and Disadvantages of Keyword Searching
searching has many advantages:
keyword searching finds words in so many places,
you don't have
to guess the words used
in the subject headings.
searching also retrieves
words from the notes and abstract field,
which frequently give information on parts of
the whole (such as chapters in a book).
searching allows for a more focussed search
strategy, so you can search more
specifically on your exact topic.
searching also has a couple disadvantages:
keyword searching requires some training
and practice in using the search
is possible with keyword searches to retrieve
some records that are not
on your topic.
unless you are looking for information about a
searching is recommended when looking for information
on a topic.