Our marvelous MeL databases

Chances are, you’ve become very familiar with some of the library’s databases during your time at Marygrove. Part of the library’s budget is spent on renewing these databases every year. But did you realize that several of these databases are free, and neither the library nor you has to pay for them?

These databases are part of the Michigan eLibrary, or MeL, which is a project made possible by grant funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the State of Michigan through the Library of Michigan.

Every few years, the subscription period for these databases ends and a new one is negotiated between the State of Michigan and the database vendors. Our new subscription period begins October 1, 2011. After this date, you’ll notice the following changes on the Marygrove Library website:

  • These new resources will be added (links lead to short introductory videos):
    1. Nursing Resource Center
    2. Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    3. Small Business Resource Center
    4. eLibrary
    5. eLibrary Elementary
    6. SIRS Discoverer
    7. SIRS Renaissance
    8. CultureGrams Online
    9. Lansing State Journal
    10. Traverse City Record Eagle
  • CINAHL (abstracts-only) will be upgraded to CINAHL (full-text)
  • These resources will be removed:
    1. Educator’s Reference Complete
    2. NoveList

Read more about the MeL databases, and why librarian Holly Hibner calls them “the great equalizer among libraries in Michigan.”

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