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New TexShare Resources Available

2016 August 16
by Danielle Plumer

TexShare Databases

TexShare participating libraries now have access to a number of NEW resources! Be sure to check them all out by visiting your local library.

The new TexShare resources are:

 

 

Pronunciator logo Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn to speak, read, and write any of 80 languages. Includes live tutors, feature films, music with lyrics, pronunciation analysis, quizzes, and more! Also features ESL for 50 non-English languages, plus free apps for Android, Apple, and Kindle Fire devices. A Spanish-language interface is available.
ProCitizen logo ProCitizen from Pronunciator is an online course to prepare New Americans for the civics, reading, and writing parts of the USCIS Naturalization Test. Includes 100 instructional videos in both English and Spanish. A Spanish-language interface is available.
Gale Science in Context logo Gale Science in Context provides contextual information on hundreds of science topics. By integrating authoritative reference content with headlines and videos, it draws students into the subject matter, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity. Available to all TexShare and TexQuest participating libraries.
TeachingBooks.net logo TeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use online resource that provides multimedia content to complement children’s and young adult books. Resources include audio book readings, book discussion guides, lesson plans, and more, for over 40,000 children’s and young adult books in English and Spanish. Available to all TexShare and TexQuest participating libraries.
LearningExpress Library logo LearningExpress Library now includes more than 200 additional resources and two enhanced learning centers: College Center Plus and Career Center Plus. Added content includes new developmental math, biology, chemistry, CLEP, and DSST practice tests, and workplace soft skills tutorials for Attitude and Teamwork, Email Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette, Time Management, and Verbal Communication at Work.
Gale LegalForms logo A comprehensive resource of legal documents, continuously updated to reflect the latest state laws. Features include personalized forms, comprehensive descriptions of each form and its use, legal questions and answer from attorneys, and state-specific legal information.
EBSCO Legal Information Reference Center logo EBSCO’s Legal Information Reference Center provides online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, hundreds of publications, and thousands of multi-state forms to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. Includes 530 Texas-specific forms and 60 forms with Spanish content.
ProQuest SciTech Collection logo The ProQuest SciTech Collection database contains articles from more than 820 leading full-text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 1,750 journals. Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, marine sciences and materials science.
ProQuest ebrary logo ebrary from ProQuest includes over 100,000 ebooks in two collections. e-Libro Premium includes over 70,000 Spanish-language ebook titles from more than 500 publishers. Books for the collection are selected for both research and instructional value from leading commercial, academic and university press publishers from Spain and all countries in Latin America. The Science and Technology Ebook Subscription offers more than 28,000 English-language ebooks spanning coverage in all science and technology topics with exceptional strength in computers and IT, engineering, life and physical sciences, and math.

The TexShare Databases also include a variety of other content, such as HeritageQuest for genealogy, Do-It-Yourself Reference Centers for Hobbies and Crafts, Home Improvement, and Small Engine Repair, and health resources from EBSCO and Gale. Questions about TexShare resources can be addressed to texshare@tsl.texas.gov.

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