Information Systems and Instructional Technology
Information Systems and Instructional Technology
Contact Information:
1221 E. Kingsbury Seguin, TX 78155 830-401-8642


 
Matador Libraries News
 
The Name That Book reading list is ready! Name That Book is Seguin ISD's annual reading competition, where students compete against teams from other campuses to answer questions about 30 great books. Get started right away reading the books and join your school's team for a challenging and exciting event! Dates and times to be announced. To view the reading list, click the books to the left.  

E-Books
 
Seguin libraries offer a growing variety of electronic, or e-books. These books may be accessed from any Internet-connected computer or through the free Follett Digital Reader app, available for both iDevices and Android. Students and teachers may check out e-books through their campus library home pages. For more information on using the district's e-book collection, view the tutorial below.



 
Research Tools
 
Seguin students have access to a range of excellent tools for conducting research online. A few of the tools are shared below. For a full catalog of resources, visit your campus library home page

EBSCO --Huge collection with tools for a variety of purposes and student ages: Encyclopedia of Animals; Searchasaurus; American Heritage Dictionary; Almanac for Kids; reading level indicators; searchable full text articles, research journals, books, pamphlets, and book reviews
 

NEWSBANK -- Subject-focused collection; National Historical Newspaper Collection (dating back to 1690); Texas news archives from SA Express-News, Austin Statesman, Dallas Morning News, more; Kidspage Elementary Program; Texas Learning Standards Database; Big 6 Reference Center; special reports / current events; map collection

BRITANNICA --Four encyclopedias, Spanish encyclopedia, Internet guide, Pop-Up Dictionary, video & media, teacher resources & interactive educational games and activities. Click here to access the Spanish version of Britannica.

INFOTRAC --Sixteen curriculum-focused periodical and reference databases include advanced reference information in the various content areas as well as multi-cultural studies and Spanish language database. Also included is Opposing Viewpoints, which allows students to explore a current event topic's many facets.

CREATIVE COMMONS --Vast online collection of resources specifically licensed for reuse. Great resource for finding text, images, video, audio, and more for use in student projects.