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Remote Access FAQ | Resources by Category

Resources are provided by the Texas State Library and the  Round Rock Public Library System.  You may use your valid library card to access them from home.  (TexShare users may use their home libraries' resources.) If you have a problem please see our Remote Access Frequently Asked Questions, or call the library at 512-218-7000. 

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TexShare Database logo20th Century Poetry Collections 
This databases includes Twentieth Century American Poetry and Twentieth-Century English Poetry written by the most important and influential poets of the 20th century.

Available to all web users2-1-1 Texas Community Resources    
Find services, programs or organizations by keyword, name or category. 

TexShare Database

Academic Search Complete  
This database is a good choice for most general research questions. It has full-text access to more than 4,500 publications in social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.

TexShare Database

Agricola
AGRICOLA contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Coverage for AGRICOLA dates back to 1970 and includes more than 2.5 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture.

TexShare Database

Alt HealthWatch        
Full text for more than 140 publications in the collection, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.

Round Rock Library card holders only

American Decades 
American Decades is a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history.

Round Rock Library card holders only

American Decades: 2000-2009 
A cross-disciplinary must have source for students and general readers, American Decades delivers a series of single, consistent volumes. Each one covers the events, people and social trends that have had impact on contemporary history.

TexShare DatabaseAmerican Indian History and Culture
The wide range of material included in American Indian Histories and Cultures presents a unique insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, right up to the civil rights movement of the mid- to late-twentieth century. This resource contains material from the Newberry Library’s extensive Edward E. Ayer Collection; one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world.

TexShare DatabaseThe American West
With the American West, explore pioneers, frontier life, the Wild West, the Gold Rush, and outlaws. Sourced from the Everett D. Graff Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago. Document types include: manuscripts, trade cards, wanted posters, photographs, claim certificates, news sheets, rare printed works, brand books, broadsides, correspondence, diaries, directories, journals, pamphlets, periodicals, and artworks.

rrpl databaseAncestry Library Edition   Library use only
Provides instant access to more than 5 billion names in more than 4,000 genealogical databases, primary-source document images, and a variety of genealogical research features.  It also includes census records from 1790 to 1940.

Austin-American Statesman Newspaper
Access full-text articles through Texas Newspapers (1989 to current)

Round Rock Library card holders only

Auto Repair Reference Center 
Provides auto repair manuals for most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.  Content includes approximately 25,000 vehicles covered from 1951 to present; over 100,000 factory drawings and step-by-step photographs; over 65,000 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer; wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing; specifications & maintenance schedules; Labor Time Guide & Estimator; Quick Tips, a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance.

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Barron's Online   Library use only — get password at reference desk.  
Provides a wealth of information about companies, stocks, bonds, and markets.

Round Rock Library card holders only

Bibliography of Native North Americans       
Covers all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. BNNA contains more than 80,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada.

TexShare Database

Book Review Digest Plus
Book Review Digest Plus is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. 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.

TexShare Database

Business Abstracts with Full Text  
Business Abstracts with Full Text contains full-text articles from hundreds of key publications, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, book reviews and reports from associations, societies, trade shows, conferences and more.

TexShare Database

Business Source Complete  
Contains far more peer-reviewed, business related journals than any other database currently available. Indexes and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back to 1886 are included. In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals.

Round Rock Library card holders only

Careers in Healthcare 
Careers in Healthcare provides a current overview and a future outlook of specific occupations in the healthcare industry and provides instruction on what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, and more.

Round Rock Library card holders only

Complementary & Alternative Medicine 
Provides authoritative, essential information on complementary and alternative medicine in easy-to-understand language.

TexShare DatabaseComputer Source 
Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.

Consumer Reports Magazine, past issues

Round Rock Library card holders only

  • Consumer Reports Online
    Library use only - get the password from the reference desk.
  • Consumer Reports Archive
    Access unbiased ratings and product reviews to help you make buying decisions. Full-text Consumer Reports articles are available from 1984 to present.

TexShare Database

Contemporary Authors 
Presents complete and up-to-date biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 125,000 U.S. and international authors.

TexShare Database

Contemporary Literary Criticism 
Offers full text critical essays on over 800 contemporary authors and their works, with biographical, critical, principal works, and further study information.

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EBSCO all Databases      
All databases from the vendor EBSCO that are available to RRPL patrons.

