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Ancestry Library Edition
NEW - Delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Ancestry Library Edition brings the world's most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library.

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Driving Tests.org
Driver education program with 10 car practice tests, 5 motorcycle practice tests, 3 CDL (Commercial driver's License) practice tests, 3 online driver's manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and a FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryWith electronic reference books from Gale and their publishing partners, researchers can instantly access thousands of eBooks on virtually any subject. These trusted, authoritative reference works are available 24/7.
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Miss Humblebee’s Academy

Help prepare your preschooler for kindergarten and beyond by introducing key concepts in math, science, social studies, language, literacy, art and music. Miss Humblebee’s Academy is the only online solution that helps children learn while having fun AND provides parents with tools to measure their child’s progress. 

NewsBankGain access to tens of millions of articles from local, state, regional, national, and international historical newspapers and other news sources.

America's Newspapers
Search current and archived local, state and national full-text articles on issues, events, business, government, sports and more with over 1,700 newspapers and other news sources including the Dallas Morning News (8/12/84-Current), Paris News (11/30/2000-Current), Fort Worth Star-Telegram (12/1/90-Current), and USA Today (7/1/87-Current).

Paris News (11/30/2000-Current)
Search full-text articles including local and state news covering issues and events, people, business, sports and more from 11/30/2000-Current.

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 - today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-tp-find content from the mid 1900s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

Texas Historical Newspapers
Search Texas historical archives including articles from the Austin Republican, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Morning Register, San Antonio Express and more.
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The Paris Public Library has a subscription to EBSCO's Novelist - a website designed to allow readers to use a favorite author or title as a template to locate other authors and titles of interest. Users can also learn more about books and authors through Feature Articles, Book Discussion Guides, and BookTalks.
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OverdriveDownloadable eBooks, audiobooks and more on your computer, mobile device, iPod or eBook reader. Available 24/7 from your library's website. All you need is an internet connection and a library card. Automatic return. No late fees. Variety of subjects. Separate sections for kids and teens.

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TexShareDatabases by TexShare offer authoritative, full-text articles from verifiable, subscription-only sources. Every search yields results you won't see anywhere else. Also including Learning Express, a valuable tool for career development and job seeking with practice tests (GED, SAT, firefighting, EMS, health care, and many more).


A bibliographic resource with millions of citations relating to the field of agriculture for journal articles, book chapters, theses, patents, and technical reports to support agricultural research.

Academic Search Complete

A comprehensive resource of full-text academic journals, videos, reports and books on dozens of subjects ranging from anthropology, chemistry and culture to law, women studies and zoology.


EBSCO is the leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and discovery service to libraries of all kinds.

Alt Health Watch

A source for alternative perspectives on healthcare and wellness providing access to the latest information and materials related to holistic medicine.


A collection of e-books from the E-Read Texas Unlimited Collection, including popular non-fiction such as travel, nutrition and health, and gardening, along with adult and young adult fiction. Accessible anywhere in Texas.

Bibliography of Native North Americans

A bibliographic database that covers the culture, history and daily life of native North Americans, which is ideal for researching the contributions, struggles and issues of North Americas indigenous peoples.

Book Connections

Resources about children's and young adult books from TeachingBooks, including exclusive Meet-the-Author movies and recordings, book trailers, and Reader’s Advisory to help you choose the right book.

Book Review Digest Plus

An essential library tool providing access to book reviews on a wide range of topics from a variety of sources, including newspapers, review journals and popular magazines.

Business Abstracts and Full-text

A database containing full-text articles from key publications covering business topics including finance, management, international business, human resources and marketing.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Reference

A full-text database that covers all aspects of business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), including risk evaluation, emergency preparedness and crisis communications.

Business Source Complete

Premium business content, including research articles, SWOT analyses, company profiles, industry information and more, via a highly focused user interface created especially for the business searcher.

Chilton Library

ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.

Computer Source

A full-text database covering computer science and technology disciplines and the business and social implications of new technology.

