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Librarian's guide to online searching

Author: Suzanne S Bell
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to online searching of databases covers such topics as database structure, searching strategies, the various types of databases and their content, and evaluation of databases.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bell, Suzanne S.
Librarian's guide to online searching.
Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2006
(OCoLC)607775562
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne S Bell
ISBN: 1591583268 9781591583264
OCLC Number: 69734489
Description: xvii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 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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Based on the assumption that once you have a basic idea of how databases are put together, and have grasped a collection of concepts and techniques, you should be able to plunge into any database  Read more...

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