Minitex provides all Minnesota with a package of databases which is contracted every three years. After a year-long process of planning, evaluation, needs assessment, proposal solicitation, and content review, Minitex and the Shared E-Resources (SER) Task Force announced the new statewide database package.  Faced with a flat budget and wide range of libraries to support some cuts were necessary.  For our library the main cuts involve the Gale databases and a reduced version of our news database from ProQuest.  See our Databases A-Z list for links.

Beginning on July 1st, here are the new e-resources that will be available:

  • Capstone Pebble Go: Animals and Biographies
  • Capstone Pebble Go Next: States and Native American Studies
  • EBSCO LearningExpress Library Complete (upgrade from LearningExpress Library)
  • EBSCO MasterFile Complete (upgrade from MasterFile Premier)
  • EBSCO MAS Complete (upgrade from MAS Ultra)
  • ProQuest US Newsstream (reduced from ProQuest Global Newsstream)

Here are current statewide e-resources that will NOT be available beginning on July 1st:

  • Gale Academic OneFile Select (not renewed)
  • Gale OneFile: Educator’s Reference Complete (not renewed)
  • Gale OneFile: High School Edition (not renewed)
  • Gale OneFile: Informe Académico (not renewed)
  • Gale OneFile: Leadership and Management (not renewed)
  • Gale OneFile: Science (not renewed)
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (not renewed)
  • Kids InfoBits (not renewed)
  • ProQuest Global Newsstream (reduced to ProQuest US Newsstream)

All other current statewide e-resources from EBSCO, LearningExpress, Britannica, and OCLC, as well as Gale in Context: High School and Gale in Context: Middle School, will continue to be available.