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MeL Minute: Updates to the eResources page functionality

by Sonya Norris on 2019-08-29T16:52:27-04:00 | Comments

MeL faviconWe are constantly refining functionality to improve its usefulness to you. After watching librarians interact with the eResources page, we became aware of problems that required changes to how that page works. In the last couple of months we have upgraded this page and we believe we've improved its usability. If you haven't checked out the eResources page since the Spring, we hope you'll be pleasantly surprised!


Alphabet Links

  • Are now anchor links only and do not limit your search results to that letter (which required the user to click on "Clear Filters" to see all results again)
  • Moved below drop down searches by Subject/Audience and Vendor

"All Subjects" drop down

  • Changed to "All Subjects/Audiences" (and "Search for eResources by Subject or Vendor" header changed to "Search for eResource by Subject, Audience, or Vendor")
  • Reference Centers and a Popular option added to drop down

"Clear Filter"

  • Moved this option up to the same line item as the drop down searches
  • Now, there is no conflict with both an alphabet search and a subject search so you don’t need to use this option as often

eResources Help

  • We're bringing back videos, websites, and ancillary materials that support knowledge about, and use of, the eResources. Watch for more to be added!

"Popular eResources" suggestions have been removed as we got feedback that this took up too much room.


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


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