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003    OCoLC 
005    20090707105644.0 
008    990106s1999    coua     b    001 0 eng   
010       99010206 
015    GB99-Y1678 
020    1563086573 
020    9781563086571 
035    (OCoLC)40668053 
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049    GPIA 
050 00 Z699.35.O55|bW35 1999 
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084    06.64|2bcl 
100 1  Walker, Geraldene. 
245 10 Online retrieval :|ba dialogue of theory and practice /
       |cGeraldene Walker, Joseph Janes ; edited by Carol 
250    Second edition. 
264  1 Englewood, Colo. :|bLibraries Unlimited,|c1999. 
300    xiii, 312 pages :|billustrations ;|c28 cm. 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Database searching series 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  The search for information in the online age -- 
       Developments in information retrieval -- Going online -- 
       Online information -- Database construction and structure 
       -- Search technique --  Using controlled vocabulary -- 
       Searching using free text -- Additional search features --
       Beyond the basic search -- Searching other kinds of 
       databases -- Evaluating your results -- Running a library 
       search service -- Running your own search service. 
520    Walker (SUNY-Albany) and Janes (Univ. of Michigan) have 
       sensibly chosen one widely used online retrieval system, 
       DIALOG, to illustrate their discussion of the principles 
       and techniques of online searching. The reader who closely
       examines the numerous reproductions of DIALOG printouts 
       will have a strong conceptual foundation on which to build
       real searching experience. The only obvious limitation is,
       of course, that not all searchers use DIALOG, but the 
       authors have largely done a good job of generalizing their
       lessons. The major portion of Online Retrieval consists of
       a comprehensive treatment of hands-on searching techniques
       with attention given to Boolean logic, controlled 
       vocabulary and free-text searching, display formats, and 
       ways to minimize expense of time and money. Additional 
       topics include the reference interview, evaluation of 
       search results, and establishing and managing an 
       institutional search service. One chapter briefly 
       describes Internet. A few oversights slightly weaken the 
       value of the text, e.g., typographical errors in the 
       DIALOG examples might confuse readers, and references to 
       DIALOG bluesheets occur prior to Chapter 10 where they are
       more fully described. Overall, however, this book is 
       recommended, particularly to students who would benefit 
       additionally from an experienced instructor's elaboration 
       and clarification of the text. 
650  0 Online bibliographic searching|zUnited States. 
650  0 DIALOG (Information retrieval system) 
650  0 Electronic information resource searching|zUnited States. 
650  0 Information storage and retrieval systems. 
700 1  Janes, Joseph. 
700 1  Tenopir, Carol. 
830  0 Database searching series (Unnumbered) 
938    Baker and Taylor|bBTCP|n99010206 
938    YBP Library Services|bYANK|n100162996 
938    Baker & Taylor|bBKTY|c62.00|d62.00|i1563086573|n0003247091
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