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Research Databases: Books & Reading

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Most Useful:

  • 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.
  • EBSCO eBook Collection - formerly NetLibrary
    (EBSCO) Search complete electronic books. Set up a free account and download to your PC, Mac, Nook, Sony, Android, iPhone, or iPad.
  • E-Libro Premium
    (ProQuest) Over 100,000 ebook titles covering a full range of academic topics. General reference works are also included.
  • Novelist K-8 Plus (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
    (EBSCO) 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)
    (EBSCO) Electronic readers advisory service for fiction and nonfiction literature, find by author, genre, or even tell the computer a novel you liked and it can recommend similar books.
  • Harris County Public Library Digital Media Catalog (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
    (Digital Library Reserve, Inc.) Download digital materials (including books and music) with free software to listen at home, at work, or when you travel. To begin using these titles, view the Help-Quick Start Guide.
  • Safari Tech Books (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball & HCPL)
    (ProQuest)
    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.
  • Teaching Books.Net
    TeachingBooks.net) Provides multimedia resources that can enhance and enliven reading experiences in the K-12 environment.
  • TumbleBooks (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
    (TumbleBooks Inc.) Interactive children's books using Flash animation.
  • World Cat (LSCS Libraries)
    (OCLC) Locate books and other materials in libraries worldwide - no full text.
TexShare DatabasesTexShare databases are funded in part by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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