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ERIC Number: EJ887024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1941-126X
Bigger Is (Maybe) Better: Librarians' Views of Interdisciplinary Databases
Gilbert, Julie K.
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v22 n1-2 p65-80 2010
This study investigates librarians' satisfaction with general interdisciplinary databases for undergraduate research and explores possibilities for improving these databases. Results from a national survey suggest that librarians at a variety of institutions are relatively satisfied overall with the content and usability of general, interdisciplinary databases, especially for undergraduate research. Concerns surface, however, with regard to specific features such as indexing and subject headings; additionally, responses from librarians at two-year institutions indicate that general, interdisciplinary databases are not as useful for 2-year college students. Findings are further discussed in the context of recommendations for librarians and database vendors. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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