Arts & Culture

Archives of American Art (Smithsonian)

The Archives of American Art is the world’s preeminent and most widely used research center dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary sources that document the history of the visual arts in America.

ArtistWorks

Unlimited access to beginning to advanced lessons for instruments, voice, and physical art.

Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

National Portrait Gallery

Make thousands of new acquaintances! Featuring scientists, statesmen, and film stars, glimpsed through rare nineteenth-century daguerreotypes or year-old digital video, the National Portrait Gallery collections bring you face to face with America.

Play Index

Covers over 31,000 classic and historical plays dating from 1949, including one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from famous playwrights.

Smithsonian Open Access

Search across 2.8 million images from the Smithsonian's vast holdings—among them the National Air and Space Museum, the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, and the National Zoo. Images are in the public domain as Creative Common Zero, meaning they can be used without permission from Smithsonian. 

Automotive

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

User-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.

Books & Authors

African Storybook

African Storybook provides open access to picture storybooks in the languages of Africa. For children's literacy, enjoyment, and imagination!

BookPage

Discover your next great read! BookPage is a monthly book review published for avid readers like you, highlighting new books across all genres.

See something in BookPage you think the library should have? Fill out our Suggest and Item form and let us know!

Book Review Digest Plus

Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers’ advisory and collection development.

English Poetry Second Edition

English Poetry, Second Edition contains over 183,000 poems, essentially comprising the complete canon of English poetry of the British Isles and the British Empire from the 8th century to the early 20th. Drawn from nearly 4,900 printed sources, more than 2,700 poets are represented.

Essay & General Literature Index

Cites records in collections of essays and works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada dating back to 1985 and spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences.

Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Literary Reference Center

This comprehensive, full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes—to give students, professors, and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

Open Library

Open Library has millions of records for books that are not yet available in digital form; it also has nearly three million books that are available in digital form.

Project Gutenberg

Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.

Short Story Index

This database is an essential resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre, or for those researching a body of work of a literary figure.

TeachingBooks.net

Resource that can be used by teachers, students, librarians and families to explore children's books and young adult literature and their authors.

Teen Book Finder (YALSA)

This database provides access to all of the Young Adult Library Services Association's annual selected book and media lists, awards, and honorees. These resources are developed by library staff and educators to support the collection development and readers' advisory work of library staff.

These books and media have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, and span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage adults to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families.

Twentieth-Century American Poetry

A comprehensive collection of copyrighted, American, twentieth-century poetry, this database covers more than 316 of the most important and studied poets and includes over 52,000 works.

Worldcat

The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with more than 86 million bibliographic records and nearly 1.2 billion holdings representing the collections of more than 10,000 libraries, over 400 languages, and all types of materials ranging from stone tablets to electronic books. WorldCat is updated daily and is now easier to search than ever.

Business & Finance

Business Abstracts with Full-Text

Offering a multitude of business magazines and scholarly journals, this comprehensive database is an ideal resource for those looking to conduct research or find information in any area of business.

Business Source Complete

Full text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics.

IRS Tax Forms

Helping people understand and meet their tax responsibilities.

Regional Business News

This robust resource provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canadian provinces.

Small Business Reference Center

Provides detailed "how-to" instructions to address small business topics, such as buying and selling a business, managing employees, writing a business plans, understanding legal information, a business and much more.

U.S. Copyright Office

Learn about the copyright process and search copyright records. 

Value Line

The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information, Value Line puts you in the driver’s seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence. Make smarter, more profitable decisions with Value Line.

Computers & Technology

Computer and Internet Basics (LearningExpress)

The fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer is with video tutorials. Now you can learn computer basics quickly and become comfortable with everything your computer has to offer.

Computer Skills Center (LearningExpress)

Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of a computer, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more.

Computer Source

Contains nearly 300 full-text journals and magazines covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. Computer Source provides a balance of full-text technical journals and full-text consumer computer titles.

InfoBase

Online how-to training on hundreds of common software applications and devices, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Docs, and iPad.

Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Northstar Digital Literacy

Northstar Digital Literacy tests your computer skills. You can build skills in key areas, and demonstrate your knowledge by earning certificates and badges. Prepare for your future now!

