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TexShare: EBSCO Micro Sessions (15 minutes!)

2018 January 12
by Kyla Hunt

Thursday, January 25, 2018        3:00 PM CST
Advanced (Guided Style) Searching with Field Codes
Learn how to search multiple fields at one time with Guided Style searching. In this micro session, we’ll discuss the benefits of using this type of search page as well as where you can find field codes associated with a specific database. We’ll also cover Boolean operators. This is the go-to starting point for savvy researchers!
To register, click here Session #318 192 491

Tuesday, January 30, 2018         10:00 AM CST
Get the Most Out of Limiters and Expanders
Google (keyword) searching is fine, but what about all those available search options? Limiters like Cover Story, PDF and Language often get overlooked – expanders, too! We’ll discuss how these can quickly help users retrieve the results they are looking for!
To register, click here Session #316 729 617

Tuesday, February 13, 2018       3:00 PM CST
Quick Ways to Access Publications and Journals
Want to get your hands on a periodical or journal fast? There are a few ways you might not have thought of before – and we’ll share them in this micro session. We’ll also discuss ways to promote specific journals by putting links on your library page to give easy access to your patrons – and increase usage!
To register, click here Session #314 060 459

Friday, February 23, 2018           10:00 AM CST
How Do Those Subject Files Really Work?
There are subjects and then there are subjects. In this micro session, we’ll demonstrate how to use both the Subject authority file and the Subject index. We’ll also discuss the difference between Subject headings and Thesaurus: Subject headings where available.
To register, click here Session #317 687 585

Thursday, March 8, 2018            10:00 AM CST
Favorite Features in 15 Minutes: Legal Information Reference Center
This resource is so easy to use and intuitive, you may already know everything about it. Or do you? Join us for this quick session where we’ll demonstrate how your patrons can quickly create legal documents. Or browse one of several NOLO Press books on a variety of topics. Patrons can even browse forms by
U.S. state. Join us and pick up a few new tips on this great DIY resource.
To register, click here Session #311 052 236

Friday, March 23, 2018                10:00 AM CDT
Save Time with Search and Journal Alerts
Alerts are great benefits of having a personal My EBSCOhost account. Learn how to quickly create journal alerts so users know when their favorite magazine is available online. Search alerts help researchers save time by notifying them when new articles that match their search criteria have been downloaded and are ready to view.
To register, click here Session #317 411 990

Tuesday, April 10, 2018               3:00 PM CDT
Favorite Features in 15 Minutes: Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Hobbies & Crafts is a great resource year round – not just around the holidays! Find MakerSpace ideas to promote in your library. Check out instructional videos on a variety of topics. Browse the extensive A- Z list for ideas or search by category. Come away with some great tips on how to save your patrons some $$ with this fantastic resource!
To register, click here Session #319 297 944

Thursday, April 19, 2018             10:00 AM CDT
I Didn’t Know I Could Do That! Ways to Customize Your Interfaces using EBSCOadmin
In this micro session, we’ll discuss ten common functions that can be conducted in EBSCOadmin to enhance the user experience. Curious to know what they are? Join in and find out!
To register, click here Session #313 300 544

Friday, May 4, 2018                      10:00 AM CDT
My Favorite Features in 15 Minutes: Explora
Research is made easier with Explora, EBSCO’s kid-friendly interfaces. We’ll talk about Topic Overviews and what resources can be searched in the different interfaces (in case you didn’t know, there’s an interface for elementary school and another for secondary schools.) These are great resources for parents in your community that are home-schooling their kids!
To register, click here Session #313 135 638

To register for live sessions or view recorded sessions, click below.

Questions? Contact:

Russlene Waukechon
TexShare E-resources Coordinator
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
800-252-9386 (toll-free)

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