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V E R S U S
M C C L U R E M E D I A C E N T E R
S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6
databases
the free web
D A T A B A S E
Contains previously
published information
(magazines, books, journal
articles, newspapers, and
more) organ...
F R E E W E B
Search engines (Google,
Bing...) use computer
algorithms (set of
instructions designed to
perform a specific...
PROS
What is most important
for your research?
YOURTIME?
CONS
or
ACCURACY?
RELIABILITY?
CURRENCY?
STABILITY?
PROS
Reliable-articles written by
professional journalists &
reviewed for accuracy &
credibility
Stable-articles available for
...
CONS
Free Web
Nostandardsforpublication
Nofact-checkingforreliability/accuracy
Webpagesdisappear(can'tfindthearticlelater)
Data...
SO...
What is most important
for your research?
YOURTIME?
ACCURACY?
RELIABILITY?
CURRENCY?
STABILITY?
The Cobb Digital Library contains several
general and subject specific databases.
USERNAME: lunch #
PASSWORD: read
your da...
MY FAVS FOR
GENERAL
RESEARCH
Galileo Teen
narrow by pub date
full text
limit by type of resource
Gale Student Resources
na...
Sources
1. http://techterms.com/definition/algorithm
2. http://www.library.illinois.edu/ugl/howdoi/compare1.html
3. http:/...
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Databases vs Free Web Resources

  1. 1. V E R S U S M C C L U R E M E D I A C E N T E R S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6 databases the free web
  2. 2. D A T A B A S E Contains previously published information (magazines, books, journal articles, newspapers, and more) organized in a searchable, digital format.
  3. 3. F R E E W E B Search engines (Google, Bing...) use computer algorithms (set of instructions designed to perform a specific task) to search the Internet to identify items that match the characters & keywords entered by a user. 1 2
  4. 4. PROS What is most important for your research? YOURTIME? CONS or ACCURACY? RELIABILITY? CURRENCY? STABILITY?
  5. 5. PROS
  6. 6. Reliable-articles written by professional journalists & reviewed for accuracy & credibility Stable-articles available for long periods of time. Filters & advanced searching features Full text articles from legitimate resources. Information is free No login required. Information at your fingertips. Advanced searching through some search engines News as it happens Database Free Web 3
  7. 7. CONS
  8. 8. Free Web Nostandardsforpublication Nofact-checkingforreliability/accuracy Webpagesdisappear(can'tfindthearticlelater) Database Loginsrequired Morestepstofindwhatyouneed Can'tsearchalldatabasesatonce 3
  9. 9. SO... What is most important for your research? YOURTIME? ACCURACY? RELIABILITY? CURRENCY? STABILITY?
  10. 10. The Cobb Digital Library contains several general and subject specific databases. USERNAME: lunch # PASSWORD: read your databases
  11. 11. MY FAVS FOR GENERAL RESEARCH Galileo Teen narrow by pub date full text limit by type of resource Gale Student Resources narrow by pub date full text limit by type of resource search in Lexile range Explora narrow by pub date full text limit by type of resource search in Lexile range
  12. 12. Sources 1. http://techterms.com/definition/algorithm 2. http://www.library.illinois.edu/ugl/howdoi/compare1.html 3. http://library.reynolds.edu/internal/handouts/databasesvsinternet.pdf

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