What is a Library Database?
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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.