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New MARVEL Feature!

From the Maine State Library:

The MARVEL databases added a new single search option July 2014. The feature lets you use keyword search across all of the information files included in MARVEL at once. It also provides a title search of full text magazines, newspapers and reference sources across the files.

Search results include encyclopedias, peer reviewed journals, popular magazines, newspapers and MaineCat our statewide library catalog. A basic keyword search will, in most cases, return thousands of results. The search result page allows you to see these as well as a variety of ways to narrow your search by date, source type or content provider. Book and newspaper results are listed separately from other results in the left hand column. Normal search tricks like using quotation marks around a phrase also help to narrow a search, for example Maine State Library without quotes returns 192,285 results "Maine State Library" in quotes gives 1, 048 results.

A separate tab is used to search for specific titles. Magazine, reference books and newspapers can be searched by title keywords. All iterations of the title in the MARVEL databases are returned.

Advanced searchers may still want to begin with the specific source files which best cover their subject area. For the general search the keyword search feature does a good job of leading to relevant, well organized results.

Electronic Resources

Minerva Online Catalog: Locate books and videos in the KU Maine Library (and other area libraries)

MARVEL! Maine's Virtual Library: Locate articles from journals, magazines, newspapers, books, over 7,000 e-books, and more.
Credo Reference: Dictionaries, handbooks, and subject-specific encyclopedias in a wide array of disciplines.
GVRL: Gale Virtual Reference Library: Search reference e-books in business, law, education, medicine, criminal justice, & the social sciences.
Salem Health: Find authoritative medical and health information from reputable reference e-books. *(off campus users login here)
Salem History: Reference e-books including The Historical Encyclopedia of American Business, Decades, and Great Lives from History. *(Off campus users login here)

Salem Science: Find authoritative science and mathematics information from reference e-books. *(Off campus users login here)

 AtoZ World Business: Source for 100 country business guides of 108 topics each and 76 World trade resources.  
Global Road Warrior: Locate objective information on countries including key facts, cultural insights, maps, etc.
CQ Researcher: Locate detailed, objective information on current controversial issues. (Off-campus users login here.)

Infobase Learning: Includes Issues & Controversies, Today's Science and World News Digest. Locate objective information on controversial issues, world and national events, science, people, maps, etc . In addition, streaming videos on an array of subjects are available within Films on Demand.
Maine InfoNet Download Library: Download Audiobooks and e-books to your computer or portable device.

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All patron barcode required services - Minerva, MARVEL! and Maine's Infonet Download Library - will be unavailable Monday, September 8 in preparation for the migration to the new online catalog platform, Sierra. Borrowing services should be back online by Tuesday, September 9.


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