Research & Databases

Reference Solutions - Click here to access this resource
Reference Solutions is the premier source of information for reference and research. It offers accurate data on 63 million businesses and 307 million customers. Available on public computers inside the library. If using wireless access inside the library or from another location, accept the database terms and conditions, and then enter your DeSoto Public Library card number.

Tutor com - Click here to access this resource provides homework help, tutoring, test prep, and more. You've got homework. We've got help. Live Homework Help is available for Kindergarten – 12th grade from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. Students can receive help in math, science, social studies, English, as well as resume writing and job search skills. Students will need their DeSoto Public Library card number. To use the database, type in the 14 digit number on the back of your DeSoto Public Library card.

TexShare Database Resources - Click here to access
Through the Texas State Library, DeSoto Library customers have free, unlimited, full text access to online encyclopedias, professional and academic journals, newspapers, magazines, and 68 reputable databases. These databases provide accurate, authoritative, and commercial-free resources.

To access all of the TexShare databases from home or work, please click on one of the TexShare links and call the Information Desk at 972.230.9661 during regular business hours for the login and password.

TexShare highlights:

  • Chilton Library
    • The most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. Contains thousands of year, make, and model combinations for car repair covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.
  • Gale Legal Forms
    • 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. 
  • Allows you to access a database of practice tests based on the official exams. Some of the practice exams include: GED, ASVAB, SAT, ACT, PSAT, TAKS for some grades, police officer entrance exams, firefighter entrance exams, and real estate license exams.

    Click the link and call the Information Desk at 972.230.9661 during regular business hours for the login and password.