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For in-house library use only.  A ProQuest product, Ancesrty Library Edition gives you access to over 5 million public records including census data and marriage records. 
Ancestry Library Edition
 Gale Geneology Connect
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.
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Mango languages Language learning for the whole family.
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 researchTexShare 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.
TexShare Databases A Program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commision
Discovery Texas Search Less, Find More
Use the Library of Texas to search for books, articles, and other items in all libraries across Texas.  Items searched for in the Library of Texas may be requested through Inter Library Loan.

In-library use only.  Provides access to statues, 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.

Texas State Law Library Link
Print your legal forms HERE! 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.
Remote access.  No password required. WorldCat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.
World Cat
The Portal to Texas History Link 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.  
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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 2005-2011. 

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
Corpus Christi Caller Times
San Antonio Express News
USA Today
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal Weekend and WSJ Magazine

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

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
American Girl
Better Homes and Gardens
Consumer Reports
Consumer Buying Guide
Cooking Light
Disney Family Fun
The Economist
The Family Handyman
Farm & Ranch Living
Fine Gardening
Good Housekeeping
Instructor School Library
Motor Trend
National Geographic
National Geographic for Kids
Neil Sperry’s Gardens
P C World
People en Espanol
Popular Mechanics
Popular Photography
Ranger Rick
Reader’s Digest Large Print
Rolling Stone
The Rotarian
Scientific America
School Library
Shonen Jump
Southern Living
Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated for Kids
Texas Highways
Texas Monthly
Texas Parks and Wildlife
Transworld Skating
Web MD
Your Big Back Yard