Arts & Culture

Image Collection

The Image Collection database consists of more than 1 million total images. The images consist of a wide array of photos and maps, with an emphasis on world news and events. Other areas of coverage include contemporary and historical photos of people, places, and the natural kingdom.

Play Index

Covers over 31,000 classic and historical plays dating from 1949, including one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from famous playwrights.

Authors & Literature

Biblioteca Tumblebook

Biblioteca TumbleBook is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.

Biblioteca TumbleBook son libros ilustrados animados, que hablan y enseñan a los niños la alegría de la lectura en un formato que les encantará.

Book Review Digest Plus

Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers’ advisory and collection development.

Contemporary Authors Online

Contemporary Authors Online offers students and patron continuous access to deep and current biographical and bibliographical data on more than 145,000 of today's most influential novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters.

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select

Covering authors currently active or active during the latter part of the 20th Century,  this resource brings together critical essays, reviews and other critical responses representing a range of views on authors and their works across all genres and all areas of the world.

Dictionary of Literary Biography

This unparalleled resource for biographical and critical information on authors in all genres, from all time periods and from around the world provides electronic access to all volumes of the acclaimed Dictionary of Literary Biography series as well as the DLB Documentary series and the DLB Yearbook series.

English Poetry Second Edition

English Poetry, Second Edition contains over 183,000 poems, essentially comprising the complete canon of English poetry of the British Isles and the British Empire from the 8th century to the early 20th. Drawn from nearly 4,900 printed sources, more than 2,700 poets are represented.

Essay & General Literature Index

Cites records in collections of essays and works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada dating back to 1985 and spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences.

Literary Reference Center

This comprehensive, full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes—to give students, professors, and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

Literature Resource Center

Provides literature criticism, detailed biographies and bibliographies, social and historical context, and facilitates the study of literary movements, genres, and themes; contains more than 75,000 selected full text signed critical essays, over 1,000,000 full text articles, critical essays and reviews; over 40,000 full text poems, short stories and plays; more than 400 full-text literary scholarly journals; core Gale literary series; links to nearly 11,200 authoritative web sites; 500,000 film, book and theatre reviews; more than 11,000 interviews and reviews plus 58,000 links to NPR broadcasts; 11,000 work overviews; biographical essays on more than 145,000 authors; 3,800 author portraits; 10,000 definitions of literary terms.

Online Book Clubs

You can sign up for one, or several book clubs, depending on what you like to read. Immediately, you'll receive a welcome message from your library thanking you for joining. And the next morning, you'll start receiving their daily "dose of book." On Monday we start new books in the clubs. Each day you receive a little more of the featured book. By the end of the week, you've sampled 2-3 chapters, enough to know if you "just-have-to" finish the book.

Open Library

Open Library has millions of records for books that are not yet available in digital form; it also has nearly three million books that are available in digital form.

Scribner Writers Online

Features nearly 2,200 biographical and critical essays on over 1,400 important writers from around the world, often from multiple viewpoints to provide differing perspectives.

Short Story Index

This database is an essential resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre, or for those researching a body of work of a literary figure.

TeachingBooks.net

Resource that can be used by teachers, students, librarians and families to explore children's books and young adult literature and their authors.

Twayne's Authors Online

 Offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements, and the development of literary genres.

Twentieth-Century American Poetry

A comprehensive collection of copyrighted, American, twentieth-century poetry, this database covers more than 316 of the most important and studied poets and includes over 52,000 works.

Worldcat

The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with more than 86 million bibliographic records and nearly 1.2 billion holdings representing the collections of more than 10,000 libraries, over 400 languages, and all types of materials ranging from stone tablets to electronic books. WorldCat is updated daily and is now easier to search than ever.

Automotive

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

User-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.

Business & Finance

Business Abstracts with Full-Text

Offering a multitude of business magazines and scholarly journals, this comprehensive database is an ideal resource for those looking to conduct research or find information in any area of business.

Business Source Complete

Full text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics.

