ERIC Number: ED444522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Database Advisor: A New Tool for K-12 Research Projects.
Berteaux, Susan S.; Strong, Sandra S.
The Database Advisor (DBA) is a tool designed to guide users to the most appropriate World Wide Web-based databases for their research. Developed in 1997 by the Science Libraries at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), DBA is a Web-based front-end to bibliographic and full-text databases to which UCSD has remote access. DBA allows the user to specify terms, then automatically performs a keyword search of all profiled databases. When teachers, students, or library staff begin a research project, it is not always obvious which database would be the best resource to locate information on a topic. As K-12 schools rely more and more on databases via the Internet, a search tool such as DBA will be essential. This paper provides a description of how DBA works, the equipment and resources necessary to implement it, where to get the source code, and why K-12 schools should consider the product. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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