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  • "Defining the Genre; What's the Form?": LC Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival MaterialsWebinar
    This webinar, presented by Janis Young, will introduce participants to Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT). It will emphasize the correct application of ge...
  • 2010 ALA Annual Conference HighlightsWebinar
    The 2010 ALA Annual Conference was hot – in topics, trends, and temperature! Get the wisdom from Washington without the weather by joining Minitex staff for a brief webinar on the trends and topics co...
  • 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting Highlights: Or Boston BrieflyWebinar
    Pour yourself a cup of tea and join us for a quick and informative summary of 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting highlights--from passion and promotion at the OCLC Symposium to technology trends and local lib...
  • 2010 Charleston Conference RecapWebinar
    The 30th annual Charleston Conference theme was “Anything Goes!” Join this webinar for a brief recap of this year’s conference on issues in book and serial acquisition.
  • 2010 Library Technology Conference Highlights: Trends, Tips, and ToolsWebinar
    The Library Technology Conference provides a mix of sessions highlighting many of the technologies affecting how users interact with libraries and how libraries are using technology to create new and ...
  • 2011 ALA Annual ConferenceWebinar
    The 2011 ALA Annual Conference was hot – in topics, trends, and temperature! Get the latest from Louisiana without the weather by joining Minitex staff for a brief webinar on some of the topics covere...
  • 2011 ALA Midwinter Conference RecapWebinar
    Join Minitex staff for a fast–paced recap of ideas and issues gleaned from the 2011 ALA Midwinter Conference.
  • 2011 Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference HighlightsWebinar
    The goal of the ER&L Conference is to bring together information professionals from libraries and related industries to improve the way we collect, manage, maintain, and make accessible electronic res...
  • 2011 Library Technology Conference Highlights: Trends, Tips, and ToolsWebinar
    Description: The Library Technology Conference provides a mix of sessions highlighting many of the technologies affecting how users interact with libraries and how libraries are using technology to cr...
  • 2012 ALA Annual Conference HighlightsWebinar
    "Whether you missed the magic of the 2012 ALA Annual Conference -- held in the shadow of the Magic Kindgom! -- or want to get another take or two on the huge event, you are invited to join Minitex CPE...
  • 50 in 75: Reader's Advisory Round Table’s Second Annual Blast of BooktalkWebinar
    Guest Presenters: Jennifer Brannen, St. Paul Public Library; Karla Businaro, Carver County Library; Sarah Nagle, Carver County Library; Angie Noyes, Washington County Library; Barbara Pierce, St. Paul...
  • Access to eBooks: Challenges Facing Libraries and PublishersWebinar
    Providing cost-effective access to eBooks is a central concern of Minnesota’s libraries. The barriers to providing access to eContent collections varies by type of library, and is driven, at least in ...
  • Access vs. Privacy: Understanding the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)Webinar
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • Accessing Your ELM Usage StatisticsWebinar
    Statistics can tell a powerful story. If you’re new to gathering ELM usage statistics for your library or just need a refresher, join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction staff for a webinar on h...
  • American Factfinder AdvancedWebinar
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • American Factfinder OverviewWebinar
    Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights t...
  • An Electronic Library for Adult Basic EducationWebinar
    The Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) is a statewide collection of online library databases that contain magazines, journals, and encyclopedias, as well as a new collection of practice tests, ebo...
  • Apps in a Flash: 23 Mobile Things PreviewWebinar
    Apps, apps, and more apps. There are so many mobile device apps that it's hard to know what's available and what may be useful. That's where this webinar and 23 Mobile Things can help. Over five years...
  • Art Resources in ELMWebinar
    Did you know that you can access art images, artist biographies, art history and movements, and more art-related content in the ELM databases? This webinar will highlight the CAMIO (Catalog of Art Mu...
  • AskMN Admin TrainingWebinar
    This webinar is for library staff of Minnesota libraries new to AskMN participation. This session will cover creating and activating your policy page, setting up librarian accounts and working on crea...
  • AskMN Administrator Refresher Webinar
    Whether you have been using AskMN for one month or five years having a good understanding of all the functions and options of your AskMN QuestionPoint account and all the updates OCLC has done with yo...
