ERIC Number: ED308877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
End-User Searching: A Selection of the Literature for 1983-1988. An ERIC Synthesis Paper.
This literature review selectively covers material on end-user searching published between 1971 and 1988. The first section discusses end-user search systems--e.g., multipurpose systems developed for end-users, simplified versions of traditional systems, gateway systems, and CD-ROM versions of databases. This section also discusses the complexity of offline search software. Research on end-user searching by various groups or in special settings are addressed in the second section, e.g., scientists, physicians, academics, schools, lawyers, journalists, brokers, and libraries. The next two sections consider end-user training and performance. A discussion of future developments in end-user searching concludes the review. The 155 references listed are organized by broad topics corresponding to sections of the review. (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Futures (of Society), Information Seeking, Man Machine Systems, Online Searching, Online Systems, Optical Data Disks, Reference Services, Users (Information)
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.