ERIC Number: ED071710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Case Studies of the Use of Subject Indexes.
Hall, Angela M.
The object of this study was to record detailed descriptions of the procedure employed in a number of actual searches of the indexes to Science Abstracts. From these data, any problems which the users encounter would be shown and any areas in which the indexes might be better structured to suit the users' requirements might be determined. Different users follow different search procedures and their search requirements are as diverse as their varied degrees of subject knowledge, experience and familiarity with the indexes. Therefore, the documented searches were made by both scientists and librarians, by users familiar with the indexes and by first-time users. Varying degrees of exhaustivity of search, output requirements and other variables were included if at all possible. (Related studies are: LI 004105 and 004106) (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Indexes, Information Retrieval, Librarians, Scientists, Search Strategies, Use Studies
INSPEC, The Institution of Electrical Engineers, Savoy Place, London WC2R OBL, England (75 pence)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office for Scientific and Technical Information, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Institution of Electrical Engineers, London (England).