Creekview High School Most Frequently Used Databases: A Comparison of Database Platform FeaturesPresentation Transcript
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Gale Global Issues in Context Note there are only 14 choices, and many of them are outdated or no longer available.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