Education and Career Development

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

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.  

 

Adult Core Skills (Learning Center)

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.

 

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.

 

ArtistWorks

This is now accessed through the Libby app. You can link to the online version of Libby at https://libbyapp.com/library/arlingtontx/extras

Unlimited access to beginning to advanced lessons for instruments, voice, and physical art.

 

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.

 

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States  

Visitors will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.

The content is curated around six time periods: Resistance to Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860), The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877), Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932), The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945), The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975), The Contemporary Era (1976-2000).

This resource supports a wide range of students, from middle and high school to college, as well as independent researchers. 

 

Career Center Plus (Learning Express)

Are you preparing for a professional exam? Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to improve your workplace skills? Prepare for a career exam, explore occupations, and improve your workplace skills here. 

 

College Center Plus (Learning Express)

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 (Learning Express)

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

 

Computer Skills Center (LearningExpress)

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 (EBSCO)

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.

 

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.

 

Country Fact Sheets

Previously called Background Notes, 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. Links provided to more information from other government agencies and departments, embassies etc.

 

Credo Reference 

Doing research? Start here!

Credo Reference offers over 3,000,000 reference entries from all the major academic subject areas serving as a great starting point for your research! Images, audio files, videos, and full text articles on any topic you can think of, all wtih full citations.

 

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.

 

Educational Administration Abstracts (EBSCO)

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.

Records are selected from the most important sources within the discipline, such as Educational Administration Quarterly, Review of Higher Education, Journal of Educational Administration, etc. EBSCO has digitized the full archive of this index, including coverage dating back over 46 years.

 

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) (EBSCO)

The Education Resource Information Center 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.

 

Essay and General Literature Index (EBSCO)

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.

 

Explora (EBSCO)

Let your research take flight with Explora, the place to find information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects.

 

Fuente Académica Premier (EBSCO) 

Fuente Académica Premier, abarca numerosas disciplinas académicas, ofrece revistas en español y portugués. Incluye títulos de calidad de América Latina, Portugal y España. 

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)

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

 

High School Equivalency Center (Learning Express)

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.

 

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO)

Provides comprehensive content from books and magazines for more than 140 topics in the subject areas of arts & crafts, collecting, games &, electronics, model building, home & leisure, needlework, outdoors &, nature, and scrapbooking and papercraft.

 

Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCO)

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.


Humanities Full-Text (EBSCO)

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.

 

InfoBase 

Online how-to training on hundreds of common software applications and devices, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Docs, and iPad.


Information Science & Technology (EBSCO)

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.

 

Job & Career Accelerator (LearningExpress)

Job & Career Accelerator places everything needed for career selection and job searching into one easy-to-use tool for anyone who wants to stand out from the competition, advance in their career, or discover exciting new employment opportunities.

 

Learning Express Library (LearningExpress) 

EBSCO LearningExpress helps students and adult learners improve skills required for academic and career success. LearningExpress platforms provide a comprehensive selection of educational resources—including interactive tutorials, practice exams, flashcards, articles and e-books—for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement.


Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)

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.

 

Middle Search Plus (EBSCO)

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

 

Military & Government Collection (EBSCO)

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.

 

Open Library (Internet Archive)

Open Library is a universal catalog for book metadata. The goal of Open Library is to create a web page for every book ever published. Open Library is a collaborative open source initiative, which means that anyone can use and contribute to the Open Library catalog. 

 

Play Index (EBSCO)

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.

 

Primary Search (EBSCO)

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

 

Professional Development Collection (EBSCO)

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

 

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO)

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 (EBSCO)

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

 

Recursos Para Hispanohablantes (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.

 

Religion and Philosophy Collection (EBSCO)

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

 

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.

 

Science & Technology Collection (EBSCO)

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

 

Science in Context (GALE)

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.

 

Smithsonian Open Access

Search across 2.8 million images from the Smithsonian's vast holdings—among them the National Air and Space Museum, the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, and the National Zoo. Images are in the public domain as Creative Common Zero, meaning they can be used without permission from Smithsonian. 

 

Teacher Reference Center Index (EBSCO)

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

 

TOPIC Search (EBSCO)

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

 

Transparent Language Online 

The most comprehensive, effective, and engaging way to learn over 120 languages, including ESL.

 

Tuition Funding Source

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.

 

Twentieth Century English Poetry (ProQuest)

Chilton-Healey Literature Collections:  20th century American Poetry and 20th Century English Poetry. 

 

Universal Class

Universal Class offers lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. You may take multiple classes and learn at your own pace!

 

Vocational and Career Collection (EBSCO)

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.

 

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.

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