Thomson Reuters is offering the webcast Drive your research forward with Web of Science and EndNote at 1:00 PM on Thursday September 24, 2015. Guest speakers are Chris Cooper, Senior Information Specialist at University of Exeter and Yingting Zhang, Information and Education Librarian at Rutgers University. A link to a recording of the webcast will be available to those that register.
This webinar is for academics and researchers that use the CAB Direct platform to search CAB Abstracts & Global Health Databases. Attendees will learn how to conduct more complex database searches to improve the relevancy of results and literature reviews. This will include an introduction to metadata fields specific to CABI and the use of our controlled vocabulary to improve precision. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22nd at 11:00 am EST. Register here:
A live virtual production demonstration of Social Explorer from Oxford University Press will take place on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm. The presentation will be conducted by Sydney Beveridge, Media and Content editor of Social Explorer and Julia Weaver, Product Trainer for Oxford University Press USA. Click here to register for this 45 minute event.
Social Explorer is an interactive website that provides U.S. demographic information. Overall, the site contains 39 billion data points, 200,000 variables, and 15,000 interactive maps. Data elements come from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Census from 1790 to 2010, Carbon Emissions Data and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000.
Our Social Explorer license provides our users access to the PRO edition. In addition to the core features (edit and share products, limited data access, population counts, and limited storage), PRO edition users get UNLIMITED data access, all demographic data, unlimited storage, enhanced data access tools, and premium support. On campus, you are automatically using the Professional Edition of Social Explorer and have access to all data provided by Social Explorer. If you wish to create and save projects, please sign into your personal account or sign up for free (upper right-hand corner).
To use the PRO edition off-campus to save, share, and collaborate on projects, please create a personal account.
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, will make available content from its Gale Digital Collections to academic researchers for data mining and textual analysis purposes. Gale will deliver content upon customer request and in a cost-effective manner for the use of data mining and textual analysis. Content from most Gale Digital Collections, including essential research databases like Eighteenth Century Collections Online and Nineteenth Century Collections Online, as well as content from Gale’s extensive newspaper archives and other collections will be made available. In addition to content, Gale is offering new textual analysis tools within the digital archives to assist researchers who may not have programming experience or digital humanities programs at their institution.
Read the full press release and register for the webcast “Data Mining and Text Analytics: Gale at the Forefront of Providing Content Set,” scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 19th at 3pm EST.
UPDATE: Couldn't make the live webcast? View a recording here.
The Kentucky Virtual Library offers many live and recorded trainings throughout the year on the use of various EBSCO database they make available. Upcoming webinars include:
Searching in Psychological, Behavior and CINAHL with Full Text
Thursday, Oct. 30 @ 10:00 AM To Register: Click Here
This workshop emphasizes searching in EBSCOhost using the Psychological and Behavioral Sciences Databases, CINAHL with full text (Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Professionals), and some of the specific limiters associated with these databases. This demonstration will also include using journal and subject alerts, search history applications and more!
NoveList for Readers’ Advisory
Tuesday, Oct. 28 @ 11:00 AM To Register Click Here
In this session we’ll explore NoveList for Readers’ Advisory. Helping patrons find series in reading order, author and title read-alikes and reading lists are just a few of the features in this training session. Be prepared to walk away from this session ready and excited to use NoveList with your staff and patrons!
For a complete list of trainings please visit http://www.kyvl.org/training.shtm
EBSCO is offering a public online class on accessing information in the American Psychological Association's PsycINFO database. PsycINFO contains over 3 million citations and abstracts of journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations with coverage from the 1600's to the present and a deep index that has more than 70 searchable fields . Click here to register for a free one hour online training occurring Thursday, February 6th, 2014 at 1:30 EST. Learn how the database is structured and how more highly relevant results can be retrieved by using field codes, subject headings and limiters. Live searching will demonstrate search functionality.