Research – by Category

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.

 

Articles & 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 Premier
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.

texshare_logo_tiny 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.

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Arts & Humanities

 

logo_no_tag_tinyFreegal
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.

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Books & 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.

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_tinyNovelist
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_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.

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.

logo_no_tag_tinyOneClickdigital
OneClick offers eAudiobooks for download to compatible personal devices. FAQs and support are available. Phone support is available at 877-77-AUDIO (877-772-8346).

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

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.

logo_no_tag_tinyTumbleBooks 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.

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Business

 

logo_no_tag_tinyBarron’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.

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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.

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.

logo_no_tag_tinyMorningstar Investment Research Center | Video Tutorial
A tool for financial information, portfolio analysis, and financial news. View the video tutorial for an overview.

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

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

logo_no_tag_tinyStandard & Poor’s Outlook
Library use only – get password at the reference desk.

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

texshare_logo_tiny Weiss Ratings Online
The Financial Ratings Series Online is a combination of the Weiss Ratings and The Street Ratings guides evaluating insurers for health, life and annuity, and property and casualty insurance.

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Careers & Education

 

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

texshare_logo_tiny Job & 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.

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

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.

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

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.

logo_no_tag_tinySalem 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.

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Consumer Info

 

Consumer Reports Magazine

logo_no_tag_tinyConsumer Reports Online
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.

texshare_logo_tiny Weiss Ratings Online
The Financial Ratings Series Online is a combination of the Weiss Ratings and The Street Ratings guides evaluating insurers for health, life and annuity, and property and casualty insurance.

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Encyclopedias

 

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

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

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Español

 

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

texshare_logo_tiny ProCitizen
Este curso te ayudará a preparte para las secciones de educai&oacuten civica, lectura y escritura del examen de naturalización. A través de una serie de 100 videos informativos, además de ejercicios prácticos y exámenes, aprenderás todo lo que necesitas saber para aprobar el examen de naturalización.

texshare_logo_tiny Pronunciator
Pronunciator es una manera divertida y fácil de aprender cualquiera de los 80 idiomas disponibles. ¡Aprende en tu navegador y obtén nuestra app para tu dispositivo móvil!

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.

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Genealogy and History

 

Genealogy

 

texshare_logo_tiny Austin American Statesman

logo_no_tag_tinyAncestry Library Edition
Library use only

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

logo_no_tag_tinyFold3
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_tinyHistoric 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_logo_tinyNewspapers.com
Newspapers.com offers thousands of historical national, regional, and local newspapers. International coverage includes Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, and Northern Ireland.

History

 

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

logo_no_tag_tinySalem 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.

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Geography & Culture

 

texshare_logo_tiny American Indian History and Culture
Primary sources give insight into relations between Native Americans and Europeans from earliest contact through the present.

texshare_logo_tiny The American West
Through primary sources, explore pioneers, frontier life, the Wild West, the Gold Rush, and outlaws.

texshare_logo_tiny 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.

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Health & Wellness

 

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

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

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.

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

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Home & Hobbies

 

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.

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Homework Help

 

TexShare DatabaseRound Rock Library card holders only 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.

TexShare DatabaseRound Rock Library card holders only Explora 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 only Explora 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 Ultra: School Edition
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_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 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.

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Language Learning

 

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

TexShare Database

Pronunciator | en Español
Learn 80 languages with interactive multimedia. 50 ESL options available. Use the mobile app when on the go.

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Law & Government

 

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.

logo_no_tag_tiny Law Depot
Create the legal document you need in minutes and print instantly. All forms, contracts, and agreements are created by a team of lawyers and updated as laws change.

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. ItThis 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 ProCitizen | en Español
This course will help you prepare for the civics, reading, and writing portions of the U.S. naturalization test. Through a series of 100 informative videos, plus practice exercises and quizzes, you will learn everything you need to know to successfully pass the naturalization test.

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Literature & Poetry

 

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

texshare_logo_tiny Contemporary Authors
Presents up-to-date biographical and bibliographical information on U.S. and international authors.

texshare_logo_tiny Contemporary Literary Criticism
Critical essays on contemporary works with biographical, critical, and principal works information.

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.

texshare_logo_tiny Literature Resource Center
Access biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline.

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 Scribner’s Writers Series
Contains original and detailed bio-critical essays on the lives and works of important authors from around the world.

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

texshare_logo_tiny Twayne’s Authors Series
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.

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

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Magazines & News

 

Magazines

TexShare DatabaseRound Rock Library card holders only 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.

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

logo_no_tag_tinyZinio
Get unlimited, simultaneous digital use of over 90 popular magazines. enter Zinio through our site and log into your account to check out your magazines. Then, read the content anywhere using the Zinio app.

If you used the Zinio app previously, you will need to download the app again to update the app.

News

 

texshare_logo_tiny Austin American Statesman

texshare_logo_tiny Newspaper Source
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_tinyNewspapers.com
Newspapers.com offers thousands of historical national, regional, and local newspapers. International coverage includes Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, and Northern Ireland.

texshare_logo_tinyNewsstand
Newsstand offers access to the full text of over 1300 newspapers, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, The Guardian and many other national and regional titles.

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Music

 

logo_no_tag_tinyFreegal
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.

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Science & Tech

 

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.

Technology

 

texshare_logo_tiny Computer Source
Provides the latest information and current trends in technology from hundreds of publications.
texshare_logo_tiny Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Covering information management, search, electronic publishing, and the information industry.

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Texas & Local

 

texshare_logo_tiny Austin American Statesman

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.

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