Enhanced Business Search

EBSCO Publishing has created a business-specific interface for use with appropriate Business Source® databases. The Business Searching Interface (BSI) provides business researchers with the highly refined tools they need, in order to conduct sophisticated searches for the business content that they require. Through the use of the BSI, the full text business content of Business Source® Premier and Business Source® Complete can be located and retrieved more quickly and with greater precision than ever before.

Foundation Center - Funding Information Network

Available only at George W. Hawkes Downtown Library's Arlington Funding Information Center.

The premier resource for locating in-depth information about grantsmakers and their grants. Includes almost one million grant opportunities from about 90,000 grantmakers.

Morningstar

Investors value Morningstar data and analysis, as well as the exclusive investment tools and educational features available online.

Regional Business News

This robust resource provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canadian provinces.

Small Business Reference Center

Provides detailed "how-to" instructions to address small business topics, such as buying and selling a business, managing employees, writing a business plans, understanding legal information, a business and much more.

Computers & Technology

Computer and Internet Basics (LearningExpress)

The fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer is with video tutorials. Now you can learn computer basics quickly and become comfortable with everything your computer has to offer.

Computer Skills Center

Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of a computer, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more.

Computer Source

Contains nearly 300 full-text journals and magazines covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. Computer Source provides a balance of full-text technical journals and full-text consumer computer titles.

Popular Software Tutorials (Learning Express)

Use today’s most popular computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more.

Countries & States

Country Fact Sheets

This is an updating collection of essential information on the countries of the world: their history, economies, geography, population, government, religions, relations with the U.S., human rights reports, travel and passport information, and more.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries. Searchable by subject or keywords within the entry.

ReferenceUSA

Real-time access to more than 20 Million Businesses, 222 Million Consumers, U.S. New Businesses, U.S. New Homeowners & Movers.

eBooks & eAudiobooks

EBooks on EBSCOhost

More than 27,000 eBooks are available for browsing, searching, and virtual check-out. TexShare's eBook collection includes titles from the world's leading business, technology, trade, reference, academic, and scholarly publishers. Search by title, author, keyword, publisher, publication date, or ISBN number.

Read eBooks offline using the Bluefire Reader.

EBrary eBooks - Public Library Complete

A searchable collection of more than 30,000 eBooks (5,000+ in Spanish) from trusted publishers. Ideal for school, research projects, & everyday information needs.

Kids eReading Room

Just as the children’s section of the physical branch is creatively sectioned off, we created a user-friendly section of our OverDrive-powered website for kids.

OverDrive

OverDrive offers eBooks and audiobooks to enjoy on your computer, smart phone or eReader.

RBdigital

RBdigital (formerly OneClickDigital) brings exclusive Recorded Books eAudio, magazines, and econtent from all major publishers. Curated title lists feature the best literature in a wide variety of genres along with an outstanding collection of award-winning Children’s and Young Adult titles.

Education

ABCmouse

ABCmouse.com helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. Over 5,000 learning activities (fun games, puzzles, art, etc.) for kids ages 2-7+.

Adult Learning Center (LearningExpress)

Offers busy adults the resources to improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math, prepare for the GED test, or become a U.S. citizen.

Brainfuse Arlington

Brainfuse is a service offering live tutoring for Arlington students in grades 7-12. All students can access the service at any Arlington Public Library location. Arlington ISD students can access the service from home with an Arlington library card or student ID.

 

College Center Plus (LearningExpress)

If you need to strengthen your fundamental academic skills for your courses, prepare for an important placement test, or ensure a top score on a graduate school entrance exam, the resources here can help you reach your goal.

College Success Skills (LearningExpress)

Build skills for success—in college and beyond with organizational strategies, classroom success skills, research skills, and getting academic support.

Educational Administration Abstracts

This research database includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

The Education Resource Information Center (ERIC) provides access to educational literature and resources. This database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. This resource contains more than a million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.

