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Upcoming Webinars

9/16/19

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)

For FEL: New FEL eBooks for Children in GVRL

The Florida Electronic Library has twelve new picture books for young children! The books cover such topics as safety, sharing, the alphabet and reading, being kind and making new friends. Perfect for story-time at the library or being read aloud by ...

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Recorded Webinars

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Gale Health and Wellness (previously Health & Wellness Resource Center) Enhancements

Gale Health and Wellness (previously Health & Wellness Resource Center) is receiving interface enhancements designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. (Learn more about these enhancements here: https://www.gale.com/product-enhancements.) In this webinar, we'll share what's changing and how these improvements will help users research smarter, not harder.

Recorded on 8/02/19

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Gale In Context: Middle School (previously Research In Context) Enhancements

Gale In Context: Middle School (previously Research In Context) is receiving interface enhancements designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. (Learn more about these enhancements here: https://www.gale.com/product-enhancements.) In this webinar, we'll share what's changing with Gale In Context: Middle School and how these improvements will help students research smarter, not harder.

Recorded on 7/31/19

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Gale Business: Entrepreneurship (previously Small Business Resource Center) Enhancements

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship (previously Small Business Resource Center) is receiving interface enhancements designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. (Learn more about these enhancements here: https://www.gale.com/product-enhancements.) In this webinar, we'll share what's changing and how these improvements will help users research smarter, not harder.

Recorded on 7/30/19

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Gale OneFile Enhancements

Gale OneFile periodical resources are receiving interface enhancements designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. Learn more at our product enhancements site: https://www.gale.com/product-enhancements. In this webinar, we'll share what's changing with Gale Academic OneFile, Gale General OneFile, Gale OneFile: News (previously InfoTrac Newsstand) and other popular Gale OneFile periodical resources and how these improvements will help users research smarter, not harder.

Recorded on 7/29/19

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Sneak Peek of Gale Enhancements

This summer, Gale is releasing experience and design changes across its portfolio of products. These product enhancements are designed to increase access to library resources online, in the classroom and have a greater impact on user success. In this webinar, we'll offer a sneak peek at these changes.

Recorded on 7/18/19

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For FEL: Summer Reading Support from your FEL Resources

2019’s summer reading theme, A Universe of Stories, offers a wealth of ideas for inspiring reading and your Florida Electronic Library resources have some additional routes to reading! In this webinar we’ll explore finding books and non-fiction materials to to support the theme and share ways you can get these materials out to your users! Recorded 4-23-19

Recorded on 4/23/19

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For FEL: Use DemographicsNow To Support Literacy Initiatives

FEL’s Gale resource, DemographicsNow, offers robust and highly detailed U.S. demographic data; let’s put that to use to support literacy initiatives in your library! In this webinar, we’ll share how you can use DemographicsNow to find demographics to support literacy groups, such as educational attainment, poverty levels in community, ESL need, and standard of living. This information could be especially useful for those libraries participating in Florida’s Career Online High School project. Recorded 3-27-19

Recorded on 3/27/19

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FEL Building Blocks: Career Transitions

Career Transitions is a complete, self-paced application that walks job-seekers through the entire process from assessing strengths and interests, to exploring new opportunities, to ultimately improving the chances of landing a job. In this webinar, we'll share how to take advantage of this resource for first time job seekers as well as people interested in finding a new career!

Recorded on 3/08/19

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For FEL: Don't Recreate the Wheel - Put Gale's FEL Support Page to Use!

Looking for ways to promote and encourage use of your Gale resources from the Florida Electronic Library? Gale's FEL support site offers a wealth of training and marketing materials including end-user tutorials, scavenger hunts, customizable bookmarks and more! We'll also share how to get geo-authenticated URLs for your resources so users don't have to enter their library card number or password to access the resources from home!

Recorded on 12/05/18

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For FEL: Getting Gale Database Usage - A New Way To Look At It!