TexShare Database

 eBooks - EBSCO        
More than 28,000 eBooks are available for browsing, searching, and virtual check-out. Includes titles from the world' s>

TexShare Database

Economia Y Negocios
This Spanish language database is produced in Peru by ESAN (Escuela de Administración de Negocios para Graduados), the oldest graduate school of business in the Spanish-speaking world. It focuses on business and economics and consists of more than 60,000 bibliographic records. Coverage dates back to the early 1980s and includes over 200 periodicals published in Latin America and Spain.

Round Rock Library card holders only

TexShare DatabaseERIC                 
A bibliography of educational materials available since 1966 from the journals Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.  Designed for teachers, students, administrators, researchers and others interested in the field of education.  Full-text of over 2,200 digests is available.  Citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.

TexShare Database

Espaňol             
(interfaz en español - contraduccion de los articulos) Base de datos sobre muchos temas - incluye texto completo. Los articulos están traducidos por un programa de la computadora del inglés.
Searches all Ebsco databases in Spanish Language.  Full-text articles can be translated into English, Germany, French and Italian.  

TexShare Database

Essay and General Literature Index
This unique reference database features nearly 86,000 essays found in over 7,000 printed anthologies and collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada since 1985.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyFreegal
Freegal is a downloadable music service which provides access to the catalog of Sony Music Entertainment artists. Library cardholders can download five songs a week. Freegal works with any MP3 device, including iPods.

Need help? Check out Freegal’s help files.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyFold3
Through unique partnerships with The National Archives, the Library of Congress, and other institutions, Fold3 makes available many never-before-seen historic documents for history buffs, genealogists, researchers, military historians, and teachers.

TexShare Database

Fuente Academica (en Espanol)   
Provides PDF full text for 260 scholarly publications covering areas of academic study. Content is provided in Spanish from respected publishers worldwide, including Revista de Arquitectura, Estudios Sobre Educacion, Revista de Estudios Hispanicos, Comunicacion y Sociedad, Revista de Ciencia Politica, Revista Historia, and more.

TexShare Database

Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia   
Indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as
information in a variety of subject areas.

TexShare Database

Round Rock Library card holders only

GALE - all Gale databases  
All databases from the vendor GALE that are available to RRPL patrons.

Round Rock Library card holders only

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. Fully searchable across all titles.

Round Rock Library card holders only

Genealogy Bank - NewsBank
Home Use | Library Use
Quickly find your ancestors in over four centuries of rare documents and records. Search thousands of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and genealogies. Plus, the complete American State Papers, U.S. Serial Set, Social Security Death Index and more than 23 million obituaries.

Round Rock Library card holders only

Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia  
A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.

Round Rock Library card holders only

Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution  
Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.

Available to all web users

Handbook of Texas      
A multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. It comprises more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topic categories.

TexShare Database

Health Reference Center - Academic                    
It provides an integrated collection of general interest health and fitness magazines, medical and professional periodicals, reference books and pamphlets.  Includes more than 2,500,000 articles.

TexShare Database

Health Source : Consumer Edition                 
Authoritative information on health related matters.  It provides full text of near 300 popular health magazines, indexing and abstracts for 200+ general health, nutrition and professional health care publications. Also includes Stedman's Medical Dictionary.  Updated daily.

TexShare Database

Health Source : Nursing/Academic Edition          
Provides more than 560 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, with particular emphasis on nursing and allied health professions.  Updated daily.  Also includes abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.

TexShare Database

HeritageQuest Online                          
Provides a unique and continuously expanding collection of research materials to help patrons trace their family lineage and American culture. Beginning with more than 25,000 family and local histories, HeritageQuest Online is growing to include the complete U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1940, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), the Revolutionary War Pension Applications & Bounty Land Warrant Applications, and the Freedman's Bank Records.

Round Rock Library card holders only

Historic Map Works Library Edition
Historic Map Works is one of the most extensive digital map collections available, with over 200,000 high-resolution, full color historic maps.

Texshare database

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center  
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center provides comprehensive full text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today.

Texshare database

Home Improvement Reference Center
The Home Improvement Reference Center is designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating are provided in high-quality PDF files. Additionally, thousands of articles from magazines and reference books provide tips and suggestions to supplement the step-by-step project instructions.

Texshare database

Humanities Full Text
This database provides full text, abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities,including art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, religion and much, much more. Find feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and much more.

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Round Rock Library card holders only IndieFlix
This streaming movie service provides unlimited access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. With thousands of films to choose from across more than 50 countries, IndieFlix offers a viewing experience you can't get anywhere else. View films from major festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more! Watch movies on any Internet-enabled computer, smartphone, or tablet with a Web browser! Also available on Roku, xBox, and Apple TV via Apple devices.

