E-resources have become an inseparable part of this educational system. It has a prominent role to play in supporting higher education and in fulfilling educational objectives. E-resources are rich source of information for those students and researchers who want extra learning materials. There are a number of e-books, reference books, e-journals, inter-linked hypertext documents, expert’s views and other study-oriented material that can make the learning process very easy (Anjana, 2016).
In order to respond to the need of our community in terms of giving adequate information researches, to the library clients in facing the challenge of the New Normal among libraries and librarians, the Cagayan Provincial and Learning Resource Center purchased 4 Electronic Databases which are the Bibliotex, Vital Source, Curiosity Stream, and Gale Cengage Learning to enhance the overall learning experience and to provide users with new tools and applications for information seeking and retrieval.
It also supports quality teaching and research output, save the time of the students, faculty and librarians. This electronic resources are invaluable research tools that complement the print-based resources in a traditional library setting.
These ebooks are intended for junior high to college students, they may access this thru off-line using their laptops and mobile devices.
The Subscribed collections are to be used by senior high, college students and post graduate students.
Curiosity Stream is a subscription service with nonfiction documentaries and shows on topics like history, nature, science and more. This are perfect for kids to college that are fond of history and documentaries, it is a free online streaming videos that can only access through the CPLRC.
Gale OneFile content features include full-test articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources; careful editorial curation; a low-to-no embargo rate; and detailed manual indexing. With no restriction on printing, downloading, sharing or emailing, accessibility is increased with built0in interface and article translation into over 20 languages, along with Readspeaker technology (text-to-speech) which allows text to be read aloud to users.
Gale Ebooks contains titles over 100 publishing partners, including Springer, Wiley and Elsevier. Covers all academic subjects, including Engineering, Hard Sciences, Business and Psychology. Through the CPLRC, it allows unlimited simultaneous user access with just one copy.