Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 53 Issue 3

Comparative citation rankings of authors in monographic and journal literature: a study of sociology

Blaise Cronin, Herbert Snyder, Helen Atkins

A recurrent criticism of commercial citation indexes is their failure to cover citations found in monographic literature. There exists the possibility that citation‐based…

Preference for physicians as information providers by women with multiple sclerosis: a potential cause for communication problems?

Lynda M. Baker

Communication problems between physicians and people with chronic diseases may result from many causes. A brief description of some causes is provided. The focus of this…

The development of a method for the evaluation of interactive information retrieval systems

Pia Borlund, Peter Ingwersen

The paper describes the ideas and assumptions underlying the development of a new method for the evaluation and testing of interactive information retrieval (IR) systems…

Parallel computing in information retrieval – an updated review

A. Macfarlane, S.E. Robertson, J.A. Mccann

The progress of parallel computing in Information Retrieval (IR) is reviewed. In particular we stress the importance of the motivation in using parallel computing for text…



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