LSC Update

LSC will re-open access to buildings Monday, Aug. 31. Student Services are currently available online. Visit LoneStar.edu/Fall2020 for more information about fall classes.

Research Databases: Workforce & Applied Technology

Off-campus access: the system will prompt you to 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

Overviews and E-Books 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 Collection
    (EBSCO) E-books on a full range of topics. Visit EBSCO's instructions on how to read on a mobile device. Create a free account to download to your device.  
    Apple iOS App Icon  Google Android App Icon
    Bluefire App Directions for EBSCO eBooksDownload books to your device using Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Ebook Central
    (ProQuest) Over 100,000 e-book titles covering a full range of academic topics. General reference works are also included. Mobile-friendly site.
    Bluefire App Directions for EBSCO eBooksDownload books to your device using Adobe Digital Editions.

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  • Houston Business Journal- free web
    (American City Business Journals, Inc.) Search back issues from 1996 to the present in their archives.
  • Sustainability Reference Center
    (EBSCO) Provides full text for industry-leading journals, magazines, books, trade publications on sustainability initiative management.

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.
  • STAT!Ref (Healthcare)  NOTE: limited concurrent users per book
    (Teton Data Systems) Full-text electronic medical library.
    Apple iOS App Icon  Google Android App Icon Amazon App Store Icon
  • 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.
    Apple iOS App Icon  Google Android App Icon Roku app icon

 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.
  • 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. 

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  • 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.
  • 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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