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The Databasics workshops focus on a particular database or type of resource. Each semester, a different set of databases or collections is highlighted. Prior registration is required. Groups or classes may request any Databasics workshop by contacting the Library Instructional Services Department.

To see specific dates and register for a session, visit the events calendar.

  • Advanced PubMed
    This workshop will provide an advanced overview of PubMed, including tips for accessing free and subscription journal articles.
  • Exploring Digital Archives
    This workshop will provide an introduction and overview to the world of digital archives and primary sources available online. Highlights will include subscription-based archives like the Evans Digital Collection; MSU resources such as the Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection, the Ulysses S. Grant Collection and CHARM; and free online resources from other institutions outside of MSU, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives.
  • Introduction to EBSCO Discovery
    Everything you need for research papers and projects in one place! This session provides an introduction to the new, unified search service known as Ebsco Discovery.
  • History Online
    Electronic journals, primary resources, databases...this workshop will provide an introduction to online resources of interest to historians and others with an interest in historical research.
  • SciFinder Scholar on the Web
    This workshop provides an introduction to SciFinder on the Web, the world's best source for chemical information.
  • Introduction to Zotero: Citation Management
    Zotero is a free bibliographic management tool available as an extension of Mozilla FireFox. This workshop provides an introduction to Zotero and compares the application to other bibliographic management tools.
  • Library in Your Pocket: Using the Library's Mobile Resources
    Discover how to use the library's resources anywhere, anytime from your smart phone or other mobile device.
  • BookMyne: Searching the OPAC on Your Smart Phone
    The MSU Libraries' Online Catalog provides easy access to information about both the print and electronic resources available. Learn how to access this information through BookMyne, an application available for either iPhone or Android users.