This book, first published in 1990, analyses how to train end-users to search with both natural language and controlled vocabularies in the sciences, describes a planning assessment for implementing end-user searching in a sci-tech organization, examines how the scientists at a major industrial research organization have begun to do more online searching with the encouragement of the information center, and explores the proactive role that medical libraries have taken in training health care professionals to search MEDLINE.
Table of Contents
1. Teaching Controlled Vocabulary and Natural Language to End-Users of Scientific Online and CD-ROM Databases Christina A. Brundage 2. End-User Searching in the Corporate Research Setting: A Planning Assessment at Sandia National Laboratories Linda J. Erikson and Nancy Jones Pruett 3. Promoting and Supporting End-User Online Searching in an Industrial Research Environment: A Survey of Experiences at Exxon Research and Engineering Company Patricia L. Dedert and David K. Johnson 4. The Role of Medical Libraries in End-User Searching: Teaching the MEDLINE Database to Health Care Professionals Beryl Glitz 5. A Chemical Abstracts Training Seminar for Science Librarians Bruce Slutsky 6. Courses for Special Librarianship Offered in ALA-Accredited Programs in 1987 and Implications for the Education of Science/Technology Librarians Constance M. Mellott 7. Information Sources in Supercomputing and Supercomputers Melvin G. DeSart