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Featured Resources

Ancestry Library Edition
Brainfuse HelpNow
cloudLibrary
Foundation Directory Online
hoopla
Libby
Novelist Plus
Portal to Texas History
Reference Solutions
Skillshare
TexShare

Resources by Category

Arts and Music
Get that "ready for anything" feeling with more than 5,000 courses from world-class universities and companies. Courses in art, music, business, computer science, physical science, information technology, language learning and more.
Learn anything. Whether you want to develop as a professional or discover a new hobby, there's an online course for that. Meet educators from top universities and cultural institutions, who'll share their experience through videos, articles, quizzes and discussions. Courses in photography & visual arts, design, digital media, fashion, music, business, management, IT and computer science, teaching, language learning and more.
Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen. hoopla syncs across all your devices, so you can stream titles immediately or whenever you're in the mood. Most titles can also be downloaded to your phone or tablet.
Take online courses from the world's leading universities, brands, and institutions in creative education. Courses in visual arts, creative computing, music technology, design & fashion, film & videography and more.
KERA and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives and lesson plans. Subject include dance, music, theater, visual arts, world languages and more.
Skillshare offers more than 22,000 classes on a myriad of topics including animation, creative writing, film & video, fine art, illustration, music, photography, web development, business analytics, leadership, management, marketing and more.
Genealogy
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.
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, Texas history or job and career development.
Grants
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.
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.
Homeschooling
Brainfuse HelpNow is a unique tutoring, homework help, and studying suite designed to assist users of all ages succeed. Live tutoring, homework help, resume assistance and more.
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 and lesson plans. Subject include dance, music, theater, visual arts, world languages 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, Texas history or job and career development.
Homework Help
Brainfuse HelpNow is a unique tutoring, homework help, and studying suite designed to assist users of all ages succeed. Live tutoring, homework help, resume assistance and more.
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.
Job and Careers
Learn business analytics, health care, graphic design, management and more. Discover your strengths with Alison's Workplace Personality Assessment. Find your perfect career by exploring 600+ career paths with related courses. Create a job-winning resumé with Alison’s Resumé Builder.
Brainfuse HelpNow is a unique tutoring, homework help, and studying suite designed to assist users of all ages succeed. Live tutoring, homework help, resume assistance and more.
Get that "ready for anything" feeling with more than 5,000 courses from world-class universities and companies. Courses in art, music, business, computer science, physical science, information technology, language learning and more.
Free online courses by Harvard, MIT and more. Propel your career, get a degree, or expand your knowledge at any level. Popular subjects include computer science, education, business, management and more.
Learn anything. Whether you want to develop as a professional or discover a new hobby, there's an online course for that. Meet educators from top universities and cultural institutions, who'll share their experience through videos, articles, quizzes and discussions. Courses in photography & visual arts, design, digital media, fashion, music, business, management, IT and computer science, teaching, language learning and more.
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. Subjects include Microsoft Office, computer skills, internet skills, resume writing, cover letters, job searching, business communication and more.
Finding a job can be a complicated process. LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator provides an easy-to-use search tool with everything you 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. Courses in visual arts, creative computing, music technology, design & fashion, film & videography and more.
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. The service includes car practice tests, motorcycle practice tests, CDL (commercial driver’s license) practice tests and online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL).
Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA), is the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. Build robust marketing plans, learn about your competition, search career opportunities and research potential business areas.
Skillshare offers more than 22,000 classes on a myriad of topics including animation, creative writing, film & video, fine art, illustration, music, photography, web development, business analytics, leadership, management, marketing and more.
Small Business Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text small business reference books and magazines. Covers a wide range of small business topics, including buying/selling a business, managing employees, writing a business plan 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, Texas history 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. Subjects include business, leadership, success, education, innovation, design thinking and technology.
Language Learning
Get that "ready for anything" feeling with more than 5,000 courses from world-class universities and companies. Courses in art, music, business, computer science, physical science, information technology, language learning and more.
The world’s #1 way to learn a language. Learning with Duolingo is fun, and research shows that it works! With quick, bite-sized lessons, you’ll earn points and unlock new levels while gaining real-world communication skills.
