Research Center

Welcome to Reference Services, your access point to Online Research Tools, Proctoring, Business Research, Test Preparation, Craft Workshops, and more. If you have questions or do not see what you need, contact our Reference Librarian.

Reference Librarian - Maria Cameron 

Contact our Help Desk at (817) 748-8247. 

Online Research Tools

Research Databases are accessible from any computer connected to the Internet. Research scholarly sources for school papers, prepare for tests such as SAT, find home improvement and hobby guides, accelerate your career, find health resources and more. Call the Library's Help Desk at 817-748-8247 for login instructions.

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Worldbook Online is available to Southlake Library customers. Find the Early World of Learning, World Book Kids, World Book Discover, Info Finder, Reference Center, Dramatic Learning and a Spanish language encyclopedia. Call our Help Desk at 817-748-8247 for login instructions.
Online Research Library

Reference Solutions is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses and U.S. residents.  Reference Solutions makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

The Small Business Reference Center provides detailed "how-to" instructions for buying, running, managing, or selling a small business. Find it by title in Resources A-Z.


The Southlake Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library and offers free access to this family history tool. Build your family tree in FamilySearch, which works well in partnership with Ancestry. FamilySearch is available for use within the Library.

Family Search
Ancestry® combines billions of rich historical records, millions of family trees and samples from millions of people in the AncestryDNA® network. Use this tool to help build your family tree in FamilySearch or in your own preferred program.

This unique resources is available at the Southlake Library. Visit our reference desk to get started. Until December 31st, Southlake card holders may access the resource by logging into their account via the Southlake Library catalog. Library card number required, and password. Call the library if you need to reset your password. logo

Creativebug - Craft Classes & Workshops
Creativebug offers online video arts and craft workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.

Use your library card number to login. 

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The One-stop Platform for Preparing 
Students for College-level Research

Students today are asked to navigate a complex world of digital information, however many struggle to search effectively, evaluate sources, and communicate their findings. Source integrates our highly-acclaimed reference content with instructional videos and tutorials to provide research instruction in the classroom or at the point-of-need. Prepare students for the rigors of academia by building their confidence with the types of resources they will see in college, while also cultivating essential 21st-century skills.

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