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Training Opportunities from Dialog

Dialog offers live web-based training to expand your search skills and knowledge on Classic Dialog and the new ProQuest Dialog™ Service, whatever your skill level — novice to power searcher. We also provide a variety of self-paced eLearning opportunities, including quick tips, search solutions, and online courses, that you can take online at your convenience.

Live Web-based Training

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Free Online Training

  • ProQuest Dialog Screencasts are short, on-demand recorded mini-presentations intended to quickly highlight useful features, content and search tips.
  • Classic Dialog On-Demand Recorded Online Courses are self-contained presentations, made up of a series of slides, with audio, delivered using Flash.
  • Classic Dialog At A Glance are on-demand, recorded, mini-presentations intended to quickly highlight useful product tips, commands, or content.
  • Web-based Online Courses are free, self-paced courses you can take online at your convenience. Designed for DialogWeb and Classic users, beginner to advanced, with versions designed for searchers in specific industries.

Tutorials and Quick Tours
These step-by-step tutorials guide you through the basics to get you started searching. Products covered are Alerts, DialogWeb Command Search, DialogWeb Guided Search, Dialog eLinks Manager, DialogLink, DialogSelect and more.

How Do I...?
The Dialog How Do I...? series supplies concise, step-by-step instructions for how to find the most-requested information on Dialog. Examples in both DialogClassic and DialogLink 5 are available.

Free Practice
Practice your searches and hone your skills without incurring charges by using ONTAP (ONline Training And Practice) databases. Practice databases are available for DialogWeb and DialogClassic.

Dialog training workbooks cover basic and advanced search techniques, as well as specific applications for researchers in business, intellectual property, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, engineering and many other subject areas.


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Content overviews are available for databases in the following areas:

  • Biomedical, Pharmaceutical and Chemical
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Market Intelligence and Business Research
  • Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights

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Quantum2 Training

Quantum2 workshops are designed to help information professionals expand their services, increase their visibility and value, and improve the flow of information within their organizations.

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