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Online Databases
America's News/Newsbank
The library’s subscription allows DeSoto Library patrons to search current and archived local, state, and national articles on issues, events, business, education, government, and more from sources such as the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and USA Today. Also includes Access Business News, Hot Topics, and Current Events. To use the database outside the library, you must have a valid DeSoto Public Library card with you to log onto the database.

College Source 
The library’s subscription allows DeSoto Library patrons unlimited access to a collection of more than 27,000 college catalogs in full cover-to-cover original page format, including 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional, and international schools.  To use the database from home or work, the username is: desoto, and the password: the first 5 digits of your valid DeSoto Public Library card.

Global Road Warrior 
The library’s subscription allows DeSoto Library patrons unlimited access to a database of world information, including country facts, climate, society and culture, business culture, and much more! To use the database from home or work, type in the 14 digit number on the back of your DeSoto Library card.

Journey Back In Time 
The Journey Back In Time Database covers scanned images, newspapers, & documents recording American history. You must have your 14-digit library card number to login.

Learn-A-Test 
The library’s subscription allows DeSoto Library patrons unlimited access to a database of practice tests based on the official exams.  Some of the practice exams include: GED, ASVAB, SAT, ACT, PSAT, TAKS for some grades, police officer entrance exams, firefighter entrance exams, and real estate license exams.  To set up an account from home or work, click on "New User," and use the 14 digit number on the back of your DeSoto Library card as the username. Choose a password. Once the account is set up, you can login as a "Returning User."
 
Medline Plus Database
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, this database includes information on health topics such as: Drugs and Supplements, Medical Encyclopedias, Medical Dictionaries, Current Headline Information, and Links to Other Resources.   

Reference USA 
The library’s subscription allows DeSoto Library patrons unlimited access to a database of 12 million U.S. businesses and 115 million U.S. residents. Patrons can use the database for conducting job searches, finding sales leads, tracking down addresses and phone numbers, and locating out-of-town companies. To use the database from home or work, type in the 14 digit number on the back of your DeSoto Library card.

Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience 
The library’s subscription allows DeSoto Library patrons unlimited access to a database detailing the African experience throughout the Americas. The database includes essays, research topics, and timelines, and the ability to search for pictures and film clips.  Please call the Reference Desk at 972.230.9661 during regular business hours for login and password information. 

TexShare or Texas State Library Databases
Through the Texas State Library, DeSoto library patrons have unlimited access to online encyclopedias and full text access to professional and academic journals, newspapers, and magazines through more than 50 reputable databases. These databases provide accurate, authoritative, and commercial-free resources.  The login and password formerly on the website is no longer valid. To use the databases from home or work, please call the Reference Desk at 972.230.9661 during regular business hours for the new login and password. 

Mango Foreign Language Learning
Mango is an online language-learning database that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian, and more. To use the database, type in the 14 digit number on the back of your DeSoto Public Library card.