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Automotive

Auto tear-downs provided in step-by-step procedures, engine, chassis, electrical, drive train, routine maintenance, suspension work and much more. Includes photos, illustrations and repair procedures.

This reference database provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly find the information they need.

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

Biographies

Biography In Context offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images.

Dictionary of Literary Biography provides over 12,000 biographical and full-text critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Books & Reading

Browse Overdrive for eBooks, audiobooks, and video. Check out items with your Friendswood Public Library barcode number.

No holds, no limits, and no returns! Download popular digital magazines and audiobooks on your computer or mobile device for free!

Unlimited and unrestricted access to ebooks and audio books which have made romance the biggest selling and most popular brand in fiction.

Receive reading suggestions via email. Subscribe to any of these genre newsletters to discover new books, read-alikes, and buried treasures. Links to our catalog are included so you can easily request the books online.

NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

EBSCO offers more than 844,000 high-quality e-book titles from more than 1,500 major academic publishers and University Presses from around the world.

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

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 users to find what they are looking for.

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TeachingBooks.net provides multimedia content to complement children’s and young adult books. Resources include audiobook readings, author videos, book discussion guides and lesson plans for over 40,000 books in English and Spanish.

Business

With premium full-text content and peer-reviewed business journals, this database is the essential tool for business students.

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

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.

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.

This database offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as the necessary tools and instructions to address a wide-range of small business topics. In addition, it provides business videos, a help and advice section, and information on how to create business plans.

Careers

Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this collection provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.

LearningExpress Library is a comprehensive, online database of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.

Job & Career Accelerator is a comprehensive resource with everything your students need to find, apply for, and get hired into ideal positions. It delivers award-winning content, skills and interest assessments to match individuals with careers, cutting-edge job search tools, and extensive guidance to help students overcome the challenging task of landing a job.

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TeachingBooks.net provides multimedia content to complement children’s and young adult books. Resources include audiobook readings, author videos, book discussion guides and lesson plans for over 40,000 books in English and Spanish.

Encyclopedias & Reference

For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. 

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Virtually every K-12 school, university, and public library in the United States uses Gale products, helping advance scholarship and support economic, cultural, and intellectual growth in the communities we serve.

AtoZ World Food is the only food database that contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, and beverages. AtoZ World Food is also the only database that covers food culture for 174 countries of the world in six categories: National Cuisine, Regional Cuisine, Daily Meals, Dining Etiquette, Special Occasion Foods, and Food Trivia.

Español

A collaborative effort between EBSCO Publishing and ESAN (Escuela de Administración de Negocios para Graduados). This bibliographic database for research conducted in the areas of business and economics.

This database is a valuable source for academic research, providing key coverage of major subject areas. Fuente Académica provides researchers with a collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain, designed to make academic research readily available in PDF format.

Contains Regional Business News, Medline, MasterFile Premier, and Military & Government Collection databases.

A unique collection of medical research and scientific journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers, MedicLatina contains a complete table of contents and PDF full text for peer-reviewed medical journals in the Spanish language.

This database is the Spanish language equivalent of Consumer Health Complete. It provides comprehensive evidence-based reports and fact sheets in Spanish on all aspects of consumer health and wellness.​

Genealogy

HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

The MyHeritage Library Edition features billions of primary historical records from the United States, Europe and other regions, with coverage spanning the past five centuries. Often accompanied by true document images, these records illuminate historical realities across a wide variety of regions.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps provide detailed property and land-use records of Texas towns and cities from 1867 to 1970. Details on buildings include outline, size and shape, construction materials, height, use, windows and doors, street and sidewalk widths, boundaries and house numbers.

More than 80 full-text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure.

Collections include the 1919 Texas Rangers Investigation, free access to Ancestry.com Texas, Andrew Jackson Houston Collection database, Civilian Conservation Corps drawings, fire insurance maps, Republic of Texas claims, Republic of Texas passports, Texas Adjutant General Service records from 1836-1935, and Texas Senate recordings from 1972-2006.

Health & Medicine

This alternative health research database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

This comprehensive natural medicine resource focuses on alternative and holistic approaches to healthcare and wellness. Designed for consumer health researchers and clinicians, Natural & Alternative Treatments is an essential tool that satisfies an ever-growing demand for accurate, unbiased information on natural health.

This full-text database offers a trusted source of nursing and allied health literature. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition covers an array of relevant topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and many more.

This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to more than 80 full-text consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times and many others.

Health Reference Center Academic provides access to medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books and pamphlets.

Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

History

A scholarly, multi-disciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for thousands of journals and other publications. Academic Search Complete includes full-text access to peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracts for magazines, monographs, reports, and conference proceedings.

This bibliographic database covers a wide range of topics pertaining to native North Americans, including culture, history and daily life. This resource will appeal to anyone interested in exploring the contributions, struggles and issues surrounding North America’s indigenous peoples.

More than 80 full-text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps provide detailed property and land-use records of Texas towns and cities from 1867 to 1970. Details on buildings include outline, size and shape, construction materials, height, use, windows and doors, street and sidewalk widths, boundaries and house numbers.

American Indian Histories and Cultures provides rare and significant documents from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago.

The American West database is a source from the Everett D. Graff collection at the Newberry library in Chicago. The database is an excellent resource to support research papers and ideas that capture the westward expansion of the United States, and the Native America Nations’ way of life.

Homework & Education

A scholarly, multi-disciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for thousands of journals and other publications. Academic Search Complete includes full-text access to peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracts for magazines, monographs, reports, and conference proceedings.

Designed with students and educators in grades K through 5 in mind, Explora Primary Schools provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up facts for class projects or homework.

Designed with students and educators in grades K through 5 in mind, Explora Primary Schools provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up facts for class projects or homework.

Designed with students and educators in grades 6 through 12 in mind, Explora Secondary Schools provides a far better alternative to websites and search engines for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.

Hoonuit provides on-demand software training and support tutorials to help businesses and organizations fulfill staff technology training and development goals.

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.

Designed for middle school libraries, this database contains full text for popular middle school magazines, full-text biographies and historical essays. In addition, it includes primary source documents, reference books and a vast image collection.

Designed specifically for elementary school libraries, this database contains full text for popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection.

Teachers, librarians and student researchers can use this database to explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text educational literature and resources.

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TeachingBooks.net provides multimedia content to complement children’s and young adult books. Resources include audiobook readings, author videos, book discussion guides and lesson plans for over 40,000 books in English and Spanish.

This database offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter’s World and many more.

Languages

Mango is an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for a variety of popular languages. Our engaging interactive lessons are not only fun, they are designed to increase your ability to use the language skills you develop.

Law & Government

Containing full text for hundreds of the world’s most respected scholarly law journals, this research database is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites.

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.

Literature

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

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.

Dictionary of Literary Biography provides over 12,000 biographical and full-text critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

The most comprehensive and current online database on authors and their works, the Literature Resource Center provides full-text literature criticism, biographies, bibliographies, and work overviews covering authors from every genre, time period and discipline.

Artemis Literary Sources integrates full-text literary content with metadata and subject indexing and provides workflow tools to analyze information. You can research authors and their works, literary movements and genres.

Scribner Writers Series provides original, scholar signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world from all time periods. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author and their works in personal and historical context.

Twayne’s is devoted to in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world within the context of the time period in which they lived. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements.

Humanities Full Text encompasses all key fields of the humanities, covering topics including art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, religion and much more. Content includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and reviews.

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 users to find what they are looking for. Additionally, subject access helps narrow searches even further by theme, locale, narrative technique or device.

Magazines

No holds, no limits, and no returns! Download popular digital magazines and audiobooks on your computer or mobile device for free!

Newspapers

An innovative Web-based, full-text newspaper database that lets you search newspapers electronically by title, headline, date, author, section or other assigned fields, eliminating random searches through newspaper archives for specific articles page after page.

This database provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.

Science & Technology

This database 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 4.6 million citations.

Contains nearly 300 full text journals and magazines covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software.

This database provides full-text access to top full-text journals covering all scientific and technical subjects. Science & Technology Collection provides a unique and diverse collection designed to meet any researcher’s needs by covering an array of disciplines.

A comprehensive database providing nearly 575 full text publications, including 550 peer-reviewed journals.

Science In Context is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics.

Texas

A multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture with articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topics.

More than 80 full-text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps provide detailed property and land-use records of Texas towns and cities from 1867 to 1970. Details on buildings include outline, size and shape, construction materials, height, use, windows and doors, street and sidewalk widths, boundaries and house numbers.

Video Streaming

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free at Friendswood Library. Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, Great Courses, and world cinema. And now Kanopy Kids offers the programming kids love and parents trust to inspire young minds and spark creativity.

The popular on-demand video streaming service, Kanopy, now includes Kanopy Kids: thoughtful entertainment for children aged preschool and up. Parents and caregivers can stream videos from a curated selection of educational and enriching videos on Kanopy Kids with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media, as well as additional parental controls to help keep kids safe.