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Event Name:Hands-on EBSCOhost Training
Description:EBSCO has been working with libraries for more than seventy years!  They provide research databases, scholarly journals, magazines, and discovery tools to meet research and information needs.  We’ll use the EBSCOhost resources provided to Ohio residents through the Ohio Web Library.  Users of other EBSCO solutions (school, academic, and special libraries) will also benefit from the workshop because EBSCO has focused so heavily on a search platform. 

In this hands-on workshop participants will learn the search interfaces inside and out, arguably one of EBSCO’s best features.  Secondly, you will gain an appreciation of the value of signing into a personal account within the library-provided service, called “My EBSCOhost,” because it collects, saves and updates your research.  Although the guided search interface may be easier for a novice to understand, you will learn to create complex search strings within the single search box interface, using Boolean operators, nesting with parentheses, subject terms, and thesaurus entries, in case that’s faster for you to use when helping yourself or others in the resources.

Learning objectives:
  • Search interfaces inside and out
  • How to create and use "My EBSCOhost" account
  • Create complex search strings

Walter Lesch has been helping others with the internet longer than OPLIN has existed. He became one of the first OPLIN trainers in 1998, and he’s had the word “train” in his job titles ever since.  Earning an MLIS from Kent State in 2009, he lives in Cleveland and works for Rocky River Public Library.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Event Date:8/22/2018
Event Time:9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern
Location:Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Rd, ,
Rocky River, OH 44116

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Contact Person:Melissa Lattanzi
(phone: 3306550531)
Details:Who should attend:  Anyone interested in learning more about ProQuest Ancestry Library Edition

Competency:  Reference

GEO Cost:      $80
Bronze Cost:  $60
Silver Cost:    $40
Gold Cost:     FREE

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