Consumer Health Complete

A patient education support tool with consumer-oriented content covering mainstream, holistic and integrated medicine.

Credo Complete Core Collection

Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs. Gather background information on your topic from over one thousand full-text encyclopedias, subject handbooks, and current events resources, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

ERIC-Education Resources Information Center

A database providing more than one million records available from the Education Resources Information Center, a robust source of educational literature.

Educational Administration Abstracts

A bibliographic research database that covers areas related to educational administration including educational leadership, educational management and educational research.

Essay and General Literature Index

An index of essays from more than 9,000 anthologies published in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain since 1985, with coverage spanning the entire range of humanities and social sciences.


An easy-to-use search interface for K-5 students looking for magazine and newspaper articles, books and encyclopedias on a variety of topics, such as animals, art, music, geography, language arts, math, science and social studies.

Explora-High School

An easy-to-use search interface for students in grades 6-12 looking for magazine and newspaper articles, books, informational texts, primary sources, multimedia and more on a variety of curriculum-related topics.

Explora-Public Libraries

An easy-to-search interface for public library patrons looking for magazine and newspaper articles, books and other reference materials on a variety of topics.

Family Studies Abstracts

Bibliographic records covering topics relevant to family studies such as marriage, divorce and family dynamics.

First Search

FirstSearch delivers precise, full-featured searching of WorldCat, the largest database of library bibliographic information. It enables people to find authoritative content in every format from library collections worldwide.

Fuente Academica Premier

A multidisciplinary database that provides full-text coverage of Spanish-language scholarly content with journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain.

Gale Databases

From student favorites like Gale In Context suite to our flagship InfoTrac databases, we offer dozens of powerful research platforms to put vetted sources right at your users fingertips.

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

OVIC is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of todays hottest social issues. Topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, and audio files.

Gale In Context: Science

Science In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of todays most significant science topics.

Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine

provides access to medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books and pamphlets. The database is designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health researchers. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

Health Source Nursing Academic Edition

An essential resource for nursing and health research covering pediatrics, critical care, mental health, medical law and more.

Health Source-Consumer Edition

A source for consumer health information from popular magazines about aging, fitness, nutrition, wellness, disease prevention and more.

HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest® Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. Powered by Ancestry® with more than 4.4 billion records and coverage dating back to the 1700s.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

A collection of leading hobby and craft magazines with detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

Home Improvement Reference Center

A comprehensive full-text collection of detailed, user-friendly how-to information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

Humanities Full-text

A resource that provides full text of notable scholarly resources as well as specialized magazines covering art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, religion and more.

Information Science and Technology Abstracts

An information science database, providing indexing and abstracts for journal articles, books, research reports and conference proceedings.

Job and Career Accelerator

A job search and career exploration resource with more than 1,100 occupations, sample resumes and cover letters, current job and internship postings, and guidance on preparing for and getting a job.

LearningExpress Library

A collection of interactive tutorials, practice tests, articles, flash cards and e-books patrons can use to improve academic skills in reading, writing, math and science as well as prepare for high-stakes exams.

 Legal Collection

A valuable database of the most respected scholarly law journals covering the current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

Legal Forms

Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others.

Legal Information Reference Center

A resource to help laypersons navigate a wide range of legal issues with top consumer legal reference books including Nolo do-it-yourself guides as well as thousands of legal forms.

Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Indexing and abstracts for key library and information science journals, books, research reports and more.

Literary Reference Center

A rich collection of full text covering thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

MAS Complete

A full-text database with hundreds of high school magazines and reference books, thousands of biographies and primary source documents, and over one million photos, maps and flags.


An essential biomedical research resource providing access to many of the most-used biomedical and health journals, covering a wide range of subjects.

Master FILE Complete

A multidisciplinary database providing full text for popular magazines, reference books and other highly regarded sources from world leading publishers.


A unique collection of medical and scientific journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers covering a range of health and medical subjects.

