Steps to take when your wallet or purse has been stolen to reduce your odds of fraud and identity theft.

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse raises consumers’ awareness of how technology affects personal privacy and empowers consumers to take action to control their own personal information by providing practical tips on privacy protection.

Scams and Identity Theft
Information from the Federal Trade Commission detailing various scams used during identity theft and how to protect yourself.

Personal Finance

America Saves
A campaign managed by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America, seeks to motivate, encourage, and support low- to moderate-income households to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth.

Ask CFPB
Clear, impartial answers to hundreds of financial questions. Find the information you need to make more informed choices about your money.

Budgeting Your Money
NOLO, the top law website, provides information on making a budget and creating an emergency fund, as well as tips on managing your finances and avoiding financial trouble. information on making a budget and creating an emergency fund, as well as tips on managing your finances and avoiding financial trouble.

Managing Your Money
Basic information from Consumer.gov on budgets, bank accounts, debit cards, prepaid cards, phone cards, overseas remittances, and renting a house or apartment.

Mymoney.gov
Basic financial literacy information.

Salary Information

Glassdoor
Website with a database of millions of company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, and interview reviews and questions.

Salary Expert
A project of ERI Economic Research Institute providing compensation analytics to the majority of the Fortune 500 as well as thousands of other public and private organizations.

Wages by Area and Occupation
Find national, state, metropolitan area, and occupational wage data.

Financial Literacy Classes and Coaching

Financial Coaching–Foundation Communities — 512-610-4026
Financial coaches work one-on-one with residents and community members, empowering them to achieve financial stability and long-term success. Coaches provide clients with the tools to create household budgets, save money over time, reduce debt and improve credit scores.

Money Management Class–Foundation Communities — 512-815-7184
Financial coaches teach a three-part series that covers credit, debt reduction and savings in depth. Classes combine nationally recognized programs, including the FDIC’s Money Smart and Money Wise, with a curriculum developed to meet the needs of residents and community members.

Encyclopedias

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

texshare_logo_tiny Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia
Coverage across a broad spectrum of topics.

logo_no_tag_tiny Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources fully searchable across titles.

Español

texshare_logo_tiny 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_logo_tiny Fuente Academica
Provides full text for scholarly publications covering areas of academic study.

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

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

TexShare Database  Referencia Latina
Presenta más de 50 revistas de interés general y los artículos más recientes de una docena de periódicos y noticias de 8 países latinoamericanos.

texshare_logo_tiny Salud para Todos
Salud para todos proporciona la información con texto completo (en español) para los asuntos múltiples relacionados con la medicina y la salud.

Genealogy and History

Genealogy

logo_no_tag_tiny Ancestry Library Edition

Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.

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

logo_no_tag_tiny Fold3 
In partnership with the National Archives, Fold3 contains many historic documents for genealogists, history buffs, researchers, and military historians.

texshare_logo_tiny 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.

logo_no_tag_tiny 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.

New England Historic & Genealogical Society Free Databases
Browse hundreds of unique searchable online databases, offering more than 1.4 billion searchable records.

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

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

History

logo_no_tag_tiny American Decades
American Decades is a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history.

logo_no_tag_tiny American Decades: 2000-2009
Designed for junior and high school students and teachers needing a single, consistent reference for American social history.

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.

logo_no_tag_tiny 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.

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.

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

General Genealogy Websites

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries – Texas
A project courtesy of The Newberry Library in Chicago, the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries presents in maps and text complete data about the creation and all subsequent changes (dated to the day) in the size, shape, and location of every county in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia. It also includes non-county areas, unsuccessful authorizations for new counties, changes in county names and organization, and the temporary attachments of non-county areas and unorganized counties to fully functioning counties. The principal sources for these data are the most authoritative available: the session laws of the colonies, territories, and states that created and changed the counties.

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States
First published in 1932, this digital edition reproduces all of the atlas’s nearly 700 maps. Many of these beautiful maps are enhanced here in ways impossible in print, animated to show change over time or made clickable to view the underlying data—remarkable maps produced eight decades ago with the functionality of the twenty-first century.

Cyndi’s list of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
One of the most comprehensive web resources for genealogy. It provides links to 107,550 genealogy websites, categorized & cross-referenced, in over 150 categories.

FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ genealogical site searches records of over 35 million names in its ancestral file, and over 360 million names in the international genealogical index.

My Slave Ancestors
Ideas for where to find your slave ancestors.

