Databases (Articles)

New “AtoZ” Databases

The library system is offering access to five new databases. These “AtoZ” databases from World Trade Press are described as some of the most comprehensive and unique resources of information in the world today. These databases each focus on a specific area:

To log in using Library Card #, select Library Card Login. Use your library card or Virtual eCard number to access these databases.

We hope you enjoy this new wealth of information, and please email us to tell us what you think.

NewsBank

The library subscribes to NewsBank for electronic access to The Eagle (local newspaper) as well as online access to national magazines and newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman and USA Today. The online coverage from the Eagle is from 1999 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.

 

America's News LogoAmerica’s News

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.  Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including the Austin American-Statesman and The Eagle.  Available remotely 24/7 on any device. Log In to NewsBank

 

The Eagle logoThe Eagle

Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of The Eagle.  Available remotely 24/7 on any device. Log In to View the Eagle

 

 

Austin American-Statesman logoAustin American-Statesman Collection

Explore Austin area history through local news, events and people with the Austin American-Statesman Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device. Log In to View the Austin American-Statesman

 

Newspapers.com – World Collection

Newspapers.com is an extensive database that provides online access to 3,000+ historical newspapers. Dating from the early 1700s into the early 2000s, Newspapers.com contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.

Invaluable for researchers, historians, genealogists, teachers and students, Newspapers.com Library Edition provides greater opportunities for longitudinal and comparative analysis of historical events and people, and is a great source of information for genealogists. With ongoing updates and new content continually being added, there’s always more to be discovered.
At this time, access is limited to library computers.

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 are accessing TexShare from the library, you will be automatically logged in based on the library’s IP address. If you are accessing TexShare from home, you will need to select our library and type in the password.

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. Please note that the Texshare landing screen has changed.

Databases are listed by title at https://texshare.net/az.php and by subject at https://texshare.net/subjects.php. If viewing from home, you will need to select the library and log in with the password in order to see these lists.

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.

Fold3 by Ancestry® Library Edition – Military Records Database

Fold3 by Ancestry® Library Edition provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. The records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. On Fold3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.

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.

Explora

Explora is an easy-to-search interface for students in three levels: Grades K-5, Grades 6-12 and older patrons looking for magazine and newspaper articles, books and other reference materials on a variety of topics. Explora-Elementary focuses on topics such as animals, art, music, geography, language arts, math, science and social studies, while Explora-High School focuses on curriculum-related topics.

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 these databases.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

This database holds 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.

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 these databases.

Job & Career Accelerator

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

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 these databases.

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.

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 these databases.

“AtoZ” Databases

Log in using your library card number.

AtoZ the USA

AtoZ the USA is the most comprehensive database for U.S. information on the market today. With the option to explore the country as a whole, or research a specific state or one of five US territories, AtoZ the USA will give your patrons in-depth access to a broad range of topics, including:

  • Official State Animals & Plants
  • Historical Timelines
  • Modern & Antique Downloadable Maps
  • National Symbols
  • State Symbols
  • Food & Recipes
  • Demographics
  • Culture & Society
  • Geography Learning Resources
  • Government & Politics

AtoZ the USA is a great resource for school projects and patrons traveling the country. Log in with your library card number.

AtoZ World Culture

AtoZ World Culture is the most comprehensive country cultural database on the market today. Featuring in-depth information on 175 countries, AtoZ World Culture will give your patrons a level of insight into each country that cannot be found anywhere else. Categories include:

  • Culture & Society
  • Food & Recipes
  • Language Video Dictionary
  • Royalty-free Maps
  • Royalty-free Images
  • National Symbols
  • Business Culture
  • Music
  • Education

AtoZ World Culture is an excellent resource for student projects and a great companion for international travelers. Log in with your library card number.

Lingo LITE

Lingo LITE uses images, text, and native speaker video to help you learn vocabulary up to four times faster than any other method. Lingo LITE uses Associative Multimedia Learning to help your brain associate an image with the correct word in a language without first translating it from your native language, for a faster and easier learning experience.

Users can change the interface language at the click of a button. Log in with your library card number.

AtoZ World Food

AtoZ World Food is a food culture and traditional recipes database for 174 countries. AtoZ World Food dramatically increases the scope of what libraries can offer their patrons, while reducing costs at the same time. Log in with your library card number.

Benefits:

  • Supplement your cookbooks section while saving money on cookbooks
  • Provide patrons with cookbooks on a wider range of cuisine
  • Allow patrons to create their own accounts to save and share their favorite recipes
  • Give local cookbook clubs a resource they can use to easily share recipes without worrying about book checkouts
  • Provide patrons with an educational resource for country and food related projects

Features:

  • 174 Countries
  • 1,700+ Food Culture Articles
  • 7,000+ Recipes
  • 500+ Ingredient Articles
  • 6 Food Glossaries
  • 14,000+ Color Photos

AtoZ Food America

AtoZ Food America is a database unlike any other on the market today. From regional cookbooks to an exploration of ethnic culinary influences, from fun collections of historic cookbooks and television commercials to “how to” food preparation videos, AtoZ Food America has something sure to educate and entertain everyone. Log in with your library card number.

Benefits:

  • Supplement your cookbooks section while saving money on cookbooks
  • Provide patrons with cookbooks on a wider range of cuisine
  • Allow patrons to create their own accounts to save and share their favorite recipes
  • Give local cookbook clubs a resource they can use to easily share recipes without worrying about book checkouts
  • Teach patrons how to properly prepare food with “how to” videos
  • Provide patrons with an educational resource on America’s culinary heritage

Features:

  • Cookbooks for all 50 states
  • Cookbooks for six US regions
  • Cookbooks for each of 33 major US ethnic groups
  • 700+ Ingredient Articles
  • 100+ Historic cookbooks dating back to the late 1700s
  • 3,200+ original TV food commercials dating back to the 1940s
  • Food preparation Instruction Videos
  • What Did They Eat? Articles
  • Bartenders’ Guide to Traditional Cocktails
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