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Mark Your Calendar Now for Upcoming TexShare Training Opportunities

2014 December 2

TexShare logoGet a jump on the new year by marking your calendar now for upcoming training for TexShare libraries! All of the sessions will be with expert EBSCO trainer Lisa Jones. Here is the list, and you can click on a webinar title to register.

12/10/14 Health Resources – New Year = New You!
TIME: 2 PM – 3:30 PM, CST

The new year is around the corner and there are multiple EBSCOhost databases that have helpful health information available for your users to get closer to their goals. Explore Health Source, AHFS and Masterfile to learn varied search terms to find articles from Shape, Vibrant Life, Better Nutrition, Men’s Health, Fit Pregnancy, Yoga Journal, Psychology Today, Journal on Active Aging and many more. Finding articles to print that will compliment your New Years displays, setting up journal alerts and saving items to folders will also be demonstrated.

01/22/15 Let’s Learn About EBSCO Administration
TIME: 3 PM – 4:30 PM, CST

Learn more about the customization options within your EBSCOhost resources. Get a detailed overview of the key features and functionality including: setting up your searching defaults, customizing colors/branding; integration of outside sites (LibGuides, Blackboard); creating customized search boxes; and running usage reports.

02/03/15 EBSCOhost Searching Tips and New Features
TIME: 10 AM – 11:30 AM, CST

This is for the new user or for anyone wanting to brush-up on their searching skills. Learn basic and advanced searching techniques using a few of the most popular databases. Discover how to use folders, search and journal alerts and more. Don’t forget to bring any questions that you may have about your databases and how to search them within EBSCOhost.

03/12/15 Searching Your Newspaper Collection
TIME: 1 PM – 2:30 PM, CST

Local, national and international papers will be searched to find historical and current events during this session. Articles from USA Today, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor and more will be found. Advanced searching features will be covered to include searching the full-text of the articles and setting up search alerts. Bring your questions and suggested search topics to class and we will discover new ways to use this great resource.

04/08/15 Do It Yourself Home Improvement and Small Engine Repair
TIME: 11 AM – 12:30 PM, CST

Learn to search within the Home Improvement Reference Center to find full-text content from leading home improvement magazines. Explore images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home repair projects. Topics covered include remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects and more. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and discover new ways to use these great resources.

05/05/15 Summer Craft Ideas with Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
TIME: 1 PM – 2:30 PM, CST

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. The database provides full text from leading hobby and craft magazines covering the topics of gardening, needlecrafts, scrapbooking, collecting and much more. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and discover new ways to use these great resources.

Questions about these training sessions? Contact Lisa Jones at  For questions about TexShare in general, contact the State Library at or call (512) 463-5465 or 800-252-9386 (toll-free for Texas).

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