  • AskMN and the K12 StudentWebinar
    In its first year, AskMN: The Librarian Is In, Minnesota’s statewide cooperative digital reference service, accepted over 6,000 questions from Minnesota residents, many from K12 students. Students are...
  • AskMN Best Practices WebinarWebinar
    What makes a chat session good and what makes a chat session exceptional? How do you know you’re truly helping a patron? Sometimes it’s not always clear from working with a patron in a virtual setting...
  • AskMN Librarian RefresherWebinar
    Need a little refresher on the tools of chat and managing transcripts in QuestionPoint? Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction staff for a one hour session to discuss QuestionPoint chatting fun...
  • AskMN Librarian TrainingWebinar
    This webinar is for library staff of Minnesota libraries new to AskMN participation. This session will cover features of the QP database, chatting procedures, and transcript management.
  • AskMN Reports & StatisticsWebinar
    QuestionPoint statistics can sometimes appear overwhelming and confusing. Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction staff for a one hour session that will walk you through the basic and advanced r...
  • AskMN: How to Boost Your TrafficWebinar
    So you’ve got your chat service up and running. You’ve placed the links on your website and now you’re waiting for the patrons to ask their question. Perhaps you’ve had your service up and running for...
  • Authority ControlIn-Person
    This workshop was developed by MOTSE (Minnesota Opportunities for Technical Services Excellence). It offers a full day of intermediate level presentation, discussion, and practice in authority contro...
  • Best Practices in Online Reference ServicesWebinar
    The field of reference services has been rapidly evolving over the past 10 years and growing even faster in the arena of online reference services. Be it email, chat, instant messaging, text messaging...
  • Best Practices in Virtual ReferenceWebinar
    Information will always exist. Questions will always arise. More and more patrons look for ways to connect with libraries online and at point of need. Providing a virtual reference service is an easy ...
  • Best Practices in Virtual Reference: Finding Your Virtual Reference Users OnlineWebinar
    The OCLC Research report Seeking Synchronicity found that one of the biggest obstacles to a successful virtual reference service was getting users to simply know the service existed. Virtual customer...
  • Best Practices in Virtual Reference: Keeping the Virtual Lights on 24/7Webinar
    Best Practices in Virtual Reference webinar helps you keep your lights on longer Public, academic and special libraries alike are struggling with cuts to their hours and staff, making it more diffi...
  • Best Practices in Virtual Reference: Seeking SynchronicityWebinar
    Lynn Silipigni Connaway & Marie Radford will discuss the key findings of their multi-year study that were recently published in the report, Seeking Synchronicity: Revelations and Recommendations for V...
  • Best Practices in Virtual Reference: Virtual Reference in Tough TimesWebinar
    It’s no secret that libraries everywhere are making difficult choices due to the current economy. Newer programs, like virtual reference, are often the first to face the chopping block. Making the c...
  • Best Practices in Virtual Reference: What the @#$? Dealing with Rude Patrons OnlineWebinar
    You’re probably already aware, but not all virtual reference exchanges are friendly chats, despite our best efforts. An uncomfortable online exchange can happen in virtual reference with any type of l...
  • Brief Introduction to AuthoritiesWebinar
    What are authorities and authority records? What is authority control? Why should I care? This 90 minute Webinar offers a quick and simple introduction to the concept of authorities and authority c...
  • Brief Introduction to Authorities: Authorities Series #1Webinar
    What are authorities and authority records? What is authority control? Why should I care? This 75 minute Webinar offers a quick and simple introduction to the concept of authorities and authority c...
  • Britannica for Academic LibrariesWebinar
    This session will cover navigation of the Britannica Online Academic Edition. This includes features such as the World Data Analyst, Research Tools, Multimedia, and Variety of Sources.
  • Britannica for Public LibrariesWebinar
    This session will cover navigating the Reference Center Home Page and the Kids Home Page of the Britannica Public Library Edition.
  • Britannica for SchoolsWebinar
    This session will cover the Britannica Online School Edition including the Elementary School / Learning Zone, Middle School, and High School levels. It will also touch on the Curriculum Standards Res...
