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Virtual Meeting Pitfalls: Eyestrain and "Zoom Fatigue"
MA State Remote Library Resources
We're In This Together -- Free Digital Library (MBLC)
As the Covid-19 Crisis continues and more people are staying home, cultural institutions, nonprofits, and companies are making resources free for all to access. We have collected some of these for Massachusetts residents to use.
MA Statewide Databases (MLS/MBLC)
Information and training on the statewide databases provided by MLS and MBLC. Give your patrons remote access to thousands of articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals - plus encyclopedias, academic books, and other reliable research and reference sources.
MA Statewide Databases -- Public Portal (MBLC)
Anyone in MA can use this portal to access the databases, even if your home library or school does not have its own links set up.
Boston Public Library Online Resources (BPL)
Most online resources from Boston Public Library are available remotely. Anyone who lives, works, or studies in Massachusetts can register for an eCard to access these resources from home.
Gale Resources to Support Libraries and Educators Impacted by COVID-19
An evolving hub to help partners: Optimize existing resources, enhance instruction, learn how to go virtual, and provide accurate health information
Online Learning Tools within Your Gale Resources
Webinar recorded 3/19/20
As your school or institution quickly makes the move from in-person courses to online learning, your Gale resources are here to help! Join this webinar for quick tips on common Gale tools within and support materials that you can use to help smooth the transition.
Social Graphics for Online Library Services (MBLC Awarehouse)
"As more libraries close or limit the public’s physical access to libraries, we wanted to make it easier for you to remind patrons about all that you offer online. We created some quick social media graphics that may help."
- Celeste Bruno, Communications Director, MBLC (examples included below)
Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries
Ask a Law Librarian
Although the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries (TCLL) are currently closed to the public for in-person visits, our staff is available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. via chat, email, and phone to answer any legal research and reference question
Request Law Library Documents
While the TCLL cannot lend books, document delivery is available. Also, anyone without a TCLL library card can request a temporary ecard to access online resources available to TCLL cardholders.
Massachusetts law about...
Recently, TCLL librarians created a Covid-19 web page with up to date legal resources. The new page, along with about 180 pages/topics, can be found at our Massachusetts Law about web site. The Law about pages cover a host of legal topics and provide a great starting place to help find pertinent statutes, regulations, print, and online resources.
Massachusetts law about COVID-19
Includes information about Massachusetts laws and regulations, Federal laws and resources, and how to contact the Trial Court Law Libraries
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