Gale's Usage Tool is great for monthly usage statistics and reports on demand but did you know there's a new tool from Gale that analyzes that data for you? Gale's Usage Dashboard takes your usage statistics and examines your usage year to year and month to month. You can run reports to find the most popular search terms in your library, download charts and graphs that show usage trends, and much more with this exciting tool! In this session, we'll recap how to get our standard data out of Gale's Usage Tool and then show off what the Usage Dashboard can do for you!

Recorded on 11/19/18

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For FEL: Promoting FEL Gale Resources in Academic Libraries

This webinar will discuss strategies for promoting the Florida Electronic Library Gale resources to Academic Library users. Youll learn how to perform an environmental scan, create a marketing plan, and use the tools that Gale has created for you. Well also explore strategies for integrating the FEL resources into LibGuides and coursework.

Recorded on 10/05/18

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For FEL: Ask a Librarian: Support Online Reference Success with your Florida Electronic Library Gale

Do you participate in Florida's Ask a Librarian virtual reference service? If so, join this webinar to review key Florida Electronic Library Gale tools, and learn quick tips to save time while supporting success. This webinar will cover recent enhancements, review search tips, and provide an opportunity for you to ask questions about the Florida Electronic Library Gale resources available to connect users with answers.

Recorded on 9/14/18

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For FEL: DemographicsNow and Your Public Library

DemographicsNow provides a wealth of demographic tools that not only support your small business community, but also align to library success. With key data points like census information, consumer expenditure, consumer profiles and attitudes served up (and mapped!) at the geographic level of your choice, DemographicsNow can underscore grant needs, provide strategic starting points, and more! Join this session and put DemographicsNow to work for your public library! 

Recorded on 9/07/18

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For FEL: DemographicsNow for Academic Research

DemographicsNow provides key data points from sources like the Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Simmons National Consumer Study, reported by state, county, school district, congressional district, and even custom geographies. With the ability to compare regions, and map demographic trends, DemographicsNow supports projects within business departments, but also fuels research interests within the social sciences. This session will introduce demographic tools, and will explore applications of data to academic coursework and research projects. It will also highlight mapping capabilities to uncover interesting demographic tendencies and visually depict regional connections to demographic variables. If you support subjects related to business, politics, nonprofits, or the social sciences, join this session to learn how DemographicsNow can fuel research at your institution.

Recorded on 8/24/18

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For FEL: DemographicsNow: How to pull demographic data, consumer spending data, and more!

Companies, small businesses, and organizations of all sizes recognize the power of big data for growth and success. However, typical approaches to gathering data can be time consuming, costly, and complicated. DemographicsNow, available through Florida Electronic Library, is a single resource solution that offers up-to-date and easy access to demographic data, consumer spending data, and more! Join this 30-minute session to learn more about the demographic data, psychographic data, and consumer spending data available in DemographicsNow. You'll also learn how to pull this data for various geographies.

Recorded on 7/16/18

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For FEL: DemographicsNow: How to visualize data variables on a map!

Companies, small businesses, and organizations of all sizes recognize the power of big data for growth and success. However, typical approaches to gathering and analyzing data can be time consuming, costly, and complicated. DemographicsNow, available through Florida Electronic Library, is a single resource solution that offers up-to-date and easy access to demographic data, consumer spending data, and more! Join this 30-minute session to learn more about the mapping tool in DemographicsNow and how you can use it to visualize and analyze data for market insights.

Recorded on 7/10/18

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For FEL: DemographicsNow: How to create and pull data from custom geographies!

Companies, small businesses, and organizations of all sizes recognize the power of big data for growth and success. However, typical approaches to gathering and analyzing data can be time consuming, costly, and complicated. DemographicsNow, available through Florida Electronic Library, is a single resource solution that offers up-to-date and easy access to demographic data, consumer spending data, and more! Join this 30 minute session to learn more about creating custom geographies to suit your own needs and pulling data for these unique geographies. 

