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Title:Reconciling Design Philosophy and User Expectations
Author(s):Woodsmall, Rose Marie; Siegel, Elliot
Subject(s):Human-computer interaction
User interfaces (Computer systems)
Abstract:This paper discusses the design, development, and evaluation of GRATEFUL MED, the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) front end software for microcomputers that was developed to assist physicians and other health professionals to search NLM's MEDLINE database. A search is constructed by filling out a form screen with information on the desired author, title, and/or subject(s); the search can be limited to English language, review articles, or a particular journal. No knowledge of Boolean connectors or the Library's Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) vocabulary is assumed. The search is constructed and the results reviewed on the user's microcomputer; that is, while not connected to the NLM mainframe.
Issue Date:1988
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In M.A. Siegel, ed. 1988. Design and evaluation of computer/human interfaces : issues for librarians and information scientists. Papers presented at the 1988 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science: 163-182.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (25th : 1988)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1988.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-10

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