Special Topic: Federated Searching

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2009-12-17T00:50:47Z
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Kanehiro, Everett
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This paper provides an overview of federated searching. It includes a basic definition, system selection criteria, a comparison of two federated search products (WebFeat and LibraryFind), and impressions from a user test of LibraryFind at the Oregon State University libraries by the author.
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This paper was written in satisfaction of a course requirement for LIS 672 (Technology for Libraries and Information Center) during the Fall 2009 semester at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
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federated searching, metasearch engines, search engines, database searching, multiple database searching, simultaneous database searching, library research tools, electronic research tools, research tools, federated search engines
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13 pages
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