“Hiding in Plain Database” by Dina Carson

August 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meadows Branch Library
4800 Baseline Rd
Boulder, CO 80303

Searching in databases can produce gold mines of information. It can also be frustrating and inefficient if you do not know how to conduct an effective search. In this lecture, you will discover how to: narrow the results, broaden the results, and use bread-crumb navigation. You will learn how the most common typing mistakes can fool even the best searches. Sometimes you must stop looking for people and start looking for data points. As databases become more sophisticated, you will learn how to master the sliders and bring on the browse. If you have searched a database and not found what you were looking for, after this talk, you will want to look again.