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Sample Bookcarts Available in eLibrary

The one-of-a-kind BookCart functionality found in eLibrary allows librarians and educators to build persistent links to pre-selected content, creating reading lists, subject and topic pages, standards-linked lessons and activities, community interest pages, and even pre- or post-assessments.

In an effort to convey the value of the BookCart tool, a few dozen sample BookCarts have been made available to customers who have not already created or imported BookCarts into their account. Look for the BookCart link in your eLibrary navigation bar to find them.

Screen Cap of Book Cart feature

The sample Book Carts were created by ProQuest editors and align to common subjects and courses in K12 education. For more about the power of eLibrary BookCarts, watch this brief 2 minute video overview.

Updated eLibrary Title Lists Available

eLibProQuest released updated title lists for its popular eLibrary product line!

Title lists for all editions of eLibrary have recently been updated and released for distribution from our ProQuestk12.com web site.

Follow the links below to get your .xls version of the product title list to which your institution subscribes:

All the title lists, besides eLibrary Australasia, eLibrary Science and eLibrary Elementary, include a complete list of the almost 10,000 editor-created and curated Research Topics pages, a feature unique to eLibrary among aggregated database products.

Curriculum Edition title lists include periodical and special collections titles for ProQuest Learning Literature and History Study Center.

All title lists include information about whether the titles are current feeds, the date of the earliest publication in the product for the title as well as the date of the most recent publication (i.e. the coverage dates).

New title lists are distributed for eLibrary about every two months.

Updated eLibrary Title Lists Available

santa listThe holidays are a time of giving. With the holidays fast approaching, ProQuest is giving you updated title lists for its popular eLibrary product line!

Title lists for all editions of eLibrary have recently been updated and released for distribution. Follow the links below to get your .xls version of the product title list to which your institution subscribes:

All the title lists, besides eLibrary Australasia, eLibrary Science and eLibrary Elementary, include a complete list of the more than 8,000 editor-created and curated Research Topics pages, a feature unique to eLibrary among aggregated database products.

Curriculum Edition title lists include periodical and special collections titles for ProQuest Learning Literature and History Study Center.

All title lists include information about whether the titles are current feeds, the date of the earliest publication in the product for the title as well as the date of the most recent publication (i.e. the coverage dates).

New title lists are distributed for eLibrary about every two months.

Hutchinson Encyclopedia Added to eLibrary

Looking for primary source documents? Look no further than the 2011 edition of the Hutchison Encyclopediawhich recently moved into production in eLibrary.

HutchinsonThis respected reference work will replace the 2005 edition already in eLibrary, titled The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia.  The new version will be available to users via search, publication tab, and reference desk tab in eLibrary, eLibrary Canada, eLibrary Elementary, and eLibrary Australasia .  The 2005 edition will remain in eLibrary’s archive for reference purposes, but will be removed from search, so that users get the most up-to-date edition in their search results page.

In the new version there are a total of 78,599 documents!  Most of these are text article documents but close to 100 of them are Table of Contents documents, which aid in the navigation of this massive resource.

There are 3 kinds of document types associated with this title:

  • Articles
  • Historical documents
  • Essays

These documents include special features such as navigation links, links to other articles in the same publication, videos, audios, country fact boxes, amazing facts, images (which include full size image links and expandable images), memory joggers, quotations and tables.

So, what kind of information can you find in the Hutchinson Encyclopedia? The U.S. Civil War entry includes historic photographs and a colorful map of troop movements.  There is the full-text of the Gettysburg Address.  The entry on air pollution includes a video on the causes and effects of this damaging phenomenon. Listen to the sound an accordian makes in the entry for that musical instrument.

Hutchinson: it’s reference, it’s primary source, it’s multimedia, it’s authoritative…and it’s in eLibrary!

More National Geographic Maps in eLibrary

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National Geographic Map with links to larger image and PDF

Over 130 high-quality, visually appealing maps from National Geographic have been added to eLibrary, bringing the total number of maps in eLibrary from this prestigious magazine, book and documentary publisher to 847!

The maps cover each of the continents and includes thematic maps as well, such as maps representing population density, plate tectonics and major religions. These maps are ideal for cross-curricular activities where having a geographic/spatial understanding of social or scientific phenomena is crucial.

Each map document has an image of the map which is expandable when clicked and include a link to a full size image.  A PDF version of each map is also available for easy printing.

National Geographic is just one of several map providers discoverable in eLibrary.  For more about how to find maps in eLibrary, view this earlier blog post.

eLibrary and Federated Search

magnifying glasseLibrary has been widely praised for it’s “ease of use” for a wide range of patrons. There are circumstances in a library research scenario when eLibrary serves as a complementary rather than the primary research solution.

Library patrons unfamiliar with eLibrary and faced with a range of database options to choose from on a library web page, often feel unsure about where to start searching. Federated search services, like Serial Solutions’ 360 Search or Follett’s One Search, provide patrons with a simple and proven starting point for library research.  Researchers can perform queries in a single user interface and search across multiple databases simultaneously, without having to learn the idiosyncrasies of each product.

The benefits of federated search engines are:

  • more results delivered faster
  • fewer patrons giving up on databases in favor of less relevant and rarely authoritative Open Web resources
  • greater use of a library’s subscription databases

eLibrary content can be searched with either 360 Search or One Search.

Connections are available for:

  • eLibrary
  • eLibrary Curriculum
  • eLibrary Elementary
  • eLibrary Science
  • eLibrary Canada Elementary
  • eLibrary Canada Curriculum Edition
  • eLibrary Canada
  • eLibrary Australasia

While eLibrary is a great first place to start research, when circumstances dictate a federated search engine, eLibrary can still participate as part of a federated research solution.

New Title Lists Posted for eLibrary

Just in time for Christmas!

Title lists for all editions of eLibrary have recently been updated and released for distribution. Follow the links below to get your .xls version of the product title list to which your institution subscribes:

All the title lists, besides eLibrary Australasia, eLibrary Science and eLibrary Elementary, include a complete list of the more than 7,000 editor-created and curated Research Topics pages, a feature unique to eLibrary. Curriculum Edition title lists include periodical and special collections titles for ProQuest Learning Literature and History Study Center.

All title lists include information about whether the titles are current feeds, the date of the earliest publication in the product for the title as well as the date of the most recent publication (i.e. the coverage dates). New title lists are distributed for eLibrary about every two months.

New to eLibrary: Othello from Marshall Cavendish

eLibrary, eLibrary Curriculum Edition, eLibrary Canada and eLibrary Australasia have a new book addition to their impressive title lists. It’s the Marshall Cavendish title Othello from the Shakespeare Explained series. The full-text of the book is included, along with photographs from famous productions of the respected Shakespearean tragedy, assigned in English Language Arts classes in high schools and secondary schools around the world.

Here’s how the publisher describes the Shakespeare Explained series:

“Act by act, scene by scene, each Shakespeare Explained guide creates a total immersion experience in the plot development, characters, and language of the specific play. As companion to the students’ edition of the actual text of the play, each provides an exploration of the themes, motifs, symbols, and interpretations of the work.”

More books in the series, as well as other Marshall Cavendish titles, are planned for future inclusion in eLibrary. Content from the book can be retrieved via search or through Browse by Publication. As is true with other book titles in eLibrary, Othello includes an interactive table of contents, allowing users to navigate through the various book chapters. Each chapter is available in HTML and PDF formats.

Othello is just the latest addition to a collection of nearly 300 digitized book titles in eLibrary, including biographies, encyclopedias, almanacs and histories. All eBooks are 100% full-text and many of them include images and interactive components.