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TexShare Databases Electronic Access to Magazines, Newspapers, and Books Presented by: Jennifer Bekker Technical Services Supervisor Lewisville Public Library jbekker@cityoflewisville.com TexShare Databases What are the TexShare Databases? Accessing the Databases Searching the Databases

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texshare databases electronic access to magazines newspapers and books

TexShare DatabasesElectronic Access to Magazines, Newspapers, and Books

Presented by:

Jennifer Bekker

Technical Services Supervisor

Lewisville Public Library

jbekker@cityoflewisville.com

texshare databases
TexShare Databases
  • What are the TexShare Databases?
  • Accessing the Databases
  • Searching the Databases
    • EBSCOHost example
    • netLibrary example
  • Summary and Contact Information
what are the texshare databases
What Are The TexShare Databases?

The TexShare Databases are commercial database subscriptions, contracted by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) for use by participating Texas Libraries.

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What Do You Get?

  • Newspaper Articles
  • Magazine Articles
  • Scholarly Journal Articles
  • Research on public and private companies
  • Genealogy resources
  • Online Books
    • Cliff’s Notes
    • Bloom’s Notes
    • Encyclopedias
    • Literature
    • Non-Fiction Titles
access via the lewisville public library

It’s FREE!

Access via the Lewisville Public Library
  • Get your Lewisville Public Library card
  • Ask for the User Name and Password from the Reference Desk
  • Visit the library website http://library.cityoflewisville.com
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Access via the Lewisville Public Library

http://library.cityoflewisville.com

Visit the Lewisville Public Library website to access the TexShare Databases.

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Access via the Lewisville Public Library

Click the Other Resources button.

Choose TexShare.

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Searching TexShare Databases

Databases are organized by topic.

Select a subject area to see individual databases.

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Searching TexShare Databases

EBSCOHost Database

Each subject area includes several databases.

Select the EBSCO database.

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Searching TexShare Databases

EBSCOHostDatabase

Choose from the list of databases included in EBSCO.

Select as many or as few as you like.

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Searching TexShare Databases

EBSCOHost Database

Type your topic and search.

You can limit your search magazine title or only full text articles.

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Searching TexShare Databases

EBSCOHost Database

The hit-list shows articles written about your topic.

Click Full Text to view the article and the citation information.

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Searching TexShare Databases

EBSCOHost Database

PDF Full Text is a scan of the actual article and includes text and graphics.

HTML Full Text contains the text of the original article.

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Searching TexShare Databases

EBSCOHost Database

  • Search for your topic
  • Find citations
  • Read articles online
  • Print articles
  • E-mail articles

EBSCO offers one-stop shopping for articles

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Searching TexShare Databases

netLibrary eBooks

netLibrary provides over 20,000 e-books, including world leaders in reference, academic, business, and technology publications.

netLibrary is the perfect solution when several students have the same topic and all the physical books are checked out.

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Searching TexShare Databases

netLibrary eBooks

  • Browse ebooks for a short time. It is just like browsing a book in the library.
  • Check out a book for 24 hours. The book automatically checks-in after 24 hours. You can utilize special features such as taking notes while reading or bookmark specific pages.

Ways to read eBooks

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Searching TexShare Databases

netLibrary eBooks

Search by Title, Author, Subject, Keyword, Full-Text, Publisher, Year, or ISBN.

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Searching TexShare Databases

netLibrary eBooks

Select the book you want.

Click to Browse or Check-Out the eBook.

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Searching TexShare Databases

netLibrary eBooks

Search for specific passages or words

Go to a specific page.

Bookmark pages

Current page number.

Take notes while reading

Dictionary

Text

Table of Contents

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Searching TexShare Databases

netLibrary eBooks

  • Find books the library does not own
  • Find books that are currently checked out at your library
  • Find and read books when the library is closed
  • Read reference books at home
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TexShare Databases
  • Anyone with a library card can access the TexShare Databases
  • Login from any computer with Internet access
  • Find full-text articles
  • Read eBooks
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TexShare Databases

To learn more about TexShare,

  • Contact you local library
  • Visit the TexShare website

www.texshare.edu

  • E-Mail TexShare

databases@tsl.state.tx.us