Online Searching aids: a Review of front ends, Gateways and other Interfaces

@article{Efthimiadis1990OnlineSA,
  title={Online Searching aids: a Review of front ends, Gateways and other Interfaces},
  author={Efthimis N. Efthimiadis},
  journal={Journal of Documentation},
  year={1990},
  volume={46},
  pages={218-262}
}
This review reports on the current state and the potential of tools and systems designed to aid online searching, referred to here as online searching aids. Intermediary mechanisms are examined in terms of the two stage model, i.e. end-user, intermediary, 'raw database', and different forms of user – system interaction are discussed. The evolution of the terminology of online searching aids is presented with special emphasis on the expert/non-expert division. Terms defined include gateways… CONTINUE READING
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