ERIC Number: EJ225887
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
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Free Text or Controlled Vocabulary? A Case History Step-By-Step Analysis Plus Other Aspects of Search Strategy.
Calkins, Mary L.
Database, v3 n2 p53-67 Jun 1980
Describes the decisions involved in an online environmental literature search of COMPENDEX and ENVIROLINE databases when considering free text or controlled vocabulary searching techniques. Topics covered are scope, concept identification, database choice, planning search strategy, and changing tactics during the search. Appendix contains examples of long and short search strategies. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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