Free Reference Skills & Resources Sessions with OPLIN

Get more out of your statewide resources. OhioNET has partnered with OPLIN to bring you a free series exploring some of the wonderful and informative resources Ohio libraries already have access to. Learn tips and features you can use immediately. Take advantage of the whole series or pick and choose.

Ancestry Library Edition contains many valuable resources including Sears Roebuck catalogs, History of the Freemasons, ship manifests from immigrants, and an immense amount of information you can get about the health and physical appearance of your ancestors through military records. In this session, learn how you can get the most from this statewide resource and how to use this resource with patrons.

Through the Ohio Web Library, your patrons have access to a treasure-trove of accurate resources. Learn how to make the most of the EBSCOhost resources available, including popular reading magazines through MasterFILE and scholarly journals from Academic Search Premier. In this complimentary session, Joe Ceterski, EBSCO trainer, will demonstrate how to find answers to common patron questions. Feel free to bring questions as well. This session is directed to both the novice and the expert to learn advanced searching tips to find the latest and most accurate information.

Did you know that Early World of Learning contains narrated stories, videos, printable materials all geared for the pre-K audience? Have you tried the games designed to reinforce reading comprehension? Now is the time to try it. Every patron in the state has access to World Book's Early World of Learning through Ohio Web Library.