National Archives: Resources for Genealogists
Start your family research, browse local topics, find local events, and use genealogist tools to research you family history.

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
The PCL Map Collection includes more than 250,000 maps.

Roots-L
This should be one of the first places to start your Internet genealogy research.

Steve Morse One Step Pages
Provides maps and locates enumeration districts from 1880-1940.

USGenWeb Project
Provides links to the GenWeb site for every state, and a listing of the Special Projects sponsored by the USGenWeb Project.

Vital Records Websites

Vital Records Information
Provides directory of state, county, and town offices that can be contacted to obtain vital records. Also provides links to the Vitalchek site below where appropriate and in many cases provides links to actual order forms for requesting records.

Vital Records Services
Order vital records online for selected counties in most states.

Library Genealogy Websites

Texas State Library Genealogy Collection
Provides lists of library resources available for public to use, bibliography of genealogy research, and links to web sites for getting started.

Center for American History
This library should not be overlooked. Take a look at the subject guides available on their website to get an idea of the treasures here. They also have an excellent collection of Texas newspapers.

Clayton Library for Genealogical Research
One of the best libraries for genealogical research in the country is in Houston, Texas. This site provides a collection overview, FAQs, and information on how to access their collection.

Dallas Public Library
A very basic page listing a brief description of the collection’s holdings, databases available, and their hours of operation.

Allen County Public Library-Historical Genealogy Department
Visit one of the top genealogy libraries in the country. Also available here is the PERSI order form to request copies of articles from genealogical periodicals. There is a fee for this. Other methods to obtain copies is to try interlibrary loan and/or write to publisher of the periodical.

Mid-Continent Public Library
Much of this genealogy collection in Independence, Missouri is available through Interlibrary Loan.

National Genealogical Society’s Library Collection
The circulating genealogy collection is housed in the St. Louis County Library in Missouri. Check the online catalog for titles of interest.

Texas Genealogy and History Websites

Briscoe Center for American History – Texas Collection
The Eugene C. Barker Texas History Collection includes books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, photographs, broadsides, and recorded sound and constitutes the most extensive collection of Texas-related material in existence.

Cyndi’s List of Texas Genealogy Resources
This Cyndi’s list of Texas genealogy resources covers all categories: events, general sites, history & culture maps, newspapers, people & families, etc.

The Handbook of Texas
This online version of the multidisciplinary encyclopedia is a good source for Texas history and culture. It provides more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, etc. An Index of Places is available online.

Texas Genealogy–TXGenWeb Project
Link to online version of some Texas counties’ 1850 Census, list of the Residents of Texas, 1782-1836, index to cities & towns in Texas, etc.

Roots-L Texas
Hosted by Rootsweb, this site is a great starting point as it has links to many aspects of Texas life and covers many areas of the state. Some of the topics covered are: Military, Data, Geography, and Research.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
These digitized maps provide detailed property and land-use records that depict the architecture of Texas towns and cities throughout the past one hundred years. Coverage of Round Rock runs from 1885-1925.

Texas General Land Office – History & Archives
Search for land grantssurnamesmaps, and collections throughout Texas history dating back to 1720. Coverage includes Williamson County.

Websites for Central Texas Counties

Bastrop County
Bastrop County TXGenweb site
A good starting point for Bastrop County research online.

Burnet County
Burnet County TXGenweb site
Start here for your Burnet County research.

Milam County
Milam County TXGenweb
Start here for your Milam County genealogy research.

Travis County
Travis County TXGenweb
A good starting point for Travis county genealogy. Austin History Center. This should be your starting point for Austin and Travis County historical research.

Williamson County
The Williamson County Genealogical Society website is an excellent starting point for researching the history of Williamson County and Round Rock. Also, visit Williamson County TXGenweb for additional Williamson County genealogy research.

Round Rock History Websites

Handbook of Texas Online entry for Round Rock, Texas
A good, concise historical sketch of Round Rock including mention of a few early pioneers and places. Includes bibliography.

Historic Round Rock Collection: An Ongoing History
The Historic Round Rock Collection is a project documenting Round Rock’s history. The collection features a chronological history of Round Rock and includes Old Town, the Chisholm trail, historic places and architecture, and oral histories.

Library of Congress
The Library has a small collection of materials about Round Rock.

Preservation Minute Videos
Watch video segments about the history and preservation of historic Round Rock.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
These digitized maps provide detailed property and land-use records that depict the architecture of Texas towns and cities throughout the past one hundred years. Coverage of Round Rock runs from 1885-1925. These maps are also available through the Library of Congress Maps Division.

Williamson County Historical Commission
A website dedicated to the preservation of the history of the county. Contains many photos and oral histories of the area.

Williamson Museum
Promoting the culture and heritage of Williamson County through education, preservation, acquisition and exhibition, the Williamson Museum updates exhibits on a regular basis, with new major exhibits annually. Also, monthly exhibits showcase local artists.

Geography and Culture

Bibliography of Native North Americans
Contains citations for books, essays, articles and government documents for all aspects of Native American life.

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

Geography

Perry-Castañeda Library Cartographic Reference Resources
Find information on distance calculators, gazetteers, glossaries, latitude and longitude, sun and moon rise/set calculators, and tides.

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
The PCL Map Collection includes more than 250,000 maps.

Culture

Round Rock Arts and Culture
A roundup of all the cultural resources available in the Round Rock area.

Williamson County Museum
The Williamson Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits items relating to the rich culture and heritage of Williamson County.

Geography

City of Round Rock–GIS
The City of Round Rock Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides data on City parcels, zoning, streets, utilities, etc. This data is available to you through the provided interactive mapping websites and tools.

Helpful GIS Links
Area GIS for surrounding cities and Williamson County.

Health and Wellness

texshare_logo_tiny Alt Healthwatch
A one-stop, full service resource for health-related research.

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.

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

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

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

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

texshare_logo_tiny Natural and Alternative Treatments
Articles on evidenced-based information for herbs, supplements, functional foods, and alternatives therapies.

General Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | En Español
Information on specific diseases and conditions, injury and violence safety, healthy living, environmental health, and more.

Consumer Reports Health
Contains information for health-related products, condition and disease-specific information, and prescription drug information. Feature reviews are included.

HealthFinder.gov | En Español
Resources on a wide range of health topics selected from approximately 1,400 government and non-profit organizations to bring you the best, most reliable health information on the Internet.

Mayo Clinic | En Español
Information on specific diseases and condition, drugs and supplements, treatment decisions, and healthy living. You can also ask specialists a question, utilize various health tools, and more.

PDRHealth
From the publishers of Physician’s Desk Reference, find information on drugs, health conditions, and diseases.

Texas Department of State Health Services | En Español
A wealth of information regarding physical and mental health, disease prevention, and health data.

WebMD
Common condition and disease-specific information as well as a symptom checker and drug and treatment information.Health Services

Consumer Information–Texas Medical Board
Research health care practitioners licensed by the Boards, file a complaint, submit an open records request, and access agency statistics and data.

Doctor License Lookup–Texas Medical Board
Verify if your physician is licensed, where they graduated from medical school, and if disciplinary action has been taken against the physician.

Insurance

Affordable Care Act Insurance
The Affordable Care Act put in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that have improved access, affordability, and quality in health care for Americans.

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Children in Texas without health insurance may be able to get low cost or free health coverage from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Children’s Medicaid. Apply now.

Medicaid
Some people with little or no money might be able to get health benefits through a variety of state programs.

General Information

Wilco Wellness Alliance Intended to help community members and policy makers learn about the health of the community. The Healthy Williamson County website is sponsored by Bluebonnet Trails Community Services, Georgetown Health Foundation, Scott & White Healthcare, United Way of Williamson County, and Williamson County and Cities Health District. It provides local health data, resources, best practices, news articles and information about community events. Aunt Bertha: Find Resources in Your Zip-Code Enter your zip code in the field to search for services related to food, transportation, education, job training and more

Health and Medical Care

Dentists

Discount Dental Plans — 888-632-5353 Discounted dental insurance plans. Pay an annual fee and get access to significantly reduced rates. Lone Star Circle of Care – Dental Clinic — 512-864-1445 Providing affordable, accessible care to the uninsured and underserved. Services are offered at a discount for uninsured patients who qualify based on household size and income.

Immunizations

Texas Department of State Health Services — 800-252-9152 Immunization information provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services for immunization requirements, records, and news. Williamson County and Cities Health District–Immunizations — 512-248-3252 Childhood vaccinations are provided at all WCCHD clinics for children eligible for the Texas Vaccines For Children (TVFC) Program. To qualify for the TVFC Program your child must be uninsured or have health insurance that does not cover the specific vaccine.

