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Webinars on library resources

Listed here are webinars offered by database, ejournal, ebook, and other library resource companies (as opposed to ones we offer ourselves). Anyone can sign up for these webinars and view them at your own desktop. (You'll want to verify you have the necessary software to view and participate in the webinar.) Some provide the webinar audio through your computer's speakers of headphones, other require you to call into a phoneline.

  • CINAHL

    Monday, September 22, 2014
    1:30pm-2:30pm
    Register on Webex

    This class is for participants who want to learn to search all versions of CINAHL effectively. Use of subject headings, subheadings, limits and field codes will be covered. The use and application of cited reference searching will be reviewed.

  • EndNote basics for Web of Science users

    Monday, September 22, 2014
    2:00pm
    Register on WebEx

  • ebrary's new Reader

    Monday, September 22, 2014
    11:00am - 12:00noon
    Register on Webex

    Join us for an overview of ebrary’s new Reader, developed with extensive input from researchers and debuting on the ebrary platform in August! We’ll also review training materials for the new Reader that will be available to your institution. This 60-minute session will cover key benefits and enhancements of the new Reader, including:

    • Clearer user permissions and info on ebooks for patrons
    • Intuitive navigation to find popular features faster
    • Higher text quality and display options for better readability
    • Focus on streamlining key tasks, such as copy, print, download, and in-book search
    • Enhanced support for accessibility needs (coming in Q4)
  • EndNote combined desktop and online for Windows

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014
    1:00pm - 
    Register on Webex 

    Learn to use EndNote for Windows. 

  • ebrary's new Reader

    Tuesday, September 22, 2014
    12:00noon - 1:00pm
    Register on Webex

    Join us for an overview of ebrary’s new Reader, developed with extensive input from researchers and debuting on the ebrary platform in August! We’ll also review training materials for the new Reader that will be available to your institution. This 60-minute session will cover key benefits and enhancements of the new Reader, including:

    • Clearer user permissions and info on ebooks for patrons
    • Intuitive navigation to find popular features faster
    • Higher text quality and display options for better readability
    • Focus on streamlining key tasks, such as copy, print, download, and in-book search
    • Enhanced support for accessibility needs (coming in Q4)
  • LexisNexis Academic: Shepard's

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014
    12:00noon - 12:30pm
    Register on Gotomeeting

    Shepard's is an extremely important part of legal research. Once you have found a case that is relevant to your research, you must verify that it is still good law. The webinar will cover the features and benefits of using Shepard's online.

  • Using iPOLL Webinar

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014
    3:00pm - 4:00pm 
    Register Here

    This 30 minute webinar will review the content and functionality of iPOLL, the Roper Center's database of US public opinion questions and answers collected since the 1930s and as recently as last week. We will talk about the nuts and bolts of searching this database and review approaches to generating results for real research questions. The number of participants will be small enough to encourage open microphone participation. Bring your research questions!

  • EndNote combined desktop and online for Macintosh

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    1:00pm - 
    Register on Webex 

    Learn to use EndNote for Macintosh. 

  • EndNote special topic: Working with long documents and OneDrive

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 
    7:00pm - 
    Register on Webex

    Learn how to work with long documents and OneDrive in this EndNote special topic webinar. 

  • Introduction to Roper Center Services Webinar

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    4:00pm - 5:00pm 
    Register Here

    This 30-40 minute webinar offers a tour through the various services available through the Roper Center, including the free services and member only services. Coverage includes detailed search strategies for using iPOLL and the Catalog of Dataset holdings and reviews the interactive functionality of the databases. It reviews the various options to obtain crosstabulations using iPOLL, RoperExpress and RoperExplorer—an online data analysis tool that requires no programming. 

  • Web of Science: Orgnization name searching

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    2:00pm
    Register on WebEx

  • Biography in Context

    Thursday, September 25, 2014
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Register on Webex

    Comprehensive, current, and easy to use, Gale Biography contains more than 440,000 biographies on more than 340,000 people from around the world and throughout history. It combines more than 135 frequently consulted Gale biographical sources with more than 325 full-text periodicals and journals, more than 27,000 portraits and thousands of Recent News briefs on high-interest individuals. Whether users want to learn about past and present noteworthy figures for their own personal benefit or need a starting point for more in-depth research on a particular event, country or era, the information presented in Gale Biography makes it the first source to turn to for all related biographical research.

  • EndNote fast start for Windows

    Thursday, September 25, 2014
    7:00pm - 
    Register on Webex 

    Learn to use EndNote for Windows. 

  • LexisNexis Academic

    Thursday, September 25, 2014
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Register on Gotomeeting

    Learn how this premier general reference tool that provides access to the most news, business, and legal information available from one interface. Newly redesigned with a simplified, single-search box and improved search options, this research tool provides streamlined access to the credible information students and faculty need. Whether the search is on a current hot topic in the news, financial information of a specific company, or a following of a judgment on a case, LexisNexis Academic has it.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context

    Thursday, September 25, 2014
    12:00noon - 1:00pm
    Register on Webex

    Gale Opposing Viewpoints is a dynamic online library of current event topics - the facts, as well as the arguments - of each topic's proponents and detractors. Gale Opposing Viewpoint's unique features include Topic Overviews - frameworks that allow students to explore each topic's many facets - and exclusive electronic access to Gale's Information Plus reference series of statistics, government data, information on legislation and more. Learn how you can easily integrate 21st Century Skills into your instruction with this proven approach to learning.

