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Spring Training

TCP PageOur ProQuest resources are always on the move, so it’s always a great idea to keep up with everything that’s going on. Come and join us for K-12 Spring Training! We’ve got some great webinars on the schedule this spring. We can help fill in the gaps for you, so you can get the most possible from your resources.

Are you just curious about our expansive collection of resources? Maybe you’re not only teaching, but are also a student yourself. Or maybe you’re interested in outside resources that could potentially have a good K-12 connection. Access our full webinar class schedule and learn about what ProQuest is doing outside of your school!

Do you have a class you’d like us to provide or a topic you’d like us to address? We’re happy to work with you directly and we’d love to hear from you! You can email us at training@proquest.com and we’ll get back in touch with you quickly to answer questions or make arrangements.

Become Proficient, Get More Out of Your ProQuest Resources

Training

Taking some time to review training options available to you in enhancing your experience with all of our exceptional ProQuest resources. . .

The ProQuest Training and Consulting Partners offer the following options:

  • Informational “how-to” monthly public webinars (no cost)
  • Privately arranged “how-to” online meetings for individuals or groups (no cost)
  • Privately arranged meetings with focus on areas of your choice (no cost)
  • On-site “how-to” or special focus training meetings (no costlimited availability — contact us)
  • Recorded training sessions and videos (no cost)

We can show you more. Join the ProQuest Training and Consulting Partners in one of our free monthly webinars to learn how ProQuest can make success easier in student projects.

Do you have a class you’d like us to provide or a topic you’d like us to address? We’re happy to work with you directly and we’d love to hear from you! You can email us at training@proquest.com and we’ll get back in touch with you quickly to answer questions or make arrangements.

Training Your Way, At Your Convenience, For You And Your Colleagues

Training

Taking some time to review training options available to you in enhancing your experience with all of our exceptional ProQuest resources. . .

The ProQuest Training and Consulting Partners offer the following options:

  • Informational “how-to” monthly public webinars (no cost)
  • Privately arranged “how-to” online meetings for individuals or groups (no cost)
  • Privately arranged meetings with focus on areas of your choice (no cost)
  • On-site “how-to” or special focus training meetings (no costlimited availability — contact us)
  • Recorded training sessions and videos (no cost)

We can show you more. Join the ProQuest Training and Consulting Partners in one of our free monthly webinars to learn how ProQuest can make success easier in student projects.

Do you have a class you’d like us to provide or a topic you’d like us to address? We’re happy to work with you directly and we’d love to hear from you! You can email us at training@proquest.com and we’ll get back in touch with you quickly to answer questions or make arrangements.

Ramp Up for the New Year with December Classes

Register ClassesDecember is a great time to catch up on what’s been happening with your ProQuest resources. We’ve made quite a few changes and updates to many of our K-12 resources this fall. Come take the opportunity to learn about tools found in ProQuest that perhaps you’ve never had the chance to use — or come and learn about one of our all-new resources, like ProQuest Research Companion. Whatever might benefit you the most, consider joining us or 30-60 minutes for a refresher, or for the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the “whys”, “hows”, and “whats” behind many of our extensive and varied K-12 collections. Click here for access to our monthly public class calendar.

Do you have a class you’d like us to provide or a topic you’d like us to address? We’re happy to work with you directly and we’d love to hear from you! You can email us at training@proquest.com. Just address your message to Deb Bergeron, Jeff Cutler, and Wendell Butler, and one of us will get back in contact with you!

eLibrary or ebrary? Learn the Answer in this Week’s Webinars

This week’s webinars are sponsored by the letter “E.”

e products

eLibrary or ebrary? Is this the same product with different spelling? The answer: No, these are two unique ProQuest products that offer excellent educational solutions and when used together are a powerhouse!

eLibrary®—the user-friendly general reference tool—delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed to support every range of user, including elementary students, college-prep and college-level researchers, and professional educators. Educators can even search for resources that correlate to state and national standards.

ebrary helps libraries align with Common Core Standards by providing essential and affordable ebooks relevant to national and provincial curriculum standards. We offer dedicated mobile apps, downloads, citations, annotations, and more.

