Online Databases

According to Encyclopedia Britannica: database, also called electronic database, is a collection of data, or information, specially organized for rapid search and retrieval by a computer. 

A library database is a searchable electronic index of published, reliable resources. Databases provide access to a wealth of useful research materials from academic journals, newspapers, and magazines. Some databases also include e-books, relevant Web resources, and various multimedia.

The information found in databases is either originally created or comes from different, reliable sources.


Ancestry Library - Online genealogy database that contains, census, birth, death, marriage, military, records. Available inhouse only.


AtoZDatabases - This is a premier reference and marketing database, including 30 million business profiles and 220 million residents. AtoZDatabases is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, and finding friends or relatives. 


Explora - Articles and images on many subjects including current events, business and careers, health, science, math, history, arts, culture, geography, and more. Contact the library for username and password.


Gale Legal Forms - Access a wide selection of legal forms and legal information resources. Contact the library for username and password.

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Health Source - Health and wellness information for the consumer. Contact the library for username and password.


Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center - Wide range of how-to information for artists, crafters, and hobbyists. Contact the library for username and password.

home improvement

Home Improvement Reference Center- Do it yourself articles, images, and videos from leading home improvement magazines. Contact the library for username and password.

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Jobs and Career Accelerator -  Job listings, resume and cover letter help, assessments, and organizational tools to help find the right career. Contact the library for username and password.

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Johnson County Genealogical Society - The Johnson County Genealogical Society originated in 1984 from the efforts of the founders to collect as well as preserve genealogical and historical information about the people of Johnson County. Its purpose is to inform as well as aid members in genealogical research and to publish records of interest to those seeking their genealogical background.

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Learning Express Library – Self-paced classes and practice exams for all ages to accelerate educational and career goals, including test prep for high school equivalency and college.  Recursos en Español. Contact the library for username and password.

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Small Business Reference Center – How to instructions for small businesses, such as buying and selling a business, managing employees, creating a business plan, and legal aspects. Contact the library for username and password.


Texas Law Help – Legal website with reproducible forms for civil legal issues.


TexShare Databases - Databases available thru the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Includes academic and general interest journals, articles and critical analysis for all age levels. Also contains test preparation guides for vocational, SAT, ACT, and GED testing. Home improvement, craft, genealogy, and health resources, etc. The information abounds. Contact the library for username and password.