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TexShare Databases

Think of the TexShare Databases as your “virtual library” that provides access to an extensive collection of online databases offering authoritative, commercial free, full-text articles from subscription-only sources. They provide information on topics such as health, business, biography and genealogy, literature, science and technology, as well as homework help for students, plus ebooks. This “virtual library” of information is available in the library or from your home and office.

To obtain the username and password contact the library at 972.291.7323. These databases are available exclusively to Texans as a service of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the Zula Bryant Wylie Library.

Ancestry Library Edition

ProQuest has partnered with to create Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. Currently, Ancestry Library Edition is only accessible at the library and not from a remote computer.


BookFlix Is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction from Children's Press and other trusted Scholastic imprints.  It is published by Scholastic Inc.  BookFlix was developed in collaboration with Weston Woods Studios and engineered by Grolier Interactive. is an American online education company offering video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills.  It was founded in 1995 by Lynda Weinman. 

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Mango Languages

Learn foreign languages through

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Portal To Texas History
The Portal is a gateway to Texas history materials including Cedar Hill historical newspapers.  You may discover anything from an ancestor's picture in a college yearbook to a rate historical map.  


ReferenceUSA is the premier source of business and residential information. Search for jobs, location, and industry. Find new business opportunities. Research executives and companies worldwide. Profile a neighborhood, city or state. For remote access, use your 14 digit library card number when prompted.


ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9.