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Threshold Concepts: Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education: What is a Database?

Resource guide for faculty, librarians, and administrators on the new framework for information literacy for higher educaiton.

Objective

Learn about what you'll find in library databases, how they differ from the free-web and when to use them in this tutorial.

Try the tutorial to find out more.

Test yourself with an activity or quiz.


 

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What is a Database?

What is a Library Database?
Learn what information you will find in library databases and when to use them appropriately for research.
 

Learn about what you'll find in library databases, how they differ from the free-web and when to use them in this tutorial.

Activity

Palm Beach State College (Databases A-Z)

Compare a full-text multidisciplinary database to a subject-specific database.  After searching with an identical search statement, compare the quantity and quality of search results from each.  Compare the first three results from each list.  Which source gave the better search results and why?