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Access World News (Login required - click here)
    Explore and stay informed on local, national and international topics, people and events, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from around the world to around the corner. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database (Login required - click here)
    The Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database includes the renowned Aerospace Database and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications.

Agricultural & Environmental Science Database (Login required - click here)
    This database includes the renowned AGRICOLA, TOXLINE, ESPM, and Environmental Impact Statements databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications.

America's News Magazines (Login required - click here)
    Access full text articles from popular U.S. news magazines. Includes text only--no photos, charts or ads.

Ancestry.com (Login required - click here)
    Ancestry Library Edition is a comprehensive online source of information for genealogical research, with billions of names in more than 7,000 databases. Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more spanning from the 1500s to the 2000s.

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Biography in Context (Login required - click here)
    Biography In Context offers authoritative reference content covering Biography, Global Issues, Literature, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, Student Resources, U.S. History, and World History, integrating acclaimed content with media-rich, curriculum-aligned materials that span core subjects and 21st-century themes.

Biological Science Database
    This database includes the renowned Biological Sciences, MEDLINE, and TOXLINE databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications.

Black Life In America (Login required - click here)
    The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.

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Chilton Library (Login required - click here)
    When it comes to auto repair, do-it-yourselfers and students in the automotive trades have trusted Chilton manuals for years. Now these exceptional resources are available to your library's patrons in a comprehensive, simple-to-use database offered only by Gale. This 24-hour on-call "mechanic" provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today. Ford, Chrysler, GM, Honda, Toyota and numerous other makes are well-represented.

ComicsPlus
    Thousands of digital comic books are available with a click of your mouse or a tap of your finger with Comics Plus: Library Edition. All you need is your library card and a web browser to get started. You can even download the Comics Plus: Library Edition app for iPhone and iPad to take your borrowed comics on the go.

Current Dallas Metro News (Login required - click here)
    Access local news from area newspapers from the past 2 days.

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Dallas Morning News Historical Archive (Login required - click here)
    Access full PDF versions of DMN newspapers from 1885 through 1984. Access text-only versions of DMN newspapers from 1984 through 2016.

Directory of Open Access Journals
    DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

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Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database (Login required - click here)
    The Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database includes the renowned Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts, Oceanic Abstracts, and more. It provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications.

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Freegal Music
    Download MP3 songs that are yours to keep! Current limits are set at five downloads per week. Your counter will set back to zero each week, Monday morning; then you can download five more tunes during the new week. In addition to the MP3 downloads, you can also stream music for 5 hours per day (mobile app available).

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Gale Literature Databases (Login required - click here)
    Includes Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism - Select, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography

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Handbook of Texas
    A multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture with over 23,000 articles.

Health Reference Center Academic (Login required - click here)
    This database was created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers and health care professionals. Health Reference Center Academic integrates tens of 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 thousands of health-related multimedia assets.

Heritage Hub (Login required - click here)
    Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images.

HeritageQuest (Login required - click here)
    HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources. Contains U.S. census records, an index to Revolutionary War records, books, and articles from genealogical and historical magazines.

Hoopla Movies, Television, Music and Audiobooks
    Hoopla is a digital streaming service for library users to access eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, and TV shows using portable devices like smartphones and tablets.​ Enjoy thousands of titles – from Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow 24/7.

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Job & Career Accelerator (Login required - click here)
    Job & Career Accelerator™—the first fully integrated online career and job search platform—is designed to guide any job seeker through the most effective career selection and job search possible. From creating powerful resumes and finding job and internship opportunities to assessing career alternatives and mastering interviewing skills, job seekers will have everything they need in one easy-to-use web application.

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Kanopy
    Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and kids favorites. To get started, select “Add Library Card” and enter your library card and pin number. After you create an account, you will be ready to start streaming. Please note this is available to Farmers Branch residents only. ​

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Learning Express Test Preparation (Please register using your library card number) (Login required - click here)
    Emphasizing 21st Century skills, career-based knowledge and ongoing professional improvement is critical to succeeding in the workplace and in life. Learning Express Library’s unique, interactive learning platform provides patrons with the most comprehensive selection of career-oriented resources available to help with job preparation, career advancement, career changes, and re-entry into the workforce.

Legal Forms (Login required - click here)
    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.

LinkedIn Learning
    LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand library of instructional videos covering the latest business, technology and creative skills. With more than 5,000 courses and personalized recommendations, you can discover, complete, and track courses related to your field and interests. All you need is your library card number and pin number to get started.

