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In the tabs above, you will find a few examples of database guides that the librarians have made for other classes.
Have any questions? Contact Tori Lieggi at email@example.com!
Tools for Making Database Guides
- Online guide
- Printed document/pamphlet
- Microsoft Word or Publisher
- Video tutorials
- Voice: Record and edit with Audacity (free software)
- Visuals: Add an MP4 file to a PowerPoint presentation.
- OR use a screen recorder that will record your voice and your desktop as you guide your audience through the database. The librarians use Screencastomatic. I recommend avoidng the free version that puts a watermark over your video, trying the Deluxe Plan for just $1.65 for a whole month, and cancel at the end of the month. See an example here on the video tab.
- Record yourself demonstrating the collection in-person in a classroom. You can use Microsoft Teams to record your "class."
- PowerPoint or Prezi