ERIC Number: ED327596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Instruction Manual for FOCUS, The National Dropout Prevention Center Database. Version 1.0.
National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.
FOCUS is a database containing dropout prevention information at Clemson University (South Carolina). FOCUS provides access to the following data files: (1) Dropout Prevention Program Profiles; (2) Dropout Calendar of Events (National); (3) Dropout Calendar of Events (South Carolina Only); and (4) Dropout Resource Materials Library. The Program Profiles file includes information about hundreds of dropout prevention programs currently operating in U.S. schools. The Calendar of Events files include information about conferences, seminars, workshops, and meetings related to dropout prevention. FOCUS can be accessed in the following ways: (1) via DORIS (Document Online Retrieval Information System) by Clemson University campus users; (2) via the CUFAN network by South Carolina users; (3) via Telenet by authorized users nationwide; and (4) via personal computer and modem. This manual provides instructions for searching FOCUS by remote access. It is comprised of the following sections: (1) introduction; (2) instructions for access via various carriers; (3) general directions to begin a FOCUS session; (4) the searching mechanism of FOCUS; (5) general searching instructions; (6) information on Program Profiles records and sample searches; (7) information on Calendar of Events records and sample searches; and (8) appendixes covering search preparation, suggested search terms, searching techniques, and topics for searching the Resource Materials Library. Update pages are included. (AF)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Databases, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Information Retrieval, Online Catalogs, Online Searching, Online Systems, Profiles, Program Descriptions, Resource Materials, Secondary Education
The National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-5111.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.