INF 1325 Online Information Retrieval
Winter Term, 2010Site URL: http://uoft.me/ce
- Course Description
- Course Schedule
- Lecture Slides
- Course Wiki
- Assignment 1 is a search assignment using Dialog. The assignment may be downloaded here when the course is in session. Help session is on Feb 4, 4 - 5 pm, in Rm 417.
- Assignment 2 [updated Feb 8, 2010] is a search assignment that uses two search services to retrieve information based on a client and search scenario.
- Assignment 3 is a group project that develops an online searching application.
- Reading List
- Online information services discussed in the course may include:
- Dialog, a pioneer in online information services, now part of ProQuest (Cambridge Information Group). Students with training passwords may access DialogClassic Web.
- Factiva, the information service from Dow Jones -- accessible from the U of T Library portal.
- FPinfomart.ca, an important Canadian provider of news and business information, member of the CanWest Global group of companies.
- LexisNexis, a major provider of legal, business, and news information, member of Reed Elsevier.
- ProQuest. Trial access page set up by Proquest instructor. Password announced in class; or contact course instructor.
Access ProQuest from the U of T Library portal. Access Scholars Portal at UTL.
- EBSCOhost. Access EBSCOhost databases from the U of T Library portal. Download EBSCOhost User Guide - Searching here.
- ISI Web of Knowledge. Access Web of Knowledge from the U of T Library portal.
- Scopus. Training material is available from the Elsevier TrainingDesk.
- Web search engines. Access Web Search Strategies, Tools, and Trends, a presentation site created by Gwen Harris for this course.
Current news about developments in the online information industry may be viewed here.
The Jane Prescott Memorial Prize is a Faculty award given annually to the student who achieves the highest standing in the course Online Information Retrieval.
The Roger K. Summit Scholarship honours the founder of Dialog for his contributions to the field of information science. The US$5000 award is made to a graduate student in library and information science in North America who has demonstrated exemplary interest or performance in electronic information services. Details and application forms.