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Librarian's guide to online searching : cultivating database skills for research and instruction

Bell, Suzanne S. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library ZA 4460 .B45 2015 30775305494461 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781610699983 (pbk : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 161069998X (pbk : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781610699990 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: print
    xvii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Edition: Fourth Edition.
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, An imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-309) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction to library databases -- Database structure for everyone : records, fields, and indexes -- Searcher's toolkit. Part 1 -- Searcher's toolkit. Part 2 -- Social science databases -- Databases for science and medicine -- Bibliographic databases -- Humanities databases -- Numerical databases -- Focus on people -- Choosing the right resource for the question -- Evaluating databases -- Teaching other people about databases -- Database teaching opportunities.
Summary, etc.: Bell shows you how to produce efficient, effective searches, using the commercial databases that are most readily available through libraries. You'll learn the ins and outs of working with online databases; the best tactics for effective research online; and the methods for conveying these search skills to others. Bell also discusses databases by discipline, including social science, science, medicine, and humanities, covering both bibliographic and numerical databases.
Subject: Database searching
Electronic information resource searching
Information Retrieval
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