ERIC Number: EJ643503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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The Scatter of Documents over Databases in Different Subject Domains: How Many Databases Are Needed?
Hood, William W.; Wilson, Concepcion S.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, v52 n14 p1242-54 Dec 2001
Examines the distribution of bibliographic records in online bibliographic databases using 14 different search topics on DIALOG. Discusses the presence of duplicate records and problems with lexical ambiguity, and concludes that the number of databases needed for searches with varying complexities of search strategies is much more topic dependent than previous studies indicated. (Author/LRW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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