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Introducing the Michigan eLibrary. What is MeL? MeL is the Michigan eLibrary , a huge online collection of information available to Michigan residents. .

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What is MeL?

MeL is the Michigan eLibrary, a huge online collection of information available to Michigan residents.

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The vision for MeL is that all Michigan residents will have access to the information they need, when they need it, and in the format they desire.

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MeL resources include the following:

MeL Databases - commercial databases purchased by the Library of Michigan for all Michigan residents.

A subset of the databases can be searched from the MeL Gateway.

Different combinations of databases can be selected for searching in MeL Advanced Search.

A complete list of the MeL Databases (with links to search each one individually) is also available.

MeL Catalog - a catalog of state-wide library resources, with an interlibrary loan and delivery service. MeLCat is an ever-growing collection with the goal of all the state’s libraries participating.

MeL Internet - a collection of more than 25,000 Internet links organized by subject and selected by librarians who are experts in their topic areas.

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Who can use MeL?

MeL may be used by all Michigan residents.

Some MeL resources require that you login if you are not using the resource from a Michigan school or library.

Login requires a valid library card from

a participating MeLCat library

OR a Michigan driver's license

OR state identification card number.

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Who funds MeL?

This service is funded in part by the State of Michigan through

the Library of Michigan.

and the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)

via the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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Can I use MeL from home or work,

or only in a school or library?

MeL can be used from home or work. You will get a log-in screen. The system does not permanently retain the information you enter.

Note, though, that some MeL resources require that you login if you are using the resource from home or work.

Login requires a valid library card from

a participating MeLCat library

OR a Michigan driver's license

OR state identification number.

If you have trouble logging in,

please contact JCC Atkinson Library.

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From this opening gateway screen, you can search across multiple MeL databases using the box labeled

Search MeL for, or, by clicking on the relevant link, you can choose a specific MeL resource to explore in greater depth.

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Your search results will display.

Note that you have two scroll bars

to use in examining your results.

The inner bar shows the databases that have been searched.

The outer bar shows the full list of all results.

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The MeL Advanced Search screen allows you to select the fields to search, combinations of resource types in which to search, specify how to group the terms…

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… select the fields to search, combinations of resource types in which to search, specify how to group the terms, and control the number of results per page or per source.

scroll down the list to examine your results
Scroll down the list to examine your results.

Note the databases which had no results for your search.

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Maximize the new window and examine the result displayed. It will show any full-text available, or will have links to getting the material from JCC Atkinson Library, or borrowing from other libraries world-wide. This example shows a book which can be borrowed.

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Here is the example full-text article displayed as a PDF.

Print as usual if the article is relevant to your research.

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MeL Cat contains holdings from many Michigan libraries. Eventually, the catalog will have more than 48 million items.

Michigan library users with active library cards can place requests for items without help from library staff. The items will then be shipped to the user’s library of choice for pick-up.

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Check for the library most convenient for you.

Jackson Community College’s Atkinson Library has applied to become a Mel Cat participating library.

New libraries are added every three months.

here is a sample search for materials in michigan libraries

Choose a search type.

Enter search term/s

Select pickup area, if desired.

Here is a sample search for materials in Michigan libraries.

take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the options for examining and using your results
Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the options for examining and using your results.

To look at an item, click on any blue link.

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If JCC Atkinson Library does not own the item you want, then you should consider using the InterLibrary Loan service.
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Visit the Library,

email JCCLibrary@jccmi.edu

or call 517-796-8622

If you are researching from home or work, you will need the login passwords available from the Reference Desk at Atkinson Library.

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Feel free to contact a Reference Librarian for advice or guidance while researching using the Michigan eLibrary:

email JCCLibrary@jccmi.edu

call 517-796-8622

fax 517-796-8623

visit the Library in Walker Hall