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A user study of online databases in graduate management education
by Omur Y. Saatcıoglu, Omur Timurcanday Ozmen, Yasemin Arbak
International Journal of Electronic Business (IJEB), Vol. 5, No. 2, 2007


Abstract: The aim of the study is to perform a user study comparing four online databases (Emerald, Ebscohost, Science Direct and Google Scholar) with respect to certain variables developed for evaluating online databases. After evaluating online databases, the users rated online databases with respect to the utility, total performance and their satisfaction with the database. The findings could be regarded as a basis for a variety of communities. First, the study provides insights for database developers. Second, the study can be used as a tool to understand the failures of search strategies. Third, it is a basis for managers for library budgeting.

Online publication date: Mon, 02-Apr-2007


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