Please take a moment to explore the new and improved ELM Portal. The new site continues to offer convenient access to the full suite of ELM databases and will still help library staff, students, and residents identify the most relevant of those databases for their task, but we've made big improvements. The site has a new look and feel that incorporates dynamic elements allowing researchers to quickly identify databases for specific needs.
In addition to work on this redesign, Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction and IT staff have completed a couple of special projects that are incorporated into the site.
One of those projects allows Minnesota libraries to create a personalized version of the ELM collection – selecting just those databases of most relevance to their users and branding that personalized collection with their library information.
The second project provides a single point of entry to content from select ELM databases to support the teaching of MN K-12 academic standards. A teacher or educator will be able to locate the state benchmark they're building into their curriculum and click into article-level content to support that curriculum in their classroom.
Check out the site and let us know what you think.