Database Ranking Survey Results 2003

Respondents were asked to rank each of the twenty four following databases according to their importance: Very Important (1.00), Important (2.00), Not Important (3.00), or Don't Know (No score). The databases were assigned an overall score and scores were also calculated by tiers based on size and type of library.

  TOTAL AVERAGE PL-Tier1 PL-Tier2 PL-Tier3 PL-Tier4 PL-Tier5 PL-Tier6 Tier1 Tier 2 Tier3 MS-A LCM
OCLCWorldCat 1.368 1.549 1.327 1.263 1.167 1.250 1.154 1.238 1.403 1.538 1.100 1.000
LiteratureResource 1.396 1.429 1.393 1.282 1.556 1.417 1.231 1.409 1.161 1.083 2.889 3.000
AcademicSearch 1.441 1.841 1.691 1.538 1.353 1.273 1.462 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.100 1.000
HealthWellness 1.624 1.660 1.643 1.632 1.647 1.364 1.923 1.571 1.597 1.455 1.600 1.333
MasterFile 1.659 1.606 1.500 1.282 1.333 1.417 1.231 2.095 2.148 1.923 1.600 1.667
BooksInPrint 1.699 1.725 1.586 1.538 1.444 1.667 1.692 2.045 1.935 1.643 1.100 1.667
InfoTrac 1.711 1.819 1.704 1.487 1.722 1.667 1.385 1.636 1.770 1.583 2.222 1.667
OCLCothers 1.812 1.614 1.837 1.789 2.000 1.909 2.167 1.591 2.082 1.800 1.556 1.667
Scribner 1.820 1.808 1.679 1.639 1.778 2.091 2.000 2.091 1.645 1.769 2.889 3.000
eLibrary 1.906 1.839 1.792 1.789 1.889 2.000 1.846 2.238 2.082 1.462 2.222 2.500
StudentResource 1.923 1.593 1.627 1.658 1.588 1.667 1.769 2.700 2.433 2.400 2.889 3.000
GenealogyHistory 1.961 1.593 1.685 1.579 1.889 1.455 1.615 2.476 2.644 2.909 2.778 2.667
BusinessSource 1.975 2.452 2.288 2.028 2.235 2.000 2.154 1.045 1.429 1.917 1.778 1.667
BusinessCompany 1.990 2.301 2.157 2.000 1.750 1.909 1.417 1.500 1.787 1.846 2.778 2.000
BiographyGenealogy 2.103 1.809 1.946 2.028 2.188 2.167 2.462 2.000 2.441 2.667 2.444 2.667
Grolier 2.134 1.959 2.089 2.158 2.222 2.250 2.077 2.190 2.288 2.071 2.778 2.333
StatRef 2.156 2.130 2.186 2.156 2.600 2.417 2.500 2.450 2.113 2.167 1.000 1.333
Ulrichs 2.345 2.492 2.410 2.353 2.647 2.583 2.538 2.227 2.213 2.545 1.500 1.667
TexasAlmanac 2.357 2.033 2.309 2.237 2.611 2.667 2.692 2.667 2.717 2.214 2.333 1.667
ArchivesUSA 2.370 1.938 2.022 2.323 2.688 2.700 2.667 2.500 2.845 2.818 2.778 3.000
Informe 2.516 2.538 2.447 2.259 2.357 2.444 2.308 2.778 2.643 2.556 2.600 2.500
WhatDoIRead 2.518 2.179 2.346 2.395 2.444 2.636 2.538 2.818 2.919 2.917 2.778 3.000
AppliedScience 2.549 2.567 2.667 2.750 2.647 2.636 2.923 2.318 2.373 2.250 2.556 2.000
SaludParaTodos 2.615 2.596 2.538 2.310 2.438 2.500 2.385 2.944 2.891 2.875 2.286 2.000

