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August 18, 2016

Scholastic has scheduled the following webinars for NOVELny databases for August.  Please see dates, times and registration information below.

August 25, 2016, 11:30 am
Scholastic GO Back to School Refresher

You’re back!  Now is a great time to review and gear up for all the resources GO has to provide your patrons, teachers, students, parents, all the communities you serve. Refresh yourself with such features as the World Newspapers, how the atlas functions to provide a variety of maps featuring historic perspectives of the world.  Take this one-hour webinar to familiarize yourself with all the basics to start your school year out with the many features of Scholastic GO.
Please register at https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?MTID=e17c262e776b87d8cd45653d5c658bdb4
Event password: summer
Call in number for audio portion of presentation: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code for audio portion of presentation: 6183780556

August 31, 2016, 3:00 pm
Scholastic GO – Value to Teacher Colleges - Academic Libraries

Calling all Academic Libraries, Public Libraries, and School Libraries that provide services to strengthen the studies and work of future and current teachers.  Learn how to use GO to help your future educators in educational programs utilize GO in their studies as they begin their studies in preparation for teaching. The resources and functions in GO can provide all future and current educators at any level resources of great value. 
Please register at : https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee48954b71844d69779651c3f85d03ea8
Event password: summer
Call in number for audio portion of presentation: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code for audio portion of presentation: 6183780556

If you have any questions about the webinars please contact Scholastic at scholasticcustomersupport@scholastic.com or 1-888-326-6546 option 4.

August 4, 2016

Gale has scheduled the following webinars for NOVELny databases for September through December.  Please see dates, times and registration information below.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:00 PM
Gear Up for the New School Year with Gale/NOVELny Resources
It's that time of year! Soon the library is inundated with students preparing for end of year projects and papers. This webinar will focus on serving those students with your NOVELny resources. We'll cover features like the easy to use citation tool, ways to keep track of your sources, and more! A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.
To register, visit https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?PRID=20368248cc950ff0ce47e43fb54688e4

Monday, September 19, 2016 3:00 PM
Collaboration Tools in NOVELny/Gale Resources
Have you noticed the Sign In with Google and Microsoft options in your Gale resources? Users can save content to their cloud storage tools and access them anywhere, anytime. In this webinar, we'll show what those tools and others can do for you! A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.
To register, visit https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?PRID=20368248cc950ff0ce47e43fb54688e4

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 10:00 AM
What Your Usage Reports Tell You
Gale's Usage Reports for your NOVELny databases can be very telling. What magazine and journal sources are most popular? When are the databases used most? Join us for this webinar as we take a look at how to run usage reports and examine what they're telling you! A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.
To register, visit https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?PRID=20368248cc950ff0ce47e43fb54688e4

Friday, October 21, 2016 11:00 AM
New Browse by Discipline in Academic OneFile
Gale has recently launched an exciting new feature in Academic OneFile: Browse by Discipline. Browse by Discipline provides a curriculum aligned browsing experience with smaller targeted results; publications for each discipline are hand-selected by subject matter experts to ensure topic results are related to the discipline. Gale has created these browse-able topics by combining our superior subject indexing with taxonomies from Cengage Learning textbooks to create the most relevant periodical content around research needs. In this webinar, we'll explore this new feature as well as other ways to work with large result sets. A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.
To register, visit https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?PRID=20368248cc950ff0ce47e43fb54688e4

Monday, November 07, 2016 3:00 PM
Collaboration Tools in NOVELny/Gale Resources
Have you noticed the Sign In with Google and Microsoft options in your Gale resources? Users can save content to their cloud storage tools and access them anywhere, anytime. In this webinar, we'll show what those tools and others can do for you! A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.
To register, visit https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?PRID=20368248cc950ff0ce47e43fb54688e4