High School Equivalency Center (LearningExpress)

Earning a high school equivalency credential can open the door to better income, a more fulfilling job, and a college education. If you are preparing for the GED® test, HiSET® or TASC™ exams, our practice tests, interactive tutorials, and eBooks will help you reach your goal.

LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more. Makes it easier for adults and students to locate the resources they need when they need it. You can search and access tutorials before signing into and downloading content to their secure personalized portfolios, “My Center.” Learning Express also has dozens of eBooks available read online.

Lynda.com

On Demand Learning for computer software, business, and more.

Learn something new at your own pace! If you're new to the site, check out their tutorial on getting started.

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Ultra School Edition contains full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and much more.

Professional Development Collection

The most beneficial and most significant collection of full-text education journals in the world.

Recursos en español (LearningExpress)

Este centro ofrece a los adultos que están muy ocupados los recursos para mejorar sus habilidades básicas, ganar sus credenciales de GED® o ser ciudadano estadounidense.

This center offers adults writing, grammar, reading, math instruction, as well as help to become a U.S. citizen.

School Center (LearningExpress)

The resources here can help students prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.

Teacher Reference Center Index

Teacher Reference Center indexes abstracts, citations and full-text articles from 280 periodicals.

Tuition Funding Sources

TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information.

Genealogy & Local History

America's Obituaries & Death Notices

America's Obituaries & Death Notices is NewsBank's large and comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices from around the United States.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. 

Fold3

Distributed by ProQuest, Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place's past. 

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps

Large-scale maps of Texas towns and cities from 1867-1960.

Government & Politics

Congress.gov

Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public.

(Formerly called THOMAS Legislative Information.)

Military & Government Collection

Designed to offer current news through a collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs for all branches of the military and government.

Procitizen

ProCitizen is an online course to prepare New Americans for the civics, reading, and writing parts of the USCIS Naturalization Test to become a citizen. Includes 100 instructional citizenship videos in both English and Spanish.

Health & Wellness

AHFS Consumer Medication Information

AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information.

Alt HealthWatch

Alt HealthWatch focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Health Reference Center Academic

Created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers and health care professionals, Health Reference Center Academic integrates millions of articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, magazines, newsletters and select consumer health information sources with full-text reference works and hundreds of health-related multimedia.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

The richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, topics include medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

MedicLatina

Access top-tier peer-reviewed Spanish and Latin American medical journals.

MedicLatina es una colección incomparable en investigación médica.

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

MEDline with MESH

Search the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences from over 4,600 current biomedical journals.

Natural & Alternative Treatments

This comprehensive, natural medicine database is designed specifically for the consumer-health researcher and clinician.

Pub Med

More than 19 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and life science journals.

Salud en Español

Providing its own easy-to-use interface in Spanish, Salud en Español makes it easy for the researcher to quickly navigate through the database to find evidence-based information.

Salud en Español provee reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar.

History & Biography

American Indian Histories and Cultures

American Indian Histories and Cultures is a major resource containing material from the Newberry Library’s extensive Edward E. Ayer Collection; one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world.

American West

Through a mixture of original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material and rare printed sources, American West is a dynamic teaching and research resource.

Bibliography of Native North Americans

Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA) contains more than 141,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present. The database is an essential research tool for anthropologists, educators, historians, political scientists, sociologists, psychologists, legal and medical researchers, linguists, theologians, ethnobotanists and policy makers.

Hobbies & Collecting

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Comprehensive full-text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities.

Home & Garden

Home Improvement Reference Center

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering all manner of home improvement/repair projects.

Household Products Database

What's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Learn more about what's in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling.

Jobs & Careers

Career Center Plus (LearningExpress)

Prepare for a career exam, explore occupations, and improve your workplace skills here.

Job & Career Accelerator (LearningExpress)

Job & Career Accelerator is your personal job search management center.

Vocational and Career Collection

Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this collection provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals including Modern Machine Shop, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Reeves Journal, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age and many more.

Language Learning

Mango Languages

Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user's native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign film with Mango Premiere™ and access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish and romance courses.

