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Databases by Subject

Business Resources
Career Advancement
Do-it-Yourself Resources
Education
Genealogy
General Information
Health & Medicine
History
Homework
Legal Resources
Literature
Science & Technology
Reader's Advisory
Business Resources
  • AtoZdatabasesJob Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and more. (DatabaseUSA)
  • Business Abstracts with Full Text - Offers full-text articles from hundreds of key publications, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, statistical rankings and more. (EBSCO)
  • Business Source Complete - Searchable cited references provided for more than 1,300 journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, and economics. (EBSCO) (Standard EBSCO Interface)
  • ReferenceUSA - Provides basic information on over 25 million businesses and over 270 million consumers in the US and Canada. Business data includes company name, location, industries, size, year established, names of owners and executives, and more. Consumer data includes name, location, estimated home values and household incomes, and more. (Infogroup)
  • Regional Business News - Provides full text for more than 80 regional US and Canadian business. publications (EBSCO)
  • Small Business Reference Center - Contains more than 450 full-text reference books and nearly 400 full-text periodicals that provide detailed “how-to” instructions to address small business topics, such as buying and selling a business, managing employees, writing business plans, and understanding legal information. (EBSCO)

Career Advancement
  • Vocational & Career Collection - Full-text coverage for more than 340 trade and industry related periodicals including American Machinist, Modern Machine Shop, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Reeves Journal, Hotel & Motel Management, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age, and more. (EBSCO)

Do-it-Yourself Resources
  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center - "How-to" instructions for virtually every hobby enthusiast with full text for more than 1,500 leading hobby books and craft magazines that cover Arts & Crafts, Collecting, Home & Garden, Indoor Recreation, Kids' Crafts, Model Building, Needlecrafts & Textiles, and more. (EBSCO)
  • Home Improvement Reference Center Provides users with user-friendly “how-to” information covering a range of home improvement and repair projects and features full-text content from leading magazines, images not found anywhere else online, and videos of popular home repair projects. (EBSCO)
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center Provides repair guides for small engines and routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) and also allows users to search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type, and model numbers. (EBSCO)

Education
  • Educational Administration Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. (EBSCO)
  • ERIC - Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. (EBSCO)
  • e-Libro - Includes over 70,000 titles from more than 500 publishers, 95% from Latin America and Spain. Books for the collection are selected for both research and instructional value from leading commercial, academic and university press publishers from Spain and all countries in Latin America. The full range of academic topics is covered in the collection, as well as more general reference works. (ProQuest)
  • Professional Development Collection - Highly specialized collection of electronic information especially for professional educators, professional librarians and education researchers. This collection offers information on everything from children's health and development to cutting-edge pedagogical theory and practice. (EBSCO)
  • Teacher Reference Center - Research database for teachers, Teacher Reference Center (TRC) provides indexing and abstracts for more than 220 peer-reviewed journals. (EBSCO)
  • TeachingBooks - Easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. It includes thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment
  • Directory of Open Access Journals - Provides over 12,000 biographical and full-text critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential figures from all erss and genres. (Gale)

Genealogy
  • America's Obituaries & Death Notices - Collects records from more than 3,900 newspapers nationwide, making them available through one fully searchable database. This comprehensive resource features nearly 63 million listings. (NewsBank)
  • HeritageQuest Online - Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources with coverage dating back to the 1700s. The collection consists of six core data sets: U.S. Federal Censuses, Genealogy and local history books, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War Records, Freedman’s Bank Records, The LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set. (ProQuest)
  • Fold3 Library Edition - US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of those who served. With content from the Revolutionary War onward. (ProQuest)
  • Texas Digital Sanborn Maps Delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in more than 12,000 U.S. towns and cities across a century of change. The maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape, windows and doors, street and sidewalk widths, boundaries, and property numbers. (ProQuest)
  • Wylie News Archive - Back issues of the Wylie News are now available on the Portal to Texas History. Search or browse back issues of the Wylie News and other Texas newspapers. The Portal to Texas History is created and maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.

General Information
  • Academic Search Complete - This scholarly collection offers unmatched full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic study. (EBSCO)
  • America's News - Current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections. (NewsBank)
  • Explora for Public Libraries
  • eBook Collection - More than 27,000 eBooks are available for browsing, searching, and virtual check-out. TexShare's eBook collection includes titles from the world's leading business, technology, trade, reference, academic, and scholarly publishers. (EBSCO)
  • Family Studies Abstracts This database includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. (EBSCO)
  • Fuente Academica Premier - a collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. It is an indispensable tool of exceptional scope designed to make academic research readily accessible in PDF format. (EBSCO)
  • Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia - Easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for elementary and middle school students. (EBSCO)
  • MasterFILE Premier - Contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more. (EBSCO)
  • Military & Government Collection - Offers current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of these sites. (EBSCO)
  • Newspaper Source - Full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selective full text for more than 370 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc. (EBSCO)
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection - A comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. (EBSCO)
  • Race Relations Abstracts - Provides a sole focus on content relating specifically to the relationship between races. It is a rich source of bibliographic records covering fundamental areas relevant to race relations. Specific areas covered include ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline, as listed. (EBSCO)
  • Religion & Philosophy - Comprehensive database covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. (EBSCO)
  • Military Database - Covers topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics, space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more. (ProQuest)

