Research & Learn

Using a computerThese online databases allow you to research your family genealogy, learn a new language, increase your business through consumer research, and more. We have great resources for students and learners of all ages, like GED and college admission test prep. How can you access these great resources? Click on a database title below to get started.

Why search a database instead of the Web?

Obtain their information from experts and professionals
Written by any person with or without expertise
Feature only works or documents that have been checked for accuracy and reliability
Not usually checked for accuracy or reliability by professionals or experts
Updated regularly 
Updates may vary
Help students and learners narrow or broaden their research topic or scope— includes suggested lists of similar topics
Not designed to facilitate research
Offers citations or creates citations needed for academic or scholarly writing
Does not always offer information to complete citations

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Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Unlock the story of you with genealogy sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. Ancestry Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today. 

What you’ll need: This resource is only available inside the library on library computers.

Homework Help with HelpNow by Brainfuse

HelpNow from Brainfuse

HelpNow from Brainfuse gives NRH Library patrons access to live academic tutoring, writing help, and test prep for a variety of subject areas. Tutors guide students through homework challenges and help them develop the necessary skills to complete assignments on their own through an online classroom.

What you'll need: Create a personal login and password.

Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library is an e-learning resource that provides test prep for GED equivalency, citizenship, career certification exams, college admissions, and more. It also includes learning modules for academic skills improvement and adult learning. Help is available in both English and Spanish.

What you’ll need: Create a personal login and password.

Pronunciator Language Learning


Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn over 90 different languages with personalized courses which include: study guides, audio lessons, video phrases, movies, music, and more.  

What you’ll need: Create a personal login and password.

Reference USA Research


A leading provider in business and consumer research that offers high-quality information for researchers of all kinds. ReferenceUSA helps create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people.

What you’ll need: An active NRH Library card number.

TexShare DatabasesTexShare Databases

TexShare Databases provides access to over 27,000 journals, 171,000 ebooks, and 15 million images, videos, and interactive resources. TexShare Databases include the Chilton Library of automotive repair resources, HeritageQuest, Texas Legal Forms Library, and more.

What you’ll need: Please contact the Adult Services department at 817-427-6814 for the required password.