Database Evaluation Form

Please provide Mary Bevis with your opinions by using the following online form or by sending comments through email, Contact Mary Bevis, Serials and Acquisitions Librarian for more information.

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). The criteria follows NAAL's format.

(*) Database Name:
(*) URL:
(*) Evaluated By:
(*) Evaluator's Email Address:
(*) Date:
(*) Database Content: appropriateness of the content for your library users, content (bibliographic/full text coverage of full text), adequacy of coverage (retrospective, current) and its value to the State as a whole or to NAAL as a whole.

(*) Interface: functionality of the interface, ease of use, will users find access intuitive or will they need a lot of instruction and support to retrieve information effectively, are there any crucial features missing that you think should be included (especially features that are routinely offered by other vendors)?

(*) Accessibility: Is the database accessible (omitting our own Internet or local network glitches)? Is response time adequate?

(*) Subscription Recommendation: (Please mark your recommendation regarding this database. You may participate even if it is outside of your subject area.)

Yes, do subscribe
Yes, but with some reservations (mentioned above)
No, do not subscribe