Full Text Databases (New Directions in Information Management)
Carol Tenopir, Jung Soon RoISBN: 0313263035;
". . . a surprisingly useful and largely readable effort. It presents in textbook style an introduction to the creation, use, and evaluation of online full text databases." SLA SSD Bulletin Comprehensive and up-to-date, this book incorporates an overviewof the current status of full text databases with explanations of past research pertinent to full text and information regarding the future of full text. The major online systems that offer full text are described, with five systems highlighted: DIALOG, Mead Data Central's LEXIS and NEXIS, Westlaw, STN International, and BRS. The book features an extensive bibliography that includes articles specifically about full text databases as well as citations to research studies that use methodology particularly appropriate to full text research.
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