RETRIEVAL EFFICIENCY OF 'INTUTE': ESTIMATION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY RESOURCES

Rosy Jan

Abstract


The study compares nine constituent gateways of Intute: Health and Life Sciences by submitting select Biotechnology related terms. The results reveal that "Bioethicsweb" contain largest number of resources on'cloning' and "Vetgate— retrieves largest number of resources for 'Antibiotics' while great strength of resources on select term 'Gene' is found in "Bioresearch'' gateway. However, the intute' provides a platform to retrieve results from all the nine gateways in a single interface. It is observed that the 'Intute' supports Boolean, Truncation and Phrase searching. The results further reveal that significant resources are not retrieved while searching on resource type basis.

KEYWORDS : Biotechnology; Subject gateways; Quality resources


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