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New FREE statewide resources available through the Montana State Library

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 4:55 pm
EBSCO’s premium online research databases are now freely available to all Montana libraries, made possible through an appropriation by the 2011 Montana Legislature.  The Ebsco resources replace the Gale Infotrac resources that have been available in the past. These resources offer all Montanans 24/7 access to high-quality content on a wide variety of research areas, as well as age-appropriate resources designed specifically for high school, middle school and elementary school students.
Soon, all of your library’s resources will be accessible for searching via a single search box, providing a convenient and streamlined means for retrieving search results. More information will be available once the implementation is complete. Extensive training resources & support materials are available to make the transition to EBSCO resources simple—visit support.ebscohost.com to learn more.
Start Using EBSCO’s Databases Today!  Visit the Montana Library Directory to Get Access Information - http://montanalibrarydirectory.org.
In addition to EBSCO, Tutor.com, the highest-rated online homework and tutoring service is now available to every library card-holder in Montana. The Montana State Library is launching Homework MT (www.homeworkmt.org) to all Montana students from Kindergartners to adults in college as well as job seekers.  This project is made possible through funding from the 2011 Montana Legislature, making this resource available free of charge to all Montana citizens.
Beginning in September, students in grades K-12, college students and job seekers can connect to a qualified tutor or career tutor from a computer or mobile device (iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad) for one-to-one, on demand help in math, science, social studies, English, resume help and other career services. The program will be available every Sunday through Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Mountain Time. There are no appointments or schedules. Tutors are available online to provide assistance with homework, studying, exam preparation, projects, essays, standardized tests and much more. Access information for HomeworkMT.org will be available through the Montana Library Directory http://montanalibrarydirectory.org

For more information, contact Colet Bartow, 444-3583