November 22, 2017

Archives for October 2001

Cross-Database Search: One-Stop Shopping

You know you want it. Or you know someone who does. One search box and a button to search a variety of sources, with results collated for easy review. Go ahead, give in—after all, isn’t it true that only librarians like to search? Everyone else likes to find. Why should we make our users hunt […]

Online Databases – The State of Databases Today

By Carol Tenopir A decade ago I wrote a column called ‘The Most Popular Databases’ (LJ 4/1/91). I used data from a company called Information Market Indicators (IMI) that tracked usage in a wide sample of libraries, plus CD-ROM best sellers lists from popular computing magazines. It is harder now to track database and system […]