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January 2, 2007

Webinars available

To register visit http://www.minitex.umn.edu/train-conf/webinars/upcoming.asp

Business Source Premier: Business Searching Interface (BSI)

CURRENTLY OFFERED SESSIONS TIME FEE OPEN SEATS PRESENTER REGISTER
Thursday, January 18, 2007 3:00PM - 4:00PM (Central Time) No charge 8 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 3:00PM - 4:00PM (Central Time) No Charge 6 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Thursday, February 08, 2007 9:00AM - 10:00AM (Central Time) No Charge 8 Kristen Mastel REGISTER

This one-hour webinar will look at the newly released Business Searching Interface (BSI) created by EBSCO for searching their Business Source Premier database. It features many enhancements designed specifically for business researchers.

ELM Overview

CURRENTLY OFFERED SESSIONS TIME FEE OPEN SEATS PRESENTER REGISTER
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 11:00AM - 12:00PM (Central Time) No charge 10 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Monday, February 12, 2007 2:00PM - 3:00PM (Central Time) No charge 9 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Friday, March 09, 2007 12:00Pm - 1:00PM (Central Time) No charge 10 Kristen Mastel REGISTER

Electronic Library for Minnesota provides quality online information resources to all Minnesota residents via their local libraries and the ELM Portal and MnLINK Gateway. ELM offers magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, reference sources, and electronic books appropriate for a variety of users. Currently, ELM has resources from EBSCO, Gale, ProQuest, OCLC, and NetLibrary. A reference librarian from MINITEX will provide an overview of ELM, including content, features, and access points.

Gale Resources

CURRENTLY OFFERED SESSIONS TIME FEE OPEN SEATS PRESENTER REGISTER
Monday, February 19, 2007 1:00PM - 2:00PM (Central Time) No charge 10 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Thursday, March 15, 2007 11:00AM - 12:00PM (Central Time) No charge 9 Kristen Mastel REGISTER

This session covers the eight Gale databses in ELM. Five of them are aimed specifically at K-12 users and this session will discuss content information with a break down of the databases by age group. It will also cover search functions, database content, tips, tools, and search strategies, as well as a look at the Professional Collection, a resource aimed at teachers and educators.

Statistics for Ebsco, Gale and OCLC

CURRENTLY OFFERED SESSIONS TIME FEE OPEN SEATS PRESENTER REGISTER
Monday, January 08, 2007 3:00PM - 4:00PM (Central Time) No Charge 4 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Wednesday, January 10, 2007 10:00AM - 11:00AM (Central Time) No Charge 5 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Thursday, January 25, 2007 10:00AM - 11:00AM (Central Time) No Charge 9 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Monday, February 05, 2007 3:00PM - 4:00PM (Central Time) No Charge 8 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Thursday, February 15, 2007 9:00AM - 10:00AM (Central Time) No Charge 8 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Wednesday, February 21, 2007 11:00AM - 12:00PM (Central Time) No Charge 9 Kristen Mastel REGISTER
Tuesday, March 06, 2007 10:00AM - 11:00AM (Central Time) No Charge 10 Kristen Mastel REGISTER

Do you know the power of statistics? Are you currently using the statistics from the ELM databases? If not, join MINITEX for a 45 minute presentation on how to access the statistics provided by EBSCO, Gale, ProQuest, NetLibrary and OCLC. Let how you can export data and manipulate it for charts and graphs. Just in time for all those annual reports!

In's and Out's of Open WorldCat and WorldCat.org

CURRENTLY OFFERED SESSIONS TIME FEE OPEN SEATS PRESENTER REGISTER
Thursday, January 25, 2007 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (Central Time) No Charge 9 Carla Pfahl REGISTER
Monday, January 29, 2007 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM (Central Time) No Charge 8 Carla Pfahl REGISTER
Tuesday, January 30, 2007 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (Central Time) No Charge 8 Carla Pfahl REGISTER
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM (Central Time) No Charge 10 Carla Pfahl REGISTER
Thursday, February 01, 2007 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM (Central Time) No Charge 8 Carla Pfahl REGISTER

Do you continually try to redirect patrons and students from searching for books on the internet using everyday tools such as Google, Amazon.com, Abebooks, or another search engine to using your in-house online catalog? Did you know that patrons and students can easily find library books from these and other commonly used tools? Did you also know that you can promote your online catalog and library services outside of your own library website – for free? Open WorldCat and WorldCat.org now make it easier than ever for the general public to use tools and search engines most familiar to them to find library items and services.