ERIC Number: ED358823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Electronic Access to Research on Women: A Short Guide.
Hudson, Judith; Turek, Kathleen A.
Electronic access to research on women is available in a variety of forms, from both primary and secondary sources. Both types of sources are growing dramatically in number and scope. This guide provides information on resources directly available to the researcher through electronic communications media. It includes enough technical information to get the user started. The use of electronic mail (e-mail) provides access to research and greatly facilitates the research process. Two communications networks frequently used by academic institutions and researchers are BITNET and the Internet. Suggestions for using these and e-mail are given. A list is provided of computer discussion groups (facilitated by software known as Listserv) that may be of interest to researchers on women. Other tools that may be useful include news groups, different file distribution methods, Telnet, electronic conferencing, electronic journals, full-text databases, and numerical data sources. Secondary sources are briefly discussed. Researchers must be aware that the technology is developing so quickly that the guide is becoming out-of-date even as it is being written. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Data Collection, Databases, Electronic Mail, Feminism, Higher Education, Information Networks, Information Retrieval, Internet, Library Materials, Listservs, Online Systems, Primary Sources, Reference Materials, Research Methodology, Research Tools, Resource Materials, Womens Studies
Institute for Research on Women, c/o Iris Berger, SS341, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12222 ($2.50 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Inst. for Research on Women.