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The Victoria Public Library subscribes to a variety of online resources for your information, education and entertainment. With just a few exceptions, all resources are accessible from home using your library card.

** Indicates that these resources require a valid library card for remote access.
# Indicates that access is also based on your county of residence.


Academic Search Complete

Thousands of scholarly journal articles covering nearly all academic areas of study.**



Citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library.**


Alldata - In Library Use Only

Vehicle Repair and maintenance procedures, diagnostic information, TSBs, DTCs, and more.


Alt Health Watch

Complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.**


Ancestry Library - In Library Use Only

Comprehensive information for genealogical research.



Bibliography of Native North Americans

Citations to articles covering Native North American culture, history and life.**

Britannica Young Adults & General Reference

Online encyclopedia entries, magazine articles, images and videos for all ages.**#

Britannica Kids Reference

An online encyclopedia resource for kids in grades K-12.**#


Business Source Complete

Articles from more than 8,800 business magazines and newspapers, company profiles and market research.**


Chilton Library

Auto repair and maintenance instructions and diagrams.**


Computer Source

Articles about technical and consumer computer topics.**


Cypress Resume

Resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes.**



eBooks on EBSCOhost

Thousands of eBooks that can be read online.**



Index of education topics and selected articles.**


Explora Elementary - In Library Use Only

Resources for students grade 6-12 looking for articles, books, videos and images for elementary and middle school student research.


Explora High School - In Library Use Only

Resources for K-5 students looking for articles, books, videos and images for middle and high school student research.


Explora Public Libraries - In Library Use Only

General research resources for articles, books, videos and images.




Digital Magazine Newsstand **

Fuente Académica Premier

Base de datos a texto completo que incluye más de 650 publicaciones académicas de 18 países en español

Full text of more than 650 scholarly publications from 18 countries in Spanish


Health Reference Center Academic

Medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books and pamphlets.**

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Information from popular magazines about aging, fitness, nutrition, wellness, disease prevention and more.**



Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Journal articles covering nursing and allied health topics.**


Heritage Quest Online

Genealogy research tools including Federal Censuses, and family and local histories.**


Job & Career Assistance


Learning Express Library

Academic, civil service, GED, ASVAB, U.S. citizenship, professional and certification practice tests and skill building for all ages.**#


Legal Collection

Scholarly law journals covering current issues and trends of the legal world.**


Legal Forms (Gale)

State-specific (and multi-state) legal forms. Includes real estate contracts, wills, premarital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others.**#





Mango Languages

Learn over 70 world languages, take more than 20 ESL/ELL courses.**


MasterFile Complete - Ebsco

Magazine articles, reference books, primary source documents, photos and maps.**



Base de datos a texto completo que incluye 130 revistas avaladas por profesionales en el área de medicina en Español.

Articles from peer-reviewed medical journals in Spanish.**


Citations to journals on medicine, nursing, dentistry and veterinary medicine.**


Middle Search Plus

Magazine articles, biographies, images, primary sources and reference eBooks for middle school students.**





Natural and Alternative Treatments

Complementary and alternative medicine information for the consumer-health researcher.**



In Library Use Only

Contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1759 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date.


Newspaper Source Plus

Full text for U.S.,international and regional newspapers as well as television and radio news transcripts from major networks.**


Novelist Plus

Readers' advisory tool used to search popular fiction and nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.**#



Religion and Philosophy Collection

Collection of journal and magazine content on world religions, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and more.**


Salud en Español

Investigación comprensiva en español sobre condiciones, procedimientos, tratamientos y noticias de salud.**


Science Online
This database has hundreds of science experiments covering a variety of topics and skill levels.**

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Collection of detailed, yet user-friendly, repair guides for all manner of small engines.**


Texas Digital Sanborn Maps

Detailed property and land-use records of Texas towns and cities from 1867 to 1970.**


Texas Reference Center

Articles and books about Texas and Texans.**


For middle school and high school students. Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature and national geographic videos.

TexShare Databases
Homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development.**



For grades K-6. Includes animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, national geographic videos, non-fiction books, Graphic Novels, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French.


Twentieth Century Poetry Collections

Collections of 20th century poems.**


Value Line Research Center--

In Library Use Only

Provides publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.**




All the items cataloged by member libraries worldwide.