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. Check the Remote Access FAQ for further questions.

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TexShare Database logo20th Century Poetry Collections

A comprehensive database of 20th century American and English poetry.

TexShare DatabaseAcademic Search Complete

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

TexShare DatabaseAgricola

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

TexShare DatabaseAlt HealthWatch

Provides in-depth coverage for complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyAmerican Decades

Designed for junior and high school students and teachers needing a single, consistent reference for American social history.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyAmerican Decades: 2000-2009

Designed for junior and high school students and teachers needing a single, consistent reference for American social history.

rrpl databaseAncestry Library EditionLibrary use only

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

texshare_logo_tinyAustin American Statesman

Access full-text articles from 1997 to present.

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

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

Round Rock Library card holders onlyBibliography of Native North Americans

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

TexShare DatabaseBook 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 onlyBrainfuse–HelpNow | Video Tutorial – 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 onlyBrainfuse–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 DatabaseBusiness Abstracts with Full Text

Access key publications, product evaluations, corporate profiles, surveys, and reports.

TexShare DatabaseBusiness Source Complete

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

TexShare DatabaseComputer Source

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

Round Rock Library card holders onlyChilton 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 DatabaseConsumer 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 onlyConsumer 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.

TexShare DatabaseContemporary Literary Criticism

Critical essays on contemporary works with biographical, critical, and principal works information.

TexShare DatabaseCredo Reference | Video Tutorials

Online collection of general and subject-specific reference works on all major topic areas.

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TexShare DatabaseeBook Central – Proquest

This eBook collection contains over 110,000 electronic books.

TexShare DatabaseeBooks – EBSCO

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

TexShare DatabaseRound Rock Library card holders onlyEBSCO all Databases

All databases from the vendor EBSCO that are available to RRPL patrons.

TexShare DatabaseERIC

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

TexShare DatabaseEBSCO 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 DatabaseEssay and General Literature Index

Features essays, anthologies, and essay collections published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada since 1985.

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.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyFold3

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

Round Rock Library card holders onlyFreegal

Freegal is a downloadable music service which allows cardholders to download five songs a week. Freegal works with any MP3 device, including iPods. Need help? Check out Freegal’s help files.

TexShare DatabaseFuente Academica (en Español)

Provides full text for scholarly publications covering areas of academic study.

TexShare DatabaseFunk and Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia

Coverage across a broad spectrum of topics.

TexShare DatabaseGALE – all Gale databases

All databases from the vendor GALE that are available to RRPL patrons.

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.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyGale 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 onlyGale Virtual Reference Library – Health

A collection of health encyclopedias and specialized reference sources fully searchable across titles.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyGrzimek’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 onlyGrzimek’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 usersHandbook 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 DatabaseHealth Reference Center – Academic

Provides general interest and fitness magazines, medical, and professional periodicals, and reference books.

TexShare DatabaseHealth Source : Consumer Edition

Authoritative information on health-related matters. Features hundreds of popular health, nutrition, and professional health care publications.

TexShare DatabaseHealth Source : Nursing/Academic Edition

Scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, with emphasis on nursing and allied health.

TexShare DatabaseHeritageQuest 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 onlyHistoric 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 databaseHobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Presents comprehensive full-text content for many popular hobbies, crafts, and recreational activities.

Texshare databaseHome Improvement Reference Center

Designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects.

Texshare databaseHumanities Full Text

A comprehensive database featuring the humanities including art, classics, dance, film, and religion.

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TexShare DatabaseInformation Science and Technology Abstracts

Covering information management, search, electronic publishing, and the information industry.

TexShare DatabaseJob and Career Accelerator

Combines all the elements needed for a successful job search: occupation surveys, job postings, resume and cover letter tools, and interview skills practice.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyLearning Express Library

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

TexShare DatabaseLegal 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 onlyLegal 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 DatabaseLiterature Resource Center

Access biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyLynda.com | Tutorial

Lynda.com hosts a constantly growing library of thousands of courses to help you pursue personal and professional goals. Lynda 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 Lynda.com site using your library card number and PIN. The Lynda mobile app is not available to library account users. If using a mobile device, use your device’s web browser to log into and use Lynda.

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Round Rock Library card holders onlyMango Languages

Learn a language by listening to and repeating material focused on practical situations and conversations.

TexShare DatabaseMAS Complete

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

TexShare DatabaseMasterFILE Complete

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

TexShare DatabaseMedicLatina

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

TexShare DatabaseMedLINE

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

TexShare DatabaseMiddle Search Plus

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

TexShare DatabaseMilitary and Government Collection

Find current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyMorningstar Investment Research Center | Video Tutorial

A tool for financial information, portfolio analysis, and financial news.

View the video tutorial for an overview.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyNatural and Alternative Treatments

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

TexShare DatabaseNew England Historic & Genealogical Society Free Databases
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.

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.

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 onlyOdilo | 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 DatabaseOpposing 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 onlyOverDrive

Download popular eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages to your computer or device. Training and videos are available.

TexShare DatabasePlay Index

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

TexShare DatabasePrimary Search

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

TexShare DatabaseProfessional 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.

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Round Rock Library card holders onlyRBdigital

EAudiobooks and magazines are available for download to compatible personal devices. FAQs and support are available. Phone support is available at 877-77-AUDIO (877-772-8346).

Note: Create your account first at the RBDigital website before downloading and using the app.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyReferenceUSA Directory | Video Tutorials

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 DatabaseRegional Business News

Coverage for regional business publications—business journals, newspapers, and newswires from all areas within the U. S.

TexShare DatabaseReligion 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 onlySalem Careers

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

Round Rock Library card holders onlySalem Health

Salem Health features medical information for non-specialists focusing on both traditional and alternative medicine.

Round Rock Library card holders onlySalem 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 onlySalem Literature

Salem Literature offers criticism, historical context, and plot synopses in one place.

Round Rock Library card holders onlySalem Science

Salem Science covers a broad spectrum of topics in the physical and life sciences.

TexShare DatabaseSalud 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 DatabaseScience and Technology Collection

Find full-text journals covering aspects of the scientific and technical community.

TexShare DatabaseScribner Writers Series

Contains original and detailed bio-critical essays on the lives and works of important authors from around the world.

TexShare DatabaseShort Story Index

Essential resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre.

TexShare DatabaseSmall Business Reference Center

Covers common business types, business plans, and operations. Videos help foster success in managing a business.

TexShare DatabaseSmall 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 DatabaseSustainability 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.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyStandard and Poor’s Outlook OnlineLibrary use only — get password at reference desk.

Searchable information about markets, investments, strategies, and indices.

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 DatabaseTeachingbooks.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 DatabaseTexas 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 DatabaseTexas Reference Center

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

TexShare DatabaseTopic 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 DatabaseTwayne’s Authors Series (English, United States, and World Authors)

Offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, to the history and influence of literary movements, and to the development of literary genres.

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TexShare DatabaseVocational and Career Collection

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

freely available web siteWhat’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 siteWomen 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.

TexShare DatabaseWorldCat

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

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