Manual of Online Search Strategies

Manual of Online Search Strategies

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Comprehensively updated, this three-volume edition of the Manual of Online Search Strategies covers the whole range of Internet, CD-ROM and dial-up online services, and includes several new chapters. International experts on each subject area, selected from the UK and North America, describe in detail how to identify and exploit specialist bibliographic and non-bibliographic databases, the best search methods and delivery modes, and the relative merits of different services and online hosts in their different disciplines. Numerous examples of search results are used to illustrate different strategies and commands.Each volume includes the editors' introductory chapter on search strategies, which gives an overview of searching language, platforms and vendors, interfaces and search and database evaluation methods. Volume III incorporates a new chapter on education in addition to the updated chapters from the last edition.The Manual can be used as a subject handbook, a directory of recommended resources and as a textbook. This new edition provides extensive guidance for searchers of electronic information and is particularly useful for those working in a subject area other than their own. Readers will gain a professional 'edge' from the skill and wisdom that the specialist authors have passed on in their chapters and will be able to expand their searching techniques into new areas.The Manual of Online Search Strategies provides guidance on how to conduct most effectively searches for information in a variety ... The Cranfield Projects employed two measurements for an information retrieval system: recall and precision.


Title:Manual of Online Search Strategies
Author:C. J. Armstrong, J. A. Large
Publisher:Gower Publishing Company - 2001
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