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Marvel A-Z for LibGuide

Gale Product Updates

Single Search Box widgets for your web site

New Single Search Box for MARVEL

New Marvel News site

New Britannica School web site

Ancestry Library

Receive important annoucements via Twitter

MARVEL! Proxy Bookmarklet

 

 

Marvel A-Z for LibGuides

Does your library use LibGuides? Would you like to include Marvel's A-Z list as an added feature for your patrons? If so, an XML file of Marvel's databases has been created based on the vendor's requirements and made available to import into your existing LibGuide. The download zip file contains both the XML for the import process and the original Excel file if modification is needed. [download] Last update September 2015.

Gale Product Updates


Single Search Box widgets for your web site
Add a Marvel search box to your web site for your patrons and students. For more information, click here.

New Single Search Box for MARVEL
The Maine State Library and Maine InfoNet are happy to announce the official launch of a new Single-Search-Box interface for searching the resources of MARVEL!. This new search box, located at the top of the MARVEL! page searches content from across the breadth of the MARVEL! resources and presents them in a unified result list.

The underlying technology that provides this service is powered by the Ebsco Discovery Service (EDS) and is a completely different system than the one that ran the former OneSearch box.

New features include the ability to limit to selected databases and limit results through the use of facets. MaineCat results and Maine and National News results are now highlighted on the results page in their own 'widget' interface, rather than in the main article result pane.

We hope you find the system useful and a major improvement for our patrons.

New Marvel News site

For the latest news and events regarding Marvel, please go to http://www.maineinfonet.org/news/categories/marvel/


New Britannica School web site

Britannica has released a new version of their School Edition web site that was released in July 2013.

Training webinars are still available at http://info.eb.com/professional-development/free-training-webinars If additional or customized training is needed, please let me know as other options may exist. Their promotional video is also available at http://info.eb.com/images/BOLSE%20Overview.wmv

If you have any questions or concerns on the new web site, migration, training, timing of transition, please contact us.

Ancestry Library

Libraries with access to Ancestry

Narrated Webinars

Receive important annoucements via Twitter

You can now receive important announcements from Maine InfoNet via Twitter. Please visit http://twitter.com/MaineInfonet.

MARVEL! Proxy Bookmarklet

The MARVEL! Proxy Bookmarklet allows you to quickly and easily access restricted journal articles and other electronic resources found when doing research outside of Marvel's web site. For example, if you are doing your research via Google, find a link to a resource that is only available through a paid site, such as a restricted access ejournal, the proxy bookmarklet will reload the page through the Marvel's proxy server and then return you back to your journal site as an authenticated user, assuming MARVEL has access to that particular resource.

To install the proxy bookmarklet on your desktop or laptop computer, see instructions below.


Installation

Internet Explorer:
  • Right click on this link: "MARVEL! Proxy Bookmarklet"
  • select "Add to Favorites"
    -OR-
  • click and drag the link to your "Links" toolbar.
You might see a security alert that the "favorite may not be safe", although it is. Click "yes" to continue.

Mozilla/Firefox:
  • Right click on this link: "MARVEL! Proxy Bookmarklet"
  • select "Bookmark This Link"
    -OR-
  • click and drag the link to your "Bookmarks" toolbar
Google Chrome: Generall, the proxy bookmarklet is compatible with most browsers that use and authorize javascript.

How to use the Proxy Bookmarklet

1. After you have installed the proxy bookmarklet, navigate to a webpage that is restricted.

2. Click on the proxy bookmarklet in your browser's toolbar. You will be redirected through the proxy server where you may be asked to enter your last name and barcode. After logging in, you will be returned to your original web site with authenticated access, if your library subscribes to that resource.