ERIC Number: ED233721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
DIALOG for Electrical Engineers. CTHB Publikation Nr 29 (1982).
This manual provides electrical and electronic engineers with an introduction to online information retrieval as implemented on the DIALOG information retrieval system. Sections cover: (1) the development of computerized information retrieval; (2) its advantages; (3) the equipment needed, DIALOG hours of availability, methods of access, and cost factors; (4) the process of interactive online information searching and the stages in a computer search; (5) techniques for searching including correcting operator errors, logging on, preparing a search, selecting databases, entering a search, displaying the results, using the expand command, using truncation, broadening and narrowing a search, displaying a search history, selecting previous sets, full-text searching, transferring searches from database to database, and logging off; (6) the author search; (7) the corporate source search; and (8) cited reference searches using "Science Citation Index (SCISEARCH)." Examples of online commands and records are provided throughout the manual. Also provided are alphabetical and subject lists of DIALOG databases; diagrams and checklists for the search process; sample subject, free-text, multi-database, and corporate source searches; and copies of the DIALOG bluesheets for six databases of importance to electrical and electronic engineers. (ESR)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Databases, Flow Charts, Guidelines, Information Retrieval, Online Systems, Search Strategies
Chalmers University of Technology, S41296, Gothenburg, Sweden (CTHB Pub. Nr 29, 40 S Kronar).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Gothenburg (Sweden). Library.