Document (#8543)

Author
Tenopir, C.
Title
Online databases : overcoming the 'black box' syndrome
Source
Library journal. 119(1994) no.10, S.38-40
Year
1994
Abstract
Knowing the inner workings of an online or CD-ROM system may help to explain strange results, improve search strategies and aid trouble shooting. Discusses search strategies for Boolean and for statistical search engines; how DIALOG's Boolean system treats blank spaces; default settings for searches; how DIALOG defines words; stop words; automatioc truncation and automatic substitute features

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