Integration of heterogeneous electronic information resources in engineering

Melvin G. DeSart, Timothy W. Cole

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It is pointed out that the diversity and rapid growth of the volume of scientific literature have made it more difficult for individuals in the sci-tech community to stay current. The authors present an innovative approach to accessing that literature: the library information workstation. The information workstation integrates diverse information sources, remote and local, commercial and home-grown. From a single terminal patrons can access Illinois' statewide online catalog; article databases such as Current Contents, Medline, and Applied Science and Technology Index; and files of local interest such as the titles and call numbers of journals received in the university's several sci-tech libraries. The workstation in the Library of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology is presented as an example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-322
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
StatePublished - Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes
Event21st Frontiers in Education Conference - West Lafayette, IN, USA
Duration: Sep 21 1991Sep 24 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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