Tuesday, November 29, 2005

LexisNexis

This web site offers help search tips for the database LexisNexis.

Invisible Web

This web site explains how to find search engines, searchable databases on the invisible web.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Library-focused usability studies

This web site contains studies that were done for different libraries. It includes the library where the study focused on, sources, what worked, what didn't, and other notes.

Survey

This website provides information about a survey that was done from MONASH University. It includes insights to what the patrons requested and what theyare trying to do about it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Database Searching Hints

This web page has wonderful searching hints.

Journals

This is a web site to help find the journals for a specific topic. It includes what you should know about journals, how can I find journal articles on my topic, what are indexing databases and print databases, where can I find these indexing databases and print databases, which database should I choose for this topic, how do I search databases and CDROMS, How can I find out if the journal is in the library, and helpful hints for database searching.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The Internet Movie Database

This is the internet movie database. This is a searchable database to find movies.

JSTOR

JSTOR has a help page to aid in searching the database. There is a wide range of journals from current dating back far in the past.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Database of Helpful Web Sites For Seniors

This is a database of helpful websites for seniors. The information contains current government resources, organization with private groups, that may be helpful for seniors.

Online Resource Database

This link brings you to the Hillsboro School District Online Resource Database. There are links that are for different subject areas. When each link is hit it will bring you to another page with different links to helpful sites.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Alpha Software

Alpha Software has designed new software which help create databases that are more user frindly. It uses Windows 95-like form in order to create a familiar system to use while searching. (Gliedman, 465) For more information on Alpha Software here is the source.
Gliedman, John. "The End of the Difficult Database." Computer Shopper 17 (1997): 464-465. Gale Group. 10 Oct. 2005.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Menus

To help make databases more user-friendly, all different databases can be brought together on one page. Adding menus to the right hand side can be helpful. An option that may be added is "which do I chose? this option may be used by user to help them identify which datbase would be the best for them. Another option would be to add a link to an online source that gives advice about the research process. (Steele, 1) For more information on this article here is the source information.
"ULS Changes make Databases More Accessible, user-riendly." University Times 12 Sept. 1996. Gale Group. 10 Oct. 2005.