Research on the Use of Online Catalogs and Its Implications for Library Practice

Lewis, David W.
July 1987
Journal of Academic Librarianship;Jul87, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p152
Academic Journal
Examines library catalogs and their users and separates the part of bibliographic practice that is universally sound from the part that is only an adaptation to the medium. Reason for overall failure of searches using catalogs; Range of search success rates of online searching; Conclusions common to the research on both card and online catalogs.


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