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Ancestry Library Edition
Foundation Directory Online
Novelist Plus
Portal to Texas History
Reference Solutions
Skillshare

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Arts and Music
Get that "ready for anything" feeling with more than 5,000 courses from world-class universities and companies. * Data Science * Business * Computer Science * Health * Social Sciences * Personal Development * Arts and Humanities * Physical Science and Engineering * Language Learning * Information Technology * Math and Logic
**Learn anything** Whether you want to develop as a professional or discover a new hobby, there's an online course for that. **Learn together** Join millions of people from around the world learning together. **Learn with experts** Meet educators from top universities and cultural institutions, who'll share their experience through videos, articles, quizzes and discussions.
Take online courses from the world's leading universities, brands, and institutions in creative education. * Visual Arts * Creative Computing * Music Technology * Design & Fashion * Film & Videography
KERA and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more.
Skillshare offers more than 22,000 classes on a myriad of topics including design, business, technology and more.
You can gain access to a world of education through Stanford Online, Stanford University’s online learning provider. This robust catalog of credit-bearing, professional, and free and open content is developed by Stanford faculty across the university, providing a variety of ways for you to expand your knowledge, advance your career, and enhance your life.
Homeschooling
Ask questions. Get help. Go beyond. Whether you’re stuck on a history question or a blocked by a geometry puzzle, there’s no question too tricky for Brainly.Our community of experts consists of students, schoolteachers, PhDs, and other geniuses just waiting to tackle your toughest questions.
CK-12 provides free access to open-source content and technology tools that empower students as well as teachers to enhance and experiment with different learning styles, resources, levels of competence, and circumstances.
The Credo Reference Complete Core Collection is the ultimate general reference resource for researchers at any level. Curated by subject-matter experts to address over 100 topics, the Complete Core Collection provides a launch pad for every lifelong learner.
LetsHomeschoolHighschool.com is the premiere online destination for information, directories, and resources for high school homeschooling families.
KERA and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more.
TeachingBooks.net is an 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, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.
This website, which provides information about home schooling, was created by the Texas Education Agency as a courtesy to parents interested educating their children at home. The TEA does not regulate, index, monitor, approve, register, or accredit the programs available to parents who choose to home school.
Texas Home Educators exists to enhance, strengthen, and cultivate the grass roots of home education by promotion of, and advocating for home schooling; partnering with local organizations which need support; and providing an umbrella organization assisting individual families and local home schooling groups to come together for events.
Texas Home School Coalition exists to encourage, equip, and advocate for families in their home education journey.
TexShare Databases are e-resources licensed for the exclusive use of Texas libraries and their patrons. Start with TexShare for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development.
Homework Help
Ask questions. Get help. Go beyond. Whether you’re stuck on a history question or a blocked by a geometry puzzle, there’s no question too tricky for Brainly.Our community of experts consists of students, schoolteachers, PhDs, and other geniuses just waiting to tackle your toughest questions.
The Credo Reference Complete Core Collection is the ultimate general reference resource for researchers at any level. Curated by subject-matter experts to address over 100 topics, the Complete Core Collection provides a launch pad for every lifelong learner.
LearningExpress Library is an easy-to-use e-learning platform featuring online tutorials, practice tests and e-books to help you achieve your educational and professional goals. In addition to helping you improve your skills in reading, writing, math and basic science, LearningExpress Library offers tools and resources to help you search for jobs, build workplace skills and prepare for career certification exams. You'll also find college and grad school admissions test prep, GED® test prep and much more.
KERA and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more.
TexShare Databases are e-resources licensed for the exclusive use of Texas libraries and their patrons. Start with TexShare for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development.
Job and Careers
Upskill in business analytics, health care, graphic design, management and more. * Discover your strengths with Alison's Workplace Personality Assessment * Find your perfect career. Explore 600+ career paths with related courses * Create a job-winning resumé with Alison’s Resumé Builder
Candid Learning helps you get the information you need to do good. Research nonprofits, find funding information and gain visibility to attract donors to your nonprofit organization.
