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January 24, 2018, 2:00pm - 3:00pmundefined

This class will introduce State Capital Universe, a LexisNexis database. This database allows keyword searching of bills, statutes and regulations from all U.S. States in one convenient environment. The class will also include explanations of search features and instructions on how to pull needed materials from this database.

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

February 21, 2018, 11:00am - 12:00pmundefined

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

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undefinedDo 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
  • Using the Zotero or Mendeley reference managers

To book an appointment, simply contact the Training Librarian, Julie Cox, at julie.cox@sos.mo.gov or 573-522-2796 with your question topic and two date and time availabilities. For those outside of Jefferson City, a virtual meeting room can be created for appointments.

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 julie.cox@sos.mo.gov or 573.522.2796