Summer 2019 Program Changes:
Emails from the TexQuest Support Center to participating district Primary, Librarian, and Technology contacts:
The TexQuest Refresh 2019 slide show will be updated with new information as it's received from our providers.
Remove Britannica eBooks (eSTAX) effective 6/15/19
Britannica School, Escolar, and Moderna are not affected.
Effective June 15, 2019, Academic, Business, and History eBook Collections from EBSCO are optional, and must be enabled at the district or campus level. No action is necessary to continue accessing the K-8, High School, and Educator Collections.
If your district or campus would like to enable any or all of optional eBook collections:
Note: Campuses must have a customized EBSCO username and password to enable optional EBSCO eBook collection(s) at the campus level.
Important: Program Access Changes to EBSCO
EBSCO has implemented new username and password requirements. Log in information not meeting these new criteria must be changed prior to December 31, 2019.
- Most EBSCO log-ins will be affected.
- Access information for EBSCO will need to be updated every 365 days.
To make this easier for districts which now must annually update credentials for EBSCO only, district EBSCO log in access will be changed between July 1 and July 15, 2019.
TexQuest Navigator is a portal that allows users to access all TexQuest resources with one log in, as well as narrow provider searches by content level and type.
Note: This alternate search method will be for district access only and cannot be customized for additional resources.
ProQuest SIRS Discoverer Migrates to New Platform 8/1/19
TeachingBooks.net Introduces New Enhanced Website
Check out the new and improved TeachingBooks.net website.
TSI Prep Now in Learning Express/PrepSTEP
Find these resources in the STAAR and TSI Prep Center, or do a search for TSI.
New TexQuest Resource - Gale's Chilton Library!
Chilton Library is an authoritative automotive repair resource that covers the most popular vehicles from the past 30 years.
Template for Educator Email
Modify this email template to make CTE instructors, administrators, and other targeted users aware of this new resource
Librarians and Techs Talk TexQuest
North East ISD
Room 18AB, lvl 4
|TexShare & TexQuest Updates||Liz Philippi, TSLAC
Danielle Plumer, TSLAC
Russlene Waukechon, TSLAC
TexQuest + Digital Tools:
|Ann Vyoral, ESC-20
Susan Reeves, ESC-20
Britannica announces Britannica School Insights, a new FREE Chrome browser extension that brings Britannica School content to the search engine results. Add Britannica School Insights to Chrome individually or Learn How to Roll Out to Your Google or Microsoft District.
Message from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission:
Effective November 1, 2018, Adam Matthew resources The American West and American Indian Histories and Cultures will no longer be available through the TexShare or TexQuest programs. Please inform your users, especially any users who may have incorporated these resources in curriculum or syllabi.
Funding for TexQuest is provided in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in combination with state and local funds.