Top ten standings by tier

Public Libraries with a population served less than 10,000
  PL-Tier1
LiteratureResource 1.429
OCLCWorldCat 1.549
StudentResource 1.593
GenealogyHistory 1.593
MasterFile 1.606
OCLCothers 1.614
HealthWellness 1.66
BooksInPrint 1.725
Scribner 1.808
BiographyGenealogy 1.809



Public libraries with a population served between 10,000 and 25,000
  PL-Tier2
OCLCWorldCat 1.327
LiteratureResource 1.393
MasterFile 1.500
BooksInPrint 1.586
StudentResource 1.627
HealthWellness 1.643
Scribner 1.679
GenealogyHistory 1.685
AcademicSearch 1.691
InfoTrac 1.704



Public libraries with a population served between 25,000 and 50,000
  PL-Tier3
OCLCWorldCat 1.263
LiteratureResource 1.282
MasterFile 1.282
InfoTrac 1.487
AcademicSearch 1.538
BooksInPrint 1.538
GenealogyHistory 1.579
HealthWellness 1.632
Scribner 1.639
StudentResource 1.658



Public libraries with a population served between 50,000 and 100,000
  PL-Tier4
OCLCWorldCat 1.167
MasterFile 1.333
AcademicSearch 1.353
BooksInPrint 1.444
LiteratureResource 1.556
StudentResource 1.588
HealthWellness 1.647
InfoTrac 1.722
BusinessCompany 1.750
Scribner 1.778



Public libraries with a population served between 100,000 and 200,000
  PL-Tier5
OCLCWorldCat 1.250
AcademicSearch 1.273
HealthWellness 1.364
LiteratureResource 1.417
MasterFile 1.417
GenealogyHistory 1.455
BooksInPrint 1.667
InfoTrac 1.667
StudentResource 1.667
OCLCothers 1.909



Public libraries with a population served greater than 200,000
  PL-Tier6
OCLCWorldCat 1.154
LiteratureResource 1.231
MasterFile 1.231
InfoTrac 1.385
BusinessCompany 1.417
AcademicSearch 1.462
GenealogyHistory 1.615
BooksInPrint 1.692
StudentResource 1.769
eLibrary 1.846



Academic libraries with over 750,000 volumes or over 10,000 enrollment
  Tier1
AcademicSearch 1.000
BusinessSource 1.045
OCLCWorldCat 1.238
LiteratureResource 1.409
BusinessCompany 1.500
HealthWellness 1.571
OCLCothers 1.591
InfoTrac 1.636
BiographyGenealogy 2.000
BooksInPrint 2.045



Academic libraries with 100,000-749,999 volumes or 2,001-9,999 enrollment
  Tier 2
AcademicSearch 1.000
LiteratureResource 1.161
OCLCWorldCat 1.403
BusinessSource 1.429
HealthWellness 1.597
Scribner 1.645
InfoTrac 1.770
BusinessCompany 1.787
BooksInPrint 1.935
OCLCothers 2.082



Academic libraries with under 100,000 volumes and 2,000 or less enrollment
  Tier3
AcademicSearch 1.000
LiteratureResource 1.083
HealthWellness 1.455
eLibrary 1.462
OCLCWorldCat 1.538
InfoTrac 1.583
BooksInPrint 1.643
Scribner 1.769
OCLCothers 1.800
BusinessCompany 1.846



Medical Libraries at Universities or Colleges
  MS-A
StatRef 1.000
OCLCWorldCat 1.100
AcademicSearch 1.100
BooksInPrint 1.100
Ulrichs 1.500
OCLCothers 1.556
HealthWellness 1.600
MasterFile 1.600
BusinessSource 1.778
InfoTrac 2.222



Libraries of Clinical Medicine
  LCM
OCLCWorldCat 1.000
AcademicSearch 1.000
HealthWellness 1.333
StatRef 1.333
MasterFile 1.667
BooksInPrint 1.667
InfoTrac 1.667
OCLCothers 1.667
BusinessSource 1.667
Ulrichs 1.667
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