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Research Databases: Workforce & Applied Technology


For off-campus access, enter your 14-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.


Repair and Handbooks select to expand list

  • Standards and Codes - LSC-North Harris Library Research Guide
  • Home Improvement Reference Center
    (EBSCO) Includes full-text information from over 120 reference books, magazines, videos and over 35,000 images for subjects such as maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, decoration, home and garden, outdoor improvements, plumbing and wood projects. The information is presented in a unique and user-friendly interface.
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center
    (EBSCO) 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.
  • Gale: Chilton Library
    (Gale) Find automotive maintenance and repair manuals as well as practice exams for ASE Technician Tests.

Overviews and Ebooks select to expand list

  • 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.
  • Gale: Chilton Library
    (Gale) Find automotive maintenance and repair manuals as well as practice exams for ASE Technician Tests.
  • Ebook Central
    (ProQuest) Over 100,000 ebook titles covering a full range of academic topics. General reference works are also included.
    Adobe Digital EditionsAdobe Digital Editions
  • EBSCO eBook Collection
    (EBSCO) Search complete electronic books. Set up a free account to download to your device.
    Adobe Digital EditionsAdobe Digital Editions

Businessselect to expand list

  • 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."
  • Houston Business Journal- free web
    (American City Business Journals, Inc.) Search back issues from 1996 to the present in their archives.
  • Small Business Reference Center
    (EBSCO) Features some 400 full-text periodicals, over 450 full-text reference books, videos, and business plans.
  • Sustainability Reference Center - New
    (EBSCO) Provides full text for industry-leading journals, magazines, books, trade publications on sustainability initiative management.
  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Reference Center - New
    Full-text database designed to support continuity experts and information professionals. It covers all aspects of business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), including risk evaluation, emergency preparedness and crisis communications.

Health & Medicineselect to expand list

  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text 
    (EBSCO) Help
    Major full-text database in Nursing and Allied Health, with over 560 journals, and more than 600,000 articles dating back to 1937.
  • Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine   (formerly 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: Nursing/Academic Edition
    (EBSCO) Help
    Full text from some 550 scholarly medical journals, plus citations and abstracts from 850 others.
  • STAT!Ref (Healthcare)  NOTE: limited concurrent users per book
    (Teton Data Systems) Full-text electronic medical library.
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  • PubMed Search - free web
    (National Library of Medicine) Comprises more than 32 million citation for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals and online books. Citations include links to full text content from PubMed Central and published websites.

Videosselect to expand list

  • Academic Video Online: Premium
    (Alexander Street Press) Full-length videos on various topics, documentaries, instructional materials and limited historical news reports.
  • Films on Demand 
    (Films Media Group) High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS.
  • Kanopy
    (Kanopy) Classic cinema, independent films, and top documentaries in streaming video. Includes Media Education Foundation Collection.
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 Newsselect to expand list

  • Academic Search Complete
    (EBSCO) Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines, and newspapers, plus image collections.
  • Houston Chronicle -free web
    (Hearst Communications Inc.) Access the electronic copy of today's Houston Chronicle.
  • Houston Chronicle Archivesfree web
    (Hearst Communications Inc.) Back issue access: 1985 - 2011. Full text only available to subscribers.
  • Newspaper Source Plus
    (EBSCO) Selected full-text from 30 US national and international newspapers and 200 regional papers, plus TV & radio news transcripts.
  • US Major Dailies 
    (ProQuest) Provides access to the LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune,Washington Post and the New York Times. 

Science and Technologyselect to expand list

  • Gale OneFile: Computer Science
    (Gale Cengage Learning)
    Includes more than 600 journals and periodicals, providing information on computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in such areas as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.
  • Science & Technology Collection
    (EBSCO) Over 800 full-text journals; topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computing, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology.
  • SciTech Premium Collection
    (ProQuest) Full-text from an international collection of scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.
  • Sustainability Reference Center
    (EBSCO) Provides full text for industry-leading journals, magazines, books, trade publications on sustainability initiative management.

Trade and Industryselect to expand list

Link to Databases by Title Search for magazines, newspapers, and journals by title Find Databases by Subject

  1. Search the Library Catalog. Request any circulating items not in your local library using the "Place Hold" button. Login with your 14-digit library barcode number and PIN.
  2. Looking for a specific article? Search the Full Text Finder for newspaper, magazine, or journal titles.
  3. Search WorldCat to find books and articles from libraries worldwide, then apply at your local library for a TexShare card to borrow them directly or request specific books and articles through interlibrary loan.


TexShare databases Selected databases are funded, in part, through TexShare, a division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, utilizing grant funds provided by the US Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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