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Title: Special Topic: Federated Searching 
Author: Kanehiro, Everett
Date: 2009-12-17
Abstract: 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.
Description: 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.
Pages/Duration: 13 pages
Rights: Copyright is held by author. Request permission for use.
Keywords: 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
LC Subject Headings: Information retrieval--Computer programs
Electronic information resource searching
Federated searching
Database searching

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