e-Library

Access Rosenberg Library’s digital resources the same way you access our online library catalog!
Log in with your library card number. For your password, use your phone number, or the password you previously set up for yourself. If you experience any difficulties, call us at 409.763.8854, email us, or use the website’s “chat with a librarian” when available.

Rosenberg Library offers a wide array of database resources for children, teens, and adults. These resources are free for all library card holders. Don’t have a library card? Learn more here. Find an eBook, audiobook, or search our library from home! Complete your research project, read the New York Times, learn a new language and more with our Online Databases. The world awaits you!

E-BooksBusinessEducation (All Ages)Gale ResourcesHealthHistoryLegalLiteratureNews (Past & Present)ScienceSpanishStreaming

E-Books

Read books digitally from your computer or smartphone! Visitor favorites include Hoopla, Overdrive/Libby and AudioBookCloud.

OCLC WorldCat (TexShare)
OverDrive (Libby)

Business, Career, & Financial

Get career help, find solutions for your small business, or learn about investments with these resources.

Foundation Directory (In-library only)
Learning Express (Ebsco)
Morningstar Investment Research
Value Line Financial Investments

Education (All Ages)

Teachers, parents and students can find resources for all their studying needs, with resources available for all educational levels. Favorites for all ages include tutoring with Brainfuse, and language learning with Mango Languages.

Pre-K – Middle School
BookConnections.org
BookFLIX (Scholastic)
Brainfuse
Gale In Context: Elementary
Gale In Context: Middle School
Gale Interactive: Science
ImageQuest Britannica
Mango Languages
Miss Humblebee’s Academy (Gale/TexShare)
National Geographic Kids
Scholastic Go! (Scholastic)
ScienceFlix (Scholastic)
TeachingBooks.net
TumbleBook Library
TumbleBook Library for schools
World Book Online
High School – College
Brainfuse
Learning Express (Ebsco)
Mango Languages
TeachingBooks.net
Life Skills
Brainfuse
Learning Express (Ebsco)
Mango Languages
Teacher Reference Center (Ebsco)

Gale Resources

The Gale Excel Suite offers a wide variety of free resources including classes on various hobbies, automotive repair assistance, and an extensive selection of legal forms. Using your Rosenberg Library card, explore all that this Suite has to offer.

Chilton Auto Repair
Gale Academic OneFile
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship
Gale Databases
Gale In Context: College
Gale In Context: Elementary
Gale In Context: Environmental Studies
Gale In Context: High School
Gale In Context: Middle School
Gale Interactive: Science
Gale Literature Resource Center
Gale Literature: LitFinder
Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series
Gale Literature: Twayne’s Author Series
Gale OneFile: Agriculture
Gale OneFile: Business
Gale OneFile: Communications & Mass Media
Gale OneFile: Contemporary Women’s Issues
Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice
Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts
Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies
Gale OneFile: Economics & Theory
Gale OneFile: Educator’s Reference Complete
Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship
Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies & Policy
Gale OneFile: Fine Arts
Gale OneFile: Gardening & Horticulture
Gale OneFile: Gender Studies
Gale OneFile: High School Edition
Gale OneFile: Home Improvement
Gale OneFile: Hospitality & Tourism
Gale OneFile: Information Science
Gale OneFile: Informe Academico
Gale OneFile: Insurance & Liability
Gale OneFile: Leadership & Management
Gale OneFile: News
Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine
Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies
Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines
Gale OneFile: Psychology
Gale OneFile: Science
Gale OneFile: U.S. History
Gale PowerSearch
Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test & Career Prep
General OneFile
Health & Medicine
Health & Wellness Resource Center
InfoTrac Religion & Philosophy
Legal Forms
Military & Intelligence Database
National Geographic Kids
Nursing & Allied Health
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Science in Context
Texas Legal Forms

How to Use Udemy

Udemy is Rosenberg Library’s New Database for Online Courses

Udemy provides over 180,000 instructor-led courses in a variety of fields and interests including Personal Development, IT, Program Development, and Graphic Design. Learn how to play the guitar, program for Python, increase your Excel skills, learn about digital marketing – there is so much to choose from!

Quick Start

Step 1: Login to Udemy using your library card and PIN number. Your PIN number is most likely the last four digits of your library card.

