Library Services at ESC Region 12 include:
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The Education Service Center Region 12 is pleased to announce that we have entered into a partnership with other ESCs in Texas to provide schools in the region with an opportunity to participate in a Multi-regional Library System (MrLibS) consortium. The consortium provides librarians and libraries with state-of-the-art resources as a cost-effective alternative when considering the total cost of ownership and quality of services and resources.
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Looking for an alternative to Google? Here are some databases that can provide authoritative information for research and projects.
Facts on File
Encyclopedic On-line Databases are a comprehensive collection of reference data and information presented in a clear and organized framework which allows for powerful searching and customization capabilities. Contact Sherry McElhannon for renewal.
The state-wide opt-in K-12 Databases program provides access to online research databases. Resources currently include a broad range of age appropriate, authoritative and relevant materials from Britannica Digital Learning and EBSCO Publishing. Access is 24/ 7/ 365 to students, teachers, parents and school leaders from school and home.
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.
Texas Educational Technology “Group” Purchasing Consortium
Provided by ESC 11, Texas Educational Technology Purchasing Consortium (TETPC) is a non-membership "Group" Purchasing Consortium created for statewide buying power for Texas schools. They believe that all schools should have the opportunity to purchase online resources at a large-volume discounted price. TETPC strives to provide the best resources at the best prices for all public, private and charter schools.