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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.

  • ProQuest Congressional Basic

    Monday, April 13, 2015
    12:30pm- 1:30pm
    Register on Webex

    What's new in Congressional Basic? Join this 30-minute webinar to see some of the enhancements that have been popping into the interface. We'll include a look at tweets and see how they can be used to find members of Congress with different opinions, the other social media and where it comes from, and look at the new (graphic!) Vote reports and member content.

  • 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.

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context

    Monday, April 20, 2015
    1:30pm - 2:30pm
    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. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Locate position papers on a variety of controversial issues, as well as other types of documents including reference and general periodical content
    • Retrieve and save desired content
    • Generate citations
    • Take quizzes for use in the classroom, and more
  • Tame your research with ProQuest Flow

    Tuesday, April 21, 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
  • Introducing the American Housing Survey

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Register on Icohere

    The American Housing Survey collects a wealth of detailed information about housing choices of Americans. This presentation will give you some background about the survey and explain how you can use the data it produces.

  • 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.

  • Intro to ProQuest Flow

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    11:00am - noon
    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



 

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