Literary Sources (Login required - click here)
    Literature Resource Center along with Twayne’s Authors Online and Scribner Writers Series have been integrated into Artemis Literary Sources, enabling researchers, faculty and students to search across the largest corpus of literary criticism, original works, biographies, reviews, work overviews and so much more in order to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways.

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Mango Languages (Login required - click here)
    Learn a new language at your computer or through the app with Mango Languages. With over 70 languages to choose from, Mango rapidly builds language proficiency and cultural understanding around real-world communication skills that you'll actually need.

Materials Science & Engineering Database (Login required - click here)
    The Materials Science & Engineering Database includes the renowned METADEX, Copper and Polymer Library databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings and government publications.

Military Database (Login required - click here)
    The Military Database covers topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more.

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Natural Science Collection (Login required - click here)
    The Natural Science Collection includes the Agri & Env, Bio Science, and Earth, Atmospheric & Aqua Databases 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.

New York Times Remote Access (Login required - click here)
    Access New York Times articles offsite from 1851 to today through the Farmers Branch Library. Click "Redeem" on the following page to obtain access for a 24 hour period. You will be required to create an account or login to an existing account on NYTimes.com. Note: if you are accessing from inside (using our WiFi or public computers) all you need to do is sign in to NYTimes.com. No redeem code is required when accessing inside the library.

NoveList (Login required - click here)
    Looking for book recommendations? Discover what to read next, with NoveList.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Login required - click here)
    Opposing Viewpoints In Context is the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular research database supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.

OverDrive (Libby)
    Download audiobooks and ebooks anytime, anywhere. Use your Library Card number to check out best-selling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides and more.

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The Portal to Texas History
    Access rare, historical, and primary source materials from or about Texas.

Proquest (Login required - click here)
    Multi-disciplinary database providing abstract & indexing with select full text for many core scholarly journals as well as popular press periodicals.

ProQuest Ebook Central (Login required - click here)
    Access ebooks over various subjects, including business and economics, education, technology, the humanities, life and physical sciences, law and politics, medicine, social and behavioral sciences, language and literature, and career guidance.

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Reference Solutions (Login required - click here)
    Formerly known as ReferenceUSA, Reference Solutions provides users with the same level of relevant, comprehensive, and up-to-date business and consumer data. The resource is ideal for small business owners, marketing professionals, researchers, job seekers, and students seeking public information. Patrons can search the U.S. Businesses, U.S. Standard White Pages, U.S. Jobs and Internships, U.S. Healthcare, and U.S. New Movers/Homeowners databases.

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Science in Context (Login required - click here)
    Science in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

SciTech Premium Collection (Login required - click here)
    The SciTech Premium Collection 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.

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TeachingBooks.net (Login required - click here)
    TeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. It includes thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.

Technology Collection (Login required - click here)
    The Technology Collection includes the Advanced Technology & Aerospace and Materials Science & Engineering Databases.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps (Login required - click here)
    Delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in more than 12,000 U.S. towns and cities across a century of change. Combined with other sources such as city directories, photographs, small-scale maps, census records, genealogies, and statistical data, Sanborn maps provide an unparalleled picture of life in American towns and cities.

Tumble Book Library
    TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read or have read to you.

Twentieth Century American Poetry
    A comprehensive collection of copyrighted 20th Century American poetry, this database includes the works of most major twentieth-century American poets. Among the poets included are: Michael Anania, Robert Bly, Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Levine, Josephine Miles, Theodore Roethke, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Sylvia Plath, Carl Sandburg, Karl Shapiro, Sara Teasdale, James Wright, and many more.

Twentieth Century English Poetry Collections
    Twentieth-Century English Poetry contains the poetry of over 280 poets from 1900 to the present day, including W.B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, A.E. Housman, John Betjeman, Fleur Adcock, Tony Harrison, Benjamin Zephaniah, Isaac Rosenberg, D.H. Lawrence, Carol Ann Duffy and many others.

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Udemy
    Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and more. Includes 10,000+ on-demand video courses in multiple languages.

Value Line (Login required - click here)
    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.

Wall Street Journal (In Library Use)
    Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere through the Farmers Branch Library using our wifi or public computers.

Wall Street Journal (Remote Access) (Login required - click here)
    Access to the Wall Street Journal for a 72 hour period. You will be required to create an account or login to an existing account on WSJ.

WorldCat (the OCLC online union catalog)
    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.