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As the world goes digital, libraries adjust their strategies, by @marytablante | USA TODAY College

As the world goes digital, libraries adjust their strategies, by @marytablante | USA TODAY College | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Beyond using the library as a place to study, here are some other ways students can make use of library services provided by their universities:

• Check out laptops, iPads or calculators

• Go beyond Wikipedia and Google

Term papers and theses rely on more than a simple Google search. Professors encourage students to use scholarly and peer-reviewed articles.

University libraries have more than 600 databases...

• Ask a librarian 24/7

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

Best Databases 2011: Librarians Decide Which Databases Make the Grade — Library Journal Reviews | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

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

Best Databases 2012, by Henrietta Thornton-Verma | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"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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