DCTC students and employees can access dozens of databases through the DCTC Library web site. State tax dollars pay for many of these databases, which are collectively known as ELM, the Electronic Library for Minnesota. ELM is one of several MINITEX Library Information Network programs.
MINITEX offers free web-based training on ELM databases from time to time. Here are some of the upcoming training sessions, as described on the MINITEX web site:
EBSCO Academic Search Premier Basics
This one-hour webinar will look at the world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,600 scholarly publications, including full text for more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals.
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2009
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Electronic Library for Minnesota provides quality online information resources to all Minnesota residents via their local libraries and the ELM Portal and MnLINK Gateway. ELM offers magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, reference sources, and electronic books appropriate for a variety of users. Currently, ELM has resources from EBSCO, Gale, ProQuest, OCLC, and NetLibrary. A reference librarian from MINITEX will provide an overview of ELM, including content, features, and access points.
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
View an archived version of ELM Overview
ProQuest Newsstand Complete
Citation, abstract, and full-text coverage of approximately 250 local, state, regional, national, and international newspapers is available through Newsstand Complete! This includes 27 major newspapers: The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Barron’s, and USA Today are just some of them. The Star Tribune is also available full-text back to 1986! Learn more about the newspaper collection and join MINITEX Reference Services staff as they take you through content, searching, and working with results in Newsstand Complete.
Date: Monday, March 16, 2009
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
View an archived version of ProQuest Newsstand Complete
EBSCO Academic Search Premier Advanced
This one-hour webinar will build upon the Academic Search Premier Basic Overview webinar by taking a look at the more advanced features of the database. Time will be spent exploring the Advanced Search & Limiter options, Cited References, Search History Management, Search & Journal Alerts, and Folder Features (e.g., Results Management, Page Composer).
Date: Monday, March 23, 2009
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
EBSCO Business Source Premier Basics
In this 60 minute webinar, MINITEX Reference Services staff will take you through content of Business Source Premier, one of the world’s largest business databases. This comprehensive database offers full-text for more than 1,150 scholarly business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more. Business Source Premier contains periodicals ranging from Business Week, Forbes, Fortune and American Banker to journals such as Harvard Business Review, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Review, and many more. More than 250 of these full text publications are available exclusively from EBSCO. The full-text, peer-reviewed content in Business Source Premier is unmatched and full-text coverage begins in 1990 for many journals. Business Source Premier includes PDF images and embedded images for many of these journals. In addition, the database provides detailed information on the 10,000 largest international and national companies in the public and private sector based on sales. Do you need gender or religious breakdowns by country, global or international business/travel information, SWOT analyses for a company you’re interviewing with? Business Source Premier will give you the answers to these and many more business-related questions.
Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
To learn more about these and other resources, register for a training session or just ask a librarian!