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    • Creekview High School Most Frequently Used Databases: A Comparison of Database Platform Features
      Compiled by Buffy J. HamiltonAugust 24, 2011
    • Gale Opposing Viewpoints
    • Gale Opposing Viewpoints
      325 options under “Share” using AddThis
    • Discovering Collection
      No options to export the bibliographic data
      No options to get the citation in MLA, APA, or other format—”source citation” at bottom is not in a standard citation format.
    • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    • Gale Virtual Reference Library
      Note there are more choices in GVRL than in Opposing Viewpoints; we also have differences in language and appearance
    • Gale Virtual Reference Library
      Note there are no “sharing” tools via Add This for students to bookmark or post the article to another tool like Evernote or Tumblr
    • Gale Global Issues in Context
    • Gale Global Issues in Context
      Note how this “toolbox” looks different from the other Gale databases
    • Gale Global Issues in Context
      Note there are only 14 choices, and many of them are outdated or no longer available.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.
    • EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete
    • EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete
      Integrated menu on far right works within existing window (no pop-up windows)and is easy to use and navigate
    • EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete
      Hundreds of bookmarking/sharing options are available via AddThis
    • EBSCOhost Student Research Center
    • EBSCOhost Student Research Center
      No options for exporting bibliographic data are available.
      The permalink to the article is near the bottom of the screen
      No bookmarking/sharing options are offered
      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.
      Citation styles offered—two version of Chicago, Harvard, AMA, Vancouver—not typical of the K12 environment.
    • SIRS Issues Researcher
    • SIRS Issues Researcher
      No export feature is offered to export bibliographic data
      Only the MLA style citation is available
      “AddThis” option with hundreds of choices is offered for sharing/bookmarking the article
      No persistent URL is readily available