ERIC Number: ED329261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep-12
Reference Count: N/A
Dial-Up Service Manual. User's Guide and Technical Reference. University of Houston Libraries Electronic Publications Center.
Kabus, Karl, Ed.
In addition to outlining the 100 online services available to students, this guide provides basic information about electronic databases and instructions for conducting searches. After an introduction to the various types of searches possible and the costs of searches, the guide describes how to choose an appropriate database. The basics of searching are outlined, including four steps in establishing a search strategy and a chart listing commands. Recommendations for selecting and fine-tuning subject search terms are provided and choosing connectors to link concepts, writing out a search strategy, and using non-subject search terms are discussed. Instructions for doing the search describe how set numbers can be used and how to print the results. Appendixes, which comprise the bulk of the document, present: six sample searches on BRS/AfterDark and Knowledge Index (DIALOG); a list of 31 databases grouped by subject area (i.e., business, education, humanities, life sciences, medicine, news, reference, science and technology, and social sciences); summaries of search commands; and seven sources for further reading. (SD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Univ., TX. Libraries.