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Research Apps & Tools

Bookmark mobile-friendly versions of the Library Catalog and LSCS databases.
Mobile Pages
  • LSCS Library Catalog
    Access LSCS library holdings information by using the mobile friendly library catalog from the Harris County Public Library System.
  • EBSCOhost Mobile (Use your LSCS ID/library card barcode number.)
    Access articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers on multiple subjects such as current events, health & medicine, business, history, and much more.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Mobile
    Access reference articles from the Encyclopedia Britannica.
  • Harris County Public Library Mobile (iOS devices); Harris County Public Library Mobile (Android devices) 
    Search their library catalog, renew books, and more.
  • JSTOR Mobile
    Use JSTOR on the go with their responsive page.
  • MedlinePlus (free web)
    National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health database on health topics and drugs, including medical encyclopedias.
  • WorldCat (free web)
    Find books, periodicals, and additional library resources from Houston-area libraries in addition to state, national, and international libraries.


Add apps to your mobile device to access library subscription databases or research related resources.
Mobile Apps

  • BookMyne (iOS devices) BookMyne (Android devices)
    Check the catalog, download items and manage your account.
  • EBSCO eBook Instructions
  • Flipster (iOS devices) Flipster (Android devices): LSCS access courtesy of their partnership with Harris County Public Library (HCPL) System  
  • HCPL App (iOS devices): LSCS access courtesy of their partnership with Harris County Public Library (HCPL) System
    Check the online catalog, download items, manage your account(s) and find suggested reading.
  • Naxos Music Library for Android and Apple App Store (Requires free student playlist registration). Thousands of audio tracks from different styles and eras.
  • New York Times mobile appAll Lone Star students and employees have complimentary access. Register and create your own login.  Download the mobile app or use your computer or tablet to login to enjoy daily access to the latest news. Faculty may also register at NYTimesInEducation.com for additional instructional tools and features. 
  • RBdigital (iOS devices)OneClickdigital (Android devices): LSCS access courtesy of their partnership with Harris County Public Library (HCPL) System.
    Audio books from HCPL's OneClickdigital service.
  • Overdrive Media Console (cross-platform): LSCS access courtesy of their partnership with Harris County Public Library (HCPL) System.
    Borrow downloadable e-books and audio-books from participating libraries. Access materials from the HCPL Digital Media Catalog with your HCPL or Lone Star library barcode (LSCS access courtesy of their partnership with Harris County Public Library System).
  • STAT!Ref Mobile App Instructions
  • WorldCat (Apple)
    Find books, periodicals, and additional library resources from Houston-area libraries, in addition to state, national, and international libraries.  


Use an assignment calculator to plan your research and keep track of project due dates.
Calculate & Manage Your Time Wisely


Keep your individual or group project organized and easily accessible. Save web pages and articles from library databases.
Collect & Organize Your Resources

Search Tools
  • LibX Toolbar Add our library toolbar to your Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers.


Use one of these bibliographic citation tools to help you cite your sources.
Citing Your Resources

Select the correct style (MLA, APA, Chicago) before entering information. These tools are not perfect, so use the guides on Citation Help to recheck your citations.