Research Databases: Alphabetical

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ABI/Inform Complete (LSC-Montgomery)
Current business information, from scholarly journals and dissertations, to company, industry and market focused trade news, with some historical coverage back to 1900.

Academic Search Complete link to databases by subject
(EBSCO) Help
Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.

(EBSCO) Help
Citations for articles, reports and more from the USDA National Agricultural Library from 1970 to present. No full text.

Alt HealthWatch
(EBSCO) Help
Full text for 180 publications, including many peer-reviewed journals, in the areas of complementary and alternative medicine.

American Indian Histories and Culture
(Adams Matthew)
(Note: Best with Chrome, Safari, or Firefox web browsers.)
Includes manuscripts, photographs, maps and paintings from the Newberry Library's Edward E. Ayer Collection in Chicago from earliest European contact though mid-20th Century.

The American West
(Adams Matthew)
(Note: Best with Chrome, Safari, or Firefox web browsers)
Features historical items about the exploration of the Western U.S., including original manuscripts, wanted posters, and photos from the Newberry Library's Graff Collection in Chicago. All-Dentistry (LSC-Kingwood)
3D models for learning and reviewing complex anatomy dentistry and dental hygiene;  includes 3D Head & Neck for Dentistry, 3D Real-Time Dentistry, and 3D Anatomy for Dental Hygiene.

Ancestry Library Edition (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL) NOTE: on-campus use only
( and ProQuest)
Genealogy data including census and immigration records, directories, biographies, newspapers and periodicals.

Bibliography of Native North Americans
(EBSCO) Help
Citations on a wide range of topics related to native populations in the US and Canada. Not full text.

Biblioteca TumbleBook (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
(TumbleBooks Inc.) Libros electrónicos para niños

Biography Reference Bank (LSCS Libraries)
(Wilson) Help
Over 140,000 biographical profiles of people present and past, many with photographs, articles and more.

Biography in Context (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
(Gale Cengage Learning)
Comprehensive biographical resource of over 350,000 people from throughout history and around the world.

Bloom's Literature (LSCS Libraries)
(Facts on File) Essays and criticism examining the lives of great authors and their works throughout history.

Book Review Digest Plus
(EBSCO/H.W. Wilson) Over 270,000 full-text reviews from more than 1,400 American, British, and Canadian periodicals back to 1983.

Business Abstracts with Full Text
(EBSCO/H.W. Wilson) Full-text for articles in close to 460 publications from 1982 to the present.

Business Source Complete
(EBSCO) Help
Provides "journal and magazine full-text articles, financial data, case studies, industry reports, market research reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more."

Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
(Cengage Learning) 
Includes "photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks."

Chronicle of Higher Education Online
Leading source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text
(EBSCO) Help (LSCS Libraries)
Major full-text database in Nursing and Allied Health, with over 560 journals, and more than 600,000 articles dating back to 1937.

Communication & Mass Media Complete
Full text from over 500 journals for communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields.

Computer Source
(EBSCO) Help
Full text for nearly 300 publications on computer science, programming, AI, information systems, robotics, and software.

Contemporary Authors
(Gale Cengage Learning) Help
Biographies of over 100,000 novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, and other writers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
(Gale Cengage Learning) Help
Collection of critical essays on contemporary literature.

Country Information Sitesfree web

CountryWatch (LSC-North Harris only) 
(CountryWatch, Inc.)
Provides news, geographical, political, economic, and cultural information and maps on each of the 194 countries of the world.

CQ Researcher
(CQ Press) 
Full-text, balanced, comprehensive journalistic reports and analysis of current and controversial issues of the day.

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Dictionary of Literary Biography
(Gale Cengage Learning) Help
Biographies of authors with bibliographies of their works.

EBSCO eBook Collection
(EBSCO) NOTE: formerly NetLibrary
Search complete electronic books. Set up a free account and download to your PC, Mac, Nook, Sony, Android, iPhone, or iPad.

EBSCOhost Databases
(EBSCO) Help
All EBSCO databases -- Academic Search Premier and additional databases.

Education Administration Abstracts
Locate bibliographic records for articles related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research and other areas of key relevance to the discipline, with coverage back to 46 years. No full-text, but search the publication title in LSCS Libraries' A-Z database to check availability online or in one of the libraries' collections.

Download digital materials (including eBooks, eAudio, music and video) with the help of the free software from the web site to your computer and mobile devices. Use your HCPL or LSCS library barcode to check out the materials (LSCS access - courtesy of partnership between LSCS and HCPL system).

Encyclopedia of Popular Music via Oxford Music Online (LSCS Libraries)
(Oxford University Press)
Features articles on popular music genres such as jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music from 1900 to the present. Also includes information on trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals.

