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The Q: A monthly newsletter for librarians and their collegues
The Q
A newsletter for media specialists, teachers, and their colleagues.

From combatting fake news to fostering better research habits, your library takes the lead in connecting classroom work to guided and independent research. See how curated ProQuest content and workflow tools support students and teachers across the curriculum.
Learn how to identify credible news sources and keep research academic.
Fake news is not news to librarians
"Fake news" is now driving more attention than ever to the importance of identifying creditable sources and teaching information literacy skills for research at any grade level. Download and share this infographic in your library and classrooms. And, to learn more about information literacy resources available to you and your students, check out Research Companion below.
Spot fake news – and overcome it
You won't want to miss the updates to eLibrary in 2017!
New look, new functions for eLibrary
ProQuest is enhancing our Guided Research products to deliver improved research outcomes, responsive design, better value and less administration for libraries. Right now we're working on a completely redesigned interface and platform for eLibrary and expect it to be completed by late 2017. Stay tuned for more information throughout the year.
Drumroll please...
The Top 10 Leading Issues of 2016
SIRS Issues Researcher provides insight into critical social issues by delivering the pros and cons on today's complex social issues with relevant, credible information. Last year's top searches began with Media Bias. Take a look at the top 10 most researched social issues in SIRS Issues Researcher last year.
What do you think made the list?
National Library Week is Coming...Are you ready?
This graphic is pulled from an ALA infographic, highlighting the value of school libraries – and most importantly what students would miss out on without the library as a resource. We've always liked it; check it out and share in your library with your colleagues!
School Library Month is in full swing!
Looking for ideas on how to maximize your resources to your classrooms? Check out this handy list of events from AASL with ideas to take you from now until the end of the month.
Research Companion: Info Lit Resource Updates
Recent updates to our award-winning information literacy resource include a new module focused on future improvements and improved accessibiilty.

"How Can I Do Better Next Time?" speaks to the most-requested topic amongst PQRC customers, "Reflection." The six videos in this module were designed to help students reflect on their research and identify what went well and also areas for improvement. Students are encouraged to think not just about their final product but the entire research process.

You'll find accessibility improvements not just in the video player, which is redesigned to allow for easier keyboard control, but within the videos themselves including full transcripts and closed captioning.

For more details on these recent changes to Research Companion, view the up-to-date LibGuide.
AP Science is now the STEM Database
To more accurately reflect the content available in this database, ProQuest recently updated the name of its AP Science Database to STEM Database. With more than 500 journals and magazines, ProQuest's STEM Database delivers a wide-ranging collection designed to support studies in science, tech, engineering, and math subject areas. Visit here for more information and an updated title list.
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