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Literature Searching In Science, Technology, And Agriculture / Edition 2
     

Literature Searching In Science, Technology, And Agriculture / Edition 2

by Eileen Pritchard, Paula R. Scott
 

ISBN-10: 0313262128

ISBN-13: 9780313262128

Pub. Date: 03/20/1996

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Written from both the librarian's and scientist's point of view, this book is a comprehensive guide to conducting searches of scientific, agricultural, and technological literature. The beginning user will find the work a valuable introduction to search and retrieval techniques, while the experienced user will welcome the volume's overview of the most recent

Overview

Written from both the librarian's and scientist's point of view, this book is a comprehensive guide to conducting searches of scientific, agricultural, and technological literature. The beginning user will find the work a valuable introduction to search and retrieval techniques, while the experienced user will welcome the volume's overview of the most recent methods and strategies. Because the library is no longer the only place where a researcher may conduct literature searches, this revised edition gives extensive attention to electronic searches from remote sites, such as computers at the home or office.

Searching for information is changing from the traditional library setting to the remote environment. Written from both the librarian's and scientist's perspectives, this comprehensive guide overviews fundamental and advanced methods of conducting scientific, technological, and agricultural literature searches from libraries and remote sites, such as computers at the home or office. Beginners will find this book a useful introduction to search and retrieval techniques. At the same time, the computerization of libraries has been so rapid that the experienced researcher will also benefit from this work.

The first part of the book overviews and discusses available information sources. The second and third parts examine ways of finding these information sources in the library, and techniques of searching and retrieving this information via computer from outside the library. The volume explains the pathway of information in literature, methods of identifying and citing literature, the usefulness of the online catalog, the special features of abstracts and indexes, the nature of online searching, and the significance of the Internet to users in scientific and research environments. The final chapter gives special attention to the electronic library and the World Wide Web. A concise bibliography directs the reader to some of the most important aids for literature searching.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313262128
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/20/1996
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Publications, Topics and, Citing the Sources

Libraries and Types of Publications in Science, Technology, and Agriculture

Selecting Topics and Effective Search Strategies

How Literature Originates, Is Published, and Is Cited

Using the Print Sources to Find Articles

Locating Books and Other Sources in Libraries

Locating Information Through Abstracts and Indexes for the General and Life Sciences

Locating Information Through Abstracts and Indexes for the Physical Sciences

Locating Current and Non-Journal Information Through Abstracts and Indexes

Locating Government and Government-Sponsored Information Through Abstracts and Indexes

Using Computers and Accessing the Internet

Locating Information Through Remote Computers

Locating Information Through CD-ROMS at Local Sites

The Internet and Electronic Access

Electronic Libraries

Appendix 1: Controlled Vocabulary

Appendix 2: A Brief List of Sources for Searching Online

Index

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