  • EndNote fast start for Macintosh

    Monday, September 29, 2014
    7:00pm - 
    Register on Webex 

    Learn to use EndNote for Macintosh. 

  • LexisNexis Academic: Business research

    Monday, September 29, 2014
    3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Register on Gotomeeting

    Learn about this  general reference tool that provides access to news, business, and legal information from one interface. This seminar focuses on business resources and Company Dossier.
  • EndNote special topic: Working with long documents and OneDrive

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 
    10:00am
    Register on Webex

    Learn how to work with long documents and OneDrive in this EndNote special topic webinar. 

  • EBSCOhost databases: Advanced searches

    Monday, October 6, 2014
    5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Register on Webex

    The EBSCOhost Advanced Training course utilizes the Advanced Search Screen and covers the selection and application of Subject Headings from the Thesaurus, Utilization of Limiters, and Field Codes to obtain more highly relevant results. The Search History will be used to combine search statements to create complex searches. Cited Reference searching and its applications will be reviewed.

  • Understanding ICPSR - Orientation to ICPSR

    Monday, October 6, 2014
    12:00 noon
    Register on GoToMeeting

    New to ICPSR or considering membership in ICPSR? New to the Official or Designated Representative (OR/DR) role? Tasked with educating (training) your institution about what is available from ICPSR and its hosted archives and need tools and content to assist? Need to better understand the benefits of membership in ICPSR? This session is for you!

  • Introduction to NADAC - ICPSR's National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture

    Monday, October 6, 2014
    1:00pm
    Register on Gotomeeting

    NADAC's mission is to share research data on arts and culture with researchers, policymakers, people working for arts and culture organizations, and the general public. This session, led by staff managing NADAC, will help attendees to learn about data available from NADAC at the national, state, and local levels. The session will also highlight user-friendly tools for analyzing the data (including for those not experienced with statistical packages), for visualizing the data, and for other ways of using research data to support the arts and culture community.

  • ebrary: Search, find, and use ebooks

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    11:00am - 11:45am
    Register on Webex

    ebrary offers the most powerful tools for discovering, using, and managing ebooks. More than 500 of the world's most authoritative publishers distribute ebooks via ebrary. Join an online session with one of our trainers to get an introductory overview of the ebrary platform or refresh your awareness with an update. We will also briefly discuss tutorials and support documentation available on the ebrary Support and Training page. The session is scheduled for 45 minutes to cover:

    • Basic and advanced search functions
    • Searching text in QuickView and Unity Reader
    • Creating notes and highlights
    • Creating a Bookshelf and sharing Bookshelf content
    • InfoTools – linking out to online and electronic resources
    • Creating content Alerts
  • Tame your research with ProQuest Flow

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    2:00pm-2:30pm
    Register on Webex

    Is researching your paper making you feel out of control - like everything is running wild? ProQuest Flow is a super-intuitive, cloud-based document and citation manager that lets you capture, organize, share, and cite PDFs with a click. Find out how Flow can help you tame your research.

    • Capture references (and full text!) from the web with a single click
    • Batch import your existing PDFs — and let Flow fill in the metadata for you
    • Highlight and annotate directly in the browser
    • Cite your paper instantly with ProQuest for Word
    • Organize your research into collections — then share with your friends
  • NAHDAP Orientation - ICPSR's National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    2:00pm
    Register on GoToMeeting

    NAHDAP facilitates research on drug addiction and HIV infection by acquiring and sharing data, particularly those funded by its sponsor, the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This session, led by members of ICPSR's National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program team, will help attendees learn about NAHDAP's services and resources for data depositors and data users. Further, they will orient you and help you locate this information on the NAHDAP website, highlighting selected datasets, and data series

  • Strategies for Using IEEE Xplore: Training Webinar

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    2:00pm - 
    Register on the IEEE website 

    Get an in-depth look at the IEEE Xplore interface, features, and tools. Free demonstration for existing and potential customers. These webinars are useful for engineers, professors, librarians, students, and researchers.

  • EndNote combined desktop and Online for Macintosh

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    9:00am
    Register on Webex 

    Learn to use EndNote for Macintosh. 

  • Broadening access to Substance Abuse and Mental Health data with the Restricted-Use Data Analysis System (R-DAS)

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    12:00 noon
    Register on GoToMeeting

    Learning objectives

    • Obtain a general understanding of the data and resources available through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)
    • Understand the differences between the public-use and restricted-use National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data files
    • Locate and access restricted-use NSDUH data in the R-DAS
    • Successfully complete a cross-tabulation in the R-DAS
  • Sharing restricted-use data with the public: Options for deposit and access from ICPSR

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    1:00pm
    Register on GoToMeeting

    What is restricted-use data? How is it deposited in ICPSR? How do analysts access restricted-use data housed at ICPSR? This tell-all session will unravel the mysteries of depositing, applying for, and accessing data that is sensitive and/or needs extra security precautions to ensure protections of research subjects.