(EBSCO) Help
Over 2,200 educational digests, plus citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.

Essay & General Literature Index
(EBSCO/H.W. Wilson)
Almost 86,000 essays in 7,000+ printed anthologies and collections back as 1985.

Family Studies Abstracts
Locate articles from the last 30 years in essential publications in the areas of marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to this discipline. No full-text, but search the publication title in LSCS Libraries' A-Z database to check availability online or in one of the libraries' collections.

Films on Demand (LSCS Libraries)
(Films Media Group)
High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS. Note: Disable Compatibility View under Tools menu in Internet Explorer if the films do not play on your IE browser. Compatible browsers include: IE 8.0+, Mozilla Firefox 4.0+, Google Chrome 3+, Apple Safari 4.0+.  

Fuente Académica
(EBSCO) Help
Full text coverage (including PDF) for nearly 200 scholarly academic journals in the Spanish language.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
(EBSCO) Help
General encyclopedia with over 25,000 entries covering a variety of subject areas. (Pre-college)

Gale Artemis: Literary Sources
(Gale Cengage Learning)
New search interface to access Gale Literature Resource Center, Twayne's Authors Series, and Scribner Writers.

Gale Databases
(Gale Cengage Learning)
All Gale databases.

Gale Legal Forms (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
View, add to, and print Texas legal forms in such areas as wills, leases, and divorces.  

Gale Literary Databases
(Gale Cengage Learning)
Search Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and Dictionary of Literary Biography together.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
(Gale Cengage Learning)
Dozens of complete reference books on arts, business, education, history, law, literature, sciences, and technology, including the popular sets of Short Stories for Students, Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, and Drama for Students.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
(Gale Cengage Learning)
Includes Grzimek's Animal Encyclopedia, Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, and Endangered Species reference books online.

(EBSCO) Help
A unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment is offered. Nearly 300,000 records, full text for selected titles and searchable cited references for more than 200 titles.

Grove Art Dictionary - See Oxford Art Online
Full text art reference covering all the visual arts from prehistory to the 1990's with image links.

Handbook of Texas - free web
(Texas State Historical Association) Full-text, brief article entries about Texas history & geography.

Health Reference Center Academic
(Gale Cengage Learning) Help
Full-text from a variety of medical, nursing and allied health sources: journals, reference books, pamphlets.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
(EBSCO) Help
Full text consumer health information from 150 sources on medical sciences, nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
(EBSCO) Help
Full text from some 550 scholarly medical journals, plus citations and abstracts from 850 others.

HeritageQuest Online
(ProQuest/UMI) Help
Genealogical research materials including census records, military records, and family and local histories.

History Study Center (LSCS Libraries)
A collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.

Houston Business Journal - free web
Houston Business Journal (LSC-University Park)
(American City Business Journals, Inc.)
Local business news, industry news, and market intelligence for the Greater Houston area. Search back issues from 1996 to the present in their archives. Subscription access includes expanded content.

Houston Chronicle - free web
(Hearst Communications Inc.)
Access the electronic copy of today's Houston Chronicle. 

Houston Chronicle Archives - free web
(Hearst Communications Inc.)
Back issue access: 1985 - 2011. Full text only available to subscribers.

Humanities Full Text
(EBSCO/H.W. Wilson)
Full-text articles from over 330 journals encompassing all fields of humanities and periodicals dating to 1910.

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Information Science & Technology Abstracts
(EBSCO) Help
Index of journal articles, books, research reports, conference proceedings and patents in the information sciences. (No full text)

International Clinical Educators Learning Center (LSC-Tomball)
(ICE) A streaming video library with professionally filmed videos featuring actual patients and clinicians demonstrating practical and effective treatment ideas. Contact LSC-Tomball or LSC-HSB Library for login information.

Issues & Controversies
(Facts On File News Service)
Full-text articles from different points of view on important issues in today's news, plus statistics, images, and more.

Job & Career Accelerator
Provides help with matching skills to a career, current job listings, and cover letter and resume preparation. Requires free login so you can save work online. If you are unable to register off campus, please try again using an on-campus computer.

Complete historical full text of all issues of peer-reviewed journals in a wide range of humanities and social science fields.

Kids' Search
(EBSCO) Help
Materials and interface designed for students in grades K-8 and their teachers. Includes Encyclopedia of Animals. (Pre-college)

LearningExpress Library 3.0 (LSCS)
LearningExpress Library 3.0 (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, HCPL)
(Learning Express)
Test preparation using practice tests based on official exams. Provides instant feedback on answers to questions. Set up an account to view and save practice tests and review materials. Includes Job & Career Accelerator.

Legal Collection
(EBSCO) Help
Includes full text for nearly 250 scholarly law journals.

