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General Databases - Databases and Pathfinders - LibGuides at Springfield Township High School

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Subscription databases and search portals to support your research!

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Millsaps-Wilson Library: Library Databases: An Introduction

The purpose of the Millsaps-Wilson library blog is to promote new resources provided by the library and to provide an RSS feed for library news and announcements. You can reach us at librarian@millsaps.edu.

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Musings about librarianship: What are mobile friendly library databases offering? A survey


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Best Databases 2011: Librarians Decide Which Databases Make the Grade — Library Journal Reviews

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Best Databases 2011: Librarians Decide Which Databases Make the Grade-Library Journal http://t.co/E6QEKA7j...

"To learn which resources have emerged as the most remarkable tools in a sea of digital research options, we polled a group of librarians and LJ reviewers to choose the “best” of 2011 (see our list of contributors on page 18).

Many of them were involved in the original E-Reference Ratings. Here are their picks.

BEST OVERALL

Credo Reference
Credo www.credoreference.com

 

For the rest, see here: http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2011/12/reference/best-databases-2011-librarians-decide-which-databases-make-the-grade/

 

 


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Best Databases 2012, by Henrietta Thornton-Verma

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"It’s a given that librarians are adept at database navigation, but with the number of digital information storehouses proliferating at an exponential rate, just finding the appropriate source to search can be a daunting task. Herewith, then, are a few tools I’ve found to be helpful in this regard." ~ Michael F. Bemis

 

Check out the best databases for 2012 as nominated by librarians who responded to this year's call:  http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2012/10/best-of/database/

 

Among the categories are:

*Best new database

*Best for library outreach

*Best ebook database

*Best PRofessional REsource

*Best for reports

*Best upgrade

 

Best Overall: Gale Virtual Reference Library

 


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Musings about librarianship: How is Google different from traditional Library OPACs & databases?

Musings about librarianship: How is Google different from traditional Library OPACs & databases? | Library Databases | Scoop.it

It's a truism in library circles today to say that Google and web search engines (I will use "Google" as a stand in for web search engines) have changed the way users search which in turn affects what they expect from searches in the library.

 

This article discusses the differences in default searches starting from features that are totally accepted: http://musingsaboutlibrarianship.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-is-google-different-from.html


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Literary Happenings: Library databases provide knowledge at click ... - Ventura County Star

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Literary Happenings: Library databases provide knowledge at click ...Ventura County StarWhether it's the layout of a California mission or a practice SAT test, the latest in car repair techniques or learning a foreign language, readers can often...

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Students who consult librarian more likely to use Library databases

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Highlights from our end-of-quarter survey of 1st year Stanford students in Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) courses. The Program in Writing and Rhetoric is Stanford's version of freshman writ...

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EBSCO Free Databases

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Did you know that EBSCO offers free databases?

 

It provides free access to libraries such as:

 

LISTA (the Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts) database as a free resource to anyone interested in libraries and information management. This indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings.

 

Teacher Reference Center is an index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.

 

European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 ) is a new bibliographic database for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas.

 

GreenFile is a research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond.

 

Read more: http://www.ebscohost.com/customerSuccess/default.php?id=7


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