Health & Medicine
  • Alt Health Watch - Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. (EBSCO)
  • Health Reference Center Academic - Integrates tens of millions of articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, magazines, newsletters and select consumer health information sources with full-text reference works and thousands of health-related multimedia assets, all available 24/7 through an intuitive, state-of-the-art platform with daily content updates. (Gale)
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition - Provides access to nearly 80 full-text, consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others. Also included in this database is searchable full text for current, health-related pamphlets and nearly 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society. (EBSCO) Salud en Español 
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic - This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names. (EBSCO)
  • MedicLatina - A collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This Spanish language database contains the complete table of contents and PDF full text for 130 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish. (EBSCO)
  • MEDLine - Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.(EBSCO) ProQuest Interface 
  • Natural & Alternative Treatments - A complementary and alternative medicine database designed specifically for the consumer health researcher. Updated weekly, this database provides current information that will satisfy an ever-growing demand for accurate, unbiased information on natural health. (EBSCO)

History
  • American Indian Histories and Cultures - A unique resource that makes available, for the first time, many rare and significant documents from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago; one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world. (Adam Matthew/Sage)
  • American West, The - Sourced from the Everett D. Graff Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago, ‘The American West’ allows browsers to explore tales of frontier life, Pioneers, Wild West shows, the Gold Rush, vigilantes and outlaws. (Adam Matthew/Sage)
  • Bibliography of Native North Americans - A bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. (EBSCO)
  • Texas Reference Center - Database is comprised of periodicals, reference books, reports, and other content relevant to the state. Texas Reference Center contains 30 full-text periodicals, 100 full-text reference books, several Texas newspapers, and much more. (EBSCO)

Homework
  • Explora for Elementary / Primary Search
  • Explora for High School
  • MAS Ultra: School Edition - This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for nearly 500 popular magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies and over 107,000 primary source documents. (EBSCO)
  • Middle Search Plus - Contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. (EBSCO)
  • Primary Search - Designed specifically for elementary school libraries, contains full text for more than 80 popular, elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).  (EBSCO)
  • TOPICsearch - Current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. (EBSCO)
  • World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
  • World Book Kids - Easy-to-read articles with embedded multimedia for increased comprehension. Includes  age-appropriate resources, such as Important People, Science Projects, Webquests, and games. (WorldBook)
  • World Book Student - Includes research tools as Citation Builder, How to Do Research, Compare Places, Interactive Maps, and the World Book Atlas. World Book editors more fully explain current events in Behind the Headlines, which includes quizzes and lesson plans. (WorldBook)
  • World Book Timelines - Create your own timeline by searching the World Book database for events, writing your own events, or a combination of the two. Add media from World Book or upload your own images to bring your timelines to life. (WorldBook)

Legal Resources
  • Legal Collection Containing full text for more than 300 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals, this database is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. (EBSCO)
  • Gale Legal Forms - Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language. (Gale)
  • Legal Information Reference Center - Offers everyday users the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. (Standard EBSCO Interface) (EBSCO)

Literature
  • 20th Century Poetry (American and English) - A Comprehensive collection of copyrighted, American & English, twentieth-century poetry, this database covers more than 500 of the most important and studied poets and includes over 52,000 works. (ProQuest)
  • Book Review Digest Plus - Book reviews on subjects such as art, biography, business, education, general interest, history, humanities, literature, music and more with coverage back to 1983. (EBSCO)
  • Gale Literary Sources - Literature Resource Center along with Twayne’s Authors Online and Scribner Writers Series have been integrated into Gale Literary Sources, enabling researchers, faculty and students to search across the largest corpus of literary criticism, original works, biographies, reviews, work overviews and more. (Gale)
  • Essay and General Literature Index - Cites records in collections of essays and works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada dating back to 1985 and spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences. (EBSCO)
  • Humanities Full Text - Includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama and poetry in all fields of the humanities from art, classical studies, and film to journalism and more. (EBSCO)
  • Literary Reference Center - Full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. (EBSCO)
  • Literature Criticism Online - Scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals on literature, history, and culture. (Gale)
  • Play Index - Covers over 31,000 classic and historical plays dating from 1949, including one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from famous playwrights. (EBSCO)
  • Scribner Writers - 2,200 biographical and critical essays on over 1,400 important writers from around the world, often from multiple viewpoints to provide differing perspectives. (Gale)
  • Short Story Index - Contains information on short stories by author or genre, and provides detailed indexing for more than 117,000 stories from more than 4,200 collections and anthologies. (EBSCO)
  • Twayne's Authors Series - Literary critical interpretation of approximately 600 authors, along with the content of 600 books taken from the series United State Authors, World Authors and English Authors. Content is cross-searchable with Literature Resource Center and available in eBook format in the Gale Virtual Reference Library. (Gale)
  • Contemporary Authors - Biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 154,000 U.S. and international authors. Search for an author by name, title of work, subject/genre, nationality, date and place of birth, honors, awards and more. (Gale)
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography - Provides over 12,000 biographical and full-text critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential figures from all erss and genres. (Gale)


