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  • ELM Learning Center
    Find fact sheets, short videos, hands-on exercises, and recorded webinars related to the ELM databases in the ELM Learning Center.
  • Best Practices in Virtual ReferenceSelf-Paced Learning
    Information will always exist. Questions will always arise. More and more patrons look for ways to connect with libraries online and at point of need. Providing a virtual reference service is an easy ...
  • Company Profiles in Business Source Premier Self-Paced Learning
    Business Source Premier contains hundreds of MarketLine company profiles. This brief webinar will describe how to find these profiles, what they contain, and what kinds of insights your researchers mi...
  • Creating Resource Packs & Lesson Plans in Britannica Self-Paced Learning
    Resource Packs are a way to collect and organize Britannica School content around any topic of your choice. They can be used to support classroom discussions, or as starting points for inquiry or res...
  • Ebooks Minnesota: Read LocalSelf-Paced Learning
    Ebooks Minnesota is an online ebook collection for all Minnesotans. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages, and features content from our state's independent publishe...
  • Educational ResearchSelf-Paced Learning
    Community patrons, college students, and educators alike are often in need of educational research on current topics such as school policy & reform, common core, achievement gap, classroom technology ...
  • Electronic Library for Minnesota: An Overview and RefresherSelf-Paced Learning
    Are you new to ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) or to your position within a library or school? Or do you just need a review of ELM and its content? If so, then don't miss this 60-minute webin...
  • ELM Advanced Self-Paced Learning
    ELM provides a broad base of resources to serve general needs, but many of the ELM databases offer advanced search options to unearth very specific information. This session will delve into a potpourr...
  • ELM Advanced for K12 Self-Paced Learning
    This webinar will take a deep dive into ELM content for K12 with a focus on advanced search techniques specific to K12 curriculum needs such as index searching, Lexile limiters, primary sources, liter...
  • ELM Databases for K12 ResearchSelf-Paced Learning
    Do you work with preschool, elementary, middle, and/or high school students? If so, you won't want to miss this hands-on workshop to learn more about the ELM databases that apply to various grade leve...
  • ELM for Middle and High School Self-Paced Learning
    Do you work with middle or high school students? If so, you won't want to miss this webinar. This session will cover middle and high school-level resources, content, searching, and working with result...
  • ELM for Public LibrariesSelf-Paced Learning
    The Electronic Library for Minnesota is a sizable suite of statewide resources. Sometimes it can be challenging to identify which resources are most relevant to the library in which you work and the ...
  • ELM Personalized: Easy, Customized ELM Access Self-Paced Learning
    ELM Personalized gives Minnesota libraries and schools the ability to create a page on the ELM website specific to their institution that contains custom-selected ELM databases, library branding and c...
  • Fake news, alternative facts, and ELM: Discussing credibility Self-Paced Learning
    Recent political events have underlined the critical importance of evaluating sources for credibility, a principle long-taught by librarians. How do we turn the uncertain conditions in which informati...
  • Finding Historical and Current Minnesota Content in ELM Self-Paced Learning
    From the land of sky blue waters comes many publications and content pieces in ELM that highlight our state when it was young as well as current information that is helping shape the future of the sta...
  • Finding Scholarly Resources in ELMSelf-Paced Learning
    The ELM databases contain a great variety of content. High quality, full text, scholarly articles and journals represent a good portion of that content. Join Minitex Reference Outreach and Instructi...
  • GVRL for the K12 ClassroomSelf-Paced Learning
    Looking for quick access to reference, background, and topical overview content that will enrich classroom content? Gale Virtual Reference Library is a terrific resource for just that. With full-tex...
  • Handling History Day: A Crash Course for the 2018 SeasonSelf-Paced Learning
    Are you in a library that has History Day student-researchers, but you would like to serve them better? Or maybe you would like to increase your library's K12 History Day traffic? This webinar can h...
  • Health & WellnessSelf-Paced Learning
    Health, fitness, nutrition, and wellness topics are about as ubiquitous as conversations about the weather. Because it’s a topic that seems to always be on our mind, let’s take a look at sources of t...
  • Historical Research: How do I find the good stuff? Self-Paced Learning
    Many librarians work with students and patrons who are conducting historical research whether it’s for a History Day project, genealogy, or college-level research for a particular course. Join us as ...
