Research Center - Library

Available at the Library and Remotely

These resources are available at the library and remotely from home, office or mobile device. Call the library at 972-547-7323 for login information for remote access.

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Education / Training



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Genealogy


  • Ancestry.com - Available only at McKinney Public Libraries. Resources for the family researcher, including U.S. Census, Social Security Death Index, and birth, marriage and death records
  • HeritageQuest Online - Billions of census records, family histories, military and bank records, and access to Periodical Source Index Archive. Available through TexShare; call the library at 972-547-7323 for login access.
  • Library Genealogy page
  • Newspapers.com - World Collection - Search historical newspapers (1700s–2000s) from across the United States and beyond. Explore newspaper articles and clippings for help with genealogy, history and other research.  Logon with your library card number.


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Reading Resources


  • Beanstack - Book recommendations and online reading logs for young readers
  • NextReads - Receive emailed newsletters of new titles by subject and annotated by librarians.
  • NoveList - Find books that match your reading style.
  • Salem Press Online - Online versions of books in literature, history, science and health


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Reference


  • Auto Repair Source - Service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
  • Credo Reference - Reference resource in all subject areas, including encyclopedias, videos, photographs and maps
  • Gale eBooks - Web-based eBooks on a variety of subjects
  • Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine - Full text of nursing and health journals.
  • ReferenceUSA - Information on 49 million U.S. businesses and 155 million residences. 
  • TexShare (Library of Texas) - Magazine and newspaper articles, homework help, books and literature databases, health, business and genealogical information. Call the library at 972-547-7323 for login access. 


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