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Automotive & Home Repair Languages
Biographies Law & Government
Books & Reading Literature & Literary Criticism
Business Magazines
Careers Newspapers
Encyclopedias & Reference Science & Technology
Español Texas
Genealogy & Local History TexShare
Health & Medicine Video Streaming
Homework & Education

Automotive & Home Repair

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. Login using your 14-digit library card number. 
      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. Login using your 14-digit library card number. 
    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. Login using your 14-digit library card number. 

Biographies

Biography In Context is a comprehensive database of biographical information on people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Login using your 14-digit library card number. 

Books & Reading

 

Browse Overdrive for eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines. Check out items with your Friendswood Public Library barcode number. For access from a mobile device other than Kindle, please install the free app Libby by OverDrive.  
  RomanceBookCloud offers an unlimited and unrestricted access to a huge selection of romance ebooks. Instant access, no check-outs, no wait times, no downloads, read within a browser.
Gale eBooks contains online-only eBooks about a variety of topics. You can browse one eBook or search across the entire collection. These eBooks are always available without due dates or checkout limits. Login using your 14-digit library card number. 
  NoveList Plus is the 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. Login using your 14-digit library card number. 
Reader Resources | Eustis Memorial Library 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.
BookPage is a monthly book review publication. BookPage covers all types of books – from literary fiction, history and biography to popular genres like romance and mystery – and book reviews, author interviews and special features are informative and accessible.
Sign up to receive reading recommendations in your favorite genres!
  Provides indexing and access information for short stories contained in collections and anthologies. Search for short stories by author, title, subject, keyword, date, literary technique, and source. Covers 1983 to the present. Login using your 14-digit library card number. 

Business

 

With full-text content and peer-reviewed business journals, this database is an essential tool for business students. It covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance and more. Login using your 14-digit library card number. 

  Small Business Reference Center is a resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books. It supports small business owners in all relevant areas from planning, financing and managing a business to exit strategies. Login using your 14-digit library card number. 
Business Abstracts contains full-text articles from  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. Login using your 14-digit library card number. 
Regional Business News provides full-text regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces. Patrons can search newspapers, magazines and other resources from trusted news sources. Login using your 14-digit library card number. 
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.  Login using your 14-digit library card number. 

Careers

     Learning Express Library includes nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books. Covers 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. Username- RMN1144 Password- TX77546 
This platform has everything job seekers need to create professional and competitive resumes and cover letters, search for jobs that fit their needs, give professional interviews and more. Username- RMN1144 Password- TX77546 
Offers online how-to training on hundreds of common software applications and devices, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Docs, and iPad. Each online training course is made up of videos, so you can learn at your own pace. Create an account using your e-mail address. Enter the passcode learn to access. 
Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this database provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. Login using your 14-digit library card number.

Encyclopedias & Reference

Biography In Context is a comprehensive database of biographical information on people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia provides access to over 25,000 records that cover an array of topics. Entries contain images and brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
   Learn more about food and culture around the world.  Easily find traditional recipes from 174 countries as well as interesting information about etiquette, food history, food trivia and more.  Also includes historical timelines tracking major food developments and discoveries. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
Comprehensive  database on authors and their works,  provides full-text literature criticism, biographies, bibliographies, and work overviews covering authors from every genre, time period and discipline. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
Database includes articles, journals, and books about Texas and Texans. Topics include history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business, home, garden, sports and leisure. Login using your 14-digit library card number.

Español

Contains Regional Business News, Medline, MasterFile Premier, and Military & Government Collection databases. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
Fuente Académica is a database of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals. Quality titles from Latin America, Portugal and Spain cover all major subject areas, including agriculture, economics, history, law, literature, psychology and sociology. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
A 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. Login using your 14-digit library card number.

Genealogy & Local History

Friendswood Historical Archive Friendswood Digital Archive created and maintained by the Friendswood Public Library located at 416 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546. The content was provided by the Friendswood Historical Society and local historian Joycina Day Baker.
MyHeritage Partners with EBSCO Information Services to Bring MyHeritage to Libraries and Educational Institutions Worldwide | Business Wire Features 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.
Heritage Quest Online – East Hampton Public Library

Heritage Quest 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.  Username- RMN1144 Password- TX77546 

TSLAC | Texas State Library And Archives Commission 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

Gale Health and Medicine – J.V. Fletcher Library Created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals, Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine is the perfect resource for up-to-date information on the complete range of health care topics.  Login using your 14-digit library card number.
This alternative health research database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
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. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
This collection of consumer health information provides access to more than full-text consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times and many others. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
This 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. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Login using your 14-digit library card number.