For information about proctored tests or creating a Northstar account linked to Arlington Public Library, please contact us by calling (817) 459-6912 or using our online contact form

Countries & States

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

Complete datasets of maps and text detailing every change in the size, shape, location, name, organization, and attachment of each U.S. county and state from the creation of the first county in 1634 through 2010.

Country Fact Sheets

This is an updating collection of essential information on the countries of the world: their history, economies, geography, population, government, religions, relations with the U.S., human rights reports, travel and passport information, and more.

Data USA

A project of the MIT Media Lab, Data USA allows you to explore, map, and download data about U.S. cities, states, economy, demographics, and more.

World Factbook (CIA)

The World Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries. Searchable by subject or keywords within the entry.

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction

This work-in-progress is a comprehensive quotation-based dictionary of the language of science fiction.

Your Dictionary

YourDictionary’s mission is to provide you with word meanings that are easy to digest and written in clear, simple language. A dictionary is meant to be a tool to help you better understand a word you may not have come across before, and that’s exactly what YourDictionary has been built to be.

eBooks & eAudiobooks

African Storybook

African Storybook provides open access to picture storybooks in the languages of Africa. For children's literacy, enjoyment, and imagination!

BookPage

Discover your next great read! BookPage is a monthly book review published for avid readers like you, highlighting new books across all genres.

See something in BookPage you think the library should have? Fill out our Suggest and Item form and let us know!

Ebook Central

A searchable collection of more than 30,000 eBooks (5,000+ in Spanish) from trusted publishers. Ideal for school, research projects, & everyday information needs.

EBooks on EBSCOhost

More than 27,000 eBooks are available for browsing, searching, and virtual check-out. TexShare's eBook collection includes titles from the world's leading business, technology, trade, reference, academic, and scholarly publishers. Search by title, author, keyword, publisher, publication date, or ISBN number.

Read eBooks offline using the Bluefire Reader.

Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Kids eReading Room

Just as the children’s section of the physical branch is creatively sectioned off, we created a user-friendly section of our OverDrive-powered website for kids.

OverDrive

OverDrive offers eBooks and audiobooks to enjoy on your computer, smart phone or eReader.

Update March 2021: All RBdigital eAudio and eMagazine content has migrated from the RBdigital platform to OverDrive!

Standard Ebooks

Standard Ebooks is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit project that produces new editions of public domain ebooks that are lovingly formatted, open source, and free.

How to transfer Standard Ebooks titles to your favorite ereader.

Education Resources for Teachers, Parents, and Students

Educational Administration Abstracts

This research database includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

The Education Resource Information Center (ERIC) provides access to educational literature and resources. This database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. This resource contains more than a million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.

Private School Review

Learn about private schools, find schools, get admission tips and financial aid help.

Professional Development Collection

The most beneficial and most significant collection of full-text education journals in the world.

Public School Review

Learn about public schools, find schools, and analyze public school data.

Teacher Reference Center Index

Teacher Reference Center indexes abstracts, citations and full-text articles from 280 periodicals.

Tuition Funding Sources

TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information.

Universities Worldwide

Search for universities across the world.

Entertainment

hoopla

Hoopla digital is a streaming platform that allows patrons to instantly access videos and music for free with their Library card. Content can be streamed or downloaded from a computer browser or from the hoopla digital app, available for iOS and Android.

Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

Searchable database of film information.

Genealogy & Local History

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. 

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

Complete datasets of maps and text detailing every change in the size, shape, location, name, organization, and attachment of each U.S. county and state from the creation of the first county in 1634 through 2010.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Search and view a large selection of digitized American historical newspaper titles from 1777-1963, or locate microfilmed copies of newspapers using the comprehensive "U.S. Newspapers Directory, 1690-the present."

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

Contains information about servicemen who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Also includes regimental histories and ongoing updated lists of prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records.

Heritage Hub

Discover the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for genealogical research, 1704 - today

HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place's past. 

Newspaper Navigator

Newspaper Navigator lets you search and explore 16+ million pages of  historic American newspapers digitized by the Library of Congress. 

You can search by keyword, or click the "Train My AI Navigators" link a the top of the page to let the system find images for you based on your preferences!

