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TexQuest Databases

Why databases? The TexQuest databases offer:

  • reliable resources from multiple formats
  • classroom management - the sites are dependable, reliable, and appropriate
  • adaptability for special needs - reading level, text size, audio
  • multiple languages for ELLs
  • information on sensitive topics
  • copyright-safe images, audio, and video
  • easy citations to avoid plagiarism
  • college- and career-readiness skills

What you should know

You'll need a password to log in to TexQuest databases when not at school. The password is lisdlibrary

Recommended databases for science:

  • GREENR - Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center
  • Student Resources in Context
  • Student Resource Center / Research in Context
  • PowerSearch
  • Newsstand

TexQuest Reference Guide for Secondary Science

Visit this document for descriptions of the current databases TexQuest offers as well as suggested uses for each resource. It also contains links to science-related periodicals.

Proposed additions to TexQuest - WE NEED YOUR HELP

Try out proposed additions to the TexQuest databases. Visit the library resources page and click on TexQuest New Resource Trials. The form is password protected - texquest16

Worth checking out:

  • Ambrose Video - Science/Arts Streaming video
  • EBSCO STEAM resources
  • Gale Cengage's Science in Context
  • Gale Cengage's Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) with e-books
  • plus ProQuest and Britannica School's Image Quest

If you view any of these resources, please fill out the survey included in the PDF file.

Testing & Education Reference Center

The Testing & Education Reference Center is a tremendous resource for college and career prep. This is another password-protected site; use lisdlibrary as the password.

The site provides information about and practice materials for a variety of tests such as STAAR, AP exams, SAT, ACT, SAT subject tests, and ASVAB, as well as career tools and graduate school exams.

Want to make something?

In addition to books and digital resources, I'm looking to add other materials to our collection. Think beyond DVDs. What about kits such as littleBits, MakeyMakey, or Sphero? Snap Circuits? Is there something we can add to the library collection for you to use with your students? District purchasing requires the use of approved vendors, but I'm happy to help acquire and share resources. Let's work together to update the library's offerings.