Online Retrieval / Edition 2

Online Retrieval / Edition 2

by Geraldene Walker, Joseph Janes, American Libraries, Joseph Janes
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563086573

ISBN-13: 9781563086571

Pub. Date: 08/15/1999

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Designed to assist beginning searchers, whether they are students or practitioners, this text offers a comprehensive introduction to online systems that primarily provide information in the form of bibliographic citations. Walker and Janes give basic how-to information on the use of online systems, discuss topics for which there are no accepted paradigms, and

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Designed to assist beginning searchers, whether they are students or practitioners, this text offers a comprehensive introduction to online systems that primarily provide information in the form of bibliographic citations. Walker and Janes give basic how-to information on the use of online systems, discuss topics for which there are no accepted paradigms, and present alternative points of view within a framework of previous research. Expanding on their immensely popular and critically acclaimed first edition, the authors have added extensive new material addressing Internet search and retrieval techniques as well as the more traditional Dialog and Lexis-Nexis services. Invaluable as a textbook for students in online retrieval courses, practicing librarians, and online searchers in library settings, this book can be used as a quick reference tool and as a handy guide for in-service training. Information seekers who want to perform their own searches for bibliographic information using an online sea

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563086571
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/15/1999
Series:
Database Searching Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: The Search for Information in the Online Age

Chapter 2: Developments in Information Retrieval

Chapter 3: Going Online

Chapter 4: Online Information

Chapter 5: Database Construction and Structure

Chapter 6: Search Technique

Chapter 7: Using Controlled Vocabulary

Chapter 8: Searching Using Free Text

Chapter 9: Additional Search Features

Chapter 10: Beyond the Basic Search

Chapter 11: Searching Other Kinds of Databases

Chapter 12: Evaluating Your Results

Chapter 13: Running a Library Search Service

Chapter 14: Running Your Own Search Service

Glossary of Online Terms

Index

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