Learn how to use LionSearch and get a free jumpdrive

This semester, University Libraries are holding free introductory and advanced sessions in LionSearch, a comprehensive search engine that provides fast, simple access to high-quality materials from the Penn State Libraries. The sessions are aimed at helping students and researchers get the most out of LionSearch, which provides an integrated search of the online library catalog, library databases, e-journals, e-books and local collections. As a bonus, all registered participants will receive a free 2 GB jump drive, while supplies last.

The introductory classes cover the LionSearch interface and highlight how to search, refine and secure resources. In addition, participants in this class will learn how to save, email and print results, as well as export citations. The classes are offered in 302 Paterno Library on the following days:

-- 2 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 27
-- Thursday, March 29, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

The advanced LionSearch seminar is for graduate students and faculty. In addition to covering the topics from the introductory class, it also explores the differences between Google Scholar and LionSearch. Participants will learn what makes LionSearch different from other search tools and how to use LionSearch to find high-quality resources about a research topic. This class is held in 315 Pattee Library, west, on Tuesday, January 31, from 2 - 3 p.m.

Registration is required for LionSearch classes. To register, go to http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/lls/classes/research_basics_seminar.html and click on the session you want to attend. You can also access registration from https://register4its.psu.edu/ (seminars are listed under "library resources and thesis support").

For more information, contact Library Learning Services, 814-865-9257.

Last Updated January 31, 2012