What is a Database?
What is a Database? This definition came from one of our databases called Oxford Reference Online
What is a Database? Oxford Reference Online This database is a collection of online reference books, a great resource for ...
What is a Database? <ul><li>Different databases can contain different types of information. </li></ul><ul><li>Some Library...
What is a Database? <ul><li>Remember! </li></ul><ul><li>Some will work for your research, some will not. </li></ul><ul><ul...
What is a Database? <ul><li>Remember! </li></ul><ul><li>They look different, but often have many of the same features.  Lo...
Investigate Your Own <ul><li>5-minute investigation. </li></ul><ul><li>Each group will have a database to look at. </li></...
Investigate Your Own <ul><li>Catalog: </li></ul><ul><li>Library Web Page </li></ul><ul><li>Click Books & Media </li></ul><...
Investigate Your Own <ul><li>Find out: </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of information does it have? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>...
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What is a database

  1. 1. What is a Database?
  2. 2. What is a Database? This definition came from one of our databases called Oxford Reference Online
  3. 3. What is a Database? Oxford Reference Online This database is a collection of online reference books, a great resource for background information, definitions, or just quick information to get yourself started!
  4. 4. What is a Database? <ul><li>Different databases can contain different types of information. </li></ul><ul><li>Some Library Databases: </li></ul><ul><li>The catalog – information about the books and material that a library owns, and where to find it </li></ul><ul><li>Article Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General (all subject areas), ex: EBSCOHost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject-Specific, ex: PsycINFO, Business Source Premier </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Special Collections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opposing Viewpoints </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CQ Researcher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biographies Plus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many more… </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What is a Database? <ul><li>Remember! </li></ul><ul><li>Some will work for your research, some will not. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is this the best database for your needs? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: Don’t look for a newspaper article in a Career Info database! </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What is a Database? <ul><li>Remember! </li></ul><ul><li>They look different, but often have many of the same features. Look around for these features, ask questions if not sure! Such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Special limiting options (by date, by subject…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Options for emailing the article </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Citing help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Help” option to show you more search tricks. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Investigate Your Own <ul><li>5-minute investigation. </li></ul><ul><li>Each group will have a database to look at. </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a leader to write your answers down. </li></ul><ul><li>Quickly try the search, look at results. </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll discuss this when it’s time to talk about that database! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Investigate Your Own <ul><li>Catalog: </li></ul><ul><li>Library Web Page </li></ul><ul><li>Click Books & Media </li></ul><ul><li>Click HACC </li></ul><ul><li>Other databases: </li></ul><ul><li>Library Web Page </li></ul><ul><li>Click Articles & Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Click Databases A-Z </li></ul><ul><li>Find your database in the list and click. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Investigate Your Own <ul><li>Find out: </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of information does it have? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I found Nothing! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper articles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Magazine & Journal Articles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reference information (ex: dictionaries) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Information about books </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not sure! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Is this a good resource for your topic? </li></ul><ul><li>What was confusing about the database? </li></ul>

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