The TexShare Databases are commercial database subscriptions that are paid for by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board for use by registered patrons of Texas public libraries, Texas State governmental agency libraries, Texas academic libraries, and libraries of clinical medicine.
There is no charge to patrons who use the TexShare Databases. You will need to have a current, valid library card from the Bryan+College Station Public Library System. You can then obtain a login and password from either library which will allow you to access the database from your office or at home. You can also access the databases from the library's Internet computers when you are visiting the library. The library's TexShare database website page is http://www.libraryoftexas.org/service-proxy/texshare/?orgid=467
If you have any questions or need help accessing TexShare, just ask one of the reference librarians at either the Clara B. Mounce Public Library or the Larry J. Ringer Library. You may also use the help screens contained in the databases themselves. Each tip guide is provided by the vendor for that particular database. Take advantage of these helpful guides.
Ancestry® Library Edition
Ancestry® Library Edition, a genealogy research database, offers census, vital, church, court, and immigration records for the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as collected records from other areas including Canada. Some of the key historical collections include U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930, American Genealogical Biographical Index, Social Security Death Index, and a Map Center of more than 1,000 historical maps. Go to http://ancestrylibrary.proquest.com/ on any library computer to log in. Access is limited to library computers.
Fold3 (Formerly Footnote)
Fold3 combines original historical documents with social networking to create a unique genealogical and historical database. Collections include Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, U.S. Presidents, historical newspapers and naturalization documents. Go to http://search.ebscohost.com/ on any library computer, and click on the Footnote History and Genealogy Archives link at the bottom of the page to log in. Speak with a Reference Librarian if you are not automatically log in. Access is limited to library computers.
Thomson Gale Legal Forms provides official state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues. You can browse by category or search for a specific form title. To log in from any computer, go to http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/txshrpub100051?db=TGLF/.
If you have a current, valid library card from the Bryan+College Station Public Library System, talk to a Reference librarian to get the password for this database.