LexisNexis Academic
(LexisNexis) Contains laws and court rulings as well as law reviews and legal analysis for state and federal courts; full-text U.S. and world news articles, magazines, and journals; and company profiles for private and public businesses.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
(EBSCO) Help
Index of over 600 journals plus books, research reports, and proceedings in librarianship and the information sciences. (No full text)

Literary Reference Center
(EBSCO) Criticisms, synopses, and reviews of authors and their works, full text poems, short stories, and classic novels, as well as full text from over 400 literary journals.

Literature Resource Center
(Gale Cengage Learning) Help
Full-text journal articles, critical essays, work overviews & summaries, and author biographies from authoritative sources.

Mango Languages (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL) (NOTE: This link will refer you to the HCPL page where you will see the Mango Languages link and select it.)
(Mango Languages)
Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, and ESL are currently available with more to come later. Available at home or library, users may create their own account to chart progress in learning a language or just jump right in by clicking link under the login that says, "Skip Login Start Learning Now!"

MAS Ultra - Student Edition
(EBSCO) Help
Full-text articles from magazines & newspapers, pamphlets, reference books, biographies, and images. (Pre-college)

MasterFILE Premier
(EBSCO) Help
Full-text articles from magazines & journals, and other sources including pamphlets, books, biographies, reports, etc.

(EBSCO) Help
Spanish-language medical research and investigative journals, including full-text of nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications.

(EBSCO) Help
Medical research; National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database with Medical Subject Headings. No full text.

Micromedex Healthcare Resources (LSCS Libraries)
(Truven Health Analytics)
A wide range of clinical databases, including information about drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine.

Middle Search Plus
(EBSCO) Help
For middle through high-school research: full-text from nearly 140 magazines, biographies, primary sources, images. (Pre-college)

Military & Government Collection
(EBSCO) Help
Full-text journal articles and magazines on military and political topics, plus books, reports, government documents, etc.

Morningstar Investment Research Center  (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
(Morningstar, Inc.) Help
Mutual funds investment information; information on stocks, mutual funds and ETFs. A searchable database.

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Natural & Alternative Treatments
(EBSCO) Help
Over 200 articles on medical conditions, presenting evidence-based information on alternative therapies proposed for their treatment.

Naxos Music Library & Naxos for Professors--Click this to create playlists for your classes.  Contact your librarian if you need the login and password.
Thousands of audio tracks from different styles and eras for online listening, plus historical background information.

New York Times (LSC-University Park only)
(New York Times) Online and mobile subscription access to New York Times US, International, and Chinese editions. Use your Lone Star email address to create an account.

Newspaper Source
(EBSCO) Help
Selected full-text from 30 US national and international newspapers and 200 regional papers, plus TV & radio news transcripts.

Novelist K-8 Plus (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
Electronic readers advisory service for children's fiction and nonfiction literature, find by author, genre, or even tell the computer a novel you liked and it can recommend similar books.

NoveList Plus (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
Find fiction by author, genre, or even search for books that are similar to a particular novel you have liked.

Nursing Education in Video (LSCS Libraries)
(Alexander Street Press)  
Videos created by Medcom-Trainex specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. Login to create a playlist to share or embed videos or static links to videos in online courses.

Opposing Viewpoints
(Gale Cengage Learning) Help
Full text on current social issues from sources including books, statistical reports, and news publications.

OTSearch (LSC-Tomball)
Indexes and abstracts of resources in the field of occupational therapy. Citations and abstracts only -- not full text.

Oxford Art Online
(Oxford University Press) includes Grove Art
Full text art reference covering all the visual arts from prehistory to the 1990's with image links.

Oxford Music Online (LSC-Tomball & LSC-Montgomery)
(Oxford University Press)
Online music reference source includes articles from the Oxford Companion to Music, Grove dictionaries of American music, jazz , opera, and musical instruments, and the Encyclopedia of Popular Music.

Play Index
(EBSCO/H.W. Wilson)
Thousands of plays and over 600 monologues written or translated since antiquity and published from 1949 to present.

Primary Search
(EBSCO) Help
For elementary school research: full-text from nearly 70 popular magazines, pamphlets, children's dictionary, images. (Pre-college)

Professional Development Collection
(EBSCO) Help
For professional educators: nearly 550 full-text education journals, including 350 peer-reviewed titles, plus over 200 reports.

Project MUSE
(Johns Hopkins University Press)
Full text of 285 journals in literature, history, international/cultural studies and other humanities and social science fields.

Proquest Historical Newspapers  New!
Over 30 million digital pages of seventeen American newspapers dating back to the 18th century.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
(EBSCO) Help
Nearly 575 full-text publications, including some 550 peer-reviewed journals, in psychiatry, psychology, and related fields.

