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Ambrose Digital Video
Ambrose Digital Video provides access to ancient historical topics and BBC Shakespeare plays. Easy to use streaming video segments can be viewed on or off campus.
Book Review Digest Plus
Book Review Digest Plus is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews of a wide range of topics for more than 5,000 indexed journals.
ebrary
The ebrary collection consists of 18,000 electronic books on many subjects. Easy to install software is required to take advantage of the ability to insert notes, highlight passages and bookmark, among other personalizing features. 
EBSCO eBook Collection
The EBSCO eBook Collection offers users instant access to ebooks on many subjects including Computer Science, Nursing, Literature, and History. 
Essay and General Literature Index
This unique reference database cites records contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada. 
Films on Demand
From anthropology to world languages and many subjects in between, Films on Demand makes video content available in an easy to use database. Films from ABC News, NBC News, NOVA, Ken Burns, BBC, Scientific American Frontiers, Modern Marvels, and many other sources are part of the thousands available in this database.
Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia
For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library delivers a wealth of eBook reference content in a database format, allowing libraries to choose exactly which titles to make available to their patrons. Temple College has access to the following multivolume collections: Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, Short Stories for Students, and the Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography.
Humanities Full Text
This database provides abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as specialized magazines. Content includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and much more.
LearningExpress Library
LearningExpress Library offers users access to over 800 online practice tests and interactive skillbuilding tutorials to help launch or advance their careers.  Prepare for professional certification, licensing, and aptitude tests in civil service, law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, military, real estate, and healthcare, among others.  Prepare for college and graduate school admissions tests including the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT.  Successfully prepare for the GED® exam when working toward a high school diploma.  Dramatically improve or refresh basic skills in reading, writing, and math.
The Library of Texas
The Library of Texas at LibraryofTexas.org is a new service offered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission that is as big and wide as Texas itself. This service allows users of public, academic, and clinical medicine libraries to easily discover and retrieve desired information from multiple library catalogs, databases, and other knowledge collections without having to use each individual library's interface.
Masterfile Premier
MasterFILE Premier provides full text for nearly 1,950 general periodicals covering a broad range of disciplines including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more. In addition to the full text, this database provides indexing and abstracts for nearly 2,650 titles. This database features: 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews, nearly 500 full text reference books including the World Almanac & Book of Facts; full text from 84,074 biographies, 86,135 full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition and an Image Collection of 188,323 photos, maps and flags.
Play Index
This unique resource covers classic and historical plays, along with the works of contemporary playwrights. This database covers new editions and translations, and includes descriptive annotations to summarize the plot and indicate musical requirements.
ProQuest Research Companion is comprised of nine Learning Modules and seven interactive Tools—all designed to automate the basic parts of the research process.The Learning Modules are organized into easily digestible sections and are structured as nine commonly asked researcher questions which provide a foundation and context for finding, evaluating, and using information. The modules in this unit cover such topics as "Where do I start?" to "How do I avoid plagiarism and find my own voice?" to “What’s the best way to revise?”
The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.
Short Story Index
This database is an essential resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre, or for those researching a body of work of a literary figure. It provides detailed indexing for hundreds of thousands of short stories.
Student Research Center
EBSCO's Student Research Center makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Student Research Center contains a variety of resources including reference works and encyclopedias, primary source documents, newspapers, magazines, and more.
Vocational and Career Collection
Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and public libraries. The collection provides full text coverage for nearly 350 trade and industry related periodicals including American Machinist, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Video Business, Reeves Journal, Hotel and Motel Management, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age, and many more.

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