|What is eLibrary by ProQuest?
eLibrary provides access to over 2,500 full-text titles and over 7 million images via 8 different media types: magazines, newspapers, books, maps, pictures, TV & radio show transcripts, audio/video and weblinks. While the eLibrary service is mainly delivered to schools (K-12 and postsecondary), there is also a public library edition as well.
eLibrary helps make complex searching easier with research topic pages, timeline tools, highlight and look up tools, as well as various searching techniques, including topic, reference and standards (like Common Core State Standards).
How does the eLibrary integration with Boopsie’s mobile apps for libraries work?
Once the integration is live, eLibrary is easily accessible to your patrons through your Boopsie library app. The Ela Area Public Library app is the first library to go live with ProQuest’s eLibrary. To access the integration, app users select “Resources” from the main menu. Once they reach the Resources menu, users select the ProQuest eLibrary channel. Users can now search Ela Area’s eLibrary subscription, from their library’s mobile app, no matter where they are!
eLibrary provides several tools to help improve searches. App users can filter their searches to only contain relevant source types–if they are looking for an image of RNA, they can filter the sources to only display pictures. Additionally, users can sort the results by title, date or lexile number. For those of us who are unfamiliar with the lexile number, here’s a helpful pdf of what a lexile number is, along with examples of each level.
When a patron finds an interesting title, they can select the “cite” button at the top of the page to automatically generate citations in MLA and APA format; if the user has an EasyBib account, they can export the citation directly to their existing projects. There is also an easy share feature that allows users to share the article via their social networks or email.
This easy-to-use integration of eLibrary enables your library to get more usage out of your eLibrary subscription, directly from those library patrons already using your library’s app.
Want to learn more about eLibrary?
We are having a live eLibrary-Boopsie webinar on Wednesday, June 11th that focuses on the eLibrary integration with Boopsie’s mobile apps for libraries. Bryan will explore the benefits of the integration, as well as provide a demo of the integration in action. If you miss the date, a video recording of the webinar will be available afterwards on the same website page.
If you want to add the ProQuest eLibrary integration to your Boopsie library app, contact your Account Manager.