"Electronic Resource? What the Heck Is an Electronic Resource?"
July 19, 2010
Ever been searching the catalog and come across a listing that says Electronic Resource? Do you sit there and say to yourself, “What the heck does that mean? Can I get this or not?”
Well the answer is yes. While "electronic resource" can mean a few of different things, the upshot is that the title is usually available, just not physically.
For MCPL, an electronic resource can be any of a variety of helpful items. It could be a downloadable audiobook from Overdrive and Netlibrary, an electronic copy of a book from Safari Technical and Business books, or an article in one of our many databases.
Whichever it is, this does mean the item is available, just maybe in a different format than you are used to. Right now, if you click on the word URL, it will take you to the appropriate online resource for the item. So next time you are searching our catalog and come across an electronic resource, stop and take the time to click on URL. It may take you to a brand new world of information.Tags: databases, online resources, eBooks, audiobooks