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Library Closings: The MidValley library will be closed from May 11th – June 3rd and the NAH and Starr County libraries will be closed from May 12th – June 3rd as we move into our new library locations.

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Discovery Search allows you to search our library catalog and most, but not all, databases with a single search.

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Academic Search Complete

– Scholarly and general interest journals in all fields. View tutorial.


– Articles, reports, and citations from the National Agricultural Library. View tutorial.

Alexander Street Press: Stanford Executive Briefing Series

– Streaming video of business lectures by executive leaders, including business professor, CEOs, and entrepreneurs.

Alt HealthWatch

– In-depth coverage of complementary and alternative medicine. View tutorial.

Ambrose Digital

– Online videos in history, literature, and science, with supplemental guides.

America: History and Life with Full Text

– Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Includes hundreds of full-text journals and books, and selective indexing for journals dating back more than 60 years. View tutorial.

American Indian Histories and Cultures

– Historical and personal documents of the colonization of the Americas from early contacts between European settlers and American Indians.

American West

– Documents containing tales of frontier life, Pioneers, Wild West shows, the Gold Rush, vigilantes and outlaws.

Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection

– Contains journal articles covering the life of America’s people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction (1684 to 1912). View Series 1 (1684-1820) | Series 2 (1821-1837) | Series 3 (1838-1852) | Series 4 (1853-1865) | Series 5 (1866-1912).

Arte Publico Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1

– Latino-Hispanic history, literature, and culture published between 1610 and late 1900s. View tutorial.

Arte Publico Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 2

– Documents covering the history of Latino-Hispanic civil rights, religion, and women’s rights. View tutorial.

Artemis Literary Sources

– Literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, and biographical information.


– Over one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. View tutorial.

Auto Repair Reference Center

– Information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. View tutorial.


Bibliography of Native North Americans

– Bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. View tutorial.

Book Review Digest Plus

– Book reviews from multiple sources on a wide range of topics. View tutorial.

Britannica: Academic

– Online version of Encyclopedia Britannica, which contains the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. View tutorial.

Business Abstracts with Full Text

– Primary business magazines and academic journals. View tutorial.

Business Source Complete

– Magazines, newspapers, and journals related to all areas of business. View tutorial.



– Nursing, allied health, biomedicine, and consumer health literature. View tutorial.

Clinical Pharmacology

– Drug information, such as dosage, contraindications, and adverse reactions. View tutorial.

Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, Dictionary of Literary Biography

– Information on the lives and writings of nearly 100,000 authors along with critiques of their works.

Computer Source

– Latest information and current trends in computer technology. View tutorial.

CQ Researcher

– Comprehensive coverage of current public policy issues, politics, and positions.

Credo Reference

– Large collection of valuable reference resources in a wide range of topics. View tutorial.


Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

– Contains information on the lives, works, and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Directory of Open Access Journals

– Scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.

DSM Library

– Standard diagnostic tool for mental health professionals concerning psychiatric disorders.


All EBSCO Databases

– Complete list of EBSCO databases.

EBSCOhost eBook Collection

– Thousands of full-text ebooks. View tutorial.

Educational Administration Abstracts

– Bibliographic records related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management and educational research. View tutorial.

eLibrary Curriculum

– Large reference collection that includes ProQuest Learning: Literature and History Study Center. View tutorial.


– Full-text journal articles on management and economics. View tutorial.

ERIC – Education Resources Information Center

– Education-related literature from pre-K through adult education. View tutorial.

Essay and General Literature Index

– Index for essays and works published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. View tutorial.


– A search interface for children. View tutorial.


Facts and Comparisons eAnswers

– A online drug reference database to help make safe medication decisions. Featuring relevant, timely drug information and interactive tools.

Family Studies Abstracts

– Bibliographic records related to family studies, including marriage, divorce and family therapy. View tutorial.

Films on Demand

– Online videos in the humanities, social sciences, business, science, health & medicine, careers, and technical & trade education. View tutorial.


– A pilot program of online magazines that can be browsed or downloaded with a mobile app. View tutorial.

Fuente Academica Premier

– Spanish language journals from respected publishers worldwide. View tutorial.

Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia

– Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas. View tutorial.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

– Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. View tutorial.

Gleeditions Literature Unbound

– Interactive, digital editions of great world literature. View tutorial.


– Journals covering various aspects of human impact on the environment. View tutorial.


HAPI – Hispanic American Periodicals Index

– Citations for articles related to Hispanics/Latinos in the United States and Latin America. View tutorial.

Health Reference Center Academic

– Articles on a wide variety of health-related issues.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

– Consumer health magazines and reports. View tutorial.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

– Health, nursing and allied health journals. View tutorial.


– Unique collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. View tutorial.

History Study Center

– History journals, documents, photographs, and videos. View tutorial.

History Vault: Immigration Collection

– Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service from 1880-1930. View tutorial.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

– Instructions and creative ideas for popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities. View tutorial.

Home Improvement Reference Center

– Detailed, user-friendly instructions and videos for home improvement and repair projects. View tutorial.

Humanities Full Text

– Many of the most important academic journals in the humanities. View tutorial.


Information Science & Technology Abstracts

– Abstracts for journals and books related to libraries and information management. View tutorial.

Issues & Controversies

– Authoritative factual analysis of opposing points of view.


Job & Career Accelerator

– Easy-to-use online application for a successful job search. View tutorial.


– Science education videos that teach laboratory fundamentals.


– Complete back issues of core scholarly journals in all disciplines. View tutorial.



– Contains streaming videos, including documentaries, independent films, and foreign films.


LearningExpress Library

– Courses in computer skills and test preparation for GED, citizenship, and career exams.

