Research & Literacy

medline plus
Check out Medline Plus for some great health information! Medline plus makes a great research tool as well! Click on the link to be redirected to the Medline Plus website!

World Book
Check out World Book Online by clicking on the image! 

Your library card will grant you access to the following digital products:
World Book Student
World Book Differentiated Package
Early World of Learning
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Science Power
World Book Mobile
World Book eBooks
World Book Timelines
World Book Kids
World Book Advanced
World Book Discover


Mango Languages 

Hola! Bonjour! Konichiwa! Hello! Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? If so, check out our language database, Mango Languages, and start learning today!


 Texshare Database

A collection of useful online resources; login information available to all Decatur Public Library cardholders. Here’s a sample of what you’ll find:

Learning Express Library
--Computer training including Microsoft Office and Windows 10; test preparation and sample tests for SAT, ACT, GRE, etc.; Citizenship classes; Resume Writing
tutorial; much more.

Do-It-Yourself Reference Centers--Small Engine Repair, Home Improvement Center, and Hobbies and Crafts Center. Step-by-step instructions to meet your needs.

EBSCO Health Source: Consumer Edition--Includes articles, charts and photographs with information on disease symptoms and treatment, nutrition, wellness and prescription medications.

Small Business Reference Center--Start-up kit, how to write a business plan, business basics

Heritage Quest
--Genealogy resource


Reference USA 

Find accurate and timely information on businesses, individuals, and job openings across the country. Search by address, zip code, region, type or size of business. Log in with your Decatur Public Library account number.


Legal Forms
This is a comprehensive collection of all Texas legal forms. A library card is required.   


Allows readers to search for over 1 billion books in over 10,000 libraries to locate a book in the library nearest them. 

The Decatur Public Library maintains a solid collection of current reference books in the Library, and librarians are available to assist you with your research needs.

Website Research Resources

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