May 16, 2022

Gale Databases Coming to All K-12 Public Schools in Texas, Statewide Licensing Deal Announced

Note: We posted about the restoration of TexShare funding back in December. 

Today’s announcement by Cengage follows a TexShare announcement about the deal one month ago.

From a Cengage Learning:

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission have a contract to provide access to Gale research databases to all public school libraries throughout the state. More than 5 million Texas public school students in more than 9,000 schools will have online access to 15 Gale databases and a collection of ebooks from Gale Virtual Reference Library.


The Gale databases will be available to Texas students starting June 15.

In addition, students can access Gale resources directly on their mobile devices via Gale’s AccessMyLibrary (AML) application

Direct to List of Databases/Resources Included in the Deal
16 Gale databases are listed. Also listed are two databases from Adam Matthew/Sage as well as Britannica Online.

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.