Research & Learn

These resources are available for Plano Public Library patrons to research a topic or learn something new as part of our mission to promote life long learning. 
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A valid Plano Library card is required to access most databases 
Databases available in library only are marked Available in Library Only 

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EBSCO Academic Search Premier
  Academic Search Premier - EBSCO
Full-text for more than 4700 scholarly publications in multiple academic disciplines with searchable cited references
Ancestry Library Edition
Available in Library Only  Ancestry Library Edition
Indexes to US, Canada, and UK census; to birth, death, marriage records; immigration, passenger lists, and naturalization records 
 Scholastic BookFlix
  BookFlix - Scholastic
Online literacy resource to help build a love of reading and learning in all children
EBSCO - Business Searching Interface   Business Searching Interface - EBSCO
Search or browse Business Source Premier by: Author, Business Videos, Company Information, Company Profiles, Industry Profiles, and Market Research Reports
EBSCO Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier - EBSCO
Full-text access to more than 2200 journals in business including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics
 EBSCO logo
  Business Wire News - EBSCO
Tool for searching EBSCO Regional Business News 
Digital Image Collection
  Collin County Images - Genealogy Center
Photographs, documents, yearbooks, and other archive material representing people and places of Collin County
EBSCO - Computer Source
  Computer Source - EBSCO
Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. Offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications 
Dallas Morning News Historical Archive
  Dallas Metro News Collection & Dallas Morning News Historical Archive
Historical issues of the Dallas Morning News from 1885 – Current and Dallas Metropolitan Area News Sources
EBSCO eBooks
  eBooks - EBSCO (Requires EBSCOhost account: instructions)
eBook and audiobook titles encompassing a wide range of subject matter—including academic titles, popular fiction, medical collections and more
EBSCO ERIC
  ERIC - EBSCO
Education Resource Information Center provides access to educational literature and resources. Contains more than a million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966
Facts On File
  Facts on File
Reference databases on science, history, multicultural subjects, geography, health, and career guidance. A database of printable forms and curriculum resources for grades K - 12 is also available
fold3
  fold3
A growing collection of US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served from the Revolutionary War onward
 Genealogy Center
  Genealogy Center Resources - Plano Public Library System
Links to over 40 genealogy related sites
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Academic Search Premier - EBSCO
Full-text for more than 4700 scholarly publications in multiple academic disciplines with searchable cited references
Academic Search Premier - EBSCO
Full-text for more than 4700 scholarly publications in multiple academic disciplines with searchable cited references
Academic Search Premier - EBSCO
Full-text for more than 4700 scholarly publications in multiple academic disciplines with searchable cited references
Collin County Images - Genealogy Center
Photographs, documents, yearbooks, and other archive material representing people and places of Collin County
ERIC - EBSCO
Education Resource Information Center provides access to educational literature and resources. Contains more than a million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966
ERIC - EBSCO
Education Resource Information Center provides access to educational literature and resources. Contains more than a million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966