Recorded on 6/05/18

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For FEL: Support Summer Reading with Your FEL Gale Resources

Libraries Rock! Summer reading programs encourage children, youth and families to read and helps children maintain reading skills. As you prepare your programs, your FEL Gale resources can trigger ideas and provide additional routes to reading! This webinar will reveal connections between FEL Gale resources to summer reading initiatives in your library using this year's theme: Libraries Rock! We'll also explore Gale's special promotional program for Books & Authors in supporting this year's reading theme - https://support.gale.com/readingrocks. You'll learn how to connect users with information on the go, and youll walk away with ideas to make this summer a stand-out for your users! 

Recorded on 6/04/18

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For FEL: FEL Building Blocks: Small Business Resource Center

Let's get down to business; small businesses that is! Gale's Small Business Resource Center covers all major areas of starting and operating a business including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting and taxes. During our webinar we'll explore best practices for searching and getting the most out of this resource. We'll also take time to brainstorm program integration and outreach ideas!

Recorded on 5/14/18

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For FEL: FEL Building Blocks: Business Insights: Essentials

Today's business researchers demand instant access to reliable, comprehensive data and the tools to analyze and interpret the information. Gale Business Insights: Essentials delivers authoritative company and industry information, articles, and statistical data and will help students with a business or marketing case study, entrepreneurs building and developing their business, and general researchers looking for company and financial information. Learn more about the content and enhanced functionality that enables librarians and researchers to delve deeper into business data with access to financial analysis tools, business associations, investment reports and market research reports during this webinar.

Recorded on 5/11/18

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For FEL: Gale's Usage Dashboard - Enhanced Usage Reporting!

Gale has a new tool for exploring your database usage! This interactive and intuitive dashboard allows you to pull standard usage around sessions, retrievals, searches, etc. but also provides visual results and allows you to dig deeper; for example, you can see the search terms being used in your library, which can aid in collection development! Join us to learn more! 

Recorded on 4/25/18

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For FEL: Best Practices for Instructing Students on FEL/Gale Resources

Students need library skills and finding relevant digital content in online resources plays a big role How can you prepare your students? Join us for this short webinar (30 mins) to pick up best practices in your FEL/Gale resources to share with your students in bibliographic instruction! 

Recorded on 4/06/18

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For FEL: Check Out Florida Electronic Library's New Look

Florida Electronic Library's access site has a new look and want to show you around! The new site (launched April 1st) provides a fresh new look that drives users to the resources they need. In this session, well walk you through the changes, explain why they were made, and answer your questions!

Recorded on 4/06/18

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For FEL: FEL Building Blocks: LitFinder

Let's get ready for National Poetry Month with Gale's LitFinder! LitFinder provides access to a wealth of literary works and secondary-source materials covering world literature and authors throughout history, including more than 150,000 full-text poems and over 800,000 poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. In this webinar, we'll explore best practices for finding the content you need! 

Recorded on 3/20/18

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For FEL: FEL Building Blocks: Research In Context

Created specifically for middle school students, Research In Context combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students in grades 6 to 8 will benefit from an interface that delivers the highly visual design and navigation preferred by younger users combined with the authoritative content and user-focused tool set needed to support middle school assignments and coursework. In this session, we'll explore how this resource can support your school curriculum and provide best practices for finding what you need. 

Recorded on 3/08/18

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For FEL: FEL Building Blocks: General OneFile Refresher

General OneFile is Gale's largest general-interest database, serving as the public library's ultimate periodical resource, with more than 8,000 titles (most in full text with no embargo), many of which are recommended by Bowker's Magazines for Libraries. Also included is reference, newspaper, and audio content that complements the resource's robust collection of magazines and journals. In this webinar, we'll explore best practices for browsing, searching, and working with results. 

Recorded on 2/17/18

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For FEL: FEL Building Blocks: Kids InfoBits Refresher

Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It's a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. It features a modern, mobile-responsive, graphical interface which helps kids explore the resource and gain comfort with database searching. In this webinar, we'll explore best practices for browsing, searching, and working with results. 

Recorded on 2/15/18

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For FEL: FEL Building Blocks: Academic OneFile Refresher

Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic libraries from the world's leading journals, this comprehensive resource covers the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects. Academic OneFile's Browse by Discipline tool enables students to find targeted results even if they are unfamiliar with advanced search strategies; a great tool for first and second year students. In this webinar we'll explore best practices for browsing, searching, and working with results.

