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Statewide Database Licensing Program

Answers to your questions about the State Library of Oregon's Statewide Database Licensing Program (SDLP)

What's New?

Enhancements to Gale Business Resource

Later this year Gale Business Insights: Global will become Gale Business: Insights, offering an enhanced user experience with added features and functionality. The new experience will take effect December 2022 but prior to that in October, users will see a “Try It Now” button with the option to preview the new experience within the current database. More details about the enhancements can be found on this recent Gale blog post.

New Gale eBooks added

In August 2022, 30 new titles eBook titles were added to the Statewide Database Licensing Program’s Gale eBooks collection. With the advice of members of the Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee, titles were added in the area of mental health, equity, and inclusion. Two reference works were also added: Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology (4th edition, published 2022) and Diccionario de Sinonimos, Antonimos, Paronimos (Spanish language thesaurus).

A complete list of titles with detailed information is available. You can view the list of titles added in 2022 by filtering this spreadsheet with the code oregonsc2022.

All participating libraries should see these titles available when you log in to your Gale eBooks collection. Please contact Arlene Weible with any questions.

MARC records for Gale eBook titles can be downloaded from the Gale Support Site. More information about accessing and using MARC records can also be found at the Oregon Statewide Databases Support Site.

Tips for promoting LearningExpress Library in your Community webinar recording available

The State Library hosted a webinar providing promotion tips for LearningExpress Library on March 16, 2021. View the recording and support materials.

Deep Dive into Job & Career Accelerator webinar recording available

The State Library hosted a webinar providing an detailed look at Job & Career Accelerator on February 23, 2021. View the recording and support materials.

LearningExpress Library Overview webinar recording available

The State Library hosted a webinar providing an overview of LearningExpress Library on January 26, 2021. View the recording and support materials.

Slide Deck for Opposing Viewpoints Library Training: Presentation for Instructors

Gale has created a simple slide deck with presenter notes to support library training staff as they introduce Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints to their colleagues. Slides can be copied and edited as needed to best suit individual libraries.

Personal Success Skills added to LearningExpress Library

On November 1, 2020, libraries will see a new resource added to LearningExpress Library. Personal Success Skills offers interactive tutorials, ebooks, and articles to help individuals develop the core knowledge and skills for workplace success and personal fulfillment. Topics covered include workplace skills, organization & time management, and personal finance and media literacy skills. A complete list of these new resources is available.

Options for Academic and High School Libraries

Also starting November 1, academic and high school libraries will have options to access LearningExpress Library resources through the PrepSTEP Academic or PrepSTEP High School platform. These platforms provide

  • Menus and categories organized to align directly to the needs of the college or high school students.
  • Tutorials and other resources targeted to develop study habits and support student success
  • Ability to integrate tests and tutorials with learning management systems, including Canvas, Blackboard, D2L Brightspace, and Schoology via LTI. PrepSTEP LMS Integration Guides provide more details about about implementation.

These flyers LEL vs PrepSTEP for High School and LEL vs PrepSTEP Academic provide a quick comparison of the two platforms. Title lists for PrepSTEP Academic and PrepSTEP High School are also available for review.

PrepSTEP for K-12 Overview - Recording of session held on January 19, 2021. Slides and flyer included.

PrepSTEP for Academics Overview - Recording of session held on December 9, 2020. Slides and chat transcript included.

These sessions provide an overview of the differences between the the LearningExpress Library and PrepSTEP platforms. Libraries considering migration are encouraged to view these sessions.

If you are already familiar with the PrepSTEP platform and want to make the switch now, please contact Arlene Weible.