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Title:
Online reference and information retrieval
Author:
Palmer, Roger C.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Littleton, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1987.
Physical Description:
xii, 189 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780872875364
Format :
Book

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Palmer's guide is a revision of his 1983 handbook for beginning online searchers. The online services examined range from the professional, research-oriented BRS/SEARCH and DIALOG to others such as CompuServe and The Source. Readers are given a brief history of online searching in the 1950s, followed by a sound discussion of how online systems are organized, how command languages operate, and how searchers use ``strategies and formulations.'' The book is filled with examples of sessions, menus, resources for further information and study, and even examples of client interviews. Index. PRD. 025.5'24 Reference services (Libraries)-Automation / Information retrieval / Data base searching / On-line bibliographic searching / Information services-User education [CIP] 87-29713