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Each database requires users to input a username/login as well as a password.
Both can be obtained at the Circulation Desk.

 The following is a list of electronic library database subscriptions: 


African American Newspapers (1827-1998)

African American Newspapers (1827-1998) contain digitized issues of 270 newspapers that served African-American communities in 35 states. The newspapers can be searched by keyword, headline, person’s name, location, date, historical events, type of content, and combinations of these options. Articles can be read on screen, saved, printed, or emailed for later reading.



A cooperative program among academic, public, and clinical medical libraries in Texas administered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. TexShare provides online, multidisciplinary, searchable databases, and resources including “Academic Search Premier”, “HeritageQuestOnline”, “Business Source Premier”, “Contemporary Authors”, “Handbook of Texas”, “Texas Digital Sanborn Maps” and more, often with full text articles.

Infotrac Academic

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Contains millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily. 1980 to present.


SIRS Researcher, SIRS Government Reporter and Sirs Renaissance:

Follow link to SIRS Products. Each of these three databases contains thousands of selectively chosen, full text articles from domestic and international publications.

  • Researcher explores social, scientific, health, history, business, and economic, political and global issues.
  • Government Reporter covers health, science, economics, environment, politics, foreign affairs, business and industry. Other contents include current and historic government documents, landmark and recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions; information about U.S. Justices, U.S. Presidents, elected leaders, federal departments and agencies. National Archives documents and country profiles are also included.
  • Renaissance contains a current perspective on the Arts and Humanities providing information on Architecture and Design, Culture, Literature, Multimedia, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy and Religion and Visual Arts. In all three of these databases, there is the option to read the documents online, print them, or email a copy of the document.



JSTOR indexes scholarly journals in the arts and humanities and social sciences. As with all databases, a list of the titles that are indexed can be displayed. The producer of this database intends for all of the articles to be online in full text. These articles can be printed but not emailed.

Each database requires users to input a username/login as well as a password. Both can be obtained at the Circulation Desk.

Detailed instructions for searching each database listed here are given on the respective websites.