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Conflict/understanding: Learning about our world using

Explore our world using resources in Global Issues In Context, Statistical Insight, Culturegrams, CQ Researcher, and more. Reproducible flier:
March 2017; 27 minutes

What's new with History Referece Center?

We’ll look around the new platform, using the historical time periods to guide our exploration. This database includes U.S. and World History. A great resource for public libraries and schools.
February 2017; 27 minutes

Let Zinio help you through the holidays

We will explore the Zinio digital magazine collection — how to create an account and login, an overview of the collection, and locating help and tutorials. In Zinio, you will find Crafts, Quilting, Cooking, and Kids! (And so much more!)
December 2016; 15 minutes

Veterans Day and

Join Chris Van Burgh as we explore the databases that we can use to inform us about wars and conflicts, to look into the lives of those in the armed forces, and to explore what was happening in our state during World War I. Databases include ProQuest’s Trench Journals and Unit Magazines, History In Context, History Makers, and Wyoming Newspapers. (Also check out the LibGuide that State Archives created.)
November 2016; 22 minutes

STEAM it UP! with

Join Chris Van Burgh and Paige Bredenkamp as we look at how can support your STEAM projects and programs.

Explore Explora

Join us as we explore EBSCO's 3 new research portals: Public Library, Primary and Secondary School

Discover U.S. and World History In Context

A look at two of our In Context databases: World History and U.S. History. Look at features for highlighting.  Locate video, images and reference material.

 GoWYLD on a Bicycle

In honor of National Bike Month, we’ll explore a few databases using the bicycle as our search topic. Among others, we will look at Wyoming Inventors, Novelist Plus, and Science In Context.

Discover the Arts in
Let's explore the arts! You will find quite a variety of resources in -- everything from The Vogue Archive, articles on film making, architecture, American art, and more

Biography Resources in
We will look at Biography In Context and Britannica, and then move on to some history and literature databases. Resources for Kids K-8

In this webinar we will explore National Geographic Kids, Explora Primary, Kids InfoBits, Britannica, and Middle Search, Research In Context and Bookflix

Health Resources in

Resources for health and medicine in  See the research guide: 

Using databases for WY History Day 2016 research

This month we will use the WY History Day theme to explore some of our databases. The 2016 theme is: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History. In this webinar we will look at several of the In Context databases (Science, Biography, World History), History Study Center, ProQuest Newspapers, and ProQuest Learning: Literature. For more, see the research guide:

Literature Resource Center

In Literature Resource Center you can browse featured authors and works, find literary criticism, conduct a search for people or works, and much more.

Research In Context

Come take a look at Gale's new interface for middle school. It bridges the gap between Kid InfoBits and the other In Context resources.

Countries and Cultures

Curious about different Cultures and Countries? Check out a few of the resources to explore countries and cultures. We will look at Culturegrams, Mango Languages, Research In Context, Kid InfoBits and Britannica Library.

Explora Public Library

Check out Explora Public Library, a new interface from EBSCO. This interface will allow you to search a variety of EBSCO databases to retrieve articles, primary source documents, biographies, news items and more. Resources and Summer Reading 2015

In this webinar, we will explore some or our resources using the 2015 Summer Reading themes, Every Story has a Hero and Unmask! (Motivating teens to read and discuss literature). Resources and One Book Wyoming 2015

One Book Wyoming 2015 will drive this webinar. This year includes 3 titles by Cat Urbigkit: Brave Dogs, Gentle Dogs, The Guardian Team: On the job with Rena and Roo, and Shepherds of Coyote Rocks. We will look at resources that support the many themes and discussions, including our summer reading theme, Every Hero a Story.

Poetry Resources in

As we begin National Poetry Month, join me to look at some of the resources you can find in Literature Online (including Poets Onscreen) and ProQuest Learning: Literature. Also, Chadwyk-Healey Literature Collections, Novelist Plus, and Britannica.

Science Resources 

From geology to gene therapy; astronomy to animals; Fibonacci to Feynman, you will find it in one of the many databases in We will explore sources for kids and adults.

Shakespeare in

We will explore the many resources in that focus on Shakespeare's life and works. (LION, ProQuest Learning: Literature, and Britannica, and others, with incredible content such as Poets Onscreen, Shakespeare Audio Plays and Study Guides.) 

Health Resources in
Whether you are looking for help with a New Year's resolution, needing information about a condition or drug, or working on a research assignment, there are tools to use in (January 2015-35 minutes)

Books in
In this webinar we will take a look at Novelist Plus, Novelist K-8 Plus, Books and Authors and Bookflix. We will also explore a few sets within other resources (SIRS Discoverer, National Geographic Kids and Learning Express Library). Included will be information on ebooks and audio books. Check out the flier, Cuddle up with a good book!, Flier here. (Alternate Video Link) (December, 2014 - 51 Minutes).

Back to Basics
In this webinar we will review the databases listed on the "General" subject page on and then explore three in more detail: General One File from Gale, MasterFile Premier from EBSCO and ProQuest Central. (Alternate Link) (December, 2014 - 32 Minutes).

Wyoming History Day 2015
Tutorial on using the databases for History Day 2015 research.  There is also a research guide to accompany it, here. (Alternate Link) (November, 2014 - 24 Minutes).

LearningExpress Library 3.0
Made up of centers, this resource can help with everything from 4th grade math to High School logic and reasoning skills, from learning about a career to taking an entrance exam, from preparing for the GED to Becoming a U.S. Citizen. And, much, much more! You'll find practice tests, skill building exercises, interactive tutorials, and ebooks. Centers include: School Center, High School Equivalency Center, College Prep Center, Adult Learning Center, Career Center, and Recursos en espanol.(Alternate Link) (October, 2014 - 22 Minutes).

National Geographic Virtual Library
Join Chris and explore this wonderful addition to our databases. The Virtual Library includes the complete archive of National Geographic magazine - every page of every issue from 1888 to the present - along with a searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos. Now includes National Geographic Kids.(Alternate Link) (September, 2014 - 26 Minutes).

Smithsonian Collections Online
New to the resources, Smithsonian Collections Online. Browse magazines, search topics, explore collections. Smithsonian Collections Online include Smithsonian Magazine and Air & Space Magazine, plus, two collections: World's Fairs and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow and Trade Literature and the Merchandizing of Industry. (Alternate Link) (August, 2014 - 25 Minutes).

Getting Acquainted with Novelist Plus and Novelist K-8 Plus
Come take a look at one of the newest additions to, Novelist Plus and Novelist K-8 Plus. This resource includes recommended reading for fiction and non-fiction; tools and training for reader’s advisory and common core; books for adults and kids; and, audiobook recommendations. Also, be sure to check out the What will you read after Divergent? handout. (July, 2014 - 38 Minutes).

Summer Reading and the Resources
Using the themes for Summer Reading 2014 we will look at various databases that can be used to explore, supplement, and inspire… from science to reader’s advisory. The themes are: Fizz, Boom, Read (Children’s), Spark a Reaction (Teen’s) and Literary Elements (Adult’s). For more on Summer Reading 2014, including a promotional poster branded with WY Libraries, check out the Guide, (June, 2014 - 31 Minutes).

One Book Wyoming and the GoWYLD Resources
In this webinar we will look at some of our resources that support the topics in Spirit of Steamboat, the One Book Wyoming selection. This Craig Johnson book offers opportunities to explore a variety of topics for book discussions, such as WWII, including the aircraft, Japanese Americans, internment camps, including Heart Mountain, and Wyoming-- it’s locations and history. For more information, see the One Book Wyoming LibGuide, (May, 2014 - 25 Minutes).

Britannica Library-A New Look for Spring

Three sites in one: Children, Young Adults and Reference Center. Join Chris Van Burgh to learn more about the update to Britannica Online called Britannica Library. Promotional Handout. (March, 2014 - 29 Minutes).

History Study Center 2014
This resource contains a collection of digitized primary and secondary sources. It is suitable for a wide range of users, from high school students to researchers, and is great for quick and reliable facts on a historical topic, as well as, hard-to-find primary source texts. You’ll find reference books, essays, journal articles, historical newspaper and magazine articles, maps, rare books, government documents, transcripts of historical speeches, images and video clips covering ancient times to present. There are also Study Units covering 500 historical topics.(Promotional Handout, Research Guide to History Resources, Alternate Link) (February, 2014 - 38 Minutes).

A look at LION
In this webinar we will go from the current platform to the new version that will be coming soon. LION includes over 350,000 works of poetry, prose and drama from the 8th to the 21st century with a huge library of criticism and reference material, including thousands of literary articles, essays, biographies and encyclopedia entries. Literature Online also includes audio and video content through its Poets on Screen recordings of poets reading their own and others' works and the Shakespeare Audio Plays collection. ( Promotional Handout, Alternate Link ) (January, 2014 - 36 Minutes).

Food, Festivities, and Fiction (and a pinch of poetry)
For December’s Database of the Month, we will explore some of our great resources using food and celebrations as our theme. Bookflix (resource for grades PreK-3 that pairs classic fictional video storybooks with related eBooks. Animation, audio and interactive games are designed to reinforce core reading skills), Novelist and Novelist K-8 (fiction database designed for readers in all genres), and LION (more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 328 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources .( Promotional Handout, Alternate Link) (December, 2013 - 28 Minutes).

The New
Join the Wyoming State Library for a look at some of the updates available on the new Library of Congress website Beginning in November, will transform the Library of Congress's existing congressional information system into a modern, durable and user-friendly resource. Eventually, it will incorporate all of the information available on We will look at some of the updates available on this new Library of Congress database.(November, 2013 - 25 Minutes).

World Conflict
There is so much going on in our world. Let’s take a look at some of our GoWYLD databases that will help us have a better understanding on what, why, where. We will explore SIRS Issues Researcher, History Study Center, Global Issues In Context, and more. Find background information, study guides, images and video, chronology and cultural information. Resources for adults and kids. (Promotional Handout, Alternate Link) (November, 2013 - 26 Minutes).

ProQuest Learning: Literature
Are you struggling with Kafka? Want to know more about Catcher in the Rye? Interested in hearing Robert Bly read his poetry? Come check out ProQuest Learning: Literature. A great source for finding authors, criticism, study guides, multimedia and more. It is designed for K-12 students, but most everyone will find it useful. (Promotional Handout, Alternate Link) (October, 2013 - 23 Minutes).

eLibrary Curriculum Edition
eLibrary Curriculum is a great place to to explore, whether you are in a school or public library. Look here for world events, literature, history, sciences, and more. You will find full-text magazine and newspaper articles, radio and tv transcripts, maps, government publications, photos and video. From eLibrary Curriculum Edition you can access History Study Center and ProQuest Learning: Literature. (September, 2013 - 33 Minutes). Also, be sure to watch the History Study Center and ProQuest Learning: Literature webinars above.

Britannica School
Check out the new Britannica School. New look, new features; content to support CCSS and STEM. Over 140,000 articles of informational text provide a variety of text complexity covering all subject areas. Rich multi-media content including thousands of video and audio files, maps, illustrations and photos are available to view, download and use. Join Chris Van Burgh for a quick tour of this great GoWYLD resource. (Alternate Link) (August, 2013 - 39 Minutes).

How does your garden grow?
Let’s use gardening as a topic to review some of our basic GoWYLD databases: EBSCO’s Masterfile, Gale’s General One File, and ProQuest’s eLibrary Curriculum Edition and SIRS Discoverer. We’ll look at finding full text and what to do if you have an abstract. (July, 2013 - 27 Minutes). Note: due to funding issues, some Gale resources mentioned in this webinar may no longer be available.

Wyoming Trademarks Database
Join the Wyoming State Library for an introduction to our new Wyoming Trademarks Database. The Wyoming Database of State Trademarks currently covers state trademarks issued between 1906-current located at the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office. Learn the difference between a state trademark and a federal trademark, along with some basic search strategies using the Wyoming Trademarks Database. (June, 2013 - 14 Minutes).

Mango for Libraries
Ahhh, summer. Fresh mangos...oh, wait, not that kind of mango. Come check out Mango languages for libraries. Just in time for summer travel or practicing from your lawn chair. Mango is a quick intro. to language and culture. Here you can learn Italian, Swedish, Latin, biblical Hebrew, Russian, and Pirate! There are 49 languages plus ESL courses. Join Chris Van Burgh for a quick tour of this great GoWYLD resource. (Alternate Link) (June, 2013 - 20 Minutes).

Let's get ready for Summer Reading
Join Chris Van Burgh to discover some of the great resources found for summer reading in the statewide resources. (May, 2013 - 25 Minutes).

Statistical Insights and Statistical Abstract
Check out one of our newest additions to Statistical Insights provides access to State, Federal, and International statistical publications and the content of the Statistical Abstract of the United States. Whether you are helping a student who is frustrated trying to find statistical information or you are trying to locate statistics in the news, Statistical Insights is a good one to add to your reference kit. (April, 2013 - 33 Minutes).

Want to know more about the world's newest country? Need to find out more about a country in the news? Do you have students that are studying a country? Come and check out CultureGrams. You'll find editions for kids (country, state, province) and an edition for adults. Up to date cultural information, including country data, customs and lifestyle, recipes, photos and government. (Alternate Link) (March, 2013 - 27 Minutes).

Tools you can use
This webinar will be about the resources available to you to learn about the GoWYLD databases. (Databases Blog, Research Guides (LibGuides), vendor information, tutorials). (Alternate Link) (January, 2013 - 19 Minutes).

