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Choosing a Database


Choosing a Database

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This brief, self-paced Flash tutorial first reviews the different types of information found in article databases (citations, abstracts, full text articles). Then it teaches students how to begin selecting a database based on the type of information they need. Options include choosing a database by subject, by database title, full text database or finding articles from a specific journal. Users control the pace of the tutorial using back and next buttons, as well as deciding which of the... More
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Material Type: Animation
Date Added to MERLOT: February 12, 2008
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 16, 2016
Submitter: Susan Frey
Keywords: information literacy


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Avatar for Angela Colmenares
3 years ago

Angela Colmenares (Librarian)

Visually interesting and very brief - definitely two characteristics that many students will appreciate. The ability to go backwards and forwards within the tutorial can also make this target task tutorial more of an educational tool as well.