Speed Databasing

Affiliated institutions: Carnegie Mellon University

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Description: Developed in fall 2016 by librarians at Carnegie Mellon University – Jill Chisnell and Teresa MacGregor – Speed Databasing is an active learning activity for introducing students to a variety of library research databases. The activity draws on the metaphors of SpeedDating™, online matchmaking apps, and personals ads. The combination of humor, time limits, and movement turn the traditional show-and-tell lecture into something fun and memorable.

License: CC-By Attribution 4.0 International


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  • Speed Databasing Francais

    French version adapted from the original material in English.

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