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GALE PRESENTS: UDEMY

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Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and much more. This database includes more than 10,000 on-demand 
video courses provided in multiple languages, from an authoritative source.

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ALMANACS & ENCYCLOPEDIAS

AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR

  • GALE: CHILTON'S LIBRARY
    Car-care guide providing reliable automotive help online, 24/7, including step-by-step service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, maintenance and specification tables, and more.

BUSINESS

  • CREDO REFERENCE
    An online reference library for access to the full-text of hundreds of highly regarded titles and accomplished through images, sound files, animations, and more. Great for beginning your research on a wide range of topics.

  • GALE BUSINESS: ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more.

  • GALE BUSINESS: INSIGHTS
    Offers comprehensive international business intelligence compiled into a logical, useable context, and designed for business professionals, entrepreneurs, students, and general researchers.

  • GALE BUSINESS AND LEGAL
    Find a selection of eBooks on the topics of business and the law, as part of the eBook subcollections from Gale.

  • GALE: LEGALFORMS (TEXAS)
    Access current legal forms for residents of Texas that can be downloaded, completed online, and printed out. Covers the majority of legal forms searchable by name or browsed by category.

  • GALE ONEFILE: BUSINESS
    Understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through leading business and trade publications. This resource is updated daily.

  • GALE ONEFILE: CRIMINAL JUSTICE
    Provides comprehensive periodical content for researchers studying law, law enforcement, forensic science, terrorism, and much more.
  • GALE ONEFILE: CULINARY ARTS
    Find a wide variety of information from major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as key reference titles.
  • GALE ONEFILE: ECONOMICS AND THEORY
    Discover content useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, and much more.

  • GALE ONEFILE: ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    Analyze business insights, tips, strategies, and success stories that's best used for business schools and entrepreneurs. Updated daily with content.

  • GALE ONEFILE: HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
    Discover well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries.

  • GALE ONEFILE: INSURANCE AND LIABILITY
    Discover information about physical and intellectual protection, from individuals to multinational corporations.

  • GALE ONEFILE: VOCATIONS AND CAREERS
    Research a vocation, find an appropriate institution of learning, and get assistance on job searches and maintaining a career.

  • GALE PRESENTS: UDEMY
    Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and much more. This database includes more than 10,000 on-demand video courses provided in multiple languages.

  • MORNINGSTAR
    One-stop database for receiving information and help on investments providing information on companies, funds, exchange-traded funds, markets, portfolios, a help and education center, and more to provide you with up-to-date financial information.

  • PROCITIZEN
    Access a citizenship prep course with 100 instructional videos to help prepare for the citizenship process. This service is an extension of the Pronunciator database.

  • PRONUNCIATOR
    A fun way to learn any of 80 languages utilizing a number of learning tools including text, audio, and video. Also compatible with select mobile devices to take your learning on-the-go.

DIY: DO-IT-YOURSELF

  • GALE: CHILTONS LIBRARY
    Authoritative car-care guide providing reliable automotive help online, including step-by-step service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, maintenance and specification tables, and more.

  • GALE ONEFILE: GARDENING AND HORTICULTURE
    Find millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. This database is designed for all horticultural enthusiasts.

  • GALE ONEFILE: HOME IMPROVEMENT
    Search home improvement topics such as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and more.

EDUCATION & SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE
    Search essential historical records for African Americans, including Federal Census, Marriage and Cohabitation Records, Military Draft and Service Records, Registers of Slaves and Free(d) Persons of Color, and more.

  • CREDO REFERENCE
    An online reference library for access to the full-text of hundreds of highly regarded titles and accomplished through images, sound files, animations, and more. Great for beginning your research on a wide range of topics.

  • EXPLORA EDUCATOR'S EDITION
    Access a wealth of instructional materials for teachers including lesson plans for various subject areas, curriculum standards for states, STEM instruction, STEAM instruction, student tools, and more.

