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DATABASE SEARCHING SKILLS : GOOGLE DATABASES : PROFESSIONAL DATABASES : ALTERNATIVE DATABASES : BOOKS: How to Market Library Databases and Divert Students from Using Alternative Databases: Some Observations about This Idea

David P. Dillard
 

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DATABASE SEARCHING SKILLS :

GOOGLE DATABASES :

PROFESSIONAL DATABASES :

ALTERNATIVE DATABASES :

BOOKS:

How to Market Library Databases and Divert Students
from Using Alternative Databases: Some Observations about This Idea

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How to Market Library Databases and Divert Students
from Using Alternative Databases: Some Observations about This Idea


This post is taken from my comments about a promotional post regarding a new edition of a book that teaches librarians to promote subsription databases over alternative information products like Google, Google Books
and Google Scholar. I sure learned how wrong I was for suggesting that one should use any and all databases that are helpful.


Here then are my observations regarding this matter.


Re: Take your library users beyond Google to trustworthy scholarly resources


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Quoting

As every frontline librarian knows, if library users really knew and
understood how many resources are made available to them online, they
wouldn go to alternative information providers to do their research.
Online library systems don make e-resources very accessible nor does
simply making users aware of resources solve the problem given the
number of resources available so getting the word out effectively
means creating strategic marketing programmes.



https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=LIS-ARLG;eba5a592.1711


I use and teach about so called quality databases and often get far fewer results from groups of them than from Google web search, not to mention Google Books and Google Scholar. Certainly, searched effectively for limiting to scholarly and even peer reviewed content, Google, Google Scholar and Google Books are important sources. Google Scholar even has links for subscribing institutions to "cited by" source lists from Web of Science. True Google limits users to no more than 1,000 results in each search, but one can search year by year in at least some Google databases and multiply that number times the number of years searched if there are at least 1,000 publications per year found by a Google search.

Consider this search strategy and its execution in Google.

("drug addiction" OR "substance addiction" OR "drug abuse" OR "substance abuse") AND (treatment OR counseling OR therapy) AND "peer reviewed" AND "evidence based" AND SITE: PUBMED

http://tinyurl.com/y86bqnvu

Content Sample

About 70,300 results (0.76 seconds)

[link to Google Scholar]

Scholarly articles for ("drug addiction" OR "substance addiction" OR "drug abuse" OR "substance abuse") AND (treatment OR counseling OR therapy) AND "peer reviewed" AND "evidence based" AND SITE: PUBMED


Evidence-Based Practices in Addiction Treatment: Review and ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2951979/
by S Glasner-Edwards - ?2010 - ?Cited by 78 - ?Related articles
Jun 16, 2010 - The inclusion of evidence-based addiction treatment practices with strong ... including the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse and .... an extensive manual to a summary article in a peer-reviewed journal. .... fidelity of EBP implementation across a large number of sites (N=53) was performed.


Evidence-Based Interventions for Preventing Substance Use ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2916744/
by KW Griffin - ?2010 - ?Cited by 108 - ?Related articles
The majority of adults with substance abuse problems begin to use substances ... MTF findings reveal that non-medical prescription drug abuse is a growing problem .... a continuum of care that includes prevention, treatment, and maintenance. ... Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Policies (NREPP) web site (18).


A Review of Existing Treatments for Substance Abuse Among the ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov NCBI Literature PubMed Central (PMC)
by A Kuerbis - ?2013 - ?Cited by 36 - ?Related articles
Feb 18, 2013 - Keywords: older adults, alcohol, drugs, substance abuse treatment .... PubMed, and Social Science Citation Index) for peer-reviewed journal ..... Among individuals assigned to IC within the single site analysis providing a ..... J Evidence-Based Social Work. ... Treating Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Elderly.


Substance abuse and rehabilitation: responding to the ... - NCBI - NIH
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov NCBI Literature PubMed Central (PMC)
by LT Wu - ?2010 - ?Cited by 11 - ?Related articles
Nov 16, 2010 - Barriers to and unmet need for evidence-based treatment are ... open-access, peer-reviewed Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation ... in many countries worldwide because substance addiction in general is a .... on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health (R21DA027503, ... [PMC free article] [PubMed].


Family-based treatment for adolescent substance abuse: controlled ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov NCBI Literature PubMed Central (PMC)
by A Hogue - ?2009 - ?Cited by 85 - ?Related articles
May 1, 2009 - Family-based treatment (FBT) is the most thoroughly studied behavioural ... forth by federal agencies (Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 1999), national ... on delivery of evidence-based treatments in routine practice settings. ... the study was published in an English-language peer-reviewed journal.


Evidence for Optimism: Behavior Therapies and Motivational ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov NCBI Literature PubMed Central (PMC)
by MJ Macgowan - ?2010 - ?Cited by 42 - ?Related articles
This study reports findings from published, peer-reviewed journals, in the English ... (Academic OneFile, and more specific databases, Psychinfo and Pubmed). ... The evidence for drug abuse treatment has lagged, but the evidence for adults ...... Adolescent substance abuse treatment: A review of evidence-based research.


