Building digital tools to explain digital tools

Over the last few weeks, the Beyond Citation team has transformed into a web production team of sorts, focused on making key decisions about site platform, site architecture, user interaction, design, and communication. Beyond Citation—a project to build a website that aggregates accessible, structured information about scholarly databases—has the potential to enhance how scholars approach,…

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Understanding Databases

Every year, more and more research is done by scholars online via academic databases. Print journals, scholarly monographs, newspapers, periodical indexes, and even ephemera and image collections are steadily transitioning from print to electronic. Historically, research using print collections took place in library reading rooms with material owned by the library. Increasingly, research using electronic…

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