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Just Databasing Around: Introduction

Ashland University Faculty College • Fall 2021


Ashland University Faculty College:  Fall 2021

Archer Library Faculty collegeJust Databasing Around Library Guide

Welcome! This guide supports our faculty college presentation. Here you will find resources and information used during the session including: 

  • Meet Today's Databases: Speed Databasing Activity
  • Speed Round Tips:  Quick tips for faculty using Archer Library resources
  • There's More: Overview of OER: Introducing open education resources
  • Archer Library Instruction Program:  Explore our program and learn more about scheduling and/or requesting a course library guide. 
  • References: Citations and image attribution

Using this Guide

During the presentation, we will navigate from left to right using the tabs at the top of the page.  This guide will remain available at the conclusion of the session and, like all Archer Library guides, accessible online 24/7.  Feel free to explore; select a tab to review page contents. 

Session Description, Date, & Time

Join us in the Bernice Fauber Baker Active Learning Lab, Archer Library main floor, for a lively two-part presentation. Participate in a “speed database" active learning session exploring a traditional database, open education resource, and public access resource. Meet potential database candidates, determine compatibility, select the best match for your research, and create a database advertisement for your students.

The session concludes with a speed round of useful tips for: (1) locating and identifying resources in the A to Z Database List; (2) saving articles in Ebsco and Google Drive; (3) using permalinks to share articles in Blackboard Learn; and (4) requesting library instruction sessions and LibGuides for your course. Participants are encouraged to bring a mobile device to the session; iPads will be available.

When: Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 4:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Where: Archer Library, Active Learning Lab, Main Floor

ACRL Framework for Information Literacy

The database activity in this session, Just Databasing Around, addresses two frames in ARCL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education; searching as strategic exploration and authority is constructed and contextual. Learner knowledge practices and dispositions are identified in the library instruction and LibGuides tab.

Faculty Librarian

Diane Schrecker

Diane Schrecker, MLIS, M.Ed.

Curriculum Librarian
Head of the IRC
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Ashland, OH 44805

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