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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.

  • Biography in Context

    Friday, January 30, 2015
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Register on Webex

    In this session you will learn how to:

    • Search, locate, and retrieve all kinds of magazine, newspaper and reference articles for all kinds of biographical research
    • Save and use content in a variety ways
  • PsycINFO basic search

    Monday, February 2, 2015
    12:00noon - 12:30pm
    Register on AdobeConnect

    This 30-minute session will show you how to find what you're looking for efficiently on a variety of platforms using APA's research databases.

  • Strategies for using IEEE Xplore

    Monday, February 2, 2015
    11:00am - 12:00noon
    Register online

    Get an in-depth look at the IEEE Xplore interface, features, and tools. Free demonstration for existing and potential customers.

  • EndNote combined desktop and online for Windows

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015
    1:00pmk - 2:00pm
    Register on Webex

    The first part of this class will cover the most commonly used functions in EndNote, showing how to import references from online databases and use them in a Microsoft Word document with Cite While You Write. The second part will cover syncing references between desktop and online, using online groups for collaboration, and direct export and capture using the EndNote online browser plug-ins.

  • PsycINFO advanced search

    Wednesday, February 3, 2015
    12:00 noon - 12:30pm
    Register on AdobeConnect

    Once you've mastered the basics of searching, then it's time to get creative with how you use the research databases! This 30-minute session will explore some of the added value features in PsycINFO on a variety of platforms. Bring your own challenging search scenarios.

  • EndNote fast start for Windows

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Register on Webex

    This class will cover the most commonly used functions in EndNote, showing how to import references from online databases and use them in a Microsoft Word document with Cite While You Write.

  • Tame your research with ProQuest Flow

    Thursday, February 5, 2015
    10:00am - 11:00am
    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 colleagues
  • EndNote combined desktop and online for Macintosh

    Thursday, February 5, 2015
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Register on Webex

    The first part of this class will cover the most commonly used functions in EndNote, showing how to import references from online databases and use them in a Microsoft Word document with Cite While You Write. The second part will cover syncing references between desktop and online, using online groups for collaboration, and direct export and capture using the EndNote online browser plug-ins.

  • Orientation to ICPSR

    Thursday, February 5, 2015
    12:00noon - 1:00pm
    Register on Gotowebinar

    1. Understand and explain what ICPSR offers to the data community, including faculty, students, and others affiliated with your organization across numerous disciplines.
    2. Understand what options are available to individuals who need:
      • To deposit research data
      • To analyze data to write/publish articles or papers
      • Training in or teaching resources for quantitative methods or data curation
      • Data management plans and quotes for inclusion in grant proposals and budgets
      • Public-access data sharing/repository services
    3. Get a preview of ICPSR's latest public-access data sharing services for individuals and institutions/journals
    4. Understand, in an era of public-access data, why membership in ICPSR matters!
  • PsycINFO results management

    Friday, February 6, 2015
    12:00noon - 12:30pm
    Register on AdobeConnect

    Have you ever wished that you could automate your research? Imagined receiving weekly updates with new results based on your earlier searches? In this 30-minute session, you'll learn how manage your search results efficiently.

  • PsycINFO advanced search

    Monday, February 9, 2015
    1:00pm - 1:30pm
    Register on AdobeConnect

    Once you've mastered the basics of searching, then it's time to get creative with how you use the research databases! This 30-minute session will explore some of the added value features in PsycINFO on a variety of platforms. Bring your own challenging search scenarios.

  • EndNote advanced Q&A session

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Register on Webex

    This is an open question-and-answer session.  Please bring any advanced questions you have about EndNote, whether broad or detailed, and we will try to answer them for you.  A basic familiarity with using EndNote is required.  If you are a beginner, we suggest you first take one of our introductory classes.

  • EndNote advanced Q&A session

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015
    6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Register on Webex

    This is an open question-and-answer session. Please bring any advanced questions you have about EndNote, whether broad or detailed, and we will try to answer them for you. A basic familiarity with using EndNote is required. If you are a beginner, we suggest you first take one of our introductory classes.

  • PsycINFO results management

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Register on AdobeConnect

    Have you ever wished that you could automate your research? Imagined receiving weekly updates with new results based on your earlier searches? In this 30-minute session, you'll learn how manage your search results efficiently.

  • Intro to ProQuest Flow

    Thursday, February 12, 2015
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Register on Webex

    During this webinar we'll show how to:

    • Quickly create an account
    • Directly export references from an online database
    • Import a reference using the "Save to Flow" tool
    • Highlight and annotate documents
    • Create a bibliography from a list (or collection) of references
    • Share a collection with a group
  • EndNote fast start for Macintosh

    Thursday, February 12, 2015
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Register on Webex

    This class will cover the most commonly used functions in EndNote, showing how to import references from online databases and use them in a Microsoft Word document with Cite While You Write.

