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This guide will help you discover all the amazing databases we offer, as well as our digital downloads of ebooks and audiobooks.

Instructions on How to Use the Digital Resources

Some databases require you to authenticate your library account before you can use them. Just click on the graphic of any database you're interested in. It will either take you directly to the database or to our catalog. Once on the catalog page, log on with your card number and your last name (use your password if you have set one) and then scroll down to click on the database you're interested in using. You can also see our complete list of the library's databases, along with a description of each.

Browse Our Gale Resources

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Match your reading interests with Gale Books and Authors, and find fun ways to browse, discover read-alikes, read reviews and award winners. Answer the age-old question, "What do I read next?"


                                                                                                                                                      A comprehensive business resource for the undergraduate researcher seeking company news, the public library patron making personal investment decisions, or the high school student looking to major in business administration, Gale OneFile: Business provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.


                                                                                                                                              Compare global economies, countries, and industries with in-depth analysis on over 400,000 companies with Business Insights: Global.


                                                                                                                                                        Gale Literature: Contemporary Authors offers your students and patrons continuous access to current biographical and bibliographical data on more than 120,000 modern authors. Each entry contains the most complete and up-to-date entry, accessible through an easy-to-use interface with a variety of search paths to help you locate the information you need quickly and efficiently. You can easily search for an author by name, title of work, subject/genre, nationality, date and place of birth, honors, awards and much more.


                                                                                                                                                       This database offers comprehensive coverage of issues that influence women’s lives across the globe. Gale OneFile: Contemporary Women's Issues provides access to current full text and pertinent backfile content covering topics including civil rights, health, education, professional development, and entrepreneurship.


                                                                                                                                                  Gain insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy. Educator's Reference Complete is best for educators, administrators, and education students.


                                                                                                                                                 Ideal for business schools and entrepreneurs, Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship is updated daily and provides insights, tips, strategies, and success stories. Users find more than 500 subject-appropriate, active, full-text periodicals, including: Beverage Industry, Black Enterprise, Economist, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, HR Magazine, Real Estate Weekly, Restaurant Business, Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, and more.


                                                                                                                                                From climate change to automobile emissions, today’s environmental issues determine the destiny of tomorrow’s world. Gale In Context: Environmental Studies provides users with comprehensive information, empowering learners to critically analyze and understand important topics that affect people around the world. Explore topics and events within Earth systems, global change, pollution, populations, and more.


                                                                                                                                                   Our largest general-interest periodical resource, General OneFile allows researchers to find the information they want quickly. With intuitive searching that mirrors Internet searches, users can easily tap into sources that are guaranteed for quality.


                                                                                                                                                  Gale Health and Wellness offers 24/7 access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.


                                                                                                                                                   Gale OneFile: Informe Académico meets the research needs of Spanish-speaking users with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America. Informe Académico provides quality reference material—not simply translations of English-language materials—on a powerful, easy-to-use interface configured for Spanish-speaking users, allowing researchers to analyze topics and conduct research in Spanish.


                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ideal for students, law school faculty, and legal researchers, Gale OneFile: LegalTrac provides indexing for more than 1,200 major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty publications, Bar Association journals, and international legal journals, including more than 200 titles in full text.


                                                                                                                                                   Access literary works and authors throughout history, including full-text poems, plays, short stories, speeches, and more with LitFinder


                                                                                                                                                   This innovative full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. Gale OneFile: News provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.


                                                                                                                                                    An essential and versatile resource for nurses, Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health provides access to authoritative content including full-text titles cited in CINAHL supporting specialized care, treatment, and patient management. Updated daily, this resource will help nursing professionals already working in the field, as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.


                                                                                                                                                                                                           Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and more with Udemy. Includes 6,000+ on-demand video courses in multiple languages.


New Digital Resources

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Biblioboard is a free database that allows users to enjoy E-Read Texas's free digital books, videos and more. Additionally, the library has added several curated collections of digitized items from our Dietert Historical Archives. People from all over the world can find out more about Boerne's colorful history! You can also download the Biblioboard app for your mobile device. 

Newspaper ARCHIVE is the world's best resource for historical and genealogical information. Our unique archive spans more than 400 years of family history, small-town events, world news and more. You must have a library account in order to use this. Just visit our catalog page and scroll down to the list of databases. 

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books that teach young children the joys of reading. This resource is available only to patrons. You can access it by visiting our catalog page and scrolling down to the list of databases. You can also download the free mobile app to enjoy a fun book on the go! 

Digital Downloads

Link to CloudLibrary

We strongly recommend you download the CloudLibrary app to your mobile device. Once you do, you can just find our library and then log in with your card number and last name (or password).

Link to OverDrive

We strongly recommend you download the Libby app to your mobile device. Once you do, you can just find our library and then log in with your card number and last name (or password). Libby is the app that accesses our OverDrive collection. 


Digital How-To Videos

Electronic Databases


Link To TexShare Databases

TexShare Databases are free resources available to every library patron in Texas. You can access articles from dozens of magazines, you can do family history research, find information about business and industry, and you can do research on health and medicine, and books and literature. This outstanding resource is provided, in part, by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. 


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This comprehensive video database, powerered by Infobase Learning, provides 40,000+ free, easily accessible, meaningful video content for students; seniors; children; parents; travelers; cooks; history buffs; animal lovers; DIYers; job seekers; entrepreneurs; science enthusiasts; dance, music, and theater lovers; artists; homeschoolers; cord cutters; learners of all ages; and many others! 

Graphic of Access Video Just for Kids

Once you click on the Infobase Learning link in our catalog, you can choose from the entire catalog of videos, or you can click on the link to the "Just for Kids" Streaming Collection includes fun and informative video and audio titles on topics including music and arts, animals, sports and hobbies, math and science, history, reading, and much more—plus interactive educational games. 

Link to Mango Languages

Learn new languages and meet new cultures from near and far. More than 70 languages are included from Spanish and French to Azerbaijani, English, and even Pirate. 


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Need help with homework? The Patrick Heath Public Library provides free online homework help through Tutoring is available in all core K-12 subjects – math, science, English, social studies and writing, including AP level assistance. Between the hours of noon to midnight students can connect to a live tutor from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection. is provided free of charge thanks to funding provided by the Boerne Public Library Foundation. 


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Discover the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of food and food culture for 174 countries. This proprietary database includes 884 food culture articles, 6,500 traditional recipes, 650 ingredient articles, historical timelines, glossaries, and 2,000 food quotes. Deliciously illustrated with 14,000 photos. If you are outside the library, click on the World Food graphic here, and it will take you to our catalog. Scroll to our databases and click on the A to Z World Food link. 

Link to Genealogy Bank

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 to today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. This database includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900s, and original obituary images. You have access 24/7. 

Link to San Antonio Express News

The San Antonio Express News Database provides more than 20 years of archived articles, text only. It's an outstanding resource for obituaries. If you are outside the library, click on the San Antonio Express News graphic here, and it will take you to our catalog. Just sign in with your library card and last name and then under Databases, click on Genealogy Bank. If you are in the library click San Antonio Express News

The "What's Next™: Books in Series Database" of Kent District Library in Comstock Park, MI helps you search series fiction. A series is two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits. What's Next is free to anyone with or without a library card.