Learn it all at your library

If you haven’t taken a look lately, now is a great time to check out our TexShare Databases. These are online resources that libraries across Texas come together to purchase, allowing us to have some awesome databases that we otherwise couldn’t afford! (Cheers for statewide cooperation!)

There are 65 databases and resources to choose from through the TexShare Databases. They cover a huge variety of subjects for most ages, including some popular publications. One thing I found recently is that you can get full text, full picture PDFs of Consumer Reports. At the time I write this, EBSCO Enhanced Business Source has all the issues from January 1984 all the way to September 2016!

Another great resource, especially for high school students, is Learning Express. The College Preparation Center has tutorials and practice tests for the 2016 SAT and has several practice tests for the PSAT. Learning Express also has the Adult Learning Center, Job and Career Accelerator, Computer Skills Center, and more options to help people learn new skills.

Want to learn a new DIY skill? Take a look at the Do-It-Yourself Reference Centers, including Hobbies & Crafts, Home Improvement, and Small Engine Repair. These collections have articles and videos that can get you started on a new project.

A new resource is the Gale Legal Forms Library. You can either search for a specific form or browse by subject. Once you have the right form, it can be downloaded to be filled. There is also a definitions section, so you can look up legal terms.

Connect with the TexShare Databases at the Buda Public Library!

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