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Upcoming Webinars

August 23, 2017, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

This session will introduce the State Publications Access Program archive database. This database contains over 7,000 digital publication files produced by all state agencies covering topics from agency histories to audit reports. The class will discuss how to access agency publications to obtain needed information and examine the many features of the database platform.


You will receive a confirmation email with login instructions after you register.

September 27, 2017, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Having trouble keeping track of all your research or sharing your sources with coworkers? Reference managers are the answer! This class will discuss two reference managers, Zotero and Mendeley, their functions, how to input and organize references and citations, and how to share research with others to save time and effort.


You will receive a confirmation email with login instructions after you register.


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Recordings of the State Library's Webinars


Do you need one-on-one help with research or using the State Library’s resources? You can now make an hour long appointment with one of our librarians to come to your office for one-on-one assistance.

Appointment topics include:

  • Conducting research/database searching
  • Census
  • Finding federal or state publications
  • Internet search tips
  • Using MOBIUS/finding print materials
  • Using Interlibrary Loan
  • Finding/using eBooks on the computer or EBSCO app

To book an appointment, simply contact the Training Librarian, Julie Cox, at or 573-522-2796 with your question topic and two date and time availabilities. For those outside of Jefferson City, please call or email to explore your appointment options.

Request a FREE class or presentation

Whether for 20 minutes or 2 days, in person or via webinar, we can present on any of the class topics below, in any combination, as best suits the needs of your state government group.

The Missouri State Library Reference Services Division is YOUR library—the library for state employees.  If you don’t know much about us, or if you want a refresher on the many resources and services we provide for state employees, this class is for you!  We will cover how to access our digital collections of ebooks, research articles, magazine and newspaper pieces, business profiles, legislative research tools, and much more!

State Capital Universe, a LexisNexis database, is introduced in this class. This database allows keyword searching of bills, statutes, and regulations from all U.S. states in one convenient environment. Included in this class are explanations of search features and instructions on how to pull needed information from this database.

Looking for some simple and effective ways to enhance your Internet search skills?  Look no further!  Join us as we cover web and information literacy basics, explore search engine options, and introduce easy ways to modify your searches to get better results.

To request a FREE class, webinar or presentation, contact our Outreach and Training Librarian, Julie Cox, at or 573.522.2796