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					Information Services: Trial databases – evaluation by staff
Your Name:
Your Department:
Name of Database:
Date of Trial:
How did you hear of the database? e.g.
through colleague, literature, library staff

Please rate the database in terms of:          (1= Poor 5= Excellent)

Coverage
Comments


                                                                           Score: 1    2    3      4   5
Currency
Comments


                                                                           Score: 1    2    3      4   5
Functionality (e.g. downloading, searching, printing)
Comments


                                                                           Score: 1    2    3      4   5
Value for money
Comments


                                                                           Score: 1    2    3      4   5

What did you search for using the database?



What do you like about the database?


What don’t you like?


Would you use the database for:

a) Teaching                          Yes         No
b) Research                          Yes         No

Would you consider the purchase of this database to be:

   Essential           Desirable        Non essential         A waste of resources


Would you wish us to purchase if this meant cancelling another database in the same subject area?
                                   Yes         No

If yes, do you have any suggestions for savings / cancellations of other products? Please state.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Would colleagues be interested in this product?
                                   Yes          No
(If appropriate, please suggest names)………………………………………………………………………………
                              Please return to , Information Specialist, XXXX Library