Online Resources

Brainfuse HelpNow

Brainfuse HelpNow website

Brainfuse HelpNow offers personalized homework help in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies) including SAT preparation. Students communicate with live, online tutors using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems. HelpNow also offers skills building and test preparation.

Brainfuse JobNow

Brainfuse JobNow website

Brainfuse JobNow offers personalized resume, interview, and job coaching help. Users can get live help on these topics, use the Resume Lab to receive expert feedback on resumes, get tips for interviews, and watch video lessons on a variety of career skills.

Atomic Training

atomic training website

A video-based how-to training resource, Atomic Training opens up unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 500 of today's most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs.

World Book Web

World Book Web website

World Book Web provides World Book Online For Kids, World Book Online Info Finder, World Book Online Reference Center, and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos. These online encyclopedia resources are useful for research and general information searches.

ChiltonLibrary

Gale Chilton Library website

ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.

DearReader.com Online Book Clubs

DearReader website

Join Rowlett Public Library’s Online Book Clubs and start receiving chapters from popular books in your daily email. Everyday, Monday through Friday, we’ll send you a portion of a book that takes only five minutes to read.

During the week, you’ll have a chance to read two or three chapters, enough to know if it’s a book you want to finish. You can read a wide variety of books, including: fiction, nonfiction, business, teen, romance and mystery novels.

The Online Book Clubs are a free service of the library. You don’t even need a library card!

Legal Forms

Gale Legal Forms

Gale Legal Forms database provides Texas legal forms of all kinds including divorce, bankruptcy, power of attorney, wills & estates, landlord tenant, name change, real estate, sample letters, incorporation, and many, many more. Other resources include links to federal and state tax forms, an attorney directory, legal definitions, Law Digest, and a legal Q & A.

TexShare Databases

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The TexShare Database Program provides a wealth of electronic database resources to over 700 public, academic, and libraries of clinical medicine throughout the state at a significant cost savings. These electronic databases are powerful research tools available 24 hours a day in the homes or offices of registered patrons of participating Texas libraries. They provide full-text articles from journals, newspapers, magazines, and many other sources. Entire books can even be read while on-line. Database topics include help for students, health information, business information, biography and genealogy, as well as literature and archival information. For information on how to log into the TexShare Databases, visit the Library, give us a call at 972-412-6161, or send us an email.  In order to use the TexShare Databases, you need to have a card with Rowlett Public Library or another participating Texas public library.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Directory of Open Access Journals

This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. Aiming to cover all subjects and languages, there are now 4682 journals in the directory. Currently, 1833 journals are searchable at article level.

Handbook of Texas

The Handbook of Texas Online website

An encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture comprising more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions. Provide concise, authoritative, and accessible articles that provide factual, nonpartisan accounts on virtually every aspect of Texas history and culture.

LibriVox

LibriVox website

LibriVox is an extensive collection of free audio books read by volunteers; their goal is to record every book in the public domain. Visit their catalog and download books you wish to listen to. Once you find a book you like, there are a few options to listen, including: downloading a a file of the entire book or subscribing to iTunes and accessing the book from there.

Project Gutenberg

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Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books allowing downloads of over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device. Over 100,000 free books are available through Project Gutenberg's partners, affiliates and resources. No registration fee is required. Books are free in the United States because their copyright has expired.

Ready Rosie

Ready Rosie website

Ready Rosie is an interactive early literacy website that provides parents with short videos showing daily activities they can model with children.  Videos are 1 to 2 minutes long, show activities for literacy, math, speech, letter and word recognition and are available in Spanish.  

AR BookFinder

AR Book Finder website

Now, anyone can search for AR books online for free! That means parents, guardians, and students can conduct book searches by author, readability level, point value, and topic.