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Title: Towards the design of a full text, searchable database: implications from a study of journal usage
Authors: Dillon, A.
Richardson, J.
McKnight, C.
Keywords: journal usage
searchable text
Issue Date: 1988
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: This item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A., Richardson, J. and McKnight, C. (1988) Towards the design of a full text, searchable database: implications from a study of journal usage. British Journal of Academic Librarianship, 3(1) 37-48.
Abstract: The present paper reports on a study of journal usage amongst professional researchers. The aim of the study was to shed light on how journals are used with a view to making recommendations about the development of a full-text, searchable database that would support such usage. The results indicate that levels of usage vary over time, the range of journals covered is small and readers overlook a large proportion of the contents of articles. Furthermore, three reading strategies are observed which indicate that the structure of journal articles is not ideally suited to their uses. The implications of these findings for developing suitable computer-based applications are discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1085
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