The Contemporary Thesaurus of Search Terms and Synonyms: A Guide for Natural Language Computer Searching

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000 - Computers - 682 pages
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Whether your search is limited to a single database or is as expansive as all of cyberspace, you won't find the intended results unless you use the words that work. Now in its second edition, Sara Knapp has updated and expanded this invaluable resource. Unlike any other thesaurus available, this popular guide offers a wealth of natural language options in a convenient, A-to-Z format. It's ideal for helping users find the appropriate word or words for computer searches in the humanities, social sciences, and business. The second edition has added more than 9,000 entries to the first edition's extensive list. Now, the Thesaurus contains almost 21,000 search entries! New or expanded areas include broader coverage of business terms and humanities-including arts literature, philosophy, religion, and music.


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SARA D. KNAPP is coordinator, Online Search Service at the University Library, the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her articles have appeared in Online, Database, The Reference Librarian, Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian, Journal of Educational Technology Systems, The Journal of Academic Librarianship, RQ, and Library Quarterly. She is a founder and past chair of the MARS Section of the Reference and Adult Services Division of the American Library Association (ALA). Knapp was the 1984 recipient of ALAs Isadore Gilbert Mudge Citation for distinguished contributions to reference librarianship and was also a recipient of the (SUNY) Chancellors Award for Excellence in Librarianship.

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