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November 20, 2009

Free Flu Information Resources

Both Gale and EBSCO have begun offering free, authoritative information on the H1N1 and seasonal flu for both health practitioners and the public. This content is pulled from each vendor's proprietary resources, but is available to all at no cost.

Thanks to both EBSCO and Gale for their quick response to this need. Please share these links with colleagues, family, and friends (and consider plugging Gale's widget into your library's website).

November 11, 2009

EBSCOhost Mobile is here!

EBSCO is excited to announce that the anticipated new interface for mobile users, EBSCOhost Mobile, is here! The new EBSCOhost application is tailor-made for the smaller screens of mobile devices, and offers the most important EBSCOhost features and functionality, right in the palm of your hand!

Once you have created a profile in EBSCOadmin for EBSCOhost Mobile, this new interface will be available to all users who have access to your account. To help alert your users, there are posters that can be downloaded and printed here. If you need assistance setting up a new profile for EBSCOhost Mobile, please communicate with EBSCO's Technical Support Representatives online at http://support.ebscohost.com/contact/askus.php and allow one to two weeks for setup time.

November 10, 2009

October Reference Notes on Web!

The *October* issue of Minitex Reference Notes has been published to the web http://minitex.umn.edu/publications/refnotes/

This month we feature the following articles:
*National Information Literacy Awareness Month and National Day of Writing

*ELM Spotlights including Points of View Reference Center & Gale PowerSearch 2.0

*2009/2010 Teleconference Schedule

*WebJunction Minnesota Courses

*Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference Write-Ups

*E-book and E-resource Licensing from NISO

November 4, 2009

Historical Minneapolis Tribune and Elm4you.org

ProQuest has restored access to the Historical Minneapolis Tribune via the Elm portal, elm4you.org

November 3, 2009

Where's the DigRef blog?

You may have noticed the link for the Minitex DigRef blog is now pointing to Minitex Reference Services blog. In an effort to be more focused of the publications Minitex Reference Services puts out we have merged the DigRef blog with the Reference Services blog. You will still be able to read posts pertaining to Digital Reference, there will be a new category for this. If you're looking for older posts, don't worry. All the content from the DigRef blog has been moved over as well. We will now be able to give a more complete view of what all Minitex Reference Services is about from a central blog.