MeL Databases Basics Part 2 

Revised Dec. 2012/SR
3 hours
3 SCECH's available for K12 staff
.3 Library of Michigan CEU's available for public library staff

No prerequisite

How do you choose a database?  In Part 2, we will provide a hands-on overview of content and how to search in several of the most used MeL databases so that you can assist your patrons in choosing the one that best meets their information needs. This session focuses on ProQuest and LearningExpress LLC databases.

If you have new staff, or if your current staff would like to refresh and upgrade skills for making the most of the MeL Databases, this is great starting point!  The "Basics" classes can be taken in any order to make it convenient for you!

Topics to be covered:

SIRS Renaissance

eLibrary Elementary

eLibrary

LearningExpress

Jobs and Career Accelerator

HeritageQuest

CultureGrams

MORE (Michigan Online Resources for Educators)

Finally, we will discuss the more specific classes available for the MeL Databases which offer you more in-depth searching instruction.