Document (#20188)

Author
Hsieh-Yee, I.
Title
¬The retrieval power of selected search engines : how well do they address general reference questions and subject questions?
Source
Reference librarian. 1998, no.60, S.27-47
Year
1998
Abstract
Evaluates the performance of 8 major Internet search engines in answering 21 real reference questions and 5 made up subject questions. Reports on the retrieval and relevancy ranking abilities of the search engines. Concludes that the search engines did not produce good results for the reference questions unlike for the subject questions. The best engines are identified by type of questions, with Infoseek best for the subject questions, and OpenText best for refrence questions
Footnote
Part of an issue devoted to electronic resources and their use in libraries, from the viewpoint of reference services, with an emphasis on the Internet and Geographic Information Systems
Theme
Internet
Suchmaschinen
Object
OpenText
Infoseek

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