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.
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.
To create a Brainfuse account:
- Open Brainfuse–HelpNow in a browser.
- Click “Login”.
- Click “Sign up”.
- Create a user name and password.
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.
Online collection of general and subject-specific reference works on all major topic areas.
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.
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.
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.
Covers the characteristics, distribution, habitat, behavior, diet, reproductive biology, and conservation status for the entire animal kingdom.
Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Contains comprehensive coverage and recent discoveries.
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.
For high school students seeking popular magazines, biographies and primary sources.
Designed especially for middle school students, this database contains full text articles, an image collection, essays, pamphlets, and primary sources.
NoveList K-8 Plus will help you find your next read for children and teens. Find book talks, curricular connections, and recommended lists here.
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.
Designed for elementary school students, contains popular school magazines, images, and encyclopedic entries.
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.
Contains Texas magazines and journals in the fields of business, law, education, health, agriculture, natural resources, history, and many more.
Explore social, political, and economic current events and issues as well as controversial opinions and viewpoints.
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.