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Research Guides

There are many resources available for all steps of the research process - from getting a general overview of a subject to finding scholarly journals with detailed studies and data.

  • General research guides
State and County Public Information as well as several web search guides on various subjects such as background checks, investigating doctors and lawyers, using coupons to save money, and more.

Video guides on using research resources such as the C.I.A. Factbook, Medline Plus, and more.

This free guide offers civil legal information to Texans who cannot afford legal help.  Learn about your rights, available self-help resources, and organizations that provide free and low-cost legal aid.
  • In-depth research
For more in-depth research questions, try using the TexShare databases. With your library card, you have access to thousands of resources, including popular magazines, scholarly journals, genealogical information, medical and and health information, and information on public and private companies. Visit our TexShare page, call the library at 830-931-4095, or email to find out more and for help on how to use the databases.
  • State and County Public Information