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Library Databases


Ancestry Library (in house use only)

A comprehensive genealogy and local history online resource, Ancestry Plus covers 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases. It includes the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, and Passenger and Immigration Lists Index. Access is available at designated terminals only.


Britannica Online

Encyclopędia Britannica, Inc., is a global educational publisher with products that promote knowledge and learning. We provide timely, relevant, and trustworthy information and instructional products used in schools, universities, homes, libraries, and workplaces throughout the world.


College Source Online

College Source Online is a virtual library covering 37,519 college catalogs and over 31,500,000 course descriptions. Full catalogs with cover-to-cover, original page format with 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional and international schools are available. It also provides links to test preparation sites, educational and library professional associations, career resources, financial aid resources, and links to state departments of education.


Facts on File: Science Online

Science Online offers access to a wide range of scientific topics organized by subject area and type of resource, as well as by state science education standards. Features include interactive science experiments and activities, printable articles, diagrams, videos, and biographies. Users can follow hyperlinks and suggested searches to related topics.  Search results can be saved to a private folder for later use.



GaleNet comprises a variety of literary databases covering author biographies, genres, critical reviews of individual works, and associated materials.  Included are Dictionary of Literary Biography, Comtemporary Authors, Scribner’s Writers Series, Twayne Authors Series, and more. Thousands of articles and essays are included.


Library of Texas

The Library of Texas is a service offered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission that allows users of public, academic, and clinical medicine libraries to easily discover and retrieve desired information from multiple library catalogs, databases, and other knowledge, including the catalogs of 76 public libraries, 52 academic libraries, 4 unique libraries, and 17 TexShare commercial databases.  Information resources are grouped together by subject and region and many include full text information.



Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.


Mitchell (In house use only)

Provides step-by-step instructions for repairing both domestic and import car and truck models. Features part figures and wiring diagrams for both current and vintage models.    Special features include the Estimator for parts and labor costs, a Maintenance Service Log, as well as Technical Service and Recall Bulletins.



MedlinePlus is a comprehensive source of information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Pre-formulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.


Reference USA
ReferenceUSA is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 49 million U.S. businesses and 279 million U.S. individuals.  ReferenceUSA makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more. All you need is a Laredo Public Library card and the password!


TexShare Databases

The TSEL is a program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.  This resource contains links to TexShare databases with many areas of interest including: general information and periodicals, homework and education, history and genealogy, health and medical, business resources, and books and literature.  The TSEL contains over 70 online resources selected exclusively for the Laredo Public Library, including resources in Spanish.


Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection

Genealogical cardfile of approximately 270,000 cards compiled by Rudolfo Gonzalez de la Garza representing thousands of families of Southern Texas and Northern Mexico. The cardfile is in the Laredo Public Library. This collection is being published as images become available.


Affordable Colleges

Avoiding college debt is not easy. The American higher education system has seen tuition climb steeply, with seemingly no end in sight. Accounting for inflation, the average yearly cost of attending school has more than doubled since 1963, up to over $20,000 per year. We offer a number of informative pages to help you find the best path to your education.

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