  • Britannica Online Academic EditionIn-Person
    Join us to learn new ways to get students started on their projects using Britannica Online Academic Edition. During this 2-hour, hands-on training session, participants will have their questions ans...
  • Britannica Online Public Library EditionIn-Person
    Join us to learn ways to help both children and adults find answers to their questions and get started on projects, using the new Britannica Online Public Library Edition. Bring your questions and ou...
  • Britannica Online Public Library Edition: Week 3 ELM Spotlight SeriesWebinar
    This webinar takes you through the many features of the Britannica Public Library Edition, which includes the Reference Center and Britannica for Kids. Find out about tools like the World Data Analys...
  • Britannica Online School EditionIn-Person
    Join us to learn new ways to do research projects with students using Britannica Online School Edition and to get ideas for integrating technology into your classroom! Bring your questions and we wil...
  • Britannica SchoolWebinar
    Britannica's got a brand new bag! Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction staff as we explore the new edition of Britannica School. We'll highlight the new layout, search and browse features...
  • Britannica School Educator ResourcesWebinar
    Join us to learn about the Educator Resources available via Britannica School to enhance classroom instruction. Learn how to create lesson plans using the Lesson Plan Builder and find content related ...
  • Britannica's Interactive Learning MaterialsWebinar
    This session will explore the many student activities available in Britannica that assist in reviewing concepts taught in the classroom and aid in learning new skills. You can select from study guides...
  • Business Resources in ELMWebinar
    Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction staff as they highlight ELM's Business Source Premier and ProQuest Newsstand Complete databases to locate business information. These resources will help...
  • CALCO Covers the State: Learn How State Government Agency Libraries Can Help You & Your ClientsWebinar
    CALCO, the Capitol Area Library Consortium, includes 13 unique libraries offering state government services and resources helpful to librarians and their clients. Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Ins...
  • Cataloging Basics: AccessIn-Person
    The Access workshop covers choosing access points for a catalog record and formulating headings according to Chapters 21-26 of AACR2 and using MARC tagging. The session covers name headings for perso...
  • Cataloging Basics: DescriptionIn-Person
    The workshop covers describing the physical aspects of a book in a MARC format bibliographic record so that a library user can identify it. AACR2 rules for description and basic MARC tagging will be p...
  • Cataloging Basics: Subject AnalysisIn-Person
    The Subject Analysis workshop covers subject headings and classification. Both Sears and LC subject headings (Sears only peripherally), and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal classification are int...
  • Cataloging Options: When Full-Level Records Are Too MuchWebinar
    Sometimes new items in your collection require original cataloging, but you don’t have the time or the training to create full-level records for all of them. This webinar describes two less than full...
  • CatExpress TutorialWebinar
    CatExpress gives you direct access to the WorldCat records you need for copy cataloging. This tutorial shows you how to use CatExpress to search for, edit, and export records and how to set or delete ...
  • CatExpress: Copy Cataloging with CatExpressWebinar
    This live online course provides instruction on copy cataloging using the CatExpress interface. We will cover the copy cataloging workflow including searching, holdings maintenance, exporting and down...
  • Census 2010: Power, Money, DataWebinar
    Guest Presenters: Amy West and Kirsten Clark of the University of Minnesota Libraries Join Minitex Reference Services staff as we host Amy West, Data Services Librarian at the University of Minneso...
  • Charleston Conference Highlights: A High-Velocity, High-Spirited RecapWebinar
    The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors in Charleston, SC, in November. It is designed to be a colle...
  • Collection Analysis of Minnesota ReflectionsWebinar
    Join Greta Bahnemann (Metadata Coordinator, Minnesota Digital Library) to hear an overview of her recent work analyzing the Minnesota Reflections digital library collection. The results of this analys...
  • Common Core Resources with Britannica SchoolWebinar
    Common Core standards create new expectations for both students and educators. Join us to help manage the successful transition to these new standards and learn about the thousands of Britannica mat...
  • Connexion Browser Module 02: Basic SearchingWebinar
    This online module provides instruction on performing basic bibliographic searches using OCLC’s Connexion Browser cataloging software. After completing this web-based training, learners will be able t...
