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ERIC Number: ED178102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
TRAINER Manual for Use with TRAINER: Computer Assisted Learning and Practice Modules. A Textual Representation, Section A: Dialog and Section B: ORBIT.
This self-instruction guide for online searching using DIALOG or ORBIT search systems, developed at the University of Pittsburgh, is designed to allow users of scientific and technical information to access databases without an intermediary. The guide is segmented into three parts: the basic TRAINER manual and separate textual representations of DIALOG and ORBIT. The preface to the first part discusses trainee goals and search strategies. Seven practice modules follow: (1) log in procedure at University of Pittsburgh, (2) using direct dial, TYMNET, and TELENET communications networks, (3) basic search commands for DIALOG and ORBIT, (4) database file characteristics, (5) negotiating search terms, (6) using Boolean operators and (7) processing output of search results. Sections on trouble shooting, useful training documents, training files, levels of user proficiency, and exercises are appended to the TRAINER manual. The seven practice modules are expanded in the next packets through examples of emulations for DIALOG and ORBIT to allow the user to practice search skills and develop facility in their use. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.
Note: For related documents, see IR 007 891 and IR 007 893 ; Best copy available