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An introduction of databases available at the Library.

An introduction of databases available at the Library.

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  • 1. Kenton county public library
    Databases & Research
  • 2. Library databases
    Databases are massive collections of data which allow for retrieval of the data.
    Databases include searchable key fields, including titles, introductory text, authors, and subject terms.
    You’ll need your library card number and PIN
  • 3. Why use library databases?
    Experts
    Info not available on web
    Free
    Scholarly material
    Citations
  • 4. Search engines
    Large number of results
    Looking for a specific website
    Very current information “breaking news”
    The web has no oversight to protect against biased, incomplete or out-of-date information.
  • 5. Evaluate the information
    How current is the information?
    Are the facts accurate?
    Is it easy to cite?
    Think critically about all the information you use for your work.
  • 6. Deciding which database to use?
    Database descriptions
    Try MetaSearch
    Refer to subject guide handout
  • 7. Full text or citations
    Some library databases include full-text articles, some only provide citations (author, title, journal, date, etc.), and some provide a combination of both.
  • 8. www.kentonlibrary.org
  • 9. Federated searching
  • 10. Access science
    Over 8,500 online articles from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology 10th edition
    110,000+ definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
    Biographies of more than 2,000 well-known scientists from the Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography®
  • 11. Access science
  • 12. Access science
  • 13. Access science
    Tens of thousands of live cross references and links to external Web sites, plus extensive literature citations
  • 14. Access science – biographies
  • 15. Biography reference bank
    Biographical information on approximately half a million people, from antiquity to the present, along with thousands of images.
  • 16. Biography reference bank
  • 17. EBSCO – Masterfile premier
    Search popular magazines and newspapers
  • 18. EBSCO – Masterfile premier
  • 19. EBSCO – Masterfile premier
    Print
    Email
    Save
    Cite
    Export to Bib Manager
    Add to folder
    Add note
  • 20. My EBSCO
  • 21. EBSCO Visual Search
  • 22. Ebsco Academic Search Premier
    The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database, provides full text articles for nearly 4,700 publications.
  • 23. Constructing your search
    Academic Search Premier
  • 24. Finding articles
    ArticleFirst – Cincinnati Public Library
  • 25. Oxford reference
    Dictionaries
    Quotations
    Timelines
    Subject Reference
    A Dictionary of ComputingA Dictionary of the InternetA Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units
  • 26. Oxford reference
  • 27. Literature resource center
    Full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
  • 28. Literature Resource Center
  • 29. Opposing Viewpoints
  • 30. Opposing Viewpoints
  • 31. Opposing viewpoints
  • 32. CultureGrams & Daily Life Online
  • 33. CultureGrams & Daily Life Online
  • 34. CultureGrams & Daily Life Online
  • 35. Mango & Learning Express
    Language Learning - Mango
  • 36. Mango & Learning Express
  • 37. Mango & Learning Express
    Ebooks
  • 38. Digital downloads
  • 39. Ask Us a Question