Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications Resources

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Academic Search Complete (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Full-text articles in all subject areas from all types of magazines and newspapers including scholarly publications.*


Chinese language periodical database.*

Economist Historical Archive

The Economist has presented timely reporting, concise commentary and comprehensive analysis of global news every week. The Economist Historical Archives covers from 1843, the year the Economist started, to 2006.*

Explora: Adult Edition

Searches for content from numerous resources. Results cover a broad range of topics including arts, literature, science, biography, history and health.*

Fuente Academica (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Provides the full-text of Spanish language scholarly journals.* Ofrece articulos academicos completos.*

Gale PowerSearch

Searches all the databases supplied to the library by Gale. Search for any term or phrase and find articles from thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers and books along with videos, images and podcast content.*

General OneFile

Provides access to periodical and news information on a diverse set of topics.*

Humanities Full Text (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Humanities Full Text provides full text, abstracts and indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities. This resource covers art, classical studies, philosophy, religion and more.*

Journals & Periodicals

Listing of all journals, magazines and newspapers available in print or in full-text online in the Houston Public Library collection.*


Scholarly journal archive covering information in the arts, science, business, history, education and much more.*

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.*

MasterFILE Premier (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Articles covering all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more.*

MLA International Bibliography

The Modern Language Association's definitive bibliography on topics related to language and literature. Some full text.*

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids is a kid friendly version of the iconic magazine. This database contains full issues of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009 to present (with a 3 month embargo). It also contains 500 pictures and 200 National Geographic Kids books.*

Play Index (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Play Index covers classic and historical plays, along with the works of contemporary playwrights covering one-act plays, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues.*

Primary Search (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Articles from children's magazines and pamphlets; designed for the elementary school student.*

Reader's Guide Retrospective

Index of the most popular general-interest periodicals published between 1890 through 1982.*

Referencia Latina

including encyclopedias, magazines and prominent newspapers from 10 Latin American countries. Subjects include sports, careers, health, and entertainment.*

Serials Directory (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials.*

Small Engine Repair Reference Center (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Small Engine Repair Reference Center contains small engine repair manuals with thousands of step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for hundreds of small engine machines including motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, lawn mowers, tractors, generators, and more.*

Student Research Center (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

A search interface designed specifically for secondary school students that searches across all EBSCO databases owned by HPL. PLEASE NOTE: This interface will no longer be available after June 30th. Please try the new Explora: High School Edition search interface.*

TOPICsearch (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

This current events database allows students and researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.*

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Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.