Database Indexes

These are the lists of electronic resources available at your institutions. Often generated by link resolvers, with titles like "Browse Databases" or "Databases A-Z".

Why should AskAway be included here?

Students often need help before they begin searching. Selecting a database can be challenging, particularly for inexperienced researchers. This is a significant point of need: at some institutions, up to 60% of their AskAway sessions begin here.

A chat box in the database index is very powerful. One AskAway library saw a 575% spike in usage after adding a chat box to its database index.

Which type of entry point should I use?

Chat box.

Where on the page should it go?

Placed distinctly apart from other content, prominent, above the fold. In a sidebar if possible.