Pronunciator

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.

Law

DRAGNET: Search of Free Legal Databases

Developed by librarians at the New York Law School, this specialized search engine enables you to search through a group of free and reliable law-related Web resources.

Legal Collection

Containing full text for hundreds of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals, Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on 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. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.

Legal Information Resource Center

Legal Information Reference Center offers everyday users the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. With the Legal Forms by U.S. State feature, users can search state-specific legal forms by top subject areas including adoption, bankruptcy, name changes and more.

Texas Constitution and Statutes

Compilation of Texas law that is updated biannually.

Magazines, Newspapers & Journals

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete offers an enormous collection of the most valuable full-text journals, providing users access to critical information from many sources unique to this database. In addition, this database is the leading source of peer-reviewed, full-text for STM research, as well as for the Social Sciences and Humanities. This scholarly collection offers unmatched coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study, including anthropology, engineering, law, sciences and more.   

EBSCO Discovery Service

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) is an online research tool that “pulls together” many of our resources so that they can be explored using a single search box; you could think of EDS as the Library’s version of Google!

Not only does it search many of our resources with one search box, EDS returns your results quickly and ranks them according to relevancy. It’s powerful and should be of help finding resources for your research. Just keep in mind that, like Google, it may return a large number of results and you will need to use judgment when assessing their value. 

Explora

With Explora, you will discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art & music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures & languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

Fort Worth-Star Telegram

Search local and state full-text articles on topics such as business, health, education, government, history, politics and more from (12/1/90-Current). Also includes Current Events and Special Reports for homework help. From Newsbank.

Fuente Académica Premier

Fuente Académica Premier provides researchers with a collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain, designed to make academic research readily available in PDF format. Fuente Académica Premier offers full text for nearly 1,000 journals and 111 academic books from more than 20 countries.

MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Ultra School Edition contains full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and much more.

Middle Search Plus

This database contains full text for a variety of popular middle school magazines.

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers.

Primary Search

Full text for more than 70 popular, elementary school magazines.

Serials Directory

This database provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information, as well as current pricing structures for popular serials.

TOPIC Search

Explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics.

Zinio eMagazines

Subscriptions to popular and specialty magazines delivered by the world's largest digital newsstand, with full color magazines – identical to the print edition.

Religion & Philosophy

Religion and Philosophy Collection

This resource is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.

Science

Agricola

Containing bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library, this resource provides access to millions of agricultural citations.

American Physical Society Journals

The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit academic organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Provides indexing, abstracting, and free full text access for selected international scholarly journals in many subject areas, including agriculture and food science, biology, chemistry, health science, languages and literature, mathematics, physics, engineering, the arts, business, environmental science, history, law, political science, philosophy, religion, and social science.

GreenFILE

Covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

Science & Technology Collection

Aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science.

Science in Context

Science In Context draws people into the subject matter, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity.

SciTech Collection Premium

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.

Social Sciences

Family Studies Abstracts

This database includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

Humanities Full-Text

This database provides full text, abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as specialized magazines. Content includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and much more. Humanities Full Text encompasses all fields of the humanities, covering topics including art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, religion and much, much more.

Information Science & Technology

This database has been enhanced to include cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for 80 core information science and technology titles. With coverage dating as far back as the mid 1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science. ISTA indexes journal articles from more than 450 publications plus books, research reports, and conference proceedings, with ongoing comprehensive coverage of the most important periodicals in this field.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

This comprehensive resource provides extensive full-text coverage for a broad range of  topics in the fields of psychology and behavioral sciences.

Race Relations Abstracts

This resource provides a sole focus on content relating specifically to the relationship between races.

Texas

Handbook of Texas Online

The Handbook of Texas Online is a project of the Texas State Historical Association. The online Handbook offers a full-text searchable version of the complete text of the six-volume print edition, all corrections incorporated in the second printing, and approximately 400 articles not included in the print edition due to space limitations.

Texas Reference Center

Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure.