EBSCO Trainings


Virtual EBSCO trainings for Oklahoma librarians and teachers are now available to view anytime!

Thanks to the Oklahoma Department of Libraries’ statewide contract and funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, all schools, libraries, and residents have access to powerful EBSCO information and reference resources on Digital Prairie. (If your school or library is not using this resource, find out How to Access EBSCO.)

Discover the variety of resources and learn how to unlock the power of EBSCO to focus your information searches, make the most of homework help features, gather usage statistics, and more!

Click on the title below to go the the virtual trainings on Niche.

EBSCO Databases Overview

Learn how to get the most from your EBSCO resources. We’ll review the EBSCOhost and Explora interfaces, and topic-specific databases and Reference Centers covering health, education, literature, business, legal resources, hobbies and crafts, home improvement and more!

EBSCO Admin Overview

EBSCOadmin is the administrative tool to manage customization, profile creation, authentication, title lists, and statistics for most of your EBSCO resources. In this hour-long session, we will provide an overview of these functions. Topics include: customizing the user search experience, branding examples, authentication options and settings, and information about how to get additional details on any functions within this tool.

EBSCO Usage Reporting Fundamentals

Learn the essentials of how to access usage statistics and analytics in EBSCOadmin. Learn how to run the reports you need. We will review how to run standard usage reports and COUNTER reports, as well as how to gain insights from usage analytics and top search term reports. We’ll also share available support and documentation resources.

EBSCO Homework Help

We will use Explora and EBSCOhost to review online resources available for classroom use. Journals, magazines, newspapers, and primary source documents will be discovered on multiple topics. We will use reading-level limiters to narrow the results list. We’ll also demonstrate how the MyEBSCOhost folder can be used as a resource evaluation tool by students. Bring your questions and we will discover new ways to use these great resources!

EBSCO Searching Fundamentals

Keyword searching is a great way to start a search, but what about all those available search options? Limiters and expanders can refine the scope of a search in powerful ways. You can also use filters or facets to focus on what you need. We’ll discuss how these search features work to help users retrieve relevant results quickly.

Questions? Contact ODLinfo.