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[Various Publishers] Searchable directory of social service programs and organizations hosted by the State of Texas, Health and Human Services Commission. N.B.: Use the IE, Firefox or Safari web browser; this web site does not work with the Chrome browser.Return to Top
[McGraw-Hill] Full text database includes the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science and Technology, and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms.
[U.S. Census Bureau] Census Bureau] Searchable access to reports, statistical tables, and thematic maps from the Census Bureau that reveal the trends and characteristics of the population, communities, and economy from Census 2000. Includes historical information on the U.S. Census from 1790 to 2000.
[Oxford UP] Provides access to information on more than 17,000 American men and women who have helped shape the country. Contains links to illustrations, web sites, an dlinked cross-references. Published under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies.
[AccuNet/AP] Searchable archive of historical and contemporary Associated Press photographs from the nineteenth century to the present. Brief stories available for most contemporary photos 48 hours after publication. Also included are maps, charts, logos and other graphics produced for the AP.
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[ARTstor] Non-profit ARTstor's collection provides over 1 million high quality images of works of art from curated collections and associated data. Users wishing to
download images for educational use must register with ARTstor and login on the
ARTstor home page in order to be able to download images.
For more complete
information on copyright and on limitations to access and use of this
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[EBSCO] H.W. Wilson Co.'s index to over 2 million book review citations and over 270,000 full text reviews from over 1400 American, British and Canadian periodicals available in EBSCO databases. Coverage spans 1983 to present.Return to Top
[Congressional Quarterly] The online edition of CQ Almanac brings together over sixty years (1945 to the last session of Congress) of authoritative, unbiased congressional reporting in one, easy-to-use resource. The Almanac includes the people, elections, legislation, and controversies in the U.S. Congress; in-depth review and analysis of legislation and policy for each year, organized by policy area; and comprehensive roll call votes for all major legislation. Special features: Browse by subject, decade, or by a particular year's table of contents. Or, use Policy Tracker to explore a specific policy topic and see how it has changed over the years.
[Congressional Quarterly] Integrates many of CQ Press's reference works on government and politics into an electronic format. Users may perform keyword searches across all 26 included titles or in an individual title or series. Titles included in CQ's PRS: CQ Almanac, Congress and the Nation Series, The Contemporary Middle East, Encyclopedia of the First Amendment, Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion, Encyclopedia of United States Indian Policy and Law, Guide to Congress, Guide to Political Campaigns in America, Guide to the Presidency, Guide to U.S. Elections, Guide to the Supreme Court, Historic Document Series, Political Handbook of the World, Political History of America's Wars, Politics in America, Supreme Court Compendium, Supreme Court Yearbook Series, TimesReference from CQ Press, Vital Statistics on American Politics, Vital Statistics on the Presidency, Washington Information Directory, and CQ's A to Z Series (Congress, Elections, Presidency, Supreme Court, and U.S. Constitution).
[Congressional Quarterly] Covers the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, insight into all sides of the issues, bibliographies and more. Users may browse through articles in the current issue or search for past articles using words, dates or other criteria.
[GaleGroup] Provides access to the full text of select dictionaries, language reference and subject reference books from several publishers. Includes a wide variety of subject areas. Similar to the Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection.Return to Top
[ProQuest] EBL's ebook collection covers a wide range of subjects from select publishers. This database is available to students, faculty and staff at the Alamo Colleges. Users must logon through their college library's web site with their ACES user name and Banner ID number. Limited printing and copying is permitted. Ebook titles may be borrowed and downloaded. For more information see the SAC Library's LibGuide
on the EBL Ebook Collection.
[EBSCO] Formerly called NetLibrary and distributed by OCLC. A collection of e-book editions of printed books on far ranging subjects. Access is provided by TexShare.
[Oxford UP] Fourth edition. Features a broad musical scope covering popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music. Thousands of additional entries cover popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system.
[EBSCO] H.W. Wilson's unique reference database which cites essays contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in books in the United States, Great Britain and Canada. Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences. Approximately 300 single and multi-authored volumes are indexed annually, plus more than 20 selected annuals and serial publications. Includes citations for nearly 86,000 essays found in over 7,000 printed anthologies and collections. Coverage dating as far back as 1985. This is not a full text database.Return to Top
[Taylor & Francis] Collects in eBook format the world's most trusted forensic and law enforcement references into one online library. Includes over 170 volumes online by experts in the fields of forensic science, criminal investigation, crisis management and negotiation, computer and cyber crime, law enforcement, criminal justice, toxicology, expert witnesses, sexual assault, child abuse, arson, explosives and ballistics.
