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MeL: the Michigan eLibrary
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- As a researcher, educator, or student (young or adult), the MeL databases are treasure chests of information.
- Databases are provided free of charge to Michigan citizens by the Library of Michigan.
- Several of the major FLITE databases are available here for free.
- Use this valuable tool yourself and promote it to your students.
- To see the databases you can access yourself, click on the link above.
- Notice the research tools available for free: Academic OneFile and General OneFile, ERIC, and Educator's Reference Complete.
- Check out these databases for your students: eLibrary Elementary, InfoTrac Junior Edition, Kids InfoBits and the World Almanac.
- Take a look at the Michigan Authors and Illustrators database for special projects.
- Use either your Michigan library card barcode number or your Michigan Driver's License/ID number to access the databases.
- At your school library/public library, you may be able to access MeL databases without a log-on.
- Go to your library's homepage, and look for a link to MeL
- Or, ask the librarian about the availability of MeL Databases.
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- Another MeL (Michigan eLibrary) service working with participating libraries throughout Michigan to deliver materials your library may not own.
- If your public library participates, you have access to materials from over 250 public and academic libraries that can be delivered directly to your library.
- A step-by-step tutorial is provided here by FLITE.
- Select your own public library (if it participates), not Ferris State University, and use your own library barcode number to have the material delivered to your home town.
Click here to access information about MichiCard.
- If your public library participates, ask for a Michicard sticker to be added to your library card.
- You may then use your card to check out print materials from any participating MichiCard library (including the FLITE library at Ferris) free of charge.
- What is it? A voluntary program extended to Michigan public libraries beginning in 1990.
- Academic libraries added to the program in 1994.
- In 2000, all other types of libraries invited to participate using state-wide library card.
Click here to access information about the Ferris Library for Information, Technology and Education.
FLITE Walk-In privileges
Anyone who visits Ferris State University may use the FLITE computers anywhere in the public spaces of the building without charge. (This does not include laptops, which must be checked out using a valid Ferris identification card.) You may also print from the computers after purchasing a print card. (If computers are in high demand, primarily in the early evening and at the end of the semester, you might be asked to relinquish a computer to a student who needs to work on academic assignments.)
FLITE Reference Service
Contact FLITE Reference at the Oval Information Desk for assistance with all levels of general and research-related information needs. Reference service is provided in person, by phone (231-591-3602), by email, and by chat.
FLITE MichiCard services
FLITE will allow checkout of library materials to anyone who displays a current MichiCard sticker on his or her library card. Please check with your public library to receive your sticker.
FLITE Online Catalog
Use the FLITE Online Catalog to search for books you can borrow using MeLCat. You may also find access to free reputable websites listed within the catalog. Contact Kristy Motz at the library for more assistance.
There are several good sites on the Internet for resources about education topics:
- The Educator's Reference Desk
- EduHound.com: Everything for Education K-12!
- Michigan Online Resources for Educators (Formerly Michigan Teacher Network)
- Teacher Lingo (Teacher Blog Community)
- Teacher Reference Center (Provided by EBSCO)
Any more questions? Contact: Kristy Motz / Email / Phone: 231-591-3625 / Office: FLITE 140H
Last update: October 2, 2009