Category Archives: Thursdays with Pioneer

Ebsco Reference Centers


On Pioneer: Utah’s Online Library, all public libraries in Utah have access to new Ebsco resources. Come and get a general overview of what’s there for us, and how to find and use them:

  • Biography Reference Center
  • History Reference Center
  • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
  • Legal Information Reference Center
  • Literary Reference Center
  • Poetry and Short Story Reference Center
  • Points of View Reference Center
  • Science  Reference Center
  • Small Business Reference Center

Presenter: Colleen Eggett, USL

Audience: All Utah library workers, especially those working with online resources

Date: Nov. 13, 2014


Learning Express 3.0


LearningExpress 3.0 is the most advanced digital learning resource platform ever—bursting with new features and functionality—in a brand new format with easy-to-use navigation. Come and see what 3.0 has to offer. Learn what your library needs to do to facilitate the change, especially if your library puts the databases on your website separately. With LearningExpress 3.0 your customers can:

  • Access over 800 online practice tests and tutorials to launch or advance their careers.
  • Prepare for professional certification, licensing, and aptitude tests in civil service, law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, military, real estate, and healthcare, among others.
  • Prepare for college and grad school admissions tests including the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT.
  • Successfully prepare for the GED exam when working toward a high school diploma.
  • Dramatically improve or refresh basic skills in reading, writing, and math.

Presenter: Darci Card, Utah State Library
Audience: All Utah library workers, especially those working with online resources
Date: October 30, 2014

Ebsco Magazines

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Discover the wonderful world of online magazines available through Ebsco. Searching techniques and tips will be discussed as well as how to set up email alerts. Citing and sharing of article content and other nifty tools will be highlighted.

Presenter: Linda Roholt, USL
Audience: All Utah library workers
Date: October 23, 2014