• TexQuest is a statewide digital resources program that provides anytime, anywhere access to high quality, authoritative digital resources to all educators, students, and students' immediate families in Texas K-12 public schools and open enrollment charter schools Supported, in part, by appropriations from the Texas State Legislature, Texas districts pay a small per student participation fee to gain access to TexQuest resources from the providers listed on this page.

    The Texas State Library and Archives Commission administers all aspects of the TexQuest program and is responsible for selection and coordination of all TexQuest resources, as well as district invoicing.
    Education Service Center, Region 20 serves as the TexQuest Support Center and is responsible for help desk, technical assistance, outreach, communication, and training to support the program. 

    On the TexQuest website there are many, many resources. There are short DIY training videos that teachers can watch to learn how to use and navigate each of the different products. Additionally there are training materials.

    There are short overview guides for teachers, and there are also guides that break it down into content area (which resources are helpful for math, science, etc). Additionally there are guides on using these resources with ELLs and also for SpEd/504.


    ·         American Indian History and Culture

    ·         American West

    ·         Brittanica EBooks

    ·         Brittanica School

    ·         Brittanica Spanish Reference Center

    ·         EBSCO EBooks

    ·         GALE TexQuest Resources

    ·         ProQuest SIRS Discoverer

    ·         Teachingbooks


    HISD Default Username for all sources: j101912

    HISD Default Password for all sources: learn


    HISD Custom Username for all sources: houstonisd

    HISD Custom Password for all sources: astros


    The district may have chosen to IP authenticate many of these sites and therefore the username/password may or may not be needed.