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Get Ready for October 1

eResource Changes for October 1

MeL Database Announcement June 2018 (PDF)

The Library of Michigan is pleased to announce that our most recent procurement process is nearing the finish line and we can announce our intentions to you. Our MeL Databases RFP process began with 8 listening sessions held in several communities around the state from Canton to Marquette. Your feedback helped shape the content of the RFP which was issued in January of this year. Several vendors responded to the RFP and 11 vendors were asked to provide trial access and product demonstrations via webinars. More than 200 members of the library community evaluated database resources during the trial period and provided detailed feedback to us via an evaluation survey. The decisions on the final choices were made using your evaluations and the available budget allocated to the Michigan eLibrary program.

List of New MeL Resources Available October 1, 2018 (PDF)

A list of the new slate of MeL resources, as well as continuing subscriptions.

Database CrossWalk (Excel) NEW!

This spreadsheet links the expiring eResources with the new eResources and offers more detail about each new eResource that will be available on October 1, 2018.

Training Resources

WEBINARS

Introducing MeL EBSCO Resources for Schools

In this 1-hour session, we will review the new EBSCO resources for students and schools provided by the Michigan eLibary. These include Explora, an easy-to-use interface designed for student research, thousands of new eBooks, resources for STEM, history, literature, arts, professional development and more. We will also review EBSCO support resources for Teachers, Media Specialists, and Students.

Introducing MeL EBSCO Resources for Public Libraries

In this 1-hour session, we will review the new EBSCO resources for public libraries provided by the Michigan eLibrary. These include popular magazines in full-text, thousands of new eBooks, resources for health information, DIY/makerspace, legal information, Spanish language materials, readers advisory, and much more.

Introducing MeL EBSCO Resources for Academic Libraries

In this 1-hour session, we will review the new EBSCO resources for Academic libraries provided by the Michigan eLibrary. These include Academic Search Complete, the eBook Academic and Business Collections, history and literature resources, and much more.

 

VENDOR RESOURCES

AtoZU, from AtoZDatabases.com, offers recurring webinars to help users learn how to do basic searches, find job listings, find new customers, and more.

Britannica training resources, including guided tours of Britannica Learning Zone and Britannica School.

EBSCO training resources, including short videos, PowerPoint slide decks, and how-to instructions.

Gale training resources, including short videos, webinars, and downloadable materials.

World Book training resources, including video tutorials, recorded and live webinars, and how-to instructions.