[EBSCO] This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.Return to Top
[GaleGroup] Full text eBook editions of 27 reference works published by Gale Research, Charles Scribner's Sons, MacMillan Reference, and their divisions. For holdings, please use the Author Search for Gale Virtual Reference in the library catalog
[Oxford UP] Provides access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art with more
than 45,000 articles on the fine arts (painting, sculpture, and architecture)
and the decorative arts (ceramics, textiles, jewelery, interior design, etc.)
and biographies. Includes links to images from museums and other sites including
The Bridgeman Art Library. Updated annually.
[Oxford UP] Provides access to the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and
Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove
Dictionary of Jazz with links to sound archives and illustrations. Updated
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[Texas State Historical Association] A multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. A searchable online version of this standard reference work includes more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, institutions, and historical themes. The online file includes the corrections made with the Handbook's 1997 second printing plus 400 new articles not included in the print edition.
[ProQuest] Includes local histories, published family genealogies, and primary source materials for towns and counties of all 50 States beginning with the 13 original colonies, and for Canada, England, and Ireland. Images of the decennial U.S. Federal Census for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1860, 1870, 1890, 1910 and 1920 have been indexed and are fully searchable by name. Browsable images of the Census are available from each decade 1790 to 1930 except for 1900. Indexing and images for the Census will be added as they become available.Return to Top
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[United Way of San Antonio] Replaced by the State of Texas database 211 Texas
. Please use 211 Texas instead. See: 211 Texas
[JSTOR] A searchable, printable, electronic backfile of important scholarly journals delivering in high quality images of journal articles in PDF format. Coverage usually stops from 2 to 5 years prior to the current year depending on the "moving wall" agreed to by each journal's publisher. Subjects included in SAC's subscription: African American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Language & Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology, & Statistics. Some journals are indexed in America:History and Life with links to the
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[LexisNexis] International in scope. Includes news, business and company information, health, legal cases/articles, Federal and State laws, and Federal regulations, and reference information. Full-text for most items.
[EBSCO] Abstracts of journal articles and other publications in the subject areas of Library Science, Information Science and Information Technology. Use our journal locator, Journals by Title
, to determine if an article is available in the Library or one of our databases.
[EBSCO] A comprehensive, full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. Includes author biographies, plot summaries & work overviews, full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books & monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines & journals, book reviews from the most prestigious publications, poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, and more. Reference works in full text include: Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Beacham's Research Guide to Biography and Criticism (six volumes), The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, The Columbia Companion to the 20th Century American Short Story and all of Magill On Literature Plus.
[GaleGroup] The 10 individual Thomson Gale series that comprise Literature Criticism Online represent a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres. The 10 series included are: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Shakespeare Criticism, Literature Criticism 1400-1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, and Children’s Literature Review. Users may browse the database by author or by title, or, may search by author, title, or a variety of criteria.
[GaleGroup] Searchable database of the full text (in English) of poems, plays, short stories, essays, and speeches not limited by time period or nationality. For entries that do not include full text, the database provides indexing and bibliographic information from published literary anthologies. Brief explications are included for well known works. A glossary of literary terms is also included.Return to Top
[EBSCO] Provides brief summaries of literary works, critical essays and reviews, literary characters, and biographies of authors. Includes the complete Magill's Masterplots and Masterplots II series plus: Magill's Literary Annuals, The Cyclopedia of Literary Characters, Magill Book Reviews, and The Cyclopedia of World Authors and Magill's Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature. Full-text keyword searches may be limited by: title, author, genre, locale, and character.
[Maps.com] Maps101 is a web-based interactive database of over 4,000 viewable and printable history, thematic, reference, outline, current events and animated maps, teacher lesson plans, geography tools, online learning games, dynamic interactive map modules. After you are redirected to the Maps101 web site click on the Yellow Box "Subscriber Login" to begin using this database.Return to Top
[OCLC] Purchased by EBSCO from OCLC and converted to the EBSCOhost platform in 2011. See: eBooks from EBSCOhost
[NFPA] Searchable, full text of national fire codes from the National Fire Protection Association, Inc. Access to this database is limited. If you can't get in,
please try later.
