Online Resources

The Nicholson Memorial Library System is pleased to offer library patrons home and office access to selected online resources and services. Most are subscription-only resources funded through the city or state. The information found on a database is usually of higher quality and typically cannot be found on the open web.

Click on the resource of your choice and, when prompted, enter your Nicholson Memorial Library System card number and PIN to get started. If you encounter any problems in accessing these resources, send an email or call your library at (972) 205-2500.

Online Resource Tutorials

The Garland Libraries offer video tutorials on how to use many of our online resources.  Learn how to use Value Line, Mango Languages, Testing and Education Reference Center, Chilton Auto Repair and many more. Also included are tutorials on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Gmail, Google Docs, Google DriveGoogle Forms, Google Photos, Google Sheets, Google Slides and Goodreads.

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Academic Search Complete logoAcademic Search Complete
Largest collection of active full text peer-reviewed journals

  • Features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.

Adult Learning Center logoAdult Learning Center
Live coaching to achieve your academic and career goals
Available 7 days a week from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. for all Library card holders

  • Pass the GED: Get LIVE test coaching, take practice tests, and access helpful resources
  • Prepare for the US Citizenship Test: Practice tests and resources to help you prepare
  • Write a Winning Resume: Our HelpNow writing experts will help you craft a winning resume and cover letter
  • Microsoft Office Help: Connect with one of our LIVE experts to learn MS Word, Excel or PowerPoint
  • Career Resources: Tips and resources to start your job search
    For more information visit the Adult Learning Center FAQ page.

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Contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library.

  • Coverage for AGRICOLA dates back to 1970 and includes more than 2.5 million citations.
  • The citations are comprised of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture.

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This alternative health database provides full text for 180 publications including full text for many peer-reviewed journals.

  • Alt Health Watch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.

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The premier Reference, Research, Marketing, Mailing Lists/Sales Leads, and Job-Search Database. The database includes:

  • 30 Million Businesses & Executives
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The databases are ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, finding friends, relatives and a whole lot of other possibilities.

Update Frequency: Some databases are updated monthly, some weekly, and the jobs database is a real-time update.
Output: Email, Print or Download 1000 records per search with no overall limit. 

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