Step 2: After logging into Udemy, you will be asked to register with a Google or Microsoft account. This step is required so that you can track your progress, receive instructor assistance, and download completion certificates. If you need help setting up a Google account, please see the instructions below.

Step 3: Search for classes by category or by using the search bar in Udemy.

Ready to try it? Click the button below.

Udemy

Don’t forget to bookmark Udemy in your browser for quick access.

How To Create a Google Account and link it to Udemy

Creating a Google Account:

  1. In your web browser navigate to “Create a Google Account”. Complete the form as required. It requires your first and last name. You can choose to create a new Google user ID or use the recommended ID, then you will need to create a password.

    Note: Google will notify you if the user ID you are entering has been used. In this case you will need to use another user ID.

  2. Click next. On the next page it will request a secondary email address and phone number. This is not required but having this information in your Google account helps recover your account if you forget your password. Google will ask your birthdate and your gender.
  3. The next page is titled “Privacy and Terms”. It explains how your information is used in Google and various legalities. YOU MUST AGREE TO THE PRIVACY POLICIES AND TERMS IN ORDER TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT.
  4. After clicking “Agree” you will be directed to your account home page. This is where you will find your account information and settings, along with access to the Google apps including Gmail.

Return to Udemy:

  1. On the Udemy homepage, after you have gained access using your library card number and PIN, click on the orange button that says “Sign In / Create a Udemy Account”. You will then be asked if you want to log in with Google or Microsoft. Click on “Sign in with Google”.
  2. After clicking this link you will arrive at a Google page showing your Google account. You must give Google permission to link your account with Udemy.

    Note: GALE CENGAGE is shown in the window. This is the company that owns Udemy.

  3. After selecting your Google account, the next page will tell you the importance of protecting your Google account. You must click “Allow” to complete the process of linking your Google and Udemy accounts.
  4. You will return to Udemy to complete linking the accounts.
  5. You will then be required to agree to Gale’s Terms of Use and the Cengage Privacy Policy.
  6. Click the box next to “I agree to the terms of use” and then scroll to your birth year.
  7. Finally, click on “Create My Udemy Account”.
  8. You now have a Google and a Udemy account. You will now be able to browse and enroll in the classes.
Enjoy!
Ask a Reference Librarian

By Chat

Can’t get in to the Library, but still need help from a librarian?
Live Chat with a Librarian – Hours of service: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
You can now “chat” with a librarian in real-time using our chat service by clicking the bubble below.

By Phone

Phone the Library at 409.763.8854 Ext. 115 any time during regular library hours: Monday, Friday – Saturday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; Tuesday – Thursday, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.

By Email

Send your reference questions via email to a reference librarian. Questions will be answered in the order in which they are received and as soon as possible (generally within three working days – Monday through Saturday). If we cannot quickly answer your question, we will let you know.

If you have a mail service set up on your computer or device, simply click the link above.

From Hotmail, Yahoo, or similar Internet email program, copy and paste the address Reference@Rosenberg-Library.org into your email message “To” line, and type “Reference Question” in the subject line.

Please include the following in your message:

  1. Your first name
  2. Your city and state of residence
  3. Your question

Health & Medicine

Explore the world of health, treatments and more with these medical resources and encyclopedias.

Medline Plus

History, Genealogy, & Anthropology

Find out more about moments in history, or explore your genealogy with these resources. Visitor favorites include the Portal to Texas History, African American Heritage, Galveston City Directories from 1859 – 1913, and Heritage Quest Online.

African American Hertiage (Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey)
Ancestry Library Edition (In-library only)
Archives Catalog (Galveston & Texas History Center Collections)
Black Freedom Struggle in the United States (Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey)
Black Life in America
FamilySearch.org
Fold3 Library Edition
HeritageHub
HeritageQuest (Proquest/Chadwyk – Healey)
Hispanic Life in America

Legal

Find legal documents and U.S. procedures with these resources.

Literature

Explore in depth, academic dives into poetry and literature with these resources.

20th Century American Poetry (Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey)
20th Century English Poetry (Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey)
TeachingBooks.net

News & Magazines

Read today’s news or find articles from 100 years ago with these resources.

