Databases

Click on the following for:
Geo-Location Set-Up / Vendor Contacts & Statistics
Database Training Resources / Powerpack Registration
Gale AccessMyLibrary Apps


If you need immediate assistant please contact the MLS or MBLC:

MLS – 1-866-627-7228 (toll-free in MA)
Rick Levine – rlevine@masslibsystem.org
Scott Kehoe – scott@masslibsystem.org
Diana Davis – ddavis@masslibsystem.org

MBLC – 1-800-952-7403 (toll-free in MA)
Marlene Heroux – marlene.heroux@state.ma.us

Quick access to InfoTrac, Boston Globe, and the Virtual Catalog
via the Massachusetts Libraries website:
http://libraries.state.ma.us/catalog


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:
http://mblc.state.ma.us/grants/licenses/links/index.php

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]

If you need assistantance in obtaining your Gale Location ID, please contact:
Rick Levine or Scott Kehoe at the MLS, or Marlene Heroux, at the MBLC.


 MBLC / MLS Database Vendor Contacts & Statistics

MBLC Vendor Contact website:
http://mblc.state.ma.us/grants/licenses/help/index.php 

MBLC Vendor Statistics website:
http://mblc.state.ma.us/grants/licenses/statistics.php

Encylopædia Britannica
Technical Support Submission Form
1-800-621-3900 x7160
edsupport@eb.com

Gale Cengage
Massachusetts Gale support portal at: http://access.gale.com/mblc/
gale.technicalsupport@cengage.com
1-800-877-4253 – Option 4
http://support.gale.com

NewsBank (For libraries using the Regional Newspaper Access Grant Program)
custserv@newsbank.com
1-800-243-7694

OCLC WorldCat via FirstSearch (For Users of the MLS ILL Center)
support@oclc.org
1-800-848-5800

Boston Globe from ProQuest
tsupport@il.proquest.com
1-800-889-3358


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
http://www.gale.cengage.com/apps/ 

There are four Gale Access My Library apps aimed at K-12 schools, academics, public libraries and special library users.  The apps are currently available for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch via iTunes.  And for Android devices via the Google Play Store.  A Handout with this information is available on the MLS workshop handouts site HERE.

Public Libraries
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 app here:
iTunes App Store
Android Google Play 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 & Academic Librarians need to contact Gale directly to enable this app for their users:
E-mail E-mail Tech Support  / 1-800-877-4253 (opt 4)

Download K-12 School Library app here:
iTunes App Store
Android GooglePlay Store

Download Academic Library app here:
iTunes App Store
Android Google Play Store

Special Library Edition
AccessMyLibrary Special Library Edition provides Government, Military, Business, Health and other special libraries with mobile access to Gale products.  Special Librarians need to contact Gale directly to enable this app for their users:
E-mail E-mail Tech Support  / 1-800-877-4253 (opt 4)

Download Special Library app here:
iTunes App Store
Android Google Play Store

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