Magazine article Texas Library Journal

State Library News

Magazine article Texas Library Journal

State Library News

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Announcing TexQuest: The K-12 Database Program

TLA and the library community worked hard last session to restore funding for K-12 database access. As a result of successful advocacy of that initiative, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission will begin making resources available this summer. Database licenses for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year began June 15, 2014, and Texas public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools can sign up for the program now at http://texquest.net/.

Working with a statewide groups of school librarians and other librarians and educators, the State Library will offer 15 databases and a collection of ebooks from Gale Cengage, including Student Resources in Context, which provides crosscurricular support for papers, projects and presentations; General OneFile, 24/7 access to a large collection of full-text periodicals; and National Geographic Kids, adventures in science, nature, cultures, archeology, and space. …

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