Category Archives: databases

My 3rd- and 9th-graders are having trouble with their homework. I have tried to help them as much as I can, but they need more assistance. Does the library offer any type of afterschool tutoring?

Yes, we do! The Dallas Public Library is pleased to offer Homework Help through Brainfuse. Homework Help provides a unique blend of one-to-one homework help for students in grades K-12, as well as state-aligned skills building, test preparation, and writing … Continue reading

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I’m interested in finding articles that will help me with genealogy research. Can you suggest how to start?

The Genealogy Division houses hundreds of periodical titles, but locating specific articles can be tricky if you don’t know where to begin. Genealogy staff recommends starting with PERSI (the Periodical Source Index), an online database from HeritageQuest that allows you … Continue reading

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I am working on researching my family history. What are some services and resources that are available in the genealogy department?

Take a tour! – The Dallas Public Library is one of the most highly regarded genealogy research facilities in the country. The Genealogy Division houses an impressive collection of books, microfilm and microfiche. The department offers a walking tour highlighting the most important parts of our collection. The tour showcases our print and microfilm resources, military records, … Continue reading

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Does the library offer any programs about patent and trademark searching?

Patent and trademark files are searched for many different reasons.  You might wish to see if your idea has already been patented, or want a copy of the complete drawings and specifications of a particular patent or trademark.  Or you … Continue reading

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I’m in the planning phase for a small business I’m starting. I’m looking for demographic data to help me select a location, and to incorporate in the business plan I’m developing to present to potential investors. Does the library have access to a tool that can assist me?

The Dallas Public Library subscribes to DemographicsNow, a Gale database tool that can be used to generate detailed consumer, business and demographic reports down to the census tract block level, including the capability of comparing demographic characteristics of one geographic … Continue reading

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