Online Research Resources

Americas News

America’s News

Comprehensive collection of reliable local, regional and national news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues.  This resource provides access to The Colony Courier Leader, America’s News Magazines, and much more.

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The Colony Courier-Leader

Clicking on the logo above will provide you direct access to articles in previous issues of the local newspaper.   

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Credo Reference

Credo promotes knowledge building, problem solving and critical thinking to give people the information skills necessary for success throughout their academic, professional and personal lives. 

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Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. 

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A rich collection of ebooks covering a variety of topics.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Encyclopedia Britannica

Latest information on a world of topics; includes a children's version.

Explora research

Explora for Public Libraries

A wide collection of research topics for general use.

Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia

Over 25,000 entries covering a variety of subjects.


Gale Business: Plan Builder

Take a step-by-step approach to completing your business plan and position yourself for success.  Explore your interests and determine your best opportunities.  If you are a non-profit, learn the elements you need to know to write bylaws, secure funding, and build your organization.

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Legal Collection

Full text source for current issues and trends of the legal world.

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Gale welcomes you to the most extensive free forms site available to library patrons. Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

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Legal Information Reference Center

Provides online full text for many consumer legal reference books, this resource contains hundreds of publications and thousands of multi-state forms to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds.

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Mango Languages

Learn any of 72 languages using fun, easy, conversational language courses. Also includes a variety of ESL courses. From home, you can also download the free, easy-to-use Mango Languages App to your mobile device.

MasterFILE Premier

Full-text publications, primary source documents and images covering a wide variety of general interest subjects.

Ebsco Databases

Military & Government Collection

Current news, full text articles and abstracts pertaining to all branches of the military and government. Logo

The New York Times

Access to full text articles from the New York Times.  Register or login and enjoy!

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source

Full text newspaper articles, radio and television transcripts.


Reference Solutions

Reference Solutions contains data access to 44 million businesses and 273 million consumers including a white pages directory. This database updates monthly to maintain the most up to date data.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library

A collection of reference ebooks that includes literature, history, science, law, business, medicine and more.

Ebsco Databases

Religion & Philosophy Collection

Covers world religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism; major denominations; religious history; moral and political philosophy.

Gale Science in Context

Science In Context

Ebsco Databases

Texas Reference Center

Full text articles about Texas including current events, history and culture.

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World News Digest

Not only can you find thousands of key statistics and facts on a world of subjects, including world history, economics, U.S facts, sports and pop culture, but you can also access thousands of news articles and archives that can be searched in context.  Log in with your Library card identification.