Case studies of the indexing and retrieval of pharmacology papers.

Barber, John, Moffat, Sheena, Wood, Frances and Bawden, David (1988) Case studies of the indexing and retrieval of pharmacology papers. Information Processing & Management, 24 (2). pp. 141-150. ISSN 0306 4573

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This article reports a detailed analysis of the coverage and indexing of 30 papers on pharmacological topics by BIOSIS, CAsearch, EMbase, and MEDLINE online, and Biological Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts, Excerpta Medica, and Index Medicus printed versions. Only MEDLINE, Index Medicus, and EMbase had adequate coverage of letters. There was considerable variation in the indexing applied with drug formulations, drug syntheses, clinical trials, pharmacokinetics, drug synergy, and other pharmacological aspects of the papers often inadequately indexed. The value of natural language words in online searching was demonstrated.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0306 4573
Electronic ISSN: 1873 5371
Uncontrolled Keywords: information retrieval; pharmacology; journal article; journal database; natural language processing BIOSIS CA Search Medline Biological Abstracts Chemical Abstracts Excerpta Medica Index Medicus
University Divisions/Research Centres: Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement > Learning Information Services
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 615 Pharmacology & therapeutics
Library of Congress Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Item ID: 5248
Depositing User: Ms Sheena Moffat
Date Deposited: 03 May 2012 08:41
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 10:48

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