  • Connexion Browser Module 3: Basic Editing and Record ProcessingWebinar
    Connexion Browser is a web-based interface for OCLC cataloging, often preferred by those who do lower volume or occasional cataloging, or for parts of a segmented workflow that focuses on searching. ...
  • Connexion Browser Module 6: Advanced Bibliographic Searching in Connexion BrowserWebinar
    Connexion Browser is a web-based interface for OCLC cataloging, often preferred by those who do lower volume or occasional cataloging, or for parts of a segmented workflow that focuses on searching. ...
  • Connexion Client Macros for the Absolute BeginnerWebinar
    Why should you attend this webinar? Macros can help you increase your workflow by automating tasks you do every day when cataloging materials. This course is specifically tailored for catalogers who...
  • Connexion Client Module 02: Basic Bibliographic SearchingWebinar
    This online module provides instruction on performing basic bibliographic searches using OCLC’s Connexion Client cataloging software. After completing this web-based training, learners will be able to...
  • Connexion Client Module 03: Basic Editing and Record ProcessingWebinar
    This online course provides instruction on working with MARC bibliographic records in Connexion Client, including using MARC field help, editing MARC records, updating holdings, and exporting MARC rec...
  • Connexion Client Module 04 - Save Files, File Management, and Batch ProcessingWebinar
    This online module provides instruction on using Connexion Client to perform high volumes of searches and record actions using the efficiency of batch processing, including the use and management of S...
  • Connexion Client Module 05: Automation and CustomizationWebinar
    This online module provides instruction on the use of Connexion Client’s tools for automation and customization. After completing this web-based training, learners will be prepared to complete editing...
  • Connexion Client Module 7: Advanced Bibliographic Searching in Connexion ClientWebinar
    Connexion Client is a Windows desktop interface for OCLC cataloging. It has tools helpful for frequent or higher-volume catalogers. This online module provides instruction on how to use Connexion C...
  • Consumer Health Complete: Week 2 ELM Spotlight SeriesWebinar
    Week 2: This session will cover Consumer Health Complete, a database that supports the information needs of patients and health consumers, including locating health-related videos and animations, drug...
  • Consumer Health Information on the Internet: Where to Look and What to Look Out ForWebinar
    Join Minitex Reference Services staff as we host Anne Beschnett, Liaison and Outreach Librarian of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Bio-Medical Library as she discusses consumer health informat...
  • Consumer Health Resources in ELMWebinar
    This 45 minute webinar will highlight the consumer health-related databases available through ELM. It will focus on content and searching of Consumer Health Complete, AltHealth Watch, and Health Sour...
  • CONTENTdm Basic Skills 1: Getting StartedWebinar
    The fundamentals of using CONTENTdm to manage your digital collections are covered in three webinars: (1) Getting Started with CONTENTdm, (2) Working with Text in CONTENTdm, and (3) Maintaining Collec...
  • CONTENTdm Basic Skills 2: Working with TextWebinar
    The fundamentals of using CONTENTdm to manage your digital collections are covered in three webinars: (1) Getting Started with CONTENTdm, (2) Working with Text in CONTENTdm, and (3) Maintaining Collec...
  • CONTENTdm Basic Skills 3: Maintaining CollectionsWebinar
    The fundamentals of using CONTENTdm to manage your digital collections are covered in three webinars: (1) Getting Started with CONTENTdm, (2) Working with Text in CONTENTdm, and (3) Maintaining Collec...
  • Controlling Headings in Connexion ClientWebinar
    This ninety minute online training session covers both the strengths and foibles of the control headings function in OCLC Connexion. Topics include why and when you might control headings in a biblio...
  • Creating Timelines in BritannicaWebinar
    With the Britannica Timeline Maker you can build a unique timeline of events in any topic. The timeline will be your own creation. You can use the database to help research a topic, but then you will ...
  • Dark Archives: LOCKSSWebinar
    How are you preserving your library’s electronic resources? When a vendor or publisher decides to stop providing access or a subscription is cancelled, how will you maintain access to the electronic c...
  • Dark Archives: Preserving Electronic ResourcesWebinar
    How are you preserving your library’s electronic resources? When a vendor or publisher decides to stop providing access or a subscription is cancelled, how will you maintain access to the electronic c...