Friday, November 18, 2016 10:00 AM
NOVELny Gale Resources to Support Academic Libraries
Are you looking for a quick overview of the NOVELny resources appropriate for college and universities? Would you like a peek at new features or a quick refresher on tools useful for higher education users? Join this session for a look at academic Gale resources available through NOVELny. We’ll outline what’s available, and explore key multidisciplinary resources like InfoTrac and Opposing Viewpoints In Context. You’ll walk away with an idea of which resources to consult for classroom and reference needs, and you’ll learn to use key tools to support learning and research at your institution. A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.
To register, visit https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?PRID=20368248cc950ff0ce47e43fb54688e4

Thursday, December 01, 2016 3:00 PM
Using the Support Tools Available to End Users and Library Staff
NOVELny and Gale have a variety of support tools that can help you market and use our resources to their best advantage. The NOVELny Marketing Toolkit and Gale's ProMo tool offer already prepared bookmarks, posters, and social media posts for your use. Gale's support page offers a range of materials - on-demand tutorials, tip sheets, widgets, and more - that you can use to share database features with end users, train new library staff, and more. Join us during this webinar so you can learn how to make these support tools work for you! A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.
To register, visit https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?PRID=20368248cc950ff0ce47e43fb54688e4

Monday, December 12, 2016 3:30 PM
Libraries Mean Business
In this online workshop, we’ll explore ways Business Insights: Essentials will help students with a business or marketing case study, entrepreneurs building and developing their business, and general researchers looking for company and financial information.   Learn more about the content and enhanced functionality that enables librarians and researchers to delve deeper into business data with access to financial analysis tools, business associations, investment reports and market research reports. A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.
To register, visit https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?PRID=20368248cc950ff0ce47e43fb54688e4

For other webinars please see Gale's general training calendar at http://solutions.cengage.com/gale-training/webinars/.

If you have questions about the webinars please contact Gale at http://access.gale.com/noveltech/ (to submit questions online) or ny Gale webinars">gale.technicalsupport@cengage.com or 1-800-877-4253 (press 4).

August 2, 2016

Due to some unexpected circumstances, Gale’s NOVELny webinar, “Save It to Google,” scheduled for Friday, August 12th, 10:00 AM is being rescheduled.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  The new date is Monday, August 8th at 11:00 AM.

Save It to Google

You may have noticed the Google sign-in on your Gale/NOVELny resources - join this webinar to learn more how these tools integrate into user workflow!   Google has sold over 5 million Chromebooks and has over 40 million Google Apps for Education users worldwide so Gale is excited to offer integration with Google Classroom, Google Drive, and Chrome Apps. We'll show you how to download and edit documents in Google Drive, how to download and install database Chrome app, and post documents to go along with assignments in Google Classroom. A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.

There is no need to re-register for the session if you registered for the original date.  If you did not previously sign up but would like to attend the August 8th session please register at https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?PRID=20368248cc950ff0ce47e43fb54688e4.

For other webinars please see Gale's general training calendar at http://solutions.cengage.com/gale-training/webinars/.

If you have questions about the webinars please contact Gale at http://access.gale.com/noveltech/ (to submit questions online) or gale.technicalsupport@cengage.com or 1-800-877-4253 (press 4).

June 10, 2016; updated August 2, 2016

June-August Webinars

*For those who may have had difficulties registering for the webinars below, registration is now available without a password.*

ProQuest has scheduled the following webinars for NOVELny databases for June through August. Please see dates, times and registration information below.

eLibrary Elementary and NOVELny

This one hour class, created specifically for NOVELny, covers the content, features and tips for using eLibrary Elementary as well as incorporating eLibrary Elementary into classroom curriculum. Learn how young readers can use the colorful graphical search interface to find answers they need from magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, images, audio/video files and web links that are safe and appropriate for elementary school studies. Your questions will be answered by an eLibrary Elementary training expert during this interactive session.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 4:00 PM
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 10:00 AM
Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM
Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 10:00 AM

Please register at https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/onstage/g.php?PRID=9e2f2c519cbf8c93ae0252d2f126df0f

