Indexing and Abstracting on the e-Resources: An Evaluation of Web Databases

Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 146)

Abstract

Web databases or web directories commonly known as search engines, are currently the most effective way to search academic information through the internet. In this paper, the author developed a series of criteria that can be used to evaluate these web searching tools. Two popular web databases are analyzed using this method. By using this analysis, the author compared these two databases in a measureable way. It explores the strong points and weak points of each database when performing appropriate searches. The paper also concludes with a proposal selection of the ideal web database based on the evaluation results. The result of evaluation is beneficial for e-learning.

Keywords

database evaluation criteria education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ningbo PolytechnicNingboChina

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