Library Information


Come by the library to pick up usernames and passwords to access Taft/Communications Arts databases from home, or access them from your SFiles - templates - library folder anytime.


Reference sources for American history,  American government, world geography,  & world history ancient and modern


Bridges Career Database
Information on colleges and careers
[Click on the "Site ID" tab to login]

 Discovery Streaming

Discovery Streaming
Educational videos (can be inserted into Power Point presentations)



Current journals, newspapers, and magazines across many subject areas
Includes reference sources in History and Science Reference Centers
(Periodicals updated daily)

 Follett Shelf


Access Follett eBooks


Gale Research Databases
Multiple subject areas: reference books, current journals & magazines, literature
(Periodicals updated daily)



Screened websites



News articles covering topics in government, politics, social issues, culture, literature, discoveries, inventions and more from hundreds of primary sources


Northside Digital Library

Download eBooks, audiobooks, music, and videos to any computer or mobile device. Instructions for downloading can be found in the library or in sFiles>templates>library

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Northside Library Catalog

Search books and eBooks from any Northside library. Request to borrow from other schools through interlibrary loan (ask librarian for more details)

 Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints
Sources that present support for both sides of many controversial issues


Includes ProQuest, CultureGrams, Issues Researcher and SIRS.
*Select SIRS Knowledge Source for pro/con articles on controversial issues


Royalty free music for school projects

 World Book

World Book Encyclopedia
Primary and secondary source documents on many topics

 World Book Spanish

World Book Spanish - EnciclopediaEstudiantilHallazgos
World Book Encyclopedia content in Spanish

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Virginia Bigler, Librarian


E-mail Ms. Bigler

Kathleen McLaughlin

Library Assistant


Taft Library Mission Statement: In support of the mission of Northside ISD and the Department of Library Services, the Taft library provides support and leadership for Taft teachers and students. In the Taft library, the student comes first, and all programs and activities encourage and support the growth, development, and enrichment of our students through their direct involvement in research, reading, and the effective use of technology.