Middle Search Plus

A full-text database of popular middle school magazines and reference books, biographies and primary source documents, and over one million photos, maps and flags.

Military & Government Collection

Provides cover-to-cover full text, indexing and abstracts for hundreds of journals and periodicals pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

Natural and Alternative Treatments

A database containing accurate, unbiased information on medical conditions, alternative therapies, herbs and supplements, functional foods, drug interactions and homeopathy.

Newspaper Source Plus

A resource offering cover-to-cover full text for U.S., international and regional newspapers as well as television and radio news transcripts from major networks.

Play Index

An index of classic and historical plays, along with the works of contemporary playwrights.

Primary Search

A full-text database for young researchers with easy-to-read online encyclopedia entries, complete articles from popular children magazines, and a vast image collection.

Professional Development Collection

A highly specialized collection designed for educators, librarians and education researchers that includes full text for nearly 500 journals and more than 200 educational reports.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

An essential collection for psychologists, counselors and researchers with leading scholarly information of anthropology, mental processes, experimental methods and more.

Race Relations Abstracts

Contains abstracts for the top academic journals, books, periodicals and newspapers related to ethnic and racial studies.

Recursos Para Hispanohablantes

A center for native Spanish speakers to learn basic academic skills including how to prepare for the GED en Espanol, Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadan en espanol.

Referencia Latina

A full-text Spanish-language database covering a broad array of subjects, which offers reference books, general interest magazines, newspapers, newswires and health reports.

Regional Business News

Newspapers, magazines and other resources from trusted news sources published in the United States and Canada.

Religion and Philosophy Collection

A full-text collection of journal and magazine content on world religions, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and more.

Salud en Espanol

A collection of Spanish-language evidence-based reports and fact sheets covering all aspects of health and wellness, including diseases, conditions, injuries, procedures and treatments.

SciTech Collection

The SciTech Premium Collection includes the Natural Science Collection and the Technology Collection and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.

Science and Technology Collection

A full-text database of top science journals covering an scientific and technical subjects, including chemistry, biology, computer technology and physics.

Serials Directory

The most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information and current pricing structures for popular serials.

Short Story Index

An essential index for readers seeking short stories by author or genre and those researching a literary figure or body of work.

Small Business Reference Center

Supports small business owners and entrepreneurs with reference books including Nolo do-it-yourself guides as well as business videos, details on how to create business plans, and more.

Small Engine Repair ReferenceCenter

A well-organized collection of detailed, yet user-friendly, repair guides for all manner of small engines.

Sustainability Reference Center

Full-text content relevant to many integral areas of sustainability initiative management such as recycling, renewable energy, resource conservation and more.

TOPIC search

A diverse full-text collection to support conversation about current events; social, political and economic issues; scientific discoveries and other topics discussed in classrooms.


TeachingBooks.net -- Bring to life childrens and YA books with video trailers, author interviews, discussion questions, and much more. Great for book clubs, choosing books, and homework help!

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps

Digital Sanborn Maps provides digital access to 2118 large-scale maps of 436 Texas towns and cities, including Dallas, Houston, Austin, El Paso, Fort Worth, and San Antonio.

Texas Reference Center

A collection of journals and books about Texas and Texans with topics including the state's history, its ethnic and cultural diversity, literature, public health, business, leisure and more.

Twentieth-Century American Poetry

This unparalleled collection includes some 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets, including Adrienne Rich, Andrei Codrescu, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Cathy Song.

Twentieth-Century English Poetry

A collection of more than 600 volumes of poetry by 283 poets from 1900 to the present day, including W.B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, Wilfred Owen, Thom Gunn, Fleur Adcock, Paul Muldoon, Tony Harrison, Benjamin Zephaniah and Carol Ann Duffy, and incorporating the poets in The Faber Poetry Library.

Vocational and Career Collection

Full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.

eBooks at EBSCOhost

Full text for thousands of recently published fiction and nonfiction books on a variety of topics, such as business, economics, history, law, literature, psychology, religion, the STEM subjects and more.

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