Before you search the Internet, try these resources, which are only available from your library. These research tools may save you hours of time!
America's News - Find information on topics related to books and authors, business, education, health, government, jobs and careers, politics, STEM and more including newspapers, videos, images and web-only content featuring the Austin American-Statesman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram , USA Today and more.
Ancestry.com - Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more!
This resource is available only within the library.
Gale Resources - A list of databases produced by Gale. These databases include resources in Literature, Current Events, and Health as well as a virtual reference desk. To access these resources from home simply type in the number that appears below the barcode on your library card in log-in screen.
Job & Career Accelerator - A program designed to help you research possible careers, create your resume, connect you to nation-wide job boards, and help you organize and track the progress of your job search.
Language Learning Software - Use Mango Languages to learn a new language! Includes an application for learning English as a second language.
Learning Express - Once you have registered in the library, you can have free and unlimited access to more than 300 practice tests that will help you reach your school and career goals, including ACT, SAT, TASP, GED, ASVAB, and many more. You have access to instant online scoring by the computer and the ability to stop and restart the test at any time. The diagnostic score shows areas in which the test-taker needs more study, with recommendations on improving. A detailed explanation of the correct answers is given.
Mouse Around Mousercise - Learn to use a mouse
Texas Office of Public Insurance Counsel HMO Reports - This links to report created by the Texas Office of Public Insurance Counsel on the quality of HMO's in the state of Texas.
TexShare Databases- are funded by the Texas State Library and by TexShare member libraries. This large group of databases covers a wide variety of subjects and contains information that is useful to students of all ages as well as life-long learners. Full-text information from all types of periodicals, scholarly journals, biographies, encyclopedias, and other reliable sources can be found using this wonderful resource. It includes census records and 25,000 family and local history books from Heritage Quest.
You may gain access to this database from your home computer by asking at the library for the username and password authorized for Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library.
Touch Typing Lessons - Practice your typing skills.
More Touch Typing Lessons - Practice your typing skills.
TumbleBook - The TumbleBook Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), eBooks which may be viewed online, and Tumble Puzzles & Games. Visit the library information desk for login information.