EBSCO Webinar Training Schedule September 2014 – May 2015

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Upcoming Free TexShare Database Training Webinars From EBSCOhost and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission – September 2014 – May 2015

 

All sessions are listed in Central time

All sessions will be recorded

Instructor: Lisa Jones

 

Workshop NameTime & DateDescriptionRegister
Homework Help and School OutreachWednesday, September 24, 2014 – 2pmPublic 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. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources. Click Here
Exploring Literary Reference CenterWednesday, October 15, 2014 – 3pmThe 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. LRC is also available on the EBSCOhost interface, but in this workshop we’ll search it on its own customized interface. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources. Click Here
Using the Small Business Reference CenterTuesday, November 4, 2014 – 1pm Join us to find out more about the Small Business Reference Center interface where we will browse books and articles using top business categories, entrepreneurial subject areas 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. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources. Click Here
Health Resources—New Year = New You!Wednesday, December 10, 2014 – 2pmThe new year is around the corner and there are multiple databases that have helpful health information available for your users to get closer to their goals. Join us to explore the content found in 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. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources. Click Here
Let’s Learn About EBSCO AdministrationThursday, January 22, 2015 – 3pm 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: setting up your searching defaults, customizing colors/branding; integration of outside sites (LibGuides, Blackboard); creating customized search boxes; and running usage reports. Click Here

EBSCOhost Searching Tips and New FeaturesTuesday, February 3, 2015 - 10am 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.Click Here
Searching Your Newspaper CollectionThursday, March 12, 2015 – 1pm 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.Click Here
Do it Yourself Home Improvement and Small Engine RepairWednesday, April 8, 2015 - 11am 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. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources.Click Here

Summer Craft Ideas with Hobbies and Crafts Reference CenterTuesday, May 5, 2015 - 1pmHobbies 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. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources. Click Here

 

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