TexShare Training

Upcoming Face-to-face Workshops | Upcoming Webinars | Archived Webinars  |  Training In a Box

Vendor Contacts for Training

Vendor Training Contact Phone
AMDigital Ben Cartwright 312-445-6290
EBSCO Lisa Jones 800-653-2726  x2012
Gale LuAnn Harrison 800-877-4253
LearningExpress Shana Ashwood 800-295-9556  x6433 
ProQuest Arta Kabashi 940-999-0927
TexShare Russlene Waukechon 800-252-9386


Upcoming Face-to-face Workshops

Learn for Success: Navigating New ProQuest TexShare Collection

This 3 hour face to face course will cover the ProQuest Science and Technology database.  Come learn strategies on how to best navigate this database, and better prepare to serve your patrons. Whether you’re a public or academic librarian who wants to support STEM education goals, this session is for you. The training session will include several hands on activities to get you familiar with the resource types and the ProQuest platform. Come ready to learn and network with your colleagues in the area.

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3 TSLAC CE hours


New Resources and Features from EBSCO Databases

This workshop will provide a hands-on, interactive overview of two new resources from Ebsco:

1) LearningExpress Plus will be demonstrated.

2) Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of general and state-specific legal forms. Basic and advanced features of the LIRC will be demonstrated along with finding forms and specific publications. We will also take a look at new ways to search and limit within Explora, Small Business Reference Center, Small Engine Repair Reference Center and EBSCOhost. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover many ways to use these great resources.

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3 TSLAC CE hours


TeachingBooks.net Database Training

Bring books to life!
From videos filmed in authors’ studios, lesson plans, book trailers, and vocabulary lists get ready to access resources that will expand students reading experiences.

Learning Objective:  Attendees will discover online materials to engage and deepen connections to books read with their students.


  • Meet-the Author Resources: Movies, Book Readings, ANPs
  • Book Resource Pages: layout, features: lesson plans, book trailers, vocab.com, interviews, links
  • Author Specific Resources
  • Create custom reading lists to enhance programs and displays
  • Sharing Tools support Reader’s Advisory

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3 TSLAC CE hours

Archived Training Webinars

American Indian Histories & Cultures and American West Watch Here Adam Matthew
Using the Small Business Reference Center Watch Here! EBSCO
Health Resources -- New Year = New You! Watch Here! EBSCO
Homework Help and School Outreach-*New Way to Search using Explora Watch Here! EBSCO
Let’s Learn About EBSCO Administration Watch Here! EBSCO
Exploring Literary Reference Center Watch Here! EBSCO
EBSCOhost Searching Tips and New Features Watch Here! EBSCO
Searching Your Newspaper Collection Watch Here! EBSCO
Do it Yourself Home Improvement and Small Engine Repair Watch Here! EBSCO
Summer Craft Ideas with Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center Watch Here! EBSCO
Health Reference Center Academic for Up-to-Date
Information on Health-Related Topics
Watch Here! Gale
Gale Literature Resource Center Overview  Watch Here!  Gale
HeritageQuest Watch Here! TexShare
TopicSearch Watch Here! TexShare


TexShare Training in a Box

Basic Homework Help

All the elements an instructor needs to conduct a 3-hour class on using the TexShare Databases to help K-12 students with homework-related questions.

Instructor Guide (PDF 883K)

Participant Guide (PDF 903K)

Homework Help Lesson 1 - covers the search process
Homework Help Lesson 2 - covers common databases for homework
Assessment - practice questions
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Basic TexShare Reference

All the elements an instructor needs to conduct a 3-hour class on using the TexShare Databases for Basic Reference. This course is geared towards staff members with little knowledge of databases.

Instructor Guide (Word |PDF)

Participant Guide (Word |PDF)

Basic Reference Lesson 1 - covers the search process
Basic Reference Lesson 2 - covers common databases for reference
Assessment - practice questions
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