Date of this Version
Journal of Southern Academic and Special Librarianship (Fall 2000) 2(1-2). ISSN: 1525-321X. Also available at http://southernlibrarianship.icaap.org/content/v02n01/salisbury_l01.html.
This study compares and contrasts InfoTrac and ProQuest primarily as full-text resources to supplement retrieval of references contained in the CINAHL database. These databases are analyzed by examining their scope in terms of the number and types of serials covered within specific areas using Ulrich's subject headings. Another important aspect of this study relates to the effectiveness of the two search engines for end-user retrieval and collection development.