ERIC Number: ED208839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Qualified Citation Indexing Project. Information Retrieval Program 'SOUCIT.' Users Manual, Version 1.0.
Aberdeen Univ. (Scotland). Univ. Teaching Centre.
This operating manual was constructed for the first version of the experimental database system SOUCIT, a qualified citation index for educational technology designed by the Computer Services Unit of Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology (RGIT) in association with the Scottish Education Department. The database comprises 45 references generated from four key articles on evaluation. In addition to the characteristics of a citation index which links references with other more recent works, the Qualified Citation Indexing Project also describes the relationship between the citation and its content by using "qualifying" terms or "relational qualifiers." Form, type, and language of publication are indicated as well. Search strategies allow author entry by listing (1) ALL publications by an author, (2) CITING papers which identify publications and their references, or (3) a CITATION SEARCH, which identifies publications by an author cited by other authors; access by subject keyword is not currently available. Search procedures are included for the three author entries. Appendices include the authors' names that are in the database and sample searches for the three strategies. The 2-year project is being carried out by Aberdeen University Teaching Centre and the RGIT School of Librarianship. (RBF)
Descriptors: Citation Indexes, Databases, Educational Technology, Experimental Programs, Indexing, Information Retrieval, Search Strategies
University Teaching Centre, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB9 2UB, Scotland (One British pound per copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Aberdeen Univ. (Scotland). Univ. Teaching Centre.