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The KYVL database Academic Search Complete has something for everyone. Find out more in this informational webinar.
10/10/2018 | 1 hour
Want to download electronic resources such as eBooks and audiobooks, but don't know where to begin? This one hour long class will cover the basics of what KY Libraries Unbound is and how to use it. It will review how to search for materials and cover the steps you take to download audiobooks and eBooks.
1/18/2018 | 0.75 hours
Have you ever wondered what is available through the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL)? Have you heard about “those databases” but just never gotten around to checking them out? Maybe you have used it a few times or just have your favorite databases but don’t go beyond them. Then this training may be for you. This 1-hour session will explore many of the 30+ databases available through KYVL. The focus will be on what you will find in the databases and how you can use them.
8/30/2017 | 0.75 hours
The EBSCOhost database suite has everything for your “need to know” – 26 databases with full text access to newspapers, magazines, professional journal articles, including thousands of peer-reviewed titles, encyclopedia entries, quality, up-to-date medical information, and the list goes on and on! We’ll discuss each of the databases, and explore how to search both a single database and multiple databases simultaneously, how to set up a personal account, capture results, and arrange alerts so you can follow a topic of interest. EBSCOhost is an invaluable tool for researching just about any topic you can imagine! So join me as we take a tour of this extremely useful resource.
5/22/2018 | 1 hour
Is education research in your job description? Need to know what is going on in the Education field? This one hour webinar shows how to use the education resources in the KYVL databases.
9/30/2018 | 1 hour
This training session provides an overview of KYVL’s CINAHL with Full Text database. It includes publications from the National League for Nursing, the American Nurses’ Association and much more. Database content includes information on nursing biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. This is a “must” class for nurses, nurse educators, allied health professionals and researchers.
5/25/2017 | 1 hour
This training session provides an overview of MedLine, AHFS Consumer Medical Information, Consumer Health Complete and Health Source databases that are available from the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL).
6/22/2017 | 0.75 hours
Does fluoride in public water supplies cause serious health problems? Did a newly deadly spider species in the U.S. kill several people recently? Knowing what to believe is hard these days, making information literacy more vital than ever. Join us as we discuss the history, types, and challenges of fake news, as well as how to strengthen your fact-finding skills.
10/30/2018 | 1 hour
Join me in exploring LearningExpress Library, a KYVL resource that can help you achieve your educational and career goals. Applying for a promotion or new job? LearningExpress can help you write winning resumes and cover letters, as well as prepare for that all important job interview. Need to improve your computer skills and knowledge? LearningExpress has interactive tutorials and videos to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular software applications. Need to prepare for a GED, professional exam, or college or graduate school entrance exam? LearningExpress has you covered with nearly 1000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks. LearningExpress can even help you brush up on your reading, writing, math, and basic science skills. It’s a one-stop shop for all your academic and career learning needs!
3/22/2018 | 0.75 hours
This class provides an overview of the KYVL databases AGRICOLA and GreenFILE. AGRICOLA is a hub for information on all aspects of agriculture and related fields. GreenFI​LE provides information covering the human impact on the environment.
1/24/2018 | 0.75 hours
This one-hour webinar will provide an in-depth look at NewsBank, a database that provides full-text access to over 4,000 U.S. newspapers, including 63 from Kentucky. Flexible searching even makes finding the "needle in a haystack" possible. Updated daily, NewsBank provides easy desktop access to the news of the day.
8/28/2018 | 1 hour
Find out more about two news source databases: Newspaper Source in Ebscohost via KYVL and Alt Press Watch in ProQuest.
2/12/2019 | 0.75 hours
Are you a new state employee unaware of the benefits you can derive from a State Library account? Have you had an account for a while, but would like to learn more about our wonderful services and the WorldCat Discovery search tool? Please join me in this introductory session designed to explore the ins and outs of requesting materials; downloading e-books, audiobooks, and streaming video; using Ask-A-Librarian; researching topics with our databases; and more!
5/12/2017 | 0.75 hours
ReferenceUSA, a directory database available to state employees, is an invaluable tool for locating people and conducting market research. It provides up-to-date, quality information on over 24 million businesses and 262 million residential consumers. This webinar will show you how to get the most out of this powerful database for your unique research needs.
10/26/2017 | 1 hour
This training session introduces the Kentucky Virtual Library’s databases for business resources: Business Source Premier Regional Business News; and Small Business Reference Center.
9/21/2017 | 1 hour
There are literally hundreds of thousands of US government and government-related websites online today, and it can be overwhelming (to say the least!) to find what you are looking for. In this session, we examine top United States government sites that you need to know about, that offer the best user experience, help you to find what you need quickly, easily, and efficiently.
7/13/2017 | 1 hour
This session will provide an overview of the Kentucky Virtual Library’s Britannica Digital Learning database that provides a world of information at your fingertips.
3/7/2017 | 1 hour
This one hour webinar is designed to give an overview of the myriad research databases available through KDLA. We will also explore the differences between Internet search engines, such as Google, and library databases, and determine which avenue is best for differing information needs. Additionally, general search tips will be provided.
6/19/2018 | 1 hour
Both MAS Ultra and Middle Search Plus are part of the Kentucky Virtual Library’s collection of research databases. Intended for high school libraries, MAS Ultra contains full text for top magazines including Car and Driver, Congressional Digest, Economist, National Geographic, Popular Science, Science News, Sports Illustrated, Time, and much more. Middle Search Plus is designed for middle school libraries, offering full text for popular middle school magazines such as Astronomy, Field and Stream, Motor Trend, Newsweek, People, Popular Mechanics, and more.
3/8/2018 | 1 hour
KYVL's NoveList is an excellent resource for readers and for those professionals who must develop reading lists (for all ages) and curriculum resources as part of their agencies' outreach missions. This training session provides an overview of the NoveList database and its use for personal and professional reasons.
4/25/2017 | 1 hour
Both Primary Search and Topicsearch are part of the Kentucky Virtual Library’s collection of research databases. Primary Search contains full text for popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. You can use TOPICsearch to explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics. It contains full text for more than 96,000 articles from diverse content sources
4/25/2018 | 1 hour
Discover a new wide world of information resources from the State Library. WorldCat Discovery is a search tool that not only provides information about the State Library’s collections but also those of libraries worldwide. It links you to much more than the physical collections of the library, by providing direct access to electronic materials including online articles in full-text and e-books. Learn all that it has to offer and how to use it to serve your information needs. Learn how a single search will open a world of possibilities.
5/30/2017 | 0.75 hours


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