ERIC Number: ED277567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Review of Database Software for Science. A MicroSIFT Quarterly Report.
Batey, Anne; And Others
The instructional uses of databases are highlighted in this report and their advantages as teaching and learning tools are emphasized. Databases reviewed are for storing, retrieving, sorting, and printing information and for manipulating information. Questions explored include: (1) how are science databases used in the classroom (covering building, designing, and using a database); (2) what are the advantages and disadvantages of using databases; (3) what science database software is available (reviewing the types of database software and providing a list of products and descriptions of data files and dedicated databases); and (4) what are the technical capabilities of science database software (describing the capabilities in terms of searching, fields, records, reporting and sorting). Producer information is provided and consists of addresses and phone numbers of the companies. (ML)
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware, Database Producers, Databases, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials, Science Education, Science Materials
Publication Type: Computer Programs; Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: For a related document, see SE 047 668.