Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications Resources

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Academic Search Complete

Full-text articles in all subject areas from all types of magazines and newspapers including scholarly publications. *

American Physical Society Journals (In Library Use Only)

Journals from the American Physical Society include Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics, Physical Review, and Physics. Issues run from 1893 to present.

Dragonsource Qikan

Chinese language magazines database. Top 100 titles, includes issues from 1999-present. *

Explora: Adult Edition

Searches for content from numerous resources. Results cover a broad range of topics including arts, literature, science, biography, history and health.*


Digital editions of popular magazines, to read on your computer, laptop, or portable device.  Includes current and back issues. Sign in with your library card number then select your favorite titles or browse. *

Fuente Academica

Provides the full-text of Spanish language scholarly journals.  Ofrece articulos academicos completos.*

Gale Product Menu

Search all the databases supplied to Houston Public Library by Gale at once or browse resources by category. Includes ebooks, literary research, periodicals, primary sources, and business tools. Search for any term or phrase and find articles from thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers, documents, and ebooks along with videos, images and podcast content. (formerly called Gale PowerSearch) *

Humanities Full Text

Humanities Full Text provides full text, abstracts and indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities. This resource covers art, classical studies, philosophy, religion and more.*

Journals & Periodicals

Full Text Finder - listing of all journals, magazines and newspapers available in print or in full-text online in the Houston Public Library collection.*


Scholarly journal archive covering information in the arts, science, business, history, education and much more.*

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.* 

MasterFILE Complete

Offers a large collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. It provides full text periodicals covering an extensive range of subject areas.*

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids is a kid friendly version of the iconic magazine. This searchable database contains full issues of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009 to present (with a 3 month embargo). It also contains hundreds of National Geographic Kids books, videos, and images.*

National Geographic Magazine Archive

National Geographic magazine is an iconic magazine famous for its high quality photojournalism covering cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment. National Geographic Magazine Archive includes all issue of the magazine since its start in 1888 to the previous month's issue. Also included are National Geographic Kids and National Geographic Traveler magazines.*

Nexis Uni

Federal and State cases and legislation, patent info, US and International news, company information including corporate mergers/acquisitions and SEC filings. *A valid Houston Public Library card and PIN are required for remote access.

Play Index

Play Index covers classic and historical plays, along with the works of contemporary playwrights covering one-act plays, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues.*


Digital images of over 6000 newspapers and magazines from the U.S. and 55 countries around the world. The number of recent issues varies.  Remote users: Please select "Sign In" on the PressReader page or "Find Sponsored Access" then choose the "Library or Group" option and search for Houston. Choose Houston Public Library, then enter your library card number and PIN when prompted.

Primary Search

Articles from children's magazines and pamphlets; designed for the elementary school student.*

Referencia Latina

This full-text Spanish-language database covers a broad array of subjects from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines and health reports. Daily updates ensure availability of the most current articles from a dozen prominent newspapers and newswires from 8 Latin American countries.*

Serials Directory

Up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials.*


This current events database allows students and researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.*

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HathiTrust Digital Library

HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and access platform. HathiTrust provides long-term preservation and access services to digitized content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house member institution initiatives. Items in the public domain are in full-view for everyone and items held in copyright are searchable. The HathiTrust U.S. Federal Government Documents Program aims to expand and enhance digital access to U.S. federal publications, including those issued by GPO and other federal agencies.

Making of America

Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.