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Integration of heterogeneous electronic information resources in engineering

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2 Author(s)
DeSart, M.G. ; Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL, USA ; Cole, T.W.

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

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Frontiers in Education Conference, 1991. Twenty-First Annual Conference. 'Engineering Education in a New World Order.' Proceedings.

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21-24 Sep 1991

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