Slave Voyages (Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American Slave Trade)

The SlaveVoyages website is a collaborative digital initiative that compiles and makes publicly accessible records of the largest slave trades in history. Search these records to learn about the broad origins and forced relocations of more than 12 million African people who were sent across the Atlantic in slave ships, and hundreds of thousands more who were trafficked within the Americas. Explore where they were taken, the numerous rebellions that occurred, the horrific loss of life during the voyages, the identities and nationalities of the perpetrators, and much more.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps

Large-scale maps of Texas towns and cities from 1867-1960.

U.S. Census Bureau Data

Learn about America's people, places, and economy

Government & Politics

Brainfuse VetNow

VetNow is a service for veterans of the United States Armed Forces who are transitioning into civilian life. Navigate the VA and benefits, transition to civilian employment, and brush up on academic skills!

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)

The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive information for historical and current publications as well as direct links to the full document, when available. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general keywords, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options.

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

Contains information about servicemen who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Also includes regimental histories and ongoing updated lists of prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records.

Congress.gov

Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public.

(Formerly called THOMAS Legislative Information.)

Congressional Directory

The Congressional Directory is the official directory of the U.S. Congress, prepared by the Joint Committee on Printing (JCP). It presents:

  • Short biographies of each member of the Senate and House, listed by state or district.

  • Committee memberships, terms of service, administrative assistants and/or secretaries, and room and telephone numbers for Members of Congress.

  • Lists officials of the courts, military establishments, and other Federal departments and agencies, including D.C. government officials, governors of states and territories, foreign diplomats, and members of the press, radio, and television galleries.

Data USA

A project of the MIT Media Lab, Data USA allows you to explore, map, and download data about U.S. cities, states, economy, demographics, and more.

govinfo

This resource provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. govinfo is a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), which is a Federal agency in the legislative branch.

IRS Tax Forms

Helping people understand and meet their tax responsibilities.

Military & Government Collection

Designed to offer current news through a collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs for all branches of the military and government.

National Archives

Searchable repository of important U.S. legal and historical documents. 

U.S. Census Bureau Data

Learn about America's people, places, and economy

U.S. Copyright Office

Learn about the copyright process and search copyright records. 

Health & Wellness

AHFS Consumer Medication Information

AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information.

Alt HealthWatch

Alt HealthWatch focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

AMA Doctor Finder

This online physician Locator helps you find a perfect match for your medical needs DoctorFinder provides you with basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States. This includes more than 814,000 doctors.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

The richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, topics include medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

MedicLatina

Access top-tier peer-reviewed Spanish and Latin American medical journals.

MedicLatina es una colección incomparable en investigación médica.

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

MEDline with MESH

Search the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences from over 4,600 current biomedical journals.

Natural & Alternative Treatments

This comprehensive, natural medicine database is designed specifically for the consumer-health researcher and clinician.

ONEFILE: Health and Medicine

Created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers and health care professionals, GALE ONEFILE: Health and Medicine integrates millions of articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, magazines, newsletters and select consumer health information sources with full-text reference works and hundreds of health-related multimedia.

Open Access Pub

Open Access Pub initiated with an aim of promoting the progress and upholding the cause of Science and Technology using the concept of Open Access with the best system ever available along with retaining its "Quality"-the main element.

Pub Med

More than 19 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and life science journals.

Salud en Español

Providing its own easy-to-use interface in Spanish, Salud en Español makes it easy for the researcher to quickly navigate through the database to find evidence-based information.

Salud en Español provee reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar.

History & Biography

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

Complete datasets of maps and text detailing every change in the size, shape, location, name, organization, and attachment of each U.S. county and state from the creation of the first county in 1634 through 2010.

Bibliography of Native North Americans

Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA) contains more than 141,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present. The database is an essential research tool for anthropologists, educators, historians, political scientists, sociologists, psychologists, legal and medical researchers, linguists, theologians, ethnobotanists and policy makers.

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

Visitors will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.

The content is curated around six time periods: Resistance to Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860), The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877), Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932), The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945), The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975), The Contemporary Era (1976-2000).

This resource supports a wide range of students, from middle and high school to college, as well as independent researchers. 

Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Library of Congress Digital Collections

A rich collection of primary source material relating to U.S. history and culture, compiled by the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program.

National Archives

Searchable repository of important U.S. legal and historical documents. 

