ERIC Number: ED190138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Computerized Information Retrieval. A User Guide.
Fox, Herbert; Griffin, Richard
Prepared to introduce the user to advanced scientific and technical information services and systems (STI/SS), this guide emphasizes computer searches, helping the user to set the bounds of his or her problem, to define the way the literature is stored in the computer, and to develop an improved problem statement with which to enter the computer. Chapters explain defining the scope of a search, browsing, manual searching, the operation of an online system, interpreting system output, selecting relevant information from retrieved abstracts, accessing hard copy and full texts, and current developments in STI/SS. Sample searches, user profile forms, descriptions of manual indexes and online databases, and the elements of a complete record are included. (FM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Information.
Authoring Institution: New York Inst. of Tech., Old Westbury.