Back to School with AccessMyLibrary: Teachers and Students Discover Free Educational Resources

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This back to school season, an increasing number of teachers and students are utilizing the free educational resources available through Gale's AccessMyLibrary grants users access to nearly 30 million online articles from its diverse collection of more than 4,000 journals and publications.

"Students, from elementary school through post graduate, can now access the same resources they'd find in their local library, via the Internet," said AccessMyLibrary Product Manager Eric Hoss.
"Other content on the web may come from unverified sources. Yet, with AccessMyLibrary, students consistently find high quality, reliable information from the most trusted magazines, journals and newspapers in the world," he added. "Using verified and authoritative sources can make the difference between getting a C and getting an A on that important research paper."

Teachers, students and parents may cringe at the high cost of back to school supplies. Journal publication subscriptions and online reference site subscriptions can add to this expense. Fortunately, free, reliable educational resources and reference materials -- from regional newspapers to peer-reviewed, academic journals -- are available through AccessMyLibrary. After registering with a library card on, any student or teacher can instantly search millions of articles from trustworthy sources. For those not currently belonging to a local library, the site offers temporary access to its resources via a simple online registration.

Students writing reports, essays or performing research are finding a wealth of reference materials on "Teachers and professors can use the resources on AccessMyLibrary to create lesson plans, design curriculums, or stay current on educational trends," Hoss added.

"From architecture to zoology, AccessMyLibrary covers every topic you would find in a classroom," he said. "With more than 4,000 magazines and journals online, a teacher or student would be hard pressed to find a topic that is not covered in-depth on the site."

Hoss explained that students and teachers find particularly convenient because of its anytime-anywhere access. "In your dorm room, at home, in the classroom -- you can take your library with you!" he said.

Hoss added that AML also offers articles on sports, hobbies and entertainment, "We can't be all work and no play," Hoss said.

About AccessMyLibrary: is Gale's library advocacy Web site that allows patrons of participating libraries to access library databases and the full text of online journals and magazines anywhere and anytime with the click of a mouse.


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