Gannett News and NOVELny

The ProQuest Platform has a new look and feel! See the changes that we have made to make the search experience even better! More intuitive navigation, cleaner results pages, mobile adaptability and much more!  This one hour class covers the content, features and tips for using Gannett Newspapers offered to NOVELny by ProQuest. This collection of 87 different newspapers, with over one dozen from NY and NJ, is ideal for classroom and public library use. ProQuest will provide tips for searching as well as ideas for incorporating it into the classroom curriculum. Learn how to use the new search interface to locate information, create a Research account to store and manage folders and to use built in tools to make the most of your research! Your questions will be answered by a ProQuest training expert during this interactive session.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 10:00 AM
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 4:00 PM

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 12:00 PM

Please register at https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/onstage/g.php?PRID=9e2f2c519cbf8c93ae0252d2f126df0f

If you have questions about the webinars please contact ProQuest at support.proquest.com (to submit questions online) or tsupport@proquest.com or 1-800-889-3358.

May 31, 2016

Reminder: June Webinars

From Scholastic:

June 2, 2016, 12:00pm
Beyond the Intro to GO!

Now that you know how to use GO - let's learn how to utilize and elevate learning in your libraries. Learn how to promote the regular use of Scholastic GO with parents, faculty, teachers, students, and all the communities you serve. Activities that will help create and build digital reading stamina as well as promote the regular use of Scholastic GO in the lives of your faculty, teachers, students, and library patrons. A tip sheet on how to incorporate GO into the New York State Summer Reading Program – On Your Mark, Get Set… Read will be included.
Please register at https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7a6b3057def780c560ff81aaee3c233e
Event password: summer
Call in number for audio portion of presentation: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code for audio portion of presentation: 6183780556

June 15, 2016, 3:00pm
Blending Scholastic GO! with NYS Social Studies Framework, and the C3 Inquiry Arc

Scholastic is hosting customized NOVELny training sessions to help NOVELny users optimize their use of Scholastic GO resources to best support their Common Core, Social Studies Framework (SSF), and Inquiry instruction with students and in support of teachers. This session will focus on key aspects, ranging from SS Framework, C3 Inquiry Arc, Primary Resources, Information Text and Vocabulary to Deeper Evidenced Based Research, Text Complexity and Point of View.  Learn how best to incorporate these core objectives via GO into schools, school libraries, and public libraries. Please register at https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?MTID=ebd6a3a2a22fecc1829ca6362d4dd8f90
Event password: summer
Call in number for audio portion of presentation: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code for audio portion of presentation: 6183780556

If you have any questions about the webinars please contact Scholastic at scholasticcustomersupport@scholastic.com or 1-888-326-6546 option 4.

May 25, 2016

Opposing Viewpoints in Context will be continued in 2016-17; other databases to continue as well

Bernard A. Margolis, Assistant Commissioner for Libraries and State Librarian, is pleased to announce the continuation of the current NOVELny (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) databases. 

Good news!  Opposing Viewpoints in Context will be continued in 2016/17.

As previously announced in June 2015, the following databases will also continue until June 30, 2017. 

  • Academic OneFile (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • Business Insights: Essentials (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • eLibrary Elementary (ProQuest)
  • Gannett Newsstand Complete (ProQuest)
  • General OneFile (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • Health Reference Center Academic (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • InfoTrac Newsstand (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • Kids InfoBits (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • New York State Newspapers (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • Scholastic GO! (includes Encyclopedia Americana, The New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, Amazing Animals of the World, The New Book of Popular Science, America the Beautiful, and Lands and Peoples) (Scholastic)

 Descriptions of the databases are available in our Fact Sheet. Any questions about the resources described above should be sent to: nyslnovel@nysed.gov

May 2, 2016

May Webinars: Scholastic -- April 28 Scholastic Webinar rescheduled to May 3; new Scholastic Webinars on May 9 and 19; Gale -- Webinar rescheduled to May 5; new Gale Webinar for May 20

Scholastic:

Due to technical difficulties last Thursday’s Scholastic webinar has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 3.  Please see details below.

