TexShare Databases are e-resources licensed for the exclusive use of Texas Libraries and their patrons. These databases are offered through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and are free to use with your library card. Many of the databases available through TexShare can be found by going to the Digital Library page or the Online Resources page of our website and choosing your desired subject. The resources below are just a taste of what is available.
Newly Added Gale Databases
Gale Books and Authors makes choosing your next book fun! This database contains book reviews and recommendations.
Gale Interactive: Science contains interactive 3D models in biology, chemistry, earth science, and more.
Miss Humblebee's Academy prepares children ages 3-6 for kindergarten with hundreds of guided lessons using videos, music, eBooks, teacher-led tutorials, and more. To ensure screen time is limited, 40 percent of the material is off-line and includes printable resources and STEAM (science, techology, engineering, the arts, and math) activities. This resource supports parents and caregivers with an interactive kindergarten-readiness checklist and age-related developmental milestones, along with printable trackers, charts, planners, and schedules. Weekly email notifications privide a snapship of the child's progress and performance, helping parents to identify their child's strengths, pinpoint trouble spots, view improvement over time, and measure their progress through a kindergarten-readiness assessment.
National Geographic Kids takes kids ages 6-14 on adventures in science, nature, culture, and space.
Udemy helps you learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and more. (Very similar to LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com.)