Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)

Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA), is the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. Used by entrepreneurs, businesses, students, job-seekers or anyone wanting access to information on tens of millions of businesses and hundreds of millions of consumers in an easy to search format.

Candid Learning

Candid Learning is your new single destination for trainings, resources, and learning experiences to improve the way you do your work.

Candid’s live trainings, on-demand learning resources, and tools that were previously found on GrantSpace will now be a part of Candid Learning. Because Candid has learning tools for grantmakers and grantseekers, the site is designed to be a destination for both audiences, and includes pathways to content from GrantCraft and GlassPockets. Through sharing peer wisdom, case studies, and thought leadership, GlassPockets and GrantCraft offer learning experiences to improve philanthropic effectiveness. In the future, we’ll further integrate these sites into Candid Learning, aiming to bridge resources and conversations across both sides of the grantmaking table.


Skillshare is now available for checkout to adult cardholders of the Burleson Public Library. This online learning platform offers more than 22,000 classes on a myriad of topics including design, business, technology and more.

If you would like access, simply complete the online form and request to checkout Skillshare. We’ll verify your email address and send you an invitation at which time you’ll create a unique account that will give you access to the entire Skillshare library for the length of your checkout. Skillshare will save your account information and class progress between library checkouts, and you’ll still be able to use the account to access their catalog of free classes.  Checkouts will be rotated on a first-come, first-serve basis, but customers will have at least three weeks of access. If no account is available, you will be placed on the waiting list and notified when your checkout is available.

Visit Skillshare’s blog to learn more about classes.

Request access to Skillshare


Small Business Reference Center through the TexShare Databases

The Small Business Reference Center Supports small business owners and entrepreneurs with reference books including Nolo do-it-yourself guides as well as business videos, details on how to create business plans, and more. 

Click on, Login, and use the Resources A to Z tab to find the Small Business Reference Center. To use the Texas State Library databases,, you must have a Burleson library card. Please contact us at 817-426-9207 to request the password.

EBSCO Small Business reference Center logo link