Legal Collection

– Contains material from nearly 250 of the world’s most respected scholarly law journals. View tutorial.

Legal Forms Library

– Provides a selection of legal forms across the most popular legal areas, such as real estate contracts, wills, bankruptcy, and divorce.

Legal Information Reference Center

– Offers tools and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide range of legal issues. View tutorial.

Lexicomp Online

– A hospital-wide solution for pharmacists, physicians and nurses, provides clinicians access to drug, disease and lab information.

LexisNexis: Academic

– Provides government, news, business, and legal publications. View tutorial.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text

– Journals covering librarianship and information management. View tutorial.

Literary Reference Center

– Biographies, classic texts, and literary criticisms on thousands of authors and their works. View tutorial.

Literature Criticism Online

– Reviews, criticism, and commentary on contemporary authors and children’s authors. View tutorial.

Literature Resource Center

– Information on both classical and contemporary authors and their works. View tutorial.


MarketLine Advantage

– A collection of company, industry, and country profiles; market research reports; case studies; and tools for analyzing major markets and industries worldwide. View tutorial or user guide.

MAS Ultra: School Edition

– Popular general interest and current events publications. View tutorial.

MasterFILE Premier

– Multidisciplinary database covering virtually every subject area of general interest. View tutorial.


– Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals. View tutorial.


– Abstracts for a wide range of medical journals. View tutorial.

Middle Search Plus

– Nearly 140 popular magazines for middle and junior high school research. View tutorial.

Military & Government Collection

– News and articles on all branches of the military and government. View tutorial.


Natural & Alternative Treatments

– Information on medical conditions and conventional, natural, and alternative treatments.

Naxos Music Library

– An online classical music library.


– Search news from local, regional, and national sources by location or topic.

Newspaper Source

– Regional, national, and international newspapers and television and radio news transcripts. View tutorial.


Oxford Reference

– Electronic books in various disciplines. View tutorial.


Play Index

– Index of over 30,000 plays. View tutorial.

Points of View

– Overviews, points, counterpoints, and guides to critical analysis of controversial topics. View tutorial.

Primary Search

– Popular magazines for elementary school research. View tutorial.

PRISMA – Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanisticas

– Journals in social science and humanities related to Hispanic and Latin America.

Professional Development Collection

– Highly specialized education journals for professional educators. View tutorial.


– Online course to prepare for U.S. citizenship. Includes civics, reading, and writing portions of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test.

Project MUSE

– Ebook collections in literature, U.S. regional studies, and global cultural studies. View tutorial.


– Tool for learning to speak, read, and write 80 languages. Includes live tutors, feature films, music with lyrics, pronunciation analysis, and quizzes.

ProQuest eBook Central

– Large collection of ebooks on a variety of subjects. View tutorial.

ProQuest Learning: Literature

– Original literature works, author biographies, and literary criticisms. View tutorial.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source

– Journals and resources related to various nursing and allied health fields. View tutorial.

Psychology & Behavioral Science Collection

– Journals containing information on psychology and related disciplines. View tutorial.


Race Relations Abstracts

– Content that focuses on the relationship between races, including ethnic studies, discrimination and immigration studies. View tutorial.

RCL – Resources for College Libraries

– Online edition of Resources for College Libraries for collection development.

Regional Business News

– Regional business publications from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. View tutorial.

Religion & Philosophy

– Extensive coverage of world religions, philosophy, and related fields. View tutorial.


Safari Tech Books Online – (2 user limit)

– Extensive collection of digital books on programming, IT networking, project management, personal certifications, home computing and more. View tutorial.

Salud en Español

– Reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar.

Science & Technology Collection

– Journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. View tutorial.

Science Direct

– Vast collection of journals and ebooks in the sciences and humanities. View tutorial.

Science in Context

– Contains science magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, and audio files.


– A database for the chemical literature, journal article indexes, patent records, as well as chemical substances and reactions. View tutorial.

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SciTech Premium Collection

– Contains specialized scholarly research and technical literature, including the Natural Science Collection and the Technology Collection. View tutorial.

Scribner Writers Online

– Essays on more than 2,000 authors and literary genres, drawn from the acclaimed Scribner print series.

Serials Directory

– Bibliographic information and current pricing structures for popular serials. View tutorial.

Short Story Index

– Index of the important collections and anthologies of short stories that are published each year. View tutorial.

Small Business Reference Center

– Wide variety of information in small business and entrepreneurial subject areas. View tutorial.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

– Detailed repair guides for small engines, including motorcycle and personal water craft repair. View tutorial.


– A database of statistical information including statistics, forecasts, studies, reports, and infographics from approximately 18,000 sources. View tutorial.


Teacher Reference Center

– Indexing and abstracts for journals and magazines to assist professional educators. View tutorial.

– Includes thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment.

Texas Reference Center

– Journals, reference books, and reports relevant to the state of Texas. View tutorial.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps

– Digitized maps of Texas towns and cities throughout the past one hundred years. View tutorial.

Today’s Science

– Latest scientific discoveries and the fundamental concepts that underlie them.


– Diverse articles involving popular topics in contemporary society. View tutorial.

Twayne’s Authors Online

– Contains information on World, US, and English authors, drawn from the Twayne Literary Masters books.

Twentieth Century Poetry (American and English)

– Poetry from renowned American and English authors published since 1900.


Vocational & Career Collection

– Collection of trade and industry-related periodicals. View tutorial.


World News Digest

– Essential news facts as reported in major newspapers and magazines from around the world.

WorldCat Discovery

– Find which items are owned in thousands of libraries worldwide.

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