Learn anything. Whether you want to develop as a professional or discover a new hobby, there's an online course for that. Meet educators from top universities and cultural institutions, who'll share their experience through videos, articles, quizzes and discussions. Courses in photography & visual arts, design, digital media, fashion, music, business, management, IT and computer science, teaching, language learning and more.
KERA and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives and lesson plans. Subject include dance, music, theater, visual arts, world languages and more.
Legal
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.
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.
Local History
The goal of Operation Remember is to archive the personal histories of Burleson’s veterans and present their stories in a way that encourages every generation to learn more about our veterans’ contributions to our country and our community.
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.
Newspapers and Magazines
Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen. hoopla syncs across all your devices, so you can stream titles immediately or whenever you're in the mood. Most titles can also be downloaded to your phone or tablet.
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, Texas history 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
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.
Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA), is the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. Build robust marketing plans, learn about your competition, search career opportunities and research potential business areas.
Small Business Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text small business reference books and magazines. Covers a wide range of small business topics, including buying/selling a business, managing employees, writing a business plan 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, Texas history or job and career development.
Teaching and Education
Learn business analytics, health care, graphic design, management and more. Discover your strengths with Alison's Workplace Personality Assessment. Find your perfect career by exploring 600+ career paths with related courses. Create a job-winning resumé with Alison’s Resumé Builder.
Brainfuse HelpNow is a unique tutoring, homework help, and studying suite designed to assist users of all ages succeed. Live tutoring, homework help, resume assistance and more.
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.
Get that "ready for anything" feeling with more than 5,000 courses from world-class universities and companies. Courses in art, music, business, computer science, physical science, information technology, language learning and more.
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.
The world’s #1 way to learn a language. Learning with Duolingo is fun, and research shows that it works! With quick, bite-sized lessons, you’ll earn points and unlock new levels while gaining real-world communication skills.
Free online courses by Harvard, MIT and more. Propel your career, get a degree, or expand your knowledge at any level. Popular subjects include computer science, education, business, management and more.
Learn anything. Whether you want to develop as a professional or discover a new hobby, there's an online course for that. Meet educators from top universities and cultural institutions, who'll share their experience through videos, articles, quizzes and discussions. Courses in photography & visual arts, design, digital media, fashion, music, business, management, IT and computer science, teaching, language learning and more.
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. Subjects include Microsoft Office, computer skills, internet skills, resume writing, cover letters, job searching, business communication and more.
Take online courses from the world's leading universities, brands, and institutions in creative education. Courses in visual arts, creative computing, music technology, design & fashion, film & videography and more.
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 and lesson plans. Subject include dance, music, theater, visual arts, world languages and more.
Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, offers free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests. The service includes car practice tests, motorcycle practice tests, CDL (commercial driver’s license) practice tests and online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL).
Skillshare offers more than 22,000 classes on a myriad of topics including animation, creative writing, film & video, fine art, illustration, music, photography, web development, business analytics, leadership, management, marketing 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.
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, Texas history 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. Subjects include business, leadership, success, education, innovation, design thinking and technology.
Video Streaming
Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen. hoopla syncs across all your devices, so you can stream titles immediately or whenever you're in the mood. Most titles can also be downloaded to your phone or tablet.
eBooks and Audiobooks
cloudLibrary makes it easy to discover the content you want to read. Whether on the web, a tablet, your mobile device, or your library's discovery terminal you can browse digital shelves curated by your library or filtering by genres that interest you.
Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen. hoopla syncs across all your devices, so you can stream titles immediately or whenever you're in the mood. Most titles can also be downloaded to your phone or tablet.
Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more for free! Libby is the newer library reading app by OverDrive, loved by millions of readers worldwide.
Small Business Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text small business reference books and magazines. Covers a wide range of small business topics, including buying/selling a business, managing employees, writing a business plan 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, Texas history or job and career development.