Tuesday, February 24, 2009

State by State, Libraries Join AccessMyLibrary. com

State by State, Libraries Join AccessMyLibrary. com

Residents in Connecticut, New Mexico and Florida now have ubiquitous access to free research tool and online magazines and journals – thanks to their libraries.

Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) February 13, 2007

Statewide library consortia throughout the country are taking advantage of AccessMyLibrary. com (http://www. accessmylibrary. com/), Thomson Gale’s library advocacy Web site that allows patrons of participating libraries to access library databases and the full text of online journals and magazines (http://www. accessmylibrary. com/subject/all) anywhere and anytime with the click of a mouse. Thomson Gale is part of Thomson Learning.

Thanks to recent partnerships, all residents of Connecticut, New Mexico and Florida now have quick and convenient access to this free research tool (http://www. accessmylibrary. com/) containing the authoritative online resources (http://www. accessmylibrary. com/coms2/browse_JJ_) their libraries have licensed on their behalf. Residents of these states are able to view content from award-winning databases, such as InfoTrac OneFile, on the Web directly at www. accessmylibrary. com and seamlessly integrated into the search results of all major search engines.

Additionally, all residents of these three states are able to participate in a streamlined authentication process, designed to more quickly get them to the full text of periodical articles, journal entries and electronic reference books (eBooks).

“Our strategic partnerships with the forward-thinking library consortia in Connecticut, New Mexico and Florida will provide large benefits to both the residents and the libraries of these states,” said Matt Hong, Vice President and General Manager of Open Web Markets for Thomson Gale. "All residents in Connecticut, New Mexico and Florida will have even easier Web access to the authoritative information contained in their libraries,” Hong added. “Additionally, libraries in these states will increase their prominence, as well as their relevancy, in the everyday lives of tens of millions of end users.”

For more information, contact Vanessa Birch at vanessa. birch (at) thomson. com.

About Thomson Learning and Thomson Gale

Thomson Learning delivers state-of-the-art, tailored learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. These solutions are delivered through specialized content, applications and services that foster academic excellence, professional development and provide measurable advantage to its customers. Thomson Learning’s mission is to shape the future of global learning by delivering consistently better learning solutions for learners, instructors, and institutions. Thomson Gale (www. gale. com) serves the world's information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs – from homework help to health questions to business profiles – in a variety of formats – books and eBooks, databases and microfilm.

Media Contact:

Vanessa Giancamilli Birch

Manager, Corporate Communications

Thomson Gale

248-699-4253 Ext. 8193 

For Thomson Information:

Lindsay Brown

Director, Public Relations

Thomson Learning

203-539-8634

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