Research

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Research

EBSCO Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier - EBSCO
Full-text for more than 4700 scholarly publications in multiple academic disciplines with searchable cited references
Ancestry.com
Available in Library Only
Ancestry Library Edition
Indexes to US, Canada, and UK census; to birth, death, marriage records; immigration, passenger lists, and naturalization records
EBSCO Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier - EBSCO
Full-text access to more than 2200 journals in business including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economicss
Digital Image Collection   Collin County Images - Genealogy Center
Photographs, documents, yearbooks, and other archive material representing people and places of Collin County
Facts On File
Facts on File
Reference databases on science, history, multicultural subjects, geography, health, and career guidance. A database of printable forms and curriculum resources for grades K - 12 is also available
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Historical documents and photographs; military, census, and vital records
Genealogy Center    Genealogy Center Resources - Plano Public Library System
Links to over 40 genealogy related sites 
GALE Health and Wellness Resource Center   Health and Wellness Resource Center - GALE
Information on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, prescription drugs and more from magazines, journals, newspapers, dictionaries, and directories. The material is intended for informational purposes only
HistoryGeo  Available in Library Only HistoryGeo
Specializes in original land-ownership maps that can usually show you where your ancestor’s land was located as well as the owners of the adjacent land. Site has tools to lead you the surrounding roads, waterways, towns, and cemeteries
EBSCO Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center - EBSCO
Comprehensive database providing detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of hobby enthusiasts
EBSCO Home Improvement Reference Center
Home Improvement Reference Center - EBSCO
Comprehensive, easy-to-use database providing detailed "how-to" information about thousands of home improvement and repair projects, from plumbing and wiring to painting and decorating
JStor2  Available in Library Only JSTOR
Archives of over one thousand academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire collection is full-text searchable with search term highlighting, and interlinked by millions of citations and references. Includes high-quality images
EBSCO Literary Reference Center
  Literary Reference Center - EBSCO
Comprehensive, full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames
GALE Literature Resource Center   Literature Resource Center - GALE
Content includes literature criticism, biographies, topic and work overviews, reviews, news, primary sources, and literary works, images, and links to audio interviews and reviews covering all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world
EBSCO medline
MEDLINE - EBSCO
Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more. MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree numbers, tree hierarchy and explosion capabilities to search abstracts from over 4,800 current biomedical journals
EBSCO Military and Government Collection
Military and Government Collection - EBSCO
Offers current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government via 300 full text journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles
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Morningstar Investment Research Center
Investment resource specialized in fund investing. Offers news, commentary, fund information, tutorial, tools and forums. Publishers of annual reports and more
Novelist

NoveList
Helps readers find authors and titles on subjects and themes similar to their favorite works of fiction. The database offers access to over 125,000 titles
GALE Opposing Points of View   Opposing Points of View - GALE
Contains nearly 5,000 current social topics: primary source documents, statistics, websites and multimedia for contrasting opinions and information on social issues
Ref USA logo   Reference USA
Business Directory Information: provides information to help you search for jobs, location industry; and find new business
EBSCO Regional Business News
Regional Business News - EBSCO
Full text coverage of 75 regional business publications from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States: business journals, newspapers and newswires
Salem Health   Salem Health
Provides access to Magill’s Medical Guide, an authoritative reference that helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias for professionals and popular self-help guides
Salem History   Salem History
Robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets: Milestone Documents, The Decades and Great Lives from History
Gale Science in Context   Science in Context - GALE
Provides contextual information on science topics by showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity 
EBSCO Small Business Reference Center
Small Business Reference Center - EBSCO
Information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, help and advice section, and information on how to create business plans
EBSCO Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Small Engine Repair Reference Center - EBSCO
Detailed user-friendly repair guides for all types of small engines. Includes routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, and more extensive repairs
TexShareDatabases3  Plano Library Card Required
TexShare Databases - Texas State Library Program
Requires log-in and password. Contact your Plano library for User ID and Password. Extensive collection of databases with access to full-text articles in encyclopedias, almanacs, reference books, journals, newspapers, and electronic books. Information on health, business, biography, genealogy, and literature and homework help
Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides
  Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides
Independent research and analysis of the bank and insurance industries. Nine How-To Guides to help you plan for and select insurance and financial products
World Book Online
World Book Online
Articles from major newspapers and magazines and The World Book Encyclopedia; photographs, maps, illustrations, tables, animations, and audio/video clips



Consumers & Home
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EBSCO Auto Repair Reference Center

Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) - EBSCO
Information on approximately 23,000 vehicles 1954 - present. Includes factory drawings and step-by-step photographs, technical service bulletins and recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer, wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing, and Quick Tips - guide to vehicle ownership and maintenance
GALE Health and Wellness Resource Center

