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Research Databases

The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

For in-house library use only. A ProQuest product, Ancestry Library Edition gives you access to over 5 million public records including census data and marriage records.

Gale Genealogy Connect includes the how-to of genealogy research in addition to the idiosyncrasies of genealogical research in specific subject areas. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced researcher looking for in-depth genealogy data this is the place to start your research.

Mango Languages is a language learning software that helps you learn a foreign language. Must use an email address to register and log in.

The TexShare consortium of databases is provided by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.TexShare is accessible within the Joe Barnhart Bee County Library. For at home or remote access please call or visit the library for the log-in.

Use these databases to find articles and books on topics from home improvement and crafts to critical essays and medical research. TexShare is accessible within the Joe Barnhart Bee County Library. For at home or remote access please call or visit the library for the log-in.

In-library use only. Provides access to statutes, case law materials, public records, and other legal resources. Library patrons wishing to access this database must complete an in-person reference interview with the Reference Librarian.

Print your legal forms! Texas-specific legal forms, case law, and self-help legal topics. For additional assistance be sure to register for a Texas State Law Library account at Remote Access No log-in/Texas Law Library Card.

World Cat Remote access. No password required. WorldCat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. For more info check our ILL policies.

The Portal is a gateway to Texas history materials. You may discover anything from an ancestor's picture in a college yearbook to a rare historical map. This link takes you directly to the Bee County Historical Commission’s holdings within the Portal to Texas History.

Online Encyclopedia Britannica provides timely, relevant, and trustworthy information and instructional products for homes, schools, universities, libraries, and workplaces around the world. Enjoy the benefits of the Encyclopedia Britannica online, on your smart device, tablet, or computer with any Internet connection! Always current and updated with the latest published edition.

Your driver education program contains the following state-specific information:
- 11 car practice tests
- 9 motorcycle practice tests
- 12 CDL (commercial driver’s license) practice tests
- 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
- A FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 DMV-related questions

Beeville Bee-Picayne and Beeville Bee newspaper digital collection

Available for research inside the library only.

Original microfilm for 1892-2004 for the Beeville Bee-Picayune and 1886-1928 for the Beeville Bee.

PDF with some searchable files available for Beeville Bee-Picayune from 2005-2016.

If you are unable to come to the library to perform your research please email or call 361.362.4901 to speak with the Reference Librarian about your research request. Please note that the first two (2) hours of research done by staff are free of charge and additional time will be assessed with a charge of $5 per ½ hour.


The Joe Barnhart Bee County Library subscribes to paper editions of the following newspapers. Newspapers may not be checked out.

Beeville Bee-Picayune
San Antonio Express News
USA Today
Wall Street Journal


The Joe Barnhart Bee County Library subscribes to paper editions of the following popular periodicals. Periodicals may not be checked out.

Action ComicsScientific America
Batman ComicsSouthern Living
Better Homes and GardensSports Illustrated
Consumer ReportsTime
Cooking LightTexas Highways
The EconomistTexas Monthly
The Family HandymanTexas Parks and Wildlife
Field & StreamTransworld Skating
Garden GateZootles
Good Housekeeping
National Geographic