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A guide to selected and freely searchable bibliographic and full-text databases on the Web
Collection Building (2002)
  • Kebede Hundie Wordofa
Abstract

There is a wide variety of information resources on the Internet. Most of these resources are globally accessible free of charge. However, Internet users are overwhelmed by the enormous amount of information on the Web and consequently, retrieving the right piece of information at the right time has become difficult, especially for new users. This paper briefly introduces the Internet and its services; and describes a number of selected freely searchable bibliographic and full-text databases on the Web, including their URLs. The well-known databases, such as AGRICOLA, AGRIS, ERIC, MEDLINE and others, are included. The paper can serve as a reference guide to the databases that help Internet users find relevant literature, including indexes, abstracts and, in some cases, full-texts, on various subject areas. The databases were selected based on their size, dependability, and coverage in terms of geographic areas.

Keywords
  • Databases,
  • Internet,
  • Online retrieval,
  • Reference services
Publication Date
2002
Publisher Statement
http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/search.php?issn=0160-4953
Citation Information
Kebede Hundie Wordofa. "A guide to selected and freely searchable bibliographic and full-text databases on the Web" Collection Building Vol. 21 Iss. 1 (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kebede_wordofa/3/