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Electronic Versus Printed Access to Reference Tools Two Approaches

Electronic Versus Printed Access to Reference Tools Two Approaches Reference tools are prime candidates for replacement with their electronic counterparts, since finding the desired information in the shortest possible time and with the least possible effort is the primary concern of users of reference tools. Electronic versions of reference sources often provide enhanced access, as well as more definitive searching techniques. This article will describe two attempts made by the Evans Library at Texas A&M University to substitute reference tools with their electronic equivalents one that failed from an economic standpoint and one that succeeded, attaining good user acceptance and reasonable costs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Services Review Emerald Publishing

Electronic Versus Printed Access to Reference Tools Two Approaches

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0090-7324
DOI
10.1108/eb048988
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Abstract

Reference tools are prime candidates for replacement with their electronic counterparts, since finding the desired information in the shortest possible time and with the least possible effort is the primary concern of users of reference tools. Electronic versions of reference sources often provide enhanced access, as well as more definitive searching techniques. This article will describe two attempts made by the Evans Library at Texas A&M University to substitute reference tools with their electronic equivalents one that failed from an economic standpoint and one that succeeded, attaining good user acceptance and reasonable costs.

Journal

Reference Services ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1987

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