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February 21, 2018, 11:00am–12:00pm

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Need basic tips on navigating the Census website for data? This session provides step-by-step instructions on how to use the Census website’s American Fact Finder tool to retrieve data files from the decennial Census and the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Additional Census data harvesting tools are also introduced.

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March 23, 2018, 2:00pm–3:00pm

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PowerPoint has been the go to presentation tool for years but it's not your only option. There are many other tools available online for FREE! This class will examine PowerPoint alternatives Prezi, Canva, Ludus, and Genially, while exploring their functions and how they can be used to create vibrant, engaging presentations.

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April 26, 2018, 11:00am–12:00pm

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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!

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cartoon question markWhether it's for a group or one-on-one assistance, a dedicated professional librarian can give a FREE class or presentation on the topics below, in any combination. Classes and presentations can be done in-person or via webinar as best suits your needs.

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.

Learn how to access thousands of digital publication files produced by the federal government and all Missouri state agencies covering budget reports to agency histories through the federal government websites and State Publications Access Program archive database.

EBSCO eBooks is an easy and convenient way to access research materials or just to read a great book. You will learn how to access eBooks from your computer and how to use the EBSCO eBook app to download and access your books on the go.

To book a FREE class, webinar or presentation, contact our Outreach and Training Librarian, Julie Cox, at julie.cox@sos.mo.gov or 573.522.2796