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December 30, 2009

Upcoming Training Sessions - EBSCO & Gale

Upcoming training provided by EBSCO:

EBSCOhost Basics
This class lasts one hour and covers the features and functionalities of EBSCOhost for basic searching techniques.

19 January 2010 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. MT
27 January 2010 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. MT

EBSCOhost Advanced
This class lasts one hour and covers the features and functionalities of EBSCOhost for advanced searching techniques.

12 January 2010 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. MT

Consumer Health Complete
A 1-hour overview of Consumer Health Complete. The key features covered include accessing Evidence-Based Reports, Reference Book content, Animations and Video as well as searching a variety of health topics utilizing some of the key functionality of source type searching, alerts and My Folder.

7 January 2010 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. MT

Science Reference Center
SRC is a comprehensive database research database for students that provides full-text articles that are correlated to curriculum standards. It also includes science experiments.

11 January 2010 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. MT

Student Research Center
A one-hour overview, for teachers and librarians, of the Student Research Center interface (designed for Grade 6-12 students). A variety of search techniques using the Student Research Center functionality will be covered including searching by Lexiles, subjects and topics.

6 January 2010 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. MT

If you'd like to attend any of the webinars listed above, go to the EBSCO Request Training form: http://www2.ebsco.com/en-us/app/training/Pages/TrainingFrom.aspx. You will find dropdown menus to choose the course you are interested in. (Note: you do not need to have an EBSCO account number)

EBSCOhost online tutorials are available at: http://support.epnet.com/training/tutorials.php


Upcoming training provided by Gale:

Power Search 2.0
Gale's newly enhanced PowerSearch platform is unlike any other, providing libraries with a sophisticated, yet simple, solution for managing a wealth of periodical, reference and primary source information. Moreover, PowerSearch provides your patrons with access to all the Gale content in your library's collection through one, single search query. The result is that you maximize usage of your Gale databases while patrons enjoy the time saved through a streamlined common user interface that can be customized to match their skill level and habits.

20 January 2010 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. MT


To register, go to: http://www.attendeenet.com/gale_training/index.cfm?fuseaction=cor_sectionView¤tMonth129=1&eventCatView129 and click on the name of the webinar you wish to attend. You will be directed to a form to complete. (Note: you do not need to have a Gale account number)

New iPhone App from Gale: AccessMyLibrary

from Gale:

There's deep knowledge nearby when you locate and unlock the rich, relevant resources of your public library.

It is as simple as using the AccessMyLibrary mobile app from Gale, a world-leading publisher of reference information.

AccessMyLibrary uses your global position to locate libraries within a 10-mile radius, then will give you access to reputable online resources.

Credible and Comprehensive

When you need credible information for life and learning from current magazines, journals, encyclopedias, how-to guides and more it's available 24/7:

  • Health care - discover dependable facts
  • Environment - track the latest findings
  • Biographies - from history and today's headlines
  • Career choices - step-by-step
  • Car repair - locate a diagram or how-to directions
  • Literature - track a bestseller or write a term paper
  • Science - Study current, credible research
  • Hundreds of sources for Home, School or Business
  • Discover dependable health care facts
  • And more

Select the topic; citable results from sources you can trust are delivered immediately.

How It Works

Based on your location, AccessMyLibrary will point you to libraries within a 10-mile radius of your location. You can then select a library and obtain access to all its Gale electronic resources.

You can also use this app to find the address or to contact the library in your area directly.