Friday, November 16, 2007

New Databases added to our collection


I am totally and completely blown away by the amount of new databases that have been added by the Michigan eLibrary. Every single resident of Michigan has access to some of the best research available. I'm just afraid that not enough people know about it and don't take advantage of it. I make it a huge part of my library instruction to make sure that our students understand the idea that they have access to 1000s of ebooks, magazines and peer reviewed journals. If every library in the state were to offer the same set of resources found in MeL, the price tag would come close to $200 million," http://www.mi.gov/som/0,1607,7-192--162490--,00.html

This is just such a huge benefit for our students and the rest of our IA community. Every school and every library in the state of Michigan has access to these same resources.

I have chosen to repackage the look of our access point, using the current Gale Group logos. I have also requested a unique URL so that we can track the number of hits for each database. The Bloomfield Hills School District purchases an additional 6 databases, which specifically target high school students.

Students have the log on and password information in their student agendas and they have it on Blackboard. Take a look at our new and improved database page. www.iatoday.org/databases/databases.html


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