TexShare Database

Information Science and Technology Abstracts    
Subject coverage includes classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, search engines, printed and electronic information sources, the information industry, scholarly communication, electronic publishing, and more. 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. With coverage dating as far back as the mid 1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science

TexShare Database

TexShare Database

Job & Career Accelerator
Job & Career Accelerator combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application: Explore detailed information on over 1,000 different occupations; match your interests and skills with the career that's best for you; search over five million up-to-the-minute local and national job postings; create professional resumes and cover letters; practice and master interviewing skills; get invaluable tips and advice every step of the way—from your initial search to accepting an offer; conveniently organize and track your job-search progress all in one place.

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LawDepot
Create the document you need in just minutes and print it instantly. No software to download and no waiting for documents to arrive in the mail. Just instant access. All LawDepot forms, contracts, and agreements are created by a full-time team of lawyers. They are updated often in accordance with changes in the law.

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Learning Express Library
Learning Express is a source for test preparation materials and interactive practice exams, based on official tests, that will help you improve your scores on academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams.  It provides immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and individualized analysis of your score. 100+ test prep ebooks are available for downloading. Also available - skills building tutorials for elementary through high school students.

TexShare Database

Legal Collection 
Containing full text for nearly 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals, this database is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. The Legal Collection offers information centered on the discipline of law and legal topics such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor & human resource law, ethics, the environment and much more. Full text contained in this database includes: American Journal of Criminal Law, California Law Review and many more.

TexShare Database

Literature Resource Center                           
Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. It combines Gale Group's core literary databases in a single online service, and covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.

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Round Rock Library card holders onlyMango Languages 
Learn a language online. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you'll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you'll know how they're used in practical situations and conversations. You'll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you'll learn how to communicate.

TexShare Database

MAS Ultra: School Edition 
A comprehensive database designed specifically for high school students. Contains full text for more than 700 popular high school magazines, 84,011 biographies and 83,472 primary source documents. Also included are pamphlets, reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia, the CIA World Fact Book and World Almanac & Book of Facts), and an image collection. 

TexShare Database

MasterFILE Premier                       
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

TexShare Database

Medica Latina 
This Spanish language database contains the complete table of contents and PDF full text for nearly 100 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish. A wide range of topics are covered including neuroscience, cardiology, nephrology, biomedicine, clinical research, pediatrics, human reproduction, clinical pathology, cancer research, and hematology. Titles include Revista Medica del IMSS, Revista Mexicana de Patologia Clinica, Boletin Medico del Hospital Infantil de Mexico, Archivos de Neurociencias, Revista Biomedica, Veterinaria Mexico, Salud Publica de Mexico, ACIMED, and more.

TexShare Database

MedLINE  
Offers users access to information from all journals indexed in the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE file.  Gain information about such fields as medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and pre-clinical sciences. Included are abstracts and indexing for over 4,800 biomedical journals.

TexShare Database

Middle Search Plus 
Designed especially for middle school students, this database contains full text for more than 140 popular magazines, an image collection, and thousands of biographies, historical essays, student pamphlets, primary source documents.  

TexShare Database

Military & Government Collection       
Provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 400 military related periodicals and general interest magazines. Also provides indexing and abstracts for more than 500 titles.

Round Rock Library card holders only

Morningstar Investment Research Center | Video Tutorial
Use Morningstar Investment Research Center to find information and independent research on thousands of mutual funds and stocks, to design a portfolio, or to analyze an existing portfolio. Investment Research Center features complete reports for over 2,400 funds and 1,400 stocks and delivers Quicktake Reports covering portfolio, risk, performance, and management information for approximately 13,000 funds and 8,000 stocks.

Round Rock Library card holders only

Natural and Alternative Treatments 
This database has been designed specifically for the consumer-health researcher. It contains almost two hundred articles on medical conditions and had detailed, evidence-based information on herbs and supplements, functional foods, and other alternative therapies such as acupuncture and homeopathy. The evidence-based content has been developed and reviewed by a team of physicians and pharmacologists with the goal of providing consumers with reliable information.

freely available web site New England Historic and Genealogical Society 
 Some of the free Databases available on-line through NEHGS include: Massachusetts Vital Records through 1910, New York Probate Records (1787 - 1835), Social Security Death Index (SSDI), church records, newspapers and periodicals, city and town directories, court records, census, tax, and voter lists, diaries and journals, land records, military records, and published genealogies and biographies, just to name a few.

TexShare Database

Newspaper Source               
Contains full text for over 200 regional and national U.S. and international newspapers, newswires, newspaper columns and TV and radio news transcripts.