  • FUNK & WAGNALL'S NEW ENCYCLOPEDIA
    Provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for elementary and middle school students.

  • GALE BLACK HISTORY MONTH RESOURCES
    Containing resources pertaining to black history and the cultural experience, as part of the eBook subcollections from Gale.

  • GALE IN CONTEXT: ELEMENTARY
    Used to introduce elementary students to searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.

  • GALE IN CONTEXT: HIGH SCHOOL
    Explore thousands of topics across a variety of subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.

  • GALE IN CONTEXT: MIDDLE SCHOOL
    Use this database to explore the most-studied topics and subjects including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.

  • GALE IN CONTEXT: OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS
    Explore both sides of an issues in this online resource that covers today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, and more. Get the pros and cons on any topic to aid in critical-thinking skills.

  • GALE ONEFILE: CONTEMPORARY WOMEN'S ISSUES
    Find timely and historically relevant content on issues that influence women's lives across the globe.

  • GALE ONEFILE: DIVERSITY STUDIES
    Access a range of periodical content to explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.

  • GALE ONEFILE: EDUCATOR'S REFERENCE COMPLETE
    Use this resource to gain insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy. Best for educators, administrators, and education students.

  • GALE ONEFILE: GENDER STUDIES
    Discover balanced coverage of topics related to gender studies, family, and marital issues, and more.

  • GALE ONEFILE: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION
    Search through magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference on a range of topics that are best designed for middle and high school students.

  • GALE PRESENTS: MISS HUMBLEBEE'S ACADEMY
    Discover an interactive learning program for children ages three to six. Aligned with preschool and elementary standards.

  • LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY 3.0
    Provides an interactive online learning platform to offer a selection of career-oriented and academic resources, job preparation, homework help, test prep, information on career changes, and more.

  • UNIVERSAL CLASS
    Offers an online school where you may take any of 500+ classes, in a variety of subjects and fields, and receive continuing education credit if you pass the course.

FINE ARTS

  • GALE ONEFILE: FINE ARTS
    Search millions of articles about drama, art history, music, and filmmaking. Diverse resource designed for serious fine arts education.

FOOD

  • ATOZ FOOD AMERICA
    Explore American cuisine in all its forms through this database containing recipes, in all course categories, for six U.S. regions, all 50 states, and 33 ethnic cuisines. Access full recipes, see photos, and make use of instructional videos that will all help you to become a better cook.

  • ATOZ WORLD FOOD
    Learn how to cook amazing cuisine from all over the world in this resource containing recipes for 174 countries. This is the only database that will cover such an extensive look at international cuisine.

  • GALE ONEFILE: GARDENING AND HORTICULTURE
    Find millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. This database is designed for all horticultural enthusiasts.

  • UNIVERSAL CLASS
    Offers an online school where you can take any of 500+ classes, in a variety of subjects and fields, and receive continuing education credit if you pass the course.

GENEALOGY

  • ANCESTRY PLUS (IN-HOUSE USE ONLY)
    Use one of the leading genealogical databases to work towards tracing your family history. This database can only be used inside the library.

  • HERITAGEQUEST ONLINE
    Discover your family history through searching city directories, census records, mortality schedules, and more in this database powered by Ancestry.com.

  • HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS - THE AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN (1871-1980)
    This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers, and scholars with online, easily searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society, and events of the time.

  • HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS - DALLAS MORNING NEWS (NEWSBANK)
    Search newspapers from the Dallas Morning News covering Texas history for use across a number of subjects and areas including business, history, news, genealogy resources, and more.

  • HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS - TEXAS COLLECTION
    Search newspapers from Texas including the Abilene Daily Reporter (1910-1937), the Abilene Morning News (1926-1936), the Abilene Reporter-News (1944-2005), the Corpus Christi Caller, and the El Paso Times. Great for searching a number of subjects including business, history, news (including local news), genealogy, and more.