Baker College Library licenses many electronic resources for current students, faculty and staff. Access to these resources is governed by contractual license agreements with resource providers. These license agreements stipulate that access to the electronic resources is restricted to current students, faculty and staff of Baker College for educational and research purposes only, specifically excluding use for commercial purposes. Thus we are unable to extend electronic access to our corporate partners or affiliates, nor to outside non-profit entities, even if they are collaborating on projects.
The Michigan eLibrary is Michigan’s virtual library.
This service of the Library of Michigan, developed with the participation of Michigan libraries, is designed to offer every library and resident of the state equitable and easy-to-use access to a core set of information resources.
Mel eResources are free commercial databases for Michigan Residents.
There are over 70 eResources in MeL. For the complete listing, visit the MeL eResources page.
The MeL eResources are purchased through Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds administered by the Library of Michigan and through state appropriations.
All of the links on the main MeL eResources page are geo-IP URLs. When a user clicks on a link, it will check to see if the user is coming from a registered IP address (on the vendor end), then check to see if a user is within Michigan (based on their IP address). If a user is coming from either a registered IP address or from within Michigan, then they will be allowed to access the resource. If the user isn't seen as coming from Michigan, then the user will be directed to authenticate using a valid Michigan driver's license number or an official State of Michigan ID card number (available at any Secretary of State's office for Michigan residents who are non-drivers). Patrons of participating MeLCat libraries may enter their library barcode numbers.