Thesauri Used in Online Databases: An Analytical Guide

Hardcover | July 1, 1988

byLois Mai Chan

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The rapid proliferation of online databases has been accompanied by an equally rapid increase in the number of thesauri, particularyly those used by bibliographic databases. This guide is designed to assist users of online databases identify the relevant indexing vocabularies. It identifies the indexing vocabularies used in specific online databases, the syndetic structures employed in specific thesauri, and the arrangement of descriptor displays. Selected for inclusion in this guide are thesauri used by databases that are widely available through the large commercial retrieval services and thesauri used by large databases. In general, the thesauri selected are in the English language. The 122 entries are arranged alphabetically by title. Five indexes, including title, personal name, organization, subject, and database, complete the work.

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The rapid proliferation of online databases has been accompanied by an equally rapid increase in the number of thesauri, particularyly those used by bibliographic databases. This guide is designed to assist users of online databases identify the relevant indexing vocabularies. It identifies the indexing vocabularies used in specific on...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:284 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 1, 1988Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313257884

ISBN - 13:9780313257889

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?. . . The guide could prove helpful for a number of different groups of users: e.g., for online searchers as a guide to the indexing languages used by particular databases; for indexers as a reference tool for identifying various indexing vocabularies; for students and teachers of information storage and retrieval as an instructional tool for studying indexing languages; and for online database designers and creators as a means of identifying available indexing languages in particular fields of study and for determining the compatability between indexing languages.?-The Indexer