Database Training


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

Search Essentials

Wednesdays – 11:00 a.m. ET

Designed for anyone new to using our database, this session will cover all the basics of getting started with ReferenceUSA.


Job Seeking: Career Search Strategies

Thursdays – 11:00 a.m. ET

Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their career searching strategy. Included will be information on the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes; creating engaging cover letters; assembling a network of references and referrers; finding key individuals at a business to act as mentors; 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.


Entrepreneurship: Research for Starting, Managing, and Growing Businesses

Tuesdays – 11:00 a.m. ET

Entrepreneurs and business owners will learn how to use ReferenceUSA to find the mission-critical information to start, manage, and grow a business.


A Librarian’s Introduction to ReferenceUSA

Mondays – 11:00 a.m. ET

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 is offering free webinar training. Two sessions are available for each topic.

NoveList and NoveList K-8
NoveList is a comprehensive reader’s advisory service, including expert reading recommendations, reviews, articles, lists, and more. This session will review key features and functions, including searching and browsing by title, genre, award winners, “read-alikes”. We will also review other NoveList resources, including discussion guides, promotional materials, and common core support.

Wednesday, June 5 from 10:00 – 11:00 am

Job and Career Accelerator
Job and Career Accelerator gives job seekers a comprehensive collection of job and career resources, including resume and cover letter builders, skill and interest assessments, job search tools, interview prep, and more. In this session, we will review these resources, the new interface, and learn how to set up a personalized dashboard for tracking job search progress

Thursday, May 23 from 10:00 – 11:00 am

Tuesday, June 11 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Advanced Searching in EBSCOhost
The EBSCOhost interface provides simple tools that enable a relatively unsophisticated searcher to easily retrieve highly relevant search results. In this session, we will explore options available to the more advanced searcher, including use of the Advanced Search Screen, field codes, and Boolean operators to construct more precise searches. Additional advanced search functions such as proximity and wildcard operators will be discussed, along with the Thesaurus features in EBSCOhost. We will also learn the benefit of the search history and how it can be used to combine search statements to create complex searches.

Wednesday, May 29 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Thursday, June 13 from 10:00 – 11:00 am

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, May 31 from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon

Tuesday, June 4 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm

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.