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to the
Reference Department

    Looking for a Book we do not have, Interlibrary loan may be the answer.    
Click here for interlibrary loan information. 
Here are some really cool web sites you might find helpful!  
Since web sites change periodically, Ector County Library cannot be held responsible for their content.  These sites were selected for their educational value.



Join our OnLine Book Club and start reading books in your email. Each day we’ll send you a 5-minute portion of a book. By the end of the week, you’ll have read 2-3 chapters. If you would  like to finish a book, stop by and pick up a copy. New Books featured Weekly.. Sign up today and start reading tomorrow. 
       Sponsored by the Friends of the Ector County Library
Wondering What On-Line Tax software will work best for you? Check out this site for comparisons: http://www.reviews.com/online-tax-software/
TexShare databases
The TexShare Database Program provides a wealth of electronic database resources to over 700 public, academic, and libraries of clinical medicine throughout the state  These electronic databases are powerful research tools available 24 hours a day in the homes or offices of registered patrons of Ector County Library. They provide full-text articles from journals, newspapers, magazines, and many other sources. Entire books can be read online. Database topics include homework help for students, health information, business information, biography and genealogy, as well as literature and archival information
 
Library of Texas
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission allows users to easily discover and retrieve information from their catalog, databases, and other knowledge collections.
Chilton's Database
Access database with your Ector County Library Card number.
Learnatest
Practice test for Academic (ACT, SAT, TASP, etc), Civil Service (Police Officer, Border Patrol, etc), EMS, Firefighter, GED, Law Enforcement, Military (ASVAB),  and Real Estate. Provided through TexShare database.
LearningExpress Library
Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of the Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks and information you need to achieve the results you want - at school, at work, or in life. Practice test for Academic (ACT, SAT, TASP, etc), Civil Service (Police Officer, Border Patrol, etc), EMS, Firefighter, GED, Law Enforcement, Military (ASVAB),  and GED are just a few offered. Check out their site to see more of what they have to offer.
 NADA Guide
Free pricing and information for cars, boats, RV's, manufactured homes, motorcycles and aircrafts. 
 American Rhetoric
Database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events,
Ector County Genealogy Website
Tons of info on Ector County including the birth, death and other records online and searchable. 
Students.gov
Access America for Students 
The Electronic Library
(Find an Author, Find a book)
MyFoodapedia.gov
Quick access to helpful Food Information.
Bartlett's Quotations
(Not the whole book, but many good quotes)
Wiretap Electronic Text
(Wiretap is a free public service to provide electronic text.)
Dead People Server
(Ever wonder if a famous actor or actress is dead or alive?)
Encyberpedia
(Online encyclopedia)
Freeality Internet Search
(Reference and Research tools)
Craigs List
(Popular Classifieds site)
How Stuff Works
           (Experts at How stuff works)
The Internet Public Library
(Great source of Information)
Merriam Webster Online
(Online Dictionary)
Wikipedia
(Online resource for global knowledge)
                         
Register or update your information Here 

           


                                    How to Locate a Book!                                            
The  Online Catalog can be searched by Author, Title, or Subject. 
Every book has numbers & letters.  
Examples:    Nonficition:  658.512  S176b        Fiction: F   GRI
Write complete number of book and look for numbers at the end of shelf to find book.

 First Floor
R  
  Reference            F     Fiction            OV     Oversize       SC    Story Collection
SF    Science Fiction    LT   Large Print      SP       Spanish       Graphic FIC    Graphic Novel
FW   Western             FM   Mysteries       PBK    Paperbacks 

 Second Floor
SW   
Southwest     GEN    Genealogy     SW CS  Closed Shelf     GEN.CS   Closed Shelf

 Third Floor
JF  
Junior Fiction                     JSC   Junior Story Collection     JSF   Junior Science Fiction
E   Easy Fiction for Children    J BOOKBAG  BookBag          JB    Junior Biography
JR  Junior Reference                                                                                                 
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