7 Vital Things You Need To Know About Using A Master's Dissertation Database

There are always some rules when it boils down to using resources that has limited access. You will not just be on the safer side when using these resources in adherence with these rules you will also be able to draw maximum advantage of the resource itself to begin with. Using a limited access database for a master’s paper is a similar exercise. There are some unsaid rules a few vital information that you must know. Here are seven of them.

  1. The database is public
  2. The first understanding that you will wish to have is that the database is a public place. There are several people who are not meant to access the database. Notwithstanding that, there are many others who have access to the place.

  3. You cannot copy information
  4. No information mentioned in the database can be copied for personal use. You will have to make a reference to the person who has copyright on the information and you cannot use the information in isolation.

  5. Always give credit to the author
  6. The author deserves credit for the work he does. If you are not able to give the author credit for the work, you should not be using their work in the first place. This is a virtual thing many are privy to missing.

  7. Never delete information from the database
  8. You do not have a right to manage the information of a database even if you have been allowed access to it for your master’s dissertation. You may just use it as it is. Do not delete any information.

  9. There is no compulsion on using information
  10. You may use the information you find on the database if it is useful to you. If it is not, you may just move on and find the useful data somewhere else. You are not bound to use the information just because you have an access to it.

  11. You can drop out if needed
  12. The database membership generally comes at a cost. If you feel it is not being justified with the information that you are receiving, you may choose to drop out in compliance with the membership regulations.

  13. Escalate any anomalies to concerned authorities
  14. If there is anything that you find unusual, you may just tell the authorities about it. There is no need to sit on any information that you do not find useful for your dissertation.