Online Resources

The Nicholson Memorial Library System is pleased to offer library patrons home and office access to selected online resources and services. Most are subscription-only resources funded through the city or state. The information found on a database is usually of higher quality and typically cannot be found on the open web.

Click on the resource of your choice and, when prompted, enter your Nicholson Memorial Library System card number and PIN to get started. If you encounter any problems in accessing these resources, send an email or call your library at (972) 205-2500.

Online Resource Tutorials

The Garland Libraries offer video tutorials on how to use many of our online resources.  Learn how to use Value Line, Mango Languages, Testing and Education Reference Center, Chilton Auto Repair and many more. Also included are tutorials on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Gmail, Google Docs, Google DriveGoogle Forms, Google Photos, Google Sheets, Google Slides and Goodreads.

Popular subjects

We have grouped several resource together to make them easier to find:

Business and Legal ResourcesGenealogy & HistoryLiterary Criticism
Recursos en Español
Do it YourselfHealth Resources
Newspapers & Magazines 
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Academic Search Complete logoAcademic Search Complete

  • Largest collection of active full text peer-reviewed journals featuring content going as far back as 1887.
  • Homework Resources

Adult Learning Center logoAdult Learning Center

  • Live coaching to achieve your academic and career goals, available 7 days a week from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. for all Library card holders
  • Homework Resources, Online Tutoring

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  • Contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library dating back to 1970.
  • Health, Homework Resources

Alt_healthwatch logoAlternative Health Watch

  • Alt Health Watch provides in-depth coverage across subject areas covered by alternative medicine dating back to 1990, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals.
  • Health

AtoZ Databases LogoAtoZdatabases

Niche green arrow graphicAtoZdatabases Tutorial