  • Delivering Curriculum Content through Shareable Online Lesson Plans Webinar
    There are a number of challenges in today’s teaching and learning environment. One of them is providing seamless, point of need access to rich, credible curriculum content for your students while at ...
  • Designing an Online Reference Service: One Size Does Not Fit AllWebinar
    Are you thinking about setting up an online reference service for your library, perhaps reviewing the current system you have in place, or even adding to or supplementing a current service? There are ...
  • Digital Imaging Guidelines in Practice: Modeling a Scanning WorkflowIn-Person
    This workshop will be a combination of lecture, demonstration and guided hands-on activities. The lecture portion will include when to outsource scanning and when to do in-house scanning; scanning tec...
  • Doing It With DrupalWebinar
    Guest presenters: Wayne Loftus, Web Services Coordinator, Health Science Libraries, University of Minnesota Libraries, and Cody Hanson, Technology Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries. Wayn...
  • Doing School 2.0Webinar
    Wendy Wolfe, Social Studies Educator for Totino-Grace High School will present her widely popular presentation Doing School 2.0 from the Minnesota E-learning Summit, this past summer. How can fre...
  • Dublin Core for BeginnersWebinar
    Are you involved in a digital project at your institution? How will you describe your digital objects in order to provide online access to them? One option is to use the Dublin Core, one of the most ...
  • eBook BasicsWebinar
    E-books are a fact of life for libraries of all types. This session will define common terms, describe what eBooks are, and give insight into how libraries are managing eBooks. The goal of the session...
  • eBooks in Libraries: A Business Models OverviewWebinar
    The eBook market rapidly evolves, and all types of libraries must continuously adapt to the changes. This session will provide an understanding of the differences among business models used by academi...
  • eBooks in Libraries: Consortial ModelsWebinar
    Academic, public and K-12 libraries provide access to electronic content on behalf of patrons. Unique licensing agreements and purchasing models reflect the particular needs of the library type, yet t...
  • EBSCOhost and MasterFILE Premier: Week 1 ELM Spotlight SeriesWebinar
    Week 1: This session will take you through the EBSCOhost interface, which is used with many other EBSCO resources, and searching in MasterFILE Premier. MasterFILE Premier contains full-text of popula...
  • eContent Creation in LibrariesWebinar
    Academic, public and K-12 libraries are increasingly involved in e-content creation. K-12 libraries, for example, foster efforts by schools and school districts to create and make accessible standards...
  • Educational Games in Britannica for Elementary StudentsWebinar
    Britannica School offers a multitude of interactive learning materials for all ages. In this webinar we will look at the Britannica Learning Zone for grades PreK - through 2 and Britannica for Elemen...
  • ELM Advanced Webinar
    ELM provides a broad base of resources to serve general needs, but many of the ELM databases offer advanced search options to unearth very specific information. This session will delve into a potpourr...
  • ELM After School: 6-8 Webinar
    At the end of your day consider joining your colleagues for a 30 minute wind down as we briefly touch upon key resources for the 6-8 grade curriculum. Essential search features, content, and applicat...
  • ELM After School: 9-12 Webinar
    At the end of your day consider joining your colleagues for a 30 minute wind down as we briefly touch upon key resources for the 9-12 grade curriculum. Essential search features, content, and applica...
  • ELM After School: K-5 Webinar
    At the end of your day, consider joining your colleagues for a 30 minute wind down as we briefly touch upon key resources for the K-5 grade curriculum. Essential search features, content, and applica...
  • ELM After School: Teaching Resources Webinar
    At the end of your day consider joining your colleagues for a 30 minute wind down as we briefly touch upon teaching resources embedded in many of the K-12 specific ELM databases. We’ll highlight how ...
  • ELM and Local GovernmentWebinar
    Many librarians work closely with local government officials in their communities. This webinar will highlight resources within ELM helpful to those officials for tasks such as gathering information o...
  • ELM and WikipediaWebinar
    Wikipedia is one of the first tools a student researcher may turn to when embarking on the research process. This webinar will discuss how to guide students through that experience and teach them how ...
