what is a database?

what is found in a database?

who produces databases?

how is a database searched?

when is a database used?

referenced links



Author: Beverly D. Hills, MSLS
Created: 20031007
Comments: bhills@tcc.edu



  • Bookmark this lesson now. Throughout this lesson, you will use sites out on the Internet. To return to this lesson, use your bookmark.

  • Purpose:
    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.

  • Audience:students
    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
    socioeconomic backgrounds

  • Objective:
    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