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NoveList    
NoveList will help you find good fiction reads. Find subject headings, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyNoveList Plus K-8
The NoveList K-8 Plus database includes fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens. Find BookTalks, Curricular Connection articles and hundreds of premade lists both for young readers(Recommended Reads) and for teachers (Grab and Go Book Lists). Don't miss the Teaching with Books page dedicated to helping parents and teachers.

Round Rock Library card holders only

OneClickdigital
OneClickdigital offers eAudiobook titles for download to a variety of compatible personal devices and features many exclusive titles from Recorded Books.

Support is available directly from OneClickdigital - FAQs can be found on the OneClickdigital site. Online support is available as well as email support at [email protected] Phone support is available at 877-77-AUDIO.

Round Rock Library card holders only

OverDrive
Download popular eBooks and eAudiobooks for children, teens, and adults to your computer, tablet, smart phone, mp3 player, or eReader. Please see the OverDrive website for specific devices and training on how to download materials.

Need help setting up, downloading, or transferring eBooks? Watch help videos for detailed information on how to get started with our eBook collection.

TexShare Database

Play Index   
Play Index covers one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from playwrights such as Shakespeare, Aeschylus and Euripides, Moliere and many more. Find plot summaries for approximately 31,000 plays—published individually or in collections—dating from 1949 to present time.

Round Rock Library card holders onlyTexShare Database

Primary Search 
Designed specifically for elementary school students, this contains full text for more than 60 popular school magazines, student pamphlets, an image collection, and easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids.

TexShare Database

Professional Development Collection   
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of more than 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. This database is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

TexShare Database

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection               
Provides 575 full text publications, including nearly 550 peer-reviewed titles. Covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.  Updated daily.

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ReferenceUSA Directory | Video Tutorials
For entrepreneurs, researchers, students, and job seekers, ReferenceUSA provides information on 24 million U. S. businesses, 150 million historical business records dating back to 2003, and 89 million white page listings.

TexShare Database

Regional Business News 
Provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.  Updated daily.

TexShare Database

Religion & Philosophy Collection               
Full text access to 300+ journals.  Topics include world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Available to all web users

Round Rock Leader  
Provides full-text access to the Round Rock local newspaper and its archives back to Nov. 20, 2000.

Round Rock Library card holders only

Salem Health
Titles:

Magill's Medical Guide, 7th Ed., 2014
Genetics & Inherited Conditions, 2010

Round Rock Library card holders only

Salem History
Titles:

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Events
Great Events from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 c.e.
Great Events from History: The Middle Ages, 477-1453
Great Events from History: Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600
Great Events from History: The Seventeenth Century 1601-1700
Great Events from History: The Eighteenth Century
Great Events from History: The Nineteenth Century
Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1901-1940
Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1941-1970
Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1971-2000
Great Events from History: Modern Scandals
Great Lives from History - African Americans
Great Lives from History - Latinos
Milestone Documents in American History
Milestone Documents of World History
Milestone Documents of World Religions
Musicians and Composers of the Twentieth Century
The Twenties in America
The Thirties in America
The Forties in America
The Fifties in America
The Sixties in America
The Seventies in America
The Eighties in America
The Nineties in America
The 2000s in America

Round Rock Library card holders only

Salem Literature
Titles:

Masterplots, 4th Ed., 2011

Round Rock Library card holders only

Salem Science
Titles:
Careers in Chemistry, 2013
Careers in Physics, 2013
Earth Materials & Resources, 2012
Earth's Surface and History, 2012
Earth's Weather, Water and, Atmosphere, 2012
Encyclopedia of Energy, 2012
Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 2012

TexShare Database

 Salud Para Todos - en Espanol
 Salud para todos proporciona la información con texto completo (en español) para los asuntos múltiples relacionados con la medicina y la salud. Este producto se diseña para hacer la información útil de la salud más fácilmente accesible para los consumidores y los pacientes que hablan españoles. Incluye una abundancia de la información valiosa obtenida de las varias agencias, de las asociaciones voluntarias de la salud, de las compañías farmacéuticas, y de otras organizaciones relacionadas con la salud. Los asuntos incluyen la prevención y el tratamiento del SIDA, cáncer, enfermedad cardíaca, nutrición, embarazo, cuidado de niño, diabetes, enfermedad infecciosa, inmunización, abuso de la sustancia, así como muchos otros. 

TexShare Database

 Science & Technology Collection  
 Contains over 800 leading full text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. In addition, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 1,700 publications.

TexShare Database

 Scribner Writers Series 
 Contains over 1,800 original and detailed bio-critical essays on the lives and works of important authors from around the world.

