Research & Learn

Research and Learn at Plano Public LibraryThese 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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Academic Search Complete - EBSCO
Multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. Abstracts for more than 12,500 journals, and more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. PDF content going back as far as 1887, majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format
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American History Online - Infobase
Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover the American experience
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Ancestry Library Edition
Indexes to U.S., Canada, and UK census; to birth, death, marriage records; immigration, passenger lists, and naturalization records
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Business Source Complete - EBSCO
Search for financial data, industry market reports, business videos, SWOT analyses and company profiles
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
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Business Wire News - EBSCO
Tool for searching EBSCO Regional Business News
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Chilton’s Library - GALE
Detailed information to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Some of Chilton Library’s more popular features include: Maintenance and specification tables for each specific vehicle, Step-by-step service and repair procedures, Vacuum and wiring diagrams, close-up photographs and illustrations and ASE test prep quizzes
Digital Image Collection

Collin County Images - Genealogy Center
Photographs, documents, yearbooks, and other archive material representing people and places of Collin County
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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
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Consumer Health Complete – EBSCO
A collection of consumer health information, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines
Over 3,000,000 reference entries from all the major academic subject areas serving as a great starting point for your research! Tons of images, audio files, videos and full text articles on any topic you can think of all with full citations
Dallas Morning News Historical Archive

Dallas Metro News Collection and 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

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
Infobase _ Ferguson Career Guidance Center
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center - Infobase
Profiles of nearly 3,400 jobs and 140 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, thousands of resource entries, and more
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A growing collection of U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served from the Revolutionary War onward
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Genealogy Center Resources - Plano Public Library
Links to over 40 genealogy related sites
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