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When and Why to Use a Database for Humanities Research

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Date and Time 
May 24, 2018
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location 
Green Library, Catherine Tierney Room, 120A
Admission 

Free and open to all Stanford affiliates.Registration (opens May 2) required at: Databases for Humanities Research

Audience 
Faculty/Staff
Students
Event Sponsor 
Stanford University Libraries
Contact 
contact-cidr@stanford.edu

Note: this workshop has been rescheduled from May 15 to May 24.
When is Excel not enough? What kinds of databases are there? How do you get started building and using them? This introductory workshop teaches you why databases can be useful for humanities research, best practices in database design, and how to set up a relational database on your computer. If you want to try setting up a database with a provided test dataset, please bring a laptop that is connected to the Stanford network.
This workshop is offered by Stanford Libraries' Center for Interdisciplinary Research as part of its mission to provide training in technical academic research practices and applied research methods.

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