Biography Resources
In this webinar we will explore the many GoWYLD resources that include biographical information. Public library or school, adults or kids…there are resources to meet your needs. A few that we will look at: Biography in Context, Britannica, LION, Twayne’s Authors Online (ebook), Masterfile Premier, SIRS Discoverer. (Alternate Link) (December, 2012 - 30 Minutes).

SIRS Discoverer
Appropriate for elementary and middle school kids, public or school library, this resource offers full-text articles written for and about kids, subject tree searching, and added content such as, World Almanac for Kids, Science Failr Explorer, and much more. Come check it out! (Alternate Link) (November, 2012 - 25 Minutes).

This program is brought to you by the letter P
Over the next few months we will add to our Database of the Month webinars, a look at some resources that only go together alphabetically. You may not have come across them before, so come check them out! You may discover some great new tools for your patrons and students. This month will include Paley Center Seminars, Primary Search, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Learning-Literature, ProQuest African American Heritage and PubMed. (Alternate Link) (September, 2012 - 39 Minutes).

ProQuest Central
ProQuest Central is a multidisciplinary database with over 19,370 titles—with over 13,010 titles in full text. Over 160 subjects areas are covered extensively in this product including art, business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences and more. (July, 2012 - 29 Minutes).

Finding Full Text Articles
Looking for articles? Want to save you ILL dollars? This month's webinar will focus on finding full text articles within the many subscription databases in GoWYLD (June, 2012 - 18 Minutes).

Resources for Kids
Whether it is for fun, homework, or curiosity, you will find a great resource in GoWYLD. We will explore a variety of resources appropriate for kids, such as Kids Search, Searchasaurus, Bookflix, Britannica for Kids, and Middle Search. (May, 2012 - 47 Minutes).

Stat!Ref is a collection of nearly three dozen nursing, health care, and pharmacy resources. Stat!Ref includes full-text journals, evidence-based, point-of-care and authoritative resources. (April, 2012 - 20 Minutes).

Nuggets of Knowledge from the NLM: Medical Resources
This is the third segment of a three part webinar series. Jim Honour, Wyoming Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) provides instruction on basic searching and features of PubMed, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) along with the MyNCBI feature. Visit the following websites to participate in the exercises mentioned in this program:,, (March, 2012 - 42 Minutes).

Ebooks & Other Downloadables
Learn more about downloadable audiobooks and ebooks available from GoWYLD. We'll discuss basics of the services, where to find help, and what's coming in the future. (March, 2012 - 56 minutes).

All the News that's Fit to Search
Genealogy, history, current events? Saudi Arabia, Los Angeles, Wyoming? Join Chris Van Burgh to check out the variety of newspapers available through GoWYLD. (Alternate Link) (February, 2012 - 38 Minutes).

Nuggets of Knowledge from the NLM: Consumer Health Resources
This is the second segment of a three part webinar series. Jim Honour, Wyoming Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) will present the workhorse NLM consumer health resources. He will demonstrate how to harvest information on safety of household products, drugs, genetics, health tutorials and other topics. (February, 2012 - 47 Minutes).

Nuggets of Knowledge from the NLM: Resources for children and educators, with emphasis on environmental health
This is the first segment of a three part webinar series, on National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources presented by Jim Honour, Wyoming Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM.) This program explores NLM resources for children and educators, with emphasis on environmental health. Visit the following websites to participate in the exercises mentioned in this program:,, (Alternate Link) (January, 2012 - 45 Minutes).

Health Sources in GoWYLD databases
New Year's Resolution to get Healthy? Offering Programs to Seniors? Helping Students with Research? Guiding Patrons to Reliable Information? (January, 2012 - 33 minutes).

Bookclubs, Programming and Gifts - oh my! Novelist and Novelist K-8 for the Holidays
Do you help your patrons with book/gift giving ideas? Are local book clubs getting ready to make their 2012 reading lists? Will you be recommending holiday reading and amping up your programming in the library? See if Novelist can help. (December, 2011 - 36 minutes).

In Context Databases
Come take a tour of the In Context databases: Science in Context, Biography in Context, Global Issues in Context, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, U.S. History in Context, World History in Context, and Student Resources in Context. Over 1,800 topic pages linking you to articles, primary source documents, media, and more.For school, public and academic libraries. (Alternate Link). (November, 2011 - 35 minutes). Note: due to funding issues, some Gale resources mentioned in this webinar may no longer be available.

eLibrary Curriculum Edition
Join Chris Van Burgh as we take a look at eLibrary. Here you will find full-text magazine and newspaper articles, maps, photographs, TV and radio transcripts, government publications, and reference collections to respond to questions on world events and people in today’s news, history, geography, social and debate issues, sciences, social sciences, and more. From eLibrary Curriculum Edition you can access History Study Center and ProQuest Learning: Literature resources. (Alternate Link). (October, 2011 - 29 minutes).

