Specialized Databases

 

 

Characteristics of Specialized Databases:

       Maintained by the government or non-profit agencies

       Collections on specific subjects

       Has information not found by searching the WWW

       Provides reliable up-to-date information

       Contain actual data or information you are looking for

 

Types of Databases:

       Bibliographic

       Full-Text

       Proprietary

       Free

 

Finding Databases:

       Go to a search engine an type (type of) database

       Virtual libraries, meta-search tools, and directories such as:

http://www.beaucoup.com

http://www.digital-librarian.com

http://www.freeprint.com/gary/direct.htm

http://www.ipl.org/ref

http://www.fossick.com

http://invisableweb.com

http://libraryspot.com

http://lii.org

http://dmoz.org

http://www.yahoo.com

http://scout.cs.wisc.edu

 

Using Specialized Databases:

       Work through Activities 8.1, 8.2, and 8.3 (beginning on page220)

       Complete Exercises and Projects 1 8 on pages 242-243