ERIC Number: ED168497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Easy Steps to STAIRS. 2nd Revised Edition.
National Library of Australia, Canberra.
This manual for computer searchers describes the software package--IBM's STAIRS (Storage And Information Retrieval System)--used for searching databases in AUSINET (AUStralian Information NETwork). Whereas the first edition explained STAIRS in the context of the National Library's Online ERIC Project and the ERIC data base, this second edition discusses STAIRS as a tool for searching any data base, and includes explanations of sophisticated search techniques not included in the earlier version. A brief description of STAIRS and how it works is followed by instructions for terminal operation, conducting a search, and what to do after the search. Additional search techniques--ranking results, selecting items, sorting results--and a source for information on using STAIRS in the batch mode are included. Data bases available for searching through AUSINET are listed in Appendix 1. (JD)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Library of Australia, Canberra.