Get that "ready for anything" feeling with more than 5,000 courses from world-class universities and companies. * Data Science * Business * Computer Science * Health * Social Sciences * Personal Development * Arts and Humanities * Physical Science and Engineering * Language Learning * Information Technology * Math and Logic
Free online courses by Harvard, MIT and more. Propel your career, get a degree, or expand your knowledge at any level. Popular subjects include: * Data Science * Computer Science * Math * Architecture * Education & Teacher Training * Business & Management * Engineering * Food & Nutrition * Law * Medicine
**Learn anything** Whether you want to develop as a professional or discover a new hobby, there's an online course for that. **Learn together** Join millions of people from around the world learning together. **Learn with experts** Meet educators from top universities and cultural institutions, who'll share their experience through videos, articles, quizzes and discussions.
From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCF Learn Free offers more than 300 topics, including more than 6,000 lessons, more than 2,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.
Job & Career Accelerator gives job seekers the tools they need to explore careers, find open positions, apply for jobs and get hired. **Make Finding a Job Easier** Finding a job can be a complicated process. LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator provides an easy-to-use search tool with everything patrons and students need to find, apply for, and get hired into ideal positions. It delivers award-winning information on careers, skills and interest assessments to match individuals with ideal career paths.
Take online courses from the world's leading universities, brands, and institutions in creative education. * Visual Arts * Creative Computing * Music Technology * Design & Fashion * Film & Videography
LearningExpress Library is an easy-to-use e-learning platform featuring online tutorials, practice tests and e-books to help you achieve your educational and professional goals. In addition to helping you improve your skills in reading, writing, math and basic science, LearningExpress Library offers tools and resources to help you search for jobs, build workplace skills and prepare for career certification exams. You'll also find college and grad school admissions test prep, GED® test prep and much more.
Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, offers free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests.
Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA), is the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. Used by entrepreneurs, businesses, students, job-seekers or anyone wanting access to information on tens of millions of businesses and hundreds of millions of consumers in an easy to search format. * Find jobs by job skills, location, and industry * Find business opportunities * Locate companies nationwide
Skillshare offers more than 22,000 classes on a myriad of topics including design, business, technology and more.
Get exclusive full text for many of the top consumer small business reference books. Small Business Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text reference books and full-text magazines. This database provides the everyday user with the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide range of small business topics, including: * Buying/selling a business * Managing employees * Writing a business plan
TexShare Databases are e-resources licensed for the exclusive use of Texas libraries and their patrons. Start with TexShare for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development.
UniversityWebinars.org is a collection of videos, speeches, lectures, seminars, webinars, online courses and presentations related to business, innovation, marketing, design thinking, education, and more. * Business * Leadership * Success * Education * Innovation * Design Thinking * Technology
Languages and Culture
Get that "ready for anything" feeling with more than 5,000 courses from world-class universities and companies. * Data Science * Business * Computer Science * Health * Social Sciences * Personal Development * Arts and Humanities * Physical Science and Engineering * Language Learning * Information Technology * Math and Logic
**Learn anything** Whether you want to develop as a professional or discover a new hobby, there's an online course for that. **Learn together** Join millions of people from around the world learning together. **Learn with experts** Meet educators from top universities and cultural institutions, who'll share their experience through videos, articles, quizzes and discussions.
KERA and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more.
Skillshare offers more than 22,000 classes on a myriad of topics including design, business, technology and more.
Lifelong Learning
Upskill in business analytics, health care, graphic design, management and more. * Discover your strengths with Alison's Workplace Personality Assessment * Find your perfect career. Explore 600+ career paths with related courses * Create a job-winning resumé with Alison’s Resumé Builder
Get that "ready for anything" feeling with more than 5,000 courses from world-class universities and companies. * Data Science * Business * Computer Science * Health * Social Sciences * Personal Development * Arts and Humanities * Physical Science and Engineering * Language Learning * Information Technology * Math and Logic
The Credo Reference Complete Core Collection is the ultimate general reference resource for researchers at any level. Curated by subject-matter experts to address over 100 topics, the Complete Core Collection provides a launch pad for every lifelong learner.
If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.
