Kenton County Public Library Databases

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Kenton County Public Library Databases

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The web has no oversight to protect against biased, incomplete or out-of-date information.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

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