Current
Galveston County Daily News (NewsBank)
Houston Chronicle (NewsBank)
NewsBank
Archives
El Paso Times Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Galveston County Daily News (NewsBank)
Houston Chronicle (NewsBank)
Life Magazine (1936 – 2000) (Ebsco)
Newspaper Archives
 
 

Newspapers.com Archive (ProQuest)
Newsweek Magazine Archive (1933 – 2012) (ProQuest)
Time Magazine (1923 – 2000) (Ebsco)

Science & Technology

Explore the sciences, ranging between agriculture, psychology and technology with these resources.

Computer Database
Gale Interactive: Science (Gale/TexShare)
ScienceFlix (Scholastic)
SciTech Collection (ProQuest)

Español / Spanish

Find resources specially designed for Spanish speakers here.

Enciclopedia World Book

Streaming

Watch movies, listen to music, and more on your desktop or smartphone! Visitor favorites include Hoopla and Kanopy.

Kanopy film streaming
ScienceFlix (Scholastic)

Alphabetical list

  • 20th Century American Poetry (Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey)
  • 20th Century English Poetry (Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey)
  • African American Hertiage (Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey)
  • American Prison Newspapers
  • Ancestry Library Edition (In-library only)
  • Archives Catalog (Galveston & Texas History Center Collections)
  • AudioBookCloud
  • Black Freedom Struggle in the United States (Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey)
  • Black Life in America
  • BookFLIX (Scholastic)
  • Brainfuse
  • Chilton Auto Repair (Gale/TexShare)
  • Computer Database
  • El Paso Times Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
  • Enciclopedia World Book
  • FamilySearch.org
  • Fold3 Library Edition
  • Foundation Directory (In-library only)
  • Gale Academic OneFile (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale Business: Entrepreneurship (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale Databases (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale In Context: College (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale In Context: Elementary (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale In Context: Environmental Studies (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale In Context: High School (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale In Context: Middle School (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale Interactive: Science (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale Literature Resource Center (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale Literature: LitFinder (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale Literature: Twayne’s Author Series (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Agriculture (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Business (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Communications & Mass Media (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Contemporary Women’s Issues (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Economics & Theory (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Educator’s Reference Complete (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies & Policy (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Fine Arts (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Gardening & Horticulture (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Gender Studies (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: High School Edition (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Home Improvement (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Hospitality & Tourism (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Information Science (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Informe Academico (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Insurance & Liability (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Leadership & Management (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: News (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Psychology (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: Science (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale OneFile: U.S. History (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale PowerSearch (Gale/TexShare)
  • Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test & Career Prep (Gale/TexShare)
  • General OneFile (Gale/TexShare)
  • Galveston County Daily News – Current
  • Galveston County Daily News – Historical
  • Health & Medicine (Gale/TexShare)
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center (Gale/TexShare)
  • HeritageHub
  • HeritageQuest (Proquest/Chadwyk – Healey)
  • Hispanic Life in America
  • Houston Chronicle (NewsBank)
  • InfoTrac Religion & Philosophy (Gale/TexShare)
  • JSTOR (In-library only)
  • Kanopy film streaming
  • Learning Express (Ebsco)
  • Legal Forms (Gale/TexShare)
  • Life Magazine (1936 – 2000) (Ebsco)
  • Mango Languages
  • Medline Plus
  • Military & Intelligence Database (Gale/TexShare)
  • Miss Humblebee’s Academy (Gale/TexShare)
  • Morningstar Investment Research
  • National Geographic Kids (Gale/TexShare)
  • NewsBank
  • Newspaper Archives
  • Newspapers.com Archive (ProQuest)
  • Newsweek Magazine Archive (1933 – 2012) (ProQuest)
  • Nursing & Allied Health (Gale/TexShare)
  • OCLC WorldCat (TexShare)
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale/TexShare)
  • OverDrive (Libby)
  • Scholastic Go! (Scholastic)
  • Science in Context (Gale/TexShare)
  • ScienceFlix (Scholastic)
  • SciTech Collection (ProQuest)
  • Student Activism
  • TeachingBooks.net
  • Texas Digital Library
  • Texas Legal Forms (Gale/TexShare)
  • Time Magazine (1923 – 2000) (Ebsco)
  • TumbleBook Library
  • TumbleBook Library for schools
  • Udemy (Gale/TexShare)
  • Value Line Financial Investments
  • World Book Online

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