“As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information".
  ~~Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister (1804-1881) 



Databases are online collections of information that enable searching of multiple information sources at the same time.  Databases are authoritative, ad free, available anytime and anywhere.  The library currently offers these databases:


About Texas

Find out everything you wanted to know about Texas.....almanacs, business/economics, cities, counties, education, flags, history, holidays, laws, maps, officials, parks, travel and more!



The largest online family history resource (accessible only at the library due to licensing agreements; however, personal subscriptions are available at


Career Transitions

Provides hands-on guidance and immediate access to key job search activities


Chilton Library 

Car repair and maintenance guide


Gale Courses

No-cost, interactive courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment


Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection

Practical applications as well as scientific theories of horticulture studies for gardening enthusiasts


Learning Express Library 

Interactive practice tests and tutorials.....available now through TexShare


Legal Forms

Variety of forms covering many issues


Mango Languages

An online language-learning system offering more than 50 language learning experiences...including how to speak pirate!


Marshall News Messenger Archives

Explore Marshall News Messenger editions dating back to 1849



Local, regional, and statewide newspapers


Price It! Antiques and Collectibles

Identification, research, and pricing tool


Small Business Resource Center

Information on how to start and operate a business


TexShare Databases

Includes over 50 databases with full-text journals, primary source documents and newspapers for every research need


Virtual Reference Library

eBooks covering a wide range of research topics 



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