  • ELM Databases for Grades 6-12Webinar
    Do you work with middle and/or high school students? If so, you won't want to miss this one-hour webinar to find out what ELM databases will work for you and your students in grades 6-12. This sessi...
  • ELM Databases for Grades 6-8Webinar
    Do you work with middle school students? If so, you won't want to miss this brief 60 minute webinar to find out what ELM databases will work for you and your students in grades 6-8. This session wil...
  • ELM Databases for Grades 9-12Webinar
    Do you work with high school students? If so, you won't want to miss this brief one hour webinar to find out what ELM databases will work for you and your students in grades 9-12. This session will ...
  • ELM Databases for Grades K-5Webinar
    Do you work with elementary students? If so, you won't want to miss this 45 minute webinar in which you'll learn about ELM databases relevant to grades K-5. We'll look at the content, searching tips...
  • ELM Databases for K12 ResearchIn-Person
    Do you work with preschool, elementary, middle, and/or high school students? If so, you won't want to miss this hands-on workshop to learn more about the ELM databases that apply to various grade leve...
  • ELM for Everyday ResearchWebinar
    Ever wonder where you can turn for fast, accurate, current responses to practical questions? There’s a good chance the ELM databases have the answer. Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction s...
  • ELM for K-12 / NLLN Webinar
    Join this webinar for an introduction to the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) geared towards school library personnel and other K-12 educators in the Northern Lights Library Network area. We’ll ...
  • ELM for Public LibrariesWebinar
    The Electronic Library for Minnesota is a sizable suite of statewide resources. Sometimes it can be challenging to distinguish which resources are most relevant to the library in which you work and t...
  • ELM In Depth SeriesWebinar
    ELM In Depth is a newly revised 5-part series that will give participants a robust learning opportunity focused on searching tips & techniques, special features, suggested applications, and any interf...
  • ELM In Depth Series: EBSCO Unique Interfaces (Week 2)Webinar
    Week 2: EBSCO Unique Interfaces This hour and a half webinar will take a close look at four of the EBSCO databases in the ELM collection operating with specialized interfaces specifically designed...
  • ELM In Depth Series: EBSCOhost (Week 1)Webinar
    Week 1: EBSCOhost This hour and a half webinar will take a close look at three of the EBSCO databases in the ELM collection operating with the EBSCOhost interface. 1. Academic Search Premier ...
  • ELM In Depth Series: Gale K12 (Week 4)Webinar
    Week 4: Gale K12 This hour and a half webinar will take a close look at three of the Gale databases in the ELM collection operating with specialized interfaces specifically designed with students a...
  • ELM In Depth Series: Gale PowerSearch (Week 3)Webinar
    Week 3: Gale PowerSearch This hour and a half webinar will take a close look at three of the Gale databases in the ELM collection operating with the PowerSearch interface. 1. Expanded Academic ...
  • ELM In Depth Series: ProQuest (Week 5)Webinar
    Week 5: ProQuest This hour and a half webinar will take a close look at the ProQuest resources in the ELM collection including an in-depth orientation to ProQuest Newsstand Complete highlighting t...
  • ELM K-5 Resources and the New Kids InfoBitsWebinar
    Do you work with elementary students? If so, you won't want to miss this 45 minute webinar in which you'll learn about ELM databases relevant to grades K-5, with a focus on the “new” Kids Infobits, wh...
  • ELM Office Hours with HootmanWebinar
    Fall Office Hours with Hootman Wednesdays @ 11:00am - 12:00pm 8/27 – 12/17 [exceptions: 9/24, 10/8, 11/26] Ask ELM questions! Ask for a quick ELM resource demo! Ask about ELM content! Ask abou...
  • ELM Over Lunch SeriesWebinar
    ELM Over Lunch will occur for 3 consecutive weeks from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will cover 3 specific ELM databases. Each session will last just 30 minutes and will provide a brief overview of ea...
  • ELM Over Lunch: Britannica Public Library Edition (Week 3)Webinar
    Learn about the many features of the Britannica Public Library Edition, which include the Reference Center and Britannica for Kids. Find out about tools like the World Data Analyst and the Geography E...