[New York Public Library] Images of over 275,000 maps, architectural plans, drawing, photographs, etc. from image collections of the New York Public Library. May be used free of charge for scholarship, research and teaching. Commercial or for profit use is prohibited without prior permission of NYPL. Due to copyright restrictions only images in the public domain (pre-1923) are available in the database.Return to Top
[GaleGroup] Covers controversial topics. Includes background information and pro and con essays published in the following series: Opposing Viewpoints, Information Plus, At Issue, Contemporary Issues Companion, Current Controversies, Opposing Viewpoints Digests, and Teen Decisions. Resources may also include: text from a limited selection of reference books, magazine and newspaper articles, statistics, images, primary documents, and web sites on the topics. Study tools and guidelines include tips on judging information; using the essays; citing resources; and organizing, writing, developing and presenting reports and oral presentations.
[Oxford UP] Oxford Art Online contains Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western
Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and the Concise Oxford
Dictionary of Art Terms. Includes over 40,000 links to images and 5000
images plus links to biographies in Oxford's Dictionary of National
[Oxford UP] Contains the text of the Second Edition together with the Additions Series. Also available is the New (Third) Edition which is currently in production.
[Oxford UP] Oxford Music Online includes Grove Music Online, the Encyclopedia of
Popular Music, the Oxford Dictionary of Music and the Oxford
Companion to Music.
[Oxford UP] Provides access to dictionary, language reference, and subject reference books published by Oxford University Press. Includes access to the Oxford Companions Series and the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.Return to Top
[EBSCO] H.W. Wilson's Play Index indexes with complete bibliographic citations plays published separately and in collections from 1949 to present, whether they are classic, historic, or contemporary. The plays may also be published in new editions and translations. Entries include descriptive annotations to summarize the plot and indicate musical requirements. Coverage includes one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from playwrights such as Shakespeare, Aeschylus and Euripides, Moliere and more.
[Johns Hopkins Univ. Press] Full text of articles from over 200 scholarly journals published by over 20 not-for-profit, scholarly presses in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Search across the entire database or limit a search to selected journals. Provides current issues for some titles in JSTOR.Return to Top
[Salem Press] Ebook editions of popular reference works in history published by Salem Press. Users may search the full text reference titles or browse the collection by categories (subjects), curriculum or geographic area. Includes an index of persons with links to the entry.
[Chadwyck-Healey] These digitized maps provide detailed property and land-use records that depicts the architecture of more than 12,000 U.S. towns and cities throughout the past one hundred years. The maps enable researchers to trace the architectural history of individual buildings or entire communities. One can see everything from building outline, size and shape, construction materials, height, building use, windows and doors, street and sidewalk widths, boundaries, house numbers, and more. Symbols for stables, garages, warehouses, and other commercial sites are also included. Factories are often labeled with the owner's name, as well as the products manufactured there. Also depicted are pipelines, railroads, wells, water mains, and dumps. Search for the maps by typing in the state or community. Each map's index helps locate streets, landmarks, and other places of historical interest. Once displayed, the maps can be manipulated, expanded, printed, and downloaded.
[EBSCO] Provides up to date bibliographic and subscription information on over 182,500 periodicals and newspapers published in the U.S. and overseas.
[EBSCO] H.W. Wilson's Short Story Index provides detailed indexing of more than 117,000 stories from more than 4,200 collections and anthologies by author, title, subject, keyword, date, literary technique and source, or by any combination of terms. Subject indexing includes theme, locale, narrative technique or device. Coverage begins in 1984 and continues to present day. N.B.: Not a full text database.
[ProQuest] Online edition of The Statistical Abstract of The United States, the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. Includes additional statistics from reliable non-governmental or industry sources such as the Pew Foundation, the International Telecommunication Union, CTIA-The Wireless Association, the Mortgage Bankers Association, etc. Return to Top
[EBSCO] Texas Reference Center is a Texas specific product designed specifically for school and public libraries. The database is comprised of periodicals, reference books, reports, and other content relevant to the state. Texas Reference Center contains 30 full text periodicals, 100 full text reference books, several Texas newspapers, and much more. Examples of titles offered include: Best in Texas, Texas Business Review, Texas Education Review, Texas Journal of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Texas Journal of Women & the Law, Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights, Texas Law Review, Texas Magazine, Texas Monthly, Texas Public Health Association Journal, Texas Review, Touchstone (Texas State Historical Association), and many more.Return to Top
[OCLC] Search for periodicals by location to find magazines and journals in libraries close to your area. Includes more than 7 million listings linked to over 750,000 bibliographic records in WorldCat (the OCLC online union catalog).