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Research Clinics Begin April 19th!

The Research Center will hold six 45-minute research clinics focusing on various database products in our collection beginning Monday, April 19th —  Wednesday, April 21st in Room 430. Students as well as, faculty and staff are encouraged to come and learn how to navigate a variety of electronic resources that are accessible to you on campus as well as off-campus. The schedule of events is as follows:

Monday, April 19th —
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. — World Access News (Newspaper database featuring spanish language papers, community newspapers, broadcast transcripts, newswires and more.)
1:15 – 2:00 p.m.  —  TracFed (Compilation of federal statistics collected by FOIA requests concerning funding, civil enforcement, staffing, criminal enforcements, etc.)

Tuesday, April 20th —
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. — Facts on File News Services Databases (Provides world news, science news and information on issues and controversies on a number of hot topics and subject areas.)
1:15 – 2:00 p.m.  —  Country Watch, Culture Grams and Columbia Gazetteer (These resources are great backgrounding tools for international reporting.)

Wednesday, April 21st —
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. — CQ Suite (This session will be taught by a CQ representative who will provide tips and tricks on using the Congress, Voting and Elections, Supreme Court collections and more.)
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. — Critical Mention (Useful for the broadcast students, find out how to search for news clips, request transcripts and more.)

If you can’t attend them all, hopefully you can attend the ones that are most beneficial to you. See you there!!