Research Center

Welcome to Reference Services, your access point to Online Research Tools, Proctoring, Business Research, Test Preparation 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.
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Try AtoZdatabases - Our New Business Information Resource

AtoZdatabases is a Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more. Use your Southlake Library card number to log in. Get the app.
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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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Why Choose Credo Source?

  • Access to 400+ top-tier reference titles appropriate for grades 7-12 with the Student Core Collection

  • Exploratory search features including 11,000+ Topic Pages and the Mind Map brainstorming tool

  • Dozens of high-quality instructional videos and tutorials covering a wide range of research topics including evaluating sources, plagiarism, and more

The Small Business Resource Center provides detailed "how-to" instructions for buying, running, managing, or selling a small business.