Session 8 – Database Discovery and Annotating Articles
Understand what specialized databases MU Libraries offers. Know how to find relevant databases using libguides. How to Discover Databases by Subject. Evaluate resources contained in databases Know that you can find a database by searching for its name in SUMMON. Annotate Journal Articles found in databases.
Were your Articles CRAAP-y? How did they compare to print resources? How did they compare to Gale Virtual Reference, or other Electronic Resources? How did they compare to Google?
ASC is great, but are there more specialized resources? How do you find them? http://mulibraries.missouri.edu
SUMMONS If you know the name of the database, it will take you right to it. Subject Guides Guides created by librarians related to a particular area of study. Typically includes URLs of relevant databases for a subject area. Database Tab Browse by name, subject, or type. See the most popular databases.
So you’ve found a database—how do you know it’s a good one to use? Group Activity – Worksheet 12
Now that we’ve found some databases and are familiar with search methods, it’s time to put 2 and 2 together. Worksheet 13-Annotating an article