Research Databases - Overview
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.
- Academic Search Complete
- A comprehensive resource of full-text academic journals, videos, reports and books on dozens of subjects from anthropology to zoology.
- 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.
- Newspaper Source Plus
- Cover-to-cover full text for U.S., international, and regional newspapers, as well as television and radio news transcripts for major networks.
Other popular databases available through the DeSoto Public Library include:
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.
Mango is an online language-learning database that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian, and more. To use the database, type in the 14 digit number on the back of your DeSoto Public Library card.