Public Library of Science (PLoS) - free web
(Public Library of Science)
Launched in 2003, PLoS features "peer-reviewed, open access scientific and medical journals that include original research as well as timely feature articles."

Race Relations Abstracts
Locate peer-reviewed research in ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline, as listed. No full text, but search for the publication title in LSCS Libraries' A-Z database for availability online or in one of the libraries' collections.

ReferenceUSA (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL) 
(NOTE: This link will refer you to the HCPL page where you will see the ReferenceUSA link and select it.)

Regional Business News
(EBSCO) Help
Full text from business newspapers, magazines, and newswires throughout the United States.

Religion & Philosophy Collection
(EBSCO) Help
Over 300 full-text journals, including over 250 peer-reviewed titles, on theology, religious history, epistemology, and philosophy.

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Safari Tech Books Online (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
Safari is the premier electronic reference library for full-text books on computer software/hardware, business, self-help, web design, graphic design, photography, marketing, and related subjects. There is a limit of five simultaneous users for this resource.

Salud en Español
(EBSCO) Help
Información sobre salud escrito para el público en general - artículos de revistas y otras fuentes. (In Spanish).

Science Online (LSCS Libraries)
(AAAS) Help
This full-text, weekly multidisciplinary scientific journal publishes original peer-reviewed research and noteworthy science news (1997 to the present).

Science & Technology Collection
(EBSCO) Help
Over 800 full-text journals; topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computing, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology.

(EBSCO) Help
Materials and interface designed for elementary students and their teachers. (Pre-college)

The Serials Directory
(EBSCO) Help
Bibliographic & pricing information for over 212,000 popular US and international newspapers, magazines, and journals. (No full text)

Short Story Index
(EBSCO/H.W. Wilson)
Indexes some 117,000+ stories in over 4,200 collections and anthologies, including full text for almost 5,000 stories back to 1984.

Small Business Reference Center
Features some 400 full-text periodicals, over 450 full-text reference books, videos, and business plans.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Features 470 full-text reference books with original photos and illustrations, including detailed instructions for 90,000 repairs on such equipment as chain saws, motorcycles, marine (boats), personal watercraft/jet ski, mowers, string trimmers & blowers, yard & garden tractors.

Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (Online Edition) (LSCS Libraries)
(ProQuest)  Help
Comprehensive summary of statistics about the United States people, industries and more. Browse broad subject categories or search to locate statistics or use as a guide to more information in print and on the internet. Sources include the United States government, as well as commercial publishers.

STAT!Ref  (LSCS Libraries) NOTE: limited concurrent users per book
STAT!Ref (Healthcare) (LSC-Montgomery)
(Teton Data Systems) Help
Full-text electronic medical library; included 26 titles including CPT Data Files, Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, 5-Minute Clinical Consult, ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, burket's Oral Medicine, and Scientific American Medicine.  Most titles can be viewed by one person at a time, so if a title is unavailable, wait a few minutes and try again.  For information on mobile access (via Apple, Android and Blackberry), refer to STAT!Ref under Mobile Apps.

STAT!Ref: Dental Reference Shelf (LSC-Kingwood)
(Teton Data Systems) Help
Search or browse selected reference texts for dentistry and dental hygiene, along with other medical reference texts.  For information on mobile access (via Apple, Android and Blackberry), refer to STAT!Ref under Mobile Apps.

Student Research Center
(EBSCO) Help
Materials and interface designed for students in grades 6-12 and their teachers. (Pre-college)

Teacher Reference Center
(EBSCO) Help
Coverage on key education topics such as assessment, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, science/mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970
(ProQuest/UMI) Help
Maps of property and land-use records for Texas towns and cities for over 100 years.

Texas Reference Center
(EBSCO) Help
Over 80 full-text journals & books on Texas history, culture, and life, biographies of important Texans, and more.

Thomson Gale Databases
See Gale Databases (Gale Cengage Learning)
All Gale databases.

(EBSCO) Help
Current events database: over 100,000 articles from diverse sources & points of view, on important social/political/economic issues.

TumbleBooks (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
(TumbleBooks Inc.)
Interactive children's books using Flash animation.

Twentieth Century American Poetry
(Proquest/Chadwyck) Help
Over 50,000 complete poems by over 300 different American poets since 1900.

Twentieth Century English Poetry
(Proquest/Chadwyck) Help
Tens of thousands of complete poems by over 280 different English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and Commonwealth poets since 1900.

Value Line Investment Service (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
(Value Line)
Investment advice on stocks.

Vocational & Career Collection
(EBSCO) Help
Full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.

(OCLC FirstSearch) Help
Searchable catalog of books and other materials in over 45,000 libraries worldwide. No full text.

TexShare DatabasesTexShare databases are funded in part by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.