TexShare: New Database List for 2013-2014

In the Spring of 2012 the Texas State Library and Archives Commission released a Request for Offer (RFO) to determine the core TexShare databases for subscriptions starting July 1, 2013.

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission procures electronic resources using the competitive bidding process. Following Texas state procurement guidelines information can be only be released once a contract with a vendor is signed. All negotiations and contracts have concluded from the RFO process.

WorldCat, which was not part of the bid process remains part of the TexShare core menu.

ProQuest content (which includes Heritage Quest, Texas Digital Sanborn Maps, 20th Century American Poetry, and 20th Century English Poetry) was not bid in this RFO. A separate RFO for genealogy content will be issued in the early part of 2013.

The following vendors and their products were selected through the competitive bid process for inclusion in the TexShare Database Program:

From Learning Express:

LearningExpress Library together with Job & Career Accelerator and Computer Skills

From Gale:

Health Reference Center Academic
Literature Resource Center
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Contemporary Authors
Contemporary Literary Criticism
Scribner Writer Series
Twayne’s Author Series

Please note: InfoTrac Newsstand was not renewed


Academic Search Complete
Alt HealthWatch
Bibliography of Native North Americans
Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson)*NEW*
Business Abstracts with Full Text (H.W. Wilson)*NEW*
Business Source Complete
Computer Source
Economia y Negocios
Essay & General Literature Index (H.W. Wilson)*NEW*
Fuente Academica
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center*NEW*
Home Improvement Reference Center *NEW*
Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson)*NEW*
Information Science and Technology Abstracts
Internet and Personal Computing Abstracts
Legal Collection
LISTA (Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts)
Literary Reference Center *NEW*
MAS Ultra School Edition
MasterFILE Premier
Medic Latina
Middle Search Plus
Military & Government Collection
Natural & Alternative Treatments
Newspaper Source
Play Index, The (H.W. Wilson) *NEW*
Primary Search
Professional Development Collection
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Regional Business News
Religion and Philosophy Collection
Salud en Espanol
Small Engine Repair Reference Center *NEW*
Science & Technology Collection
Serials Directory
Short Story Index (H.W. Wilson) *NEW*
Small Business Reference Center *NEW*
Teacher Reference Center
Texas Reference Center
Vocational & Career Collection
World History Collection

Ebooks on EBSCOHost remains part of the content delivered

Please note: Consumer Health Complete was not renewed

Further questions regarding the bid process may be addressed to me or to Jill Sutherland.

Thank you,

Russlene Waukechon
TexShare Database Coordinator
Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Jill Sutherland, CTPM , CTCM
Senior Purchaser
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Phone: 512-936-2774
Fax: 512-475-3393
Email: jsutherland@tsl.texas.gov

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