Gaines County Library System

Web & Research Resources

Use library tools and resources to discover new books and materials or do research online.

  TexShare Databases Try these databases filled with magazine articles, encyclopedia entries, and other materials to help you discover more on any subject, from general interest to business, hobbies, and more. Please see your librarian for a username and password.

  Good Reads Interested in the latest news headlines? Looking for something new to read? We'll get you pointed in the right direction.

  Zip Code Lookup find a zip code fast. Use the Web for IRS Tax Products and Information.  Look up a word - find the definition. Look up a word - find the synonym. The artist's bluebook - the recognized site about American artists.

Business and Employment

  Texas Workforce Commission is charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas.

   DigitalLearn.Org If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher. Digital Learn has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

  Occupational Outlook Handbook  is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.

  Small Business Administration provides aid, counsel, and assistance to small business concerns.

  Texas Business Portal state government resources for business.

Consumer Resources Find your dream car: Search  multiple new and used car websites in one easy search.

  Edmunds Automobile Buyer Guide pricing, ratings and reviews for new and used cars.

  Kelley Blue Book has pricing, ratings and reviews for new and used cars.

  Fuel Economy Guide offers a printable, electronic version with updated fuel economy data for new and used vehicles dating back to 1984.

  Consumer Information Center timely, practical information about the Federal Government and everyday consumer issues.

  Consumer Product Safety Find out about recalls and the safety of consumer products.

   TEXAS Office of Public Insurance Counsel's Texas Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Reports. Comparing Texas HMOs in an annual HMO Report Card. The Guide to Texas HMO Quality compares HMO performance on quality of care measures.

  Medline Plus consumer health information from the National Institutes of Health.

  Thomas Register  Search ThomasNet to find manufacturers, distributors and service providers. Set up your own free account.