Search techniques in electronic databases: Skill for information professionals

Shetty, Sunil and Hedge, Ranjith and Pai, Rekha D (2016) Search techniques in electronic databases: Skill for information professionals. In: National conference on management of modern libraries (NACML-2016), February 2016, Department of Library and Information Science, Manipal University, Manipal.

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Information Technology has created new horizon for information storage and retrieval. It has led to variety of information sources like CD's, DVD's, electronic databases etc. Searching for. information in these resources is really challenging for the library professionals. Searching can be sometimes a daunting task, however if done efficiently it can enrich as well. Conventional search operators like Boolean operators, truncation searches, wild cards, citation and proximity search can make the search experience easier only if used appropriately. This paper is an attempt at enhancing the search skills by discovering useful tricks in search strategies. The knowledge of these tricks helps the user to save time. Moreover, the paper gives useful information to the searcher in retrieving relevant information at the right time from various databases.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Departments at MU > Library and Information Science
MU Libraries > MIT Library
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Library
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2017 12:46
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 12:46

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