NMSL El Portal Statewide Databases Survey

We are currently assessing the New Mexico statewide databases.  This survey is part of that assessment.

The Secretary of the Department of Cultural Affairs and the State Librarian would like to know what value the three databases currently purchased - Gale/Cengage package, Newsbank New Mexico newspapers, Brainfuse HelpNow and JobNow - provide to your library, and what benefit is realized in the community served by your library.

Based on the assessment feedback we receive from libraries around the state, we hope to gain insight on the direction you would like the statewide databases to take in the future.

We thank you for your participation in the assessment!

1. Please tell us about yourself. Are you:

2. What value does the Gale/Cengage package of magazine content provide to your library?  Package includes - Chilton, Virtual Reference Library, Opposing Viewpoints, Research in Context, Kids InfoBits.  For all content in this package, please see El Portal.

3. Which of the Gale/Cengage resources are most useful to your library community?  Please see El Portal to see all of the resources available.

4. What value does the Newsbank New Mexico newspaper package provide to your library?  To see all 16 newspapers included in this package, please see Newspapers under Popular Resources on El Portal and click on Newsbank.

5. What value does the Brainfuse HelpNow and JobNow homework help, tutoring and testing and career services package provide to your library?  To see all of the Brainfuse services, please see Brainfuse under Popular Resources on El Portal.

6. On a scale of one to five with five being the most useful, please rank how well the Gale/Cengage database package  serves your library community's needs.

7. On a scale of one to five with five being the most useful, please rank how well the Newsbank NM newspapers package  serves your library community's needs.

8. On a scale of one to ten with ten being the most useful, please rank how well the Brainfuse package serves your library community's needs.

9. What benefit is realized in the community served by your library from the Gale/Cengage package of magazine content?  Package includes - Chilton, Virtual Reference Library, Opposing Viewpoints, Research in Context, Kids InfoBits.  For all content in this package, please see El Portal.

10. What benefit is realized in the community served by your library from the Newsbank New Mexico newspaper package?  To see all 16 newspapers included in this package, please see Newspapers under Popular Resources on El Portal and click on Newsbank.

11. What benefit is realized in the community served by your library from the Brainfuse HelpNow and JobNow homework help, tutoring and testing and career services package?  To see all of the Brainfuse services, please see Brainfuse under Popular Resources on El Portal.

12. What other type of database or services (genealogy, language, small engine repair, et cetera) would your library community find useful?

13. How could we make the statewide databases even more useful to your library community?

14. What else would you like to tell us about El Portal and the statewide databases?

Thank you very much for your assistance with our decision making!


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