- The article offers advice on developing an instruction program in the multifile online public access catalog (OPAC) environment in a systematic manageable way. Several areas that emerged as basic to an instruction program for multifile OPAC include selection criteria for various databases and search concept relevant across databases. It cites some reasons behind the need for remote database searching including finding citations to materials not at the home library. It suggests approaches for initial exploration of a system.
Database searching; Electronic information resource searching; Information resources; Instructional systems; Library orientation; Library planning; Library resources; Online databases; Online library catalogs
Library and Information Science
Brown, J. M.
The Multifile OPAC environment: A manageable approach to developing an instruction program.
Art Documentation, 12(3),