The Role of Online Databases in Academic Libraries

Authors

  • Alana Howlett Independence University

Keywords:

library databases, online learning, library resources

Abstract

An overview of the role online databases play in academic libraries. The value of online databases in all academic institutions is affirmed and emphasized as a necessity for online institutions. A wide variety of databases is encouraged, including multidisciplinary databases, subject databases, open access databases, and institutional repositories. Databases should provide materials in different formats, including articles, books, reference materials, and other formats that fit students’ research needs. Funding issues may make it difficult to provide access to electronic resources and alternative acquisition models may be necessary.

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Published

2021-01-30

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Peer-Reviewed Articles