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Online Children's Encyclopedia

World Book Kids

worldbook_kids.gifAn online resource developed especially for primary students. World Book Kids has easy-to-read articles, thousands of images and videos as well as a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities.

  • To access World Book Kids click here. Then log in with your library card number and PIN.

Online Investment Research

Value Line

Value Line logoSmart Research. Smarter Investing. This online resource covers the 1,700 stocks included in The Value Line Investment Survey®, drawn from nearly 100 industries and representing 90% of total U.S. daily trading volume. 

  • To access Value Line click here. Next, log in by entering HPL then your library card number (ex. HPL1234).

Online Tutoring Resource

HelpNow from Brainfuse

HelpNowLogo_preview.jpegWith HelpNow, students in kindergarten through introductory college can receive assistance from live, online tutors using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat, write, draw, and copy/paste. Tutors are available online Monday through Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

  • To access HelpNow click here. Then log in with your library card number to create an account or sign in with an existing account. Once logged into the resource click on the link to "Live Tutoring." Next, select the grade level and subject then click the "Get Live Help" button to connect with a tutor.

Resources for Online Learning - Lynda.com and Universal Class


Lynda.com Logo Website.pngExplore interactive tutorials on business, software, technology, and creative skills. Learn Adobe Photoshop, app design, JavaScript, HTML, and more.

  • To access Lynda.com click here. Then log in with your library card number and PIN to create an account or sign in with an existing account.

Universal Class

Universal Class Logo.pngLearn anything, anytime, anywhere. Access over 500 lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas including cooking, gardening, event planning, business, accounting, dog training and more.

  • To access Universal Class click here. Then log in with your library card number to create an account or sign in with an existing account.

NoveList Databases - Resources for Reading Recommendations

NoveList Plus logo.pngWondering what to read next? NoveList Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction. Find just the right books with read-alike and listen-alike recommendations, series information, hundreds of reading lists, and more.
      • To access NoveList Plus click here. Then log in with your library card number and PIN.

NoveList K-8 logo.pngNoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents and teachers can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
      • To access NoveList K-8 Plus click here. Then log in with your library card number and PIN to create an account or sign in with an existing account.

TexShare Databases

TexShare LogoDiscover numerous databases that cover various subjects and information needs for all ages, such as health, business, genealogy, jobs, career development, academic journals and popular magazines. Please contact the Library at 214-559-9400, Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., for the login and password.

The TexShare collection includes:

Credo Online Reference - Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs. Gather background information on your topic from over one thousand full-text encyclopedias and subject handbooks, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

Resume Writing and Career Development - Explore careers, search for jobs, create resumes and cover letters, prep for interviews, and more online with Job & Career Accelerator from LearningExpress Library.

To access these resources, open the TexShare Databases list and enter the login and password from the Library. 

Visit the TexShare program website to find other libraries that participate in the TexShare program, as well as their policies.

ProQuest Databases

GeoRef‎: A database covering geosciences, geochemistry, geophysics including journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses.

Military Database‎: A full-text database, which covers topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more.

SciTech Premium Collection‎: A full-text database, which includes the Natural Science Collection and Technology Collection databases and provides titles from around the world, such as scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.

  • To access the ProQuest databases click here and enter HPL then your library card number (ex. HPL123).

Mango Languages

Mango Languages LogoLibrary cardholders can use Mango Languages and learn to speak new languages with over 60 foreign language courses featuring native speakers, over 17 English as a Second Language/English Language Learners courses, and mobile apps with self-paced lessons that are available anytime-anywhere. Use your library card number to set up an account.