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Research Databases: E-Books & Audio Books

For off-campus access, enter your fourteen digit library barcode number located on the back of your college ID/ library card.  No college ID or library card? Request a college ID or library card barcode number.

Most Useful:

  • Credo Reference
    (Credo) Includes materials from over 650 reference books on a variety of topics in higher education, including art, business, history, languages, literature, science, criminal justice, and political science.
  • EBSCO eBook Collection
    (EBSCO) Search complete electronic books. Set up a free account and download to your PC, Mac, Nook, Sony, Android, iPhone, or iPad.
    Help on Downloading to Devices.
  • eHCPL 
    (HCPL) Download digital materials (including eBooks, eAudio, music and video) with the help of 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).
  • E-Libro Premium- New
    (ProQuest) Over 100,000 ebook titles covering a full range of academic topics. General reference works are also included. 
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (LSCS Libraries)
    (Gale) Includes full-text, searchable reference sets in such areas as literature, business, education, game programming, and social sciences.  
  • Safari Tech Books Online (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL) NOTE: 5 simultaneous user limit
    (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.
  • STAT!Ref (Healthcare) (LSCS Libraries) NOTE: 1 user per book at a time
  • STAT!Ref (Healthcare) (LSC-Montgomery)
    (Teton Data Systems) 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, 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 on the Research Apps and Tools page.

Also Try:

  • Encyclopedia of Popular Music via Oxford Music Online (LSCS Libraries)
    (Oxford) 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.
  • Naxos Music Library (LSCS Libraries)
    (Naxos Digital Services Ltd.) Classical, jazz, world/folk, new age, and Chinese music recordings in 75,000+ tracks plus related text information about the musical works.
    NOTE: requires Windows Media Player version 9 or later - limit of 25 simultaneous users for this resource
  • 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.


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