Please note that the ebooks session previously advertised as being held on June 20 has now been rescheduled for June 30 at the same time. All registrants for this session will be contacted directly.
eBooks–From NetLibrary to EBSCOhost for TexShare
This session is intended for librarians and library staff to assist them in the transition of eBooks from NetLibrary to the EBSCOhost interface. As NetLibrary content is being moved to EBSCOhost , both EBSCOhost and NetLibrary customers will have access to an eBooks preview. This class will include an overview of the preview account, information about additional functionality that will become available when the transition to EBSCOhost is complete, as well as a ‘sneak peek’ at Audiobooks on EBSCOhost.
Public Library Resources provided through TexShare
In this one-hour session, we’ll demonstrate just how easy searching EBSCO resources can be. Patrons can choose the clean, “Google” like page or the Advanced Search page, with more search options. We’ll search a variety of general reference, business and academic resources available for your patrons. We’ll also review Consumer Health Complete for consumer-oriented health content. Easy to navigate, this database is designed to promote an overall understanding of health-related topics. Finally, attendees will tour the EBSCO Support site, which provides additional training tools as well as materials to help promote these valuable online resources provided through TexShare.
Basic Search Strategies and Tools using EBSCOhost provided through TexShare
TexShare provides you with over 30 full-text databases that are available via the EBSCOhost interface. These resources include publications and information concerning business & careers, health, government, history, technology, current events and our very own Texas Reference Center! This session will serve as an introductory to the different search modes, how to refine results using the Narrow By and limiters as well as citing, printing, emailing and saving results. Librarians and teachers who would like to learn more about the searching experience on the EBSCOhost interface should sign up for this class.
Advanced Search Strategies and Tools using EBSCOhost provided through TexShare
This session is designed for those who want to get the most of the EBSCO search experience. We’ll use the EBSCOhost interface to explore advanced search strategies, using guided style search boxes and field codes and learn how to use limiters for detailed searching. We’ll access publications and create journal and search alerts. Users will learn how personal folders can benefit both staff and patrons/students. Finally, we’ll review EBSCO’s Support Site for training and marketing resources and tools to promote these valuable resources provided through TexShare.
This session assumes knowledge of basic search strategies and interface navigation.
For more information on TexShare training, and to check back for archives of these sessions, visit the TexShare training page at http://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/texshare/index.html.