Insurance Assistance

Health Well Foundation — 1-800-675-8416 Health Well Foundation is a not for profit committed to addressing the needs of individuals with insurance who cannot afford their co-payments, co-insurance, and premiums for important medical treatments, prescriptions (for certain illnesses). Lone Star Circle of Care — 1-877-800-5722 Lone Star Circle of Care is a federally qualified community health center serving Central Texas. Services include primary care, dental, integrated mental health, women’s health services, and low cost medications. Patient Advocate Foundation — 1-866-512-3861 Services Provided: Financial help to insured patients who qualify for pharmaceutical co-pay assistance. Williamson County Indigent Health Care Program — 512-248-3252 211 Commerce Boulevard, Suite 114, Round Rock, Texas 78664 Health Care for very low income families who are not eligible for Medicaid. Call for more information.

Medical Clinics

Austin Regional Clinic — 512-244-9024 or 512-346-6611 (after hours) Austin Regional Clinic focuses on primary care: family practice, pediatrics, internal medicine, and specialties. Community Action, Inc. Rural AIDS Service Program (RASP) — 512-931-2471 Rural AIDS Services Program provides case management for HIV positive individuals in Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, and Williamson counties. Case Management also includes transportation to medical and dental appointments, financial assistance for housing, utilities, food, prescriptions, physician visits, and radiology services. Community Action of Central Texas (CAI) Breast Cancer Navigation Program — 512-392-1161 Ext. 322 Community Action, Inc, of Central Texas (CAI) is an established Texas Breast and Cervical Cancer Services (BCCS) provider. CAI has expanded its BCCS program to provide comprehensive patient navigation and survivorship navigation to uninsured and underinsured women in Hays, Caldwell, Bastrop and Williamson counties. Samaritan Health Ministries — 512-331-5828 Samaritan Health Ministries is a clinic for uninsured patients in Williamson and Travis Counties providing medical, dental, pharmaceutical, women’s health and mental health services. Williamson County and Cities Health District — 512-248-3257 or 512-864-8345 (after hours) The Williamson County and Cities Health District, in partnership with communities, protects and promotes the health of the people of Williamson County.

Prescription Drugs

Partnership for Prescription Assistance— 1-888-477-2669 Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) program was created to make it easier for low-income, uninsured patients to get free or nearly free prescription medicines through existing patient assistance programs. RxAssist RxAssist is a nationally recognized, web based medication assistance resource center giving providers, advocates, consumer and caregivers comprehensive, and up-to-date information.

Women’s Health

Agape Pregnancy Resource Center — 512-248-8200 A pregnancy testing and decision-making center offering free and confidential services to all clients. Austin LifeCare — 512-374-0055 Seeks to meet the needs of women, men and their families, who are facing an unplanned pregnancy. Services are provided free of charge and include pregnancy tests, limited ultrasound services, childbirth classes, parenting classes, mentors, and material assistance. Breast Cancer Resource Center of Central Texas — 512-524-2560 All programs and services are offered free of charge to anyone affected by breast cancer regardless of income, ethnicity, education, sexual orientation, or social support. La Leche League — 1-800-525-3243 Helping mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education. Williamson County and Cities Health District WIC Clinics — 512-248-3254 or 512-864-8345 (after hours) The WIC and Community Nutrition program at WCCHD provides nutrition education and healthy foods for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and young children.

Home and Hobbies

These subscription databases can be used remotely with an active Round Rock Public Library Card. Members of the public without library cards are welcome to use these resources on the public computers inside the library. 

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

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

texshare_logo_tiny 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.
A Beautiful Mess
A lifestyle blog focused on food, decor, crafts, and style.

Better Homes and Gardens
Find instructions for just about any project around the house and in the garden.

Craftbits
An independent website with a variety of ideas related to fiber, paper, beads, candle making, jewelry and many other types of crafts.

Craftster.org
Website where people share hip, off-beat, crafty DIY projects.

Houzz
A site for home remodeling and design, bringing homeowners and home professionals together in a uniquely visual community.

IKEA Hackers
A site dedicated to modifying Ikea products.

Make Magazine Blog
The Make Magazine blog promotes the growing community of makers with stories and projects for all ages and all skill levels.

Make Use Of – DIY
Features articles on tech DIY projects. If you are interested in free projects for Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and more, start here.
Ceramic Lodge — 512-248-2100
A walk-in creative art studio offering pottery painting, glass fusing classes and walk-in projects, clay classes and canvas painting

Hobbies and Crafts Meetups in the Austin-Round Rock Area
Meetup.com listings for area hobbies and crafts meetups.

