ERIC Number: ED245691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to Searching ONTAP ABI/INFORM.
Data Courier, Inc., Louisville, KY.
This manual is designed to assist searchers in developing cost-effective techniques for searching ABI/INFORM, a database which provides worldwide coverage of management trends, tactics, and techniques, citing articles from more than 550 business and management journals in English and other languages. ONTAP ABI/INFORM, a subset of the database, is offered jointly by Data Courier and DIALOG Information Services. Its aim is to provide inexpensive online training and practice in searching business and management topics. The core of this guide is a set of 12 problems designed to challenge both beginning and experienced online searchers and to test searching skills. The first part of the booklet explains ABI/INFORM and online searching on DIALOG. A discussion of cost-effective search techniques including controlled terms and classification codes precede the test problems. To provide a realistic environment for solving these problems, the appendices contain excerpts from the ABI/INFORM controlled vocabulary and the complete journals list, as well as the classification code system. Suggested search strategies for solving the problems include reminders of particular search techniques. A brief review of logging on and logging off procedures for beginning searchers is also appended. (DMC)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Data Courier, Inc., Louisville, KY.