Free online courses by Harvard, MIT and more. Propel your career, get a degree, or expand your knowledge at any level. Popular subjects include: * Data Science * Computer Science * Math * Architecture * Education & Teacher Training * Business & Management * Engineering * Food & Nutrition * Law * Medicine
**Learn anything** Whether you want to develop as a professional or discover a new hobby, there's an online course for that. **Learn together** Join millions of people from around the world learning together. **Learn with experts** Meet educators from top universities and cultural institutions, who'll share their experience through videos, articles, quizzes and discussions.
From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCF Learn Free offers more than 300 topics, including more than 6,000 lessons, more than 2,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.
Take online courses from the world's leading universities, brands, and institutions in creative education. * Visual Arts * Creative Computing * Music Technology * Design & Fashion * Film & Videography
LearningExpress Library is an easy-to-use e-learning platform featuring online tutorials, practice tests and e-books to help you achieve your educational and professional goals. In addition to helping you improve your skills in reading, writing, math and basic science, LearningExpress Library offers tools and resources to help you search for jobs, build workplace skills and prepare for career certification exams. You'll also find college and grad school admissions test prep, GED® test prep and much more.
KERA and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more.
Skillshare offers more than 22,000 classes on a myriad of topics including design, business, technology and more.
You can gain access to a world of education through Stanford Online, Stanford University’s online learning provider. This robust catalog of credit-bearing, professional, and free and open content is developed by Stanford faculty across the university, providing a variety of ways for you to expand your knowledge, advance your career, and enhance your life.
TexShare Databases are e-resources licensed for the exclusive use of Texas libraries and their patrons. Start with TexShare for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development.
UniversityWebinars.org is a collection of videos, speeches, lectures, seminars, webinars, online courses and presentations related to business, innovation, marketing, design thinking, education, and more. * Business * Leadership * Success * Education * Innovation * Design Thinking * Technology
Local History
Ancestry Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Ancestry Library Edition is available to Burleson Library cardholders at no charge and is for use at the library only. Please ask a reference librarian how to get started today.
HeritageQuest Online® resources is a comprehensive treasure —rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more. Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. With more than 4.4 billion records, it delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.
The Portal to Texas History is a gateway to rare, historical, and primary source materials from or about Texas. It includes Burleson's newspaper archives, with issues from the Burleson News, Burleson Dispatcher and Burleson Star. Dates range from 1926 to 2014 and all issues are keyword searchable.
TexShare Databases are e-resources licensed for the exclusive use of Texas libraries and their patrons. Start with TexShare for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development.
Newspapers and Magazines
The Portal to Texas History is a gateway to rare, historical, and primary source materials from or about Texas. It includes Burleson's newspaper archives, with issues from the Burleson News, Burleson Dispatcher and Burleson Star. Dates range from 1926 to 2014 and all issues are keyword searchable.
TexShare Databases are e-resources licensed for the exclusive use of Texas libraries and their patrons. Start with TexShare for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development.
Reading Recommendations
NoveList Plus is a database of book recommendations for library users. Our expertise and passion for books and reading means you'll always be able to find your next great read.
Reference and Research
Ancestry Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Ancestry Library Edition is available to Burleson Library cardholders at no charge and is for use at the library only. Please ask a reference librarian how to get started today.
Candid Learning helps you get the information you need to do good. Research nonprofits, find funding information and gain visibility to attract donors to your nonprofit organization.
The Credo Reference Complete Core Collection is the ultimate general reference resource for researchers at any level. Curated by subject-matter experts to address over 100 topics, the Complete Core Collection provides a launch pad for every lifelong learner.
Whether you are looking for grants for your church, non-profit organization, or school, or you are seeking grants to fund your education, we have some powerful resources to help you in the process. You can access Candid’s (candid.org) Foundation Directory Online at the Burleson Public Library. Burleson Public Library can also assist you with funding searches directly.
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. This resource is free to anyone in Texas without a library card, courtesy of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Gale.
HeritageQuest Online® resources is a comprehensive treasure —rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more. Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. With more than 4.4 billion records, it delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.
Legal Information Reference Center is an online database designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. It includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms.
