Tuesday, June 06, 2006

"Access My Library" Reminder

Today, I attended a TEL training at Rhodes Library. In that training, they mentioned the "Access My Library" service. I recalled a StaffWise tip from July last year about this service and realized this tip never transferred to the blog. So, here it is with a few updated changes:

Thomson Gale, provider of numerous databases that we subscribe to (including InfoTrac OneFile), announced about a year ago that it is permitting the Internet's most popular search engines to include their material in search results.

While the information has previously proved useful for library customers who knew about these databases, until now, millions of people who use search engines as their first and sometimes only stop for research were not being helped by the valuable information stored in these databases.

To read the full text articles, users will be asked to enter their zip code or city in order to identify their local library. Users who are guided to the Memphis Public Library & Information Center will be asked to enter their username and/or password, which we all know. Those who do not know are prompted to call (901) 415-2700 for username/password information.

Click here for more information on this service.

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