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What is a Library Database?


What is a Library Database?

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Students will learn what sort of information they might find in library databases and will understand when to use them appropriately for research. A CLIP tutorial
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: June 28, 2010
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 22, 2014
Submitter: Jen Klaudinyi
Keywords: articles, searching, CLIP, library, web, research, database, online



Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements:
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States


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Avatar for Elizabeth Housewright
2 years ago

Elizabeth Housewright (Administrator)

Nicely done short tutorial.  Since it is generalized, providing examples of databases but not overly focused on their specifics, it would be very useful to those who need to understand why they should use library databases instead of the "free web".  It points out the strengths of subscription databases and also their weaknesses (since peer review or editing takes time, they not up to the minute).  The tutorial could be used in advance of a library instruction session to ensure that students were starting in the same place.  It doesn't try to do too much-- the last slide refers students to a librarian if they are now convinced they need a library database, but want a hand finding one that's appropriate for their needs.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes