Creekview High School Most Frequently Used Databases:  A Comparison of Database Platform Features<br />Compiled by Buffy J...
Gale Opposing Viewpoints<br />
Gale Opposing Viewpoints<br />325 options under “Share” using AddThis<br />
Discovering Collection<br />No options to export the bibliographic data<br />No options to get the citation in MLA, APA, o...
Gale Virtual Reference Library<br />
Gale Virtual Reference Library<br />Note there are more choices in GVRL than in Opposing Viewpoints; we also have differen...
Gale Virtual Reference Library <br />Note there are no “sharing” tools via Add This for students to bookmark or post the a...
Gale Global Issues in Context<br />
Gale Global Issues in Context<br />Note how this “toolbox” looks different from the other Gale databases<br />
Gale Global Issues in Context<br />Note there are only 14 choices, and many of them are outdated or no longer available.  ...
EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete<br />
EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete<br />Integrated menu on far right works within existing window (no pop-up windows)and i...
EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete<br />Hundreds of bookmarking/sharing options are available via AddThis<br />
EBSCOhost Student Research Center<br />
EBSCOhost Student Research Center<br />No options for exporting bibliographic data are available.<br />The permalink to th...
SIRS Issues Researcher<br />
SIRS Issues Researcher<br />No export feature is offered to export bibliographic data<br />Only the MLA style citation is ...
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Creekview High School Most Frequently Used Databases: A Comparison of Database Platform Features

  1. 1. Creekview High School Most Frequently Used Databases: A Comparison of Database Platform Features<br />Compiled by Buffy J. HamiltonAugust 24, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Gale Opposing Viewpoints<br />
  3. 3. Gale Opposing Viewpoints<br />325 options under “Share” using AddThis<br />
  4. 4. Discovering Collection<br />No options to export the bibliographic data<br />No options to get the citation in MLA, APA, or other format—”source citation” at bottom is not in a standard citation format.<br />
  5. 5. Gale Virtual Reference Library<br />
  6. 6. Gale Virtual Reference Library<br />Note there are more choices in GVRL than in Opposing Viewpoints; we also have differences in language and appearance<br />
  7. 7. Gale Virtual Reference Library <br />Note there are no “sharing” tools via Add This for students to bookmark or post the article to another tool like Evernote or Tumblr<br />
  8. 8. Gale Global Issues in Context<br />
  9. 9. Gale Global Issues in Context<br />Note how this “toolbox” looks different from the other Gale databases<br />
  10. 10. Gale Global Issues in Context<br />Note there are only 14 choices, and many of them are outdated or no longer available. None of the more popular services, like Evernote or Tumblr, are offered.<br />
  11. 11. EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete<br />
  12. 12. EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete<br />Integrated menu on far right works within existing window (no pop-up windows)and is easy to use and navigate<br />
  13. 13. EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete<br />Hundreds of bookmarking/sharing options are available via AddThis<br />
  14. 14. EBSCOhost Student Research Center<br />
  15. 15. EBSCOhost Student Research Center<br />No options for exporting bibliographic data are available.<br />The permalink to the article is near the bottom of the screen<br />No bookmarking/sharing options are offered<br />To generate a citation, you must choose “save” or “print”, which then involves the student moving through multiple screens to get the citation—not very student friendly.<br />Citation styles offered—two version of Chicago, Harvard, AMA, Vancouver—not typical of the K12 environment.<br />
  16. 16. SIRS Issues Researcher<br />
  17. 17. SIRS Issues Researcher<br />No export feature is offered to export bibliographic data<br />Only the MLA style citation is available<br />“AddThis” option with hundreds of choices is offered for sharing/bookmarking the article<br />No persistent URL is readily available<br />

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