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ERIC Number: ED264878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Online Database Searching with a Microcomputer: A Guide to the Basics.
Ryan, Joe
This guide introduces the reader to the basics of online database searching using a microcomputer. Following definitions of the terms online, database, and searching, the guide presents information on the online environment, hardware needed, software needed, and configuring the software. A tutorial on online searching covers how to decide when to do an online search; choosing the database; constructing a search strategy; grouping terms; logging on to the vendor and database; entering the search statements; interpreting the results; guides to improving search techniques; and sample searches from several database vendors. A directory of vendors and gateways with a "ball park" indication of costs, suggestions for additional reading, and a glossary conclude the guide. (THC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A