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Overdrive - (Requires library card)


OverDrive is an American digital distributor of eBooks and audiobooks.  OverDrive’s catalog includes more than 1.8 million digital titles from more than 1,000 publishers.








TexShare - (Requires library card)

TexShare is a collection of databases, journals/articles, and information on a wide variety of topics.  Some of the topics covered include hobbies and crafts, vocational collections, health information, business sources, digital maps, American and Texas history, literature, and science and technology.  The OCLC WorldCat also allows a search for books with a listing of which US and a few foreign libraries hold the title.
 
 
 
LearningExpress - (Requires library card)

Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.

 

 

 

Encyclopedia Britannica - (Requires library card)

Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites.

 

 
 
World Book - (Requires library card)

 
The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.
 
 
Chilton Online - (Requires library card)

Chilton library
online offers an online auto repair library, and librarian resources for your local library.  Offers categories of repair and maintenance on thousands of car, truck, and van models within the Chilton library.

 

 

Morningstar Investment - (Requires library card)

Investment resource specialized in fund investing. Offers news, commentary, fund information, tutorial, tools and forums.

 


 
 
Transparent Language - (Requires card)
 

Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language.  

 

Combining robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner. Best of all, with enhanced support for Android ™ tablets and iPads, learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go.



 
 
OneClickDigital - (Requires library card)

OneClickDigital offers online and mobile access to eAudiobooks and eBooks from a number of publishers including the major players. 

 
 
Freegal Music - (Requires library card)

 
Freegal Music gives you access to:
  • over 9 million songs and 15,000 music videos.
  • over 28,000 labels including the Sony Music catalogue. 
  • Library users have a weekly download limit of 5. 
  • Music videos may be viewed and cost 2 downloads apiece. 
  • Each patron also recieves 3 hours of streaming music every day.
  • Thousands of popular artists and over 200 genres.
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Driving Tests - (Open to public)

Driving-Tests.org is a website for learners who want to practice their skills before taking the real DMV permit test. The site provides practice tests for every state in the U.S. Currently we are working on adding more tests to our database, so if your test is not included yet, please check back later or sign up for our newsletter, and we’ll notify you as soon as more practice permit tests are published!

Every permit practice test presented on the site contains a series of multiple-choice questions. After the learner answers the question, they immediately see whether the answer was correct or not. We also provide a hint (to be used before giving the answer) and the explanation (to check after you have provided the wrong answer).

 
Accredited Colleges - (Open to public
 
Attending college online can seem risky, and online degree accreditation is confusing when you’re just starting out in pursuing a degree. We are proud to host a searchable directory of online colleges and universities to let you find the online accredited colleges that fit your own educational needs. Our list of online schools is at your disposal. Every school has been carefully checked for accreditation, and we provide a list of the programs they offer and information on their accreditation for your reference.


 

 

The ONET (or Online Information Network) is a free database sponsored by the United States Department of Labor where users may research information, and determine skills, on a wide variety of occupations.

 

 



Digital Commons Network - (Open to public)

The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. The Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.
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Careeronestop is the main career website sponsored by the United States Department of Labor.  It is free to use to search for jobs, obtain career/training information, and access online tools and resources. 
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GlassDoor - (Open to public)
 
 

Have you ever applied for a job and wondered what kind of culture the company had?  How well the CEO was liked?  What kind of salary the company offered?  Or if a company you were interested in was even hiring?  Well, wonder no more.  

Glassdoor offers reviews of companies and CEO's, official salaries, and even actual interview questions all provided by employees and former employees of the companies themselves.   The site also offers a job aggregator with a search function to find open positions at thousands of companies.  Jump on in, look around, and find your new career today.

 
 
 
In order to assist the library community, TLA has developed a resource page for librarians on the new federal healthcare law. The resource links connect librarians and the public with government sites (some of which include fact sheets) and a webinar (created for the library community) on issues related to the legislation.​ ​
Affordable Healthcare Act How the Healthcare Act Impacts Texas
Department of Health & Human Services Texas Department of Insurance
Healthcare Law Resources​ ​