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Beginning Genealogy: Free Resources

Where do we come from? Researching our family history is becoming more popular with subscription services such as Ancestry.com and 23andMe ancestry kits. But what if we don’t want to spend a fortune answering this question? How can we find our ancestors without costly...

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Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project

The Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project is a collaboration between the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries and the library system at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras. It receives funding support from the National Endowment for the...

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Evidence Based Practices for Librarians

Adapting the standard library orientation to embrace evidence based practices (EBP) requires the librarian to shift their presentation from coverage of library resources and services to the development of research skills. During this online tutorial you’ll examine...

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Legal Resources For The Public

In 2014 Florida Chief Justice Labarga established the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice as a response to the unmet civil legal needs of low and moderate income Floridians. The FL Access to Justice Commission seeks to further the mission of improving access...

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How Do I? The New Reference Question

With the Internet-age maturing, and the DIY culture expanding, we are seeing a change in the traditional reference question. Patrons are no longer asking, “Where do I find a book on Word?” Instead, they are asking, “How do I make columns in my document?”  The new...

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Best Online Reference Sites

The web is constantly changing so it is hard to keep up with all the new and useful websites out there. This webinar will revisit some oldies but goodies and introduce you to some new sites to help you know where to send your patrons for free, authoritative...

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Entrepreneurial Online Resources 2016

When you're starting a business, where do you go to get the help, advice and the tools you need? Many people are going to their libraries! There are plenty of resources out there -- so many, in fact, that you might have trouble sorting through them all to give people...

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