Category Archives: Database of the Month

Database of the Month: Find the Bard in Literature Online



For the April Database of the Month, we celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday with a tour of resources found in ProQuest Literature Online (LION). In addition to articles about Shakespeare, you can read his work and even listen to his plays. This 24-minute video is pre-recorded so you may watch it any time.

We’d also like to point you to these other training videos that you can watch At Your Leisure:

In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part III (Wyoming State Library)
Join Jennisen Lucas as she discusses “Collaborate,” the third Shared Foundation of the new AASL Standards for school libraries. Facilitated by Paige Bredenkamp.

Public Library Innovations: A Story of Community Engagement (Aspen Institute and International City/County Management Association).
There are opportunities for library and local government leaders to collaborate more closely on community priorities and to engage in active information sharing and communication about community issues. For local government and library leaders interested in designing more effective strategies for aligning library services with community priorities, the Aspen Institute provides an Action Guide for Re-Envisioning Your Public Library. this webinar will present practical strategies for implementing the Action Guide as a tool for strategic planning to transform your public library and community.

Surveys and Questionnaires: A Brief Course for Librarians Session 1 (Montana State Library).
This was a very popular webinar that filled up quickly. Luckily, they recorded it so you can watch it at your leisure. How do you know when a survey is the best way to collect the data you want? In this first of three sessions, we’ll a look at different types of surveys, what types of data you can collect with a survey, and some simple alternative ways to collect valid useful data.

The Power of Vulnerability (TED Talk).
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.

Online Training “At Your Leisure”



We know your schedule is busy, so we’re doing something new. The Wyoming State Library’s Database of the Month webinars with Chris Van Burgh will now be pre-recorded so you can view them whenever you have time.

For March, the featured database is the eLibrary Curriculum Edition (Guided Research) interface and the ProQuest Platform for eLibrary. Watch it on YouTube as Chris takes you on a tour.

We’re also featuring other on-demand videos we find. Check them out in the sidebar on our training calendar page.

Archived Webinar: Biography in Context



Join Chris Van Burgh for a look at Biography in Context, especially timely for Black History Month and Women’s History Month. This great tool is a portal to more than 640,000 biographical entries for contemporary and historical figures. It’s a perfect resource for students doing research, one of the many available in GoWYLD.net.

See more archived training on our webinars index, and find upcoming learning opportunities on our training calendar.

Database of the Month Webinar: Biography in Context



On Thursday, join Chris Van Burgh for her webinar, Database of the Month: Biography in Context. This live training session is especially timely for Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and Presidents Day.

Biography In Context is a portal to more than 640,000 biographical entries of contemporary and historical figures. It’s a perfect resource for students doing research.

The webinar will be held live beginning at 11:15 a.m. MST on Thursday, February 8. Register now.

Archived Webinar: Heart Mountain and Wyoming Newspapers



Join Thomas Ivie and Chris Van Burgh for a look at the Heart Mountain Internment Camp exhibit, part of Wyoming Newspapers. In this archived webinar to watch at your leisure, they look at searching in Wyoming Newspapers, as well as a few other resources available in GoWYLD.net.

See more archived training on our webinars index, and find upcoming learning opportunities on our training calendar.

Database of the Month Webinar Explores Heart Mountain



Incarcerees walking through the barracks with Heart Mountain in the background. Photo courtesy of the American Heritage Center.

Join the Wyoming State Library’s Tom Ivie and Chris Van Burgh for a look at the Heart Mountain Japanese-American Internment Camp digital exhibit, part of Wyoming Newspapers, in our free Database of the Month webinar on Thursday, January 18, from 11:15 a.m. to noon MST. Tom and Chris will look at searching in Wyoming Newspapers, as well as a few other resources available in GoWYLD.net.

Learn more and register.

Archived Webinar: Find the Magazine. Find the Article.



Are you looking for Bicycling or Smithsonian somewhere in GoWYLD.net? Do you need the full text of an article from Highlights for Children? Is there a patron with an abstract needing to find the magazine? Join Chris Van Burgh for “Find the Magazine. Find the Article,” a webinar using Journals A-Z, the ejournal portal.

See more archived training on our webinars index, and find upcoming learning opportunities on our training calendar.

Find That Magazine Article in GoWYLD



Are you looking for Bicycling or Smithsonian somewhere in GoWYLD.net? Do you need the full text of an article from Highlights for Children? Is there a patron with an abstract needing to find the magazine? Join Chris Van Burgh, WSL Database Instruction Librarian for  Find the Magazine. Find the Article,  a webinar on using Journals A-Z, the ejournal portal.

This free webinar will take place at 11:15 a.m. MST on Tuesday, December 12. Register now.

Upcoming Webinar: Bookflix



Join Chris Van Burgh, WSL Database Instruction Librarian on Tuesday, November 14, at 11:15 a.m. MDT for November’s Database of the Month webinar, “Bookflix: Story time and so much more!

Scholastic Bookflix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.

Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2393713066304744449.

Find Bookflix in GoWYLD.net’s Kids K-8 resources

Archived Webinar: Health Resources in GoWYLD



October is Health Literacy Month. In this webinar WSL Database Instruction Librarian Chris Van Burgh looks at the many resources under Health & Medicine, as well as Nursing & Allied Health. The new interface for Health & Wellness Resource Center is part of this exploration of sources in GoWYLD.net. She also checks out a few places for materials and programming ideas.

Find upcoming training events in our calendar and view past events in our webinar archives.