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Librarian's guide to online searching

Author: Suzanne S Bell
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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To succeed as searchers, all librarians require both a basic idea of how databases are put together, and a repository of concepts and techniques to draw upon. With such essentials well in hand, the searcher can plunge into almost any database that comes along and master its intricacies (and idiosyncrasies) in relatively short order. Bell's conversational style, coupled with her Searcher's Toolbox, promises increased  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne S Bell
ISBN: 9781591587637 1591587638
OCLC Number: 243845503
Description: xviii, 287 pages : illustrations, forms ; 26 cm
Contents: Database structure for everyone : records, fields, and indexes --
Working with databases the searcher's toolkit : part 1 --
The 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.
Responsibility: Suzanne S. Bell.
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