W-FL BOCES SLS
What is a database?
Source: University of Victoria
Why not just google it?
Where do databases come from?
Who purchases databases?
SLS Purchases: The W-FL BOCES School Library system has purchased databases for the entire region in the past. Careful thought goes into selecting what databases might be beneficial for the region. It is an excellent way for the region to be exposed to interesting new resources, that they might considering purchasing the next year if it is not provided again.
NYS Purchases: Every year New York State purchases databases for all of its citizens to use. These databases are called NOVELNY. They are featured in every school Library's Database portal.
How are the databases accessed?
Database Portal Button
Some districts may choose to use the cloud icon on their library webpages so students and teachers can easily find the database resources.
Sample Database Portal
Database portals can be arranged in a number of ways including alphabetical order by database, sort by topic, and also sort by vendor.
24 Hour Access
One of the best parts about using the database portal is that it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with only ONE USERNAME AND PASSWORD. Access to the portal is the same from school and from home. With one easy access point, teachers, students, and families will love the easy of access.