OCLC Connexion Browser Searching Skills (SEFLIN)

This live online class will be held online in two-hour increments on February 22-23, 2011. Registrants must attend both days.

This two-day class covers basic and advanced searching, navigating search results and customizing the search experience.

Are your Connexion search strategies limited to ISBN and 3,2,2,1? OCLC now offers many more ways to retrieve records in WorldCat, including an array of keyword searches, searching by phrase, retrieving by material type and browsing by more than just title.

This two-day class covers basic and advanced searching, navigating search results and customizing the search experience. We will also review authorities searching and discuss search strategies for specific purposes, including selection/collection development, copy cataloging and finding non-book resources. Hands-on exercises are included.

By the end of class, students will be able to:

  • Understand Connexion search interface and navigation among screen displays
  • Search Connexion with a variety of methods and strategies
  • Use special search features in Connexion
  • Find authority records in Connexion
  • Learn how to tailor search strategy to specific purposes

Staff from Florida libraries may register for this workshop at no charge. Priority will be given to SEFLIN members. Non-members will be placed on a waiting list and added as space permits after the registration deadline.

Register with SEFLIN