Research and Education

Explore the research databases by clicking the icons below.

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This database is used for genealogy and family history research. It pulls from national public records and databases. 

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Provided through TexShare Databases. Requires TexShare password to sign in and separate account signup (for free) with for more in-depth searches and to save information. Contact the library to obtain the TexShare password.

Learning Library

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The Learning Library provides a collection of interactive tutorials, practice tests, articles, flashcards and e-books patrons can use to improve academic skills in reading, writing, math, and science and prepare for high-stakes exams.

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Requires account sign-up. 

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Using this resource, anyone can create and build legal forms using templates created by lawyers and legal experts. Legal Forms provides instructions and guidance so users can work through each form. It also provides a lawyer database and legal advice. LegalForms is great for DIY wills, court documents, and small businesses.

Login Info: 
Provided through TexShare Databases. TexShare password is required to log in. Contact the library to obtain the TexShare password.

LinkedIn Learning

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Learn relevant, in-demand skills on LinkedIn Learning for Library! With nearly 20,000 courses in 7 languages, LinkedIn Learning offers expert instructors with real-world experience. Here are just some of the courses you can find:

Leadership / Diversity & Inclusion / Project Management / Job Hunting / Computer Literacy / Cloud Computing / Python / DevOps / Data Science / Excel / Photography / Videography / Digital Marketing / 3D & Animation / CAD

Login Info:
To sign in, you will need your physical library card number and PIN (the last 4 digits of your library card number). Please note: LinkedIn Learning is only compatible with Little Elm Public Library physical library card accounts. (Digital-only library accounts do not have access).

Learn more about LinkedIn Learning with the "Getting Started Guide."

Miss Humblebee's

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Miss Humblebee’s Academy is an award-winning, online kindergarten-readiness solution for children ages three to six. The program lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning success, building strength in core subject areas: language and literacy, math, science and social studies, art and music, social and emotional learning, and fitness. The curriculum is based on standards from the U.S. Department of Education, Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, Common Core State Standards, and research from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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Provided through TexShare Databases. TexShare password required. Contact the Library to obtain the password. Requires patron to sign up for an account through Miss Humblebee’s Academy.

Rocket Languages

Rocket Languages Opens in new windowRocket Languages utilizes audio, flashcards, quizzes, and more! Programs for learning include Japanese, Chinese, Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Egyptian, Hindi, Korean, Sign Language, English as Second Language, Portuguese, Brazilian , and Russian. 

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Requires patron to sign up for an account. Must have a LEPL library card (card number required for signing up).

Texas Digital Newspaper Program

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The Texas Digital Newspaper Program is a great resource for those doing Texas-based family history/genealogy, or those just interested in Texas history. The Digital Newspapers Program is part of the larger Portal to Texas History program (also free and open to the public), hosted by the University of North Texas. Contains hundreds of thousands of photos, newspapers/papers, histories, etc.

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Provided by the University of North Texas Portal to Texas History. No login required. 

TexShare Database
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The TexShare Databases allow you to access over 27,000 journals, 171,000 ebooks, and 15 million images, videos, and interactive resources. To help you get started, we’ve selected some resources to help with general research. To see more resources, view our Most Popular page, or if you know what you’re looking for, choose from almost seventy resources listed in our A-Z list.

Login Info:
Contact the library to obtain the TexShare password. Some resources require separate account signup.

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Udemy includes courses and tutorial videos across many subjects, including business operations, cloud computing, cybersecurity, data science, IT operations, language learning, marketing, personal development, and project & product management.

Udemy also includes certification preparation. Preparing for certification can be a challenging process. Learn at your own pace and increase your chances of success. Explore learning content to help you prepare for your certification before taking the exam from a trusted third-party provider.

Login Info: 
Provided through TexShare Databases. Contact the library for the TexShare password. It also requires a patron to set up an Udemy account.