Main Street Quilt and Thread Guild
Fosters appreciation of quilts, quilting and other fiber arts among both quilters and the public. Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Round Rock Public Library

 

Homework Help

These subscription databases can be used remotely with an active Round Rock Public Library Card. Members of the public without library cards are welcome to use these resources on the public computers inside the library. 

Round Rock Library card holders onlyBrainfuse–HelpNow | Video Tutorial  – Live tutors are available every day from 2 PM – 11 PM.
Brainfuse 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 onlyCore 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.

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

TexShare DatabaseRound Rock Library card holders onlyExplora for Public Libraries | Video Tutorial | 
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 onlyExplora for Elementary Schools | Video Tutorial | 
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 onlyExplora for High Schools | Video Tutorial | 
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_tinyGrzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia
Covers the characteristics, distribution, habitat, behavior, diet, reproductive biology, and conservation status for the entire animal kingdom.

logo_no_tag_tinyGrzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution
Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Contains comprehensive coverage and recent discoveries.

texshare_logo_tiny LearningExpress 
A source of test preparation materials and interactive practice exams, based on official tests, that will help you improve your scores on academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. It provides immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and individualized analysis of your score. 100+ test prep ebooks are available for downloading. Also available – skills building tutorials for elementary through high school students.

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

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

logo_no_tag_tinyNovelist 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.

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.

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

texshare_logo_tinyTeachingbooks.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_logo_tiny Texas Reference Center
Contains Texas magazines and journals in the fields of business, law, education, health, agriculture, natural resources, history, and many more.
texshare_logo_tiny Topic Search
Explore social, political, and economic current events and issues as well as controversial opinions and viewpoints.

logo_no_tag_tinyTumblebooks for Kids 
TumbleBooks are animated talking picture books which you can read, or have read to you.
Visit our Youth Services Department to discover resources for students and parents.

Language Learning

These subscription databases can be used remotely with an active Round Rock Public Library Card. Members of the public without library cards are welcome to use these resources on the public computers inside the library.

logo_no_tag_tinyMango 
Learn a language by listening to and repeating material focused on practical situations and conversations.
EngVid: Free English Video Lessons
Short English Language videos about grammar and culture.

USA Learns
Offers lessons in English and Spanish emphasizing basic skills such as reading, writing, math, English language competency and problem-solving.

UsingEnglish.com
Learn English with free tools for ESL students, including English language references, activities including tests and polls, and articles on English usage.
Austin Community College Adult ESL Classes
Offers English language classes to adults in the Austin area. Please check theclass schedule.

Literacy Council of Williamson County
Dedicated to improving the literacy skills of adults. The Literacy Council serves more than 1,200 adults with the assistance of 80 to 100 volunteers.

Law and Government

These subscription databases can be used remotely with an active Round Rock Public Library Card. Members of the public without library cards are welcome to use these resources on the public computers inside the library.

TexShare DatabaseGale 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.

texshare_logo_tiny 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.

texshare_logo_tiny 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.

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

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

Federal Government

General Information

USA.gov
USA.gov is the U.S. government’s official web portal to all federal, state, and local government web resources and services.

National Contact Center
Call toll-free at 1-800-FED-INFO or contact via email for information about federal agencies, programs, benefits, or services.

U.S. Government Manual
Official handbook of the Federal Government provides descriptions of the programs and activities of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. Includes information about quasi-official agencies, international organizations with U.S. membership, and Federal boards, commissions, and committees.

Data.gov
Data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.

Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies.
An A-Z index of U.S. government departments and agencies

Executive Branch

The White House
Speeches, issues, news, proclamations, executive orders, press releases, blogs, photos, videos, issue statements.

Compilation of Presidential Documents
Proclamations, executive orders, speeches, press conferences and releases, and communications to Congress.
Budget of the United States Government
Budget message of the President, information about the President’s budget proposals.

Economic Report of the President
Overview of nation’s economic progress using text and extensive data appendices.

 

Legislative Branch

U.S. Congress
Includes all legislation, the Congressional Record, members of Congress, and Committee information, as well as news and a list of resources.

U.S. Senate
Locate your U.S. Senator by state, name or class. Includes biographical directory, statistical information, contact information, committee membership, bill search and floor activity.

