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Register Now for Free TexShare Training Webinars from EBSCOhost and the State Library

2015 October 29

TexShare logoTexShare libraries, sign up now the latest round of free TexShare database training with EBSCOhost trainer Lisa Jones.  Read about the many training webinars, and link to registration pages below:

Homework Help and School Outreach, With New Ways to Search Using Explora
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 – 2:00pm Central
Get an overview of the key features and functionality of the new Explora interfaces for public libraries. Explore reading level limiters, Primary Source Documents and using the MYEBSCOhost folder as a resource evaluation tool in the first half of the session. The second half of the session is for database administrators and will focus on the important changes available in EBSCO Administration.
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Using the Small Business Reference Center
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – 10:00am Central
Find out more about the Small Business Reference Center. Browse books and articles, and find advice for creating business plans that lead to successful funding. Also learn about the business videos that provide critical information for business owners: interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos.
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Health Resources – New Year = New You!
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 – 10:00am Central
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 where we will use 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.
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Let’s Learn About EBSCO Administration
Thursday January 7, 2016 – 1:00pm Central
Learn more about the customization options within your EBSCOhost resources. Use the new Explora interface and get a detailed overview of the key features and functionality including: setting up your searching defaults, customizing branding; creating customized search boxes; and running usage reports..
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Exploring Literary Reference Center
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 11:00am Central
The unique Literary Reference Center database contains thousands of full-text documents providing users with information and literary criticism on authors and their works from antiquity to present. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and  discover new ways to use these great resources.
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EBSCOhost Searching Tips and New Features
Wednesday February 10, 2016 – 11:00am Central
Training for new users or anyone wanting to brush-up on searching skills. Learn basic and advanced searching techniques using a few of the most popular databases. Learn 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.
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Searching Your Newspaper Collection
Tuesday March 8, 2016 – 1:00pm Central
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 also be covered, including searching full-text and setting up search alerts.
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Do it Yourself Home Improvement and Small Engine Repair
Thursday, April 14, 2016 – 10:00am Central
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. Also, learn about the Small Engine Reference Center, which holds user-friendly repair guides for all types of small engines. Learn how to find reference books, photos, illustrations and diagrams by searching product type, brand, model/engine type model numbers and more.
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Summer Craft Ideas with Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – 12:00 Noon, Central
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Learn about this database, which provides full text from leading hobby and craft magazines covering the topics of gardening, needlecrafts, scrapbooking, collecting and much more. Don’t forget to bring your questions and suggested search topics!
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Questions about the webinars?  Contact Lisa Jones at  Want more information on TexShare in general?  Contact State Library staff at or call (512) 463-5465.

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