Best Databases 2014

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This year’s best database roundup, as nominated by LJ’s readers, includes an intriguing mix of the tried-and-true as well as upstarts on their way to finding a place in all librarians’ toolkits. The members of our profession have always welcomed fresh ways of finding information and helping patrons, and the resources listed below offer useful, absorbing, and in some cases attractive avenues to explore along with some new ways to assist.

Best Databases 2013

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Database reviewer LaGuardia outlines her picks for the best resources of the year, including her favorite rerelease, a great option for the job seekers in your library. For a list of the databases lauded by our readers, see ow.ly/tjtzr.

Best Databases 2013 – Looking for Titles

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Fall is in the air, in New York at least, and here at LJ that means we’re gearing up for our reference bonanza: the annual reference supplement. Our popular “Best Databases” feature will appear in the supplement, and we’d love to hear from you with your nominations. Which database knocked your socks off this year? […]

Nominate Your Favorite Database of 2013

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Fall is in the air, in New York at least, and here at LJ that means we’re gearing up for our reference bonanza: the annual reference supplement. Our popular “Best Databases” feature will appear in the supplement, and I’d love to hear from you with your nominations. Which database knocked your socks off this year? […]

Best Databases: What Makes the Grade in 2012?

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As Savannah Schroll Guz observed in last year’s Best Databases article, “not all databases are created equal.” And don’t librarians know it. Last fall, when we asked for your best-database nominations, we heard from public, academic, and legislative librarians—even a prison librarian—and all had strong views on what made the grade. The overall winner, Credo Reference, and […]

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