The Portal to Texas History is a gateway to rare, historical, and primary source materials from or about Texas. It includes Burleson's newspaper archives, with issues from the Burleson News, Burleson Dispatcher and Burleson Star. Dates range from 1926 to 2014 and all issues are keyword searchable.
Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA), is the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. Used by entrepreneurs, businesses, students, job-seekers or anyone wanting access to information on tens of millions of businesses and hundreds of millions of consumers in an easy to search format. * Find jobs by job skills, location, and industry * Find business opportunities * Locate companies nationwide
Skillshare offers more than 22,000 classes on a myriad of topics including design, business, technology and more.
Get exclusive full text for many of the top consumer small business reference books. Small Business Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text reference books and full-text magazines. This database provides the everyday user with the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide range of small business topics, including: * Buying/selling a business * Managing employees * Writing a business plan
TexShare Databases are e-resources licensed for the exclusive use of Texas libraries and their patrons. Start with TexShare for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development.
Teaching and Education
Upskill in business analytics, health care, graphic design, management and more. * Discover your strengths with Alison's Workplace Personality Assessment * Find your perfect career. Explore 600+ career paths with related courses * Create a job-winning resumé with Alison’s Resumé Builder
Ask questions. Get help. Go beyond. Whether you’re stuck on a history question or a blocked by a geometry puzzle, there’s no question too tricky for Brainly.Our community of experts consists of students, schoolteachers, PhDs, and other geniuses just waiting to tackle your toughest questions.
Get that "ready for anything" feeling with more than 5,000 courses from world-class universities and companies. * Data Science * Business * Computer Science * Health * Social Sciences * Personal Development * Arts and Humanities * Physical Science and Engineering * Language Learning * Information Technology * Math and Logic
The Credo Reference Complete Core Collection is the ultimate general reference resource for researchers at any level. Curated by subject-matter experts to address over 100 topics, the Complete Core Collection provides a launch pad for every lifelong learner.
If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.
Free online courses by Harvard, MIT and more. Propel your career, get a degree, or expand your knowledge at any level. Popular subjects include: * Data Science * Computer Science * Math * Architecture * Education & Teacher Training * Business & Management * Engineering * Food & Nutrition * Law * Medicine
**Learn anything** Whether you want to develop as a professional or discover a new hobby, there's an online course for that. **Learn together** Join millions of people from around the world learning together. **Learn with experts** Meet educators from top universities and cultural institutions, who'll share their experience through videos, articles, quizzes and discussions.
From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCF Learn Free offers more than 300 topics, including more than 6,000 lessons, more than 2,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.
Take online courses from the world's leading universities, brands, and institutions in creative education. * Visual Arts * Creative Computing * Music Technology * Design & Fashion * Film & Videography
LearningExpress Library is an easy-to-use e-learning platform featuring online tutorials, practice tests and e-books to help you achieve your educational and professional goals. In addition to helping you improve your skills in reading, writing, math and basic science, LearningExpress Library offers tools and resources to help you search for jobs, build workplace skills and prepare for career certification exams. You'll also find college and grad school admissions test prep, GED® test prep and much more.
KERA and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more.
Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, offers free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests.
Skillshare offers more than 22,000 classes on a myriad of topics including design, business, technology and more.
You can gain access to a world of education through Stanford Online, Stanford University’s online learning provider. This robust catalog of credit-bearing, professional, and free and open content is developed by Stanford faculty across the university, providing a variety of ways for you to expand your knowledge, advance your career, and enhance your life.
TeachingBooks.net is an 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, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.
TexShare Databases are e-resources licensed for the exclusive use of Texas libraries and their patrons. Start with TexShare for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development.
UniversityWebinars.org is a collection of videos, speeches, lectures, seminars, webinars, online courses and presentations related to business, innovation, marketing, design thinking, education, and more. * Business * Leadership * Success * Education * Innovation * Design Thinking * Technology
eBooks and Audiobooks
Get exclusive full text for many of the top consumer small business reference books. Small Business Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text reference books and full-text magazines. This database provides the everyday user with the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide range of small business topics, including: * Buying/selling a business * Managing employees * Writing a business plan
TexShare Databases are e-resources licensed for the exclusive use of Texas libraries and their patrons. Start with TexShare for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development.