Learn why the e in eLibrary and ebrary equals equipped in upcoming webinars:

9/17/2014: eLibrary for Schools 4 pm EST

9/18/2014: ebrary–ebooks for schools 3 pm EST

See all available classes on the K12/Student Resources webinar page.

Rank Your E-book Chapters with ebrary from ProQuest

Truthfully, even the best designed searches on important topics will often be hard to narrow.  Ebrary, ProQuest’s vast e-book resource, can help with that challenge. Whenever ebrary runs keyword searches, it provides an optional “Chapter Results” ranking of the 15 chapters from any search with the highest hit counts. This helps any researcher get to the best content as quickly as possible!

ebrary chapter ranking

ebrary does much more than that. Join the ProQuest Training and Consulting Team to learn more about what ebrary can provide to your library. You can reach us at training@proquest.com to arrange a free online meeting, or join one of our free publicly scheduled meetings by going to our monthly training calendar.

Come and join us — we’ll see you in class!

There’s Always Something New. . .

K12 Team 3There’s always something new! Since last fall, multiple new functions, features, and content have been added to ProQuest resources such as SIRS Issues Researcher, SIRS Discoverer, eLibrary, and CultureGrams. Ebooks from ebrary have been enhanced, adding specific course packs for K-12 schools. And, ProQuest has also introduced an all-new resource called ProQuest Research Companion providing instruction on information literacy and the research process.

So, how can you keep up with the important changes in all of these key learning resources?

Join the ProQuest Training and Consulting Team for one or our free public webinars, or contact us directly to arrange a free private webinar to look specifically at what matters to you most. We’ll keep you up-to-date, and help you make the most out of ProQuest for the educational benefit of your students!

February and March Webinars are Posted!

Person at ComputerNeed to get up-to-date on your ProQuest K-12 resources? The ProQuest K-12 Training and Consulting Partners have posted our February and March 30-minute FREE webinars. CLICK HERE to register and join us in class. We’ll provide you with an attendance certificate upon request.

If you want to go more in-depth, look at a resource that’s not listed on the schedule, or make arrangements for a FREE custom-tailored training for your faculty or staff, CLICK HERE to contact us — we’ll be happy to work with you!

February and March Webinars are Posted!

K12 Team 3Need to get up-to-date on your ProQuest K-12 resources? The ProQuest K-12 Training and Consulting Partners have posted our February and March 30-minute FREE webinars. CLICK HERE to register and join us in class. We’ll provide you with an attendance certificate upon request.

If you want to go more in-depth, look at a resource that’s not listed on the schedule, or make arrangements for a FREE custom-tailored training for your faculty or staff, CLICK HERE to contact us — we’ll be happy to work with you!

A Little Boost for School Librarians and Classroom Teachers

K12 Team 3Greetings for the New Year!

We know that teacher librarians and classroom educators often have very tight schedules. In recognition of that daily reality, late last fall our K-12 training team made some changes to our free monthly public webinars. Our new monthly webinars are now resource “overviews” that run only 30-minutes, instead of one hour. That saves you time, and still provides a needed boost to your knowledge and to the value of your ProQuest resources. We welcome any to our free public classes who may have an interest and who could benefit from learning more about using ProQuest’s K-12 resources in the classroom. To see our free monthly public webinar schedule, CLICK HERE.

Of course, we are also very happy to provide extra time for those who would like to go a little more in-depth, focus on specific topics and content, or just cover particular questions. You’re more than welcome to make custom requests — we’re happy to work with you to best meet your needs. We’re available to arrange free privately scheduled webinars at any mutually convenient time for whatever length of time may be appropriate, as well as for any sized group — including faculty or district meetings. We can also discuss on-site training options, when available. How do you get started with this? Just send us a request for contact using our training request form — CLICK HERE.

Let us help you make 2014 your best ProQuest year yet! We look forward to hearing from you.

Jeff Cutler, Deborah Bergeron, Wendell Butler — ProQuest Training and Consulting Partners for K-12.