History Study Center
History Study Center is a collection of primary and secondary sources and covers global history from ancient times to the present day. Join Chris Van Burgh as we explore the historical documents, transcripts, video clips, articles and study units. (Alternate Link). (September, 2011 - 26 minutes).

Discover resources for Wyoming Information and History
Join Chris Van Burgh for part two of our exploration of the variety of homegrown and subscription resources for Wyoming information and history. This month we will focus on subscription resources, such as History Reference Center, CultureGrams, U.S. History in context, and more. (August, 2011 - 31 minutes).

Discover resources for Wyoming Information and History
Explore "homegrown" Wyoming resources: Wyoming Memory, Wyoming Biography, Wyoming Places, Wyoming Authors, Wyoming Newspaper Project, and a few others. (July, 2011 - 28 minutes).

Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections and LION (Literature Online)
Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections and LION (Literature Online) are now available statewide through the University of Wyoming's Proquest expansion. LION provides cross-searchable access to many of the resources in the Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections as well as Poets on Screen and Shakespeare Audio Plays. The Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections includes the Bible in English, Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare, and the W.B. Yeats collection. (Alternate Link). (June, 2011 - 32 minutes).

Whether you are traveling to a new state or country, curious about recipes from around the world, or writing a report, CultureGrams is a great place to start. It includes each country’s customs, traditions and daily life; photos, flags and anthems. We have four editions: World, States, Provinces, and Kids. (Alternate Link). (April, 2011 - 24 minutes).
Have you ever wondered why a certain place is Wyoming has the name it does? can answer all those questions and more with both current and historical information about Wyoming places. This new website went live on Monday, April 11th. Explore the changes and new features, which weren't available on the previous website, the Wyoming Place Names Wiki. Get searching tips. Learn about future additions. (April, 2011 - 34 minutes).

More Sirs
In addition to SIRS Issues Researcher, we now have access to SIRS Government Reporter, SIRS Renaissance, SIRS Discoverer, and SIRS WebSelect. Join Chris Van Burgh for a look at the amazing variety. From Supreme Court Decisions to Visual Arts. Social Issues to Science Fair ideas. Resources for students, grades 1-9 (SIRS Discoverer) and older students (SIRS Issues Researcher). Full-text articles, images, web links. (Alternate Link). (March, 2011 - 22 minutes).

Genetics Home Reference
Genetics Home Reference (GHR ) is a free, consumer-friendly online resource about genetic conditions plus the genes and chromosomes associated with those conditions. Jim Honour, Wyoming Liaison for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, will provide interesting tips and hands-on exercises designed to familiarize you with its features. (38 minutes).

Mark Twain
To start off the year, let’s do something different. Join Chris Van Burgh, as we use Mark Twain to explore a variety of resources: Biography Reference Bank, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, Novelist, U.S. History in Context, and more. (22 minutes).

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Looking over our huge list of resources, do you find yourself wondering what GVRL is? Join Chris Van Burgh as we explore Gale Virtual Reference Library. (18 minutes).

Do It Yourself Databases
Whether you want to build a deck, remodel a bathroom, work on your car, stop smoking, write a resume, keep genealogy research records, or learn a language, we have tools for you to Do It Yourself. Chris Van Burgh will show off products from Gale, EBSCO, Learning Express Library, Chilton's, Medline Plus and Health and Wellness Resource Center, Ancestry Library and Mango. (27 minutes).

Biograhy Databases

Authors and artists; sport and rock stars; historical figures and social reformers. Join Chris Van Burgh to learn about all of the GoWYLD resources available to help you locate biographical information. (39 minutes).

Back to School Resources
For Public and Schools-a review of tools for students (of all ages), teachers, and the library staff who work with them. We will look at resources for topic exploration and research, citation and bibliography, homework help, books and articles, activities and lesson plans. (54 minutes).

Genealogy Databases
Join Elaine Hayes from the Laramie County Library System to learn about the genealogy databases available in Wyoming. (48 minutes).

Gale for Schools
Join Chris Van Burgh to learn about the new resources from Gale that are appropriate for students doing research. Kids InfoBits, Student Resource Center, Scribner Writers Series, and the Fine Arts and Music Collection, and for teachers, Educator's Reference Complete. (51 minutes).

Wyoming Newspaper Project
Learn about the hundreds of newspapers available in the Wyoming Newspaper Project ( (32 minutes).

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