TexShare Database

Searchasaurus  
Searchasaurus is a colorful search interface for elementary and middle school students. Three EBSCO elementary and middle school databases (Primary Search, Middle SearchPlus and Book Collection: Nonfiction) can be accessed via Searchasaurus.

TexShare Database

Small Business Reference Center
Small Business Reference Center provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. The database guides users through small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding. Business videos provide critical information for business owners: interviews, "lessons learned" features, lectures and "how to" videos help foster success in all aspects of managing a business. A collection of state-specific resources supports the researcher with demographic data and other local information.

TexShare Database

Short Story Index
Short Story Index is searchable by author, title, subject, keyword, date, literary technique and source, or by any combination of terms—making it easy for you to find only the relevant search results you need. 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. It provides detailed indexing for more than 117,000 stories from more than 4,200 collections and anthologies.

TexShare Database

Small Engine Reference Resource Center
Small Engine Resource Center contains the full set of small engine repair manuals from Clymer. These manuals contain thousands of accurate and concise step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for hundreds of small engine machines and their supporting components. Routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, as well as more extensive repairs involving engine transmission disassembly are covered. Engines types include: motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, generators, and more.

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Standard & Poor's Outlook Online  
Library use only — get password at reference desk. 
Searchable information about markets, investments, strategies, and indicies.

TexShare Database

Student Research Center                  
Specially designed interface for grades 6-12.  Searches several EBSCO databases including newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and images, etc.

TexShare Database

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps                 
These digitized maps provide detailed property and land-use records that depict the architecture of Texas towns and cities throughout the past one hundred years.

Round Rock Library card holders only

Texas Newspapers - Newsbank
Home Access  l  Library Access
Use this database to access full-text articles from 61 Texas Newspapers, including The Austin American Statesman, The Amarillo Globe-News, Conexión (San Antonio), The Dallas Morning News, The El Paso Times, The Houston Chronicle, and The San Antonio Express-News.

TexShare Database

Texas Reference Center  
Designed specifically for public libraries, Texas Reference Center contains 100 full text periodicals, 200 full text reference books, several Texas newspapers, and much more. Examples of titles offered include: Best in Texas, Texas Business Review, Texas Education Review, Texas Journal of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Texas Journal of Women & the Law, Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights, Texas Law Review, Texas Magazine, Texas Monthly, Texas Public Health Association Journal, Texas Review, Touchstone (Texas State Historical Association), and many more.

TexShare Database

Topic Search 
This database focuses on current events and allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.

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Tumble eBooks for Kids 
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

TexShare Database

Twayne's Authors Series (English, United States, and World Authors) 
Offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and to the development of literary genres. This online series features the content of nearly 600 books that comprise three print series --United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors.

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Universal Class Library Edition 
Universal Class is a new online continuing education service offering a growing catalog of over 540 courses. Real instructors guide the learning by utilizing engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, and graded lesson tests. Certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units are available for selected courses.

TexShare Database

Vocational and Career Collection 
This database provides full text coverage for nearly 400 trade and industry-related periodicals including American Machinist, Modern Machine Shop, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Video Business, Reeves Journal, Hotel and Motel Management, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age and many more.

TexShare Database

Washington Post 
Full text articles for download and printing.  Access through Newspaper Source.

freely available web site

  What's Next?:  Books In Series™ Database of Kent District Library
Need to know the next book in the series? This database developed by the Kent District Library will help you find the book you need.

freely available web site

 Women In Texas History
The womenintexashistory.org site was developed as a resource for students, teachers, researchers, and anyone else interested in exploring topics in Texas women’s history.  The site features a history timeline that stretches from the Paleoindian Period to the year 2000; links to major research websites, archives, and institutions; biographies and bibliographies; and sample lesson plans.

TexShare Database

WorldCat
The world's most comprehensive bibliography, WordCat provides information about the holdings of libraries that subscribe to this service.  Over 179 million records, in over 400 languages, contain holdings information, subject headings, and often summaries of the items' contents.

Round Rock Library card holders only

Zinio
Zinio provides unlimited, simultaneous use of digital magazines. Over 90 popular magazines are available on any internet-enabled device. The publications include the same material as in print, including advertisements. Plus some issues include bonus interactive elements.

To use Zinio, you will need to login twice: the first is to access the magazine titles for which the Library has paid a subscription; the second is for the Zinio website which must be used to actually view the titles. After finishing the login process and choosing titles on your browser, the selected magazines will be available when using an app.

Please refer to the Zinio User Guide for more information about setting up your account. After creating your account, download the Zinio mobile app for your device.

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