U.S. House of Representatives
Locate your U.S. Representative by name, state, or zip. See information about House leadership, committees, and legislative activity.

Congessional Record
Official record of the proceedings and debates of the US Congress.

Congessional Budget Office
Provides nonpartisan, objective analysis of budgetary and economic issues to support the U.S. Congress.

Congressional Directory
Official directory of the U.S. Congress with contact information and short biographies of the Senate and House.

Library of Congress
Includes the Congressional Research Service, U.S. Copyright Office, and Law Library of Congress. The collection offers more than 151 million items.

U.S. Copyright Office
The Copyright Office is responsible for administering a complex and dynamic set of laws, which include registration, the recordation of title and licenses, a number of statutory licensing provisions, and other aspects of the 1976 Copyright Act and the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act. By statute, the Register of Copyrights is the principal advisor to Congress on national and international copyright matters.


Judicial Branch

U.S. Supreme Court
Recent decisions, oral arguments, case documents, press releases, and speeches.

U.S. Courts
Overview of the federal court system including a court locator and list of services.

 

Benefits

Benefits.gov
Easy online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Use the Benefit Finder or search by state, type of assistance, or federal agency.

Grants.gov
Information on federal grants (usually universities, researchers, cities, states, counties, and non-profit organizations). Federal grants are not federal assistance or loans to individuals.

DisasterAssistance.gov
Find and apply for assistance after a disaster, check the status of an application, and find news about disasters.

Citizenship Resource Center
Resources for those studying for the citizenship test as well as for teachers. Also information for organizations and libraries. Provided by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office of Citizenship.

State of Texas

General Information

Texas.gov
Official site of the State of Texas. Portal to information and online services.

Office of the Governor
Includes news, biography, initiatives, and contact information.
Texas Legislature
Search legislation, find member and committee information, and view video broadcasts and calendars.

Texas Constitution and Statutes
Browse by table of contents or search by keywords and phrases.

Texas State Capitol and Tours
Visitor services and self-guided tours.


Services

2-1-1 Texas
Search for social service resources by service type or keyword and zipcode. Includes housing, food assistance, health services, and much more.

Drivers Licenses and State Identification Cards
Texas Department of Public Safety.
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
Titles, registration, license plates, and disabled parking information.

Vital Records
Order birth, death, marriage, and divorce records online.

Your Texas Benefits
Determine eligibility, apply for benefits, view your case, and find an office.

Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP)
Check eligiblibility, see what’s covered, and apply online.

Texas Veteran’s Portal
Locate assistance, services, and benefits for veterans.

Williamson County

General Information

Address Search
Type in an address to find county jurisdictions for county offices, emergency response, election information, floodplain information, and taxing entities.

Animal Shelter
Find pets available for adoption as well as information on training, spaying and neutering, and volunteer opportunities.

Careers
Search and apply for employment opportunities with the county.

County Clerk
Marriage licenses, DBA/Assumed Names, Records Division, Civil and Probate Division, & Criminal Division.

District Clerk
Office of record for all proceedings heard in district court, which includes most serious personal injury, contract, real estate, and consumer lawsuits; all divorces, child support and custody cases. Information about jury duty.

Elections
Find voter registration, sample ballots, polling locations, and election results.

Records Search
Search for public records, vital records, marriage applications, and commissioner court minutes.

Williamson County Website
Official site for Williamson County. Includes a directory, courts, business and resident information, as well as online services.

Williamson County Appraisal District
Information about local property taxes. Search properties by owner name, address or property identifier.

 

Courts

Commissioners Court
Find meetings, agendas, and records, for each of the four Commissioners Courts in Williamson County.

County Courts
Information for each of the four County Courts in Williamson County.

District Courts
Find information and documents for each District Court.

Justice Courts
Contains information about the Justice Courts and each of the four judges serving the Justice Courts.

City Government

City of Round Rock – Code of Ordinances
All City of Round Rock ordinances are found here.

City of Round Rock Council Members
Contains information about the council, its meetings and agendas, and its members.

City of Round Rock – Municipal Court
Court for the City of Round Rock.

Who Represents Me?
Provides information about current districts and members of the Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives, the Texas delegation to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and the State Board of Education.


Legal

Texas Law Help | En Español
Dedicated to providing free, reliable legal information to low-income Texans.

Texas Legal Services Center — 512-477-6000
Providing free attorney representation, legal advice, do-it-yourself forms and information that can help you find other legal, medical, or public services.

Travis County Law Library — 512-854-8677
Assisting with researching legal questions and referring to appropriate services, websites, and books.

Literature and Poetry

These subscription databases can be used remotely with an active Round Rock Public Library Card. Members of the public without library cards are welcome to use these resources on the public computers inside the library.

texshare_logo_tiny 20th Century Poetry Collections
A comprehensive database of 20th century American and English poetry.

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

logo_no_tag_tinyNovelist 
NoveList will help you find your next read. Includes reading lists, similar book and similar author suggestions, book discussion guides, and much more.

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

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

texshare_logo_tiny Short Story Index
Essential resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre.
Bartleby
The preeminent internet publisher of literature, reference and verse.
Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry
the premiere poetry on-line resource contains 250,000 full text poems and 450,000 citations, as well as poetry commentary, poets’ biographies, and literary glossary terms.

Library of Congress – Poetry and Literature
Poetry and literature from the Library of Congress.

Poets.org
Produced by the Academy of American Poets. Search this resource for poems, poets’ biographies, essays about poetry, and resources for K-12 teachers. Includes more than 1700 poems and audio clips read by the author or another poet.

The Pulitzer Prizes
Contains the complete list of Pulitzer Prize winners from 1917 (the first year the Prizes were awarded) to the present. The site also lists Nominated Finalists from 1980 (the first year finalists were announced) through the present.

Magazines and News

These subscription databases can be used remotely with an active Round Rock Public Library Card. Members of the public without library cards are welcome to use these resources on the public computers inside the library.

Magazines

Explora for Public Libraries | Video Tutorial | 
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.

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

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

News

rrpl databaseAustin 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 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_logo_tiny Newspaper 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.

texshare_logo_tiny The Washington Post
Access full-text articles from 2003 to present.

Austin Business Journal
Breaking business news for the Austin area.

Community Impact
Featuring local business, transportation, education and health care news and events in the Round Rock area.

Music

These subscription databases can be used remotely with an active Round Rock Public Library Card. Members of the public without library cards are welcome to use these resources on the public computers inside the library.

 

logo_no_tag_tinyFreegal 

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.

Music Downloads

Audio Archive
Contains recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to concert recordings, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, and more.

Free Music Archive
An interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads from WFMU radio.

Hype Machine
Compiles music bloggers and the music they write about. Listen for free or pay to download.

Live Music Archive
An online public library of live recordings available for royalty-free, no-cost public downloads.

National Jukebox
Historical Recordings from the Library of Congress.

Radio and Music Streaming

Alt Latino
NPR’s Alternative Latino stream.

KUTX
KUT’s all music station streamed.

Last.fm
A music discovery service that gives you personalized recommendations based on the music you like.

NPR Music Radio
Streamed music from NPR and public radio stations.

Pandora
Create personalized radio stations based on your favorite songs, artists, and genres.

Soundcloud
A site where you can sign up to explore a large community of artists, bands, podcasters, and creators of music and audio.

Spotify
A digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs.


Music Players

Foobar2000
Highly customizable and expandable media player.

Media Monkey
Manage, tag, and organize your music collection.

Music Bee
Supports podcasts, web radio stations and SoundCloud integration

Vox
Mac music player supporting Hi-Res audio and 5.1 audio playback.

Science and Technology

These subscription databases can be used remotely with an active Round Rock Public Library Card. Members of the public without library cards are welcome to use these resources on the public computers inside the library.

Science

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

texshare_logo_tiny Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Covers a range of emotional and behavioral topics, mental processes, and observational and experimental methods.

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

texshare_logo_tiny Science & Technology
Find full-text journals covering aspects of the scientific and technical community.

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.

Technology

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

Round Rock Library card holders onlyLinkedIn Learning

Formerly known as Lynda.com

LinkedIn Learning hosts a 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.

texshare_logo_tiny Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Covering information management, search, electronic publishing, and the information industry.

 

Directory of Open Access Journals
Launched in 2003, The Directory of Open Access Journals features open access journals and articles covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.

Open Access Pub
Open Access Pub initiated with an aim of promoting the progress and upholding the cause of Science and Technology using the concept of Open Access with the best system ever available along with retaining its “Quality”-the main element.

PQDT Open (Open Access Dissertations and Theses)
Search a collection of open access dissertations and theses by title, author, institution, and keyword.
Science.gov
Science.gov searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results.
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