  • Public access data sharing at ICPSR: Update on the state of openICPSR

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014
    3:00pm
    Register on GoToMeeting

    In February 2014, ICPSR launched a public data sharing service known as openICPSR. openICPSR is a research data-sharing service for the social and behavioral sciences that allows the public to access research data at no charge. The service is designed to meet evolving federal agency data sharing and preservation requirements.

    This session will reflect upon the first several months of the service, provide updates on features in development for the service, and provide a peek into Institutional openICPSR – a data sharing service developed for institutions and journals who desire a branded, public data-sharing institutional service fully hosted by ICPSR.

  • Data, data everywhere and not a number to teach!

    Thursday, October 9, 2014
    12:00 noon
    Register on GoToMeeting

    Sifting through the many megabytes of data with which we are bombarded each day takes practice. This webinar will focus on teaching students how to evaluate the data with which they come in contact (think Joel Best’s books…). We will also present a variety of sources for “numbers” that can be used in teaching and examples of their use. Because working with numerical evidence is as much or more a mindset as it is a set of mathematical skills, the content should be especially helpful for faculty who might otherwise consider themselves “non-quantitative.”

  • Q&A with MET Staff

    Wednesday, October 9, 2014
    3:00pm
    Register on GoToMeeting

    The Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database (MET LDB) has been available to the research community for almost a year now, and we invite current and potential users to log in for a review of the project and available data, and then stick around for Q&A with the ICPSR staff who manage data file processing and access for secondary analysis. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered about this complex dataset, specifically questions on file organization and structure, as well as data access policies and procedures.

  • Literature Online (LION)

    Thursday, October 9, 2014
    12:00noon -12:30pm
    Register on Webex

    LION combines the texts from works of literature with highly regarded resources of criticism and reference. Join an online session with one of our trainers to learn about the new LION search platform – same world-class content, brand new look! This course covers the new functions and features of Literature Online (LION). We will also try to answer any questions and show you how to access support, including the LION LibGuide, help pages, and documentation. The session is scheduled for 30 minutes to cover:

    • New home/basic search page
    • New authors, texts, criticism, and reference search pages
    • New browse options
    • New results and record display
  • Using the MyEBSCOhost folder

    Thursday, October 9, 2014
    5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Register on Webex

    This session introduces the My EBSCOhost Folder. Learn how to set up and organize all the information you need for your research. See just how easy it is to set up a personal account, create folders and share them with other EBSCO users. We'll also create journal and search alerts.

  • Intro to the ProQuest database platform

    Thursday, October 9, 2014
    10:00am - 10:45am
    Register on Webex

    Find the right information to meet your needs as the ProQuest platform brings you the best search experience possible. Join an online session with one of our trainers for an introduction to the basic features of the ProQuest platform and see how your end users will be able to search, find, use and share their research. We will also show you how to access support, including tutorials, help pages and documentation. The session is scheduled for 45 minutes to cover:

    • Single search box, subject areas and product start pages
    • Introduction to Advanced search
    • Search results – faceted search options, document preview and more
    • Right tools at the right time – spell check, cite, export and more
    • Search and publication alerts - email and RSS
    • Introduction to My Research
    • ebrary ebook discovery
  • EndNote combined desktop and online for Windows

    Thursday, October 9, 2014
    9:00am
    Register on Webex 

    Learn to use EndNote for Windows. 

  • What should I do with my research data? Understanding deposit options at ICPSR

    Thursday, October 9, 2014
    1:0pm
    Register on GoToMeeting

    Public-access, members-only access, replication archive, special data collections, restricted-use, curated versus bit-level – what data deposit do I choose? And what disciplines are served by these data-sharing services? ICPSR and its hosted archives provide many options for depositing data. Curious or confused about what deposit options are best for your data and/or your institution’s data? This session will define and demonstrate data deposit options at ICPSR.

  • EndNote fast start for Windows

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 
    10:00am
    Register on Webex

    Learn to use EndNote for Windows. 

  • LexisNexis Academic: News

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Register on Gotomeeting

    LexisNexis is a great source for newspaper and other articles from around the world. This session will cover the various news search options, including searching across newspaper collections or within a single paper.

  • ABI/INFORM overview

    Thursday, October 16, 2014
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Register on Webex

    ABI/INFORM contains a broad array of business information; scholarly journals, dissertations, company, industry, market-focused trade news, and newspapers. How does one find all this great information? Join an online session with one of our trainers to uncover these resources found in ABI/INFORM or refresh your awareness with an update. This course covers content, functions, and features of ABI/INFORM. We will also try to answer your questions and show you how to access additional training materials specifically on ABI/INFORM. The session is scheduled for 30 minutes to cover:

    • Selected content review
    • Browse and search tips
    • Exporting, printing, viewing and saving
  • ebrary download training

    Thursday, October 16, 2014
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Register on Webex

    You can now download all or part of an ebrary ebook. Join an online session with one of our trainers to get an introductory overview of ebrary’s new download feature.




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