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MeL Minute: Fall Updates

by Sonya Norris on 2019-11-07T08:45:17-05:00 | Comments

MeL faviconThis fall has brought a few changes to some of the MeL eResources and today’s MeL Minute has all the updates for you!

Gale Name Changes

Back in the summer, Gale updated some of their resources, which included branding. Rounding out these changes are the names to two of the Gale eResources that we subscribe to.

  • DemographicsNow is now called Gale Business: DemographicsNow
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context is now called Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

The A to Z listing on’s eResources page has been updated and these two eResources can now be found under the letter “G”.


Britannica Fundamentals

Britannica has released a totally new experience for their LearningZone product, along with a new name. Britannica LearningZone is now called Britannica Fundamentals. To support the use of this eResource, Britannica has also released a Teacher Guide for Britannica Fundamentals. In it you will find an introduction to the new layout which includes 4 areas: Play, Read, Explore and Create.


But don’t let the name fool you! While the Teacher Guide does have a lot of rich material to help connect content with curriculum standards, public library staff will find the material helpful for developing storytimes and other programming activities for young learners.

If you have any questions, or need assistance with links, please don’t hesitate to contact


New eResource: Michigan History Magazine

We’re excited to share that MeL has a new subscription offering, Michigan History magazine! Published by the Historical Society of Michigan, Michigan History is geared toward professionals and enthusiasts alike. Read about our state’s diverse history through feature articles and special sections. A wide variety of subject matter, time frames and perspectives are offered while inspiring, educating and entertaining readers. Coverage runs from January 1, 1998 through May 1, 2009.


To add this eResource to your website, look for the Direct URLs or the geoIP URLs on

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MeL eResources are available to Michigan residents or for Michigan library or school access only.


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