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SKILLS: Online Resources (Databases) Skills Checklist

September 2013

general skills | email/list info

 

Minimum Requirements

  1. Know the General Skills and be signed up for the appropriate distribution list (http://will.state.wy.us/wyld/email/lists.cfm).
  2. Know how to authenticate for remote use. ( see technote 001 - http://will.state.wy.us/wyld/technotes/note001.html )
  3. Know how to use the features on GoWYLD ( http://gowyld.net/ ) to either search multiple resources at the same time or select an individual resource when appropriate.
  4. Know how to use 360 (Federated) Search ( see http://will.state.wy.us/wyld/technotes/note019.html )
  5. Know how to conduct searches in individual resources.
  6. Know how to use vendor specific help files or FAQs.
  7. Know how to save, export, or email results.
  8. Be familiar with vendor specific customization options such as saved searches, folders, alerts, etc.
  9. Know how to access context sensitive online helps.
  10. Know when to contact the WYLD Office when other helps don't help.

 

Intermediate Requirements

  1. Know how to refine searches.
  2. Know how to use subject links to change the search.
  3. Know how to use advanced search interfaces.
  4. Know how to apply basic Boolean and field specific searching.
  5. Know how to cite an online resource.
  6. Know how to locate all full text sources using eJournal portal and the Wyoming Union List of Periodicals (WULP). ( http://will.state.wy.us/wulp
  7. Be familiar with the Wyoming Databases Blog for announcements regarding the online resources ( http://wyodatabases.blogspot.com ).
  8. Be familiar with vendor websites to access tutorials, marketing tools, handouts, and subscribe to news or announcements.

 

 

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