Databases Available From Your Home
Mesquite Public Library offers a variety of full-text online services that are available from your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other internet accessible device.
Our online catalog allows you to check on the availability of library items, review your account, renew items, or place a hold. Please note that the catalog undergoes regular daily maintenance and so may be unavailable between 10:30 pm and midnight.
TexShare Library of Texas is an extensive collection of databases which gives users the opportunity to access full-text articles in encyclopedias, almanacs, reference books, journals, newspapers, and electronic books. Databases include Ebsco MasterFile and Academic Search, Heritage Quest Online, Texas Digital Sanborn Maps, Ebsco Consumer Health Complete, Gale Literature Resources Center, InfoTrac Custom Newspapers, and Net Library. You will need a login and password, which you may request from a reference librarian.
Learning Express is an interactive learning database containing practice tests and tutorials designed to help patrons, students and adult learners succeed on academic or licensing tests. Tests include academic, civil service, military, professional licensing, certification and TAKS tests. There is also job hunting help on creating a resume and preparing for interviews. Create your own account to track your progress.
Jobview lists current job openings in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and allows you to apply for jobs online.
Download eBooks or eAudiobooks from our OverDrive catalog. The Mesquite Public Library System is a member of the Northeast Texas Digital Consortium which gives our cardholders access to a broad collection of fiction and nonfiction titles in a downloadable format. You will need your library card number and PIN to check out titles.
For more downloadable eAudiobooks, visit OneClick digital. You will be able to create an account on your first visit. A Library Access code is required, which you may request from a reference librarian. OneClick digital mobile apps are now available for Apple and Android devices.
America’s News database features articles from newspapers, newswires, blogs, periodicals and web-only content. Includes Dallas Morning News, Mesquite News, Newsweek and USA Today. Also has Current Events and Special Reports for homework help. You will need your library card number to log in.
The Dallas Morning News database features full-text articles from the newspaper dating back to 1984. Death notices can be searched back to December 29, 2002. Articles can be printed, saved or emailed. You will need your library card number to log in.
The Mesquite News database features full-text articles from the newspaper dating back to March 31, 2006. Articles can be printed, saved or emailed. You will need your library card number to log in.
Gale Legal Forms includes a wide selection of Texas legal forms. Also includes a directory of Texas attorneys and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in layman’s language. You will need your library card number and your PIN to log in.
Learn a foreign language with Rocket Languages. There are 15 languages to choose from, including ASL Sign Language. First time users will need to create an account with your library card number, name, email address and password so that you can track your progress. On following visits, login using email address and password.
Check out and download magazine issues at Zinio, or download the free app to your smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device. Log in with your library card number and PIN, and then create an account to manage your downloads. Magazines do not need to be returned. Current issues are available for 28 titles, plus back issues for most titles dating back to September 2013.
Online children’s books are available through TumbleBook Library and TumbleBook Cloud Junior. Using flash animation and read-along audio, these books are perfect for beginning and reluctant readers. You will need your library card number to log in to TumbleBook Library.
Database Available Within the Library System Locations
AllData Online is a comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information. This database is available only in the library buildings.