Databases (Articles)


The library subscribes to NewsBank for electronic access to The Eagle (local newspaper) as well as online access to some national magazines. The online coverage from the Eagle is from 2002 to the present. Older newspapers may be viewed on microfilm at the Carnegie History Center.

To view articles on NewsBank service, log in with your library card number (bar code from the back of your library card; no spaces). If you have any questions, contact a librarian for help.

TexShare Databases

The TexShare Databases are commercial database subscriptions that are paid for by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board for use by registered patrons of Texas public libraries, Texas State governmental agency libraries, Texas academic libraries, and libraries of clinical medicine.

There is no charge to patrons who use the TexShare Databases, but you will need to have a current, valid library card from the Bryan+College Station Public Library System. You can then obtain a login and password from either library which will allow you to access the database from your office or at home. You can also access the databases from the library’s Internet computers when you are visiting the library.

If you have any questions or need help accessing TexShare, just contact one of the reference librarians. You may also use the help screens contained in the databases themselves. Each tip guide is provided by the vendor for that particular database.

Here is a list of all available databases by title and by subject.

Ancestry® Library Edition

Ancestry® Library Edition, a genealogy research database, offers census, vital, church, court, and immigration records for the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as collected records from other areas including Canada. Some of the key historical collections include U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930, American Genealogical Biographical Index, Social Security Death Index, and a Map Center of more than 1,000 historical maps.

At this time, access is limited to library computers.

Thomson Gale Legal Forms provides official state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues. You can browse by category or search for a specific form title.

You must have a current, valid library card from the Bryan+College Station Public Library System to access this database. Then you can contact a reference librarian to get the password for this database.

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