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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.

  • 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.

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context

    Monday, October 20, 2014
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Register on Webex

    Now an even more dynamic resource with a new interface and enhanced functionality, 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.

  • Intro to the ProQuest database platform

    Monday, October 20, 2014
    11:00am - 11:45am
    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
  • Tame your research with ProQuest Flow

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    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 friends
  • Reaxys for Chemistry Research

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    9:00am - 10:00am 
    Register here 

    Reaxys is a unique web-based chemistry workflow solution. It supports research and fuels discovery by integrating searches for reaction and substance data with synthesis planning and chemical sourcing. Check out www.reaxys.com/info for more information.
     

  • EndNote special topic: Working with long documents and OneDrive

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 
    7:00pm
    Register on Webex

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

  • EndNote combined desktop and online for Windows

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    1:00pm - 
    Register on Webex 

    Learn to use EndNote for Windows. 

  • EndNote fast start for Windows

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 
    7:00pm
    Register on Webex

    Learn to use EndNote for Windows. 

  • Intro to Roper Center Services Webinar

    Wednesday, October 22, 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. 

  • Biography in Context

    Thursday, October 23, 2014
    11:00am - 12:00noon
    Register on Webex

    Biography in Context is designed to meet the needs of public, school and academic libraries in the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts, and newsmakers. 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.

  • EndNote combined desktop and Online for Macintosh

    Thursday, October 23, 2014
    1:00pm
    Register on Webex 

    Learn to use EndNote for Macintosh. 

  • ebrary: Search, find, and use ebooks

    Friday, October 24, 2014
    3:00pm - 3:45pm
    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
  • ACM Digital Library overview

    Friday, October 24, 2014
    11:00am
    Register on Gotomeeting

    An overview of the features available in ACM Digital Library.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Friday, October 24, 2014
    12:00noon - 1:00pm
    Register on Webex

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of electronic encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

  • Literature Online (LION)

    Thursday, October 28, 2014
    11:00am-11:30am
    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
  • Webinar: Using iPoll

    Tuesday, October 28, 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 Windows

    Tuesday, October 28 2014
    6:30pm
    Register on Webex 

    Learn to use EndNote for Windows. 

  • ACM Digital Library basic and advanced search

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014
    10:00am
    Register on Gotomeeting

    A look at the basic and advanced search features in ACM Digital Library.

  • EndNote combined desktop and Online for Macintosh

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014
    6:30pm
    Register on Webex 

    Learn to use EndNote for Macintosh. 

  • EndNote fast start for Macintosh

    Thursday, October 30, 2014
    7:00pm
    Register on Webex 

    Learn to use EndNote for Macintosh. 

  • Advanced searching: Beyond the single search box

    Friday, October 31, 2014
    2:00pm - 2:45pm
    Register on Webex

    Join an online session with one of our trainers to learn how to use the advanced search features and functionality in the ProQuest platform. We will also show you how to access support, including tutorials, help pages and documentation.

    • A review of advanced search tips
    • Advanced search and command line search forms
    • Formatting a search using field codes, proximity operators and special characters
    • Using ProQuest Smart Search to identify relevant subject terms
    • Using the Thesaurus to locate appropriate subject terms
    • Search results – faceted search options, document preview and more
    • ebrary ebook discovery
  • ebrary: Search, find, and use ebooks

    Monday, November 3, 2014
    11:00am - 11:45am
    Register on Webex

    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.

    • 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
  • Strategies for Using IEEE Xplore: A Training Webinar

    Monday, November 3, 2014
    10:00am - 
    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.

  • Intro to the ProQuest database platform

    Tuesday, November 4, 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.

    • 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
  • ACM Digital Library overview

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014
    10:00am
    Register on Gotomeeting

    An overview of the features available in ACM Digital Library.

  • EndNote combined desktop and online for Windows

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014
    9:00am
    Register on Webex

    Learn to use EndNote for Windows. 

  • ebrary download training

    Thursday, November 6, 2014
    11:00am - 11:30am
    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. This course covers the various download features and will also briefly discuss tutorials and support documentation available on the ebrary Support and Training page.

  • EndNote combined desktop and Online for Macintosh

    Thursday, November 6, 2014
    1:00pm
    Register on Webex 

    Learn to use EndNote for Macintosh. 

  • Advanced searching: Beyond the single search box

    Monday, November 10, 2014
    2:00pm - 2:45pm
    Register on Webex

    Join an online session with one of our trainers to learn how to use the advanced search features and functionality in the ProQuest platform. We will also show you how to access support, including tutorials, help pages and documentation.

    • A review of advanced search tips
    • Advanced search and command line search forms
    • Formatting a search using field codes, proximity operators and special characters
    • Using ProQuest Smart Search to identify relevant subject terms
    • Using the Thesaurus to locate appropriate subject terms
    • Search results – faceted search options, document preview and more
    • ebrary ebook discovery
  • ebrary download training

    Monday, November 10, 2014
    1:00pm - 1:30pm
    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. This course covers the various download features and will also briefly discuss tutorials and support documentation available on the ebrary Support and Training page.

  • ABI/INFORM overview

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014
    12:00noon - 12:30pm
    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.

    • Selected content review
    • Browse and search tips
    • Exporting, printing, viewing and saving
  • EndNote combined desktop and Online for Macintosh

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014
    9:00am
    Register on Webex

    Learn to use EndNote for Macintosh. 

  • EndNote combined desktop and online for Windows

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    1:00pm
    Register on Webex

    Learn to use EndNote for Windows. 

  • ACM Digital Library basic and advanced search

    Thursday, November 13, 2014
    3:00pm
    Register on Gotomeeting

    A look at the basic and advanced search features in ACM Digital Library.

  • EndNote fast start for Macintosh

    Thursday, November 13, 2014
    10:00am
    Register on Webex

    Learn to use EndNote for Macintosh. 

  • EndNote fast start for Windows

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 
    12:00 noon
    Register on Webex

    Learn to use EndNote for Windows. 

  • PsycINFO advanced seach

    Monday, November 17, 2014
    11:00am - 11:30am
    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 basic search

    Monday, November 17, 2014
    10:00am - 10:30am
    Register on AdobeConnect

    Do you find research daunting? Is searching the behavioral science literature a new adventure for you? Do you normally search Google or Google Scholar? Then this session is for you. 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.

  • Tame your research with ProQuest Flow

    Monday, November 17, 2014
    12:00noon - 12:45pm
    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
  • Advanced searching: Beyond the single search box

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    11:00am - 11:45am
    Register on Webex

    Join an online session with one of our trainers to learn how to use the advanced search features and functionality in the ProQuest platform. We will also show you how to access support, including tutorials, help pages and documentation.

    • A review of advanced search tips
    • Advanced search and command line search forms
    • Formatting a search using field codes, proximity operators and special characters
    • Using ProQuest Smart Search to identify relevant subject terms
    • Using the Thesaurus to locate appropriate subject terms
    • Search results – faceted search options, document preview and more
    • ebrary ebook discovery



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