Science & Technology
  • AGRICOLA - Containing bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library, AGRICOLA provides millions of citations relating to the field of agriculture. (EBSCO)
  • Computer Source - Full-text journals and magazines (technical journals and consumer computer titles) covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. (EBSCO)
  • GeoRef -  The most comprehensive American GeoSciences Institute database in the geosciences. The database contains over 3 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. The GeoRef database covers the geology of North America from 1693 to the present and the geology of the rest of the world from 1933 to the present. (ProQuest)
  • GreenFILE - Scholarly, government and general-interest sources covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts. (EBSCO)
  • Information Science & Technology Abstracts - Provides indexing and abstracts for journal articles, books, research reports and conference proceedings and provides ongoing coverage of the most important periodicals in the field. (EBSCO)
  • Polymer Library - The only database in the world which is dedicated exclusively to information on rubbers, plastics, adhesives and polymeric composites. (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Databases (All) - Searches all ProQuest's Science & Technology databases - MEDLINE, TOXLINE, GeoRef, Polymer Library and SciTech Premium Collection. (ProQuest)
  • Science & Technology Collection - Full-text database of top science journals that covers an array of scientific and technical subjects, including chemistry, biology, computer technology and physics. (EBSCO)
  • Science in Context - Contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience. (Gale)
  • SciTech Premium Collection - Multidisciplinary content collection of scholarly and learned material in the natural sciences, technology, engineering and related disciplines. (ProQuest)
  • TOXLINE - Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from the core journal literature in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants and mutagens and teratogens. (ProQuest)

Reader's Advisory
  • NoveList Plus - Connects readers to their next book by making recommendations for what to read next. The Read Alike feature suggests titles that are "just like" other titles, authors, and series. NoveList Plus also contains lists of recommended reads and award-winning books. (EBSCO)
  • NoveList K-8 Plus - A trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers. (EBSCO)

contact information

Wylie Municipal Complex 
300 Country Club Rd., Building 100 Wylie, TX 75098
Main #: 972-516-6000 
Monday – Friday; 8 am – 5 pm

Building Inspection2nd floor 
972-516-6420, permits@wylietexas.gov

City Manager, 1st floor 
972-516-6010, citymgr@wylietexas.gov

City Secretary1st floor 
972-516-6020, citysec@wylietexas.gov

Code Enforcement, 2nd floor 
972-516-6440, code@wylietexas.gov 

Communication/Marketing, 1st floor
972-516-6016, publicinfo@wylietexas.gov

Engineering, 2nd floor 
972-516-6400, cityeng@wylietexas.gov

Finance, 1st floor 
972-516-6120, finance@wylietexas.gov

Human Resources, 3rd floor 
972-516-6040, jobs@wylietexas.gov

Planning and Zoning, 2nd floor 
972-516-6320, planning@wylietexas.gov

Parks Administration, 3rd floor 
972-516-6340, parks@wylietexas.gov

Purchasing, 1st floor 
972-516-6040, purchasing@wylietexas.gov

Utility Billing
, 1st floor 
972-516-6100, utility@wylietexas.gov

Recreation Center
300 Country Club Rd., Building 200
972-516-6360, recreation@wylietexas.gov

Monday – Friday, 5:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, Noon – 8:00 pm

Rita and Truett Smith Public Library
300 Country Club Rd., Building 300
972-516-6250, libinfo@wylietexas.gov

Monday - Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm
Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Closed

Public Safety Complex
2000 N. Hwy. 78
972-442-8171
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Municipal Court
972-442-8101, court@wylietexas.gov

Police Administration
972-442-8170, police@wylietexas.gov

Public Safety Communications
972-442-8171, wfdadmin@wylietexas.gov

Fire Administration
972-442-8110, wfdadmin@wylietexas.gov

Fire Stations
Station #1,
1400 S. Ballard Ave., 972-429-8071
Station #2, 555 Country Club Rd., 972-429-8072
Station #3, 210 W.A. Allen Blvd., 972-442-8073
Public Works  (Streets, Water and Wastewater)
949 Hensley Ln., Building 300
972-442-7588
After-hours emergency? Contact Police Dispatch, 972-442-8171
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 4 pm


Parks Maintenance
949 Hensley Ln., Building 200
972-516-6340, parks@wylietexas.gov
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 4 pm

Animal Services
949 Hensley Ln., Building 100
972-442-5268, animalcontrol@wylietexas.gov
After-hours emergency? Contact Police Dispatch, 972-442-8171
Monday – Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm

Senior Recreation Center
800 Thomas St.
972-516-6349, recreation@wylietexas.gov
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm; Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm; Sunday, 1 – 5 pm

Economic Development Corporation
250 S. Hwy. 78
972-442-3367, info@wylieedc.com
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Athletic Field Condition Hotline
972-516-6350

Community Waste Disposal (Bulk Pickup/Trash) 
972-392-9300

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