Slave Voyages (Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American Slave Trade)

The SlaveVoyages website is a collaborative digital initiative that compiles and makes publicly accessible records of the largest slave trades in history. Search these records to learn about the broad origins and forced relocations of more than 12 million African people who were sent across the Atlantic in slave ships, and hundreds of thousands more who were trafficked within the Americas. Explore where they were taken, the numerous rebellions that occurred, the horrific loss of life during the voyages, the identities and nationalities of the perpetrators, and much more.

Hobbies & Collecting

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Comprehensive full-text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities.

Home & Garden

Home Improvement Reference Center

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering all manner of home improvement/repair projects.

Jobs & Careers

Brainfuse JobNow

Free online career assistance for all stages of job hunting, including resume templates, live interview coaching, and more!

Brainfuse VetNow

VetNow is a service for veterans of the United States Armed Forces who are transitioning into civilian life. Navigate the VA and benefits, transition to civilian employment, and brush up on academic skills!

Career Center Plus (LearningExpress)

Prepare for a career exam, explore occupations, and improve your workplace skills here.

Job & Career Accelerator (LearningExpress)

Job & Career Accelerator is your personal job search management center.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Presented by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, search hundreds of different jobs, average salaries, and required training.

Vocational and Career Collection

Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this collection provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals including Modern Machine Shop, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Reeves Journal, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age and many more.

Kids & Teens

ABCmouse (In Library Use Only)

ABCmouse.com helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. Over 5,000 learning activities (fun games, puzzles, art, etc.) for kids ages 2-7+.

African Storybook

African Storybook provides open access to picture storybooks in the languages of Africa. For children's literacy, enjoyment, and imagination!

Brainfuse HelpNow

HelpNow is a service offering live tutoring for students in grades K-12. It also has resources for college students. All students can access the service at any Arlington Public Library location or at home with an Arlington Library Card. Arlington ISD students can access the service from home with an Arlington student ID.

 

Kids eReading Room

Just as the children’s section of the physical branch is creatively sectioned off, we created a user-friendly section of our OverDrive-powered website for kids.

School Center (LearningExpress)

The resources here can help students prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.

Teen Book Finder (YALSA)

This database provides access to all of the Young Adult Library Services Association's annual selected book and media lists, awards, and honorees. These resources are developed by library staff and educators to support the collection development and readers' advisory work of library staff.

These books and media have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, and span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage adults to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families.

Language Learning

Transparent Language Online

The most comprehensive, effective, and engaging way to learn over 120 languages, including ESL.

Law

Legal Collection

Containing full text for hundreds of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals, Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

Legal Forms

Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.

Legal Information Resource Center

Legal Information Reference Center offers everyday users the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. With the Legal Forms by U.S. State feature, users can search state-specific legal forms by top subject areas including adoption, bankruptcy, name changes and more.

Martindale.com

Search for legal professionals around the world.

Texas Constitution and Statutes

Compilation of Texas law that is updated biannually.

Magazines, Newspapers & Journals

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete offers an enormous collection of the most valuable full-text journals, providing users access to critical information from many sources unique to this database. In addition, this database is the leading source of peer-reviewed, full-text for STM research, as well as for the Social Sciences and Humanities. This scholarly collection offers unmatched coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study, including anthropology, engineering, law, sciences and more.   

African Journals Online (AJOL)

Collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals in a range of academic disciplines. AJOL is a not-for-profit organization based in South Africa. Free registration is required for access to full text.

BookPage

Discover your next great read! BookPage is a monthly book review published for avid readers like you, highlighting new books across all genres.

See something in BookPage you think the library should have? Fill out our Suggest and Item form and let us know!

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Search and view a large selection of digitized American historical newspaper titles from 1777-1963, or locate microfilmed copies of newspapers using the comprehensive "U.S. Newspapers Directory, 1690-the present."

Explora

With Explora, you will discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art & music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures & languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

Fort Worth-Star Telegram (1990 - current)

Search local and state full-text articles on topics such as business, health, education, government, history, politics and more from (12/1/90-Current). Also includes Current Events and Special Reports for homework help. From Newsbank.

Fuente Académica Premier

Fuente Académica Premier provee a los investigadores una colección de revistas académicas de América Latina, Portugal y España, diseñadas para que la investigación académica esté fácilmente disponible en formato PDF. Fuente Académica Premier ofrece el texto completo de casi 1000 revistas y 111 libros académicos de más de 20 países.

