ELM Personalized

Create a customized collection of the ELM databases most relevant to your students or patrons. ELM Personalized gives Minnesota libraries and schools the ability to create a page on the ELM website specific to their institution that contains library branding and contact information, custom-selected ELM databases, and personalized database descriptions. And it only takes about 15 minutes to set up.

Screenshot of example ELM Personalized web page

How it works

  1. Set up an account using your library’s Minitex MyLibrary log-in. (2 minutes)
  2. Step One: Describe your library. Add your library name, contact information, and logo, if you'd like. (2 minutes)
  3. Step Two: Select the ELM databases your students or patrons will find most useful. You can list databases one at a time on your personalized page or select topics and content types to show in your drop-down menus. (10 minutes)
  4. Step Three: Customize database descriptions (optional). If you'd like to describe the databases you’ve selected in a way different than we have, you can easily do so. (10 minutes)
  5. Get your personalized URL. You'll have a page on the ELM site that you can share with your students and patrons (for example, www.elm4you.org/libraries/mylibrary).
  6. Maintain your account. You can always change the databases you have listed or change descriptions of those databases by signing in to your account. You can also get basic usage statistics on your account page.