ERIC Number: ED027030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May-21
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Survey of the Use of Source Abstracts and Source Index Terms in a Selected Group of Engineering Journals. Final Report.
Information Management, Inc., Burlington, MA.
The report presents the results of a study on the use being made of 'source abstracts' and 'source index terms' published in engineering journals. The results were derived from questionnaires circulated to subscribers to eighteen journals in engineering fields which currently publish 'source abstracts' and 'source index terms'. The overall results indicate that 68.5% of individual subscribers and 60.2% of institutional subscribers make some use of published abstracts while 41.4% of individual subscribers and 44.1% of institutional subscribers make some use of published index terms. (Author)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Engineering, Indexes, Information Seeking, Information Utilization, Periodicals, Use Studies
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB 179 048, MF-$0.65, HC-$3.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Information Management, Inc., Burlington, MA.