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ERIC Number: ED258594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
MICROsearch--A Project to Extend the ERIC Database to Microcomputers.
Clark, W. Bruce
A project at the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources has resulted in the extension of the ERIC database to microcomputer. Small subject-related files for current-awareness purposes are downloaded from the ERIC tapes and are made available for searching with Apple II Plus microcomputers. Since the target audience for this system is non-online searchers, a user interface has been developed which simplifies searching and uses a formatted screen to guide users through the search process. The small amount of material which can be stored on a 5 and 1/4 inch diskette has been compensated for in part by the subject-matter orientation of the individual discs and in part by providing supplementary programs which permit the contents of the discs to be printed, thus producing a bibliography with extensive indexes. Field-testing of MICROsearch has guided its current endeavors--the provision of record entry program to permit local files to be created which can also be searched with MICROsearch, and the development of a special user interface for teaching searching. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A