F*****ED Searchers? The Debate about Federated Search Engines

Fahey, Sue
April 2007
Feliciter;2007, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p62
The article focuses on the significance of federated search engine or federated searcher to librarians in the U.S. It enables a user to search multiple independent, mounted data sources through one search query. It organized database by subject and not format. It inspires a great philosophical debate due to the technical limitations and the impression that information search is easy. It has been suggested that the user should choose search terms wisely and assess the retrieved records.


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