Consumer Health Complete Renewed for 2013 – Refresh Your Skills!

This resource offers us valuable and reliable information on all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.  Are we taking full advantage of the content in Consumer Health Complete?  Do you or others on your team need a refresher on how to use this valuable resource?

EBSCO offers free online training for Consumer Health Complete.  All you need to sign up and attend is access to a computer with an internet connection and either a telephone or computer speakers or VOIP headset for the audio.

Click a date/time below to register:

Thursday, December 6 from 11.00a.m. – 12.00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 22 from 7.00 – 8.00 a.m.

Wednesday, February 20 from 12.00 – 1.00 p.m.

Free Gale December Training Webinars

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Library Journal’s “Best Overall Database”! See what made Gale Virtual Reference Library the readers’ choice: more than 8,000 authoritative reference titles, improved navigation, a colorful new interface, cross-searching ease, and much more.

December 5, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

December 13, 7:00 am. – 8:00 a.m.


Biography in Context

Biography in Context delivers outstanding school and university research support with up-to-date biographical entries spanning centuries and continents. Discover how this resource can enhance assignments (and improve outcomes) through multidisciplinary content on notable figures and the societal forces that shaped their lives.

December 3, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

December 13, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


History in Context

History in Context delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results. Learn about extensive online collection of scholarly analysis, award-winning full-text periodicals, reference works and primary documents.

December 10, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context

From climate change to immigration, find thousands of thought-provoking pro/con arguments in Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Balanced overviews and opinions from curriculum-focused references combine with multimedia resources to deliver an engaging way for students to develop the critical-thinking skills vital to 21st Century learning. Join this webinar to see how you can integrate Opposing Viewpoints in Context into your library or lesson plan.

December 14, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

What are we using Ref eBooks for?

Here are the top 30 search terms used to search our Gale Virtual Reference Library collection – Given what our customers need -what would you add to our Ref eBooks?  Please comment!

  • autism
  • melanoma
  • consumer and reports
  • culture and of and celebrity
  • united and states and imperialism and philippines
  • verrazano
  • 2001 subaru manual
  • audiovisual and training
  • beyond and swords and samurai
  • celebrity
  • edwards and v. and aguillard
  • progeria
  • bipolar and disorder
  • consumer reports
  • elimenating and chemical and weapons
  • leprosy
  • psychology
  • registered and nurse
  • sports and asthma
  • triumph
  • adults and developmental and disability
  • agent orange
  • american sign language handshape dictionary
  • apollo and 12
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • climatic change
  • clinical and gerontologist
  • college blue book
  • deming
  • deming and education
  • depression and disorder
  • emerson and nature
  • gallaudet and university
  • hepatitis
  • homeschool
  • larson and perspectives on queues
  • money and market and function
  • my and name and is and asher and lev
  • political and socialization
  • project management
  • romeo and juliet
  • teen and employment and benefits

GVRL Usage in October

Wow, can you tell that there’s a charter school initiative on the Washington ballot?  Here are our top ten:

Charter School Movement e2 2009
Asperger’s Syndrome 2009
Grow Herbs 2010
The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, 4th ed., vol. 1
Tokyo 2011
Science and Its Times, vol. 3: 1450-1699
Children’s Book of Art 2009
Novels for Students, vol. 2
21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook, vol. 1
U*X*L Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, 2nd ed., vol. 4