Advantages of Online Database Services
- Administrative Advantages
- Save time, space, money
- Save effort, person-hours
- Greater EFFICIENCY
- Searching Advantages
- Online services offer TERM SEARCHING of
- Controlled vocabulary
- Example of advanced search features of a federated search service (Scholars Portal) [cache]
- Online services offer SEARCH COMMANDS for:
- Creating search sets
- Boolean operation
- Word searching
- Search limiting
- Example of search command vocabulary of an online search service (Dialog) [cache]
- Greater PRECISION
- Informational Advantages
- Qualitatively different kinds of searches are possible
- Easier to assess quality of information found
authorship, institutional affiliation, reputation, references, ...
- Processing of search results:
Sort, rank, report, export, integration with Intranet/portal, ...
- Highly FOCUSED information that is actionable
DISADVANTAGES?When do we use online databases?