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The Friendswood Library is pleased to offer home access to several online databases to its patrons.  The sites below provide a variety of information, including magazine indexes, health and medical information, research assistance, etc.

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Provided by the FPL, these require a library barcode to access. Once accessed, the page provides entry to several different resources. EBSCOhostWeb is used most often and contains magazine and journal access, health information, readers' advisory, Career Library, Auto Repair reference center and more.
 
The state library provides access to a variety of databases including periodicals, teacher information, local Texas newspapers, and academic databases.  Contact the reference department for login information.
 

Download audiobooks, eBooks, music, video Browse Overdrive for eBooks, audiobooks, and video. Check out items with your Friendswood Public Library barcode number. Download to PC, Mac, and many mobile devices. Enjoy immediately or transfer to iPod, Sony Reader, and other devices. Available 24/7 with no late fees!

 

Zinio provides digital editions of popular magazine titles, delivering the exact same material you get in print‚ plus exclusive features like video, audio and live links, on your iPad, iPhone, desktop and laptop.  

 

Software and technology training tutorials. 

 

 

  

Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve success at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.

 

A massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, and millions of family trees. Access key collections: COMPLETE U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles; unique, exclusive local and international collections.

 

FactCite contains content from the Lincoln Library, including Biography for Beginners, American History, Science, and Essential Information. FactCite was named Best Overall Reference for K-12 by LMC/ARBA.

 

ChiltonLibrary.com Access Chilton's car repair manuals from the library, home, garage, or anywhere you have internet access!

 

eBooks_200x100.gif eBook Collection: Search and view the full text of Ebscohost eBooks.

 

Literature Resource Center Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world, supplemented by the scholarly materials of the Scribner Writers Series and Twayne's World, U.S., and English Authors Series.

 

Having a professional looking resume is just the start of your job search. ResumeMaker also provides you with professionally written cover letter examples, in-depth career advice, salary information, and job search tools you need to help you find your dream job!


Biography in Context 
Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography.
 

 Gale Infotrac databases provide information on a variety of topics including business resources, biography and genealogy, literature, health and what do I read next? 

 

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.

 

 This premier online software program is a unique way to learn a foreign language. It combines linguistic expertise from across the globe with the latest software technologies, providing an easy-to-use interactive learning tool. Mango offers courses in Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Greek, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and English. Mango is used world-wide by travelers, heritage learners, students, language enthusiasts, corporations, and schools.

 

Science Online IconScience online offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of the sciences. Diagrams, experiments, essays, definitions, and biographies are arranged by topic and contain thousands of hyperlinks that create thematic paths through the content. Science online includes more than 600 science experiments covering key principles in science, indexed by grade range and subject category. 

 

 

The World News Digest 

Facts On File World News Digest is a permanent record of the essential facts of the news as reported in the major newspapers and news magazines of the U.S., Canada, Britain, Australia, and elsewhere in the world. The editors of Facts On File World News Digest research and distill key news information every week from more than 100 major newspapers, news magazines, other periodicals, and government and online sources from the U.S. and around the world into a permanent, researchable record.

 

 

 
 
 
For more information, if you have questions, or for help using these databases contact the Reference department at reflib@friendswood.lib.tx.us.

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last updated 8/01/2013

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