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Full‐text databases

Moid A. Siddiqui (Reference & Information Services Division, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Library,Mail Box No. 1552, Dhahran‐31261,Saudi Arabia)

Online Review

ISSN: 0309-314X

Article publication date: 1 June 1991


This article describes the fastest growing category of machine‐readable data‐bases — full‐text databases. A selection of articles from the literature on full‐text databases was explored and this provides a basis for the information presented here on search strategy, performance measurement, and benefits and limitations of full‐text databases. Various use studies and uses of full‐text databases have also been listed.


Siddiqui, M.A. (1991), "Full‐text databases", Online Review, Vol. 15 No. 6, pp. 367-372.




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