Category Archives: Database of the Month

Archived Webinar: Summer of Space



Summer of Space
June 2019; 19 minutes

Our latest archived webinar explores resources from Gale, Novelist, NASA, StarNet , and PBS Books to support your summer reading programming. Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian takes you on a tour of vendor-produced content from Gale and EBSCO, along with resources from organizations such as NASA and PBS that have created sites and sources for 2019’s Summer of Space.

Upcoming Webinar: Summer Under the Stars



Join Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian Chris Van Burgh on Thursday, June 6, at 11:15 a.m. MDT for “Summer Under the Stars,” a webinar on resources from Gale, Novelist, NASA, StarNet , and PBS Books to support your summer reading programming.

Register for this free webinar to attend We’ll also add it to our webinars index page afterward.

In this database tutorial, explore vendor-produced content from Gale and EBSCO, along with resources from organizations such as NASA and PBS that have created sites and sources for 2019’s Summer of Space.

Summer Reading Under the Stars



It’s the season for summer reading and our theme in 2019 is Reading Under the Stars! Let’s break out resources from Gale, NASA, Starnet, PBS, and others to get kids reading under the stars — or at least under a blanket with a flashlight!

Learn more.

Libraries should have received their mini-marketing kit by email to promote this resource to patrons. If you would like to be either added to or removed from our monthly email list for the mini-marketing kits, contact Susan Mark at susan.mark@wyo.gov or (307) 777-5915.

Upcoming Webinar: Wyoming Inventors Database



Join Karen Kitchens, Wyoming State Library State Publications Librarian, for a look at the updated Wyoming Inventors Database in a webinar on Wednesday, May 15 from 10-11 a.m. MDT. Learn search tips for this database which includes all United States patents issued to inventors within the present-day boundaries of Wyoming.

Register for this free webinar to attend We’ll also add it to our webinars index page afterward.

Upcoming Webinar: Find Family in Wyoming Newspapers



Join Chris Van Burgh for “Find Family in Wyoming Newspapers” on Tuesday, March 19 from 11:15 a.m. to noon MDT. This webinar explores Wyoming Newspapers (1849-1922) and how you can use this resource to find bits and pieces about your relatives’ time in Wyoming. Did they own a business? Play bridge? Serve in the war? So much to find!

Register for this free webinar to attend We’ll also add it to our webinars index page afterward.

Questions about using the GoWYLD databases? Contact Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian, at chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov or (307) 777-3642.

Upcoming Webinar: Biography Resources in GoWYLD.net



Join Chris Van Burgh on Tuesday, February 12, from 2:15-3:00 p.m. for a review of the biography resources in GoWYLD.net, including Biography In Context, Britannica, LION, and others.

Register for this free webinar to attend. We’ll also add it to our webinars index page afterward.

Questions about using the GoWYLD databases? Contact Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian, at chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov or (307) 777-3642.

Check Out National Geographic Kids



Join Chris Van Burgh for Database Tutorial: Check Out National Geographic Kids at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, January 17.

National Geographic Kids is a beautiful resource for kids ages 6-14 that includes books and magazines (every page, every issue), videos, and pictures. Explore topics: Animals, Environment, People & Cultures, History, Science & Tech, and Places. This is also the feature for January’s marketing campaign.

Register for this free webinar to attend. We’ll also add it to our webinars index page afterward.

Questions about using the GoWYLD databases? Contact Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian, at chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov or (307) 777-3642.

Archived Webinar: CultureGrams



December 2018; 22 minutes

CultureGrams is a perfect database for public libraries and schools. Learn about countries around the world — the people, their lifestyle and customs, even recipes. CultureGrams includes lesson plans and a blog with additional ideas for classroom and library use.

Two New Database Webinars in the Archive



We’ve just added two new Database of the Month webinars to our archive page.

U.S. History in Context and Native American Heritage Month
Gale pays tribute to their important contributions, histories, and unique challenges both past and present with Native American content featured directly on the homepage of US History In Context for the entire month of November.
November 2018; 18 minutes

Social Issues: Resources in GoWYLD.net
Let’s take a look at places to go in GoWYLD.net for information on the myriad social issues that are prevalent in our world. We will look at Opposing Viewpoints In Context, Global Issues In Context, CQ Researcher and SIRS Knowledge Source.
October 2018; 21 minutes