  • ICPSR: Find and apply for restricted-use data from NAHDAP

    Thursday, February 12, 2015
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Register on Gotowebinar

    This workshop will educate researchers on how to find information about restricted-use data on the National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP) Website and how to apply online for access to these data through ICPSR's Data Access Request System (IDARS). The objectives of the webinar are to:

    1. Describe why NAHDAP distributes restricted-use data. 
    2. Understand the general process of making a data access request. 
    3. Review the main pages of the IDARS application. 
    4. Discuss the frequently asked questions that arise as researchers complete the application.
  • CRL: Mining big economic data II

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Register on CRL site

    Previous CRL webinars on text and data mining indicated high interest among librarians in how researchers use big data and large bodies of text. An October 2014 CRL webinar explored how the Economist Intelligence Unit helps support the complex global data needs of academic researchers in the field of international trade and economics. This webinar will delve more deeply into the practices and challenges of mining major sources for research on international history, politics, trade, and development.

  • EndNote combined desktop and online for Macintosh

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Register on Webex

    The first part of this class will cover the most commonly used functions in EndNote, showing how to import references from online databases and use them in a Microsoft Word document with Cite While You Write. The second part will cover syncing references between desktop and online, using online groups for collaboration, and direct export and capture using the EndNote online browser plug-ins.

  • Tame your research with ProQuest Flow

    Thursday, February 19, 2015
    4:00pm - 5:00pm
    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 colleagues
  • EndNote combined desktop and online for Macintosh

    Thursday, February 19, 2015
    5:30pm - 6:30pm
    Register on Webex

    The first part of this class will cover the most commonly used functions in EndNote, showing how to import references from online databases and use them in a Microsoft Word document with Cite While You Write. The second part will cover syncing references between desktop and online, using online groups for collaboration, and direct export and capture using the EndNote online browser plug-ins.

  • Literature searching in Reaxyz

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Register on Gotowebinar

    'How do I find this patent?' 'I'd like to search the literature for separation methods.' This webinar covers several different ways to get to the documents you need.

  • EndNote combined desktop and online for Windows

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Register on Webex

    The first part of this class will cover the most commonly used functions in EndNote, showing how to import references from online databases and use them in a Microsoft Word document with Cite While You Write. The second part will cover syncing references between desktop and online, using online groups for collaboration, and direct export and capture using the EndNote online browser plug-ins.

  • Intro to ProQuest Flow

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Register on Webex

    During this webinar we'll show how to:

    • Quickly create an account
    • Directly export references from an online database
    • Import a reference using the "Save to Flow" tool
    • Highlight and annotate documents
    • Create a bibliography from a list (or collection) of references
    • Share a collection with a group
  • EndNote combined desktop and online for Windows

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015
    5:30pm - 6:30pm
    Register on Webex

    The first part of this class will cover the most commonly used functions in EndNote, showing how to import references from online databases and use them in a Microsoft Word document with Cite While You Write. The second part will cover syncing references between desktop and online, using online groups for collaboration, and direct export and capture using the EndNote online browser plug-ins.

  • Tame your research with ProQuest Flow

    Thursday, February 26, 2015
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    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 colleagues
  • EndNote fast start for Macintosh

    Thursday, February 26, 2015
    5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Register on Webex

    This class will cover the most commonly used functions in EndNote, showing how to import references from online databases and use them in a Microsoft Word document with Cite While You Write.

  • EndNote fast start for Windows

    Thursday, February 26, 2015
    7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Register on Webex

    This class will cover the most commonly used functions in EndNote, showing how to import references from online databases and use them in a Microsoft Word document with Cite While You Write.

  • PsycINFO basic search

    Monday, March 16, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Register on AdobeConnect

    This 30-minute session will show you how to find what you're looking for efficiently on a variety of platforms using APA's research databases.

  • PsycINFO advanced search

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Register on AdobeConnect

    Once you've mastered the basics of searching, then it's time to get creative with how you use the research databases! This 30-minute session will explore some of the added value features in PsycINFO on a variety of platforms. Bring your own challenging search scenarios.

  • PsycINFO results management

    Friday, March 20, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Register on AdobeConnect

    Have you ever wished that you could automate your research? Imagined receiving weekly updates with new results based on your earlier searches? In this 30-minute session, you'll learn how manage your search results efficiently.

  • Finding substances in Reaxys

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Register on Gotowebinar

    We will have a guest speaker presenting on many different aspects of substance searching, including inorganics and ligand search fields.

  • PsycINFO basic search

    Friday, April 3, 2015
    10:00am -10:30am
    Register on AdobeConnect

    This 30-minute session will show you how to find what you're looking for efficiently on a variety of platforms using APA's research databases.

  • PsycINFO advanced search

    Friday, April 17, 2015
    1);00am - 10:30am
    Register on AdobeConnect

    Once you've mastered the basics of searching, then it's time to get creative with how you use the research databases! This 30-minute session will explore some of the added value features in PsycINFO on a variety of platforms. Bring your own challenging search scenarios.

  • PsycINFO results management

    Thursday, April 23, 2015
    1:30pm - 2:00pm
    Register on AdobeConnect

    Have you ever wished that you could automate your research? Imagined receiving weekly updates with new results based on your earlier searches? In this 30-minute session, you'll learn how manage your search results efficiently.




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