Fuente Académica Premier provides researchers with a collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain, designed to make academic research readily available in PDF format. Fuente Académica Premier offers full text for nearly 1,000 journals and 111 academic books from more than 20 countries.

Heritage Hub

Discover the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for genealogical research, 1704 - today

MedicLatina

Access top-tier peer-reviewed Spanish and Latin American medical journals.

MedicLatina es una colección incomparable en investigación médica.

Middle Search Plus

This database contains full text for a variety of popular middle school magazines.

Newsbank

Access to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper (1990 - current issue), The Atlantic, The Smithsonian, and many more!

Newspaper Navigator

Newspaper Navigator lets you search and explore 16+ million pages of  historic American newspapers digitized by the Library of Congress. 

You can search by keyword, or click the "Train My AI Navigators" link a the top of the page to let the system find images for you based on your preferences!

Primary Search

Full text for more than 70 popular, elementary school magazines.

TOPIC Search

Explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics.

Online Learning

ABCmouse (In Library Use Only)

ABCmouse.com helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. Over 5,000 learning activities (fun games, puzzles, art, etc.) for kids ages 2-7+.

Adult Learning Center (LearningExpress)

Offers busy adults the resources to improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math, prepare for the GED test, or become a U.S. citizen.

ArtistWorks

Unlimited access to beginning to advanced lessons for instruments, voice, and physical art.

Brainfuse HelpNow

HelpNow is a service offering live tutoring for students in grades K-12. It also has resources for college students. All students can access the service at any Arlington Public Library location or at home with an Arlington Library Card. Arlington ISD students can access the service from home with an Arlington student ID.

 

Brainfuse VetNow

VetNow is a service for veterans of the United States Armed Forces who are transitioning into civilian life. Navigate the VA and benefits, transition to civilian employment, and brush up on academic skills!

College Center Plus (LearningExpress)

If you need to strengthen your fundamental academic skills for your courses, prepare for an important placement test, or ensure a top score on a graduate school entrance exam, the resources here can help you reach your goal.

College Success Skills (LearningExpress)

Build skills for success—in college and beyond with organizational strategies, classroom success skills, research skills, and getting academic support.

High School Equivalency Center (LearningExpress)

Earning a high school equivalency credential can open the door to better income, a more fulfilling job, and a college education. If you are preparing for the GED® test, HiSET® or TASC™ exams, our practice tests, interactive tutorials, and eBooks will help you reach your goal.

InfoBase

Online how-to training on hundreds of common software applications and devices, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Docs, and iPad.

LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more. Makes it easier for adults and students to locate the resources they need when they need it. You can search and access tutorials before signing into and downloading content to their secure personalized portfolios, “My Center.” Learning Express also has dozens of eBooks available read online.

Northstar Digital Literacy

Northstar Digital Literacy tests your computer skills. You can build skills in key areas, and demonstrate your knowledge by earning certificates and badges. Prepare for your future now!

For information about proctored tests or creating a Northstar account linked to Arlington Public Library, please contact us by calling (817) 459-6912 or using our online contact form

Recursos para Hispanohablantes (LearningExpress)

Este centro ofrece a los adultos que están muy ocupados los recursos para mejorar sus habilidades básicas, ganar sus credenciales de GED® o ser ciudadano estadounidense.

This center offers adults writing, grammar, reading, math instruction, as well as help to become a U.S. citizen.

School Center (LearningExpress)

The resources here can help students prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.

Tuition Funding Sources

TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information.

Universal Class

Universal Class offers lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. You may take multiple classes and learn at your own pace!
 

Recursos en Español

Fuente Académica Premier

Fuente Académica Premier provee a los investigadores una colección de revistas académicas de América Latina, Portugal y España, diseñadas para que la investigación académica esté fácilmente disponible en formato PDF. Fuente Académica Premier ofrece el texto completo de casi 1000 revistas y 111 libros académicos de más de 20 países.

Fuente Académica Premier provides researchers with a collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain, designed to make academic research readily available in PDF format. Fuente Académica Premier offers full text for nearly 1,000 journals and 111 academic books from more than 20 countries.

