For information on the new line-up of state-wide databases starting July 1, 2012 (Gale InfoTrac / ProQuest / Encyclopaedia Britannica), click HERE.
A list and brief descriptions of the current state-wide databases (under contract through June 30, 2014), click HERE.
Database set-up tips and news can be found on the MBLC Statewide Electronic Resources Blog, click HERE.
For Massachusetts Libraries: state-wide databases via Geo-Location
MLS member libraries can create direct links to the individual databases titles:
Gale InfoTrac; ProQuest Massachusetts Newsstand; Newsbank.
Links are generated with your Gale Location ID found here:
Step-by-step instructions are available with this handout HERE. [PDF]
An overview of geo-location access for Mass. Libraries:
You Can Get There From Here: Accessing the Statewide Databases [PDF]
MBLC / MLS Database Vendor Contacts
MBLC Help & Vendor Contact website:
NewsBank – Cape Cod Times & Springfield Republican
Lisa Veysey, Customer Service
OCLC WorldCat via FirstSearch
ProQuest Massachusetts Newsstand
Gale InfoTrac Powerpack Registration Form
If you would like to have Powerpacks available for your library, please fill out the online registration form here: http://access.gale.com/mblc/ppacks.html
Gale AccessMyLibrary Apps
There are three Gale Access My Library apps aimed at school, academics, and public library users. The apps are currently available for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch via iTunes. And for Android devices via the Android Marketplace. A Handout with this information is available on the MLS workshop handouts site HERE.
The the public library version is easiest to use. There is no password or authentication required, it uses geo-location to identify participating public libraries. All Mass. public libraries are available in this version.
Download Public Library apps here:
iTunes App Store
School and Academic Libraries
The School and Academic versions of the app require a login that the school librarian obtains directly from Gale and can be distributed to students and faculty.
School & Academics Librarians can contact Gale:
E-mail / 1-800-877-4253 (opt 4)
Special Library Edition
AccessMyLibrary Special Library Edition provides Government, Military, Business, Health and other special libraries with information solutions from Gale’s product line. Download this app at the iTunes App Store & Android Marketplace by searching for the AccessMyLibrary app. Special Librarians should contact Gale: E-mail / 1-800-877-4253 (opt 4)