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iCONN-Specific EBSCO Training
A service of the Connecticut State Library in partnership with your local library.


 
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Webinar Archive

    Upcoming Sessions
October 9 1:00 p.m. Integrating iCONN EBSCO Resources with Common Core
October 10 11:00 a.m. Using iCONN OneSearch
October 22 11:00 a.m. Integrating iCONN EBSCO Resources with Common Core
October 24 9:00 a.m. iCONN/EBSCO Databases for School Libraries
November 13 2:00 p.m. Integrating iCONN EBSCO Resources with Common Core
November 17 11:00 a.m. Integrating iCONN EBSCO Resources with Common Core
November 20 1:00 p.m. Using iCONN OneSearch
November 20 3:00 p.m. iCONN/EBSCO Databases for School Libraries

Course Archive Quick Links

August 12 9:00 a.m. Integrating iCONN EBSCO Resources with Common Core
June 17 1:00 p.m. Comparing iCONN OneSearch with Internet Search Engines
October 29 9:00 a.m. Using iCONN OneSearch
October 22 10:00 a.m. Usage Statistics and Administration for iCONN EBSCO resources
October 22 3:00 p.m. iCONN Databases for Public Libraries
October 18 9:00 a.m. iCONN Databases for Academic Libraries
September 10 3:30 - 5:30 iCONN Databases for School Libraries

Course descriptions

Integrating iCONN EBSCO Resources with Common Core
In this 1 hour session, we will provide a brief overview of the Common Core Curriculum Standards, and examine how various EBSCO resources provided by iCONN can help you implement those standards. Topics will include: locating appropriate materials for students of various reading levels and learning styles; fulfilling requirements for research using electronic media, primary, and secondary sources; integrating charts and graphs; and specific interface features such as searching by Lexile level and Text-to-Speech. We will also review ways that you can use iCONN EBSCO resources in preparing lesson plans and citing Common Core standards.

Using iCONN OneSearch
This hands-on training session will include an overview of iCONN OneSearch, a unified index of information resources provided by iCONN. We will focus on key features and functionality; explore basic and advanced searching; and manipulating the results list to locate relevant full-text content. Saving results and setting up search alerts via the My EBSCOhost folder will also be covered.
 
iCONN/EBSCO Databases for Public Libraries
This hands-on training session will focus on the individual EBSCOhost databases provided by iCONN that are most relevant to Public Libraries. We will cover basic and advanced searching in EBSCOhost, along with specific interfaces, including History Reference Center, Science Reference Center, Referencia Latina, and more. For a list of all public library resources, see http://www.cslib.org/iconnsitemap/staff/AboutiCONNOneSearchPublic.htm.
 
iCONN/EBSCO Databases for School Libraries
This hands-on training session will focus on individual EBSCOhost databases provided by iCONN that are most relevant to School Libraries. We will cover basic and advanced searching in EBSCOhost, along with specific interfaces, including Kids Search, Student Research Center, History Reference Center, and more. For a list of all high school library resources, see http://www.cslib.org/iconnsitemap/staff/AboutiCONNOneSearchHighSchool.htm. For a list of all middle school library resources, see: http://www.cslib.org/iconnsitemap/staff/AboutiCONNOneSearchMiddleSchool.htm. For a list of all elementary school library resources, see http://www.cslib.org/iconnsitemap/staff/AboutiCONNOneSearchElementary.htm.
 
iCONN/EBSCO Databases for Academic Libraries
This hands-on training session will focus on individual EBSCOhost databases provided by iCONN that are most relevant to Academic Libraries. We will cover basic and advanced searching in EBSCOhost, along with specific interfaces, including Biography Reference Center, History Reference Center, and more. For a list of all academic library resources, see http://www.cslib.org/iconnsitemap/staff/AboutiCONNOneSearchAcademic.htm.

Usage Statistics & Administration for OneSearch & EBSCO Databases – July 29th @ MLSC
This 90-minute session is intended for library administrators and others who would like to learn more about creating reports in EBSCOadmin. It will include an overview of EBSCOadmin and focus on how usage statistics are generated, the various usage reports available, how to interpret the usage reports regarding iCONN OneSearch and EBSCO databases. Creating usage reports for non-EBSCO resources searched in EDS as will also be covered.

Comparing iCONN OneSearch with Internet Search Engines
“Why not just google it?”
Although the Internet is home to vast amounts of information, and is useful for some types of searches, OneSearch provides access to millions of pages of reliable, vetted content which is typically not available on the free web. OneSearch also provides tools for more precise searching and managing search results. In this 45 minute session, we will compare iCONN OneSearch with various popular Internet search engines, and review the many ways in which OneSearch can easily bring your patrons to the high-value content that they need. For more details, see the training session agenda.

Webinar Archive

 


     
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