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Choosing a Database

Choosing a Database

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 learning paths (databases by subject, by title, etc.) to pursue.
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Angela Colmenares
Angela Colmenares (Librarian)
5 years ago

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.