Research & Literacy

Check out tons of newspapers on Newsbank
Read the Fort Worth Star Telegram
Read the Denton Record-Chronicle
Medline Plus
Mango Languages
TexShare Database
​Login to TexShare Databases for tons of information and research material!

  Texshare Database

A collection of useful online resources; login information available to all Decatur Public Library cardholders. Here’s a sample of what you’ll find:

Learning Express Library
--Computer training including Microsoft Office and Windows 10; test preparation and sample tests for SAT, ACT, GRE, etc.; Citizenship classes; Resume Writing
tutorial; much more.

Chilton Library: Helps users find specific procedures quickly and more. Auto repair manuals for thousands of makes and models are available digitally for routine maintenance or diagnostic information.


Gale: Health & Wellness Resource Center--Whether a lifestyle change, homework assignment, or passing interest, Health & Wellness Resource Center offers reliable health information, now, with user experience enhancements, collaboration tools, and mobile optimization..

Gale: Small Business Resource Center: There are 28 million small businesses in the U.S. and they account for 54 percent of all U.S. sales and 66 percent of all net new jobs over the last five decades, reports the Small Business Administration. When their owners are looking for resources, they often turn to their public library and are directed to best-in-class resources from Gale.

Heritage Quest
--Genealogy resource


Reference Solutions 

Find accurate and timely information on businesses, individuals, and job openings across the country. Search by address, zip code, region, type or size of business. Log in with your Decatur Public Library account number.


Legal Forms
This is a comprehensive collection of all Texas legal forms. A library card is required.   


Allows readers to search for over 1 billion books in over 10,000 libraries to locate a book in the library nearest them. 

The Decatur Public Library maintains a solid collection of current reference books in the Library, and librarians are available to assist you with your research needs.