what is a database?
what is found in a
who produces databases?
how is a database
when is a database
Beverly D. Hills, MSLS
- Bookmark this lesson now. Throughout this lesson, you will use sites
out on the Internet. To return to this lesson, use your bookmark.
Students need to engage critical thinking skills when searching for information.
When is a database the appropriate choice? Students need to know what a
database is, what type of information is available, when to use a database,
etc. This lesson addresses sections of the VCCS information literacy standards.
- When you complete this lesson you will be asked to take a short quiz
(5 questions). The quiz is optional but is a good self-test tool.
Community college students
-Varying levels of library skills
-Varying levels of computer skills
-May or may not be enrolled in online classes
-May or may not visit the library
-Diverse mix of ages, gender, and
Provide an overview of databases with links to more in-depth discussion and
reinforce learning with an online quiz.
-What is a database?
-What is found in a database?
-Who produces databases?
-How is a database searched?
-When is a database the best source?
- Domain information:
-Links to supplementary web sites