Workshop: Database Resources of Miami Dade College

Course ID - CTD0753  

Short Title:  Database Resources

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:    Faculty
Length of Workshop:      2 hours
Prerequisite   none

This workshop will provide an overview of the many database resources available to the Miami Dade College Community.  These databases contain a vast amount of information sources both general and specific, including the indexing and full-text availability of thousands of scholarly and popular journals, magazines, and newspapers.  It will present an in-depth examination of four databases that are  of use in may disciplines, and offer suggestions on how they can be used to the best advantage in an academic setting, for both faculty and students.
* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the overall database resources available through the College
  • Differentiate between scholarly and popular sources of information
  • Formulate effective search strategies
  • Explain characteristics of some  of the most comprehensive databases availability, such as Academic Search Premier, OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition, Biography Resource Center, and Health and Wellness Resource Center



Reference #






Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0753
Course Title: Database Resources
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.