Therapeutic Communities for Addictions: A Review of Their ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov NCBI Literature PubMed Central (PMC)
by W Vanderplasschen - ?2013 - ?Cited by 60 - ?Related articles
Jan 15, 2013 - Drug addiction is a complex mental health problem that is often .... We searched the following databases: ISI Web of Knowledge (WoS), PubMed, and DrugScope, ... a specialized peer-reviewed journal on therapeutic communities ..... De Leon G. Is the therapeutic community an evidence-based treatment?


Substance Abuse in Women - NCBI - NIH
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3124962/
by SF Greenfield - ?2010 - ?Cited by 279 - ?Related articles
Thus, when women enter substance abuse treatment they typically present with a more ... or anxiety disorder is diagnosed, evidence-based treatment that will adequately ..... Prevalence, correlates, disability, and comorbidity of DSM-IV drug abuse and ... Neuroactive gonadal steroid hormones and drug addiction in women.


Capacity of US Drug Treatment Facilities to Provide Evidence-Based ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov NCBI Literature PubMed Central (PMC)
by JJ Hunt - ?2013 - ?Cited by 9 - ?Related articles
People with mental illness, including drug abuse and dependence, consume ... Services Administration's Inventory of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, ...



Substance abuse and rehabilitation: responding to the ... - NCBI - NIH
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21709730
by LT Wu - ?2010 - ?Cited by 11 - ?Related articles
Barriers to and unmet need for evidence-based treatment are widespread even in ... The new international, open-access, peer-reviewed Substance Abuse and ...



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The above examples are the first ten items found with my search. Now I suspect that the marketing of quality research databases covered in the promoted book does not include Google Web Search, but the above ten citations are to scholarly sources taken from the top of the deck from a Google search.

Indeed the citation to the book in question is taken from a Google Books search of that books title in Google Books that lists over 3,000 hits and leads to up to 1,000 actual hits in Google Books

Title Marketing Your Library's Electronic Resources: A How-to-do-it Manual
How To Do It Manuals for Librarians
Authors Marie R. Kennedy, Cheryl LaGuardia
Edition 2
Publisher American Library Association, 2017
ISBN 0838915655, 9780838915653
Length 192 pages
Subjects Language Arts & Disciplines
Library & Information Science
General
Business & Economics / Information Management
Language Arts & Disciplines / Library & Information Science / General

http://tinyurl.com/ycsxf2ht


The 2013 edition of this book has a preview in Google Books.

A search of Google in this edition of the book (2013) yields no results.

A search of databases yields 39 results.

Is this book ignoring as an "alternative source" Google as a resource for finding scholarly information?

Now consider the same search without the site: command in the Proquest Ex Libris Primo database.

("drug addiction" OR "substance addiction" OR "drug abuse" OR "substance abuse") AND (treatment OR counseling OR therapy) AND "peer reviewed" AND "evidence based"


5,811 Results


Peer-reviewed Journals
3,151

Online
3,688

Journal Articles
3,347

Dissertations/Theses
1,487

Books/Book Chapters
464

Newspaper Articles
243

Text Resources
119

Reference Entries
94

Reviews
43

Conference Proceedings
8

Web Sites
1

Other
1


Given my search for the word Google in an earlier edition of this book, the null result of this search might indicate Google products are alternative sources that libraries are not be promoting in the thinking of this books authors.


A search of Google Scholar for this topic finds 17,300 results and of the first ten citations found in the Scholar search, 7 of the 10 sources were with links to Web of Science cited sources with a range of 41 to 392 sources, and five of those ten with over 100 sources citing the works found in Web of Science.


One can provide clients with a simple shortened URL from any of the above noted searches and they can use this link to reproduce the search themselves and work with the results.


One should beware of avoiding "alternative information providers" if their name begins with Google as doing so could miss a huge number of peer reviewed and scholarly sources found in the searches of these alternatives. How many databases outside of Web of Science and Scopus have many citing sources listed with citations to found publications? Google Scholar, Google Books with book or article title searches and even Google find such content. Also one can replace "site:" with and and probably find even more sources.


http://tinyurl.com/y798ptpw


One can even use this search in Google Images, click on any image and then click on "VIEW" and find some very interesting results.

http://tinyurl.com/y8u9j75p


My first random click found this full text article from Google Images

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The effectiveness of integrated treatment in patients with substance use disorders co-occurring with anxiety and/or depression - a group randomized trial


Linda E Wthoff

Email author, Helge Waal and Rolf W Gre

BMC Psychiatry201414:67

https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-244X-14-67

Wthoff et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2014

Received: 8 November 2013

Accepted: 24 February 2014

Published: 5 March 2014

Open Peer Review reports

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For more examples of using Google to search for scholarly or quality information, this link will provide additional examples:


http://tinyurl.com/yboht6ks




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