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October 20, 2014

Ransom! A Database Search Game

Can you figure out who kidnapped Minitex's blue resource sharing tubs? Play Ransom! to find out. Ransom! is a learning game that challenges library staff to find unique content within the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) databases. Although it's intended for library staff, it is open to anyone interested in exploring and learning more about ELM. There are four Clue Sets, and each Clue Set contains four search exercises. It will probably take 10-20 minutes to complete each Clue Set. The game is completely self-directed and asynchronous. Play it whenever you have the time. To get started, go to: z.umn.edu/ransom.

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