May 3, 2016
3:30 PM

Blending Scholastic GO! with Common Core, Social Studies Framework, and the C3 Inquiry Arc

Scholastic is hosting customized NOVELNY training sessions to help NOVELNY users optimize their use of Scholastic GO!'s resources to best support their Common Core, Social Studies Framework (SSF), and Inquiry instruction with students and in support of teachers. The session will focus on Common Core's key aspects, ranging from Primary Resources, Information Text and Vocabulary to Deeper Evidenced Based Research, Text Complexity and Point of View, SS Framework, C3 Inquiry Arc, and how best to incorporate these core objectives via Scholastic GO! into schools and public libraries.

Please register at https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6e9f2fd4acde8078269e7bf5ff67e5f9

Event password: summer
Call in number for audio portion of presentation: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code for audio portion of presentation: 6183780556

May 9, 2016, 12:00pm

Intro to GO!

Scholastic is hosting customized NOVELNY training sessions to help NOVELNY users optimize their use of GO resources to strengthen instruction with faculty, teachers, students, and library patrons.  This session will focus on the introduction of various resources and features of GO which include key Common Core aspects, ranging from Information Text and Vocabulary to Deeper Evidenced Based Research, Text Complexity and Point of View, and how best to incorporate these core objectives via GO into all types of library activities. 

Please register at : https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?MTID=efc99b526e486b37390538e6074a77c40

Event password: spring
Call in number for audio portion of presentation: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code for audio portion of presentation: 6183780556

May 19, 2016, 3:00pm

Beyond the Intro to GO!

Now that you know how to use GO - let's learn how to utilize and elevate learning in your libraries. Learn how to promote the regular use of Scholastic GO with parents, faculty, teachers, students, and all the communities you serve. Activities that will help create and build digital reading stamina as well as promote the regular use of Scholastic GO in the lives of your faculty, teachers, students, and library patrons. A tip sheet on how to incorporate GO into the New York State Summer Reading Program – On Your Mark, Get Set… Read will be included.

Please register at https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?MTID=e799b16a8e50aa5fb947ccd802b4f890e

Event password: spring
Call in number for audio portion of presentation: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code for audio portion of presentation: 6183780556

If you have any questions about the webinars please contact Scholastic at scholasticcustomersupport@scholastic.com or 1-888-326-6546 option 4.

Gale:

What Your Usage Reports Tell You

Thursday, May 5, 2016 (rescheduled from April 21)
2:00 PM 60 mins

Gale's Usage Reports for your NOVELNY databases can be very telling. What magazine and journal sources are most popular? When are the databases used most? Join us for this webinar as we take a look at how to run usage reports and examine what they're telling you! A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.

To register, visit https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?PRID=20368248cc950ff0ce47e43fb54688e4

Tips and Tricks for Success with your NOVELNY Gale Resources

Friday, May 20, 2016
10:00 AM 60 mins

Forget spring cleaning—summer is the perfect time to freshen up! As your research needs slow down a little in the summer, join this session to learn about the materials and tools available to support your success using your NOVELNY resources. You’ll learn how to leverage available promotional materials, customize your Gale Admin settings for success, and explore training and classroom-integration resources. A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.

To register, visit https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?PRID=20368248cc950ff0ce47e43fb54688e4

April 5, 2016

April Webinars from Scholastic and Gale

Scholastic:

April 7, 2016, 3:00pm: Beyond the Intro to GO!

Now that you know how to use GO - let's learn how to utilize and elevate learning in your libraries. Learn how to promote the regular use of Scholastic GO with parents, teachers, students, all the communities you serve. Activities that will help create and build digital reading stamina as well as promote the regular use of Scholastic GO in the lives of your teachers, students, and library patrons.

