* These resources require a Houston Public Library Power Card for access from your home or office.
Includes the full-text of American and British poetry from the 20th century. *
Extensive information on all 50 of the United States.
Full-text articles in all subject areas from all types of magazines and newspapers including scholarly publications.*
Locate books appropriate to a student's reading level. Check with your student's teacher or school for specific details and approved AR lists.
American Decades covers the events, people and social trends that have had impact on contemporary history. Covers the decades from 1900-2009.
Find out about historic events and birthdates that occurred on a selected day.
Offers full text biographical articles, images, and abstracts. NOTE: This database is now being provided by EBSCO and has a new interface.*
Get live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance, and more. Live help is available Monday - Sunday, 2pm-11pm.*
A collection of online reference titles especially useful for homework assignments. Titles for older students cover science, literature, and history. Titles for younger users introduce basic concepts such as shapes and numbers. *
Un recurso para estudiantes para hacer búsquedas y examinar información en enciclopedias, revistas, videos y sitios web.*
A resource for students to search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and Web sites. *
A powerful resource to search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and Web sites.*
Information on countries around the world.
Provides an interactive tool to help create reference citations for research papers. Includes various print and electronic resources.
Major documents of the United States from 1776 to the present.
More than 100 countries are described and analyzed as to their political, economic and social institutions.
Click on an interactive map of the world to read articles on different nations provided by Britannica Online.*
Click on an interactive map of the United States to read articles about the states provided by Britannica Online.*
Automatic bibliography and citation maker.
The Encyclopedia of Life brings together information about all life on earth - text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more.
Find audio files in a variety of formats for animals, musical instruments, and miscellaneous sound effects.
Provides access to periodical and news information on a diverse set of topics.*
Uses magazine, newspaper, and original articles as well as images and videos to explain the historical and contemporary conditions necessary to understand global issues, conflicts and events.*
Offers handouts and exercises on grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.
Classic titles frequently found on school reading lists. Quick links to search the Library Catalog for locations.
Khan Academy has over 3,300 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice.
A search interface with a child-friendly, graphically-rich design that automatically searches across all applicable EBSCO databases simultaneously.*
Allows users to find book Lexile levels with a title search or to find titles with a specific Lexile level.
American Memory provides free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
Articles from general interest and current events magazines appropriate for school assignments.
Online English language dictionary and thesaurus. Also includes a medical dictionary and a Spanish-English dictionary.
Articles covering general topics appropriate for middle school students.*
The Modern Language Association's definitive bibliography on topics related to language and literature. Some full text.*
Online resource for helping teachers, school media specialists and kids find that next great fiction or nonfiction book to read. Includes Lexile scores.*
Convert just about anything to anything else.
Online version of the Oxford English Dictionary.*
List of classic titles in HPL's paperback collection that are often included in school reading lists.
Articles from children's magazines and pamphlets; designed for the elementary school student.*
Index of the most popular general-interest periodicals published between 1890 through 1982. NOTE: This database is now being provided by EBSCO and has a new interface.*
Recipes from around the world.
Fact checker for the Internet with links to free, credible websites.
This is a list of sources with historical and other background information on the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692.
Find books in the HPL collection with selected articles and/or essays of criticism on Shakespeare's works.
Something About the Author Online brings you thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and illustrators totaling more than 12,000 entries and nearly 17,000 images.*
A search interface designed specifically for secondary school students that searches across all EBSCO databases owned by HPL.*
Provides students with support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.
This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in todays classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.*
A periodic table of elements with description, history, uses, atomic structure, and additional detailed information for each element.
CPI and inflation rates with a cost of living calculator.
Links are provided for users who want direct access to individual state and territory information.
For more information, search in the databases listed under Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications.