Upcoming Free TexShare Database Training Webinars From EBSCOhost and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission – February Through May 2014


TEXSHARE Spring 2014 Online Sessions — ALL TIMES CENTRAL

Literature Reference Center

The unique Literature 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.  LRC is also available on the EBSCOhost interface, but in this workshop we’ll search it on its own customized interface

Monday, February 24  –  1-2pm               

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Small Business Reference Center

In this 30 minute session, we’ll discuss the specially-designed Small Business Reference Center interface and browse top business categories. We’ll explore small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, including common business types, and find advice for creating business plans that lead to successful funding. We’ll also look at the business videos that provide critical information for business owners: interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos.

Tuesday, February 25  – 11-12:00 am

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Homework Help and School Outreach

Public Librarians will want to join in on the Homework Help and School Outreach session where we will explore different grade-level topics within the Texas State Curriculum to find online resources to assist the younger patron and anyone doing school outreach.  Reading level limiters, Primary Source Documents and using the MYEBSCOhost folder as a resource evaluation tool will be demonstrated.

Tuesday, March 11 –  2-3 pm

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EBSCOhost Searching Tips

Join us for a 1-hour look at EBSCOhost Searching Tips. This is for the new user or for anyone wanting to brush-up on their searching skills.  We’ll demonstrate Basic and advanced searching techniques using a few of the most popular databases.  Learn how to use Folders, Search and Journal Alerts and more.  Join us during this hour and bring any questions that you may have about your databases and how to search them within EBSCOhost.

Wednesday, March 19  –  11-12pm

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Exploring Health Resources

Explore Health Resources Using EBSCOhost in this session with an overview of the content available through Health Source and MEDLINE.  We’ll cover what’s included in each database and how to search Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).  Learn how to find Evidence-Based Reports and search on specific health topics.

Tuesday, April 15  –  2-3pm

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Master your EBSCOhost Environment

Master your EBSCOhost Environment Using the Administrative Module! This session is intended for library administrators and others who would like to learn more about the customization options within your EBSCOhost resources. We’ll provide a detailed overview of the key features and functionality including: customizing colors/branding; integration of outside sites (LibGuides, Blackboard); customized search boxes; and usage reports.

Thursday, April 17  –  12-1pm

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Get Ready for the Summer ‘To-Do’ List

Let’s search within the Home Improvement Reference Center to find full-text content from leading home improvement magazines. We’ll 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.  We will also cover the Small Engine Reference Center that holds user-friendly repair guides for all types of small engines.  Find reference books, photos, illustrations and diagrams by searching product type, brand, model/engine type model numbers and more.

Tuesday, May 6  –  11:30-12:30am

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Get Ready for Summer Crafts and Hobbies

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. This database provides full text from leading hobby and craft magazines covering the topics of gardening, needlecrafts, scrapbooking, collecting and much more.

Wednesday, May 14  –  3-4pm

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