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A-Z Database List: add, edit, & delete database types

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One way you can organize your databases is by type. This can help you easily identify your full-text databases from your abstract databases, and your ebook platforms from your streaming video platforms.

You can define as many different database types as you need. Once you assign these to your databases, you can filter your A-Z Database List to easily find databases of each type.

Adding database types

  1. From the Content dropdown, select A-Z Database List.
  2. Click on the Settings tab.
the Settings tab
From the A-Z Database List page, click on the Settings tab.
  1. Click on the Database Types panel to expand it.
  2. Click on the Add Database Type button.
the Add Database Type button
To add a new type, click on the Add Database Type button in the Database Types panel.
  1. In the Add/Edit Database Type modal window, enter the name for your new database type in the Name field.
  2. Click the Save button.
the Add/Edit Database Type modal
In the Add/Edit Database Type modal, enter the name of your new database type.

Managing Database Types

  1. To see which databases are assigned to a type: click on its link in the Database Count column.
  2. To edit a database type: click on the Edit () icon in the Actions column.
  3. To delete a database type: click on the Delete () icon in the Actions column.
    • Note: this will only delete the database type -- it will not delete any databases associated with it.
  4. To export a list of your database types:
    • Use the Copy button to copy the list of the types displaying on the page, or the Excel or PDF button to export just the visible records in the respective format.
    • Or, click on Export All Records and select either HTML or CSV format to download the entire list.
options in the Database Types panel
In the Database Types panel, you can view the number databases assigned to each type. You can also edit, delete, and export them, as well.