  • History Day 2017: The Best ELM Resources Self-Paced Learning
    The theme for National History Day 2017 is “Taking a Stand in History.” This one-hour webinar will highlight and demonstrate resources in ELM that will help students develop rich, well-documented, and...
  • History Day 2018 – Best ELM (and non-ELM) ResourcesSelf-Paced Learning
    The theme for the 2017-18 school year’s National History Day is Conflict & Compromise. In this 45-minute webinar we’ll discuss the meaning of this year’s them, explore relevant ELM databases to find p...
  • How to CiteSelf-Paced Learning
  • How To Find & Follow News Topics in ELM Self-Paced Learning
    Extra! Extra! You can read all about it and follow various news topics over time. Attend this webinar and learn how to quickly create, save, and follow search results for specific topics in a variet...
  • Ice Cream ExperimentSelf-Paced Learning
    This tutorial walks through the process of a science experiment. For more information about this experiment view the lesson plan: https://rpc.elm4you.org/assignments/4882
  • Immigration Check List Self-Paced Learning
    Immigration is a decidedly timely topic. Many people are seeking information on immigration, how it affects people personally and refugees alike, the ramifications for the United States and relations ...
  • Industry Reports in Business Source Premier Self-Paced Learning
    Business Source Premier contains industry reports from MarketLine and other research firms detailing hundreds of industries. This webinar will review how to find those reports and how they can shed li...
  • Information Literacy – Do Students Know What They Are Looking For?Self-Paced Learning
    Often when K-12 students come to AskMN, Minnesota’s statewide digital reference service, they are looking for help on a particular assignment. Sometimes students will just copy and paste the original ...
  • Job & Career AcceleratorSelf-Paced Learning
    Job & Career Accelerator (JCA) provides resources for job-seekers in all stages of the career exploration and job-application process. Users can assess their work-related interests, explore occupation...
  • LearningExpress Library K12 ResourcesSelf-Paced Learning
    LearningExpress Library School Center offers tests, eBooks, and tutorials to help students from 4th – 12th grades. They offer a variety of skills improvement subject areas such as mathematics and Engl...
  • New Interfaces for Teens: Research In Context & Explora TeensSelf-Paced Learning
    We’ll take a look at the features in EBSCO’s new interface for grades 6-12, Explora Teens, which allows us to search rich content of several ELM databases (Middle Search Plus, MAS Ultra - School Editi...
  • Online Information Literacy and ELMSelf-Paced Learning
    Google is usually the first place, and many times the only place, people go for their research. In the latest Pew Internet & American Life Project Report, How Teens Do Research in the Digital World, 9...
  • Points of View Reference Center for Position Papers & DebatesSelf-Paced Learning
    Points of View Reference Center provides a one-stop shop for students researching current topics for position papers, debates, and other classroom assignments. Join us for this brief webinar to explor...
  • Search Strategies: Part OneSelf-Paced Learning
    This self-paced tutorial is designed to help students get a better understanding of how to create a search strategy for finding reliable information based on a topic. Part One will identify three step...
  • Search Strategies: Part TwoSelf-Paced Learning
    This self-paced tutorial is designed to help students get a better understanding of how to create a search strategy for finding reliable information based on a topic. Part One will identify three step...
  • Smart BuySelf-Paced Learning
    Are you in the market for a new snowblower? Do you find yourself suddenly needing to replace your refrigerator? Are you or your patrons looking for product information on the latest tablet, smartph...
  • Student Resources In Context & Google DriveSelf-Paced Learning
    A partnership between Gale and Google now allows Google Apps for Education users to sign into Gale’s In Context databases using their Google credentials. Database content can then be saved into users’...
  • The History of Minnesota – Digitized For Your ConvenienceSelf-Paced Learning
    Minnesota’s history has come to life once again through the efforts of many libraries, museums, county historical societies, and leading the effort is Minnesota Historical Society and Minnesota Digita...
  • The New ProQuest Global NewsstreamSelf-Paced Learning
    Over the summer of 2017 ProQuest announced the Newsstand database would be getting a new name along with almost 1,000 new titles. Global Newsstream highlights the wide breadth of titles from around th...
  • What Career and College Readiness Means for All StudentsSelf-Paced Learning
    Attendees will become familiar with legislation on planning for students' successful transition to postsecondary education and employment, and elements of the World's Best Work Force. Attendees will a...