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Introduction to FirstSearch

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   ISL Wimba Room (Web Conference/Webinar, Max: 15)
Cost:   Free

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This session is an introduction to FirstSearch, OCLC's online service that provides access to WorldCat and other databases. There is an overview of the basic databases that are offered to ILLINET member libraries, through the Illinois State Library, and instructions about how your library can offer access to additional FirstSearch databases. Participants will learn how to conduct basic and advanced searches and how to customize the interface for patrons and staff.

To participate you will need to have your library's OCLC authorization and password for FirstSearch Administration, an Internet-accessible computer using at least Internet Explorer 6 or Firefox 1.5x, a headset with a microphone (for voice interaction), and computer speakers, or headphones (chat interaction available).

This workshop is free if you are an IOUG (Illinois OCLC Users’ Group) member. Memberships are annual: $15.00 for individuals and $40.00 for institutions. Join at

Type:   Workshop


OCLC has developed a Training Portal -
The Training Portal is your gateway to making the most of your OCLC products and services. This site provides you with access to additional in-person and Web-based instruction from OCLC and OCLC-certified Training Partners.

Categories: Electronic Resources, OCLC Services

Tags: IOUG, Illinet

This event is sponsored by Illinois State Library.

Last day to cancel registrations is: 9/22/2009

Questions? Please contact William Echelbarger.

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