Health and Wellness Resource Center - GALE
Information on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, prescription drugs and more from magazines, journals, newspapers, dictionaries, and directories. The material is intended for informational purposes only
EBSCO Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
  Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center - EBSCO
Comprehensive database providing detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of hobby enthusiasts
EBSCO Home Improvement Reference Center   Home Improvement Reference Center - EBSCO
Comprehensive, easy-to-use database providing detailed "how-to" information about thousands of home improvement and repair projects, from plumbing and wiring to painting and decorating
GALE Legal Forms

Legal Forms - GALE
Convenient, authoritative means for understanding common legal procedures through access to “attorney forms”
EBSCO medline   MEDLINE - EBSCO
Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree numbers, tree hierarchy and explosion capabilities to search abstracts from over 4,800 current biomedical journals
EBSCO Small Engine Repair Reference Center   Small Engine Repair Reference Center - EBSCO
Detailed user-friendly repair guides for all types of small engines. Includes routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, and more extensive repairs such as transmissions
Salem Health   Salem Health
Provides access to Magill’s Medical Guide, an authoritative reference that helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias for professionals and popular self-help guides
Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides
  Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides
Independent research and analysis of the bank and insurance industries. Nine How-To Guides to help you plan for and select insurance and financial products

Consumers & Home
2 house button 24x24 Available In Library Only
EBSCO Auto Repair Reference Center

Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) - EBSCO
Information on approximately 23,000 vehicles 1954 - present. Includes factory drawings and step-by-step photographs, technical service bulletins and recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer, wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing, and Quick Tips - guide to vehicle ownership and maintenance
GALE Health and Wellness Resource Center

Health and Wellness Resource Center - GALE
Information on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, prescription drugs and more from magazines, journals, newspapers, dictionaries, and directories. The material is intended for informational purposes only
EBSCO Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
  Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center - EBSCO
Comprehensive database providing detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of hobby enthusiasts
EBSCO Home Improvement Reference Center   Home Improvement Reference Center - EBSCO
Comprehensive, easy-to-use database providing detailed "how-to" information about thousands of home improvement and repair projects, from plumbing and wiring to painting and decorating
GALE Legal Forms

Legal Forms - GALE
Convenient, authoritative means for understanding common legal procedures through access to “attorney forms”
EBSCO medline   MEDLINE - EBSCO
Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree numbers, tree hierarchy and explosion capabilities to search abstracts from over 4,800 current biomedical journals
EBSCO Small Engine Repair Reference Center   Small Engine Repair Reference Center - EBSCO
Detailed user-friendly repair guides for all types of small engines. Includes routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, and more extensive repairs such as transmissions
Salem Health   Salem Health
Provides access to Magill’s Medical Guide, an authoritative reference that helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias for professionals and popular self-help guides
Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides
  Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides
Independent research and analysis of the bank and insurance industries. Nine How-To Guides to help you plan for and select insurance and financial products

Literature, Languages & Tutoring
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GALE Biography in Context

Biography Resource Center - GALE
Biography Resource Center provides biographical information with full-text coverage of more than 380,000 individuals spanning history and geography. More than 450,000 biographies, selected from screened reference titles, journals, periodicals, newspapers, images and Web sites
EBSCO eBooks

eBooks - EBSCO
eBook and audiobook titles from leading publishers encompassing a wide range of subject matter—including academic titles, popular fiction, medical collections and more. Requires EBSCOhost account: instructions
EBSCO Literary Reference Center
  Literary Reference Center - EBSCO
Comprehensive, full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes
GALE Literature Resource Center   Literature Resource Center - GALE
Content includes literature criticism, biographies, topic and work overviews, reviews, news, primary sources, and literary works, images, and links to audio interviews and reviews covering all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world
LearningExpress Library

Learning Express Library
Online practice tests for civil service, firefighter, emergency medical services, law enforcement, GED, GRE, TAKS, ASVAB, real estate, SAT, TOEFL, TASP, and other occupations/subjects
LearningExpress Library 3   Learning Express Library 3.0 - (New registration required)
Online practice tests for civil service, firefighter, emergency medical services, law enforcement, GED, GRE, TAKS, ASVAB, real estate, SAT, TOEFL, TASP, and other occupations/subjects
Mango Languages   Mango Languages
Online Language Learning that focuses on teaching conversational skills in ESL: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Greek, Brazilian Portuguese, ESL Spanish, ESL Portuguese, and ESL Polish. Each lesson combines real-life situations and audio from native speakers with an easy-to-follow interface and simple, clear instructions
OneClick Digital   OneClick Digital Audio Books
Provides access to downloadable MP3 and WMA audiobooks
GALE Opposing Points of View
  Opposing Points of View - GALE
Contains nearly 5,000 current social topics in the forms of primary source documents, statistics, websites and multimedia for contrasting opinions and information on social issues
Overdrive    Overdrive eBooks
Download fiction and nonfiction eBooks and eAudibooks for adults, teens and children
Novelist  

Novelist
Helps readers find authors and titles on subjects and themes similar to their favorite works of fiction. The database offers access to over 125,000 titles

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Tutor.com

Live, online homework help from real tutors, every day from 2pm to 11pm in English and Spanish. Subjects include: math, science, social studies and English