Please register at https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?d=627417374&t=a

Event password: spring
Call in number: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code: 2238180846

April 28, 2016, 3:30pm Rescheduled for Tuesday, May 3 Blending Scholastic GO! with Common Core, Social Studies Framework, and the C3 Inquiry Arc

Gale:

Thursday, April 21, 2016 Rescheduled for Thursday, May 5 : 2:00 PM 60 mins -- What Your Usage Reports Tell You

February 29 , 2016

NOVELNY Database Survey Results and and NYLA Forum Results

Thank you to everyone who completed the NOVELNY database survey in the fall. The State Library received over 1400 responses.  Thank you also to those who participated in the 2020 Vision for NOVELNY Forum at the 2015 NYLA Conference.

Survey Results. The documents posted include survey summaries by question and library type, survey comments, suggested databases and suggested free websites.

Forum Results. The page includes a brief overview of the forum, comments and suggestions from the forum, observations regarding the comments, next steps, and an opportunity to fill out a survey that contains the same questions that were asked at the forum.

While the database survey and the forum results are helpful when selecting databases for 2017 other factors are also considered. Content, pricing and usage statistics are also important factors. 

Please contact Amy Heebner at NYSLNOVEL@nysed.gov if you have any questions about the survey or forum results.

October 1, 2015

Fall 2015 Opinion Survey

The New York State Library is beginning to prepare for the selection of NOVELny databases for 2017. We would appreciate feedback from the library community.  Below is a link to a 14-question survey about the databases, which should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.  Please share your opinions!

The survey is available here. A pdf of the survey is also available so that all of the questions can be viewed before completing the online survey.

The deadline for completing the survey is Thursday, November 12, 2015.

August 7, 2015

Continuation of Electronic Products for NOVELny

NOTE: On August 7, the National Newspaper Index will become part of Infotrac Newsstand and separate links to National Newspaper Index will no longer work.

The databases listed below are freely available to over 5,600 public, school, academic and special libraries currently registered for NOVELny and to individuals who are residents of New York State that visit http://www.novelnewyork.org. If your library is not registered please see the For Librarians link on the website or contact the NOVELny Help Desk toll-free at 877-277-0250 or in the Capital District at 518-486-6012.

The databases are available through geoIP authentication (also referred to as geolocation). Geolocation is a method to allow or disallow a user access to a database based on his/her geographic location as determined from their IP address. If a patron is accessing the databases through a library website or the NOVELny portal while in New York he/she will be able to enter the database without entering a username/password, library card number or a driver license number.

Barring unforeseen circumstances and/or cuts in funding, the following database will be available through July 31, 2016:

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale Cengage Learning)

Barring unforeseen circumstances and/or cuts in funding, the following databases will be available through June 30, 2017:

  • Academic OneFile (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • Business Insights: Essentials (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • eLibrary Elementary (ProQuest)
  • Gannett Newsstand Complete (ProQuest)
  • General OneFile (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • Health Reference Center Academic (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • InfoTrac Newsstand (Gale Cengage Learning) NOTE: As of August 7, National Newspaper Index is now part of Infotrac Newsstand; separate links to National Newspaper Index will no longer work.
  • Kids InfoBits (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • New York State Newspapers (Gale Cengage Learning)
  • Scholastic GO! (includes Encyclopedia Americana, The New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, Amazing Animals of the World, The New Book of Popular Science, America the Beautiful, and Lands and Peoples) (Scholastic)

 Descriptions of the databases are available in our Fact Sheet. Any questions about the resources described above should be sent to: nyslnovel@nysed.gov.

March 27, 2015

Gale's New Responsive Design Overview

Gale has some exciting changes coming to your NOVELny databases and we want to walk you through them! Gale's new responsive design interface for InfoTrac (periodical) resources, In Context resources, and Gale Virtual Reference Library is launching on April 2nd. These updates will make for a more user-friendly experience on any type of device as well as increase accessibility for those with disabilities like low vision or blindness, and create a common look between our most popular resources. To learn more, attend one of our upcoming webinars!
                                                                                  
Friday, April 3rd at 1:00 PM EST – register here https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb939106fe7a103b86078ebc3bc662638

Tuesday, April 7th at 3:30 PM EST   - register here https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec5951818441ad98663cfd58a234011e8


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