Somerset College subscribe to databases through The University of Queensland Cyberschool and as part of their Outreach Programme, staff from Cyberschool will be in attendance at Somerset College on Wednesday 24 February.
The Year 12 students will attend their eResources presentation between (11.00am to 12.00noon), and for interested Year 11 students, a session has been scheduled from (12.30pm to 1.20pm).
In the busy lives of our students, databases offer a reliable source of academic and scholarly information and put simply, represent ‘Quality versus Quantity’. They are a valuable source of authoritative information that has been peer-reviewed. Through access to databases, students can add greater depth to their research through the inclusion of accurate, timely and non-biased information.
Databases are of course only one aspect of the ever-expanding eResources menu. The term ‘eResources’ describing a wide range of information that you can find online through our Information Services library catalogue and include eBooks, journal articles, newspapers, statistics, and Industry Standards. Much of the information in databases is not available elsewhere on the Internet. Databases only deal with published information, that is, information that originally appeared in print. Lastly, they are more stable than the Web and through the Library’s paid access, all of this information is available to you, the user, for free.
The State Library of Queensland offers special library services for the Queensland public. Go online today and access a wide range of eResources (including databases). These resources are on offer 24/7. Online membership is offered through their eResources page.
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