The Colony Public Library

General Information

Ebsco eBooks 

Ebsco eBooks:

 A rich collection of ebooks covering a variety of topics. 

Encyclopedia Britannica

  Encyclopedia Britannica:

Latest information on a world of topics; includes a children's version.

Explora research

Explora for Public Libraries:

A wide collection of research topics for general use.

Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia

  Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia:

Over 25,000 entries covering a variety of subjects.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

  Gale Virtual Reference Library:

A collection of reference ebooks that includes literature, history, science, law, business, medicine and more.

Ebsco Databases

Legal Collection:

Full text source for current issues and trends of the legal world.


Ebsco Databases

Legal Information Reference Center

Provides online full text for many consumer legal reference books, this resource contains hundreds of publications and thousands of multi-state forms to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. 

mango Languages

   Mango Languages:

Learn any of 45 languages using fun, easy, conversational language courses. Also includes a variety of ESL courses. 

MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier:

Full-text publications, primary source documents and images covering a wide variety of general interest subjects.

Ebsco Databases

  Military & Government Collection:

Current news, full text articles and abstracts  pertaining to all branches of the military and government. 

Newspaper Source

  Newspaper Source:

Full text newspaper articles, radio and television transcripts. 

Ebsco Databases

  Religion & Philosophy Collection:

 Covers world religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism; major denominations; religious history; moral and political philosophy. 


Reference USA contains data access to 44 million businesses and 273 million consumers including a white pages directory. This database updates monthly to maintain the most up to date data. 

Ebsco Databases

  Texas Reference Center

Full text articles about Texas including current events, history and culture.


Science In Context

World Almanac

  The World Almanac Online:

Thousands of key statistics & facts on a world of subjects, including world history, economics, U.S. facts, sports & pop culture.

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