ERIC Number: ED367320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
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ABI/Inform and Wilson Business Abstracts: A Comparison.
Stout, Sheri A.
This study compares ABI/INFORM and Wilson Business Abstracts in order to determine user preference. Surveys in the form of questionnaires were used to evaluate users' preference of interface, database response time, search results and ease of use with both business CD-ROM databases. Kent State University students, faculty, and patrons interested in either business database were asked to participate as well as on-site users of the business databases. Questionnaires were collected anonymously at the reference desk and were subjected to descriptive statistical analysis (e.g., frequencies, percentages, and chi square relationships). Overall the ABI/INFORM database was preferred because of more complete records and indexing more journal titles. When a library can afford only one business CD-ROM, ABI/INFORM should be considered because of its good all around coverage. The survey instrument is appended. (Contains 31 references.) (Author/TMK)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ABI INFORM; Business Information; Kent State University OH; Wilsondisc
Note: M.L.S. Research Paper, Kent State University.