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Library Databases 101

An introduction to basic characteristics
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Nancy Bellafante

on 7 June 2016

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Transcript of Library Databases 101

different types
of information
journals
newspapers
theses
images
ebooks
reports
magazines
songs
videos
patents
Credo Reference
Characteristics
Search Tips
enclose exact phrases in quotes
Use words not sentences
D
a
t
a
b
a
s
e
How do I choose?
create a list of key terms
Many topics
MasterFILE Premier
Records include...
Publication information
Abstract (describes contents)
Full text of the source (sometimes)
Discovery tool that points to sources of information
What's a database?
Encyclopedias
Biographies
Dictionaries
(undergraduates
OR
"college students")
AND
"processed food"
"
The Ramen Girl
"
Remember, a database is a searchable collection of records.
At DCCC, you have access
to over 60 databases!
A searchable collection of records
Credo Reference
Super Specific
Bloom's Literary Reference Online
PubMed
Business Source Premier
How much ramen noodles do college students eat?
filters
All publications
Academic Journals
I look mean, but I'm really nice if you get to know me.
publication date
document type
publication type
Many subject databases have special filters.
newspapers
trade magazines
Gov't reports
journals
Dissertations
When word order matters...
Subject
Connect
Terms
Start with a
multidisciplinary database...
Then move to a subject database.
Databases contain records for...
For example...
When searching a database...
ramen
college students
undergraduates
processed food
nutrition
diet
B
oo
lean
Academic Search Premier
PsycArticles
Connect synonyms
Connect different concepts
(A film that has nothing to do with noodles.)
Full-text only
Get rid of results you don't want to see.
Books
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