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Doris Padgett Public Library

eShelf & Research

Use library tools and resources to discover new books and materials or do research online.

TexShare Databases Try these databases filled with magazine articles, encyclopedia entries, and other materials to help you discover more on any subject, from general interest to business, hobbies, and more. Please see your librarian for a username and password.
Click here for the Current list of core TexShare Databases.

Good Reads Interested in the latest news headlines? Looking for something new to read? We'll get you pointed in the right direction.

Selected Sites This collection of recommended Web sites will makes it easy to find good information on the Internet on a wide variety of topics. Browse or search.

Community Organizations Search our database of local community groups or add your own non-profit community organization (subject to staff approval).

NewsBank Dallas Metro Collection Search the archives of over a hundred local newspapers and news services, including the Dallas Morning News and Mesquite News, for obituaries, articles and more!  When prompted for your card number, enter "DPPL" (in all caps)followed by your card number (no spaces)for access.