  • ELM Over Lunch: Britannica SchoolWebinar
    Britannica's got a brand new bag! Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction staff as we explore the new edition of Britannica School, in this condensed 30 minute webinar. We'll highlight the n...
  • ELM Over Lunch: Consumer Health Complete (Week 1)Webinar
    Week 1: This session will cover Consumer Health Complete, a database that supports the information needs of patients and health consumers, including locating health-related videos and animations, drug...
  • ELM Over Lunch: MasterFILE Premier (Week 2)Webinar
    Week 2: This session will take you through the EBSCOhost interface, which is used with many other EBSCO resources, and searching in MasterFILE Premier. MasterFILE Premier contains full-text of popular...
  • ELM Over Lunch: Points of View Reference CenterWebinar
    Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction staff for this condensed 30-minute webinar highlighting POV which contains pro and con information relating to hundreds of social issues.
  • ELM Over Lunch: Points of View Reference Center (Week 4)Webinar
    This session will include reviewing key essays (Overview, Point, Counterpoint and Guide to Critical Analysis) on a variety of topics. An overview of this online tool to assist researchers in understa...
  • ELM Over Lunch: ProQuest Newsstand CompleteWebinar
    Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction staff for this condensed 30-minute webinar highlighting this database of thousands of newspapers from around the U.S. and the world.
  • ELM Over Lunch: ProQuest Newsstand Complete (Week 3)Webinar
    This session will cover ProQuest Newsstand Complete and searching the *new* ProQuest platform. This database offers full-text newspapers and allows for specific searching that includes locating favora...
  • ELM Over Lunch: Student Resources in ContextWebinar
    Join Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction staff for this condensed 30-minute webinar on this all-inclusive one-stop resource for grades 6-12. This next-generation portal reaches out to today’s st...
  • ELM Over Lunch: Student Resources in Context (Week 5)Webinar
    Now an even more dynamic resource with a new interface and enhanced functionality, this one-spot-stop K-12 resource provides the content and context students need to develop and strengthen critical th...
  • ELM Set-Up Guide Webinar
    If you’d like to review your options for integrating ELM into your library or school website, join us for this webinar. We’ll describe the three available options (direct linking, ELM Personalized, an...
  • ELM Spotlight SeriesWebinar
    The ELM Spotlight Series will occur for 6 consecutive Wednesdays and will cover 6 specific ELM databases. Each session will last 1-hour and will cover basic and advanced searching, content, working w...
  • ELM Tutorial: Consumer Health CompleteSelf-Paced Learning
    This tutorial introduces Consumer Health Complete, which contains reliable health information written in accessible language.
  • ELM Tutorial: Locating Science Experiments & Activities in ELMSelf-Paced Learning
    The brief tutorial will show you how to locate science experiments and activities for the K-12 classroom in Science Reference Center and Student Resources In Context.
  • ELM Tutorial: Student Research CenterSelf-Paced Learning
    This tutorial introduces Student Research Center, which contains encyclopedia and magazine articles as well as primary source materials and multimedia content. It is intended for middle and high schoo...
  • ELM: More Than Just ArticlesWebinar
    The ELM Databases are so much more than just searches and articles. Not only can you find more content types such as book chapters, images, speeches, interviews, letters, videos, transcripts, and audi...
  • ELM: The Big Picture (4-part series)Webinar
    Have you ever longed for a big picture understanding of the Electronic Library for Minnesota? Have you ever wished to have a confident and complete knowledge of the ELM databases including a proficie...
  • ELM: The Big Picture (Part 1 Only)Webinar
    ELM: The Big Picture four-part series PART 1: All About EBSCO (2 hours) This two-hour webinar will take a close look at several of the EBSCO databases in the ELM collection. This will be done in ...
  • ELM: The Big Picture (Part 2 Only)Webinar
    ELM: The Big Picture four-part series PART 2: All About Gale/Cengage Learning (2 hours) This two-hour webinar will take a close look at several of the Gale/Cengage Learning databases in the ELM co...
  • ELM: The Big Picture (Part 3 Only)Webinar
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  • Search Strategies: Part OneSelf-Paced Learning
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  • Search Strategies: Part TwoSelf-Paced Learning
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  • Taking the Fear Out of Business ReferenceWebinar
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