Homework & Education

Provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results, including articles, essays and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research.  Login using your 14-digit library card number.
Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results, including articles, essays and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
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. Username- RMN1144 Password- TX77546 
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. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
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. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
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. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is an essential tool for education researchers of all kinds. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
Explore both sides of an issue! This cross-curricular research database supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
Offers online how-to training on hundreds of common software applications and devices, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Docs, and iPad. Each online training course is made up of videos, so you can learn at your own pace. Create an account using your e-mail address. Enter the passcode learn to access. 
Learn Coding from home!  Through self-guided projects, you will write the code to create slideshows, memes, filters and more using Javascript programming language that can be shared. To get access to the lessons, click on this link, on the next page click on Student, and then click on “Sign up with an email”. 

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.  Registration requires your 14-digit library card number and e-mail address. 

Law & Government

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.  Login using your 14-digit library card number.
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. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
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. Login using your 14-digit library card number.

Literature

Learn more about food and culture around the world.  Easily find traditional recipes from 174 countries as well as interesting information about etiquette, food history, food trivia and more.  Also includes historical timelines tracking major food developments and discoveries. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
Book Connections Resources about children’s and young adult books from TeachingBooks, including exclusive Meet-the-Author movies and recordings, book trailers, and Reader’s Advisory to help you choose the right book. Username- RMN1144 Password- TX77546 
TeachingBooks | Author & Book Resources to Support Reading Education Bring to life childrens and YA books with video trailers, author interviews, discussion questions, and much more. Great for book clubs, choosing books, and homework help! Username- RMN1144 Password- TX77546 
Twentieth-Century American Poetry Icon This unparalleled collection includes some 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets, including Adrienne Rich, Andrei Codrescu, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Cathy Song.  Username- RMN1144 Password- TX77546 
Twentieth-Century English Poetry Icon A collection of more than 600 volumes of poetry by 283 poets from 1900 to the present day, including W.B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, Wilfred Owen, Thom Gunn, Fleur Adcock, Paul Muldoon, Tony Harrison, Benjamin Zephaniah and Carol Ann Duffy, and incorporating the poets in The Faber Poetry Library. Username- RMN1144 Password- TX77546 
Gale’s Literary Index is a master index to the major literature products published by Gale. It combines and cross-references over 165,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and listings for over 215,000 titles into one source.

Magazines

Browse Overdrive for eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines. Check out items with your Friendswood Public Library barcode number. For access from a mobile device other than Kindle, please install the free app Libby by OverDrive.  

Newspapers

A resource offering cover-to-cover full text for U.S., international and regional newspapers as well as television and radio news transcripts from major networks. Username- RMN1144 Password- TX77546 

Science & Technology

  Gale In Context: Science is an engaging resource that provides contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. Drawing students in with captivating subject matter, Science showcases how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues ranging from bacteria to obesity and weather. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
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. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
An essential collection for psychologists, counselors and researchers with leading scholarly information of anthropology, mental processes, experimental methods and more.  Username- RMN1144 Password- TX77546 
SciTech Collection Icon The SciTech Premium Collection 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. Username- RMN1144 Password- TX77546 
Offers online how-to training on hundreds of common software applications and devices, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Docs, and iPad. Each online training course is made up of videos, so you can learn at your own pace. Create an account using your e-mail address. Enter the passcode learn to access. 
Learn Coding from home!  Through self-guided projects, you will write the code to create slideshows, memes, filters and more using Javascript programming language that can be shared. To get access to the lessons, click on this link, on the next page click on Student, and then click on “Sign up with an email”. 
A bibliographic resource with millions of citations relating to the field of agriculture for journal articles, book chapters, theses, patents, and technical reports to support agricultural research. Login using your 14-digit library card number.
Full-text content relevant to many integral areas of sustainability initiative management such as recycling, renewable energy, resource conservation and more. Username- RMN1144 Password- TX77546 

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.
Database includes articles, journals, and books about Texas and Texans. Topics include history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business, home, garden, sports and leisure. Login using your 14-digit library card number.

TexShare

Friendswood Library is pleased to provide TexShare Databases.  TexShare is a statewide resource sharing program that offers over 70 authoritative online resources for business, career and job skills, Do-It-Yourself, Education Resources, Genealogy and History, General Reference, Health and Medicine, K – 12 Resources, Legal Resources, Literature Resources, and Science and Technology resources. Username- RMN1144 Password- TX77546 

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.
About Kanopy Kids | Christchurch City Libraries 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.