Recorded on 1/23/18

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For FEL: Get to Know the New DemographicsNow!

Want to learn more about your community? Need to help patrons with their business research? DemographicsNow offers up-to-date and easy access to an array of geographically aligned demographic data perfect for developing business plans, marketing strategies, and even grant applications. Recently DemographicsNow underwent a transformation that allows this powerful data to be harnessed via an even more user-friendly interface. Join this session to explore the updates, and put DemographicsNow to work in your community! 

Recorded on 11/10/17

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For FEL: Digital Primary Sources In Your New FEL GVRL Titles

Primary sources have become more and more important in school curriculums and FEL has content to support you! FEL recently added a new collection of eBook titles from Gale supporting history and the social sciences. In this 30 minutes webinar, we'll introduce these eBooks, share best practices for use, and how to get them in your users' hands! 

Recorded on 10/04/17

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For FEL: Mass Media Literacy: Harnessing the Power of your FEL/Gale Resources

Are your users leery of what they read online? Your library has a wealth of authoritative, current, balanced news and information sources in your FEL resources from Gale. In this session, we'll share best practices for bringing users into these resources, showing how transparent they are, and providing tips for ways your library can provide authoritative sources with these great tools at your back!

Recorded on 7/25/17

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For FEL: Build A Better Business: Managing Decisions with Your FEL Gale Resources

Your library provides essential services to support small business development and economic growth. Join us to learn how your Florida Electronic Library Gale resources can support your efforts and enhance your impact. In part III of this webinar series, well explore general management information, locate industry trends, and leverage market data within your FEL Gale resources to support strong business decisions. 

Recorded on 4/18/17

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For FEL: Build A Better Business: Funding and Successful Starts with Your Florida Electronic Library

Your library provides essential services to support small business development and economic growth. Join us to learn how your Florida Electronic Library Gale resources can support your efforts and enhance your impact. In part II of this webinar series, we'll explore how to find background information on funding sources. We'll also locate information to not only make the case for funding but also support initial start-up success.

Recorded on 4/10/17

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For FEL: From Classroom to Boardroom: Small Business Resource Center for Young Entrepreneurs

Small Business Resource Center makes it easy for high school business teachers and students to find quality information on small business topics and processes like planning, funding, and managing a business. Attend this webinar to learn how using this resource in high school is a great way to get students ready for entrepreneurial efforts beyond the classroom. We will explore content to support high school business curriculum, and you'll walk away with ideas for using tools like the Gale to Google/Microsoft integration to enhance a variety of classroom activities and projects. 

Recorded on 3/28/17

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For FEL: Build A Better Business: Plan for Success with Your Florida Electronic Library Resources

Your library provides essential services to support small business development and economic growth. Join us to learn how your Florida Electronic Library Gale resources can support your efforts and enhance your impact. In part I of this webinar series, we'll explore how to use resources like Small Business Resource Center to support users in the initial planning phase of starting a business. 

Recorded on 3/20/17

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For FEL: Support Library Professional Development with Your FEL Gale Resources!

Whether you are brand new to the world of libraries or a seasoned veteran, your Florida Electronic Library Gale resources can help make you a library rockstar. Join us to learn how to use tools like publication search, Google/Microsoft integration, and more while using the Information Science and Library Issues Collection to grow your knowledge of key trends and library discussions! 

Recorded on 9/16/16

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For FEL: Save it! New Microsoft and Google Integration Tools in Your FEL Gale Resources

In addition to Google Drive and Classroom functionality, many of Florida Electronic Library's Gale resources now offer Microsoft 365 integration! This webinar will demonstrate the new tools and illustrate opportunities to support students, faculty, and users of all ages. You'll learn how users can sign in with their Microsoft and Google credentials to download authoritative Gale content to Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. Join this session to explore the enhanced collaboration and research opportunities these new features offer! 8-13-18

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