ESC Region 12 assists districts and campuses locate opportunities for purchasing online databases from a variety of sources at significant discounts. Sources for online databases are as follows:
State Funded K-12 Database Program
The K-12 Database Program is no longer funded by the state. Databases previously available through the K-12 Database Program can still be ordered at a special Texas rate by visiting the Digital Knowledge Central web site.
For more information and an overview of the pricing structure, visit the K-12 Databases page on the Texas State Library and Archives Commission web site.
Digital Knowledge Central
DKC is an ESC-20 statewide initiative that exists to provide participating Texas public and non public schools with a comprehensive collection of current, relevant online resources that supplement and enhance K-12 instruction and digital literacy. DKC's low statewide negotiated pricing offers a solution to fit different budgets. To order Digital Knowledge Central databases, please complete and send your Purchase Order directly to ESC Region 20. For more information on the DKC databases, please visit the DKC web site.
Facts on File
Campuses interested in receiving this service may purchase it from the Texas Educational Technology “Group” Purchasing Cooperative (TETPC) sponsored by ESC Region 11.
The Texas Educational Technology “Group” Purchasing Cooperative (TETPC) includes many databases in addition to Facts on File. To order the databases in this cooperative, enter your order online at the TETPC web site. Then submit your purchase order to ESC Region 11.