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Archive for the month “August, 2012”

ProQuest Updates

FEATURED RESOURCE:  ABI/INFORM

Platform and content overview:

With continuously growing global content, award-winning search technology, and our intelligent, meticulous approach to indexing, ABI/INFORM is the industry standard for business research covering all disciplines. Join an online session with one of our trainers to get an introductory overview of the platform and databases or refresh your awareness with an update. This course covers content, functions, and features of, as well as tips for using, ABI/INFORM on the ProQuest platform. We will also try to answer any questions and show you how to access support options such as help pages, factsheets, and tutorials. The session is scheduled for 60 minutes to cover:

  • Content review
  • Browse and search functions
  • Browse function
  • View and output options
  • Search and publication alerts — email and RSS
  • Create on-demand web pages
  • My Research
  • Questions?

ABI/INFORM FAQLocating unique content

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

New to our collection of training videos is an ABI/INFORM FAQs playlist which focuses on some of our content FAQs. Each short video is only approximately two minutes long and covers the following content-related topics:

USER TIP OF THE MONTH:  New LibGuide to announce!

We’ve been busy this summer creating new LibGuides across different subject areas for you and your users. Here is the latest guide in Sno-Isle Libraries subscriptions:

Want an easy way to see when we post a new LibGuide? Use our email updates feature to receive an email alert whenever guides of interest to you are published. Click here to sign up and start receiving your updates now.

For a complete list of all our LibGuides and available training materials, please visit our LibGuide and Training Materials homepage at http://proquest.libguides.com.

Free Gale September Training Webinars

Biography in Context

Learn to navigate this engaging new resource for historical and current biographical research through extensive search results from a variety of print outlets. Comprehensive, current, and easy to use, Gale Biography contains more than 657,000 biographies on more than 385,000 people from around the world and throughout history.

September 25, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Discover how the Gale Virtual Reference Library can help drive eBook usage by enabling your library to create its own eBook collection — provide access to reference materials previously available only in the library. Learn how to conduct basic and advanced searches, how to use the document toolbox and how this easy-to-use tool can help users get the most out of eBooks.

September 10, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Learn to navigate this engaging resource that provides the facts on current event topics, as well as proponents’ and detractors’ arguments. Discover how you can easily integrate 21st-Century skills into your instruction with this proven approach to learning through position papers, reference, and general periodical content on a variety of controversial issues, downloads, quizzes for use in the classroom, and more.

September 20, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

September 26, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

October 4, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Research Page Changes Coming Soon to a Browser Near You!

Over the summer months, the Reference Services Committee, Web Services, and Community Relations have been working from user comments and studies to make our Research page more accessible to the adult user while highlighting our subscription resources.

In early September, please expect to see the following changes coming live:

  • Like the Kids and Teen pages, the Research button on the home page will not display a menu when you click on it.  Instead, users will land on a Research page.
  • The subject categories have been narrowed from 34 to 12.
  • Each subject page will focus on highlighting our subscription resources, our eRef collection (Gale Virtual Reference Library), and our librarians.
  • Recommended Websites will display the best of the best in a sidebar location.
  • Links to Advanced Search (EBSCO Integrated Search), All Databases A to Z, Homework Help, and Magazines & Newspapers will be available on every Research and Subject page.

It is a main goal of our Research pages to reach the adult researcher or life-long learner.  The Homework Help page, Kids Homework Help, and Teen Homework Resources pages are also being evaluated/revised by a Student Resources Web Team.

We are excited about the simplification of the site and the opportunity to highlight our information services.  Any questions?  Please feel free to comment here or contact Christa Werle, x7160.  Thank you!

Overqualified & Experienced Job Seekers: How to Rebound and Get Noticed – Complimentary Webinar

Join LearningExpress/JOb & Career Accelerator for a free webinar!

August 29, 2012 11:00 a.m.

Overqualified & Experienced Job Seekers: How to Rebound and Get Noticed”

With Career Expert Andrea C. Santiago

Overqualified is a term given to job seekers when their background, education, experience, or previous title and/or salary are well beyond what the job requires.  While this may seem like a roadblock at first, there are strategies that can turn this negative perception into a positive asset, which can lead to increased opportunities for the job seeker and employer.

Join career expert Andrea C. Santiago as she discusses ways that librarians and college career counselors can help their patrons and alumnae regroup after a job loss, highlight their acquired skills, and get back on the path to career success.

Attendees will learn:

  • Why taking time to reevaluate their careers and goals for the future will aid greatly in the job search
  • How to effectively position their skills and experience
  • Techniques for answering tough interview questions
  • Ways to take advantage of available resources
  • How networking is a most valuable asset in the job search process
  • And much more!

Don’t miss this chance to help your patrons with valuable advice to achieve their career goals. Feel free to invite your colleagues, library patrons, and students!

Register here today:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/508355384

Andrea C. Santiago is a career expert and the Guide to Health Careers for About.com, a New York Times Company, where she has contributed numerous articles on career advancement and job searching.  Her work has been featured on WNYC, JobRadio.fm, WSTR-94 FM, and WXIA-TV, and has been cited by Fox News, Associated Press, Washington Examiner, and Forbes.com. As a professional recruiter for over ten years, Andrea has provided career assistance to hundreds of medical and executive professionals in commercial real estate, manufacturing, banking, and hospitality.

Please send your questions, comments and feedback on the webinar series to: webinar@learningexpressllc.com.

 

1940 Census is Complete on AncestryLibrary

Wow, they did it!  The 1940 US Census is now completely indexed and available on AncestryLibrary.  If you have customers who want to do their searching at home, Family Search has about 80% of the census available, free of charge.  And they’re working to have it all available soon.

Top GVRL Titles in July

  1. Prague 2011
  2. The 100 Most Important Chemical Compounds 2007
  3. Budapest, Rev. ed. 2008
  4. Vienna 2011
  5. Dutch Oven Cooking 2008
  6. Special Education e2 2009
  7. Art, 1st American ed. 2005
  8. The Book of Weeds 2009
  9. Photography, 1st American ed. 2005
  10. Allergies Sourcebook e4 2011

Pretty reflective of our NW summer–dutch oven cooking, weeds, allergies, and travel!

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