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The KYVL database Academic Search Complete has something for everyone. Find out more in this informational webinar.
10/17/2018 | 1 hour
The 2020 Census is fast approaching, and libraries can play an important role to ensure every Kentuckian is counted! By partnering with the Census Bureau, libraries can help get the word out about the benefits of an accurate count to secure Kentucky's fair share of over $875 Billion in funding. For the first time in history, households will be encouraged to respond to the census online from a smart phone, tablet, or desktop. Michelle Elison, Kentucky's Partnership Specialist, will highlight key dates on the 2020 Census operational timeline, discuss preparations that have already been made at the state and local levels, and provide information on thousands of good-paying census jobs that are currently available across the state.
6/3/2019 | 1 hour
Have you ever searched an online database like those in the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) and found nothing or found "way too much"? Do you spend a lot of time searching for the "best information" out there and end up settling for the "only information" you could find? Are you just a little "phobic" about searching electronic resources or explaining them to patrons? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this training is for you. This one-hour online session will give you a solid introduction to searching online databases like those in the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL). It is designed to make public library staff more efficient and effective searchers.
3/1/2013 | 1 hour
Often, public library personnel are unaware, or poorly informed, about the intellectual property needs of their customers. This presentation is an overview of the basics of copyright as it applies to both libraries and library customers. Besides library-related copyright and Fair Use topics, this presentation also includes intellectual properties that are useful to inventors, artists, authors, musicians, small business owners, school teachers, students, and even genealogists.
4/28/2016 | 1 hour
This training session provides an overview of AHFS Consumer Medical Information, Consumer Health Complete and Health Source databases that are available from the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL)
10/17/2017 | 1 hour
MasterFILE Premier has something for everyone. It contains full-text for nearly 1,700 periodicals including popular magazines available in PDF full-text with images like People, Consumer Reports, Newsweek, etc. Primary source documents such as speeches and court decisions, as well as biographical sketches, and an image collection that includes photos, maps and flags are also available. In this session you will be introduced to MasterFILE Premier and its content, and explore different searching techniques for this database.
1/31/2019 | 1 hour
Legal reference can be tricky and complicated. How much can you say? Where do you start looking? Join us for this 2-part webinar series featuring the State Law Librarian to get tips and tricks to make it easier. In Part 1, you'll learn how to find cases and forms, and how to use the Court of Justice website.
11/16/2017 | 1 hour
Legal reference can be tricky and complicated. How much can you say? Where do you start looking? Join us for this 2-part webinar series featuring the State Law Librarian to get tips and tricks to make it easier. In Part 2, you'll learn about statutes, using the Legal Aid website, and other helpful Kentucky government websites.
11/30/2017 | 1 hour
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. GreenFILE provides information covering the human impact on the environment.
1/24/2018 | 0.75 hours
There are literally hundreds of thousands of US government and government-rela​ted websites online. In this session, we continue to examine top United States government sites that contain important information for you and your customers.
11/9/2017 | 1 hour
Find out more about two news source databases: Newspaper Source in Ebscohost via KYVL and Alt Press Watch in ProQuest.
2/26/2019 | 0.75 hours
This session reviews professional library science materials that you might have missed this year.
11/29/2017 | 1 hour
This training session introducea the Kentucky Virtual Library’s databases for business resources: Business Source Premier, Regional Business News and Small Business Reference Center.
2/28/2018 | 1 hour
A patron says, "I have [insert rare medical condition]." This may strike terror into your librarian heart. Fear no more! This session will equip you to help your patron with confidence and ease. You will learn about high quality web resources that are provided by the NIH and NLM.
1/26/2017 | 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, helping you to find what you need quickly, easily, and efficiently.
8/3/2017 | 1 hour
This session provides an overview of the Kentucky Virtual Library’s Britannica Digital Learning database that provides a world of information at your fingertips.
3/21/2017 | 1 hour
Both MAS Ultra and Middle Search Plus are part of the Kentucky Virtual Library’s collection of research databases. 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 offers full text for popular magazines such as Astronomy, Field and Stream, Motor Trend, Newsweek, People, Popular Mechanics, and more.
8/14/2018 | 1 hour
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.
8/30/2018 | 1 hour
WorldShare Interlibrary Loan facilitates the sharing of resources between institutions locally, regionally, or globally. Learn how to create and manage requests for borrowing and lending. In addition, several options that can be used to streamline the process, such as constant data, custom holdings, and print settings will be demonstrated.
3/16/2018 | 1 hour


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