Database Training

EBSCO Winter Training Series

EBSCO School Library Resources
The EBSCO student databases and interfaces are powerful resources for use by students in the classroom, the library and from home. In this session will provide an overview of student databases Primary Search, Middle Search Plus and MAS Ultra, and a review of the Explora student interfaces, Points of View Reference Center and Literary Reference Center. The session also includes an overview of resources on the EBSCO Support Site such as scavenger hunts, best practices, and tutorials.

Friday, March 16, 2018 from 10:00 – 11:00 am


ReferenceUSA offers free training and webinars to librarians and their patrons.

ReferenceUSA Search Essentials

Tuesdays – 10:00 a.m. Central (1 hour)

Designed for anyone new to using the database. We will discuss the datasets available in ReferenceUSA as well as our compilation process and update frequency. I will demonstrate basic elements you need to know in order to be successful when searching the database.


Job Seeking: Career Search Strategies Using ReferenceUSA

Mondays – 10:00 a.m. Central (1 Hour)

Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their career searching strategy. Including finding key individuals at a business; building data sets of potential employers based on skill set, work history, and preferences; and preparing for interviews and interactions thorough research. We will also explore the Jobs & Internship module, which adds a new dimension to job searching.


Start, Manage, and Grow a Business

Thursdays – 10:00 a.m. Central (1 hour)

Learn how to use ReferenceUSA to complete the research you need to start a business.

  • Research your Market
  • Research your Competitors
  • Research your Potential Customers


A Librarian’s Introduction to ReferenceUSA

Wednesdays – 10:00 a.m. Central (1 hour)

We want to ensure your staff is prepared by delivering as much training and instruction as they need. Register and join us for any of the webinars or send us a request for staff training for your specific organization.



EBSCO offers a number of free online training courses on a variety of topics and databases, including Business Source Complete, MEDLINE, EBSCO Ebooks, and more. Online courses provide training and demonstration for users and administrators on a variety of EBSCO products and interfaces. Dozens of new sessions are offered each month.

Check out the training schedule.


ProQuest offers a variety of training webinars about their products and services. Live and recorded sessions are available to meet your scheduling needs.

View both upcoming webinars and recorded webinars.


The Resource Training Center helps you get the most from your Gale resources. This is where you can sign up for in-person and virtual train-the-trainer courses, access on-demand tutorials, and find search examples, tips, and more.

Visit the Resource Training Center.


LexisNexis® University is an online university community that provides a central location for accessing training for your LexisNexis® products. They offer both paid and free courses.

View the list of free courses.


Westlaw offers free, on-demand training. To access the training, users must first create a OnePass account.

Visit the Training Center.