Kids eReading Room

Just as the children’s section of the physical branch is creatively sectioned off, we created a user-friendly section of our OverDrive-powered website for kids.

MedicLatina

Access top-tier peer-reviewed Spanish and Latin American medical journals.

MedicLatina es una colección incomparable en investigación médica.

Recursos para Hispanohablantes (LearningExpress)

Este centro ofrece a los adultos que están muy ocupados los recursos para mejorar sus habilidades básicas, ganar sus credenciales de GED® o ser ciudadano estadounidense.

This center offers adults writing, grammar, reading, math instruction, as well as help to become a U.S. citizen.

Salud en Español

Providing its own easy-to-use interface in Spanish, Salud en Español makes it easy for the researcher to quickly navigate through the database to find evidence-based information.

Salud en Español provee reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar.

Reference & Research

African Journals Online (AJOL)

Collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals in a range of academic disciplines. AJOL is a not-for-profit organization based in South Africa. Free registration is required for access to full text.

Credo Reference

Doing research? Start here!

Credo Reference offers over 3,000,000 reference entries from all the major academic subject areas serving as a great starting point for your research! Images, audio files, videos, and full text articles on any topic you can think of, all wtih full citations.

Data USA

A project of the MIT Media Lab, Data USA allows you to explore, map, and download data about U.S. cities, states, economy, demographics, and more.

Fuente Académica Premier

Fuente Académica Premier provee a los investigadores una colección de revistas académicas de América Latina, Portugal y España, diseñadas para que la investigación académica esté fácilmente disponible en formato PDF. Fuente Académica Premier ofrece el texto completo de casi 1000 revistas y 111 libros académicos de más de 20 países.

Fuente Académica Premier provides researchers with a collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain, designed to make academic research readily available in PDF format. Fuente Académica Premier offers full text for nearly 1,000 journals and 111 academic books from more than 20 countries.

Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

National Archives

Searchable repository of important U.S. legal and historical documents. 

Smithsonian Open Access

Search across 2.8 million images from the Smithsonian's vast holdings—among them the National Air and Space Museum, the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, and the National Zoo. Images are in the public domain as Creative Common Zero, meaning they can be used without permission from Smithsonian. 

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Search patents and trademarks, and apply for your own!

Religion & Philosophy

Religion and Philosophy Collection

This resource is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work.

Science

Agricola

Containing bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library, this resource provides access to millions of agricultural citations.

American Physical Society Journals

The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit academic organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Provides indexing, abstracting, and free full text access for selected international scholarly journals in many subject areas, including agriculture and food science, biology, chemistry, health science, languages and literature, mathematics, physics, engineering, the arts, business, environmental science, history, law, political science, philosophy, religion, and social science.

GreenFILE

Covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

Open Access Pub

Open Access Pub initiated with an aim of promoting the progress and upholding the cause of Science and Technology using the concept of Open Access with the best system ever available along with retaining its "Quality"-the main element.

Science & Technology Collection

Aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science.

Science.gov

Science.gov searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results.

Science in Context

Science In Context draws people into the subject matter, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity.

SciTech Collection Premium

Includes the Natural Science Collection and the Technology Collection and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.

Social Sciences

Family Studies Abstracts

This database includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

Humanities Full-Text

This database provides full text, abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as specialized magazines. Content includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and much more. Humanities Full Text encompasses all fields of the humanities, covering topics including art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, religion and much, much more.

Information Science & Technology

This database has been enhanced to include cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for 80 core information science and technology titles. With coverage dating as far back as the mid 1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science. ISTA indexes journal articles from more than 450 publications plus books, research reports, and conference proceedings, with ongoing comprehensive coverage of the most important periodicals in this field.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

This comprehensive resource provides extensive full-text coverage for a broad range of  topics in the fields of psychology and behavioral sciences.

Race Relations Abstracts

This resource provides a sole focus on content relating specifically to the relationship between races.

Texas

Handbook of Texas Online

The Handbook of Texas Online is a project of the Texas State Historical Association. The online Handbook offers a full-text searchable version of the complete text of the six-volume print edition, all corrections incorporated in the second printing, and approximately 400 articles not included in the print edition due to space limitations.

Texas Reference Center

Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure.